Outlines TAFE Queensland’s commitment to the health, safety and well-being of its people and environment by
being a smoke-free environment from 1 July, 2018.
TAFE Queensland is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for staff, students, contractors, and
visitors, including a focus on eliminating risks associated with smoking from TAFE Queensland campuses and sites.
As part of this commitment TAFE Queensland will from 1 July, 2018 be a smoke-free environment. This means that
the intent is clear and an active transition to a smoke-free environment will be underway, or achieved, with active
promotion of the smoke-free vision across TAFE Queensland.
TAFE Queensland is committed to the following principles for the implementation of a smoke-free environment:
Principle 1: TAFE Queensland is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy environment.
Principle 2: TAFE Queensland will work to eliminate the adverse effects of smoking and passive smoking by banning
smoking on all campuses and sites.
Principle 3: TAFE Queensland will communicate its commitment to a smoke-free environment through appropriate
signage and other communication methods.
The Chief Human Resources Officer is accountable for ensuring the management and maintenance of this policy,
including ensuring its continued appropriateness to the business, compliance with legislation and periodic review.
TAFE Queensland Executives are responsible for administering this policy for TAFE Queensland, ensuring site based
management and implementation plans are in place.
3.1 This policy applies to TAFE Queensland’s:
TAFE Queensland as a Smoke-Free Environment:
4.1 TAFE Queensland is committed to a smoke free environment from 1 July, 2018.
4.2 From 1 July, 2018 smoking is prohibited by staff, students, contractors, visitors, and members of the public
on all TAFE Queensland campuses and sites, including:
Communication of TAFE Queensland as a Smoke-Free Environment:
4.3 All TAFE Queensland campuses and sites must ensure that appropriate smoke-free signage is installed in
relevant areas, including:
Other Forms of Communication:
4.4 TAFE Queensland will further communicate its status as a smoke-free environment to staff via:
4.5 TAFE Queensland will further communicate its status a smoke-free environment to students via:
4.6 TAFE Queensland will ensure that information and resources for quitting smoking are available to support
staff and students, including access to Quitline via telephone 137 84, and the Quit website at
Managing Compliance with TAFE Queensland as a Smoke-Free Environment:
4.7 TAFE Queensland Executives have discretion to monitor TAFE Queensland campuses and sites to manage
compliance with this policy through designated staff, including assigning security, staff responsible for the
management of security, facilities staff, or other staff to monitor campuses or sites, including former
designated smoking areas and known smoking ‘hot spots’.
Initial Management of Instances of Smoking:
4.8 TAFE Queensland staff and students are required to refrain from smoking on TAFE Queensland campuses and
4.9 In the first instance, staff can provide staff and students smoking on TAFE Queensland campuses and sites
with reminders that TAFE Queensland is a smoke-free environment.
Management of Repeated Instances of Smoking:
4.10 Cases of repeated instances of smoking on TAFE Queensland campuses and sites will be managed under the
terms of the:
Personal Vaporiser or E-Cigarette:
E-cigarettes, e-cigars, vapour pens, personal vaporiser, or any other device used for the inhalation, exhalation or
emission of a substance.
The action of inhalation, exhalation, or emission of the smoke of a burning tobacco product, herb, or drug, or the
vapour from a personal vaporiser, e-cigarettes, or other device.
TAFE Queensland Campus or Site:
All tobacco, cigarettes, cigar, water-pipe or any other product containing tobacco designed for human consumption
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