Authenticity and Academic Integrity
Provider's Academic Integrity Standard
All learners are expected to observe the highest standards of honesty and integrity in the work they submit for assessment: this is called academic integrity.
The Office of Tasmanian Assessment, Standards and Certification (TASC's) External Assessment Rule 4.(a) states:
- Any material submitted by a candidate for external assessment must, except where the source of the information, images, ideas or words is explicitly acknowledged, be the work of the candidate.
While the TASC's External Assessment Rule applies to externally assessed work, academic integrity is expected in all the work you submit for assessment. Markers reading or viewing your work must be able to clearly see what parts of it are your own work, and what parts you have used from other people's work and where you got this from.
Authenticity and Academic Integrity: A Guide
This guide tells you how to reference (cite) other peoples' information, images, ideas or words used in your work and what you must do to show which parts of the work you hand in for assessment are yours and which parts you have got from other people's work.
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TASC requires schools and colleges that deliver courses with an external assessment component that involves folio or other project work to have processes for ensuring the authenticity and academic integrity of work submitted by students for assessment.
As part of this requirement schools and colleges must have procedures for teaching students about the requirements for authenticity and academic integrity.
For the Provider's Academic Integrity Standard and associated materials see: http://www.tasc.tas.gov.au/4675