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Monash University Policy Bank

Legal Compliance Policy


To facilitate good governance through proactive and accountable management of Monash University’s legal compliance framework.


All campuses of the university.

Policy Statement

Monash University will exercise and encourage accountable management by maintaining and continuously improving its legal compliance framework and processes.  Legal compliance will be managed through shared responsibility of Legal Compliance Officers, Heads of Departments and Policy Owners.

The Risk and Compliance Unit in the Vice-Chancellor's Division has overall responsibility for the co-ordination of legal compliance across the University.  The Audit Committee of Council oversees legal compliance accountabilities throughout the University. 

Supporting procedures

Legal Compliance Procedures

Supporting guidelines

Responsibility for implementation

Senior Adviser, Risk and Compliance
Legal Compliance Officers
Heads of Departments
Policy Owners
Pro Vice-Chancellor and President, Monash South Africa
Pro Vice-Chancellor and President, Monash University, Sunway Campus



Key Stakeholders

Audit Committee of Council
Vice-Chancellor and President
Pro Vice-Chancellor and President, Monash South Africa
Pro Vice-Chancellor and President, Monash University, Sunway Campus

Approval body

Name: Vice-President (Administration)
Meeting: n/a
Date: 17-June-2011
Agenda item: n/a

Endorsement body

Name: Director, Risk and Compliance
Meeting: n/a
Date: 13-June-2011
Agenda item: n/a


Department: Includes unit, faculty, division, portfolio, centre and any other groupings of academic and/or administrative areas.

Head of Department (HOD): Person who has overall responsibility and authority for the department.

Legal Compliance Officer (LCO): Person who has university-wide responsibility for a specific legislation and is deemed to have specialist operational knowledge and experience in a functional area associated with specific legislative obligations.

Policy Owner: An academic or management position or body responsible for the development, oversight and review of policy.

Related legislation

Monash University Act 2009

Related policies

Related documents

Australian Standard on Compliance Programs AS3806:2006
Australasian Risk Management Standard AS/NZS 4360:2004

Date Effective


Review Date



Director, Risk and Compliance


Risk and Compliance Adviser

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