New RMIT Code of Conduct

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The refreshed Code of Conduct is bringing to life our values across everything we do – how we work and connect with each other; and to country at RMIT.

The new Code of Conduct sets out three key pillars: our ways of working, knowing and being.

These pillars describe the standards of behaviour required and expected of professionals, academics, education practitioners and researchers. 

Chief People Officer Allison Shevlin said the Code of Conduct outlines how we want to work with each other, how we connect and be on country at RMIT. 

“It is underpinned by our values and also reflects our Bundjil statement which is the community’s understanding of how we live and work lawfully and respectfully on the traditional lands of the Kulin Nation where RMIT University stands and originates,” she said. 

“When we refreshed the Code of Conduct, we wanted to strengthen the document with insights from our staff, gathered during the revitalised values launch last year, bringing a shared understanding and developing a shared guide that represents RMIT and how we want to work together.”  

The Bundjil statement was developed as part of RMIT’s commitment to reconciliation.

As each member of the diverse RMIT community arrives at the University at their own unique point on their reconciliation journey, the Code of Conduct provides guidance for staff to actively embed reconciliation into their ways of working, knowing and being.

Staff can explore the Code and related policies on the new WorkLife page, designed to be an information resource version of the Code.

More information will be shared with additional training materials and guidance on applying the new Code of Conduct throughout the rest of the year. Read the full Code of Conduct on the Policy Register.

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