Student code of conduct

Guidelines for Computer use at Box Hill Institute

These guidelines have been established with reference to the 'Student code of conduct' .

Prohibited activities

  • Viewing of obscene or offensive* materials
  • Infringement of copyright laws
  • Use of computer games except as a formal component of a course
  • Interference with other students’ PC use
  • Using another student’s log in to access computers
  • Transmitting computer viruses to computers
  • Threatening or harassing another person through the use of the computers
  • Misuse of any computer hardware
  • Accessing or bypassing any computer security systems

* Obscene or offensive material is defined as:
‘Material that depicts matters of sex, drug misuse or addiction, crime, violence or revolting or abhorrent phenomena in a way that offends the standards of morality and decency generally accepted by reasonable adults.’ This definition is modified from the Victorian State legislation definition used in Classification (Publications, films and computer games) (enforcement) 1995.


Box Hill Institute Student Code of Conduct

The BHI CODE OF CONDUCT applies to all students within the BHI community and aims to ensure the safety, comfort and well being of everyone at the Institute.

  • Respect yourself and others—harassment, vilification, bullying - including cyber bullying, physical or verbal assault, will not be tolerated.
  • Behave appropriately—ensure your actions and words support learning and teaching.
  • Mobile phones must be turned off in class.
  • Adhere to Occupational Health and Safety requirements.
  • Respect the property of the BHI community—do not damage or remove property from BHI grounds.
  • Produce your ID when requested by BHI staff.
  • Do not smoke in the NON SMOKING areas.

The Box Hill Institute community:

  • does not allow illegal drugs or anyone under their influence on the premises
  • does not allow alcohol on the premises without prior permission from the Chief Executive Officer
  • requires people who take medication to be aware of medicinal side effects and not combine it with anything that can place themselves or others at risk.

Breaches of the BHI Code of Conduct may result in disciplinary action according to BHI policies and procedures. Illegal activities will be referred to the police. (See Conduct Management policies and procedures.)

Version: August 2010

Review: July 2012

Last modified: Monday, 7 February 2011, 2:19 AM