0.4 Course Policies

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Intellectual Property and Confidentiality

We highly recommend that you avoid disclosing any confidential information in your assignments and discussion forum posts (including intellectual property and ‘third party’ confidential information, such as information about your employer that is not publicly available). You are entirely responsible for ensuring that you do not disclose any information that is protected by confidentiality agreements. We will ensure that all information is treated in accordance with our privacy policy, but we will not sign any separate confidentiality agreements or non-disclosure agreements. Although you are encouraged to draw on real-world experiences during the course, it is up to you to remain cognizant of any legal restrictions you may be under. If, during the course, you disclose or create any intellectual property (for example, trademarks, designs, written materials, know-how and other products of your independent thought, creativity, and intellectual effort), you accept all and any risks in relation to disclosure, including the risk that a fellow student will use this intellectual property without your consent, or that disclosure weakens or erases any legal protections. We will not use any intellectual property created by you and submitted in, or forming part of, your assignments, other than for internal research and development, course improvement and similar non-commercial purposes, without your written consent.

Maintaining Personal Information

As a student, you are responsible for ensuring that your personal information provided upon registration is accurate, complete, and valid. This information includes the following:

  • First and last names
  • Billing address
  • Residential address
  • Delivery address
  • Telephone numbers

We will not accept responsibility for the consequences of incorrect, outdated, invalid, or missing student information.

Student Terms and Conditions

The terms and conditions that apply to all students and govern the use of products and services can be found on our website .

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity refers to the commitment and demonstration of honest and ethical behavior in an academic setting. It includes providing credit to others when using their ideas. Plagiarism is a form of cheating and is considered a form of academic misconduct.


Plagiarism can be defined as the intentional or unintentional use of another’s work without providing reasonable and appropriate credit to the author or source of the work. Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the use of another’s words, ideas, opinions, theories, or data. As a student, you need to take responsibility for your own academic work and ensure that you submit work that is your own.

Consequences of Plagiarism

Engaging in plagiarism, be it accidental or intentional, may result in:

  • Having marks deducted from your assignment
  • Receiving zero for your assignment
  • Not having a certificate issued to you


During the course, you may encounter circumstances that hinder your ability to submit your assignments by the stipulated deadline. In such cases, whether anticipated or unanticipated, you are required to follow the procedures as outlined in this policy.

  • The number of extensions that may be requested during the course is limited to one extension per assessment. Extensions on extensions are not permitted.
  • Extensions can be requested for up to seven days. Please note that for extensions requested in the final module, a maximum of four days is allowed due to the timeline for grading and release of final results.
  • Requests for extensions may only be submitted via email to your course professor.
  • Please note that a separate extension request must be submitted for each assessment, even where the reason for the request is the same.

Automatically Granted Requests

Extensions will be automatically granted if all of the following conditions are met:

  • The duration of extension requested is no longer than seven days
  • You have not requested an extension for the same assessment already

Individually Considered Requests

  • The outcome of your request will be communicated to you via email.
  • Receipt of an extension may cause a delay in receiving your grades.

Please note that no extensions will be granted allowing submission after the deadline of the final module unless exceptional circumstances exist.

Faulty Assignment Submissions

It is your responsibility to ensure that the assignment file is submitted in good order. If it is identified during grading that a corrupt file or incorrect file format has been submitted, your course professor will alert you to this as soon as possible. You are then required to resubmit your assignment via the learning platform by the deadline stipulated by your course professor no more than twenty-four (24) hours will be provided. Please be advised that submitting an incorrect file format or corrupt file will result in a delay in receiving your grade and feedback for the assignment. Once you have received your grade and feedback, we will not accept any amendments to your assignment.

Result Query Policy

Should you have a query relating to your grade or assignment feedback, you are required to email your query to your course professor within forty-eight (48) hours of receiving your graded assignment. Please include specifics relating to your query. Once your course professor has received your query, it will be relayed to the teaching team to be addressed. You will receive feedback on your query from your course professor within seven (7) working days of submission.