Governance

Costs, Miscellaneous and Records: Regulations for student conduct and discipline

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  • Regulations for Student Conduct and Discipline

Costs

21.(1) A Board of Discipline which has heard a charge of misconduct against a student or an appeal by a student may award the student the whole or part of the monetary costs which they have incurred in the hearing or appeal.

(2) If a Board of Discipline makes an award of costs, it will fix the amount payable and this amount will be paid to the student out of University funds.

(3) A student who believes that the award of costs by a Board of Discipline is unfair may appeal to the Vice-Chancellor for a review of this award.

Miscellaneous

Notice given to students

22.(1) A written notice required to be given to a student under these Regulations may be—

(a) given to the student in person;

(b) sent to the email address or fax number nominated by the student;

(c) posted to the last address provided to the Registrar as the student's place of residence.

(2) A notice sent by email or fax—

(a) is taken to be given and received on the day it is sent;

(b) must be sent by post also.

(3) A notice sent by post is taken to be given—

(a) three days after it is posted for addresses within Australia;

(b) seven days after it is posted for addresses outside Australia.

Interviews and hearings

23.(1) Except where the student waives the requirement for notice, a student must be given up to five days notice of any interview to be conducted in accordance with these Regulations and the University Policy on: Academic conduct: Ethical Scholarship, Academic Literacy and Academic Misconduct in order to arrange for another person to accompany the student to the interview.

(2) A staff member may delegate to another person the investigative and interviewing role in any case of alleged misconduct but not the authority to make a finding.

(3) If the Registrar is satisfied that it would be impractical for a student to attend an interview or hearing required under these Regulations, the Registrar must determine a fair alternative process to ensure that the student has an opportunity to present a case to the staff member or Board concerned.

Records

24.(1) Details of misconduct findings and penalties are not entered on a student's formal academic record.

(2) For internal information purposes only, a reference to misconduct findings is maintained by way of a confidential comment on a student's internal academic record entered by a sub-dean, Faculty Administrative Officer or the Manager of Student Administration to indicate that a confidential file exists for that student.

(3) For the purposes of recording academic misconduct findings, the appropriate notification, in accordance with the University Policy on: Academic conduct: Ethical Scholarship, Academic Literacy and Academic Misconduct will be put on the student's file by the Academic Conduct Adviser.

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