Definitions

A Policy is a written statement, which defines the University’s position or strategy in regard to the matter(s) the policies addresses. A Policy defines the parameters for decision-making and clarifies compliance issues for staff.

A policy is not a statute, procedure, guideline, framework or a regulation – Refer to the following for definitions of a statute, procedure, guideline, regulation or framework.

Procedure

Describes the steps to be performed to obtain a specified outcome or output. Establishes the purpose of the activity and who is responsible for the action. Communicates acceptable practice and sets boundaries.

Guidelines

A flexible framework that assists and guides people to achieve tasks using a recommended course of action.

Regulations

The set of rules governing the University’s educational offerings.

Framework

A structure that outlines the way a policy or concept will be implemented within the University environment which seeks to make explicit the systematic, interrelationships between different issues that the policy addresses.

Statute

The Council of an institution may make statutes not inconsistent with the Education Act 1989 or the State Sector Act. Generally a statute is defined as an officially adopted ratified Council Policy.

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