Information Governance Services

Policies, governance and guides

Further information

  • Contact the Associate Director Information Governance Services (IGS)

All University staff have a responsibility to manage their information in a way that supports business processes and complies with relevant legislation.

  1. University policies affecting information governance
  2. Information governance
  3. Disposal authorities
  4. University Record Keeping Plan (RKP)
  5. Information management guides
  6. TRIM user guides

University policies that relate to Information Governance


Information governance

Information governance encompasses the processes, roles, standards and metrics we use to ensure the effective and efficient use of information to enable the University to achieve its goals.

Information governance relates to the way in which information is managed as an asset to support University outcomes. It ensures that risk and compliance standards, and policies and legislation issues, are identified and addressed to ensure the information we create and keep is retained and can be accessed for as long as required. Information governance, therefore, is an essential part of University governance.

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Disposal authorities

Disposal Authorities are legal documents that are used to lawfully 'dispose' of inactive records. For information on what disposal authorities are and how to use them, consult Using a records disposal authority and What is a disposal authority?

Staff are reminded that under the State Records Act 2000, University records, regardless of format, may not be destroyed without reference to the following current disposal authorities:

These authorities are maintained and updated by the State Records Office of Western Australia.

Contact Records Management Services or the University Archives for more information relating to the application of these Disposal Authorities at UWA.

List of Information management guides

Advice on University Records managementUWA staff Pheme login required

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TRIM user guides

Training and information guides for TRIM users at UWA – UWA staff Pheme login required.

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