NIDA is currently undergoing a whole institution policy framework review – please consider all policies listed below in effect until such time as they have been updated in the review process.

Students wishing to provide feedback on policy drafts should log into the Student Consultation Platform in NIDA Learn to see which drafts are up for feedback.

Key Documents Forms and ProceduresStudents
Student Code of Conduct and Student Charter (PDF 292 KB)   All
Student Handbook 2023 (PDF 2.68 MB)  All
Student Mental Health Resources (PDF 421 KB)  All
Work Health and Safety Policy 2023 (PDF 859KB)  All
Industry Placement Guidelines (PDF 63KB)  
Policy Forms and ProceduresStudents*
Academic Integrity and Plagiarism Policy (PDF 165 KB)  All
Academic Progression and Intervention Policy   All
Admissions Policy (PDF 161KB)  All
Alcohol, Drugs and Smoking Policy (PDF 48KB)  All
Anti-Discrimination Harassment Policy (PDF 612KB)  All
Appeals -  Academic Complaints and Appeals PolicyAcademic Complaints and Appeals eForm All
Appeals -  Non-Academic Complaints and Appeals Policy and Procedure Non-academic Complaints and Appeals eForm All
Assessment Policy (PDF 186KB)Special Consideration Application
Marking Descriptors
Attendance Policy (PDF 160KB)  All
Deferral, Suspension , Withdrawal and Cancellation Policy (PDF 148KB)

Notification of Withdrawal 
Application to defer

Deferral, suspension and cancellation of study Policy – International Students  
Credit Point Policy (PDF 54KB)  BFA, MFA
Credit Transfer and RPL Policy (PDF 248KB)Application for Course Credit All
Critical Incident Policy   All
Fee Policy - Domestic Students (PDF 168 KB)NIDA Application for Refund Form Domestic (BFA, MFA, VET)
Fee Policy - International StudentsNIDA Application for Refund Form International (BFA, MFA)
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Policy (PDF 97KB)  All
Intellectual Property and Copyright Policy for Student Work (PDF 62KB)  All
International Student Transfer Policy  International (BFA, MFA)
Misconduct Policies (PDF 256.1KB)Misconduct Procedures  (PDF 68KB) All
Privacy Policy (PDF 73 KB)  All
Whistleblower Policy (PDF 73 KB)  All
Sexual Misconduct Policy (PDF 429.5 KB)Incident Report Form – Sexual Harassment, Misconduct and Assault All
Course Regulations: BFA (Acting) (PDF 82 KB)  BFA - Acting
Course Regulations: BFA (Costume) (PDF 53 KB)  BFA - Costume
Course Regulations: BFA (Design for Performance) (PDF 86 KB)  BFA - Design
Course Regulations: BFA (Properties and Objects) (PDF 55 KB)  BFA - Props
Course Regulations: BFA (Scenic Construction and Technology) (PDF 185 KB)  BFA - SCT
Course Regulations: BFA (Technical Theatre and Stage Management) (PDF 97 KB)   BFA - TTSM
Course Regulations: MFA (Cultural Leadership) (PDF 147 KB)  MFA - CL
Course Regulations: MFA (Directing) (PDF 48 KB)  MFA - Directing
Course Regulations: MFA (Writing for Performance) (PDF 48 KB)  MFA - Writing
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy (PDF 63KB) VET
Statement of VET Tuition Protection  VET

*These policies apply to full-time students in the undergraduate (BFA), graduate (MFA) and/or vocational (VET) programs at NIDA.

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NIDA acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the sacred lands, from the mountains to the sea, on which we learn and tell stories.

The lands of the Bidjigal, Gadigal, Dharawal and Dharug peoples. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past and present.