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Policies

Policies

Below you will find information related to policies, procedures and rules that apply to the delivery of the following programs offered by the DCH / IPPC Office of the SCHN:

  • Diploma in Child Health
  • Diploma in Child Health (Syd)
  • International Postgraduate Paediatric Certificate
  • International Postgraduate Paediatric Nurse Certificate
  • International Postgraduate Paediatric Allied Health Certificate

Program Fees and Refunds

• All Programs Fees must be paid within 30 days of the date of the Provisional Offer made to applicants
• When an application for a program is received, your Program Fees will be advised and a Provisional Offer made, if eligible
• Refunds are paid within 2 months of enrolment finalisation (payment of fees)
• An Administration Fee of AUD300 is applicable for refunds for some categories of Participants and further information available from the DCH / IPPC Office
• All refund requests must be in writing and sent to the:

Business Operations Manager - Rita Gudinho
service@magga.org.au

• Re-Enrolment Fees may apply when Participants have failed a program twice or wish to continue in a program beyond two years (for Doctors) and three years (for Nurses).

For all further enquiries related to Program Fees and Refunds please email service@magga.org.au or phone: +61 2 9933 8600.

Special Consideration

If you are unable to complete an assessment or attend an Examination due to medical or exceptional circumstances, you may request for Special Consideration in writing with supporting evidence.

You may be eligible for Special Consideration if you didn't complete your final exam or assessment due to exceptional circumstances beyond your control, the reasons may include:

• acute illness
• loss or bereavement
• hardship or trauma.

All requests for Special Consideration must be in writing and supporting documentation must be provided and sent to:

Business Operations Manager - Rita Gudinho
service@magga.org.au

For all further enquiries related to Program Fees and Refunds please email service@magga.org.au or phone: +61 2 9933 8600.

Referencing

When preparing written work which is to be submitted for marking please read the Assessment Task Outline carefully and follow instructions. This includes information regarding referencing requirements.
There are many reasons why referencing is important and some are listed below:

• To distinguish your own ideas from those of someone else
• To cite different points of view
• To validate what you are writing, by referring to documented evidence
• To inform readers of the scope and depth of your reading
• To integrate information by assessing, comparing, contrasting or evaluating it, to show understanding
• To enable readers to consult the original source independently. For instance the interpretation you give may be different from the one intended.

You must acknowledge the source of any information to avoid plagiarism.
This section was sourced from the University of Auckland’s ‘Referencite’ www.cite.auckland.ac.nz

Plagiarism and Academic Misconduct

Plagiarism is a form of Academic Misconduct; some types and examples of Academic Misconduct are provided in the Table below. Table extract sources from University of Wollongong’s ‘Procedure for Managing Academic Misconduct by a Participant undertaking Program work’ (2007).

misconduct table

The DCH/IPPC Senior Group reserves the right to exclude or penalise any Participant found to be behaving in ways that bring the DCH / IPPC Office, DCH /IPPC program or the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network and the Sydney Medical School into disrepute.

Reasons for exclusion may include and are not limited to: misuse of DCH / IPPC material, examination misconduct, inappropriate copying and distribution of program material. Suspension or withdrawal of professional registration may result in the DCH / IPPC / IPPNC / IPPAHC not being completed.

For all further enquiries related to Academic Misconduct or Plagiarism please email service@magga.org.au.