It is important for higher education providers and TEQSA to be vigilant in protecting the integrity of Australia’s higher education system. On 4 September 2020, the Australian Government’s amendments to the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 came into effect, making it an offence to provide or advertise commercial academic cheating, sometimes known as ‘contract cheating’, services in higher education.
TEQSA is supporting providers to uphold academic integrity and address academic cheating, including through the development of education materials and sharing information about approaches to this issue, as well as working with providers and other stakeholders to support the implementation of these new laws.
- Academic integrity experts advice hub
- Academic integrity in the creative arts
- Academic integrity toolkit
- Academic integrity toolkit webinar (opens in YouTube)
- Assessment integrity webinar (opens in YouTube)
- Blocked commercial academic cheating websites
- Contract cheating
- Good Practice Note: Addressing contract cheating to safeguard academic integrity
- Predatory publishing: A to Z elements (PDF, 132 KB)
- Substantiating contract cheating for symbol-dense, logical responses: A guide for investigators
- Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Amendment (Prohibiting Academic Cheating Services) Bill 2019
- Understanding academic integrity (for students)