Statute 1.1 – Interpretation
1. The provisions of this Statute apply to all Statutes and Regulations.
2. Unless the contrary intention appears:
(a) words and terms used in any Statute or Regulation have the same meaning as they have in the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Act 1992; and
(b) the Interpretation of Legislation Act 1984 applies to the interpretation of all Statutes and Regulations.
3. A reference in a Statute or Regulation to an Act, Statute or Regulation unless the contrary intention appears, is a reference to that Act, Statute or Regulation as amended or re-enacted as the case may be.
4. Where a Statute or Regulation is revoked, amended or re-enacted the revocation, amendment or re-enactment does not, unless the contrary intention appears, affect:
(a) any right, privilege or liability acquired, accrued or incurred under the revoked or amended Statute or Regulation;
(b) any penalty or punishment incurred in respect of any offence committed under the revoked or amended Statute or Regulation; or
(c) any investigation, inquiry, legal proceedings or remedy in respect of any such right, privilege, liability, penalty or punishment and any such investigation, inquiry, legal proceedings or remedy may be instituted, continued or enforced and any such penalty or punishment may be imposed as if the revoking or amending Statute or Regulation had not been made.
5. In any Statute or Regulation, unless the contrary intention appears :
(a) words in the singular include the plural, and words in the plural include the singular;
(b) any reference to any person holding an office is a reference to the person who holds or discharges the duties of that office for the time being;
(c) where any power is conferred or duty imposed on any holder of an office that power may be exercised and the duty performed by he holder for the time being of that office.
6. In any Statute or Regulation, unless the contrary intention appears :
“Act” means the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Act 1992.
“Student” means any person enrolled at the University for any award of the University. This does not include any person who:
(a) has qualified for the award for which they have been enrolled and the period from the end of the examination period to the commencement of the next semester (excluding summer semester where relevant) has expired;
(b) has been excluded from the University or had their candidature terminated pursuant to any Statute or Regulation there under ;
(c) has not for any academic year or period of study re‐enrolled by the date prescribed;
(d) has given the Academic Registrar notice in writing of discontinuance by the date prescribed.
“Postgraduate student” means any student enrolled as a candidate for a graduate certificate, graduate diploma, degree of Master or Doctor or any other course for admission to which completion of a degree is normally required.
“TAFE” means Technical and Further Education.
“VET” means Vocational Education and Training.
“Undergraduate student means any student, whether they are a graduate of the University or of any other tertiary institution enrolled as a candidate for an award of the University not being a postgraduate award of the University.
“University body” or “body” means the Council and every board, committee or any other body howsoever named, established by or under the Act or any Statute or Regulation or under any power conferred there under.
“University Secretary” means the person appointed by the Council and designated the University Secretary.
Regulations made pursuant to this Statute will come into effect when displayed on the university’s Statutes and Regulations Website.