3. Use of facilities and resources
What You Need to Know
TAFE Queensland's facilities and resources are designed to assist you in your education and training. Facilities and resources include everything within the campus you attend, including classrooms, libraries, workshops, tables, chairs, equipment, and other property and facilities.
You are encouraged to make full use of these facilities and resources for purposes relating to your education and training.
Misuse of Campus Facilities and Resources
You are required to assist in maintaining serviceable facilities, resources, and equipment by:
- Avoiding consuming food, beverages, or chewing gum in classrooms, workshops, libraries, and computer laboratories;
- Leaving classrooms, workshops, and laboratories neat and tidy after classes and tutorials, and ensuring equipment and tools are cleaned and correctly stored;
- Refraining from interfering with campus infrastructure and resources, including security systems and fire alarms;
- Avoiding misusing or obstructing emergency equipment, including fire extinguishers, emergency exits, and evacuations routes;
- Reporting breakages and/or faults with equipment to a TAFE Queensland staff member. Should you be found responsible for breakages you may be required to pay the costs of repairs;
- Ensuring all electrical and gas appliances are switched off; and
- Returning or renewing library resources according to the borrowing and return policies of the library.
Addressing Misuse of Campus Facilities and Resources
The misuse of campus facilities and resources is a form of student misconduct, and will be managed under the Student Misconduct process.
Instances of damage to TAFE Queensland facilities and resources may also be unlawful behaviour under Queensland or Australian law, and may result in further action being taken.
What You Need to Know
TAFE Queensland recognises that information technology and electronic resources are a valuable source of learning.
These resources include computers and other devices, videoconferencing, internet, and intranet services provided by TAFE Queensland such as the Learning Management System, email, and various websites and forums.
You are encouraged to make use of these resources for purposes relating to your education and training.
Misuse of Information Technology and Electronic Resources
You are expected to refrain from the misuse of information technology and electronic resources.
Misuse refers to wrongful, improper, inappropriate, unauthorised, or unlawful use of information technology and electronic resources, including:
- Excessive personal use;
- Accessing or downloading website materials or files or transmitting material that is defamatory (including posting defamatory statements on the internet);
- Accessing, displaying, disseminating, or storing obscene or offensive material including abusive, pornographic, profane, or sexually oriented material;
- Using of information technology or electronic resources to access or distribute material that promotes hatred or discrimination based on age, gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, cultural background, disability status, or socio-economic status;
- Using information technology or electronic resources to stalk, harass, threaten, bully, or intimidate anyone;
- Downloading, uploading, copying, storing or distributing software applications or other material with content that is illegal;
- Using information technology or electronic resources to access or to assist in concocting or distributing illegal drugs or dangerous materials;
- Breaching copyright, such as unlicensed copying of a computer program;
- Intercepting, attempting to steal or alter data (hacking), unlawfully accessing, altering, or falsifying electronic documents or programs; and
- Deliberately vandalising information technology or electronic resources.
Addressing Misuse of Information Technology and Electronic Resources
TAFE Queensland reserves the right to:
- Moderate access to internet and intranet services, including filtering of websites, and blocking selected non-educational and training websites, in order to improve the speed and quality of education and training delivery;
- Monitor and record all usage of its computer networks; and
- Access a student email account where it is considered that there may have been misuse of the email system.
The misuse of information technology and electronic resources is a form of student misconduct, and will be managed under the Student Misconduct process.
Instances of misuse of information technology and electronic resources may also be unlawful behaviour under Queensland or Australian law, and may result in further action being taken.
What You Need to Know
TAFE Queensland acknowledges that there may be rare occasions when parents or carers need to bring children onto campus. However, it is expected that children will only be on campus for a short period of time, when an emergency has made it impossible for you to arrange for appropriate childcare off campus.
Whilst on campus, children must be under the direct supervision of a responsible adult at all times. Children may accompany parents/carers to the library provided their behaviour does not disturb others. Children are not permitted to attend classes, enter workshops, laboratories, plant rooms, food preparation areas, or areas where chemicals or machinery are stored, and are not permitted to use TAFE Queensland computing and electronic resources.
Children are not permitted on campus if they are sick, or are suffering from a contagious condition/infectious disease.
Alternative childcare arrangements should be made during school holidays.