CODE OF CONDUCT

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The Institute has come into existence to meet the educational needs of East Timor with respect to the formation of fully qualified and quality teachers. Good teachers are important models for the students
that they are teaching and engaging in learning. All students and staff have a right to be treated fairly, and to be able to work within a learning environment that is free of discrimination and racial, sexual or other harassment.
The Institute caters for adults who are willing and able to serve the nation as good teachers. Their conduct must therefore always be within the laws of the nation, and the regulations of the Institute. If such laws and regulations are breached students will be subject to disciplinary action as determined by the Director.It is a clear expectation that students at the Institute are adults capable of a behavior that reflects a spirit of responsibility for the common good, and a spirit of care towards one another. Students have both rights and responsibilities. Students have a right to:1. Be treated fairly and with respect irrespective of your family background, gender, district, physical or          mental capabilities, or economic circumstances.
2. Learn in a supportive and safe environment, free of discrimination, harassment and violence.
3. Have access to learning experiences that reflect a hands-on, creative teaching methodology that                  encourages the further development of critical thinking skills.
4. Have personal records kept private, subject to statutory requirements.
5. Be given information about assessment procedures at the beginning of your study.
6. Receive regular feedback on your academic progress and encouragement to succeed.
7. Make a complaint to or about any student or staff member without fear of recrimination to the                      coordinator of student services (students) and the Deputy Director (members of staff).

Students have a responsibility to:
1. Treat people fairly and respectfully irrespective of your family background, gender, district,
physical or mental capabilities, or economic circumstances.
2. Show respect for others by not using offensive language or gestures, nor be engaged in any
aggressive behavior  including bullying, harassment and violence, nor be in possession of, use or
wield any weapon in a public place or education facility.
3. Maintain the required level of attendance; be actively engaged in the learning opportunities of the
Bachelor of Teaching Program, and to complete all assessment requirements within agreed time
allocation.
4. Make truthful statements about your identity, financial status, personal status, education and
employment history (if applicable).
5. Ensure that you are given the unit outlines and associated information of each unit at the
beginning of your study.
6. Make the effort to communicate with your lecturer and discuss with them your current progress
and what other improvements are necessary.
7. Respect persons who make complaints about students and staff but to also realise that false
accusations are a matter of serious misconduct. All complaints are to be made in writing to the
Deputy Director.

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