Student Misconduct Rule

The Student Misconduct Rule applies to all University and The College students, and is effective from 1 January 2016.

The Rule outlines the misconduct process, and clearly defines the roles and responsibilities of staff and students.

What is student misconduct?

The Rule defines student misconduct as being any one or all of the following:

Academic misconduct: Conduct by a student that in any way undermines or otherwise puts at risk the academic integrity of any course, unit of study or assessment (including examinations) or the University's academic reputation.

General misconduct: Conduct by a student that is contrary to accepted standards of behaviour at the University including conduct that:

(a)    places at risk the health, safety or welfare of any person;
(b)    places at risk the business or other operations, systems or activities of the University;
(c)    disrupts or interferes with another person's ability to access or enjoy the University's facilities or services.

Research misconduct: Conduct by a student in connection with research that seriously deviates from accepted standards for the proposal, conduct or reporting of research, including any breach of any University or other applicable law, regulation or code relating to research, such as the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research.

Further information

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Revised Student Misconduct Rule

At the Board of Trustees meeting held 16 October 2019, a revised Student Misconduct Rule was approved. The revised Rule will come into effect from 1 January 2020.

The Office of Governance Services is hosting information sessions on changes to the Rule. Please register here (opens in a new window).