Contract Cheating Crackdown
14 Sep 2020
The Australian Government has announced a crackdown on contract cheating.
Anyone who provides or promotes contract cheating services faces up to two years in prison or A$100,000 in fines.
What is USC’s penalty for contract cheating?
As a USC student, you are expected to act with honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility in all your academic activities.
Any USC student who is caught contract cheating faces a one-year suspension from studies.
What is contract cheating?
Engaging someone else to complete an assessment for you, whether paid or unpaid.
- buying your assignments online,
- paying someone to do your assignments,
- getting your answers from 'tutorial' sites, and
- asking someone to do your assignments.
Other consequences of contract cheating
Students who engage in contract cheating have experienced threats, blackmail and extortion.
USC Academic Integrity Resources
- Understanding Academic Integrity and how to put it in practice at USC
- Referencing and Academic Integrity Guide
- Complete your Academic Integrity modules and quizzes