Problem Behaviour

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Problem behaviour

The College encourages the immediate identification of any of the behaviours listed below so that we can respond with support and if necessary, intervention as early as possible. Minimising the risk to those demonstrating the behaviour and anyone impacted by it is something we aim to address immediately. If you ever see these types of behaviour, please let Student Support Centre know. 


Stalking is “any unwanted, repeated and continuing contact which directly or indirectly causes a person to feel threatened, harassed or intimidated.”

Suicidal behaviour

“Suicidal behaviour or suicidality is a comprehensive concept including suicidal thoughts, attempts and completed suicides.”

Non-suicidal self-injury

“Non-suicidal self-injury is where the self-injury is not intended to result in death (also termed as self-harm, self-mutilation, cutting and parasuicide).”

Family violence

Family violence looks like “violent, threatening or other behaviour by a person that coerces or controls a member of the person’s family (the family member), or causes the family member to be fearful”


Threats can be “a statement that expresses an intention to commit harm or evil to someone who does not do what is told”

Harassment, bullying or discrimination

• Discrimination means being treated unfairly or not as well as others because of a personal characteristic like age, gender, race or disability.
• Bullying is repeated verbal, physical, social or psychological abuse that creates a risk to a person’s health and safety (including mental health).

Unacceptable behaviour in the workplace

“actions, words or physical gestures that could reasonably be perceived to be the cause of another person’s distress or discomfort.


The College defines behaviour as being unacceptable if:

• It is unwanted by the recipient.

• It has the purpose or effect of violating the recipient’s dignity and/or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment, and

• Having regard to all the circumstances, including the recipient’s perception, it was reasonable for the behaviour to have that effect.

If you ever see any of the behaviours mentioned above on campus and it is affecting you, please feel free to contact the Student Support Centre 9000 9621.

The SSC has two wonderful counselling interns who have completed all theoretical training and are ready to support you. We also have more experienced counsellors who an intern counsellor might refer you to, should they consider it necessary for your wellbeing. All appointments are confidential and free of charge.

If you are unable to reach the SSC below are some alternative contacts to consider.


MENTAL HEALTH LINE: 1800 334 673

PANDA: 1300 726 306