The La Trobe Policy Library is a list of terms and their standard definitions for policies, procedures, manuals and guidelines. Unless separately defined or the context of the policy requires otherwise then the following definitions apply to each document. 

It is expected that the glossary will be built up over time and documents will gradually be converted to incorporate standard definitions as part of the normal review process.

Click on a letter from A to Z below to view Glossary items that begin with the selected letter, or use the scroll bar located on the right hand side of this page to browse the entire list.

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  • academic

    Academic Board approves academic policies and procedures on academic and research matters including admission to degrees, diplomas and other awards, new and revised programs, teaching, learning, assessment and student conduct, research, academic promotions and academic appointments, prizes and scholarships, higher degree by research, student experience and success.

  • administrative

    The Vice-Chancellor approves administrative policies and procedures on the recommendation of the Senior Executive Group. Administrative policies are defined as those that relate to operational activities of the University including human resources, finance, information technology, records management, alumni & advancement, marketing, student administration, health & safety, risk management and compliance.

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  • child/children

    A person or persons under the age of 18 years as defined in the Workers Screening Act 2020 (Vic).

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  • governance

    Council approves governance policies and procedures.  Governance policies are those which relate to matter for which Council and its committees are responsible and has not delegated (or is prohibited from doing so under the Act).  Governance policies include those which relate to overseeing the effective management of the University (e.g. policies which relate to Council’s operations) and those which have a significant strategic, financial or reputational risk associated with them including the University Code of Conduct, financial investments and delegations of authority.

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  • Staff

    Staff means any person employed by the University as per the definition in the La Trobe University Act 2009.

  • student

    Student is defined in the La Trobe University Act 2009 as (a) a person enrolled at the University in a course leading to a degree or other award; or (b) a person who is designated as a student or is of a class of persons designated as students by the Council.

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  • University

    Means La Trobe University unless expressly stated otherwise. General references to other universities will use a lower case “u” (e.g. university, universities) except where the word is located at the start of a sentence or in a heading.

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  • WWCC

    Working with Children Check