Behaviour and Conduct Policy


The University of Adelaide aims to encourage a working environment of respect, transparency and integrity through appropriate behaviour and conduct and through compliance with relevant legislation.


Policy re-affirmed by COO for further three years on 7 April 2020. Policy re-affirmed by A/COO for further three years on 30 March 2023.

  • Related Procedures, Forms

  • Administration, Approval and Review

    RMO File No. 2020/1607
    Policy custodian Chief Operating Officer
    Responsible policy officer Executive Director, Human Resources
    Endorsed by Vice-Chancellors Executive on 7 March 2016
    Approved by Vice-Chancellor and President on 17 March 2016
    Related Policies Recruitment Policy

    Remuneration and Employment Benefits Policy

    Staff Development, Performance and Promotion Policy

    Workforce Management Policy

    Health, Safety and Wellbeing Policy

    Preventing and Responding to Workplace Bullying

    Responsible Conduct of Research Policy

    University of Adelaide Enterprise Agreement (as amended)

    Code of Conduct

    By-Laws of the University of Adelaide

    Statutes of the University of Adelaide

    Information Sheet: Staff Complaints Procedure

    Media Guidelines:

    Related legislation Age Discrimination Act 2004 (Cth)

    Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth)

    Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA)

    Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth)

    Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 (Cth)

    Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth)

    Racial Vilification Act 1996 (SA)

    Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth)

    Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (SA)

    Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 (SA)

    Superceded Policies Complaints by Staff Policy and Guidelines

    Fair Treatment Policy and Guidelines

    Conflict of Interest Policy and Guidelines

    Close Personal Relationships Policy

    Academic Staff Involved with Outside Organisations

    Work Outside the University (Professional Staff) Policy

    Rules Relating to the Practice of a Discipline by Academic Staff

    Effective from 30 March 2023
    Review Date 29 March 2026
    Contact for queries about the policy HR Service Centre on (08) 8313 1111 or email

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