POLICY

NUMBER

FMEP010

AQTF STANDARDS

ADDRESSED

Standard 5, Clauses 5.1 - 5.2


PURPOSE

The principal role of the Access and Equity Policy is to promote full and equal participation of all students and staff at FMEDGE and to foster an environment free of discrimination and harassment.


 

DEFINITIONS

AQF – Australian Qualifications Framework

RTO – Registered Training Organisation


 

ACRONYMS & ABBREVIATIONS

Cth – Commonwealth

FMEDGE – Focused Management Education Developing Global Enterprise


 

POLICY

FMEDGE is committed to effecting change that promotes equality of opportunity for all.

The Access and Equity policy is guided by the following principles:

  • That all staff and students have a right to equality of opportunity.
  • That there is recognition of, respect for and promotion of diversity within our community.
  • That there is encouragement of initiatives to effect change.
  • That while some people clearly need our advocacy, we support and encourage people on the journey of self-determination and self-advocacy (empowerment).
  • That everybody has a right to participate in decisions that affect their lives.

FMEDGE upholds the principle that all applicants seeking to enrol are treated fairly and equitably. FMEDGE has open, fair, clear and transparent procedures that are based on clearly defined entry criteria for making decisions about the selection of students.

Students will be selected on merit based on the published criteria. FMEDGE will ensure that throughout the process of selection and admission, applicants are treated courteously and expeditiously.

Entry criteria and application procedures are published on the FMEDGE the website.

Information and links regarding the following the services are made available on the website:

  • Disability Services
  • Harassment and Discrimination Complaints
  • Equal Opportunity for Women
  • Equal Employment Opportunities
  • Indigenous People
  • People from non-English speaking background
  • People in rural and remote areas

The Management of FMEDGE ensure that the structures and practices of FMEDGE are in line with state and national legislation regarding all areas of Equal Opportunity, including sex discrimination, racial discrimination, disability discrimination and Equal Opportunity for women in the workforce, in particular by supervising the incorporation of the principles of state and national legislation into FMEDGE policy. FMEDGE also refers to the Access and Equity policy when complying with state and national education standards (AQF The National Code 2007 and the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTO) 2015).


 

PROCEDURE

Equity issues regarding staff are discussed at a management level with updates and changes made accordingly.

Equity issues regarding students are dealt with in accordance with the Complaints and Appeals Procedure.


 

RELATED POLICIES

FMEP001 Code of Conduct Policy

FMEP005 Complaints and Appeals Procedure


RELATED FORMS

N/A



POLICY PUBLICATION LOCATIONS

Website – Policies and Procedures Tab

Student handbook

Policy manual


PERSON RESPONSIBLE

FOR MODIFICATION

& REVIEW

Compliance Manager


FILE NAME

G:\FMEDGE\Policies Processes and Forms\New Policies\Access and Equity.docx


VERSION

1.1


DATE MODIFIED

1 April 2015