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Student Conduct

Curtin University is a community where all staff and students have rights and responsibilities and are expected to uphold Curtin’s values and signature behaviours of integrity, respect, courage, excellence and impact.

Student misconduct at Curtin is dealt with in accordance with Statute 10 (Student Discipline) and associated rules and applies to all students equally regardless of campus or level of study. The principles of procedural fairness and natural justice underpin how the university responds to both allegations and determinations of misconduct.

Categories of student misconduct

Academic misconduct

Conduct by a Student, that is dishonest or unfair in connection with any academic work, such as:

  • during any exam, test or other supervised assessment activity;
  • in relation to the preparation or presentation of any assessed item of work; or
  • in relation to the conduct of research or any other similar academic activity.”

General misconduct

Conduct by a Student,

  • which contravenes any written law of the Commonwealth of Australia, a State or Territory of Australia or any other country, and where the written law relates to an activity associated with the Student being a Student of the University;
    Note: a breach of a University Statute, by-law or rule would be a contravention of a written law for these purposes.
  • which contravenes the provisions of the Act or any Statute, rule or by-law, or University policy or procedure;
  • which contravenes any lawful direction by a member of the staff of the University;
  • which infringes the reasonable freedom of other persons to:
    pursue their study, research, duties or other lawful activities on premises owned or controlled by the University, or elsewhere while engaged in an activity under the auspices of the University; or
    participate in the life of the University; or
  • which is otherwise detrimental to the proper conduct of the University or the University’s reputation;”

Academic record fraud

Conduct by a Student, that is dishonest in connection with an Academic Record, such as:

  • falsifying, or arranging the falsification of, an Academic Record
  • giving false or misleading information in relation to an Academic Record; or
  • allowing a false or misleading Academic Record to be presented on behalf of the Student, or another person;”
Misconduct typeAuthorised officer(s)Discipline process location
Academic misconduct HOS (Bentley)
Academic Registrar (Bentley)
Bentley (Inquiry Officer may be Miri-based)
General misconduct HOS (Bentley)
Academic Registrar (Bentley)
Chief Information Officer
Director Properties
Miri (SDP)
Bentley (Board of Discipline (BOD), Student Discipline and Appeals Boards (SDAB))
Academic record fraud Academic Registrar (Bentley)Bentley (Inquiry Officer may be Miri-based)
Refer to Schedule A of Academic Misconduct Rules, Schedule A of General Misconduct Rules, and Academic Record Fraud for more details