Complaints Management and Resolution

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The Complaints Resolution Unit is working remotely during COVID-19.

Before lodging a complaint, we ask you to read our FAQs which contain information on concerns that commonly arise for students and staff

If the FAQs don't address your concern, the most efficient way to contact us is by sending an email with your completed complaint form to complaints@westernsydney.edu.au .  We acknowledge receipt of emails the same or next business day.

We check messages left on our telephone line (02 9678 7900) between 9am and 4:30pm Monday to Friday and will return messages as soon as possible.

Serious matters and those involving an imminent and potentially detrimental impact are prioritised over routine matters, which may be referred to another area of the University for response.

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Western values feedback on its core business, services, students and staff.  We recognise that on occasion, we will receive complaints.

The University is committed to complaint resolution that is:

  • Accessible – information about the process is published, advice on it is freely available and lodging a complaint is simple and flexible
  • Timely – complaints are managed efficiently and have regard to urgency. We will acknowledge receipt of your complaint the same or next working day after it is received and will begin our assessment within 10 working days
  • Objective – complaints are considered and managed free of bias. If your complaint is not upheld, we will provide you with information on any further right to review including by external organisations such as the NSW Ombudsman
  • Fair – procedural fairness is afforded to all
  • Confidential – information is kept confidential, where and as appropriate
  • Informative – complaint data is analysed and informs areas for improvement

For more information on complaint resolution at Western, select the relevant button below or contact the Complaints Resolution Unit.