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Academic Integrity Information Site policy Authenticated users


Academic integrity means a commitment to act with honesty, trustworthiness, fairness, respect and responsibility in all academic work. For more information refer to Section 9 of the UniSA Assessment Policy and Procedures Manual (APPM).

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Examples of academic misconduct include:

  • breach of the examination procedures (refer to Section 6.4 of the APPM);
  • plagiarism, e.g. copying something from a text book or Google;
  • submitting an assessment for which you’ve received assistance from a third party, this includes your colleagues (collusion) and online services like;
  • providing assistance to a student in the preparation and/or submission of their work, this includes helping someone else answer an exam question;
  • presenting data that has been copied, falsified or in any way obtained improperly;
  • falsifying or misrepresenting academic records, or any other documents;
  • any other actions that contravene the principles of academic integrity.

The online environment is much easier to monitor, as information about where you - and others - are completing the exam and how information is produced and added to your exam are all recorded. Just like any submitted assignment, the learnonline system can monitor plagiarism via text matching software like Turnitin. During your UniSA online examination in SP2, your Course Coordinator may monitor course discussion forums and homework sites including,, etc. Commercial academic cheating services are illegal in Australia, visit for more information.

Whilst the outcomes associated with a breach of academic integrity may vary depending on the nature of the breach, common outcomes associated with a breach of examination procedures include:

  • Fail grade in the examination;
  • Fail grade in the course;
  • Suspension for a period of time.