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Safer communities

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Promoting a safe and respectful community at CDU

At CDU we believe in diversity as a strength and welcome differences in culture, race, religion, gender identity, ability and sexuality. We are proud of the diversity of the CDU community and we are working together to create a fair, safe and inclusive university where everyone can thrive. We speak out against discrimination and social exclusion in all forms.

A safe and respectful community is everybody's responsibility. 

Diversity and Inclusion


Key Actions from Safer Communities

Safety at CDU
  • Training for academics and front line staff in managing student behaviour
  • Code Black training for key staff in 2020
  • Processes for escalation of concerning or threatening behaviour
  • Establishment of a cross-university threat management group
  • Identification of external expertise
  • Case management/ records system.
  • Participating in the 2021 National Student Safety Survey
  • Creation of resources for responsible use of alcohol & other drugs
  • Development of case management procedures
  • Articulation of zero tolerance stance in practice
  • Focus on IHD and other residential settings.
Diversity and Inclusion
  • Development of a Disability Action Plan
  • Development of inclusive language resources and guides
  • Capturing and showcasing examples of inclusive best practice.
  • Development of an international student support plan
  • Rollout of the suicide prevention toolkit
  • Strategic partnerships with key community/ health partners.

Support Services 

CDU staff can access the Employee Assistance Program; see below for details

  • If you are based in the Northern Territory, you can access support through EASA by calling 1800 193 123
  • If you are based within Alice Springs, you can also access support through Solace Consulting by calling 1800 931 265
  • All employees can access support through Converge by calling 1300 687 327
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