Misconduct (whether occurring prior to, during or after the GAMSAT test) means any unacceptable conduct or any conduct that might result in unfairness or inaccurate results such as, without limitation:
- breach of any of the security arrangements for the GAMSAT test;
- attempting to remove a test book or answer sheet or part thereof, or any notes, from the testing room;
- failure to follow test supervisor’s instructions at all times;
- giving or receiving assistance during the test;
- creating a disturbance;
- using prohibited aids (e.g. notes, note paper, calculator, mobile phone, audio/recording device etc.);
- writing, or marking the test paper or answer sheet, during reading time or after the instruction is given to stop writing;
- writing on the Admission Ticket during the test;
- copying another candidate’s work;
- using the test questions, their content or information about them for purposes other than the sitting of the GAMSAT test is prohibited. This includes: publishing the GAMSAT questions or any of their content or information about them on the internet, any digital format or otherwise; and/or passing the GAMSAT questions, any of their content or information about them to third parties;
- the giving of false or misleading information at any stage in connection with the participation in the GAMSAT test;
- infringement of the “ACER” or “GAMSAT” trade marks. Trade mark infringement includes performing any act which only a trade mark owner or a person authorised by the trade mark owner may do;
- infringement of copyright. Copyright infringement includes: performing those rights or authorising the performance of those rights which are granted at law exclusively to the copyright owner. These rights include the exclusive right to reproduce the copyright work in a material form and to communicate that work to the public;
- in any way breaching (as determined by ACER in its absolute discretion) any of the terms and conditions of (a) the registration to participate in the GAMSAT test; or (b) the purchase of any GAMSAT preparation materials;
- infringement of any rights (including but not limited to intellectual property rights) whatsoever relating to or subsisting in the GAMSAT test or any part or element of it, including but not limited to the concept, structure, administration or conduct of the GAMSAT test, the GAMSAT trade mark and any GAMSAT preparation materials prepared or published by or on behalf of ACER or the Consortium of Graduate Medical Schools;
- any act or omission by the candidate which ACER, in its absolute discretion, renders the candidate to be unfit to participate in any GAMSAT test, whether or not the candidate is registered to participate at the time of ACER's determination.
CONSEQUENCES for misconduct include:
- cancelling registration to sit the GAMSAT test without any refund;
- withholding of GAMSAT test results;
- disqualification from undertaking the GAMSAT:
- for a period of time; or
- at all.
Both ACER and the GAMSAT Consortium have discretion in respect of any penalty applied.
Misconduct may also be referred to educational institutions (not limited to members of the GAMSAT Consortium), professional bodies or other relevant third parties.
CANDIDATES ARE PUT ON NOTICE that except as expressly provided at law, there is no right to challenge, appeal or seek review of any determination by ACER that misconduct has occurred or in relation to any consequences imposed by ACER for any misconduct. Candidates should also be aware that their misconduct might also give rise to liability on their part to third parties, including but not limited to the members of the Consortium of Graduate Medical Schools.
ACER and the GAMSAT Consortium reserve the right to take legal action and claim any remedies available to them at law in respect of any incident of misconduct or where the conduct (whether or not it constitutes “misconduct”) infringes any of their rights.