Plagiarism occurs when someone else's material or ideas are presented as your own, whether it is intentional or not. Plagiarism can occur in written work, presentations, artworks or performances, and includes:
For more information, please see Common forms of plagiarism.
To avoid unintentional plagiarism and maintain good academic practice, it’s important to develop academic writing skills, such as:
Plagiarism is a serious breath of ethics at UNSW and is not taken lightly. There are serious consequences for students who engage in plagiarism. For more information, see the UNSW student code of conduct and UNSW student misconduct procedure.
Contract cheating consists of what are known as “outsourcing behaviours” which occur when a student:
Contract cheating is a serious form of academic dishonesty which is classed as collusion at UNSW and is not taken lightly. As with other forms of plagiarism there are serious consequences for students who engage in contract cheating.
In addition to infringing university rules, there are potential long-term consequences including blackmail and being charged with fraud. For more information, please see ARC UNSW: contract cheating, the UNSW student code of conduct and the UNSW student misconduct procedure.