All students must accept at enrolment their shared responsibility for maintaining a safe, harmonious and tolerant learning environment.

Where a student breaches the code, the Leadcentre may take disciplinary action.

Misconduct allegations:

Any student or mentor can raise an allegation of misconduct. All allegations of misconduct are subject to an investigation process. Designated Officers (mentors, officers of Leadcentre), have the authority to investigate allegations.

If an allegation is proven, penalties can range from a formal warning to suspension or exclusion, depending on the severity of misconduct.

Plagiarism:

Most common type of misconduct is plagiarism. For the purpose of this policy and these procedures, plagiarism means presenting another person’s work as one’s own work by presenting, copying or reproducing it without appropriate acknowledgement of the source. Plagiarism is a form of academic dishonesty but, for purposes of this policy and these procedures, is treated separately.

Plagiarism includes presenting work for assessment, publication, or otherwise, that includes:

(a) phrases, clauses, sentences, paragraphs or longer extracts from published or unpublished work (including from the Internet) without appropriate acknowledgement of the source; or

(b) the work of another person, without acknowledgement of the source and presented in a way that exceeds boundaries of legitimate co-operation.

The presentation of work containing the points above is regarded as plagiarism, regardless of the author’s intentions.

Academic dishonesty:

Academic dishonesty is the result of underdeveloped academic skills. Its can arise from:

(a) recycling – that is, the resubmission for assessment of work that is the same, or substantially the same, as work previously submitted for assessment in the same or in a different unit of study (except in the case of legitimate resubmission with the approval of the examiner for purposes of improvement); 

(b) fabrication of data; 

(c) the engagement of another person to complete or contribute to an assessment in place of the student, whether for payment or otherwise or accepting such an engagement from another student;

(d) communication, whether by speaking or some other means, to another candidate during an examination; 

(e) bringing into an examination forbidden material such as textbooks, notes, calculators or computers; 

(f) attempting to read other another student’s work during an examination; 

(g) writing an examination or test paper, or consulting with another person about the examination or test, outside the confines of the examination room without permission; 

(h) copying from another student during an examination; and 

(i) inappropriate use of electronic devices to access information during an examination.

Assessments/Assignments:

Assessment enables students to demonstrate progress towards attaining learning outcomes. Learning outcomes define what students are expected to know, understand or be able to do, to be successful in a subject. Subject learning outcomes describe something demonstrable and measurable. 

Due dates for assessment tasks may fall into any part of the teaching period. Dates must be chosen to allow feedback to be received by students before the next related assessment task is due and before the final examination. The timing of assessment tasks throughout a course should be managed so that students receive any necessary feedback before the next task and before the final examination (or equivalent tasks). Marks and grades will be awarded as follows:

Grade

HD - High Distinction - Marks 85-100

D - Distinction - Marks 75-84

C - Credit - Marks 65-74

P - Pass - Marks 50-64

CP - Concessional Pass - Marks 45-49

F - Fail - Marks 0-44

INC - Incomplete - Further work required to complete

AF - Absent Fail - Not completing assignments/assessments

W - Withdrawn

DIS - Discontinued

A request to re-marking will be entertained only in one instance per student per subject and a sum of Aus $100 will be required by the student to initiate the process.

Discretionary Powers:

The Course Administrator has discretion to: 

a. permit re-enrolment in a unit failed twice previously; 

b. permit variation from the prescribed requirements for majors and courses where it can be demonstrated that learning objectives stipulated by the course or major can be achieved and accreditation requirements will be satisfied; 

c. exclude for a period a student from a course due to inadequate academic progress including the twice failure in a prescribed unit; 

d. impose conditions on continued course enrolment due to unsatisfactory progress or unprofessional or unethical conduct

Graduation:

Students who have completed course requirements must graduate and are not permitted to defer graduation. All graduations will be conducted by the Course providing institution in their source country and it will be the responsibility of the students to bear the costs of graduation which will be notified later by Leadcentre. All travel costs to graduation also will be borne by the student. On completion of the course:

a. A student who has completed the requirements of a course shall shall be notified that they are eligible to graduate. 

b. The Graduation Lists are submitted to the Academic Board of the Course providers for approval before each ceremony are the lists of students who have been certified as having completed their course requirements. 

c. Students shall not be deemed graduates nor may they attend a graduation ceremony until they are approved to do so by the Course Provider institution. 

d. Students deemed graduates who are unable to attend the graduation ceremony following their graduation in the award may apply to attend the next ceremony or else elect to receive their certificates by Leadcentre at their own local community gathering in Australia.

Intermission:

Students may apply for intermission (approved leave of absence) of up to two years after which the student's place in the course will lapse unless the student resumes study in the course at that time. 

a. Students may apply for intermission prior to the census date after which it is assumed that the whole teaching period will be counted for the student's maximum period of candidature. 

b. A student who resumes study after intermission will resume the course under the new course rules in operation at resumption. The Course Administrator may exercise discretion in the application of the course rules that may have changed during intermission. The Course Administrator's decision is final.