Contract cheating detection and deterrence
This short course and accompanying situational judgment test (SJT) will build your baseline knowledge about academic integrity issues and techniques and practices for deterring and detecting contract cheating.
At a glance
- 8 online modules
- Duration: 3 hours, self-directed
- Optional in-person workshop
- Cost: Free
About this Masterclass
Developed in partnership with Australian academic integrity experts, this Masterclass will strengthen your knowledge of academic integrity issues and develop your skills to prevent and investigate instances of contract cheating (where students outsource their cheating to a third party).
This Masterclass is self-directed, self-paced and only accessible to academics or professional staff with an Australian higher education provider email address.
To further support you, in-person workshops will be held across Australia for participants who complete the Masterclass. These workshops will enable you to further explore the topics and exchange knowledge and best practice with peers from across the sector.
The Masterclass builds on TEQSA’s partnership approach with the sector to address the integrity risk posed by commercial academic cheating and adds to suite of co-developed resources such as the Academic Integrity Toolkit.
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Registration for the in-person workshops will open a few weeks prior to the workshop date. You will need to be enrolled in the course to access the workshop registration link.
People enrolled in the Masterclass will receive a message letting them know when registrations have opened for upcoming workshops.
Workshop places are limited. Participants are expected to have completed the Masterclass to gain the most benefit.
Thursday 8 June: Adelaide (limited places remain – register now)
Thursday 29 June: Hobart (registrations open)
Thursday 13 July: Perth (registrations open)
Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 July: Melbourne
Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 August: Sydney
Thursday 7 September: Darwin
Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 September: Brisbane
Thursday 5 October: Canberra
Depending on demand, we may schedule additional workshops in 2024.
Masterclass designers and contributors
Co-Lead: Professor Cath Ellis, UNSW Sydney
|Co-Lead: Mr Kane Murdoch, Macquarie University|
|Dr Guy Curtis, University of Western Australia|
|Professor Phillip Dawson, Deakin University|
|Mr Tristan Enright, The University of Sydney|
|Professor Rowena Harper, Edith Cowan University|
|Associate Professor Nick Milne, Deakin University|
|Professor Ann Rogerson, University of Wollongong|
|Associate Professor Katherine Seaton, La Trobe University|
|Dr Jasmine Thomas, University of Southern Queensland|
|Ms Sheona Thomson, Queensland University of Technology|
We also thank the respective multimedia teams at Edith Cowan University, UNSW Sydney and the University of Southern Queensland for supporting production of Masterclass modules.