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.

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Superceded Policies Complaints by Staff Policy and Guidelines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 7 April 2020
Review Date 6 April 2023
Contact for queries about the policy Director, HR Advisory and Workplace Relations

Printed copies of these documents may not be up to date. Please refer to the University Policy and Procedures website for the latest version.