TEQSA and higher education providers share a focus on the prevention, detection and substantiation of commercial academic cheating, also known as contract cheating. The resources on this page, including an investigator evidence guide and comprehensive good practice note, are designed to support institutions adopt good practice.
- Substantiating contract cheating: A guide for investigators (PDF version, 98 KB) (MS Word version, 32 KB)
- Substantiating contract cheating for symbol-dense, logical responses in any discipline, particularly mathematics (PDF, 315 KB)
- Good Practice Note: Addressing contract cheating to safeguard academic integrity
- Contract Cheating and Assessment Design
- Contract cheating and blackmail (Jon Yorke, Lesley Sefcik and Terisha Veeran-Colton, Curtin University) (PDF, 172 KB)
- Beware of ghosts - explaining contract cheating and ghostwriting and why you shouldn’t do it (Kiata Rundle, Murdoch University; Guy Curtis, University of Western Australia) (PDF, 38 KB)
- Redesigning high-risk assessments to engage students and address contract cheating (Samer Skaik, CQUniversity) (PDF, 41 KB)