Policy Reform Project

Why are we reforming our policies?

You have told us, via the Voice Survey and other feedback mechanisms that:

  • UNE has too many policies (over 300 documents);
  • the current policy framework has too many layers and is complex (making it difficult to find what you need, when you need it);
  • policies need to be clearer, particularly on what you and others need to do and what you are responsible for;
  • some processes outlined in policy could be streamlined and more relevant to work practices; and
  • our processes for ensuring our policies are working and up-to-date could be improved.
What do we hope to achieve?

We want to establish an easy to access and use policy framework that is clear on what is expected and required of you and others in your studies and work at UNE. A good policy framework is shaped and owned by those who use it so we want to work with you throughout the process of re-designing and improving our policies.

Our end goal is a framework with:

  • fewer policies in a simpler framework of around ten policy categories;
  • clearer roles and responsibilities;
  • alignment between policies and the work you actually do; and
  • a regular quality assurance, feedback and review process.
How will policy reform help you?

At the end of this project, our hope is that:

  • it is easier for you to find the policy information you need, when you need it;
  • policies are clearer on what you and others need to do in your work and studies;
  • there is correlation between the work you do, what happens and what policies say;
  • policies are up-to-date and trustworthy because they are regularly reviewed; and
  • feedback is regularly received and actioned so our policies meet our needs.
How can you help?

As you are expected to follow UNE policies in the conduct of your work and studies, we need your views on how we can ensure policies are relevant and provide helpful guidance. You can do this through:

  • participating in consultation on the project within your work areas and student bodies;
  • engaging in future community-wide and targeted surveys, focus groups, forums and other consultation at various stages throughout the project;
  • being an advocate for good policy and policy reform in your area of UNE; and
  • contacting us (policies@une.edu.au) at any time with your views or any questions.

If you have any questions about the project or wish to provide any views, please contact the policy team at policies@une.edu.au or call Ryan Young on (02) 6773 1982.