Academic misconduct includes
- Regular lateness in attending classes and lateness in submitting assignments and assessable work
- Failure to attend classes or other contact sessions and failure to submit assessable work according to deadlines
- Using mobile phones or other electronic devises in classrooms as they must be switched OFF prior to entering classrooms.
Cheating means gaining a unfair advantage in an assessment by deception or a breach of the rules governing the assessment
- Plagiarism is when using some else’s work, ideas, writing or inventions as your own and failing to acknowledge the source is unacceptable.
2. It is against the law to authorise or assist another person to discriminate against or sexually harass someone. This means a person must not ask, instruct and or encourage anyone else to undertake these actions.
2. You may only copy Brighten Institute Australia materials in accordance with Copyright Act 1968 https://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/C2015C00586
Over the past 30 years the Commonwealth Government and the state and territory governments have introduced laws to help protect people from discrimination and harassment.
The following laws operate at a federal level and the Australian Human Rights Commission has statutory responsibilities under them:
- Age Discrimination Act 2004
- Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986
- Disability Discrimination Act 1992
- Racial Discrimination Act 1975
- Sex Discrimination Act 1984.
The following laws operate at a state and territory level, with state and territory equal opportunity and anti-discrimination agencies having statutory responsibilities under them:
- Australian Capital Territory – Discrimination Act 1991
- New South Wales – Anti-Discrimination Act 1977
- Northern Territory – Anti-Discrimination Act 1996
- Queensland – Anti-Discrimination Act 1991
- South Australia – Equal Opportunity Act 1984
- Tasmania – Anti-Discrimination Act 1998
- Victoria – Equal Opportunity Act 2010
- Western Australia – Equal Opportunity Act 1984.
Any form of discrimination is not acceptable at Brighten Institute Australia and will not be tolerated.
Serious cases of discrimination will be viewed as misconduct and dealt with accordingly by the CEO and is of a serious nature will be referred to the Australian Human Rights Commission.
Direct and Indirect Discrimination
3. Direct discrimination is when a person treats, or proposes to treat, someone unfavourably because of a personal characteristic protected by law. Direct discrimination often happens because people make unfair assumptions about what people with certain personal characteristics can and cannot do.
4. Indirect discrimination occurs when an unreasonable condition is imposed that disadvantages a person with a personal characteristic protect by law. Indirect discrimination happens when a workplace policy, practice or behaviour seems to treat all workers the same way, but it actually unfairly disadvantages someone because of a personal characteristic protected by law.
2. When attending the Institute you are expected to attire in a standards that is neat, clean and safe at all times as would be expected in the workplace.
2. Harassment of any kind will not be tolerated and will be subject to disciplinary action. Please refer to the Grievance Policy and Procedures for more information on bullying and harassment.
Any act of misuse, vandalism, theft, malicious or unwarranted damage or destruction, defacing (including graffiti), disfiguring or unsafe or unauthorised use of property belonging to BIA is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct.
Please keep noise to a minimum. Any complaints will be recorded and if persists will result as inappropriate behaviour and is considered inappropriate.
3. When arriving or leaving the building or the floor, please be mindful of other businesses in the immediate vicinity and avoid noise.
Classroom / Students Lounge
4. Interruptions and excessive noise in the classroom and nor student lounge will result in you being asked to leave and you will be marked absent.
5. Offensive material will not be displayed or produced in any part of the Institute.
6. Students of Brighten Institute Australia are required to treat all members of staff with respect. This means that they should not talk through classes, and show any disrespect to lecturers. Speaking consistently while lectures are in progress will not be tolerated and students will be asked to leave the classroom if they continually interrupt the lecturer or other classmates.
5. Please appreciate that serious offenses such as assault, theft, wilful damage and unlawful activities are highly likely to attract a suspension and or expulsion where this action is impacting on your ability to continue or complete your studies.
6. Where a serious breach has been committed a No Refund policy will apply.
7. For minor offenses you will receive a Letter of Warning requesting you to immediately rectify your behaviour.
8. Sanctions may apply including suspension for consistent minor breaches of the Code of Conduct.
7. Please keep your Student Identification on you at all times when attending on campus sessions, failure to do so will result in you being requested to vacate the floor.
8. Conduct which disrupts staff and hinders them delivering education and training programs and services or other services in an orderly manner is a breach of conduct.
9. This applies not only in classrooms but in all parts of Brighten Institute Australia during study visits and student activities.
10. Any individual or group behaviour which is abusive, indecent, violent, excessively noisy, disorderly, dangerous, and offensive or which unreasonably disturbs other groups or individuals is prohibited.