Participants at WBS are expected to maintain the highest standards of academic conduct. We know that most participants conduct themselves with integrity and are disturbed when they observe others cheating. The following information should help you avoid unintentional academic misconduct and clarify the consequences of plagiarism and/or cheating.
It is the act of presenting another persons work as your own, and failing to acknowledging that the thought, ideas or writings are of another person.
Specifically it occurs when:
- other people’s work and/or ideas are paraphrased and presented without a reference;
- other participants’ work is copied or partly copied
- phrases and passages are used verbatim without quotation marks and/or without a reference to the author or a web page;
To act dishonestly or unfairly in connection to an assessment conducted by the RTO.
Academic misconduct is considered a serious offence at WBS. For participants who have been deemed to intentionally plagiarise/ cheat, it may result in being suspended, or permanently removed from the course.
To avoid plagiarism and/ or cheating and its penalties, participants are advised to note the following:
- You may quote from someone else’s work (for example from textbooks, journals or other published materials) but you must always indicate the author and source of the material.
- You should name sources for any graphs, tables or specific data, which you include in your assignment.
- You must not copy someone else’s work and present it as your own
If the participant does not agree with the RTO’s decision, then they are able access the Complaints and Appeals Policy and Procedure available on the website.