Consequences of Misuse

Misuse of IT facilities is treated seriously by the University. Disciplinary action is taken under Provision and Acceptable Use of IT Policy (MPF1314).

An example of misuse is inappropriate use of student mailing lists, such as advertising to buy or sell textbooks. This usually results in suspension from certain IT facilities for a period of time - typically two weeks for a first offence. The services suspended are email and Windows logins. The loss of Windows logins will deny you access to full-function library computers and laboratory computers on campus. Online teaching and learning resources remain available to you from off-campus computers, and from on-campus computers that don't require a Windows login.


Your personal information is managed under the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic) and the Health Records Act 2001 (Vic). Personal information is recorded information that identifies a person or could reasonably be used to identify them. All personal information collected by the University is governed by the University's Privacy Policy.