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The policies that may affect you as a Chisholm student are in one place, we call it the QMS. It’s our Quality Management System. Visit the QMS.

It’s your responsibility as a student to be aware of our policies and to follow them. They are also a roadmap to your rights and Chisholm’s responsibility to you.

Some of the policies you should be aware of include (note the code number after the name):

Student Code of Conduct (QMS117)

Withdrawals, Refunds and Breaks in Study (QMS115)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (QMS107)

Complaints and Appeals (QMS306)

Special Assistance Application (assignment extensions) (QMS111_01)

Practical Placement (QMS109)

Fees and Charges (QMS127)

Academic Misconduct (QMS129)

Privacy and Freedom of Information (QMS301)

Copyright and Intellectual Property (QMS302)

More on the Student Code of Conduct

It’s your responsibility to read the Student Code of Conduct and familiarise yourself with what is expected of you as a valuable member of the Chisholm community. This will ensure that what you do at Chisholm meets our standards of behaviour. It’s easy: treat everyone reasonably, make them feel welcome and help others enjoy their learning experience at Chisholm.


Plagiarism is the use of someone else’s work or ideas in your assignment without crediting the source - that is, where you found it and who wrote it.

If you’re not sure what this means or how to provide credit in your assessment, speak to your teacher or Library staff at your Chisholm campus.

You can also find out more about plagiarism and other forms of academic misconduct if you look at Academic Misconduct (QMS129) in the QMS.

In a nutshell, you can’t try to get a better mark by:

  • copying large sections of someone else’s text into your work, without crediting the original author
  • buying an essay or other piece of work from someone else and then submitting it for assessment as your own work
  • using a phone, other mobile or fixed device or other unauthorised sources to improperly access information, support or text during an examination or other regulated assessment setting
  • allowing others to copy your own work for their assessments.

If you do any of these things, it is regarded as cheating. Chisholm has policies in place to address the seriousness of inappropriate behaviour and implement consequences.