All senior secondary students are expected to undertake their studies in a way that is honest and fair.

This means that:

  • all work you submit for marking must be your own work
  • you must acknowledge where you have borrowed or used someone else’s work
  • you must not help other people to be dishonest, for example, by giving them your answers or your essay for them to copy.

Actions that are a breach of academic integrity are listed in TASC’s Academic Integrity Policy.

Whenever you use someone else ideas, images, information, words, data or music in your work, you must acknowledge where you got that idea (or image, information, etc.) from. This is done by including accurate references throughout your work.

Referencing allows makers to clearly see what parts of your work are your own, what parts you have borrowed from other people’s work, and where you found it.

Academic Integrity Student Resources

TASC’s Academic Integrity Guide for Students is a new guide, replacing the previous Academic Integrity Guide. The guide answers frequently asked questions and explains:

  • what academic integrity is
  • the different forms of academic dishonesty
  • the possible consequences of academic dishonesty
  • why the student declaration form is important.

Types of Academic Dishonesty: A (Cartoon) Guide for Students illustrates how students can avoid academic dishonesty with cartoons of various scenarios.