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This site acts as a hub for key information and resources for students around Academic Integrity. Read through the principles below, or use the sidebar menu to navigate through our information pages and resources. You can also keep up to date on the latest through our blog – scroll through posts below, or visit the full blog via the News link in the menu.


Academic Integrity Principles

All students have a responsibility to uphold academic integrity – you can do this by taking action to promote effective practice and avoid breaching academic integrity in your studies.

Promoting academic integrity

  • Educate yourself about academic integrity through the AIM (mandatory before you submit your first assignment) and other provided resources and keep up to date with current trends
  • Engage in all learning, teaching and assessment activities in a responsible and ethical manner. This includes:
    • Submitting work that is you own. You need to demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes in your course –  someone or something else completes all or part of your assessment, you are not demonstrating your learning.
    • Acknowledging the ideas, work and contributions of others by appropriately reference and paraphrase the sources you use in your work
    • Be honest and don’t seek unfair advantage in your assessments
  • Seek help when you need it. Talk to your Unit Coordinator, Academic Skills Office or all other support services if you are under pressure (such as being short on time, not understanding the assessment task or low on confidence). Most breaches of academic integrity occur because students are under pressure – help is available, and breaching academic integrity is never an acceptable option
  • Commit to creating an honest and fair university environment through modelling academic integrity in your studies.

Breaches of academic integrity

Breaches of academic integrity occur when you participate in actions that give yourself or others unfair advantage. Breaches of academic integrity include:

  • using others’ work without appropriate acknowledgement
  • submitting work substantially written by someone else
  • colluding with others to gain or give unfair advantage
  • recycling or reusing an assessment task without permission;
  • falsifying or fabricating data, information or documents; and
  • Inappropriate conduct in supervised assessment tasks

All students who breach academic integrity are encouraged to engage in educational activities to help develop understanding of, and future commitment to, academic integrity.


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