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TEQSA action against academic cheating websites

5 August 2022

Earlier today, the Minister for Education announced new enforcement action by TEQSA to block access to 40 commercial academic cheating sites.

TEQSA has worked with the Communications Alliance to develop new protocols to facilitate this process under the Telecommunications Act, streamlining our ability to disrupt access to websites that are in breach of Australian law.

The websites subject to this enforcement action represent some of the most highly visited commercial cheating services that are targeting students at Australian higher education institutions.

Collectively, these 40 sites are accessed about 450,000 times per month from Australia, and this action will severely disrupt the operations of these illegal cheating services.

In addition to our enforcement action, TEQSA has also published a sector update reminding all higher education providers to maintain up to date academic integrity policies and procedures.

Anyone who wishes to report a suspected commercial academic cheating service to TEQSA can do so via this form.

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