James Cook University Publication Scheme

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 InformationWeb: 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 UniversityWeb: https://www.jcu.edu.au/about-jcu/history
Facts and FiguresWeb: https://www.jcu.edu.au/planning-and-performance
James Cook University Act 1997 (Qld) and University StatutesWeb: https://www.jcu.edu.au/chancellery/secretariat-and-records/chancellery
Legislation Applicable to JCUWeb: https://www.jcu.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/123563/Legislation-applicable-JCU2013.pdf
University Council and its committeesWeb: https://www.jcu.edu.au/governance/university-council
Vice Chancellor’s Advisory CommitteeWeb: https://www.jcu.edu.au/governance/vice-chancellors-advisory-committee
University ExecutiveWeb: https://www.jcu.edu.au/governance/university-executive
University Organisational structureWeb: https://www.jcu.edu.au/about-jcu/major-university-units
Courses and DegreesWeb: https://www.jcu.edu.au/courses-and-study
ResearchWeb: http://www.jcu.edu.au/research/
Controlled and Noncontrolled EntitiesWeb: https://www.jcu.edu.au/governance/university-council/governance-matters/controlled-entities
Jobs @ JCUWeb: https://www.jcu.edu.au/jobs
News and MediaWeb: https://www.jcu.edu.au/news
Discover – JCU’s MagazineWeb: https://www.jcu.edu.au/news/discover-magazine
JCU on Social MediaWeb: https://www.jcu.edu.au/digital-marketing/social-media-at-jcu/jcu-on-social-media
JCU Student AssociationWeb: 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 PlannersWeb: https://www.jcu.edu.au/course-enrolment-planners
Information for Current StudentsWeb: http://www.jcu.edu.au/students
Indigenous Student SupportWeb: https://www.jcu.edu.au/australian-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-information
Information for International StudentsWeb: https://www.jcu.edu.au/international-students
Study Guides for International StudentsWeb: https://www.jcu.edu.au/international-students/study/study-guides
Information for Research StudentsWeb: 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 DirectorateWeb: 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 StaffWeb: 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 ServicesWeb: 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 IntentWeb: 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: https://www.jcu.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0015/123135/jcu_146614.pdf
Internal Audit Annual Work Plan 2015 (Queensland)Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/121898/jcu_146615.pdf
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 PlanWeb: https://www.jcu.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/124010/469-9-16-1-Risk-Management-Framework-and-Plan-SQUIZ-Release-date-06102016-CURRENT.pdf
Disability Action Plan 2011-2013Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/122199/jcuprd_047490.pdf
Annual Reports (including Financial Statements) (since 2003)Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/about-jcu/annual-report
National and World RankingsWeb: https://www.jcu.edu.au/world-rankings
Reconciliation Statement and Action PlanWeb: 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 OperationsWeb: 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 CommitteesWeb: https://www.jcu.edu.au/policy/corporate-governance/code-of-conduct-university-council
Delegations by CouncilWeb: https://www.jcu.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/246889/Delegations-of-Council_v2016.pdf
Council Members’ Handbook, May 2016Web: 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)Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/governance/university-council/governance-matters/council-minutes
DelegationsWeb: https://www.jcu.edu.au/policy/procedures/university-delegations/fmpm-appendix-a-financial-delegations-policy
Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/118167/jcu_149281.pdf
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 GiftsThe 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)Web: https://www.jcu.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/123736/JCU-Disclosure-Log.pdf
Honorary AwardsWeb: https://www.jcu.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0013/122143/jcu_148793.pdf
Graduates of the UniversityGraduation 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