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The University has Student Disciplinary Regulations. These are available via a link in the University Calendar online.
1. All students are required to comply with the principles of Academic Integrity as published from time to time.
2. Failure to comply with the principles of Academic Integrity may be considered to be Academic Misconduct.
3. Examples of Academic Misconduct include but are not limited to:
(a) Plagiarism: Presenting the work of others as one's own or without appropriate acknowledgement. This applies to material presented in any medium – works in textual, musical, visual, spoken, or performance format. Examples of plagiarism may be –
(i) copying of sentences, paragraphs, computer files, research data or creative products that are the works of other persons, without appropriate acknowledgement;
(ii) closely paraphrasing sentences, paragraphs or themes without appropriate acknowledgement;
(iii) submitting all or parts of other students work;
(iv) self-plagiarism, i.e. submitting one's own previously-assessed or published work for assessment or publication elsewhere, without appropriate acknowledgement and/or approval;
(v) submission of work overly reliant on model answers or sample solutions provided in the learning resources.
(b) Cheating in any examination or test. For example, the use of notes written on the body, crib cards, mobile phones or sheets of paper, or the use of pre-programmed electronic devices and mobile phones without permission, or positioning answers so others can see and make use of them.
(c) Collusion: Where one or more individuals set out to deceive an assessor as to the responsibility for a submitted piece of assessment work. This deception may be overt or covert and includes the following but is not limited to:
(i) any assistance given by a current student to another student to be dishonest or fraudulent with academic assessment;
(ii) collaborative projects falsely representing the individual contributions of each person or presenting as one's own the work of others in an associated individual report.
Students are required to complete assessment tasks individually and submit individual work unless the Course Guide advises that assessments are group assessments.
(d) Contract plagiarism: Submitting material obtained from essay depositories (paper mills) or from another person. Submitting an assignment where all or part has been purchased from a third party service. The offering or advertising by students for students to engage in fraudulent activities.
(e) Presenting data with respect to laboratory work, clinical placements, practica, field trips, or other work that has been copied or falsified.
(f) Presenting data obtained improperly, e.g. data collected without ethical consideration.
(g) Any misrepresentation in relation to academic achievement or records.
(h) Disclosing or assigning Intellectual Property in which the University can reasonably be said to have an interest outside the channels prescribed by the University's Intellectual Property Policy.
(i) Any breach of the Code of Responsible Research Conduct by a student.
4. Breaches of Academic Integrity will be managed in accordance with the Procedures for Managing Student Breaches of Academic Integrity and any determination of Academic Misconduct by a student may result in academic penalties being imposed.
5. Academic penalties include but are not limited to:
(a) capped mark for an assessment component of a course;
(b) remedial advice to be sought from a University Learning Consultant;
(c) requirement to attend an appropriate workshop or other type of learning activity, either online or face-to-face;
(d) repeat or resubmission of assessment or part thereof, and re-presentation for marking;
(e) repeat assessment, or part thereof, and present for marking with capped mark;
(f) reduced mark (nil for affected section of the assessment task);
(g) zero marks for the piece of assessment;
(h) fail grade for the course;
(i) period of suspension from the University;
(j) exclusion from the University.
6. The University may rescind a qualification already awarded to a student or former student, where Academic Misconduct of a serious nature is revealed post-graduation.
7. Failure of a student to participate in a remedial activity required by the University under these regulations may result in an escalation of penalties.
8. A record of a finding of Academic Misconduct may be maintained on the University's Academic Misconduct Register.
9. Notwithstanding Regulations 1 to 8, Academic Misconduct may also be addressed through the Student Disciplinary Procedures or other relevant disciplinary processes, including recourse to the civil and/or criminal justice systems.
10. Appeals may be made by students in accordance with the process described in the Student Disciplinary Regulations.
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Last updated on Friday 18 September 2020