Formal dispute resolution

Where informal resolution is not possible or appropriate, the
formal student conduct resolution process may be used.

The detailed resolution process is set out in the
Resolution of Non-Academic Misconduct Allegations policy (AC1300).

While a sanction may be appropriate for some confirmed student misconduct incidents, the misconduct resolution process focuses on educational outcomes not punishment. Where a sanction is applied, it will be designed to help support your personal growth and development.

Decisions on appropriate sanctions will be made based on a number of considerations including:

  • the nature of the incident and your role in the incident;
  • whether the incident was deliberate;
  • the impact of the incident;
  • the student’s needs;
  • any financial costs related to the incident; and
  • any mitigating circumstances.

When a sanction is applied against you, the goal is to help you to better understand the impact of your actions and to help you take steps towards repairing the harm done. Sanctions are not predetermined, but rather are reflective of the individual circumstances of the student and a given case.

Potential sanctions for confirmed non-academic misconduct are contained in the Resolution of Non-Academic Misconduct Allegations policy (AC1300).