Academic integrity is essential to safeguarding excellence in learning, teaching, research and scholarly endeavour. We are committed to promoting a culture of academic integrity for our students and staff. This is made possible by a mutual commitment to honesty, trust, fairness and respect. It is vital to the University that employers and the community have confidence in our academic integrity.
Breaches of academic integrity include:
- recycling previous work
- promoting the breach of academic integrity
- non-compliance with examination requirements
- contract cheating
What is contract cheating?
It is where part, or all of an assessment task is completed by someone else. That 'someone' may be a friend, family member or someone you don't know. Some individuals and companies offer to do assessment tasks for a fee. This is illegal and a type of fraud.
Contact an Academic Integrity Officer in your institute/school if you suspect academic integrity has been breached. The University's Academic Integrity Policy guides their actions and they are supported by software which helps to detect contract cheating.
|Academic Integrity Officers (AIOs)||Institute|
|Sam Fenton (Gippsland Campus)||Institute of Education, Arts and Community|
|Dr Catherine Oxworth (Berwick Campus)||Institute of Education, Arts and Community|
|Melania Pantelich (Ballarat Campuses)||Institute of Education, Arts and Community|
|Dr Greg You||Institute of Innovation, Science and Sustainability|
|Dr Abdi Osman||Institute of Health and Wellbeing|
|Dr Kimberley McFarlane||Institute of Health and Wellbeing|
|Dr Scott Nankervis||Institute of Innovation, Science and Sustainability|
See the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency's Guidance note on academic integrity for more information.