The University is permitted to engage in commercial activities that comprise the commercial exploitation or development of any facility, resource or property of the University. Such commercial activity must be for the University's benefit.
Examples of permitted commercial activities include, but are not limited to:
- the establishment of companies, partnerships or joint ventures;
- continuing education activities (eg. conferences, seminars, non-award and tailored professional programs);
- contract research; and
- overseas projects.
The University is required by law to keep a register of all commercial activities. This Register is held within the SCU Legal Office. The Register is a central repository for information on the University's commercial activities and is required to hold specific details on each activity.
All commercial activities must be entered into the register and be consistent with the object and functions of the University and with all applicable laws, regulations and policies. To ensure this, the University has implemented guidelines and procedures to be followed for the initiation, approval, management and review of all commercial activities.
Updated: 11 June 2013