Legislation and compliance
The Right to Information (RTI) is the Queensland Government's approach to giving the community greater access to information. The Queensland Government has made a commitment to provide access to information held by the Government, unless on balance it is contrary to the public interest to provide that information.
New legislation replacing the Freedom of Information Act 1992 came into effect on 1 July 2009, namely:
The Right to Information reforms aim to make more information available, provide equal access to information across all sectors of the community, and provide appropriate protection for individuals' privacy.
Our publication scheme describes and categorises information routinely available from the University. It has been developed to give the community greater access to information held by the University. Information is grouped and accessible through seven classes:
- About USC
- Functions and powers of the University
- Governance and public participation
- Committee structure
- Organisational structure
- Associated bodies – Innovation Centre
- Academic calendar
- Available courses and programs
- Research priorities
- Student support services
- Library services
- Regional engagement services
- Alumni services
- Media services
- Strategic Plan
- Campus Master Plan
- Quality framework
- Build Research Productivity and Output Plan
- Develop USC for a Sustainable Future Plan
- Enable Access to the USC Experience Plan
- Teaching, Learning and Graduate Outcomes Plan
- Reconciliation Action Plan 2009-2011
- AUQA 2007 audit
- Annual University audit (PDF 324KB) * (accessible copy available on request to Chief Financial Officer)
- Mission-based Compact (PDF 1.2MB) *
- Australian Graduate Survey – refer also to page 12 of the 2010 Annual Report (PDF 1.9MB) *, detailing "Graduate satisfaction with educational experience as measured through the Australian Graduate Survey" (accessible copy available on request to Marketing and Communications)
The University of the Sunshine Coast Act 1998 does not require the University to maintain any public registers.
Our disclosure log provides details of information that has been released in response to non-personal Right to Information requests since the Right to Information Act 2009 commenced on 1 July 2009. It contains a description of the information released and, where possible, a link to the relevant documents.
- There are no disclosures to report since 1 July 2009.
Under the Right to Information reforms, agencies are encouraged to release information administratively wherever possible so that applying for information under the Right to Information Act 2009 (the RTI Act) becomes a last resort. Members of the public can apply to access and amend their own personal information under the Information Privacy Act 2009 (the IP Act).
Applications under both the RTI Act and the IP Act must be made on the approved form. Applicants can download the form or complete it online at:
RTI applications should be directed to:
RTI and Privacy Coordinator
Information Services - ML19
University of the Sunshine Coast
Locked Bag 4
Maroochydore DC Qld 4558
The RTI and Privacy Coordinator may be contacted at:
University of the Sunshine Coast
90 Sippy Downs Drive
Tel: +61 7 5430 2805
Fax: +61 7 5430 2810
* For PDF documents you must have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded from the Adobe Download page.