Risk assessment

It is the responsibility of University staff to be aware of the risks associated with working with individuals from sanctioned regimes and understand how the University assesses the risks.

Research Students

Where an applicant is a citizen of any regime listed on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) website the university must undertake a risk assessment to determine whether the research to be undertaken is compliant with Sanctions.

For all research degree applicants who are a citizen of a sanctioned regime, the University is required to complete an assessment of the proposed research project against current sanction regimes. In some cases a review by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is also required.

The assessment will include the nature of the research project as well as the goods and equipment that will be used throughout the program.

This will mean that an application for admission and scholarship may take longer to process. Unfortunately some applicants may not be able to study their intended or preferred research topic, and a revision of the research project for Research Degree study may be required.

Research Student Applications

While you should be aware of the implications of an applicant being from a sanctioned regime, in the first instance when an application is received from an applicant from a sanctioned regime the GRSAS will initially identify the potential risk.

GRSAS will conduct a risk assessment by checking if the applicant or research project is on the consolidated list, which is regularly updated by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Supervisors, Research Education Portfolio Leaders and Executive Deans should familiarise themselves with this list and understand the process and how to complete the Sanctions compliance form by referring to Procedures and forms page.

Visiting Students/Visiting Academics

The local school/division is responsible to conduct a risk assessment by checking if the visiting student, academic or their research project is on the consolidated list which is regularly updated by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Supervisors, Research Education Portfolio Leaders and Executive Deans should familiarise themselves with this list and understand the process and how to complete the Sanctions compliance form by referring to Procedures and forms page.

If you require any further assistance please contact the GRSAS team.