The University of Wollongong is committed to having a work and study environment that is free from bullying and harassment. Staff and students will thrive where there is a culture of mutual respect, valuing difference, an awareness of how to share views and opinions in a constructive way, and how to deal with conflict in an appropriate and timely manner.
Bullying can have an impact on a person’s physical and mental well-being which can in turn impact on their ability to work and study effectively. The University has therefore developed and implemented the strategies and resources outlined below.
Staff are required to complete EO Online in the first six months of their employment and completion is a requirement of probation. Professional and Organisational Development Services offer a range of training programs which assist in improving communication and interpersonal skills as well as leadership and supervisory skills.
Students are required to complete Responsibilities Rights and Respect Online.
'Maintaining a Harassment Free Office - Employees' video, PowerPoint presentation and training guide booklet are available to borrow from the EED Unit ex 3917.
Policy and Procedures
What can you do if you believe you have been bullied?
- If you can, tell the person the behaviour is unreasonable/inappropriate, that you are offended and want it to stop
- If this is not effective or you are not able to speak to the person, read the Bullying Prevention Policy and contact the most appropriate person in the University to assist you. See section 8 of the Bullying Prevention Policy
What can you do if you have been accused of bullying?
- Seek advice and assistance from the most appropriate person. See section 8 of the Bullying Prevention Policy
Other important links
- Workplace Health and Safety Unit
- University Code of Conduct
- University of Wollongong (Academic Staff) Enterprise Agreement 2015
- University of Wollongong (General Staff) Enterprise Agreement 2014
- Student Conduct Rules and Procedures
- Procedure for Managing Alleged General Misconduct by a Student
Federal and State Legislation
- Anti-Discrimination Act, 1977 (NSW)
- Work Health and Safety Act, 2011
- Work Health and Safety Regulation, 2011