- Bullying Prevention
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- - News & Events
- - Flexible Working Arrangements
- - Gender Pay Equity
- - Leadership, Talent Identification & Networking
- - Parenting Support
- - Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) program
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- - Vice-Chancellor’s Gender Equality Committee
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- - Vice Chancellor's Gender Equality Fund
- Open Fora
- Sexuality and Gender Diversity
The Supporting Parents Toolkit for Staff (PDF, 2571.8 KB) (Opens in a new window) details the generous provisions and services that the University offers to staff who have parenting responsibilities. Included in the toolkit is checklist for staff and a checklist for supervisors and a summary of parental leave entitlements.
The University has generous leave provisions available to support parents and adoptive/foster parents and partners including:
- Parental leave which includes maternity, foster care and adoptive parents leave
- Partner leave
- Reduced hours return to work option after parental leave
- Flexible work options
- Personal Leave
More leave information available from the Office of People and Culture.
The University supports staff and students who wish to breastfeed their baby while they participate in work or study on campus. Women are welcome to breastfeed their babies wherever they feel comfortable on campus. There are also rooms available for those who need a private space for breastfeeding. For more information see The University's Children on University Premises Policy (Opens in a new window).
Parental and Breastfeeding Facilities on Campus
The following rooms are available for staff, students and visitors and can be used by parents and for breastfeeding.
|Bankstown||Building 1.G.07||Parents Room|
|Campbelltown||Building 21.G.39||Parents Room|
|Hawkesbury||Building 4||Parents Room|
|Parramatta||Building EB.G.16||Parents Room|
|Parramatta||Building EHA.LG.63||Parents Room|
|Penrith (Kingswood)||Building I.05.D||Parents Room|
Further support and information
The Australian Breastfeeding Association (Opens in a new window) has trained Breastfeeding Counsellors who are available to assist women with their breastfeeding concerns, and questions about how to combine breastfeeding and returning to work. They can be contacted on the toll-free number 1800 686 268