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Handling a Matter under Statute 6.4: Student Conduct

Establishment: Council, 10 December 1998                              
Last Amended: DVC (Students), 30 October 2017
Nature of Amendment:  New Appendix C - Student Conduct in Laboratories
Date Last Reviewed: October, 2017
Responsible Officer: Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) 

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C    

Appendix D

1.  Preamble

The policy and procedures contained herein are made by the Council, pursuant to Statute 6.4 Student Conduct. The Vice-Chancellor will be responsible to the Council for ensuring the effective operation of Statute 6.4 Student Conduct, and for exercising authority on behalf of the University as identified herein or as directed by the Council.

 

2.  Policy

2.1  The policy and procedures which follow provide a means for resolving a matter of misconduct by a student. The stages through which a matter can proceed are:

(a)  resolution through discussion and mediation;

(b)  an inquiry;

(c)  an appeal.

2.2  All matters will be resolved as expeditiously as possible and in accordance with the principles of natural justice.

2.3   It is expected that members of the University will take responsibility for their conduct, and have regard for the interests of the University and the University community.

 

3.  Application of the Principles of Natural Justice

  • All parties to a grievance or complaint will have the right to be heard.
  • A respondent to a complaint must be informed of all allegations in relation to his or her behaviour.
  • The exact behaviour, including perceived behaviour or an omission, which constitutes the cause of the matter which is under consideration must be specified.
  • A respondent must be informed of the penalties prescribed in Statute 6.4 and in this policy, which may apply to the acts or omissions of which he or she has been accused.
  • A complainant and a respondent must have a proper and equal opportunity to put their cases to the officer, Board or Committee which is hearing the matter, and subject to any legitimate considerations about confidentiality, have equal access to information pertaining to the matter.
  • All submissions and evidence which are relevant to a matter which is under consideration must be considered.
  • Any matter which is not relevant to a complaint which is under consideration must not be taken into account, and the recommendations of the officer, Board or Committee that is hearing the matter must not go beyond the scope of the matter which is being heard.
  • A person who has had any prior involvement with a matter which is under consideration in accordance with this Statute may not sit in judgement on the same matter or any related matter.

 

4.  Lodgement of a Complaint

A complaint about the conduct of a student must be lodged with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students).

The complaint must be made in writing and include:

  • details of the conduct of the student
  • a justification as to why the conduct of the student warrants action under Statute 6.4 Student Conduct; and
  • any supporting documentation.

If the matter is urgent the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) can receive an oral complaint on the basis that the matter will be fully documented as prescribed above as soon as practicable after the incident.

 

5.  Investigation of a Complaint

5.1  On receipt of a complaint the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) may initiate an investigation of an allegation of student misconduct, or may decide not to proceed with the investigation on the grounds that the complaint is trivial or vexatious.  In undertaking an investigation into an allegation of student misconduct, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor may:

(a)  request additional evidence from the complainant, including statements from witnesses; or

(b)  interview the student and/or request the student provide a written response to the allegation; or

(c)  appoint a Complaints Officer to conduct an investigation of the facts, compile any evidence and prepare a report on the matter. 

The investigation of any complaint will be fully documented.

5.2  If at any time there is a risk of harm to a person, or damage to University property, or harassment of another person by a student, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) may immediately, temporarily suspend the student for a period of up to 28 days and instruct the student to leave the campus or property of the University, and will initiate an inquiry into the matter. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) may extend the period of temporary suspension if he or she considers that the risk remains in existence. In all cases the temporary suspension will cease as soon as an outcome has been decided on the matter in accordance with this policy. Temporary suspension will not be considered proof of misconduct in further proceedings under Statute 6.4.

5.3  If at any stage the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) considers that a complaint would more appropriately be dealt with under an alternative appeals, complaints or grievance resolution process of the University the matter will be referred to the appropriate officer for action.

5.4  If a complaint has been dealt with under an alternative appeals, complaints or grievance resolution process and the whole or part of the matter remains unresolved, the matter may then be dealt with under Statute 6.4 at the discretion of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students). In such a case, every effort will be made to avoid or minimise the duplication of processes and procedures.

5.5  Following investigation of the complaint, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) will take one or more of the following actions:

(a) determine that there is no case to be answered and that no further action be taken against the student;

(b) refer the matter for resolution by discussion and mediation;

(c)  determine that there is a prima facie case of misconduct, but that the actions of the student do not warrant referral to a Board of Inquiry.  In this case, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) will issue a formal warning to the student to discontinue the alleged misconduct and inform the student of any actions the University may take in the event of any further occurrence of the alleged misconduct;

(d)  determine that there is a prima facie case of misconduct and refer the matter for a hearing by a Board of Inquiry.

(e)  determine that the matter be dealt with in another forum or through an alternative appeals, complaints or grievance resolution process;

(f)  determine that the complaint be treated as malicious or vexatious and be dismissed, and that taking action against the complainant be considered.

 

6.  Resolution of a Matter by Discussion and Mediation

6.1  Mediators

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) will appoint a Mediator to conduct mediation of a particular matter. A Mediator will, where possible, be appointed on the basis of experience or expertise relevant to the particular matter which is under consideration.

6.1.1  All parties must consent to participate in the mediation process.

6.1.2  All parties will be consulted before a Mediator is appointed.

6.1.3  A Mediator will be appointed from an external mediation service or law firm where a staff member or the University is a party to the complaint.

6.1.4  The Mediator will explore with the parties options for resolving the matter on mutually acceptable terms. The Mediator may not prescribe or enforce an outcome.

6.2  Operation

6.2.1  The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) may instruct another officer of the Unversity as appropriate to represent the University where it is a party in the mediation process.

6.2.2  The Mediator will invite the parties to attend an interview, and seek through discussion to identify an outcome in accordance with Clause 6.3 below, on terms agreed by the parties.

6.2.3  A Complaints Officer may be invited by the Mediator to be present during the mediation process, only as necessary to provide relevant information about the matter which is under consideration. The Mediator will document the agreed outcome and ensure that the parties agree that the record is accurate.

6.2.4  No record will be retained of the mediation process itself or of the discussions and negotiations between the Mediator and the parties. The Mediator may record information gathered during the process to assist in conducting the mediation, however this record will be destroyed at the end of the process. A record will be made of an agreed outcome, and any matters which remain unresolved at the conclusion of the mediation process notwithstanding the agreed outcome. This record will be admissible in later proceedings.

6.2.5  The Mediator will provide a record of the agreed outcome or advice of any further action to be taken, to the parties, and to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students). The parties will sign the record and will receive a copy of the signed record.

6.3  Outcomes

6.3.1  Resolution of a matter will be by agreement of the parties, and may include the following outcomes:

(a)  a decision is made that there is no case to answer;

(b)  the parties undertake to resolve the matter by negotiation through the Mediator;

(c)  a penalty acceptable to the parties is identified by the Mediator after the Mediator consults with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) and then with the parties.

6.3.2  Where a matter cannot be resolved as a result of the mediation process it will be referred to a Board of Inquiry. At any time during the mediation process, any of the parties may request that a matter be referred to a Board of Inquiry and that the mediation process not continue.

6.3.3  Compliance with an outcome agreed during a mediation process will be monitored by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students). If a student fails to comply with an agreed outcome, the original matter, and the breach of compliance will be referred to a Board of Inquiry for consideration.

 

7.  Board of Inquiry

7.1  Establishment

7.1.1  A Board of Inquiry will have the following composition:

  • a Chairperson appointed in accordance with Clause 7.1.2 below;
  • an academic staff member appointed in accordance with Clause 7.1.3 below;
  • a student appointed in accordance with Clause 7.1.4 below.

7.1.2  A Chairperson with relevant expertise will be appointed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) for a term of three years. If the Chairperson is not available to act on a particular matter, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) may appoint an alternative Chairperson.

7.1.3  Members of a Board established to hear a particular matter will be appointed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) from the academic staff members of Academic Senate or Council, having regard to their expertise and experience relevant to the role of the Board, availability to serve and the need to achieve gender balance as far as practicable.

7.1.4  A student member of a Board established to hear a particular matter will be appointed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students), after consultation with the President of the Students Association, having regard to the student's expertise and experience relevant to the role of the Board, availability to serve and the need to achieve gender balance as far as practicable. 

7.2  Operation of a Board of Inquiry

7.2.1   A hearing by the Board of Inquiry will be conducted in accordance with Procedures for the Conduct of a Hearing, contained in Appendix A to this policy. The provisions contained in Clause 3 Application of Principles of Natural Justice and Clause 9 General Provisions and Procedures, must also be complied with.

7.2.2  The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) will appoint a Secretary to the Board. The Secretary will, at the direction of the Chairperson, provide copies of relevant documents to the Board and to the complainant and the respondent, and will:

(a)  notify the parties that the matter has been referred to a Board of Inquiry;

(b)  notify the respondent of the allegations and the penalties for misconduct specified in Statute 6.4 and this policy; and

(c)  invite the respondent to respond to the allegations in writing.

If there is a dispute about the facts the Secretary may collect additional documentary evidence which is relevant to the matter.

7.2.3  Once a matter has been referred to a Board of Inquiry, the Board will conduct a hearing in accordance with the Procedures for the Conduct of a Hearing, contained in Appendix A to this policy.

7.3  Outcome of a Board of Inquiry

7.3.1  A Board of Inquiry may decide on one or more of the following outcomes:

(a)  a finding that the allegations have not been substantiated and the complaint is dismissed;

(b)  a finding that no penalty should be imposed;

(c)  the student or another party is requested to provide an apology in writing;

(d)  the student is reprimanded in writing and warned about the consequences of a repetition of the misconduct;

(e)  a restriction is placed on the student's access to University property or facilities;

(f)  the student is requested to provide recompense (financial or otherwise) for damage to or loss of property which he or she has caused, taking account of the student's ability to pay such costs;

(g)  a restriction is placed on a student's conduct for a specified period;

(h)  a period of suspension is imposed for a specified period from a specified date, for the remainder of a semester or a period no greater than 14 weeks;

(i)  the student is excluded from participating, enrolling or re-enrolling in a topic or course for a specified period of up to five years.  An excluded student's participation or enrolment in a topic or course would cease from the effective date of the exclusion;

(j)  the student is expelled from the University and his or her enrolment is terminated.  Expulsion means that a student is indefinitely excluded from re-enrolling in any topic or course of the University;

(k) any combination of the above named penalties is imposed;

(l) an alternative penalty is imposed, after consultation with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) and the student;

(m)  the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) is advised to consider taking action in an external legal forum;

(n)  a recommendation is made to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) that the complaint be treated as malicious or vexatious and be dismissed, and that taking action against the complainant be considered.

7.3.2  In applying the outcomes above, a Board of Inquiry shall have regard for any provision within a relevant course rule that places a limit on the time period in which the student must complete their degree.

7.3.3  Compliance with an outcome imposed by a Board of Inquiry will be monitored by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students).  If a student fails to comply with an outcome imposed by a Board of Inquiry, the matter willl be referred to the Appeals Committee for consideration.  If the Appeals Committee is satisfied that a breach of compliance has occurred, it will decide an outcome in accordance with its powers under Clause 8.3 of the policy and will report on the matter to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students).

7.4  Either of the parties if not satisfied with the decision of a Board of Inquiry may appeal to the Appeal Committee as defined in Section 9 of this policy. An appeal may only be made on one or more of the grounds specified in Section 9 of this policy. An appeal must be lodged, in writing, with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) within 20 working days of the date of the notification of the decision from the Board of Inquiry

8.  Re-admission to a course or re-enrolment in a topic

8.1  After the expiry of the period of exclusion, a student who has been excluded will have the right to re-enrol in the course or topic concerned except where course-specific provisions, as outlined in the relevant course rule, require the student to make an application for re-admission.

8.2  A student who is excluded from a course or topic and who wishes to seek permission to be re-admitted to the course or re-enrolled in that topic before the exclusion period expires must submit an application to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students), who will consider and decide the matter on behalf of Council. Applications should include comprehensive information as the student considers appropriate, that:

  • demonstrates he or she has addressed the matters that led to his or her exclusion; and
  • demonstrates he or she would conduct themselves in a manner the University expects of its students.

An application for permission to re-enrol from an excluded student would not normally be considered before the expiry of one academic year from the effective date of the exclusion.

8.3  A student who is expelled from the University and who wishes to seek permission to be re-admitted to a course must submit an application to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students), who will consider and decide the matter on behalf of Council. Applications should include comprehensive information as the student considers appropriate, that:

  • demonstrates he or she has addressed the matters that led to his or her expulsion; and
  • demonstrates he or she would conduct themselves in a manner the University expects of its students.

An application for permission to re-enrol from an expelled student would not normally be considered before five (5) years have elapsed since the effective date of the expulsion.

8.4  In considering an application to be re-admitted or re-enrol, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) will consider the report of the Board of Inquiry that made the decision to suspend, exclude or expel the student and advice from the relevant Executive Dean. After considering an application the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) may take one of the following courses of action:

  • the student is not re-admitted to the course or not permitted to re-enrol in the topic; or
  • the student is re-admitted to the course with a restricted enrolment or subject to a restriction on their conduct; or
  • the student is re-admitted to the course without restriction or is permitted to re-enrol in the topic.

However, enrolment in any topic is dependent on a student being able to meet appropriate prerequisites for the topic.

8.5  Students will be notified of the outcome of their applications as soon as possible and provided with the reasons for the decision.

9.  Appeals Committee

An appeal will be heard to resolve a matter on the grounds that:

(a)  proper process has not been followed in the handling of a complaint; or

(b)  an outcome imposed by a Board of Inquiry is unjust, in which case the Appeals Committee will limit its investigations to a review of the outcome; or

(c)  new evidence of a substantive nature has become available after the resolution of a matter by a Board of Inquiry which could change the outcome of the matter, in which case the matter will be referred back to the Board for reconsideration.

9.1  Establishment

9.1.1  The Appeals Committee will have the following composition:

  • an external Chairperson appointed in accordance with Clause 9.1.2 below;
  • an external member of the Council of the University appointed in accordance with Clause 9.1.3 below; and
  • a student of the University appointed after consultation with the President of the Students Association in accordance with Clause 9.1.3 below.

9.1.2  A Chairperson who is not a student or a member of staff of the University will be appointed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) for a term of three years. If the Chairperson is not available to act on a particular matter, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) may appoint an alternative Chairperson.

9.1.3  Members of an Appeals Committee established to hear a particular matter will be appointed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students), having regard to the person's expertise and experience relevant to the role of the committee, availability to serve and the need to achieve gender balance as far as practicable.

9.2  Operation

9.2.1  On receiving a written request from one of the parties, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) will refer the matter to the Chairperson of the Appeals Committee. Before an Appeals Committee is convened, the Chairperson will review the documentary evidence and consider whether prima facie evidence exists of a matter which requires investigation by an Appeals Committee. If the Chairperson is of the view that sufficient evidence does not exist to enable the matter to be considered, an Appeals Committee will not be convened and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students)  will be informed of the reasons.

9.2.2  If an Appeals Committee is to be convened the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) will appoint a Secretary to the Appeals Committee. The Secretary will, at the direction of the Chairperson of the Appeals Committee, provide copies of relevant documents to the Appeals Committee, and to the complainant and the respondent, and will:

(a)  notify the parties that the matter has been referred to an Appeals Committee;

(b)  notify the respondent of the outcomes which an Appeals Committee may impose, as specified in Statute 6.4 and this policy.

9.2.3  Once a matter has been referred to an Appeals Committee, the Committee will conduct a hearing in accordance with the Procedures for the Conduct of a Hearing, contained in Appendix A to this policy.

9.2.4  Compliance with an outcome imposed by an Appeals Committee will be monitored by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students). If a student fails to comply with the outcome which the Appeals Committee has imposed, the Vice-Chancellor will be informed of the matter, normally with a recommendation that the student be expelled.

9.3  Outcome of an Appeal

9.3.1  An Appeals Committee may decide on one or more of the following outcomes:

(a)  that an outcome imposed by a Board of Inquiry be rescinded or changed;

(b)  that an outcome imposed by a Board of Inquiry be upheld;

(c)  that alternative or additional outcomes be imposed;

(d)  to impose any outcome which a Board of Inquiry is able to impose;

(e)  that the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) be advised to consider taking further action in an external legal forum to resolve the matter;

(f)  that a recommendation be made to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) that the complaint be treated as malicious or vexatious and be dismissed, and that taking action against the complainant be considered.

 

10.  General Provisions and Procedures

10.1  General Provisions 

10.1.1  Each process will be completed in a timely manner. Written communication must normally be dispatched within seven days of the event or request that prompted its dispatch. Prior to any stage of a complaint process being initiated (refer to Clause 2.1 of this policy), all parties will be given no less than fourteen days notice in writing, by registered mail, of the action which will be taken and of any requirements which they must comply with. 

10.1.2  A matter will be treated as confidential to those persons involved in proceedings during and after the proceedings, except if an open hearing is conducted. General information derived from hearings may be used for administrative purposes, provided parties cannot be identified.

10.1.3  The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) may decide in his or her discretion that a matter be pursued on behalf of the University, and appoint a senior officer to present the complaint.

10.1.4  Where a student is found to have committed an act of misconduct, and the act is repeated, this may be taken account of in later proceedings on the same matter or a related matter.

10.1.5  Should there be a significant change of circumstances, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) may review any penalties imposed on a student or establish an Appeals Committee to conduct a review of the penalties. A penalty may be varied as a result of such a review.

10.1.6  If any process against a student is initiated in accordance with Statute 6.4, and the student subsequently completes a course of study or discontinues his or her enrolment, proceedings against the former student may be continued or discontinued, at the discretion of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students).

10.1.7  During any process, provided that confidentiality is not breached and the principles of natural justice are upheld, and provided that the matter or matters are such that the alleged charges or offences have arisen from the same event:

(a)  more than one charge may be heard against the same student concurrently; and/or

(b)  charges of misconduct against more than one student may be heard concurrently.

10.1.8  A student will be responsible for informing himself or herself about the policy environment which applies to students of the University. A guide to relevant Statutes, policies and procedures is provided in Appendix B to this policy.

10.1.9  The parties may be accompanied by a person of their choice, and are entitled to seek legal advice on a matter, but they will not be entitled to legal representation in an interview or hearing. A guide to sources of information, support and advice for students is provided in Appendix D.

10.2  Record Keeping

10.2.1  If an allegation is proven the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) will arrange for a record of the matter and the outcome to be placed on a confidential file. A file note recording the existence of the confidential file will be placed on the student's personal file and on the student record system.

10.2.2  If a student is expelled from the University the student's academic record will be annotated to this effect.

10.2.3  The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) will authorise the inclusion, amendment or deletion of a record on a student's file, on the student record system, or on an academic record.

10.2.4  A complete record will be kept of all proceedings and decisions relating to a hearing of a Board of Inquiry or an Appeals Committee. All such records will be confidential and kept in a secure place.

10.2.5  A record of a matter will be kept for five years. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) will then review the record and decide either that it be destroyed, or kept for a specified period.

 

10.3  Conflict of Interest

If an officer with responsibility under this policy believes that there is an actual or perceived conflict of interest, the matter should be referred to another appropriate senior officer for decision. 

Appendix A

Procedures for Hearings of Boards of Inquiry and Appeals Committees established under Statute 6.4

The following Procedures for the Conduct of a Hearing are approved by Council and will apply in a hearing of the Board of Inquiry or Appeals Committee. The Board of Inquiry or Appeals Committee, may, after consultation with the parties, and subject to the provisions of Statute 6.4, vary the procedures to accommodate the particular circumstances of the matter before it, and establish additional procedures which shall apply in a hearing.

  1. Upon referral of a matter to a Board of Inquiry or an Appeals Committee, the Chairperson will discuss with the Board of Inquiry or Appeals Committee the matter before it and the process to be adopted for the conduct of a hearing. The Chairperson will then brief the parties and their representatives on the process which will apply in the hearing.
  2. All participants in a hearing shall comply with the directions of the Chairperson in relation to the conduct of the hearing.
  3. Subject to compliance with 1 above, and legitimate considerations with regard to confidentiality, the respondent and his or her representative and the representative of the University (where appointed) shall be entitled to be present throughout the hearing, except when the members of the Board or Committee wish to confer amongst themselves or consider their decision.
  4. A hearing will be held in camera, unless the Board of Inquiry or the Appeals Committee decides, with the consent of all parties, and taking account of the welfare of the parties and the University, that an open hearing will be conducted. The Chairperson of a Board of Inquiry or Appeals Committee may direct that all observers in attendance at an open hearing identify themselves before being admitted to the meeting room.
  5. A hearing may proceed in the absence of the respondent provided that proper notice has been given as to the time, date and place of the hearing.
  6. If a person is unable to attend in person during proceedings, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students), or a Chairperson of a Board of Inquiry or an Appeals Committee may authorise that proceedings be continued by way of an alternative method of communication (eg written communication or a teleconference).
  7. The quorum for hearings of a Board of Inquiry or an Appeals Committee will be two members, one of whom must be the Chairperson. A Board of Inquiry or Appeals Committee will continue to act notwithstanding any vacancy in its membership, subject to the requirement of a quorum and to Clause 8 below.
  8. A member of a Board of Inquiry or an Appeals Committee may continue to act in a hearing notwithstanding that after the hearing was constituted that member has ceased to be, a staff member or student of the University or a member of Council.
  9. If in the course of a hearing the Chairperson of a Board of Inquiry or an Appeals Committee becomes unavailable or incapable of continuing to act as Chairperson, a new Board of Inquiry or Appeals Committee will be convened and the hearing will commence de novo.
  10. A Board of Inquiry or Appeals Committee will consider the evidence before it, seek further information as necessary, and may call any person to provide evidence. Hearings will not be bound by the rules of evidence, but they may serve as a guide in the conduct of proceedings. Parties and witnesses may be examined and questioned by the Board or Committee.
  11. The Chairperson will have a deliberative vote but not a casting vote.
  12. A finding against a student must be proven on the balance of probabilities.
  13. A Board of Inquiry or an Appeals Committee will decide on an outcome in accordance with the penalties outlined in Clauses 7.3 and 8.3 of the policy respectively, and prepare a report on its findings.
  14. A complete record must be kept of all proceedings and decisions relating to a hearing of a Board of Inquiry or an Appeals Committee. The Board or Committee will confirm the record. Unless the Board or Committee decides otherwise, the record will be available to the parties on request to the Secretary.
  15. The Secretary will inform the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) and the parties of the decision and the reasons for the decision, and undertake record keeping and administrative action.

 

Appendix B

Publication of University Legislation, Rules and Policies

Students are required to comply with all legislation under which the University operates, and with University Statutes, By-Laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and directives from staff responsible for managing relevant areas or matters. This information is published annually.

College policies and procedures, or those relating to specific courses are published in College publications.

The following list identifies general University policies and procedures which contain a specific reference to Statute 6.4

  1. Sexual Harassment Policy and Grievances Procedures
  2. Grievance Procedures for Complaints of Unlawful Discrimination and Harassment
  3. Policy for the Operation of Flinders Living: Housing Advisory Board Constitution
  4. Policy on Academic Integrity
  5. Student Appeals and Complaints: Policies and Procedures
  6. Conciliation and Arbitration Procedures Relating to Supervised Higher Degree Research
  7. Library Rules
  8. Policy on Acceptable Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Appendix C

  Student Conduct in Laboratories

Students are required to comply with the following rules in the use of University laboratories:
1.    All students must adhere to the safety rules for laboratory practice as they apply to each laboratory in which they carry out procedures.
2.    Any new experiments should be referred to the supervisor who will conduct a risk assessment and institute appropriate hazard control measures and/or seek advice from the Technical or Laboratory Manager.
3.    Any accident must be reported at once to the person currently in charge of the laboratory.
4.    The Vice-President and Executive Dean of the College may impose a fine not exceeding $100 (payable within seven days from time of imposition) for any breach of discipline, misconduct, misuse of apparatus or reagents, or waste of gas, water and electricity. The amount and reason for the fine is to be reported in writing by the Vice-President and Executive Dean to the Vice-President (Corporate Services).
5.    The Vice-President and Executive Dean may refer any misconduct or offence on the part of a student to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) in accordance with this policy.
6.    All preparations and equipment made from materials supplied by the University shall remain the property of the University.

Appendix D

Sources of Information, Support and Advice for Students

Students and staff may obtain advice and assistance on the operation of Statute 6.4 or other policies or procedures which apply to students, as follows:

  • General Student Conduct and Student-Related Services: Manager, Student Policy and Projects 
  • Legislation, Policies and Procedure: Manager, Student Policy and Projects 
  • Counselling and Support: Health, Counselling and Disability Services
  • Student Conduct and Policies relating to Flinders Housing and University Hall: Dean of Flinders Housing
  • Policies on Equal Opportunity, Sexual Harassment, and Anti-Discrimination (race, disability, sexuality): Manager, Equal Opportunity and Diversity
  • Student-Related Policies and Procedures: Manager, Student Policy and Projects 
  • College Policies and Course-Related Matters: Head of College Services
  • Counselling and Support: Health and Counselling Services
  • Student Advocacy and Support: Flinders University Student Association