James Cook University (JCU) has a responsibility to identify and comply with a range of legislative and regulatory requirements. Compliance is defined in AS/ISO 19600:2015 Compliance Management Systems, as:
"meeting all the organisation's compliance obligations". Obligations comprise "compliance requirements" and "compliance commitments".
In order for the University to be fully informed of its obligations and aware of legislative amendments, it has entered into an annual subscription arrangement with an external service provider. The subscription level allows up to forty (40) user licenses. The alerts service provides summaries of changes to legislation via email notifications to the license holder. The subscription service facilitates:
To understand more about Alerts process, refer to the procedure for Managing the Alerts Process.
To create a personalised Legislative Alerts user profile, refer to the Quick Reference Guide Alert Profile
Internal Non-compliance Reporting template
Compliance Action Plan template
The intent of a robust and integrated system of compliance is to provide assurance to the Vice Chancellor and University Council that the University is actively attentive to its legislative compliance obligations, considering impacts of any consequent changes, and ensuring that these are embedded in practice and procedures across the University. More detail can be found by reading the Commitment to Compliance available on the Intranet.
The University has developed and approved a Compliance Policy.