1.1 You must not compromise the academic integrity of any type of TASC external assessment (including NIAL), including cheating or assisting other students to cheat or taking any action that gives or attempts to give you or another student an unfair advantage.
1.1.1 You must not, during an exam:
- communicate with, collude with or give assistance to another student
- through lack of care, allow another to copy or otherwise use any materials
- accept help from another
- dishonestly or unfairly use any materials
- in any manner whatsoever, act dishonestly or unfairly or conspire to do so.
1.2 You must follow all instructions or directions given by an Exam Supervisor.
1.2.1 Instructions and directions may include, but are not limited to:
- allocated seating
- commencement of writing or marking on response material in any way
- conclusion of writing or marking on response material in any way
- use of a calculator
- stopping any behaviour which may cause nuisance, annoyance or interference to any other student.
1.2.2 You must raise your hand if you wish to communicate with an Exam Supervisor in the exam room.
- You must not communicate with an Exam Supervisor, either before or after an exam or during a performance exam, except when communications are necessary for the conduct of the exam. Any communication regarding the conduct or result of an exam must be directed to the Executive Officer, TASC.
1.3 You must not allow or assist any other person to present for a TASC external assessment in your place, nor present for a TASC external assessment in another student’s place.
1.4 You must only bring the materials and equipment approved for that external assessment into the exam room (see Schedule 1).
1.4.1 You may not bring any of the following items into an exam room:
- electronic devices, including mobile phones, that are capable of storing, receiving, recording or transmitting information or electronic signals, such as recorded music and video players, organisers, dictionaries and computerised watches
- any food or drinks (other than water) unless expressly given permission by TASC through the reasonable adjustments process
- any loose notes, papers, manuscripts, books, reference materials or notebooks unless their use during the exam has been permitted
- bags including pencil cases or pencil bags – pens and pencils must be in a clear sealable plastic bag or clear pencil case
- correction pens, bottles or tape (such as Whiteout or Liquid Paper)
- any other item that is not approved for that external assessment.
1.4.2 Exam Supervisors may inspect any material brought into the exam room and will instruct you where to place any unauthorised items. They are not responsible for these items.
1.4.3 You must not share any materials or equipment that has been brought into the exam room.
1.5 You must not remove the exam paper or any response material, used or unused, from the exam room.
1.6 You are not to leave the exam room before the end of the first hour of the scheduled writing time, unless authorised and supervised by an Exam Supervisor for bathroom break purposes.
1.7 You are not to leave the exam room in the last half an hour of the scheduled writing time.
1.8 During the scheduled time of an exam, no person who is unauthorised by TASC (including a teacher or parent) may enter an exam room, communicate with a student or look at or remove any exam paper or response material.
1.9 You must behave appropriately and treat Exam Supervisors, fellow students and school and student’s property with the same courtesy and respect as you are required to show at usual school activities.
1.9.1 You must not present for a TASC external assessment under the influence of any intoxicating substances.
1.9.2 You must not cause any interference or damage to property.
1.9.3 You must not write or draw any objectionable or distasteful material in an answer booklet, nor write letters or notes to Exam Supervisors or Markers.
Consequences for breaching External Assessment Behaviour Rules apply to everyone involved and may include:
- a formal warning
- a requirement to leave the exam room with no further time given to complete the exam
- confiscation of any item in an exam room that was not specifically permitted by TASC (see Schedule 1) that will be retained, pending an investigation into the alleged breach
- cancellation of that practical, and/or written exam, and/or folio marks
- all unacknowledged folio material as a breach of academic integrity being disregarded when a student’s work is marked
- a cap on the maximum rating a student can achieve for the external assessment for that course
- cancellation of the result for that course
- cancellation of all of the results for all TASC accredited courses that year, for both internally and externally assessed subjects.
Police will be notified of any potentially illegal actions.