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5 tips to ensure your MyUni course materials are copyright compliant

If you are teaching a course and intend on uploading to MyUni any material sourced from third parties (e.g. images, readings, video clips), you must ensure they are copyright compliant. Here are 5 key tips to assist you:

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Get your records straight! Record keeping strategies for the New Year

Are you compliant with the State Records Act? The start of a new academic year is a good time to review your records management. This might include putting aside a regular time to manage your files, or clarify what documents or correspondence you need to file. All University personnel have obligations to maintain files under the State […]

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2017 Insurance Documentation now available!

Certificates of Insurance and updated Insurance Policy Guides are now available and can be downloaded from the Insurance section of the Legal and Risk Branch website. 2017 Insurance guides are available for: University Travel Insurance Clinical Trials Insurance Personal Accident Insurance Student Work Experience (including Voluntary Placements and VET placements) The Insurance guides contain information on pre‑conditions […]

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Flexible Funding – support for Indigenous student success

Recent amendments to the Higher Education Support Act 2003 will support the new Indigenous Student Success Program commencing 1 January 2017. The Higher Education Support Legislation Amendment (2016 Measures No. 1) Act 2016 (Cth) was proclaimed in late November 2016 and establishes a new framework for the administration and funding of support programs for Indigenous students. Guidelines […]

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Ho, Ho…uh oh… – the work Christmas party

It’s that time of year again! With Christmas just around the corner and the year fast drawing to a close it’s time to celebrate the year that’s been and enjoy the festivities of the Christmas season… just don’t get too carried away! One of the highlights on our social calendars would have to be the […]

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Fair-go contracts for small business

Under Australian Consumer Law, small businesses can now challenge unfair terms in standard form contracts. These new legal protections – which previously applied only to consumer contracts – came into effect on 12 November 2016. If any term in a standard form contract (defined below) is found to be “unfair”, that term would be rendered […]

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Gift or Gaffe? – the dilemma of students bearing gifts

‘Tis the season for giving and it’s not uncommon for students to offer their lecturers a gift as a token of their appreciation. But there is a difference between a token and a “gift of influence” which could be intended or perceived as a bribe. Students offering gifts or incentives (financial & otherwise) to staff in […]

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Be social media aware – take care with what you share!

Social media provides an excellent public forum for individuals and organisations to connect and share information. However, make sure you take care with what you share… It is important to remember that whatever you post on social media may be subject to public scrutiny regardless of your security settings. Posts, tweets, images or blogs can […]

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The world is your oyster – Insurance for student overseas work placements

Many students are able to take advantage of fantastic work experience opportunities overseas. Working abroad provides students with a chance to put their academic knowledge into practice, as well as to gain an international perspective in their chosen field. In most cases, the University’s Public Liability and Travel insurance program will cover students who participate in […]

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Stick to Fair Procedure!

We make decisions every day. Often these decisions will have an impact on someone else. Sometimes those decisions will change the opportunities and choices of others. In these situations it is essential that the decision-making procedure is ‘fair and proper’. Procedural Fairness is a concept most commonly used to describe a set of guiding principles […]

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