Rights and responsibilities

TasTAFE is committed to providing you with a safe and supportive study environment that reflects contemporary workplace standards across all campuses and training facilities.

As a TasTAFE student, it is important that you understand there are rules and expectations guiding your behaviour and safety, and that there are academic standards that apply to your studies.

Code of conduct

TasTAFE’s Student Code of Conduct is based around the principles of safety, fairness, respect and legality.

You will be informed of the Code of Conduct at the beginning of your course, and you will be expected to comply with the Code of Conduct by fulfilling your responsibilities as a TasTAFE student.

Your rights

As a TasTAFE student, you can expect to:

  • be provided with accurate and sufficient information to assist you to make informed decisions
  • undertake your learning experience safely
  • be treated fairly and respectfully by staff and other students
  • be provided with clear information on assessment procedures
  • undertake your training in a learning environment that is free from discrimination and harassment
  • pursue your educational goals in a supportive and stimulating environment
  • access support services such as counselling, libraries and learning support.

Your responsibilities

As a TasTAFE student, you have a responsibility to:

  • act in a manner which is safe, fair, respectful and lawful
  • adhere to all TasTAFE policies and procedures
  • access available support services as you need them.
  • be free from the influence of alcohol and/or illicit drugs on campus. Students under the influence will be requested to leave campus immediately, and any illegal activities will be referred to the police.
  • use mobile phones and TasTAFE social media sites responsibly – harassment, vilification, bullying (including cyber bullying), physical, psychological, sexual abuse (including child abuse), and verbal assault are not acceptable and will not be tolerated.
  • participate in scheduled assessment events and submit authentic, original assessment evidence on time
  • follow directions relating to Workplace Health and Safety and training requirements
  • respect TasTAFE property and facilities
  • act in a manner which allows staff or fellow students to complete their studies and/or work tasks
  • avoid smoking within any campus boundary
  • discuss any challenges you are experiencing with attendance, participation and/or academic progress with your teacher.

Discrimination and harassment

At TasTAFE, we strive to provide an environment free from discrimination, harassment and bullying for both students and staff.

If at any time, you feel you are the victim of discrimination, bullying or harassment*, please make a time to speak to your teacher. They will be able to provide you with confidential support and information, and discuss options for how to deal with the situation.

If you don’t feel comfortable speaking with your teacher, you can make an appointment to speak to a Student Counsellor, who will be able to support you to explore strategies to manage the situation. Be assured that any conversations you have with Student Counsellors are strictly confidential, and no action will be taken without your permission.

*Discrimination and harassment may arise through a number of circumstances, and may relate to gender, intersex status, age, race, religion, sexuality, gender identity or disability.