The following is a simple cut and paste from Section 16:
The program must conform with the ethics policies of RMIT.
When the program includes experimentation on animals, it must conform to the requirements of 'Code of Practice for the Care and Use of Animals for Experimental Purposes in Australia'. This code has been endorsed by the National Health and Medical Research Council, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation and the Australian Agricultural Council. Applications which include such experimentation must be approved by the RMIT Animal Experimentation Ethics Committee before the program will be accredited by the HDC.
When the program includes experimentation involving humans, it must conform to the requirements of the National Health and Medical Research Council 'Statement on Human Experimentation'. Applications which include such experimentation must be approved by the RMIT Human Ethics Committee before the program will be accredited by the HDC.
Any personal relationship which interferes with the professional relationship between supervisor and student should be considered in accordance with the Staff-Student Personal Relations Policy and Procedure (see also 20.0).
Plagiarism may occur in varying forms, including written, oral and visual presentations. It is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person, without appropriate referencing, as though it is one's own. Plagiarism is not acceptable. The use of another person's work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic misconduct which carry a range of penalties including cancellation of results and termination of candidature.