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Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination

ECU is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from harassment, discrimination and/or bullying. ECU does not tolerate harassment, discrimination and/or bullying of any kind, including but not limited to;

  • Age
  • Disability or health condition (including disability or health condition of a relative or associate)
  • Family responsibility or family status
  • Gender identity, history or expression
  • Marital status
  • Political or religious conviction (or lack of conviction)
  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • Race
  • Sex or intersex status
  • Sexual harassment
  • Sexual orientation

Legislation and policies

Policies and procedures related to discrimination, harassment and bullying can be found via ECU's Legislation and Policy Directory.

University Contact Officers (UCOs)

University Contact Officers (UCOs) are available to provide information to students and staff who are, or feel that they may have been, the subject of bullying, harassment or discrimination at ECU. UCOs can provide information on relevant policies and procedures in conjunction with services available to assist in resolving the issue or concern.

Lodging a complaint, grievance, misconduct or safety incident

ECU is committed to providing a safe and respectful learning and working environment for all students and staff. We have a range of reporting mechanisms to allow members of the University to make a report related to discrimination, harassment and bullying as well as safety or welfare concerns, misconduct and other incidents.

You can refer to the Lodge a Complaint, Grievance, Misconduct or Safety Incident webpage for further information.

Professional development

All ECU staff are required to complete EO Online - professional development. EO Online is an Equal Opportunity professional development program designed for Australian Universities. Module 1 should be completed by all staff and Module 2 is also required to be complete by those staff who have managerial or supervisory responsibilities. To complete the training or for more information, you can go to the EO online training page.

For an overview of equity related professional development opportunities, check out the equity resources, support and training page.

Support and resources

Counseling and support is available to you at ECU. In the first instance, for information regarding counseling and support available to students and staff at ECU, you can visit the equity resources, support and training page.

We are also able to provide referrals to relevant external and community support services. For more information about resources and supports available, you can contact the Equity Projects Team by emailing equity@ecu.edu.au or calling (08) 6304 6170.


We would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Noongar people, the traditional custodians of the land upon which ECU's campuses stand and programs operate.

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