Directory of Standards

On this page you will find a list of Standards applicable to compliance management at UNE.  Clicking on the name of a standard will take you to more information, where a link is provided.  This may be an external website or document.

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  • National Principles for Child Safe Organisations (Cth) - Level 3The National Principles reflect ten child safe standards recommended by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, and are the vehicle for giving effect to recommendations relating to the standards. The National Principles have a broader scope that goes beyond child sexual abuse to cover other forms of potential harm to children and young people.

    At present, the National Principles are not mandatory. However, organisations that implement them will be demonstrating their leadership and commitment to child safety and wellbeing.
  • National Quality Standards (Cth) - Level 1The National Quality Standard (NQS) is a key aspect of the National Quality Framework (NQF) and sets a high, national benchmark for early childhood education and care, and outside school hours care services in Australia.
  • NSW State Records - Standard on records management (NSW) - Level 1This standard establishes the requirements for effective records and information management. It is designed to assist public offices discharge their obligations under Part 2 'Records management responsibilities' and Part 3 'Protection of State records' of the State Records Act 1998.
  • NSW State Records - Standard on the physical storage of state records (NSW) - Level 1This Standard sets out the minimum compliance requirements for the storage of those State records which have a physical format, including:
    - paper files and documents
    - volumes and registers
    - maps, plans, charts and drawings
    - photographic media including photographic prints and negatives, film, microforms, and x-rays
    - magnetic media such as digital tape, video and audio cassettes, and
    - optical media such as CDs and DVDs.

    This standard does not cover the storage of digital records in online systems or network servers.

    The principles of this standard require NSW public offices to make decisions and take action to ensure that the storage of records is effective in protecting records from deterioration and are cost efficient. The principles are:
    - Authorisation
    - Location and buildings
    - Environmental controls
    - Shelving and packaging
    - Maintenance
    - Identification and control, and
    - Security.
    Each of these principles is supported by mandatory compliance requirements. Compliance with this standard will be monitored by State Records and reported on in its Annual Report.
    There is a compliance timetable indicating how the requirements of the standard are to be implemented and by what dates. Public offices will be advised in advance of any compliance monitoring activities.