Academic Honesty Policy


Academic honesty is a fundamental part of learning and teaching and a core value of the University of Adelaide. The University takes the view that all academic dishonesty is unacceptable and this policy aims to uphold the standards of ethics and integrity embodied in the Student Charter and expected of all students.


Staff Support Kit for Academic Honesty Policy: [UoA staff access only]

Title Version Document Date uploaded
Academic Honesty Policy d2014/281346 Academic_Honesty_Policy_-_to_Academic_Board_23_October_2014_-_meeting_8-14_-_5_November_2014.pdf [436.5K] (application/pdf) 9 Nov 2018
d2014/281346 Academic_Honesty_Policy_-_to_Academic_Board_23_October_2014_-_meeting_8-14_-_5_November_2014.htm [23.8K] (text/html) 25 Jun 2015
d2010/145167 Academic_~_further_amendments_made_by_Academic_Board_2_12,_4_April_2012,_effective_23_July_2012.htm [37.3K] (text/html) 14 Nov 2013
d2010/145167 Academic_Honesty_and_Assessment_Obligations_for_Coursework_Students_Policy.htm [36.8K] (text/html) 17 Nov 2010
n/a Plagiarism_Policy_2007_Final_11Dec06.pdf [123.1K] (application/pdf) 18 Nov 2009
  Plagiarism_Policy_2007_Final_11Dec06.pdf [90.9K] (application/pdf) 12 Dec 2006
  Plagiarism_Policy_Final_20Sep06.pdf [75.8K] (application/pdf) 6 Nov 2006
  Plagiarism_Policy_Final_20Sep06.doc [153.5K] (application/msword) 27 Sep 2006
  PlagiarismStatement_2006_v4_16Dec05.pdf [73.3K] (application/pdf) 21 Dec 2005
  PlagiarismStatement2004.pdf [90.9K] (application/pdf) 19 Mar 2004
  PlagiarismJan03.pdf [84.3K] (application/pdf) 30 Jan 2003
Examination and Assessment Guidelines d2014/281347 D2014_281347__Academic_Honesty_Policy_-_Examination_and_Assessment_Guidelines_-_to_Academic_Board_23_October_2014_-_meeting_8-14_-_5_November_2014(2).pdf [44.9K] (application/pdf) 16 Dec 2014
d2010/145171 Academic_Dishonesty_Procedures_-_endorsed_by_Academic_Board_3_November_2010_-_~_source_document.htm [37.6K] (text/html) 14 Aug 2013
d2010/145171 Academic_DishonestyProcedures.pdf [60.5K] (application/pdf) 21 Mar 2011
d2010/145171 Academic_Dishonesty_Procedures_ToMariusz.pdf [75.0K] (application/pdf) 17 Nov 2010
  Superseded_Plagiarism_Guidelines_Note_5Oct06.pdf [9.8K] (application/pdf) 5 Oct 2006
  PlagiarismGuidelines2006_v3_16Dec05.pdf [68.5K] (application/pdf) 21 Dec 2005
  PlagiarismGuidelines2004.pdf [83.8K] (application/pdf) 22 Mar 2004

RMO File No. 2014/8639
Policy custodian Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic)
Responsible policy officer Executive Director, Division of Academic and Student Engagement
Endorsed by Academic Board on 4 November 2014
Approved by Vice-Chancellor and President on 6 November 2014
Related Policies Student Misconduct Rules;field=data;id=50;m=view

Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy

Staff Support Kit for Academic Honesty Policy: [UoA staff access only]

Superceded Policies Rules for Assessment

Plagiarism Policy

Policy on Cheating in Examinations and Related Forms of Assessment

Effective from 1 January 2015
Review Date 31 December 2017
Contact for queries about the policy Student Policy and Appeals Office (8313 7503) or

Printed copies of these documents may not be up to date. Please refer to the University Policy and Procedures website for the latest version.