Equity and Diversity (for Staff)

Equity in employment is about creating a fair and inclusive workplace in which staff of all backgrounds can flourish. At CSU, employment related equity and diversity are facilitated through:

  • Merit based recruitment, selection and promotion processes
  • Flexible work practices and a range of leave options that support work/life balance and family responsibilities
  • Affirmative action programs that increase access and participation, such as CSU's Australian Indigenous Employment Strategy
  • Workplace adjustments that enable people with disability to work effectively at CSU
  • Targeted training and development opportunities to support career progression
  • Policies and procedures to prevent unlawful discrimination, harassment and bullying
  • Responsive management of concerns and complaints

The University's equity and diversity goals and objectives are documented in its Employment Equity Plan. The University also has legal obligations to prevent unlawful discrimination and harassment, to promote equality of opportunity for certain groups and to report on its employment equity programs. Training for all staff on employment equity and their rights and responsibilities under relevant legislation is provided through the University's EO Online training program.

Information about student equity initiatives can be found on the Equity Support website.

Policies & Procedures

EO Online

Strategies Plans & Reports

Strategies & Plans Reports

CSU Workplace Gender Equity Strategy 2018-2022

Employment Plan for People with a Disability

Indigenous Employment Strategy 2012 to 2015

Report to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency 2017-2018

Report to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency 2016 - 2017 

Report to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency 2014 - 2015

Report to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency 2013 - 2014

Report to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency 2012 - 2013 

Key trends in CSU Workforce Diversity 2007-2011

2015 Annual Report: Staff Equity and Diversity

2014 Annual Report: Staff Equity and Diversity

2013 Annual Report: Staff Equity and Diversity

2012 Annual Report: Staff Equity and Diversity


Commonwealth Legislation State Legislation

Racial Discrimination Act 1975

Sex Discrimination Act 1984

Disability Discrimination Act 1992

Age Discrimination Act 2004

Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986

Workplace Gender Equality Act, 2012

Anti-Discrimination Act (NSW) 1977

Equal Opportunity in NSW Public Employment

Resources & Related Sites

Resources Related Sites

Know your rights: Age Discrimination

Know your rights: Disability Discrimination

Know your rights: Racial Discrimination and Vilification

Know your rights: Sex Discrimination & Sexual Harassment

Fair Work Infoline

Australian Human Rights Commission

Australian Human Rights Information Centre

NSW Anti-Discrimination Board

Director of Equal Opportunity in Public Employment

Workplace Gender Equality Agency

Department of Immigration and Citizenship Fact Sheets

NSW Community Relations Commission

A Diverse Australia

Institute for Cultural Diversity

Fair Work Ombudsman

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