Part 5. Admission, Conduct and Exclusion
17. Admission as a student
1. The University must conduct admission of students in accordance with University legislation and the policies and procedures of the University.
2. Subject to any agreement or arrangement with a government agency or other body empowered to administer the admissions of Victorian universities, the University may decide, in its absolute discretion, whether to accept an application for admission as a student.
3. Upon enrolment, a student is bound by the University’s statutes, regulations and policies and procedures.
Division 2—Student misconduct
18. Student misconduct
A person commits student misconduct if the person commits—
a. student academic misconduct; or
b. student general misconduct.
19. Student academic misconduct
A person commits student academic misconduct if he or she while a student engages in conduct that is prescribed in the regulations to be student academic misconduct.
20. Student general misconduct
A person commits student general misconduct if he or she while a student engages in conduct that is prescribed in the regulations to be student general misconduct.
Division 3. Academic progress
21. Academic progress review
1. The University may, in accordance with the regulations, review whether a student has maintained satisfactory academic progress.
2. The University may exclude a student who has failed to maintain satisfactory academic progress.
Division 4. Suspension, exclusion and sanctions
22. Sanctions for student misconduct
A person who is found to have committed student misconduct is liable to the sanction determined under the regulations.
23. Suspension and exclusion
1. Unless the regulations provide otherwise and subject to subsection (2), if—
a. the sanction imposed for student misconduct is suspension from the University for a period, the person is immediately suspended from the University for that period;
b. the sanction imposed for student misconduct is exclusion from the University, the person is excluded immediately upon imposition of that sanction.
Example: A sanction of exclusion from the University is applied to a person found to have cheated in an examination. The person is excluded from the University immediately upon the sanction being imposed.
2. The University may, to enable consideration of an application for review or appeal, stay —
a. an exclusion;
b. a suspension; or
c. any sanction.
3. The regulations may—
a. confer on a person who has been suspended or excluded, a right to—
i. apply for the review of the decision;
ii. appeal the decision or a decision following a review of the decision; and
b. provide for imposition of an additional sanction (including suspension or exclusion) where—
i. a sanction other than suspension or exclusion from the University has been determined under the regulations; and
ii. the person has failed to comply with the sanction.
4. Unless the regulations provide otherwise, a person who has been excluded or suspended, for the duration of the suspension—
a. does not have the privileges or rights of a student; and
b. unless permitted by the University or authorised by law, must not enter University premises, attend University activities or access or use University facilities and services.
24. Suspension or exclusion on health or safety grounds
The University may refuse to enrol a person as a student or may suspend or exclude a student if it appears that the student—
a. may be suffering from a health condition or disability which makes the person unable to complete the requirements of a course of study or unit;
b. has a health condition or disability for which there is a demonstrable reason (based on history or other circumstances) to believe that—
i. the person may harass other persons;
ii. the enrolment of the person, or the person’s behaviour as an enrolled student, may cause emotional disturbance to other persons or to himself or herself; or
iii. the person may disrupt the provision of University facilities and services or University activities; or
c. is likely, in the reasonable opinion of the University (based on history or other circumstances) to—
i. harass or cause emotional disturbance to other persons;
ii. disrupt the provision of University facilities and services or University activities; or
iii. cause health or safety risks to University staff or students.
25. Withholding of results &c
The regulations may provide for—
a. withholding of assessment or examination results;
b. withholding of testamurs or academic transcripts; and
c. exclusion from graduation—
of persons who have outstanding fees, fines or penalties under University legislation.