The University continues its commitment to improving its information and data management practices in alignment with the UWA2030 vision, and to deliver real business value by supporting the University's growth, reputation and efficiency. Record keeping is a fundamental pillar of information governance, supporting effective decision making, mitigating risks and supporting legal compliance.

The University has a current approved Record Keeping Plan (2012) and an approved Sector Disposal Authority in place in compliance with the State Records Act 2000.

Achievements and improvements in 2018 include:

  • completion of a modern and strategic review and rewrite of the UWA Recordkeeping Plan (2018), and its submission to the State Records Commission for approval
  • development and executive endorsement of the UWA Information Governance Framework, for information governance roles, new information controls and an Information Governance Steering Committee
  • development of a suite of information-based policies for information retention, information protection and information privacy
  • training delivered to more than 300 staff through group presentations, workshops, oneto-one training and online training, and
  • commencement of the upgrade to TRIM* 9 to take advantage of new functionality, and to make the system compatible with the UWA standard operating environment

*TRIM is the University's official Electronic Document and Records Management System (EDRMS)