Code of Conduct for Students Attending SAIW Training Programmes and Examinations

SAIW expects its students to:

  • Treat other students and staff with respect so as not to compromise their health, safety, privacy and welfare,
  • Contribute to the orderly, effective and safe functioning of SAIW,
  • Follow the Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare policies and procedures,
  • Comply with all lawful directions given by staff while on SAIW property or engaged in a SAIW controlled or sponsored activity,
  • Comply with SAIW’s commitment to the prevention and elimination of unlawful discrimination,
  • Abstain from bullying, harassing, and any other unlawful activity or behaviour whilst on SAIW property or engaged in a SAIW controlled or sponsored activity, including the online environment,
  • Abstain from acts of self-harm,
  • Access and use only that SAIW property to which they are entitled to have access and are qualified to use and to use it in a careful and responsible way,
  • Adhere to program requirements and class norms established in class,
  • Ensure that information of, or held by, SAIW or other students is not accessed, used or published inappropriately, and
  • Make timely payment of any fee or charge imposed by SAIW.

Unacceptable behaviour

Unacceptable behaviour may include:

  • Disobeying any reasonable direction given by a SAIW staff member
  • Acting dishonestly when undertaking tests, examinations or reports required for course assessment purposes
  • Failing to return library or other loaned SAIW property by the required date
  • Viewing or distributing offensive material via the internet, email or other means
  • Discrimination, harassment and victimisation
  • Bullying and intimidation
  • Racist or sexist comments
  • Behaving in a disruptive manner, such as swearing, yelling or using offensive language
  • Using mobile phones during classes
  • Illegal use of drugs or alcohol
  • Stealing, vandalising or causing wilful damage to SAIW property
  • Endangering the safety of yourself or others
  • Assaulting or attempting to assault anyone while on SAIW premises
  • Inappropriate possession of guns, knives or other weapons while engaging in SAIW activities.

Consequences of unacceptable behaviour

If your behaviour is disruptive or unacceptable, disciplinary action may be taken against you. A lecturer can ask you to leave the classroom or refuse entry to a classroom if your behaviour is disruptive or dangerous. If your behaviour threatens the safety of others, interferes with the duties of staff or other students’ study or damages or threatens SAIW property, you may be suspended or expelled by a senior officer of SAIW.

Violence, intimidation and harassment are not consistent with a safe and supportive learning environment and will not be tolerated. The police may be contacted in cases of possible criminal behaviour.