2.1. Expectations of Swinburne

Students will be supported in their learning through:

  • course content, facilities, resources, educational technologies and learning activities that are up-to-date and relevant
  • teaching staff who are appropriately qualified, well prepared and use appropriate methods and technologies to maximise opportunities for learning and scholarship.
  • academic support that gives feedback on progress, provides opportunities to improve academic performance and skills and helps students in difficulty
  • access to the information needed for successful study
  • opportunities for industry, research, community and international experiences
  • access to other student support services for personal and other difficulties.
  • respect and courtesy to students
  • opportunities to provide feedback on the student experience at Swinburne.
Student development and counselling process overview

Table of roles and responsibilities (VC delegation)

Role/Decision/Action Responsibility* Conditions and limitations
Provision by University of student services (including counselling, disability, equity, health, housing, development, faith) Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education, Experience and Employability)
  • Must publish guidelines for staff and students
  • Must be consistent with legislation
Establishment of student loan and grant schemes for students experiencing financial difficulty Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education, Experience and Employability) Terms and conditions of schemes must be published

* (Staff holding, acting in or performing the responsible position or office).

2.2. Expectations of students

Students are expected to:

  • attend formal learning activities punctually, and participate actively and positively in their own learning
  • engage with their studies, including all self-directed learning tasks, and meet assessment requirements and administrative deadlines
  • monitor their own progress and use feedback from staff to improve learning
  • be accountable for their own learning
  • work responsibly and collaboratively to achieve study outcomes that require group activity, and avoid behaviour that interferes with the study experience of others
  • be honest and respectful
  • treat other students and staff with honesty, respect and courtesy in a safe manner, and refrain from harassing them or discriminating against them
  • respect University property and facilities, including library, computing and laboratory resources, and recognise the right of others to use these facilities and services
  • demonstrate professional behaviour while undertaking industry placements, projects or fieldwork, and respect the privacy of the client and any commercial information made available.

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