QUT aims to ensure that the staff and student population mirrors the diversity of the community outside the university and that all staff and students prosper, regardless of their background.
QUT recognises that gender is one dimension of diversity and are committed to achieving fair and equitable outcomes for staff and students in all aspects of work and study, regardless of gender identity or presentation.
Gender equity for staff and students enables diverse communities of staff and students to flourish and achieve their potential.
The QUT Blueprint which guides QUT’s ambitions and purpose has a strong focus on ensuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices are heard, through increasing the Indigenous Australian staff and research focus and further developing Indigenous Australian researchers. It is also committed to increasing QUT's Indigenous student intake and providing dedicated support to Indigenous students.
Studying can be challenging at the best of times, which is why QUT is committed to supporting people with a disability to promoting inclusion and participation for all.
QUT provides a range of support services and continues to improve their policies and practices to enhance equitable access for people with a disability.
QUT is committed to providing an environment which values each member of its diverse community and protects staff and students from bullying, harassment and unlawful discrimination.
This includes staff and students who identify as lesbian; gay; bisexual; transgender; intersex; queer or questioning; asexual, agender or aromantic; and those with other diverse genders and sexualities (LGBTIQA+).
QUT has a strong commitment to develop a culturally diverse staff and student population, and eliminate racism on campus. QUT recognises the importance of valuing diversity to create a vibrant, flexible and creative university culture, which encourages innovative approaches and enriches the work and study environment for everyone. This includes the freedom to worship and observe individual spiritual and religious customs and rituals.