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Diversity and inclusion

Curtin values respect and is committed to promoting equity, inclusion and workplace diversity.

Our Equity and Diversity Principles promote best business practice in education and employment, in accordance with legislative and regulatory obligations. These principles are:

  • Right – each member of the University community has a right to be treated with respect, equality and dignity, and to be able to participate in all aspects of University life on an equal footing.
  • Opportunity – the University will provide equitable opportunity for individuals to access and advance in employment and education.
  • Recognition – each member of the University community will be recognised and valued for their diversity. The significance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the nation’s First Peoples is particularly acknowledged.
  • Inclusion – the local, national and global community will be reflected within the University community by attracting and retaining staff and students from a broad range of backgrounds.

We are a Workplace Gender Equality Agency Employer of Choice for Gender Equality and in 2015 Curtin was recognised nationally as a top 10 employer for LGBTI workplace inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI).

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