Student misconduct

There are three kinds of misconduct relating to student discipline:

General Misconduct

General misconduct means any conduct which is contrary to accepted standards of behaviour and includes conduct by which a student attacks, harasses, intimidates, threatens or endangers others.  It covers knowing (an intentional act) and reckless (an act done without regard to its risk or disregarding a known risk) conduct.

Academic Misconduct

Academic misconduct means conduct by which a student seeks to gain an unfair or unjustified academic advantage in a course or unit of study either for themselves or another person.  It covers cheating in examinations, plagiarism, collusion on assignments, submitting a false medical certificate in support of an application for special consideration or submitting work which was previously submitted for assessment at Monash or another university, and asking or paying another person to complete assessable work, including by using an online website to seek this assistance.

Research Misconduct

Research misconduct is conduct by a student in connection with research which is dishonest, reckless or negligent and seriously deviates from accepted standards for proposing, conducting or reporting research.

Policy and procedure

If you need more detailed information on student misconduct, you can consult the following policy and procedure:

Unacceptable Behaviour including Sexual Assault and Harassment

We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for work and study that is free from unacceptable behaviour; where staff, students and other members of the University community are treated with dignity, courtesy and respect.

We prohibit all forms of unacceptable behaviour. Bullying, discrimination, harassment (including sexual harassment), victimisation and vilification will not be tolerated.

To report an incident on sexual assault or harassment please contact our Student Advisory and Support as first point of contact.

Student Advisory and Support
Student Life Office, Building 2, Level 2, Room 2-2-29D
(Office hours from 9am - 6pm)
Phone: +603 5514 4411

For immediate help after office hours, contact on-campus security at +603 5514 6333.

Policy and procedure

If you need more detailed information on unacceptable behaviour, you can consult the following policy and procedure: