Material promoting cheating services displayed on campuses
TEQSA has issued a sector alert in response to new evidence showing commercial academic cheating services could be targeting students while on-campus.
TEQSA's Higher Education Integrity Unit is concerned that some material posted around campuses offering “assignment help” is promoting, enabling or supplying commercial academic cheating services (also known as contract cheating).
Under Australia’s anti-cheating laws, the promotion or sale of academic cheating services is illegal and subject to penalties of up to two years’ imprisonment and fines of up to $110,000.
All staff and students at Australian institutions are reminded that commercial academic cheating undermines the integrity of higher education. TEQSA has developed new presentation slides and posters to help share this message.