Legal and risk
The most popular articles relating to legal services, insurance, policy and process, audit, and compliance.
Legal services and advice
The Legal and Risk team can provide legal advice and review non-standard agreements.
- Use the legal service request form
- Get legal review of an agreement
- See information on Legal Professional Privilege
The team also provides standard agreements and other template documents.
The University has legal obligations to protect the information privacy of its students, staff, and members of the public it comes into contact with.
See an outline of privacy issues and discover how privacy legislation applies to scenarios you might encounter at the University.
Policy and process
The University governs its operations through a hierarchy of instruments, including government legislation and University statute, regulations, policies and processes. See an overview of the policy lifecycle, and check below for more articles on policy and process.
Audit ensures the University's financial and operational controls are operating in an efficient, effective and ethical manner. Read more on Audit's role in the University, or get started with support on the key areas below.
- Auditing programs at the University
- Reporting fraudulent activity
- Register of areas with a high predisposition to fraud
- Audit implementation protocol
- Internal audit charter
Risk and Compliance
At the University risk management aligns with AS/NZS ISO 31000:2009 Risk management – Principles and guidelines. Read more about the University's risk management framework and process .
The University is committed to compliance with all applicable obligations, including (but not limited to) Commonwealth and State legislation, legislative instruments, industry codes and standards, and obligations derived from agreements.
An effective compliance management program mitigates the risk and impacts of non-compliance and provides an environment that is safe, a culture that promotes equity, and an administration that adopts the highest standards of probity and accountability.
- University Compliance Program
- List of compliance obligations
- Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme
- Foreign Arrangements Scheme
- Submit a request to the Risk and Compliance teams
The University of Melbourne receives gifts to support the advancement of education and the University including scholarships, prizes, professorial chair positions and research. Find out more about how gifts and trusts are administered.
- About gifts
- About trusts
- Processes and procedures
- Forms and resources
- Submit a Gifts enquiry
- Higher Degrees by Research Committee resources
- Selection Procedures Committee resources
- Find a UTR
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Request Legal and Risk services
Use the Staff Services portal to request assistance from the Legal and Risk team.
Call Legal Services on 8344 2612
Contact Legal Services if you have a matter that needs specific advice.