Code of Conduct
Tauondi Aboriginal College has created the Student Code of Conduct to describe the responsibilities and rights, and associated expected basic level of conduct of all Tauondi Aboriginal College students. This ensures that the College remains a safe, healthy and harmonious academic and work environment, free from harassment for all members of Tauondi community.
- Tauondi Aboriginal College has created the Student Code of Conduct to describe the responsibilities and rights, and associated expected basic level of conduct of all Tauondi Aboriginal College students. This ensures that the College remains a safe, healthy and harmonious academic and work environment, free from harassment for all members of Tauondi community.
- By being admitted as a student of Tauondi Aboriginal College, each student is bound by Tauondi’s Student Code of Conduct, Guidelines and other lawful directions.
- A person who has lodged an application for enrolment is bound by and must comply with Tauondi’s Student Code of Conduct, Guidelines and other lawful directions as if he or she were already admitted as a student, until the application has been finalised.
- Any report of a breach of this Code brought against a student will be dealt with in accordance with the provisions of the Breach of Code of Conduct Procedure.
- This Code applies to all students while they are:
- on a College campus or facility
- involved in a College activity or under the auspices of the College
- undertaking travel to and from the College, paid for by the College
- within accommodation paid for by the College
- in the course of any field trip, workshop or practicum organised by or for the College.
- Regardless of what is in this Code, all students and the College retain the right and responsibility to refer alleged breaches of the Student Code of Conduct to authorities external to the College at any stage.
Unless otherwise specified, for the purposes of this Code:
academic misconduct – means conduct associated with assignments, essays, tests and other forms of assessment, and includes:
- cheating in a test, examination or other form of assessment;
- presenting another person’s work for assessment as if it were one’s own, or other forms of plagiarism;
- fabrication or falsification of data or research results; and
- falsification of an academic record.
1) Students are expected to:
- make themselves aware of all Tauondi Guidelines and policies pertaining to their rights and responsibilities as students
- observe all Guidelines and lawful directions concerning their conduct that are made and published from time to time by Tauondi
2) Students are expected to act at all times in a way that:
- respects the rights, privileges and well-being of others
- does not impair the functioning of the College
- does not impinge on the reasonable freedom of other persons to pursue their studies, research, duties or lawful activities at Tauondi or Tauondi facilities,
- is not harmful, or likely to be harmful, to the reputation or to the standard operation of the College or its activities.
3) Students have a responsibility to participate, as far as is possible within each student’s individual circumstances, in the functioning of the College, including through the provision of constructive feedback on the teaching-learning environment.
4) In the area of their learning at the College, students are expected to:
- take responsibility for monitoring their own progress in the teaching and learning environment and the academic program, taking into account their level of access to staff and various support services provided by the College
- make themselves aware of all unit or subject information available to them
- attend teaching-learning activities as required and participate actively and positively in the teaching-learning environment
- comply with workload expectations and submit required work in accordance with protocols and procedures agreed with the appropriate trainer
- make themselves aware of their individual rights and responsibilities regarding the proper use of copyright material
- refrain from any form of academic misconduct
- raise any questions or concerns with the appropriate staff member in a timely manner.
5) Students must not wilfully damage, misuse or use without authority the College’s property or any other property lawfully connected to the College.
1) A breach of the Student Code of Conduct means conduct on the part of a student that:
- unreasonably impinges on or impairs the reasonable freedom of other persons to pursue their studies, research, duties or lawful activities or College facilities, or to participate in the life of the College, or
- unreasonably interferes with the due processes of the College, or is detrimental, or likely to be detrimental, to the reputation or to the orderly functioning of the College, and/or activities that are adverse to the College’s academic, commercial, legal, social or cultural standing.
2) Without limiting the generality of clause 4(1), a student may be in breach of the Student Code of Conduct if he or she:
- a) wilfully, recklessly or negligently engages in conduct which causes, or is likely to cause, bodily injury to any person or which by its nature unreasonably endangers the safety of other persons
- b) attacks, harasses, threatens or intimidates any person, or attempts to attack, harass, threaten or intimidate any person
c) engages in, or assists another student to engage in, academic or other misconduct
d) fails to comply with a requirement or direction prescribed or given in relation to the conduct of assessment
e) knowingly makes a false representation with respect to a matter which relates to the student
f) wilfully or negligently destroys, damages, loses or removes, wrongly deals with or otherwise engages in conduct which involves unauthorised or unjustified interference with any College property lawfully connected to the College
g) enters, or enters and remains without authority in any part of the College where entry is prohibited or is allowed only with authority.
h) without lawful authority:
i) gains access to, or attempts to gain access to a computer system or part of a computer system of the College
ii) obtains access to, alters, or attempts to gain access to any document or record kept by the College.
i) wilfully obstructs, or attempts to obstruct, or interferes or attempts to interfere with:
i) the use of any College premises, facilities or equipment
ii) the orderly conduct of any College teaching group, assessment, examination or ceremony or any meeting of the Council or a board, committee or any other body convened on College business, or any other activity, function or program held at the College
iii) any member of the College staff in the performance of the staff member’s duties.
j) without lawful authority, discloses to any person any information relating to the College or its affairs which is of a confidential nature and which the student knows, or ought reasonably to know, to be of such a nature
k) contravenes or fails to comply with:
i) a notice duly served to give evidence to a relevant body constituted under College regulation, a request to disclose his or her name and address, or to produce evidence of identity, where required to do so by an authorised officer of the College in the course of his or her duties
ii) any College regulation or any lawful order of a College employee or of a person acting under the College’s authority.
l) does or omits to do any act where such act or omission:
i) would constitute an offence, had it occurred in a public place or on a public road
ii) in any place wheresoever might endanger the safety or health of any person or damage or destroy any property
iii) in any place wheresoever disrupts or tends to disrupt the peace or good order of the College
iv) impedes or tends to impede any College activity
v) constitutes a dishonest act
vi) brings the College into disrepute.
m) uses the College’s information technology equipment or systems in a manner that breaches the Computer and Internet Use Guidelines;
n) engages in cyber bullying or related activities.o) engages in any activity that would result in the student breaching Tauondi Guidelines.
- If you witness a student or suspect that a student may be breaching the Tauondi Student Code of Conduct, you may bring this to the College’s attention by speaking to the Complaints Officer or by notifying the Complaints officer in writing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- All allegations of breaches of the Code and all breaches of this Code will be dealt with in accordance with the Breach of Student Code of Conduct Procedures briefly outlined in Student Handbook.
- 1) Students found to have breached the student code of conduct may have one or more of the following conditions set upon their enrolment at Tauondi Aboriginal College:
- a) Withdrawal: immediate withdrawal from all courses currently enrolled in at Tauondi.
- b) Suspension: A student’s enrolment may be suspended for a period of time as decided by the CEO or delegate.
- c) Ban: A student may be banned from entering Tauondi grounds.
- d) Re-enrolment subject to conditions: The CEO or delegate may set conditions on any future enrolments for the Student at Tauondi.
2) Tauondi takes a zero tolerance approach to violence and accordingly students who behave in a violent manner may be withdrawn and/or banned from Tauondi without a breach of code of conduct preceding.3) Tauondi staff have the right to refuse entry to class or remove a student from class if the student is acting in a dangerous or disruptive manner. Staff can instigate this without referring the student to a Breach of Code of Conduct preceding.