Academic Misconduct

Definition overview

1 Definition

Academic Misconduct involves

  • providing aid or assistance in relation to,
  • creating or making,
  • obtaining or acquiring, or
  • using

information, services or equipment that may unfairly give a Student an unauthorised advantage relative to other Students with regard to a Formal Examination or other Assessment Item.

'Unauthorised advantage' includes any advantage not identified for the Formal Examination or Assessment work.

Academic Misconduct includes but is not limited to Collusion, Plagiarism, contract cheating, impersonation of a Student or University Employee, and Failure to Comply with Formal Examination or Assessment Instructions.

2 References

USQ Defined.

3 Definition Information

Approved Date


Effective Date


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Complying with the law and observing Policy and Procedure is a condition of working and/or studying at the University.

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