Report on student academic integrity and allegations of contract cheating by university students
On 12 November 2014 Fairfax media outlets reported allegations of cheating by students at a number of Australian higher education providers through the purchase of assignments, particularly through the 'MyMaster' website. The Honorable Christopher Pyne MP, Minister for Education and Training, referred the matter to the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) to investigate further.
On 24 November 2014 TEQSA wrote to all registered Australian higher education providers. Providers identified in the media reports were requested to report to TEQSA on action taken to investigate the allegations and remedy the matter should it prove necessary.
All providers were invited to share best practice approaches to minimising student misconduct in assessment and promoting academic integrity amongst students.
This report is drawn from the responses received.