The following CAUTHE policies, principles and guidelines to provide guidance to help CAUTHE achieve its vision and mission and guide the behaviour of the organisation, activities and members. Also included are position descriptions for key roles and recommended documents for guidance from relevant organisations.

Guidelines and policies

Communications policy (Nov 2023) outlines the circumstances in which the Executive will approve the distribution of promotional information via the key communication channels.

Executive committee and secretariat guidelines (Feb 2023) outline information about and requirements of the roles and responsibilities of Office-bearers and the Secretariat.

Election of office-bearers policy (Nov 2023) sets out the constitution and membership of the Executive committee and process for nomination and election of the office-bearers.

Grievances and complaints policy (Nov 2023) designed to address formal complaints received by CAUTHE in the event that concerns cannot be otherwise addressed or resolved.

Permissions request for institutional repositories policy (Nov 2023) sets out CAUTHE’s policy for institutions and individuals regarding publication of CAUTHE conference proceedings in open-access digital repositories.

Privacy policy (Apr 2023) demonstrates CAUTHE’s firm commitment to your privacy and the protection of your information.

Social media policy (Nov 2023) promotes responsible social media use by members when posting about the organisation and its members or CAUTHE events and activities.


Materials consent form (March 2023) permission for collection of audio, video and photography at CAUTHE conferences and events.

Proxy voting form for voting behalf of a member unable to attend the general meeting of the Council (annual general meeting or special general meeting, or Chapter meeting),


Collaboration with kindred associations to be applied for engagement in discussions with kindred associations about collaboration.

Recommended documents

Event Accessibility Checklist The Australian Network on Disability (2020) provides an overview of considerations that should be made to accommodate people with disability.

Accessible events: a guide for organisers Meetings and Events Australia (2006) provides guidelines to assist with the identification of access features to be considered when planning CAUTHE conferences and events.

Australian code for the responsible conduct of research National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) (2018) establishes a framework for responsible research conduct that provides a foundation for high-quality research, credibility and community trust in the research endeavour. This document should be used to guide CAUTHE conference and journal authors and researchers in responsible research practices and promote integrity in research.

Publishing policy for the Royal Society Te Apārangi journals (2018 v6.5) provides general information for authors about the Royal Society of New Zealand’s publishing policy and relevant for CAUTHE conference and journal authors.

Recommendations for promoting gender equity and balance in tourism conferences Tourism Education Futures Initiative (TEFI) (2014) to assist organisers when planning CAUTHE conferences and events.