As a participant in one of our training programmes, you have rights and responsibilities governed by State and Federal legislation
All students, throughout their training and involvement with Qualify, are expected to:
All students must protect their own health and safety and to avoid adversely affecting the health and safety of any other person. They must not wilfully or recklessly interfere or misuse anything provided by Qualify in the interests of health, safety or welfare.
All student must ensure that they are not, by the consumption of drugs or alcohol, in such a state as to endanger your own health and safety or the health and safety of another person.
Qualify recognises the importance of providing a safe and healthy environment for participants, contractors and visitors during their participation in work and training activities with the organisation. We strive for excellence in workplace health and safety and is committed to providing an environment which is free from risks and conducive to the productivity and efficiency needs of its participants and others.
Qualify meets the requirements of the OH&S Act 2004 and complies with all other relevant legislation, codes of practice, advisory and best practice standards as well as organisational policies and procedures.
You will be expected to treat Qualify team members and fellow participants with respect and observe any particular conditions which may appear in this information booklet or be raised during the course by a Qualify team member.
Inappropriate language and actions will not be tolerated.
In keeping with equal opportunity and discrimination laws, no derogatory or prejudicial comments are acceptable with reference to a person’s culture, disability, gender, disability, sexuality, religion or age.
Harassment and intimidation of staff or fellow participants will not be tolerated.
Treat facilities and equipment with due care and respect.
Arrive on time to start all sessions. This includes after lunch and coffee breaks.
Participants are expected to participate in all training activities and carry out any tasks within reason that may be requested by your trainer/assessor. You should complete these tasks to the best of your ability and in a timely manner. Repeated failure to complete set tasks or attend scheduled training may result in suspension of your training. Your trainer will then discuss an action plan with you to address the performance issue and provide you with opportunities to recommence training.
Consumption or being under the influence of, alcohol or illicit substances during training hours is unacceptable and will result in training being terminated or you being asked to leave the premises. Continued abuse of this nature may result in your removal from the traineeship or training program.
Your behaviour must not disrupt or threaten others. Abusive behaviour or physical violence can result in instant withdrawal from the program. You should behave in a way that reflects workplace/classroom standards at all times. Participants should be punctual to all training sessions.
If you are late you may be marked as not having attended a training session and this may affect your overall result.
Neat, comfortable clothing is generally considered appropriate.
Since you will be working in close proximity with others, care with your personal hygiene (clothing, hair, deodorant etc) is required.
Where your behaviour is affecting the learning process, you will be asked to leave and be given a written warning. Re-entry to the training program will need to be negotiated with the trainer.
Any misconduct (below) will result in a meeting followed by a written warning.
Any further incidents will result in termination from the course without refund.
Serious misconduct will result in immediate termination from your course. No refund will be given in this instance.
Misconduct includes but is not limited to;
Participant Integrity and Honesty
Qualify is committed to upholding standards of participant integrity and honesty in regards to the assessment of their work and places value in the declarations of authenticity made by participants.
Plagiarism, cheating and collusion in any form are unacceptable and will be treated seriously by Qualify.
Plagiarism: “the practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own”
Collusion: secret or illegal cooperation or conspiracy in order to deceive others
Plagiarism and collusion are both forms of cheating (to act dishonestly or unfairly in order to gain an advantage) and will be referred to as cheating in this procedure. Some examples of cheating include:
Participants are expected to act with integrity at all times and only submit work that is their own, or that has been appropriately referenced and includes acknowledgements of all texts and resource materials utilised in the development of the work. The RTO has put in place a number of mechanisms in order to reduce occurrences and likelihood of plagiarism, cheating and collusion amongst participants including:
Online participants have their own individual secure login for online work. If cheating is suspected, RTO staff must source evidence to support the claim. This can involve:
If the claim is substantiated, the assessment result will be recorded as ‘Not Yet Competent’ and you will be advised of disciplinary procedures to be taken if required. If you are unhappy with the result you can lodge an appeal using the appeals procedure.
A range of legislation is applicable to QUALIFY staff and students. Information on relevant legislation can be found as follows:
It is the responsibility of all staff to ensure the requirements of relevant legislation are met by Qualify at all times. Please use the websites indicated or contact the Senior RTO Manager if you require further information.