Conduct policy

HRD Conduct policy and procedure

HRD Integrated Services aims to provide a positive learning environment. This conduct policy seeks to ensure that no person behaves in a way that impairs the learning process or work performance for others or in any way prejudices the good order or facility of HRD or the learning environments it uses.

Academic misconduct

Academic misconduct includes cheating, plagiarism and collusion. How this is dealt with is described in HRD’s Cheating and plagiarism policy and procedure. Cheating means to act dishonestly in any way so that an assessor accepts what a learner presents as genuinely representing that person’s understanding of, and ability in, the subject concerned.

It is cheating to:

  • use notes or other resources without permission during assessment
  • submit another learner’s work and claim it as your own; hand in a completely duplicated assignment; allow another learner to submit your work as their own
  • steal a test paper or solution from a trainer.

A person must not knowingly attempt to gain, or assist a learner to attempt to gain, an unfair advantage by cheating in an assignment, assessment task, examination or test.

Plagiarism is to copy work or use part of another person’s work without acknowledging the source. It is a form of cheating. You can avoid being accused of plagiarism or cheating by not presenting plagiarised work or work done in collusion with another person as your own.

If you are found to have engaged in academic misconduct, sanctions may be imposed. Cheating will be reported to your employer and may result in you being withdrawn from training.

Behavioural misconduct

Behavioural misconduct includes actions that breach HRD policies and procedures (or their intent), or affect the freedom of other persons to pursue learning. Examples of behavioural misconduct include (but are not limited to):

  • not complying with a reasonable request made by a HRD Integrated Services staff member to ensure personal safety and the orderly conduct of learning programs and other HRD Integrated Services activities
  • any act or failure to act that endangers the safety or health of any other person, or causes others to fear for their safety or physical or psychological well being
  • bullying, harassment or discrimination
  • stealing, destroying, impairing the accessibility of, or defacing any part of HRD Integrated Services property, its resources or the property or resources of a leased training venue or site
  • conduct which unduly disrupts or interferes with a class, a meeting or any other official HRD Integrated Services activity
  • making a false representation or declaration regarding a matter affecting your student status
  • being under the influence of prohibited drugs and/or substances including alcohol while on HRD Integrated Services premises or while participating in a HRD Integrated Services–related activity.

Instances of misconduct may be referred to a person’s employer for disciplinary action as well as resulting in sanctions being imposed by HRD. These sanctions may include suspension or exclusion from classes.