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Higher Education Academic Integrity and Honesty Policy

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Type: Policy
PD Number: PD20100403
Status: TAFE POLICY

1. Objectives – Policy Statement

1.1

TAFE NSW Higher Education upholds the principle that academic integrity relies on the application of honesty in all scholarly endeavour.

1.2

Students of TAFE NSW Higher Education are subject to policy and procedure governing academic misconduct.

1.3

Academic misconduct will not be tolerated and any detected instances will incur penalties.

2. Audience and Applicability

2.1

This policy applies to all TAFE NSW Higher Education students enrolled in higher education courses who are expected to conduct themselves in their academic studies honestly and ethically and carefully acknowledge the work of others in all their academic activities.

3.Context

3.1

This Policy Accords with: 3.1.1

National Protocols for Higher Education Approval Processes.

3.1.2

Generally accepted standards in higher education practice.

3.2 Document History and Details

Implementation date – 28-9-2010

Web publication date – 15/05/2015

Reference Number – PD/2010/0403/V01

Approval date – 24-8-2010

Approving officer – Deputy Director-General TAFE and Community Education

Superseded documents

Document history

Main changes since previous version

Policy contact

Director, TAFE NSW Higher Education (02) 9217 4381

NSW TAFE Commission reference numbers – N/A

SCIS Number – N/A

Publication data

Publicly-available – Yes

Storage location – wwwpolicies: central

Primary location – TAFE | Student administration | Discipline & behaviour

Leading and Managing the School categories – none

Subject keywords – cheating, collusion, plagiarism, honesty

4. Responsibilities and Delegations

4.1

Academic staff are responsible for assessment and marking of TAFE NSW Higher Education student assignments.

4.2

Academic staff are responsible for monitoring and reporting academic misconduct.

4.3

Academic staff have a responsibility to explain to students both good scholarly practice and academic integrity.

4.4

Students have a responsibility to conduct themselves in their academic studies honestly and ethically and acknowledge the work of others in all their academic activities.

5. Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Requirements

5.1

This document will be reviewed and updated regularly in line with the TAFE NSW Higher Education Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement Framework.

6.Contact

Director, TAFE NSW Higher Education

(02) 9217 4381

Last Modified: 2017-03-06 14:58:18

Higher Education Academic Integrity and Honesty Procedures

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Type: Procedure
PD Number: PD20100403
Status: TAFE POLICY

Implementation Document Summary

Implementation Document

Higher Education Academic Integrity and Honesty Procedures – TAFE NSW

Description

Document type

Procedure

Associated policy

Higher Education Academic Integrity and Honesty Policy – TAFE NSW

Applicability

TAFE NSW Higher Education Institution

Document contact

Director, TAFE NSW Higher Education

(02) 9217 4381

Last updated

28-9-2010

Last Modified: 2017-03-06 14:48:03

Student Discipline Policy

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Type: Policy
PD Number: PD20020075
Status: TAFE POLICY

1.Objectives – Policy Statement

1.1

That the TAFE Commission (TAFE NSW) may impose penalties (including pecuniary penalties) for breaches of discipline by students of TAFE NSW.

2. Audience and Applicability

2.1

The Student Discipline Policy applies throughout the TAFE Commission.

2.2

A student commits a breach of discipline when the student engages in conduct that

2.2.1 impairs the reasonable freedom of any person (whether or not a student) to pursue his or her studies, research or work in TAFE NSW or on the premises of TAFE NSW or to participate in the activities of, or associated with, TAFE NSW, or

2.2.2 is prejudicial to the management of TAFE NSW or any part of it.

2.3

The Student Discipline Mandatory Procedures – TAFE NSW

2.3.1 provide examples of breaches of discipline by students and may include other statements clarifying the meaning of breach of discipline.

2.3.2 set out the procedures by which TAFE NSW will deal with alleged breaches of discipline by students.

3.Context

3.1

As noted in point 1.1, section 7 (1) (f) of the of the Technical and Further Education Commission Act 1990 says that TAFE NSW may impose penalties (including pecuniary penalties) for breaches of discipline by students of TAFE NSW establishments.

3.2

This policy exists in the context of other relevant legislation including:

3.3 Document History and Details

Policy title – Student Discipline Policy – TAFE NSW

Implementation date – 01/09/2000

Web publication date – 30/03/2015

Reference Number – PD/2002/0075/V03

Approval date – 11/02/2008

Approving officer – A/General Manager TAFE Operations

Superseded documents – This policy replaces Student Discipline Policy V1.

Document history

Main changes since previous version

  • Policy updated into 2008 Policy format
  • Mandatory Procedures developed

 

NSW TAFE Commission reference numbers – N/A

SCIS Number – N/A

Publication data

Publicly-available – Yes

Storage location – wwwpolicies: central

Primary location – TAFE | Student administration | Discipline & behaviour

Leading and Managing the School categories – none

Subject keywords – student discipline, breach of discipline, designated officer, penalties, exclusion, expulsion, appeals, review committee

4. Responsibilities and Delegations

4.1 TAFE Student Services is responsible for:

4.1.1 Providing support on the application of this policy and mandatory procedures.

4.1.2  Maintenance of this policy and mandatory procedures.

4.2 TAFE Regions are Responsible for:

4.2.1 the effective administration and implementation of this policy and mandatory procedures.

5. Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Requirements

5.1 TAFE Student Services will:

5.1.1 monitor the implementation of this policy and review at least every three years to assess continued relevance and continuous improvement.

6.Contact

6.1 For TAFE NSW Students

Students should contact the nominated Student Discipline Delegate within their campus/institute of enrolment.

6.2 For TAFE NSW Staff

Region inquiries regarding the implementation of this policy or its associated procedures should be directed to:

Manager, Operations & Regional Support, Student Services

Last Modified: 2017-06-23 12:24:36

Violent Behaviour, Identification of History and Management Policy

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Type: Policy
PD Number: PD20070368
Status: TAFE POLICY

1.Objectives – Policy Statement

1.1

TAFE NSW is committed to ensuring a safe and healthy working and learning environment for staff, students and visitors at all TAFE NSW colleges, campuses and all other workplaces across the organisation, in accordance with its legislative obligations.

1.2

In order to meet its obligations, TAFE NSW will ensure it has systems and procedures in place for the identification and appropriate management of students who behave in a manner, or who have a history of behaviour, which may pose a current risk to the health, safety and wellbeing of any person within TAFE NSW. These systems and procedures will include the undertaking of risk assessment and, where necessary, the development and implementation of risk management strategies, including, in exceptional circumstances, a determination to exclude a student from enrolment in TAFE NSW.

1.3

TAFE NSW will ensure training and instruction is provided to staff commensurate with their roles and responsibilities to enable them to comply with this policy.

1.4

TAFE NSW will review its systems and procedures periodically to ensure the content remains relevant and consistent with corporate objectives and legislative obligations.

1.5

Students have a responsibility to advise TAFE NSW of a history of violent behaviour. For this purpose violence is defined as any behaviour which poses a current risk to the physical or psychological safety and wellbeing of others.

1.6

TAFE NSW is committed to offering vocational education and training to the community and providing an appropriate, safe environment to suit the needs of students and maximise their success in their studies. All reasonable opportunities to accommodate a student identified with a history of violent behaviour will be considered and explored before a decision will be made to decline a student’s enrolment or terminate an existing enrolment.

2. Audience and Applicability

2.1

This policy applies to employees of TAFE NSW, students, visitors, volunteers and contractors while visiting or conducting business on departmental workplace and while participating in authorised departmental activities outside of departmental workplaces.

2.2

A reference to “student” in this policy indicates a currently enrolled student, a re-enrolling student or a prospective student seeking enrolment at TAFE NSW.

3.Context

3.1

This policy has been developed to assist TAFE NSW Regions to meet the requirements of the A/Director-General’s memorandum ‘Prevention of Violence in Schools and TAFE NSW Colleges: Provision of Information to Staff on Students with a History of Violence’ (DN/03/00589) and the Legal Issues Bulletin No.40A (The Collection, Use and Disclosure of Information about TAFE NSW Students with a History of Violence) and Work Health and Safety (WHS) legislation

3.2

This policy is in accordance with the NSW Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act), NSW Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002(Privacy Legislation) Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and Disability Standards for Education 2005.

3.3

Where relevant, this policy should be read in conjunction with other related Departmental policies and procedures including

  • Student Discipline Policy PD20020075
  • Enrolment Policy TAFE NSW PD/2005/0198/V01
  • Legal Issues Bulletin no 37 – Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000. A Summary of the Key Features
  • Legal Issues Bulletin no 40 – Collection, use and disclosure of information about students with a history of violence
  • WHS Risk Management Guidelines and Support Tools PD20050256 (Student Behaviour)
  • Responding to Suggestions, Complaints and Allegations Procedures PD/2002/0051/V01
  • Incident Reporting Policy PD/2007/0362/V01
  • Work Health and Safety, online Safety Management System
  • Guidelines for TAFE NSW colleges and campuses: management of serious incidents
  • Technical and Further Education Commission Act 1990

3.4 Document History and Details

Implementation date – 1 January 2008

Web publication date – 14/01/2008

Reference Number – PD/2007/0368/V01

Approval date – 12 December 2007

Approving officer – General Manager, TAFE Operations

Superseded documents – N/A

Document history – N/A

Main changes since previous version – N/A

Policy contact 

General Manager, TAFE Operations, 02 9244 5102

NSW TAFE Commission reference numbers – N/A

SCIS Number – N/A

Publication data

Publicly-available – Yes

Storage location – wwwpolicies: central

Primary location – TAFE | Student administration | Discipline & behaviour

Leading and Managing the School categories – none

Subject keywords – Violent, Behaviour, Identification, History, Management, history of violence, violent behaviour

4. Responsibilities and Delegations

4.1

TAFE Operations & Regional Support is responsible for the maintenance of, and guidance to implement, this policy and relevant procedures.

4.2

TAFE Regions are responsible for the effective administration and implementation of this policy and relevant procedures.

4.3

TAFE NSW students are responsible for adhering to the directives contained in this policy and relevant procedures.

5. Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Requirements

5.1 The TAFE NSW Student Services will:

5.1.1 Monitor the implementation of the Violent Behaviour, Identification of History and Management Policy – TAFE NSW

5.1.2 Evaluate and report on the effectiveness of the Violent Behaviour, Identification of History and Management Policy – TAFE NSW to the TAFE Executive.

5.1.3 This policy will be reviewed each year and at other times if any significant new information or legislative or organisational change warrants a change to the document.

6. Contact

TAFE NSW students are to refer their inquiries to the college of their enrolment.

Regions are to refer inquiries to Manager, Operations & Regional Support, TAFE NSW Student Services.

Last Modified: 2017-06-23 12:25:13