Monash University Performing Arts Centre
Equipment and Room Usage Policy
All users of the PAC have a right to pursue their research or study without unnecessary disturbance or distraction and have an obligation to respect the rights of others. The PAC manages a suite of equipment and facilities to enable users’ study and research.
Respect the right of others to study, learn and research in the PAC’s facilities. This includes, but is not limited to, the following requirements:
No smelly or messy food is allowed in PAC facilities. Food may be consumed in the foyer area only.
Plain water in a closed container may be consumed in practice rooms and performance spaces. Other drinks with lids (eg. coffee, soft drinks, juice) are allowed in the foyer area only and must not be brought into practice rooms, performance venues or any other PAC spaces.
Waste items are to be disposed of using the appropriate landfill or recycling bins.
A moderate level of noise is permitted in the foyer areas. Instrument practice or other noisy activities must not take place in foyer areas.
Mobile phones are to be set to vibrate or silent during classes and performances.
Personal items may not be left in practice rooms or in other spaces to reserve them. Such items may be removed by PAC staff if a room is booked by another user of if left unattended for 15 minutes or longer. Removed items will be available for collection at the resources office.
Show or surrender their Monash University ID card or other form of photo ID when requested by a member of PAC staff.
Comply with official notices displayed within the PAC’s facilities and on the PAC’s online services.
Comply with any reasonable direction made by a member of PAC staff.
Present all materials, contents of bags and cases for inspection on request by a member of PAC staff.
The PAC’s electronic resources are governed by licence agreements which restrict use to the PAC community who must be responsible for limiting use to non-commercial academic research or learning purposes and must not systematically download, distribute, or retain substantial portions of information.
A person must not remove from the PAC
Equipment or materials designated as not for loan; or
any other PAC equipment or material –
unless a loan has been recorded in accordance with current PAC procedures; or
without permission from a member of the PAC resources team.
For materials that can be borrowed the PAC Performance and Technical Manager will determine:
the number of items that a user may have on loan; and
the period for which the materials may be borrowed.
During the period of a loan, the user who borrowed the materials is responsible for their care and safekeeping.
PAC materials on loan must be returned –
to the PAC on or prior to the specified time and date; or
in response to a notice or request to the user by any member of the PAC resources team.
The PAC Performance and Technical Manager determines and publishes fines for late return of borrowed materials. In a case of late return, a notice requiring payment of the resulting fine will be sent to the user.
Where PAC materials are not returned or are returned in a damaged state, a fee determined by the PAC Performance and Technical Manager to be the cost of replacing or repairing the PAC materials, including a processing charge, may be applicable. This is in addition to any overdue fines the user may be required to pay.
Any amount payable must be paid by the user. Failure to do so may result in encumbrance of a user’s account by the University. Where the user is a student, a restriction on the student obtaining an academic transcript or having a degree conferred upon them will also be imposed in accordance with the Monash University (Vice-Chancellor) Regulations.
Where a user has:
returned PAC materials after the due return date; or
returned PAC materials in a damaged state; or
failed to return PAC materials; or
refused to comply with a request or order; or
not paid fees or fines within the time required; or
engaged in a combination of the above actions,
after giving the user reasonable opportunity to be heard, the PAC Performance and Technical Manager may forbid the user to enter PAC facilities or to make use of PAC resources and facilities for such period and under such conditions as the PAC Performance and Technical Manager determines.
Failure to comply with the above may also result in a student’s account being encumbered by the University.
Where a user who is also a student engages in the above conduct, a member of the PAC staff may also report an allegation of general misconduct in accordance with the Monash University (Council) Regulations.
The PAC Performance and Technical Manager may delegate all or any of the powers and functions of the Monash University Performing Arts Centre to any other member of PAC staff.
Any communication with or notice for a user will be sent to the email address recorded in the user’s record on the PAC’s management system.
Official notices, directed to the whole user community, will be displayed within the PAC and online.