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Curtin University
Ethics Equity and Social Justice

Curtin is committed to the application of ethical principles and social justice throughout all aspects of the University. This commitment ensures the development of a University community characterised by codes of personal and collective behaviour which acknowledge and promote the University’s Values and Signature Behaviours.

The underlying values of the Curtin University Ethics and Social Justice Commitment, 1996, include:

  • Recognition of the rights and dignity of all individuals.
  • Equality of opportunity in education and employment for all.
  • Enhancing diversity in gender, age, culture, beliefs, attitudes, language and social circumstances.
  • Recognition of the particular place of indigenous peoples in Australia (see Curtin's Reconciliation Action Plan 2014-2017, launched 31 October 2014).
  • Well maintained, safe, and enhanced environments.

This Commitment is embedded in Curtin's culture, plans,  and practices, and is guided and supported by staff within the University.

All staff are responsible for informing themselves of their obligations and responsibilities in relation to Ethics, Equity and Social Justice. You can find out the responsibilities specific to your role in the University by accessing the Compliance Framework.

Please browse this website to find out more about how our commitment to Equity and Social Justice is actioned across Curtin University and the Events/Campaigns currently supported by the University. 

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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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Curtin AHEAD is an outreach program designed to inspire people to participate in higher education.

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