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Advisory statement about online study platforms seeking to employ students

29 April 2021

TEQSA’s Higher Education Integrity Unit has today alerted the sector to an emerging integrity risk related to online study platforms seeking to employ students for on-campus promotional activities. 

We know many Australian academics and institutions share TEQSA’s concerns that these sites may present a risk to academic integrity by promoting, enabling or supplying commercial academic cheating services (also known as contract cheating).

TEQSA is also concerned that students may unwittingly find themselves promoting online platforms that enable commercial academic cheating to their peers, and therefore risk prosecution under Australia’s anti-cheating laws.