The Student Code of Behaviour requires the following rights and expectation to be respected and adhered to at all times. There are consequences for non-compliance with the Student code of Behaviour. These are detailed in the student behaviour procedure.
- The right to be treated with respect from others, to be treated fairly and without discrimination, regardless of religious, cultural, racial and sexual differences, age, disability or socio-economic status;
- The right to be free from all forms of intimidation;
- The right to work in a safe, clean, orderly and cooperative environment;
- The right to have personal property (including computer files and student work) and the College property protected from damage or other misuse;
- The right to have any disputes settled in a fair and rational manner (this is accomplished by the Complaints and Appeals Procedure);
- The right to work and learn in a supportive environment without interference from others;
- The right to express and share ideas and to ask questions;
- The right to be treated with politeness and courteously at all times;
- The expectation that students will not engage in copyright breaches, cheating or plagiarism;
- The expectation that students will submit work when required;
- The expectation that students will at all times meet the requirements, terms and conditions contained in the Student application and enrolment form including payment of fees.
- The expectation that students will attend all required classes and assessment as part of the requirement to progress through the course satisfactorily and complete the course in within the time frame notified in the Student application and enrolment form.
Procedure for non-compliance
The following procedure for discipline will be followed:
- A member of the Institute staff will contact students in the first instance to discuss the issue or behaviour and to determine how the issue might be rectified. This meeting and its outcomes will be documented, signed by all parties and included on the student's personal file. (Step 1)
- Where the issue or behaviour continues, students will be invited for a personal interview with the Training Manager to discuss this issue further. This meeting and its outcomes will be documented, signed by all parties and included on the student's personal file. (Step 2)
- Should the issue or behaviour continue, the student would be provided with a final warning in writing and a time frame in which to rectify the issue (allowing the student to access institute internal complaint and appeals process within 20 working days) A copy of this letter will be included on the student's personal file. (Step 3)
- After the three steps in the discipline procedure have been followed, should the issue or behaviour still continue, training services withdrawn and the student will be notified in writing that his/her enrolment has been suspended or cancelled.
- Suspension or cancellation of your enrolment has to be reported to DIBP and may affect the status of your VISA
- At any stage of this procedure, students are able to access the institute complaints and appeals procedure to settle any disputes that may arise.