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Section 1 — General

1.1 General

1.2 Application of these Rules

1.2.1 General

1.2.2 Conduct of students and other persons

1.2.3 Course conducted in conjunction with another institution

1.3 Designation

Section 2 — Student requirements

2.1 General conduct

2.2 Identification

2.2.1 Student Identity Card

2.2.2 Student access to controlled areas and facilities

2.2.3 Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN)

2.2.4 Tax File Number (TFN)

2.3 Communication

2.4 Relevant documentary evidence

2.5 Study management

Section 3 — Course and subject requirements

3.1 Availability of courses and places

3.2 General course requirements

3.3 Legislative requirements

3.4 Professional experience requirements

3.5 Occupational requirements

3.6 Changes to courses

3.7 Subject requirements

3.8 Attendance and/or participation requirements

3.9 Retention of students' work

Section 4 — Fees, charges and other financial obligations

4.1 Liability for payment

4.2 Payment due date

4.3 Allocation of payment

4.4 Failure to pay

4.5 Refund of tuition fees and charges

4.6 Refund of student contribution debt

Section 5 — Admission

5.1 General

5.2 Application for admission

5.3 Offer of admission

5.4 Acceptance of offer

5.5 Deferral of commencement

5.6 Refusal of application, withdrawal of offer of admission and cancellation of admission or enrolment

5.6.5 Appeal

5.7 Requirements for admission

5.8 Specific course requirements for admission

5.9 Readmission

Section 6 — Credit recognition

6.1 General

6.2 Review of decision

6.3 Course requirements

Section 7 — Enrolment

7.1 Enrolment procedures

7.2 Concurrent enrolment at another tertiary educational institution

7.3 Cross-institutional enrolment

7.4 Non-award subject enrolment

7.5 Variation of enrolment

7.6 Leave of absence

7.7 Course transfer

7.8 Withdrawal from a course

Section 8 — Assessment of coursework subjects

8.1 Assessment requirements

8.2 Learning and assessment arrangements

8.2.1 General

8.2.2 Students with disability or ongoing illness

8.2.3 Students with carer responsibilities

8.2.4 Students from non-English speaking backgrounds

8.3 Special consideration of disruption to assessment

8.3.1 During the teaching period

8.3.2 During an examination

8.3.3 Absence from entire examination

8.4 Subject assessment results

8.5 Supplementary assessment in final teaching period

8.6 Review of final subject assessment results

8.6.1 Grounds for review

8.6.2 Review application

8.7 Student Assessment Review Committee

8.7.1 Composition

8.7.2 Conduct of meetings

8.7.3 Committee determination

8.7.4 Notification

8.8 Student misconduct

Section 9 — Examination of coursework subjects

9.1 Examination timetables

9.2 Student responsibilities

9.3 Conduct of examinations

9.4 Special conditions for examinations

9.5 Special examinations

9.6 Student misconduct during examinations

9.6.1 General

9.6.2 Misconduct during centrally conducted examinations

9.6.3 Misconduct during faculty-based examinations

9.6.4 Disorderly conduct during centrally conducted examinations

9.6.5 Disorderly conduct during faculty-based examinations

Section 10 — Academic progression

10.1 Application of these Rules

10.2 Assessment of rate of progress

10.3 Minimum rate of progress — undergraduate courses

10.4 Failure to maintain minimum rate of progress

10.5 Maximum time to complete course requirements

10.6 Repeated failure in a subject

10.7 Academic caution

10.8 Appeals

10.9 Result of appeal

Section 11 — Graduate research

11.1 Application of these Rules

11.2 Course requirements

11.3 Enrolment

11.4 Research work

11.5 Course transfer

11.6 Recognition of prior research

11.7 Period of candidature

11.8 Extension of candidature

11.9 Leave of absence

11.10 Failure to complete

11.11 Supervision

11.12 Thesis topic

11.13 Review of progress

11.14 Review of unsatisfactory progress

11.14.1 Grounds for review

11.14.2 Review application

11.14.3 Notification

11.15 Candidature assessment

11.16 Review of an unsatisfactory progress candidature assessment

11.16.1 Grounds for review

11.16.2 Review application

11.16.3 Notification

11.17 Thesis requirements

11.18 Oral presentation of thesis

11.19 Submission of thesis

11.20 Examination of thesis

11.21 Student misconduct

11.22 Deposit of thesis

11.23 Discontinuation of candidature

11.24 Appeal against discontinuation of candidature

11.25 Result of appeal

Section 12 — Higher Doctoral degree requirements

12.1 Higher Doctoral degrees

12.2 Requirements for award

12.3 Eligibility

12.4 Application

12.5 Submitted works

12.6 Examination of works

12.7 Deposit of works

Section 13 — Awards and graduation

13.1 Application of these Rules

13.2 Completion of requirements

13.2.1 Coursework

13.2.2 Graduate research

13.3 Eligibility to graduate

13.4 Conferral of award

13.5 Rescission of award

13.6 Award nomenclature

13.7 Level of award — classification and grading

13.8 University Medal

13.9 Testamurs

13.10 Academic dress

Section 14 — Honorary awards of the University

14.1 Honorary awards

14.2 Determination of recipients

14.3 Rescission of honorary award

Section 15 — Equipment loans

15.1 Equipment availability

15.2 Responsibilities of faculties and units

15.3 Responsibilities of borrowers

15.4 Non-compliance

Section 16 — Student misconduct and appeals

Part A — General provisions

16.1 Application

16.2 Definition of misconduct

16.3 Penalties

16.4 Designation

16.5 Procedural fairness

16.6 Allegation of misconduct

16.7 Admission of misconduct

16.8 Annual report of matters related to student misconduct

Part B — Temporary exclusion

16.9 Exclusion from facilities and/or participation in activities

Part C — Allegations of misconduct handled at the faculty level

16.10 Allegations referred to the Responsible Academic Officer

16.11 Responsible Academic Officer's decision on misconduct involving plagiarism

Part D — Allegations of misconduct handled centrally

16.12 Allegations referred to the Director, Governance Support Unit

16.13 University Student Conduct Committee

16.13.1 Composition

16.13.2 Conduct of meetings

16.13.3 Role

16.13.4 Procedures

16.13.5 Committee report

16.14 Vice-Chancellor's or Vice-Chancellor's nominee decision

Part E — Student misconduct appeals

16.15 Basis for appeals

16.16 Student Misconduct Appeals Committee

16.16.1 Composition

16.16.2 Objection to membership

16.16.3 Conduct of appeals proceedings

16.16.4 Role

16.16.5 Procedures

16.16.6 Dissolution of committee

16.16.7 Decision

16.16.8 Report

Section 17 — Appeals Committees of Academic Board

17.1 Constitution

17.2 Graduate Research Students' Appeals Committee

17.2.1 Composition

17.2.2 Terms of reference

17.3 Professional Experience Appeals Committee

17.3.1 Composition

17.3.2 Terms of reference

17.4 Appeals Committee (Non-disclosure)

17.4.1 Composition

17.4.2 Terms of reference

17.5 Procedures for Appeals Committees

17.6 Dissolution of an Appeals Committee

17.7 Decision of an Appeals Committee

17.8 Notification of decision

Section 18 — Use of the University Library

18.1 Definitions

18.2 General

18.3 Communication

18.4 Responsibilities of clients

18.5 Restrictions

18.6 Borrowing

18.6.1 Availability

18.6.2 Borrowing process

18.6.3 Reciprocal borrowing

18.6.4 Service agreements

18.6.5 Reserve and Electronic Reserve

18.6.6 Borrowing privileges

18.7 Offences and breaches of the Rules

18.8 Penalties, fines and fees

18.8.1 General

18.8.2 Failure to return

18.8.3 Replacement

18.8.4 Damage or mutilation

18.8.5 Incorrect return

18.8.6 Debts to the Library

18.9 Payment of fines, service fees and replacement fees

18.10 Reviews of decisions

18.11 Waiving of penalties or fees

Schedules

Schedule 1 — Definitions

Schedule 2 — Results and grades

Schedule 3 — Guidelines Relating to Student Misconduct and Appeals

1. Introduction

2. General principles

3. Guidelines for inquiry bodies

4. Guidelines for Student Misconduct Appeals Committees

Schedule 4 — Guidelines on Determining an Appropriate Penalty for Instances of Student Misconduct

1. Principles

2. Scale of penalties

3. Issues specific to each type of penalty

4. Differential effects of penalties

5. Admissions of wrongdoing/level of contrition of student

6. Intent

7. Start/end dates of penalties

8. Status of student pending appeal outcomes

9. Timing of decisions

10. Records of misconduct on transcripts

Schedule 5 — Guidelines for Handling Student Misconduct Involving Plagiarism

1. Definitions

2. Principles

3. Conflict of interest

4. Notification of an allegation

5. Meeting with the student (if required)

6. Matters to be referred to the Director, Governance Support Unit

7. Responsible Academic Officer's decision

8. Records