UWA Policy Library

UWA Policy Library Info

At UWA, our policies recognise our diversity and are developed to be inclusive.  All policies in this library apply to the entire University Community, regardless of identity, including but not limited to people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community, people living with disabilities and people of all genders.

The UWA Policy Library Guideline [Word] provides some basic info about the new UWA Policy Library.

The UWA Policy Library A to Z [Word] will help to you find the new location of a policy.

The UWA Policy Library Glossary [Word] lists the correct terms and their definitions.

If you have any questions, or need assistance, please contact Manager Policy —

  • policy@uwa.edu.au
  • +61 8 6488 8722

Use the UWA Policy Suggestion Form [Word] to suggest new, or amendments to existing policies.  

Find a policy

Our policies are now structured across seven categories. Each category contains policies for different audiences and different types of practice or behaviour. Click one of the anchor links to jump to a category or use the search below. Note: Research Integrity Policy has moved from Academic Management to Integrity under the Code of Conduct.

Code of Conduct

Students and University Officials are responsible for their own behaviour and obliged to conduct themselves in keeping with the provisions of the Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct.  You have to acknowledge that you've read and understood our Codes when you become a member of the University Community either as a Student or as a University Official.

In 2021, our Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct will be reviewed.  It was last updated in 2014 and while still current, some of the information need to be updated.  This version corrects this, particularly broken hyperlinks and incorrect position titles.  It also provides up to date contact information.


Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct


  • UP07/157 — This policy expresses the information retention practices for the University and supports consistency in recordkeeping.

    This policy was previously named Records Management Policy.

    • Archival Record
    • Information Retention
    • Metadata
    • Non-record
    • Open Data
    • Record
    • Record Disposal Authority
    • Recordkeeping
    • Record Management
    • Records in Place
    • Restricted Access Archive
    • System of Record
    • University Archives
    • University Information Management System
    • University Record
    • Vital Records
  • UP12/32 — This policy is currently being reviewed and is in Phase 6 - Drafting
  • This policy is currently being developed and is in Phase 6 - Drafting
  • UP20/10 — This policy upholds our requirement to design, conduct and report on research funding under Public Health Service grants and cooperatives agreements to be free from bias.  

    This policy is provisionally approved and will be submitted to Academic Board in 2021.

    • Conflicts of Interest
    • Financial Conflicts of Interest
    • Significant Financial Interest
    • Investigator
  • UP07/14 — This policy is currently being assessed for rescission as part of the Conflicts and Interest Policy review, which is in Phase 6 - Drafting.

Teaching and Research Training

Teaching and research training is the core business activity of the University.  Policies relating to this category deal with course management, learning and teaching and research training for HDR students.  They deal with aspects relating to curriculum design, structures to support the management of UWA courses, delivery of teaching and the provision of research training.

Student Administration

These policies are student focused.  They deal with aspects for managing student administrative matters ranging from admission to graduation.  They also deal with structures to support students' academic life.

Academic Management

These policies deal with infrastructure to support employees to deliver the University's core business activity.


These policies are for managing employment practices not covered under your employment agreement.



These policies are for managing our cultural collections and heritage, as well as and how we collaborate with our communities and partners.


These policies are about enhancing our social experiences, managing and adapting our facilities and services, and reducing our impact on our environments.