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CHEATING

CHEATING in any manner connected with assessment is prohibited. (Assessment Regulations, section 8(4)) The following behaviours are examples of cheating:

Unauthorised assistance or materials (Assessment Regulations, section 8(2))
Students are prohibited from looking at another student’s materials and from using any unauthorised aids (including notes, books, electronic devices, assistance from others).  Students may only use materials and assistance that has been approved by the lecturer.
Students must not acquire information about an examination or other assessment item unless it is authorised and may not use information if improperly acquired by other people.

Asking or letting a ‘third party’ help with your assignment (Assessment Regulations, section 8(2))
Students are permitted to discuss their assignment topics with other people and to have someone read their assignment to correct the grammar or spelling.  When students have their assignments proof read and edited, this must be limited to grammar, spelling and style; it must not include new content although the need for new content can be indicated. If another person provides content this content must be acknowledged with full and accurate referencing of the source.   

Using material from commercial essay or assignment services, including the Internet
Students are not permitted to submit assessment items that have been purchased or otherwise improperly obtained.

Fabricating or falsifying data (Student Research Regulations, section 5(a))
Students are required to fairly and fully represent research results as he or she honestly perceives them, without falsifying data, fabricating data, claiming results where none have been obtained, or fraudulently changing records.
It is misconduct to make up or alter the results for any assessment work including experiments, lab tests, interviews, or any other research work.

Impersonating someone else
This includes pretending to be another student or arranging for someone else to impersonate a student, for an examination, test or in any other area that is being assessed.

Lying to get an extension or special consideration
Students must not apply for an extension or dispensation (special consideration application) for an assessment item, including tests and examinations, when it is untrue. This includes claiming disability, temporary illness or injury or other circumstances beyond your control.

Damaging or hiding learning resources
Students must not hide, damage or remove learning resources, including library books to prevent other students using them.

Submitting the same assessment material twice (Assessment Regulations, section 9)
Students must not re-use material from one assessment item for another assessment item, unless they get permission from the lecturer or the assignment instructions permit the re-use.


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