The Student Code of Conduct sets out AIBI Higher Education’s expected standards with regards to student conduct.
AIBI Higher Education is committed to the intellectual and personal welfare of its students, staff, and members of the broader community. It aims to provide a safe, secure, respectful and inclusive academic environment and student conduct is a crucial factor to such an environment.
Students are accountable for their conduct and it is their responsibility to be familiar with this Code and other behaviour standards published by AIBI Higher Education.
Breaches of the Student Code of Conduct are dealt with by the rules of procedural fairness. If it is determined that a breach has occurred, the severity of the breach will be considered when determining the penalty and sanctions. For minor breaches, the penalty may be an apology or attending relevant training, and for major breaches may be exclusion or referral of the matter to the relevant authorities. Major breaches are deliberate, planned, significant in scale, significant in scope, and/or in breach of legislation.
The Student Complaints and Appeals Policy supports AIBI Higher Education’s commitment to resolving disputes between students and AIBI Higher Education and its staff as quickly and as sensitively as possible.
AIBI Higher Education operates on the basis that AIBI Higher Education’s decisions with regard to academic and professional matters are entrusted to staff in accordance with established procedures. It is recognised however that from time to time disputes may arise with respect to these decisions. This Policy will assist all parties to resolve any issues that arise in the course of AIBI Higher Education’s operations.
All complaints and appeals are handled through a four-stage process, with each stage representing an increase in the level of formality with which the complaint or appeal is handled:
Domestic and overseas students may lodge an appeal with any independent third party, such as the Resolution Institute (https://www.resolution.institute) and the Australian Council of Private Education and Training https://www.acpet.edu.au/join/quality-and-ethics/complaints/.
Overseas students may lodge an appeal regarding administrative actions or decisions made by AIBI Higher Education with the Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman. This is a free, independent and impartial Australian government service for international students.