James Cook University Publication Scheme

This Publication Scheme is designed in line with the requirements of the Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld) and is derived from the original document that was posted on the University’s Website on 1 July 2009.  It is a dynamic document and is subject to change.

The scheme is a comprehensive listing of the available significant and appropriate information held by the University. Relevant web pages are identified: many pages link to further information that may be of interest to the reader.

The information is also available, on request, in hard copy or in alternative formats. Within reason, information supplied in this way is generally free-of-charge. Where the provision of a document or documents would impose significant costs on the University, there may be a charge for the reasonable actual costs of providing the information.

Publication information

The publication scheme is divided into the following classes (or categories) of information:

  1. About Us - Who we are and what we do
  2. Our Services - The services we offer
  3. Our Finances - What we spend and how we spend it
  4. Our Priorities - What our priorities are and how we are doing
  5. Our Decisions - How we make decisions
  6. Our Policies - Our policies and procedures
  7. Our Lists - Lists and registers.

1. About Us – Who we are and what we do

Description of InformationSource
Information about the University (Queensland and Singapore) Web: http://www.jcu.edu.au/about/
Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/about-jcu/campuses
JCU Contact Information Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/jcu-contact-information
JCU Locations and Campus Site Maps (for Townsville, Cairns and Singapore in both printable and interactive versions) Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/about-jcu/campuses
Web: https://maps.jcu.edu.au/
History of the University Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/about-jcu/history
Facts and Figures Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/planning-and-performance
James Cook University Act 1997 (Qld) and University Statutes Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/chancellery/secretariat-and-records/chancellery
Legislation Applicable to JCU Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/123563/Legislation-applicable-JCU2013.pdf
University Council and its committees Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/governance/university-council
Vice Chancellor’s Advisory Committee Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/governance/vice-chancellors-advisory-committee
University Executive Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/governance/university-executive
University Organisational structure Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/about-jcu/major-university-units
Courses and Degrees Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/courses-and-study
Research Web: http://www.jcu.edu.au/research/
Controlled and Noncontrolled Entities Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/governance/university-council/governance-matters/controlled-entities
Jobs @ JCU Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/jobs
News and Media Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/news
Discover – JCU’s Magazine Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/news/discover-magazine
JCU on Social Media Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/digital-marketing/social-media-at-jcu/jcu-on-social-media
JCU Student Association Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/international-students/student-services/jcu-student-association

2. Our Services - The services we offer

Description of InformationSource
Course and Subject Handbook 2016 (all campuses) Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/course-and-subject-handbook-2016
Student Handbook 2016 (Singapore) Web: https://www.jcu.edu.sg/student-life/student-support-services/student-handbook
Academic Calendars (all campuses) Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/students/important-dates
Course Enrolment Planners Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/course-enrolment-planners
Information for Current Students Web: http://www.jcu.edu.au/students
Indigenous Student Support Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/australian-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-information
Information for International Students Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/international-students
Study Guides for International Students Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/international-students/study/study-guides
Information for Research Students Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/graduate-research-school
Careers and Employment (for students and employers) (Queensland and Singapore) Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/careers-and-employment
Web: https://www.jcu.edu.sg/student-life/student-support-services/careers-services
Future Students Directorate Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/division-of-global-strategy-and-engagement/future-students
James Cook University Student Association (includes clubs, societies, sport, recreation and fitness) Web: http://www.jcusa.edu.au/
Information about Graduation Ceremonies (for all campuses) Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/graduation/ceremonies
Graduates and Alumni (Queensland and Singapore) Web: https://alumni.jcu.edu.au
Web: http://www.jcu.edu.sg/alumni
Information for Staff Web: http://www.jcu.edu.au/staff/
Accommodation Service (Queensland and Singapore) Web: http://www.jcu.edu.au/accommodation/
Web: https://www.jcu.edu.sg/student-life/accommodation
Places to Eat (Townsville and Cairns Campuses) Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/students/student-life/places-to-eat
Conference and Function Facilities (at Halls of Residence, Townsville) Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/jcu-halls/conferences-and-functions/facilities
Video Conference Facilities (Queensland campuses) Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/videoconferencing
Academy of Modern Languages (short courses) Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/college-of-arts-society-and-education/disciplines/arts-and-creative-media/short-language-courses-offered-by-the-academy-of-modern-languages
Library and Computing Services Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/library
On-Campus Early Childcare Services (Townsville) Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/unicare-centre-and-unicampus-kids
On-Campus Medical Services (Townsville –General Practice, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Speech Pathology) Web: http://www.jcuhealth.com.au/
On-Campus Dental Services (Cairns and Townsville) Web: http://www.jcudental.com/
On-Campus Psychology Services (Singapore) Web: https://www.jcu.edu.sg/student-life/student-support-services/psychology-clinic
AccessAbility Services (Cairns and Townsville) Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/accessability-services
Counselling Service (Cairns and Townsville) Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/counselling

3.  Our Finances - What we spend and how we spend it

Description of InformationSource
Financial Management Practice Manual (for assets, purchasing, expenses etc) Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/policy/financial-management
University Audited Financial Statements (part of Annual Report) Web: Annual Reports: https://www.jcu.edu.au/about-jcu/annual-report

4. Our Priorities - What our priorities are and how we are doing

Description of InformationSource
Statement of Strategic Intent Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/about-jcu/strategic-intent
University Plan 2013-2017 (Cairns, Townsville, Singapore) Web:  https://www.jcu.edu.au/about-jcu/university-plan-2013-2017
Internal Audit Strategic Plan 2015-2017 (Queensland) Web: Internal Audit
Internal Audit Annual Work Plan 2015 (Queensland) Web: Internal Audit Framework
Discovery Rise (Townsville) Web: http://www.discoveryrise.com.au
Facilities Management – Planning & Development (principally Townsville and Cairns: includes Trop-Eco) Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/estate-directorate
JCU Risk Management Framework and Plan Web: Risk Management Framework & Plan
Disability Services Web: Disability Services
Annual Reports (including Financial Statements) (since 2003) Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/about-jcu/annual-report
National and World Rankings Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/world-rankings
Reconciliation Statement and Action Plan Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/australian-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-information/partnerships-and-development/reconciliation/reconciliation-statement

Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/124579/JCU-Reconciliation-Plan-2015-2017.pdf
2012 Impact Report: North Queensland Operations Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/121025/jcu_127691.pdf

5. Our Decisions - How we make decisions

Description of InformationSource
Code of Conduct for Members of the University Council and its Committees Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/policy/corporate-governance/code-of-conduct-university-council
Delegations by Council Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/246889/Delegations-of-Council_v2016.pdf
Council Members’ Handbook, May 2016 Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0013/260410/FINAL-Handbook-2016-MASTER_Redacted.pdf
Minutes of Meetings of University Council (for 2012 - 2016)  
Delegations Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/policy/procedures/university-delegations/fmpm-appendix-a-financial-delegations-policy

Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/policy/procedures/university-delegations/academic-and-student-delegations-policy

6. Our Policies - Our policies and procedures

Description of InformationSource
JCU Policy Library (includes procedures) Web: http://www.jcu.edu.au/policy

7. Our Lists - Lists and Registers

Register of Reportable Gifts The Register of Reportable Gifts is available in hard copy for viewing at the University on request. Contact the Secretariat.
Disclosure Log required under the Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld)  
Honorary Awards  
Graduates of the University Graduation Handbooks may be accessed through the Mabo Library (Reference Section)

More information

Any enquiries, requests or complaints relating to the Publication Scheme should be sent to:

Right to Information Officer Secretariat and Records
Office of Chief of Staff
James Cook University
Townsville Qld 4811, Australia

Email: secretariat@jcu.edu.au, marked ‘attention

Edition date: July 2016