Academic Integrity and Referencing

“Academic integrity means a commitment to act with honesty, trustworthiness, fairness, respect and responsibility in all academic work. Academic integrity is the foundation of university life and is fundamental to the reputation of UniSA and its staff and students” (UniSA Assessment Policy & Procedures Manual, Section 9). 

Referencing can help you demonstrate academic integrity in your assignments, but there are other actions and behaviours which are important as well.  Find out more about what is expected from you as a UniSA student and how you can demonstrate academic integrity throughout your degree.

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The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) has also developed a number of useful resources for students to assist with understanding of academic integrity, including how to identify, avoid and report illegal cheating services.

For more information, visit teqsa.gov.au/understanding-academic-integrity