Copyright & Usage Policy

Copyright Policy

At AAIC, students are required to comply with the Copyright Act of 1968, including the digital copyright amendments. It is strictly prohibited for students to use AAIC’s equipment and facilities to infringe copyright, such as copying or communicating copyrighted information in print or digitally, unless it falls under reasonable portions required for research and study.

For study and research purposes, students are generally allowed to copy up to 10% or one chapter of a book, or one article per issue of a journal. In certain circumstances, it may be possible to copy more, but it must still adhere to copyright regulations.

For more detailed information on copyright laws, students are encouraged to visit the Australian Copyright Council website (

Internet Use Policy

Students at AAIC must utilize information technology (IT) resources responsibly and efficiently, abiding by a sense of accountability. These resources should only be used for study-related purposes and not for private business, non-course related, or political activities.

Downloading materials from the internet is permissible within reasonable limits and in accordance with copyright regulations, depending on the educational program’s needs.

However, students must refrain from transmitting, retrieving, storing, or displaying any content related to:

  • Sexually explicit material
  • Hate speeches
  • Offensive material
  • Illicit drugs or violence
  • Criminal skills and/or illegal activities
  • Defamatory, discriminatory, or harassing content.

Additionally, students are strictly prohibited from engaging in the following activities:

  • Attempting unauthorized access to resources (hacking)
  • Sending non-educational mass emails to groups or individuals
  • Using equipment in a manner that reflects unfavorably on AAIC.

Please be aware that all IT and internet use may be monitored by staff and management, and any inappropriate use of IT resources will result in appropriate actions taken against the student responsible.