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Acceptable Use of Information Technology Facilities by Students Policy


The purpose of the Acceptable Use of Information Technology Facilities by Students Policy is to protect the essential interests of the University without inhibiting the use of the information technology environment, which is intended for the greater benefit of students, staff and the University generally.


  • all Australian campuses
  • Monash South Africa
  • Monash College Pty Ltd
  • all students

Policy Statement

The Information Technology Facilities of Monash University are provided to students for legitimate University purposes. This will normally mean academic coursework, academic research activities and administration.

The Procedures under this Policy set rules for and explain:

  • What the Information Technology Facilities are
  • Access to IT Facilities
  • Responsibilities of Users
  • Misuse of IT Facilities
  • Electronic mail and other messaging
  • Internet Use
  • Privacy and Surveillance
  • Relevant Laws

Supporting procedures

Acceptable Use of Information Technology Facilities by Students Procedures

Supporting guidelines


Responsibility for implementation

Chief Information Officer
PVC and President:  Monash South Africa



Key Stakeholders

  • eSolutions Division
  • Faculties
  • PVC and President, Monash South Africa

Approval body

Name : Vice-President (Administration)
Meeting : 00
Date : 13-August-2012
Agenda item : 0

Endorsement body

Name : Chief Information Officer
Meeting : 00
Date : 08-August-2012
Agenda item : 0



Legislation Mandating Compliance

All relevant legislative instruments that stipulate requirements with which members of the Monash community (all of whom are subject to the law) are obligated to comply.

Australian Legislation

Copyright Act (1968) (Commonwealth)

Trade Marks Act (1995) (Commonwealth)

Competition and Consumer Act (2010) (Commonwealth)

Spam Act (2003) (Commonwealth)

Wrongs Act 1958 (Victoria) (see especially Part 1 Criminal Defamation)

Classification (Publication, Films & Computer Games) (Enforcement) Act 1995 (Victoria)

Crimes Act 1958 (Victoria) (see Division 11 Incitement, ss. 321G-321L, re incitement to commit an offence)

Autonomous Sanctions Act (2011) (Commonwealth)

Weapons of Mass Destruction (Prevention of Proliferation) Act (1995) (Commonwealth)

Anti-discrimination Legislation

Age Discrimination Act 2004 (Commonwealth)

Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Commonwealth)

Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Victoria)

Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 No. 91 (Commonwealth)

Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Commonwealth)

Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Commonwealth)

South African Legislation

Copyright Act (1978)

Trade Marks Act No.194 (1993)

Electronic Communication and Transaction Act (2002) (s.45 Unsolicited goods, services or communication related to spam)

Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act (2000)

Films and Publications Act (1996)

Related policies

Related documents

Copyright information for Monash studentsPrivacy for student email and collaboration services
Monash University (Council) Regulations Part 7 - Student Discipline

Date Effective


Review Date



Chief Information Officer


Director, Education Engagement, eSolutions Division

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