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Your A-Z of important information 20 TAFE NSW – Western Sydney Institute – 2014 Student Guide • graffiti • physically molesting a person • indecent exposure • sexual assault • obscene telephone calls and letters. If you are found to have breached TAFE NSW rules, there are procedures in place to investigate the matter. If you are found to have breached discipline, a penalty will be imposed. This could be a monetary fine, exclusion from TAFE NSW for a period or even being expelled. Your results and/or testamur may also be withheld. For more information you can read the TAFE NSW Student Discipline Policy online at www.det.nsw.edu.au/policies. Discrimination see also - Harassment All TAFE NSW staff and students have an obligation under NSW legislation not to discriminate, treat unfairly or harass people because of who they are, who they are related to, or who they associate with on any of the following grounds: • sex, including pregnancy • marital status • race, colour, ethnic or ethno-religious background descent or nationality • disability, including intellectual, physical, psychiatric and HIV/AIDS • homosexuality (actual or presumed) • age • transgender. It is also unlawful for a person to do anything publicly that could incite vilification, encourage or stir up hatred, serious contempt or severe ridicule against others on any grounds. If there is a complaint that a student or staff member has acted in a discriminatory way, see your teacher, head teacher, college manager, counsellor or harassment contact officer. WSI practises zero tolerance of racism. For more information on racial discrimination go to: www.racismnoway.com.au. E Embedded Qualifications see also - Nationally Recognised Training Some AQF qualifications offered by TAFE NSW may have other qualifications embedded within them. You may apply for a testamur for an embedded qualification if you are eligible, even while you are continuing in your current course. Application forms are available from the customer service office of your college. There is a processing fee for this service. Emergency see also - Accidents, Evacuations, Illness, Security and Caretakers In case of an emergency, notify a staff member immediately and follow their instructions. Caretakers and security officers are located in each college. For contact details, see also Security and Caretakers section of this Student Guide. It is a good idea to provide your family and friends with a copy of your timetable and attendance details. This will help staff to forward a message to you in case of an emergency. It is especially important to provide this information if you have a child in one of the college child care centres. Employability Skills Employability skills assist you in gaining employment or moving along your chosen career path. They are achieved through participation in a range of work, learning and/ or social activities.