(1) The purpose of this Statute is to:
a) provide for the organisation, management and good governance of the University
b) make provision in respect of the Academic Board
c) make provision for academic and student matters, and
d) provide for the making of Regulations.
2. Authorising provision
(1) This Statute is made under section 28 of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Act 2010.
(1) The provisions of this Statute apply to all Statutes and Regulations.
(2) Unless the contrary intention appears:
a) words and terms used in any Statute or Regulation have the same meaning as they have in the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Act 2010, and
b) the Interpretation of Legislation Act 1984 applies to the interpretation of all Statutes and Regulations.
(3) A reference in a Statute or Regulation to an Act, Statute, Regulation, policy or procedure unless the contrary intention appears, is a reference to that Act, Statute, Regulation, policy or procedure as amended or re-enacted as the case may be.
(4) Where a Statute or Regulation is revoked, amended or re-enacted the revocation, amendment or re-enactment does not, unless the contrary intention appears, affect:
a) any right, privilege or liability acquired, accrued or incurred under the revoked or amended Statute or Regulation
b) any penalty or punishment incurred in respect of any offence committed under the revoked or amended Statute or Regulation, or
c) any investigation, inquiry, legal proceedings or remedy in respect of any such right, privilege, liability, penalty or punishment and any such investigation, inquiry, legal proceedings or remedy may be instituted, continued or enforced and any such penalty or punishment may be imposed as if the revoking or amending Statute or Regulation had not been made.
(5) Unless the contrary intention appears:
a) words in the singular include the plural, and words in the plural include the singular
b) any reference to any person holding an office is a reference to the person who holds or discharges the duties of that office for the time being, and
c) where any power is conferred or duty imposed on any holder of an office that power may be exercised and the duty performed by the holder for the time being of that office.
(1) In any Statute or Regulation, unless the contrary intention appears:
Academic Board means the Academic Board established by Council under section 20 of the Act.
Act means the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Act 2010.
administrative error means an administrative error that results in an award being conferred to a person that has not fulfilled the requirements for the award to be conferred.
award includes a degree, diploma, certificate, license, honorary degree or other award.
college means the academic colleges specified by Council from time to time.
common seal means the University common seal referred to in section 7 of the Act.
electoral roll means an electoral roll, established and maintained by the returning officer in accordance with the Elections Regulations.
enrolled or enrolment means enrolled as a student of the University in accordance with the relevant policies and procedures.
fraud, for the purposes of Part 5, Division 2 of this Statute, includes but is not limited to:
a) a false or misleading statement by a candidate for an award
c) use of false or fabricated data or material by a candidate in submitting work for examination, or
d) any other dishonest act on the part of the candidate.
honoris causa means for the sake of the honor.
intellectual property means confidential information or any rights resulting from intellectual activity in the industrial, scientific, literary or artistic fields, including but not limited to rights under the Patents Act 1990, Copyright Act 1968, Design Act 2003, Trade Marks Act 1995, Plant Variety Rights Act 1987, Circuit Layouts Act 1989 and rights under any convention to which Australia is a party and under the common law.
member of the University means a person referred to in subsection 4(3) of the Act, adjunct professors, Honorary University Fellows and such other persons as Council may from time to time determine.
misconduct means general misconduct and/or academic misconduct and/or high risk misconduct.
Official University Holiday means those days as the Vice Chancellor may declare.
person authorised by the University, for the purposes of Part 11 of this Statute, means:
a) an employee of the University, or
b) a person employed or engaged by a contractor of the University to provide security services.
postgraduate student means any student enrolled as a candidate for a graduate certificate, graduate diploma, degree of Master or Doctor or any other course for admission to which completion of a degree is normally required.
Regulations means regulations of the University made under Part 5 of the Act.
returning officer has the meaning given to it in section 29(2) of this Statute.
section means, except when used in reference to the Act, a section of the relevant Statute or Regulations.
Statute means a statute of the University made under Part 5 of the Act.
a) any person enrolled at the University, or
b) for the purposes of Part 7 of this Statute and any associated Regulations, any person who was enrolled at the time when the person is alleged to have committed misconduct, for any award of the University.
This does not include any person who:
a) has qualified for the award for which they have been enrolled and the period from the end of the examination period to the commencement of the next semester (excluding summer semester where relevant) has expired
b) has been excluded from the University or had their candidature terminated pursuant to any Statute or Regulation
c) has not for any academic year or period of study re-enrolled by the date prescribed, or
d) has given the Academic Registrar notice in writing of discontinuance by the date prescribed.
undergraduate student means any student, whether they are a graduate of the University or of any other tertiary institution enrolled as a candidate for an award of the University not being a postgraduate award of the University.
University activities, for the purposes of Part 11 of this Statute, include:
a) attendance at or participation in University lectures, seminars, assessments and classes (including online and distance participation)
b) participating in internships, placements, study tours or student exchanges associated with or organised by the University, and
c) participating in excursions, trips, functions, events, games or competitions associated with or organised by the University.
University body means Council, its committees and the Academic Board.
University facilities and services include any building, equipment, vehicle, service or amenity provided by the University including University library resources and information technology resources.
University legislation means the Act, Statutes and Regulations.
University premises means premises:
a) owned by the University
b) occupied by the University, and/or
c) under the control of the University.
VET means Vocational Education and Training.