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QA53 Examination and Assessment Offences

This Quality Assurance (QA) Code of Practice statement details the University's process for handling assessment offences (also known as academic misconduct).

This statement applies to all courses of study leading to a credit-bearing award of the University, wherever delivered. Examination and assessment offences may also be referred to as a breach of academic integrity or academic misconduct. It contains the following guidance:

  • The roles and responsibilities relating to exam and assessment offences
  • Support and advice for staff and students
  • Mandatory skills training and testing for students
  • Procedures for handling alleged offences, including Boards of Inquiry and hearings
  • Examples of offences and penalties
  • Monitoring and review of assessment offences

Sources of further guidance