All our staff should feel safe, well and respected at work. ACU is committed to providing a welcoming, safe and healthy working and learning environment. This means an environment free from harassment, abuse, and bullying, where you are able to access support when you need it most.
Here’s how we’re helping you look after your health, safety and wellbeing at ACU.
If you have been injured, or need medical assistance while working, call your local First Aid Officer (during business hours) or contact the ACU National Security Centre (after hours) on 8888 (internal) or 1300 729 452.
Out of hours security
All ACU campuses have 24-hour security services. If you are working out of hours you can contact an ACU Security Officer to escort you around campus. Call 8888 (internal) or 1300 729 452.
On-campus safety app - SafeZone
ACU staff and students are pre-registered to the free SafeZone mobile app. You can download the app and use it on campus to call ACU Security, request first-aid, or raise the alarm for emergency help.
Appropriate work behaviour
ACU Code of Conduct
We have clear policies that outline what constitutes inappropriate behaviour at work and on campus. All staff need to understand and adhere to these policies.
For more information, see ACU’s Code of Conduct for all staff and explore our processes and procedures for dealing with misconduct.
As part of the Respect. Now. Always. initiative, ACU has zero tolerance for sexual harassment and assault.. Read more about the support services and resources available to staff and students. This includes information about consent and rape and definitions of sexual harassment and assault.
If someone’s behaviour is making you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, there are processes available to help you.
Staff and students are encouraged to first attempt to resolve issues informally and at the local level first, if they feel safe to do so. Find out more about what constitutes harassment, assault and bullying.
Trained counsellors are available if you need someone to talk to. If you have experienced assault, harassment or just need someone to talk to, our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers free counselling sessions either in person, or over the phone. EAP is available for ACU staff members and their immediate family who are facing personal and/or work-related issues. The service is confidential.
ACU is continuously improving WHS Management System with the aim of eliminating work-related injury and illness, meeting compliance standards and supporting health, safety and wellbeing.
ACU regularly reports on and applies learnings from workplace incidents. We provide training and resources to ensure that everyone knows how to apply safe systems of work and we provide return-to-work programs that support injured or ill staff members.
We consult with staff members and their representatives, ACU’s contractors, students and others about work health and safety issues and risks. Staff also participate in WHS inspections and assess, and manage WHS risk in collaboration with their Nominated Supervisors.