Action Plans

Accessibility Action Plan 2018-2020

Western Sydney University is committed to providing a vibrant and inclusive place of learning and employment, we work hard to create opportunities for excellence and equality. The University highly values the diversity of our students and staff. We therefore strive to be flexible, accessible and supportive of all University community members, including those with disability and carers of people with disability.

Western Sydney University strongly supports the aims and provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act (1992) and Disability Discrimination Act Education Standards (2005). Our latest Accessibility Action Plan 2018-2020 therefore articulates the active measures the University will take to prevent disability discrimination across the institution and the Greater Western Sydney region.

Sexuality and Gender Diversity Strategy 2017-2020

Western Sydney University is committed to creating an inclusive, safe and respectful place of study and work and highly values the diversity of our students and staff, including our lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) students and staff.

The University is one of the first Australian universities to introduce a long-term whole-of-university strategy on improvements for sexuality and gender diverse students, staff and community.

The Western Sydney University's 2017-2020 Sexuality and Gender Diversity Strategy covers improvements to institutional structures, staff training and awareness, research, community engagement, and supports and facilities available to LGBTIQ students and staff.  The actions within the strategy are founded on the expressed views of students, staff and the University's Executive, the results of practice benchmarking, and recommendations by the University's Ally Network and Queer Collectives.

Gender Equality Strategy and Action Plan 2015-2020

Gender equality is about fundamental human rights and is integral to our commitment to be a world class university. Western Sydney University has a proud record for advancing gender equality. Considerable effort has been made to increase the representation of women in leadership positions, to reduce the gender pay gap, and to promote workplace flexibility.

The 2015-2020 Gender Equality Strategy and Action Plan seeks to support the University's efforts in recruiting, retaining and helping female staff to advance. The Strategy also seeks to develop and achieve a deeper understanding and commitment to gender equity across the entire organisation.