Student code of conduct

The Purpose of the Student Code of Conduct

The purpose of the Student Code of Conduct is to provide rules to ensure a sense of community through the development of mutual respect, tolerance and understanding. We expect that you will not engage in behaviours that impact negatively on your own or others learning journey.

You are expected to conform to the standards contained in the Student Code of Conduct which can be found at the end of this page.

We reserve the right to pursue through our disciplinary procedures matters that are also being, or may also be, addressed by the legal system or our policies and procedures.

Aspire2 Business Management Programmes Student Code of Conduct

Aspire2 Business Management Programmes (BMP) is committed to creating a safe and supportive learning environment through expected standards of behaviour that promote inclusiveness, belonging, respect and understanding.

This Code of Conduct applies to all activities associated with programmes of study at BMP regardless of where these activities are conducted.

The code sets out the expectations and responsibilities of all students enrolled at BMP.

Failure to comply with any of these expectations may result in disciplinary procedures being actioned and can impact your enrolment at BMP.

Students must:

a. Comply with all applicable BMP rules, policies and procedures.

b. Provide information that is accurate and not misleading when enrolling or during the term of their enrolment.

c. Comply with all health and safety requirements to ensure the safety and wellbeing of themselves and others around them whilst engaged in activities associated to their studies.

d. Respect the rights of all others in our learning community (including BMP staff), and not discriminate against, bully or harass others because of their culture, background, gender, ethnicity, special needs, age, marital status, sexual orientation, religious or ethical beliefs, colour, national origins, disability, political opinion, employment status and family status, in accordance with the organisations Harassment Bullying and Discrimination Policy.

e. Act with honesty and integrity to uphold the reputation of BMP when representing the PTE and not engage in any activities that could bring the organisation into disrepute.

f. Not obstruct, disrupt of cause nuisance to any member of BMP in their work.

g. Demonstrate academic integrity and not engage in any form of academic misconduct that unfairly advantages themselves or others, by breaching assessments rules or instructions, plagiarism, or any other dishonest practice during the preparation or submission of assessments.

h. Respect the property, equipment and resources of BMP and other students.

i. Maintain the privacy of any confidential information they have access to.

j. Not infringe Cornerstone Education’s copyright policy by copying or dealing in copies of documents in breach of the Copyright Act 1994.

NZQA Code for learner wellbeing and safety (Pastoral Care)

Te oranga me te haumaru Ākonga

The Code for learner wellbeing and safety sets out the roles and responsibilities of tertiary education organisations (TEOs) like ourselves in promoting and supporting your wellbeing, development and educational achievement.

Under the Code, we should be helping you to be:

  • safe, physically, and mentally
  • respected and accepted for who you are
  • supported in your learning and wellbeing
  • connected with your social and cultural networks and
  • able to have your say in decisions about services.

Click here to find out more about the code on the NZQA website.

Click here to view and download a copy of the BMP pastoral care policy.

Know the Code – helpful videos

NZQA has released a series of videos outlining what support domestic tertiary and all international learners can expect for their wellbeing and safety while studying.

These videos below aim to support learners’ understanding of the Code of Practice.


You can watch the videos below.

An overview of the code

Inclusive learning environments


Student voice

Mental health