Academic integrity is:
(TEQSA 2022, What is academic integrity? Tertiary Education Quality & Standards Agency)
Essentially, academic integrity is about taking responsibility and acting honestly, in the preparation and submission of your academic work.
You are here at Melbourne Polytechnic to learn and develop the necessary skills for future success. Acting with Academic integrity will help you be prepared for a fulfilling career.
As a student, you are expected to comply with the Academic Integrity Policy and the Academic Integrity (Students) procedure. These documents have been created to promote a culture of academic integrity in learning, teaching, scholarship and research.
Learn more about Academic Integrity from the Melbourne Polytechnic Academic Integrity website
Academic integrity is critical in the workplace as failure to submit your own original work, (such as when preparing a report or delivering a business presentation) or acknowledging the work or input of others, could affect your professional reputation and credibility.*
*This information has been taken from the Melbourne Polytechnic Academic Integrity website.
Engaging someone else to complete your work and then submitting it as your own. This includes using artificial intelligence tools to generate responses to essay and exam questions.
Unauthorised collaboration between individuals to act together in the preparation or presentation of work.
The use of all or part of work that is not your own without appropriate acknowledgement of the author or source.
File-sharing to give an unfair advantage (e.g. questions and answers, or assignments)
Inventing or altering information to support your assessment needs.
All forms of cheating in examinations and assessment tasks (e.g. copying another person's work or unauthorised use of phones)