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Academic integrity

Academic integrity is an essential value in academic and professional environments. Representing other people’s ideas as your own is a breach of intellectual property, known as plagiarism.

Academic integrity

Learn more about what academic integrity is and why it is important.

Academic integrity

Academic integrity is an essential value in academic and professional environments. Representing other people’s ideas as your own is a breach of intellectual property, known as plagiarism.

Academic integrity: Perspectives

This series of videos offers perspectives on academic integrity from academics and students.

Collusion

There is a clear distinction between collaboration and collusion when working on various forms of assignments.

Contract cheating

Contract cheating occurs when a student buys an assignment or has someone else write an assignment or sit an exam for them. This is cheating and is never acceptable.

Do I need to reference everything?

There are very clear rules around what needs to be referenced and what does not. Some things are not regarded as plagiarism, such as general knowledge, history and facts.

Note sharing

There are specific rules around sharing notes and university materials, both with classmates and third parties.

Paraphrasing

Paraphrasing is when you use someone else's ideas and put them in your own words. Learn more about paraphrasing here.

Plagiarism

Plagiarism is the presentation of ideas, words or images without acknowledgment.

Plagiarism

Academic integrity (Harvard). Plagiarism can be either deliberate, unintentional or sometimes due to poor referencing techniques. The following activity will test your knowledge and raise awareness...

Plagiarism

Academic integrity (art & design). Plagiarism can be either deliberate, unintentional or sometimes due to poor referencing techniques. The following activity will test your knowledge of...

Plagiarism

Academic integrity (nursing). Plagiarism can be either deliberate, unintentional or sometimes due to poor referencing techniques. Complete the following activity to test your knowledge of plagiarism.

Quiz: Is it plagiarism?

Try this short quiz to test your understanding of some of the myths about plagiarism and academic integrity.

Referencing

How to correctly use different referencing styles in academic writing to avoid plagiarism and get better marks.

Sharing

Sharing group work for assessment tasks, group charter, key roles & responsibilities

Turnitin - understanding the similarity report

RMIT uses a plagiarism detection tool called Turnitin for all written material. If you have plagiarised in your work, it will be detected.

Understanding referencing

Referencing is important because if students do not acknowledge the authors of their readings it is considered to be plagiarism, a form of cheating.

What is referencing?

Why you must use references, the dangers of plagiarism, and different ways to use referencing.