Learning at university is a unique experience and differs in significant respects from learning at school, TAFE or work.
Plagiarism may occur inadvertently if you are unsure of what is required at university, how to research and use writing strategies or how to reference specific sources.
You may also be tempted to plagiarise when working in groups or when deadlines are due and you have not planned your assignment.
It is important to develop strategies early in your university career to avoid plagiarism of any form, as ignorance of plagiarism is not an excuse to perform it. Refer to the Student Academic Misconduct Policy for details of the penalties that apply to students who are found to have plagiarised in their university work.