Student Code of Conduct

This outlines the expected standard of behaviour for Aviation English Academy (AEA) students. In general it is expected that as a student you will:

  • Be responsible for your study program.
  • Treat staff and fellow students courteously and with consideration at all times.
  • Maintain a reasonable standard of grooming, including appropriate standards of hygiene and clothing.
  • Take reasonable care of Institute property, equipment, and facilities.
  • The conduct expected of a student from Aviation English Academy outlined in more detail below.
  • Sanctions, such as revoking computer or library privileges, withholding results, and suspension or expulsion from AEA, may be applied where students fail to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner. 
  • If you are unsure about what is the right thing to do in any circumstance, you are encouraged to ask advice from AEA staff.

Dress standards

Students are expected to dress in a manner that is neat, clean and safe at all times, as would be expected in the workplace.

Alcohol and drugs on AEA premises

Students are not allowed on any premises consoled by AEA, or to use AEA facilities whilst adversely affected by alcohol or other drugs. The possession, use or sale of illicit substances on AEA premises is forbidden.

Smoking on AEA premises

Smoking is forbidden throughout AEA premises and facilities, including all outdoor areas and taking in the areas immediately outside entrances to AEA buildings and AEA controlled buildings.

Eating and drinking on AEA premises

Eating is restricted to the canteen and communal, uncarpeted areas and is not permitted in classrooms or the libraries. 

Occupational Health and Safety

Aviation English Academy is committed to promoting a safe and healthy work and study environment and recognises its obligation under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 (OS&H Act) to, so far as practicable, provide and maintain a working environment where its employees and students are not exposed to hazards. The OS&H Act also requires individuals to take responsibility for contributing to their own safety in all circumstances.

Conduct dangerous to others

Conduct, which constitutes a danger to anyone’s health, safety or personal well-being, will not be tolerated.  It includes physical abuse, threatening behaviour, harassment, discrimination, possession of dangerous weapons, or the creation of a condition that endangers or threatens the health, safety or well-being of self or others.

Unacceptable behaviour

Conduct which disrupts staff and hinders them from delivering education and training programs and services or other services in an orderly manner is a breach of the Aviation English Academy By-laws.  This applies not only in classrooms, but in all parts of AEA and during field trips or on work placements.  Any individual or group behaviour, which is abusive, indecent, violent, excessively noisy, disorderly, dangerous, offensive or which unreasonably disturbs other groups or individuals is prohibited.

Misuse of AEA property

Any act of misuse, vandalism, theft, malicious or unwarranted damage or destruction, defacing (including graffiti), disfiguring, or unsafe or unauthorised use of property belonging to Aviation English Academy is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct.

Compliance with published policy

Policies have been developed to guide students in the use of some of the facilities within AEA.  You should make yourselves familiar with these policies, as you are required to comply with them if you use those facilities.

They include:

  • Authorised Use of Computing Facilities:

This policy is posted online for students’ use and can be viewed by all students.

  • Conditions of Use of Libraries.

Students must abide by the Library Conditions of Membership that are displayed on the library section of the AEA website.

  • Academic misconduct

Academic misconduct includes:

  • Regular lateness in attending classes and lateness in submitting assignments and assessable work.
  • Failure to attend classes or other contact sessions and failure to submit assessable work according to deadlines.
  • Using mobile phones or other electronic devices in classrooms. Mobile phones must be turned off before entering classrooms or Libraries. Walkmans, or similar devices, and earphones are not allowed to be used in class, other than by students with hearing impairment.


Cheating means gaining an unfair advantage in an assessment by deception or a breach of the rules governing the assessment. Any students found to be cheating will be subject to an investigation and may be punished with immediate expulsion.


The term plagiarism refers to taking and using another person’s ideas, writing or inventions as your own and failing to acknowledge the source and is not acceptable.  Any students found to be plagiarising other work(s) will be subject to an investigation and may be punished with immediate expulsion.


You may only copy Aviation English Academy materials in accordance with the Copyright Act 1968 and you must comply with licences for the use of intellectual property, including software.


As an enrolled student at Aviation English Academy, you may be required to attend practical work experience placements as part of your studies.  In the course of these placements, you may become familiar with information that is confidential to that workplace. You must not divulge any information that you may become aware of as a result of a placement.


Behaviour contrary to the student code of conduct often also constitutes a breach of Aviation English Academy by-laws. There are a number of sanctions (penalties) that can be imposed on people who breach AEA’s By-laws including fines, suspension, expulsion or other exclusions, and withholding results.

You should appreciate that serious offences such as assault, theft, wilful damage and unlawful activities are highly likely to attract a suspension or even expulsion.

For a serious offence, suspension may be applied immediately, obviously impacting on your ability to continue or complete your studies.

For minor breaches of the code of conduct you will receive a warning asking you to rectify your behaviour. This may be a verbal reminder of the expected behaviour or an official written warning. Sanctions may be applied, including suspension, for consistent minor breaches of the code of conduct.

You should be aware that external authorities, such as the police, may be involved, in addition to any action taken under the by-laws, where a student’s conduct breaks the law.

Further assistance

If you have concerns about any aspect of our service, or suggestions about improving services, we want to know about them.  You can bring your concerns or your suggestions to the attention of relevant staff by completing a complaint or suggestion form at the Student Administration Services office or through your course advisor.

If you have any doubts about the matters covered in the Code of Conduct, you should ask your lecturer or another staff member for assistance.  

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