Misconduct Policy

General Misconduct

General misconduct means misconduct other than academic misconduct and includes, but is not limited to, conduct which:

  • Breaches any MIECAT policy as published;
  • Behaves in a way that brings MIECAT into disrepute;

  • Constitutes unlawful or criminal activity on MIECAT premises;

  • Interferes with, causes damages, or loss of any MIECAT property;

  • Unreasonably prevents or disrupts staff or students from undertaking their normal activities such as speaking at any class, tutorial, seminar or other academic activity;

  • Constitutes sexual harassment, harassment or discrimination;

  • Constitutes

    • An attack or threat to attack another;
    • An attack or threat to attack another;
    • Intimidation or threat to intimidate another;
    • Physical or verbal abuse towards another;
    • Offensive language;
    • Physical injury or is intended to cause physical injury to another.
  • Involves the use of forged, falsified or altered documentation;

  • Involves concealing, misrepresenting or withholding the whole or part of a student’s academic record in order to gain or maintain enrolment;

  • Encourages or incites any other person to engage in conduct or behaviour that constitutes general misconduct.

  • Divulges confidential or personal information relating to any staff member or student;

  • Constitutes a failure to comply with any reasonable request, direction or order given by a person authorised by MIECAT to ensure the safety of any person, the preservation of any property, and the maintenance of good order.

An allegation of non-academic misconduct may be brought against any student of MIECAT. An allegation may be made by MIECAT staff, students or an external person.


a) Complete an incident form – each teacher and student.

b) Submitted to subcommittee of the Executive Management Committee

c) Assess submissions

Decision made for next step;

  • Meeting between student and staff member, or

  • Grievance, or

  • External authority-police