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Legislative Requirements



Copyright Criminal Record Check
Child Protection Legislation Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures

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.

Details of the Copyright Act are included on the University Inet: Copyright Information

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 Inet.

Criminal Record Check
Legislative provisions in most states require students undertaking certain practical work in those authorities 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, and social 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), and where the contact is not directly supervised.

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.


Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures

The University has a Policy and Procedures for Complaints of Sexual Harassment; a copy is available in each campus library at the information/reference desk. The policy and procedures are also available on the intranet.Go to quicklinks/inetacu/resource centre/Personnel Information, under Policies and Enterprise Agreements/Handbook for Personnel Policies and Procedures.

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