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University of Sydney policies

Our approach to policy is transparent and open

Our Policy Register can be searched by students, staff and the general public. Our procedures and framework are overseen by a dedicated Policy Management Unit.

As a public institution, we have a rigorous and robust policy framework under the jurisdiction of the Policy Management Unit  in the Office of the General Counsel.

Our framework consists of four types of document:

  • Policy - a mandatory statement of the principles guiding operations and decision making.
  • Procedures - mandatory statements of the standard and required practice.
  • Local provisions - binding statements of principles applicable only within a particular faculty, academic college or administrative unit.
  • Guidelines - advisory and explanatory statements offering detail, context or recommendations for good practice.

If you want to know more you can search our Policy Register, which contains documents on topics such as health and safety, community relations, infrastructure and procurement.

To find out more visit our policy website.