Good Writing and Referencing Practices

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is strongly committed to encouraging academic integrity, and to helping our students to develop good writing and referencing skills.


The University provides a number of resources to assist students with developing good writing and referencing skills, including the Library’s iResearch site and the Learning Centre's WriteSite.

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences' online Academic Honesty Module for commencing undergraduate and postgraduate students. This module is accessible through MyUni on your Blackboard site and includes interactive videos and quizzes to help you learn about proper writing and referencing practices. If you would like access to this module, please contact

The Faculty’s Writing Hub has drop in sessions where students can get assistance every stage of the writing process, from interpreting essay questions and developing ideas, to understanding how to legitimately integrate information and reference sources.

The Learning Centre’s workshops and online resources, including:
The Using Evidence, Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism tutorial; and
Writing and Study Skills resources.

The Institute of Teaching and Learning’s Academic Honesty Resources for students.

Recommended Referencing Styles

Poor referencing of other peoples' work is one of the reasons that can lead to an allegation of Academic Dishonesty. During your studies you will encounter different referencing styles depending on the subject area you enrol in, and it is important that you follow the directions of your unit of study coordinator and refer to departmental guidelines in relation to good referencing practices.