Status and Details

Status and Details

This page contains information about:

  • the status, ownership, approval, review and implementation of this version of this document
  • contact details for who can help with enquiries about application and interpretation and
  • a brief summary of changes between this and the previous version.

Because committees and positions can change over time, current information about policy approval pathways should be obtained from   

Sexual Harm Prevention and Response Policy

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Status Current Indicates if this version of the document is in effect (Current), yet to come into effect (Future), or expired (Historic).
Effective Date 14th December 2023 This is the date on which this version of the document came into effect.
Review Date 13th December 2028 The next review of this document is scheduled to commence on this date.
Approval Authority Chief Executive The noted authority approved this version of the document. The Policy Framework Policy defines the current positions and committees that have authority to approve policies and procedures
Approval Date 13th December 2023 This is the date on which this version of the document was approved by the authorised authority.
Expiry Date Not Applicable This is the date on which this version expires. It may still apply, conditionally, after this date.
Policy Implementation Officer Karen Cook
Manager Student Services
This is the designated subject matter expert and contact person for enquiries relating to content and implementation
Policy Owner Cathy Frazer
Executive Director Student Engagement International and Community Partnerships
This is the member of Executive with responsibility for the document
Enquiries Contact Karen Cook
Manager Student Services

Student Services
General enquiries should be directed to the officer/area listed.

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

The most recent TEQSA audit recommended that Melbourne Polytechnic update its sexual harassment and sexual assault policy. In line with contemporary practice, the policy suite uses the term sexual harm as a holistic term for all forms of sexual violence, including but not limited to sexual harassment and assault, stalking, indecent exposure, and technology-facilitated sexual violence. The primary audience of the policy and procedure is those who have experienced sexual harm, not those who are responding.

Clauses Amended:Policy: All