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Academic Misconduct - Student Assist Advice Series

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Academic misconduct. What is it and what should you do? Academic misconduct refers to conduct by a student that is dishonest or unfair in connection with any work submitted for assessment.

Some examples of academic misconduct include (but are not limited to):

  • Plagiarism – copying another person’s work and submitting it as your
  • Self-plagiarism – re-submitting work you have submitted in the past
  • Unauthorised material - bringing in unauthorised material or devices
    into the examination venue
  • Contract cheating - Asking another person to complete an assessment
    on your behalf, purchasing an assignment

If you are unsure of what to write in your response or appeal, please get in touch with Student Assist to advise you. It is very important that you write a proper letter that is supported by relevant evidence (where applicable).

Email: student.assist@guild.curtin.edu.au
Please include: name, student number, a description of your query and the allegation documents you received.


This chart demonstrates the process if you are accused.