(1) The purpose of these Regulations is to:
a) maintain and protect the academic integrity at the University
b) regulate the conduct of students who are within the University premises, using University facilities and services or participating in University activities or assessment sessions, and
c) facilitate the proper functioning of the University.
2. Authorising Provision
(1) These Regulations are made under the RMIT Statute No. 1 and sections 28, 29 and 30 of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Act 2010.
(1) In these Regulations:
academic misconduct means conduct or behaviour as defined under regulation 5(1).
Academic Registrar means the officer who holds the position of Academic Registrar at the University.
assessment session means the specified period at which the assessment task is conducted.
assessment task means any examination, essay, assignment, practical or vocational placement or other work, in whole or in part, which forms part of a student’s academic assessment.
Board means the Student Conduct Board established to hear allegations of student misconduct under these Regulations.
Chair means the chair of the Student Conduct Board or the Student Conduct Appeals Committee or such other chair approved by the Vice Chancellor.
Committee means the Student Conduct Appeals Committee.
computing and network facilities includes, but is not limited to computers, computer systems, email and other communications networks and information facilities together with associated software, files and data storage and retrieval.
cost of damage means the monetary value of any damage to, or loss of, any property (including the cost of repair or replacement).
day means working days and does not include days when the University is closed.
document fraud means knowingly falsifying, forging or submitting documents that contain misleading or false information.
executive suspension means a decision by the Vice Chancellor to immediately suspend a student in accordance with regulation 9.
expel means to terminate a student’s enrolment at the University, without any right to enrol or re-enrol, unless the Vice Chancellor otherwise orders.
general misconduct means conduct or behaviour as defined under regulation 4(1).
high risk misconduct means conduct or behaviour as defined under regulation 6(1).
natural justice means the rules against bias and the right to a fair hearing.
officer means any person employed by the University.
plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person, without appropriate referencing, as though it is one’s own.
principal student organisation means the main body representing students at the relevant campus of the University.
research code means the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research as amended from time to time.
rules of evidence means the rules of evidence contained in the Evidence Act 2008 (Vic) applying to proceedings in Victorian courts of law.
secretary means the secretary of the Student Conduct Board or Student Appeals Committee.
senior officer means the dean or head of any school, any member of the Vice Chancellor’s Executive, the Academic Registrar, the Dean of Students, the Dean of the School of Graduate Research, the Deputy Pro Vice Chancellors (Learning and Teaching), the Director Student Services, the University Librarian, any Executive Director, any person acting in any of these positions, and any other person in a senior position nominated by the Vice Chancellor for the purpose of these Regulations.
serial academic misconduct means academic misconduct of a similar nature previously committed by a student at the University.
support person means a person to assist and accompany a student at a hearing under these Regulations.
suspend means to prohibit a student for a specified period from attending any teaching or assessment session or enter the University premises, use the University’s computing or network facilities, or represent the University, on terms and conditions imposed by the University.
teaching session means any activity carried out by the University as part of the provision of courses for students, including classes, tutorials, lectures and laboratory or workshop sessions, either in person or via the University’s computing or network facilities.
University premises means any buildings, streets, driveways, footways, and any other areas owned or controlled by the University and includes premises on which research, workshops camps, placements, examinations, professional, field or vocational placements are carried out or form part of the course, and any other study activities controlled or supervised by, or in the temporary possession of the University, and shall also include the premises of any interstate or international partner of the University.
Vice Chancellor means the person appointed to the position of Vice Chancellor and President of the University.