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Diversity and Equity

Curtin values respect and is committed to valuing diversity and promoting equity and inclusion.

Our Diversity and Equity Principles promote best business practice in education and employment, in accordance with legislative and regulatory obligations. These principles are:

  • Right – each member of the University community has a right to be treated with respect, equality and dignity, and to be able to participate in all aspects of University life on an equal footing.
  • Opportunity – the University will provide equitable opportunity for individuals to access and advance in employment and education.
  • Recognition – each member of the University community will be recognised and valued for their diversity. The significance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the nation’s First Peoples is particularly acknowledged.
  • Inclusion – the local, national and global community will be reflected within the University community by attracting and retaining staff and students from a broad range of backgrounds.

We are a workplace Gender Equality Agency Employer of Choice for Gender Equality and in 2017 we were again recognised by Pride in Diversity as one of Australia's leading Universities for LGBITQ+ inclusion.

Curtin Values

The Strengthening Our Culture website describes Curtin's values and signature behaviours of all expected staff and students.

Curtin Code of Conduct

The Code applies to all parties acting on behalf of the University including academic and general staff; visiting, honorary and adjunct staff; contractors and other individuals engaged by the University; and volunteers and representatives acting as agents for the University.

For Further information please refer to the Curtin University of technology Code of Conduct.



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Services and projects facilitating equal employment opportunity at Curtin

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Services and projects facilitating student equity and diversity at Curtin

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Further information about how to apply equity principles and get involved in making Curtin an inclusive, safe and supportive work and study environment

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Federal and State legislation, and Curtin policies, strategies and plans, which support equity and diversity

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Key reports on the equity and diversity of Curtin students and staff