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Legislative Requirements


The University, its students and its staff have a legal obligation to abide by the Copyright Act. The ‘Part VB statutory licence’ allows Australian Catholic University to copy and communicate documents.

Part VB covers all copying of print and graphic works – photocopying, copying to slides, microfiche or overhead transparencies, scanning into electronic form and copying from the web – provided it is for the educational purposes of the university and otherwise complies with the strict rules set out in the Act and the Regulations.

Copyright information and guidelines are available on the University website: Copyright.

Relevant copyright notices are also displayed next to all public access photocopiers and computer workstations. It is in your interests to be familiar with the copyright information included on the web.

Criminal Record Check

Legislative provisions in most states require students undertaking certain practical work in those jurisdictions to be subject to a Police Service record check. This will involve checks of the names and birth dates of students enrolled in certain practical work units in the areas of health, education, social science, social work and youth work, and checks regarding any relevant criminal record.

Those students who are not willing to have such a check made should not enrol in the units concerned. Failure to enrol in the particular unit, or failure to satisfy the Police check (leading to inability to complete the unit) may prevent a student from completing the requirements for an award.

The University accepts no responsibility for any outcomes in this matter.

Child Protection Legislation

Legislative provisions in most states require certain persons (eg persons found guilty of committing certain serious sex offences) from applying for, undertaking, or remaining in child-related employment. This includes circumstances where students who, in the course of their studies, engage in activities which involve direct contact with children (persons under 18 years of age). Failure to satisfy these requirements in relation to practical, industry or clinical placements which are compulsory course requirements will prevent the student from completing the requirements for an award.

The University accepts no responsibility for any outcomes in this matter.

Discrimination and Harassment Policy

The University has a Policy on Discrimination and Harassment; it is available via the web. Visit Discrimination and Harassment.

Students are covered by the Policy in relation to the provision of their education. Although the Policy cannot cover students in the course of employment, they are encouraged to consult a Discrimination and Harassment Adviser if they encounter any such difficulties. Students who are unsure of what constitutes unlawful discrimination and harassment or who wish to discuss a concern should consult a campus Discrimination and Harassment Adviser.