What Is Academic Integrity?

Academic integrity is the ‘moral code of academia. It involves using, generating and communicating information in an ethical, honest and responsible manner.1

The University takes an educative approach to academic integrity. This means that students should be supported to learn what is expected of them and have opportunities to practice using the expected academic standards.

The University takes academic integrity very seriously.

The new Academic Integrity Policy sets out different types of academic misconduct and the penalties that can be imposed.

For the most serious types of misconduct students can be suspended or completely excluded from the University.

You can find out about the policy and your responsibilities as well as the processes that occur if you are suspected of academic misconduct and penalties that apply.

To understand about different types of academic misconduct and how to avoid them you can check out the Upskill page.

And if you are suspected of academic misconduct you can find the various support services on our Get Help page.


What are academic integrity values?

These values guide the work we all do at the University. Working with integrity means keeping these values in mind when completing your assessments. 

Honesty - being honest about where your ideas come from

Respect - giving credit when you use other people's ideas

Responsibility - taking ownership of your work

Fairness - treating other students and scholars fairly

Trust - doing the right thing, even when nobody is watching

Courage - standing up for what is right