Your responsibilities

(See: Academic Integrity Procedures and Responsibilities, 2015, p. 6)

Do not cheat

  • never purchase or commission work and submit this as if it were your own work.
  • comply with exam conditions, for example, do not bring unauthorised materials into the exam.
  • observe and apply the University's academic integrity values, ethical standards, and practices of honestly conducted scholarship.

Cite your sources

  • declare all printed, electronic, graphical, artistic work, and other kinds of sources from which you obtained material or ideas used in work submitted for assessment.
  • acknowledge sources in the ways approved and expected by the discipline and school in which the assignment is set.

Work responsibly with other students

  • produce assignments independently, except when you are asked to participate in a group project requiring a joint group response to a task.
  • ensure that when doing group work, the scholarship of the group's submissions has been honestly conducted and properly referenced.
  • ensure that you do not knowingly or carelessly make your work available to other students in any form.

Learn how to avoid plagiarism

  • do not submit your own academic work for assessment if it has already been submitted for assessment at another time (including at another institution), without the express permission of the academic staff member who will assess the work.
  • consult and use the University's guides and information in order to avoid plagiarism and academic misconduct.
  • consult with staff when in doubt about any matter where plagiarism or other academic misconduct may be involved.
  • attend individual meetings or group instruction sessions when you are counselled to do so by your teachers, subject coordinators or an AIA.
  • use the Assignment Declaration Form [PDF 27KB] if asked to submit hard copies of work for assessment.
  • Read and comply with the Statement of Student Responsibility shown on the University's website.
  • Use text-matching software appropriately, including as a learning tool to check for potential text-matches before submitting work for assessment.
  • declare all printed, electronic, graphical, artistic work, and other kinds of sources from which you obtained material or ideas used in work submitted for assessment.

Remember: Copies of all assignments should be kept for at least a year after they are submitted.

Statement of student responsibility on the LMS

By submitting any piece of work to the Learning Management System (LMS) you agree that:

  • the work is your own work or the work of the group;
  • you have not previously submitted all or part of this work for assessment in any subject, unless the subject coordinator for the current subject (or your research supervisor, if applicable) has given you written permission to reuse specific material and you have correctly referenced the material taken from your own earlier work;
  • you have read and agreed to be bound by the Statutes, Regulations and Policies of the University relating to Academic Misconduct; and
  • you may be subject to student discipline processes in the event of an act of academic misconduct including an act of plagiarism or cheating.

Plagiarism means the reproduction of someone else's words, ideas or findings and presenting them as your own ideas without proper acknowledgement and includes:

  • direct copying or paraphrasing from someone else's published work (either electronic or hard copy) without acknowledging the source;
  • using facts, information and ideas derived from a source without acknowledgment;
  • producing assignments (required to be independent) in collaboration with and/or using the work of other people; and
  • assisting another person to commit an act of plagiarism.

You further grant to the University or any third party authorised by the University (e.g.Turnitin) the right to reproduce and/or communicate (make available online or electronically transmit) the work you have submitted for the purpose of detecting plagiarism.