Managing Conflicts of Interest

The University of South Australia (UniSA) is committed to developing a high performance, enterprising culture where people work for, not just in, the University.

We recognise that our people will interact with Government agencies, industry, private companies and professional and community organisations, both through their role in the University and their personal interests and that there will be occasions when these interests could give rise to an actual, potential or perceived conflict of interest which needs to be managed for the protection of the individual and the University. 

Declaring these interests and managing actual, perceived or potential conflicts is essential for promoting and maintaining public confidence in the integrity of UniSA’s teaching, research and business operations.

The Management of Conflict of Interest Policy has been developed to support you in understanding your obligations with respect to managing your personal interests and to provide for the proactive management of conflicts of interest that may arise in the course of your duties as an employee of UniSA. The policy articulates UniSA’s position and UniSA employees’ responsibilities in relation to the registering of personal interests and declarations of a conflict of interest; and the recording of those through a confidential Register of Personal Interests and a Register of Declaration of Conflict of Interest.

Please take the time to read and familiarise yourself with your obligations in relation to the management of conflicts of interest.