USC is committed to the principles of equity, fairness and inclusivity, and actively promotes an environment in which the diversity of its staff, students and wider community members is valued and where people can reach their full potential, regardless of gender.
SAGE Pilot – Athena Swan program
USC is proud to be an inaugural member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Pilot, modelled on the successful UK Athena SWAN Charter.
An evaluation and accreditation program that works toward enhancing gender equity in traditionally male-dominated disciplines of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.
USC is committed to creating a supportive working environment and have a range of guidelines, policies and procedures in place to ensure that staff of all genders feel supported in maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Arrangements that may support a healthy work-life balance include flexible work hours, purchase of additional leave credits, working from home, and a variety of leave options including parental and carer’s leave.
Current staff can find more information about workplace flexibility on MyUSC.
Workplace Gender Equality Compliance
Download USC’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency Public Report 2017-2018 (PDF 350KB) or contact Human Resources for an accessible version.
Additional arrangements that are available to staff include:
- Paid leave to attend related matters
- Access to workplace flexibility arrangements
- Personal support via our Employee Assistance Program
Further information for current staff is available on MyUSC.
Students can access free on-campus support and information from USC’s qualified counsellors located in Student Wellbeing.
For immediate assistance, contact the Domestic Violence Hotline Queensland Tel: 1800 811 811. This line is available 24/7 and is staffed by qualified counsellors.