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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.

This includes:

  • 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.

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