Policies

Students at the Faculty of Education and Social Work should take the time to familiarise themselves with the policies – University and faculty – that govern teaching, learning and the provision of undergraduate, graduate-entry and postgraduate programs.

University policies are published on the Policy Register. Faculty provisions can be accessed below.


Undergraduate and graduate-entry students

The document Information for Students, also known as the Little Blue Book (pdf, 284kB) describes policy and procedure for undergraduate students at the Faculty of Education and Social Work. Students should note that this document is revised each year and are advised to ensure their copy is the most current. Policies outlined in the publication include:

  • extensions to assignment deadlines

  • appeals

  • submitting assignments

  • attendance requirements

  • special arrangements

  • special consideration and aegrotat results

  • late submission of assignments

  • make-up/missed exams

  • marking and grading

  • resubmitting an assignment

  • essay writing and style guide.

Course rules relating to the faculty's undergraduate and graduate-entry programs – in particular, resolutions by the faculty and the University Senate – are also published in the undergraduate handbook, and can be found online at the University handbooks website.


Postgraduate students

A complete list of policies, guidelines and procedures for research training and supervision at the University is published by the Graduate Studies Office.

Rules, faculty resolutions and other important information relating to the faculty's postgraduate coursework and research programs are published in the postgraduate handbook, which can be found online at the University handbooks website.

Higher-degree-research students

Links to policies of particular relevance to the faculty's higher-degree-research students are listed in the Doctoral Studies section under Contacts, policies and forms.


Plagiarism

The University is committed to academic excellence and high standards of ethical behaviour as the cornerstones of scholastic achievement and quality assurance. Accordingly, all students are required to act honestly, ethically and with integrity in their dealings with the University, its employees, members of the public and other students. The procedures set out in the Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism in Coursework Policy must be followed in all cases.

All staff and students should read the policy and ensure they fully comprehend the obligations it imposes. The coversheet students must submit with all pieces of work for assessment, presentation or publication carries a declaration – which must be signed – that the author of the work has read and understood the University on plagiarism.