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Report an Incident

The University is committed to providing a safe and respectful environment for all members of our community. In addition to providing advice and support, the University is able to investigate and take action in relation to reports of inappropriate, concerning or threatening behaviour.

This form is for making a formal report to the University about an issue or incident that has occurred. Incidents reported to the University are formally recorded and investigated. Where appropriate you may be encouraged to report an incident to the police, and support to do this is available.

If you wish to have a confidential discussion before making a report, support is available from Counselling Support or Student Care.

You can also contact the 1800 572 224 National Universities support line that is available 24/7.

What will happen if you report an incident?

We aim to respond to all incidents within 2 business days.

It's understandable that you may feel anxious about reporting an incident, however the University encourages you to make a report so that we can take steps to protect you and other members of the University community.

The University will endeavour to respond to your report as soon as possible. Timeframes for a response may vary depending on the nature of your report, any particular allegations made and the outcome you are seeking. The University will keep you updated on the progress of your report and any investigation.

The following process is designed to ensure that you receive support and protection in reporting your incident.

Once you have completed a report, it will be sent to the Executive Officer of the Behaviour and Conduct Committee, as part of the Student Behaviour and Conduct Procedure. The Executive Officer or nominee may take immediate steps to protect your safety and the safety of other students. This might involve, excluding the accused from the University while an investigation occurs. Security services can also arrange protection and support for you to ensure your safety on campus. This includes a free security escort for you while on campus (available also after hours).

Who will investigate your report?

The Executive Officer may refer the report to the Behaviour and Conduct Committee for investigation. The Behaviour and Conduct Committee comprises:

  • Executive Director, Division of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic)
  • Manager, Student Affairs
  • Student Affairs Officers (2)
  • Associate Director, Student Life
  • Associate Director, Legal Services

The Committee may also liaise with other staff as required.

If the accused is a student, following any investigation they may be referred to the Student Misconduct Tribunal for potential disciplinary action. Penalties vary from permanent expulsion from the University, to exclusion or suspension for a specified period.

If the accused is a member of University staff, when appropriate they will be referred to their supervisor for possible disciplinary action.

If you wish to report any incident to SA Police, the University can support you with this.

Submit a report

We encourage you to report an incident to enable the University to take action. Please complete the form below with as much information as you feel comfortable to share. If you would like support to complete this form, please call 8313 1200 from Monday to Friday between 9am – 5pm.

If you require immediate assistance, please refer to these emergency contacts.

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Please provide as much detail as you feel comfortable to share. Helpful information includes the general nature of the issue and any specific detail such as dates, times and places. If you have any information about the person you are making the complaint about, please also include it here. The nature of these issues can be distressing so please contact the Counselling Support on 8313 5663 if you would like support.

Whilst the committee will determine any outcomes from an investigation, please let us know what you are hoping for as a result of your report.
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