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Intelligence sharing: updated cheating website database

24 June 2022

TEQSA has today shared updated information on suspected academic cheating service websites with Australia’s higher education sector.

Secure access to the updated database of 2,333 suspected commercial academic cheating service websites has been provided to principal contacts at all TEQSA-registered institutions. 

This database includes sites operating globally, as well 579 sites specifically targeting students at Australian higher education institutions. The updated database incorporates information shared with TEQSA by institutions and intelligence gathered by TEQSA staff, and builds on the previous database shared in September 2021.

Sharing this database will enable providers to block access to these websites from their institutional networks, and forms part of TEQSA’s ongoing partnership with the higher education sector to strengthen cultures of academic integrity and reduce the risk posed by illegal academic cheating services.

In addition to this intelligence sharing, TEQSA’s Higher Education Integrity Unit is finalising investigations into a number of the most-visited sites and expects to take enforcement action in the coming weeks.