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

  • Looking at and using another student’s materials.
  • Looking at and using any unauthorised aids (including notes, books, electronic devices, assistance from others).

Assessment Regulations section 8(2)

Asking or letting a ‘third party’ help with your assignment

  • You can discuss their assignment topics with other people and to have someone read their assignment to correct the grammar or spelling.
  • Proofreading and editing 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.

Assessment Regulations section 8(2)

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

  • Falsifying data,
  • Fabricating data,
  • Claiming results where none have been obtained, or
  • Fraudulently changing records.
  • Making up or altering the results for any assessment work including experiments, lab tests, interviews, or any other research work.

Student Research Regulations section 5(a)

Submitting the same assessment material twice

  • Re-using material from one assessment item for another assessment item, unless permission from the lecturer or the assignment instructions permit the re-use.

Assessment Regulations section 9

Impersonating someone else

  • 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

  • Applying 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.