Academic misconduct includes cheating and plagiarism and is an extremely serious offence.
The term 'cheating' includes, but is not limited to:
- the use of any unauthorised assistance in taking oral or written tests, or examinations
- the acquisition, without permission, of tests or other academic material belonging to the University or a member of its staff
- providing or receiving information which is prejudicial to the fair conduct of the examination during the conduct of the examination
- tampering or attempting to tamper with any item used in the assessment of students
- failing to abide by directions from the examiner regarding the permitted level of collaboration between students on items submitted for assessment
- acquiring or attempting to acquire, possessing or distributing material not specifically authorised for use in the assessment process by the examiner in the course (unit) specification or on the front cover of the examination paper. Unauthorised material includes current examination question papers or part thereof in advance of the official distribution by the University to all examination candidates
- impersonating or attempting to impersonate another student in assessment activities.
For the purposes of this definition, 'unauthorised assistance' includes those methods of assistance not listed or not identified on the examination paper, or not otherwise specifically approved by the examiner.
The term 'plagiarism' includes, but is not limited to, the use, by paraphrase or direct quotation, of the published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear acknowledgement.
Plagiarism is the action or attempt to take and use or present another person's thoughts, writing, ideas or work as their own to gain or produce unfair advantage. A common example of plagiarism is knowingly using the whole or part of another work without appropriate citation. While it is recognised that scholarly work often involves reference to the ideas, data and conclusions of other scholars, intellectual honesty requires that such references be explicitly and clearly noted.
Refer to the Student Academic Misconduct Policy.