Academic Honesty

Acknowledgement Of Sources

Essays should be accompanied by appropriate documentation in the form of footnotes and a bibliography, which acknowledge all sources and references used in the development of your argument. This includes:
a) The use of quotation marks and specific referencing for all quotes
b) Citation of the source of all arguments
c) Acknowledgement of your reference when closely paraphrasing another person’s work


The University takes plagiarism very seriously. It is your responsibility to avoid any suggestion that plagiarism may have taken place. The University Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism in Coursework Policy 2012 states the University opposition to and intolerance of academic dishonesty, including plagiarism; sets out principles for approach to the academic honesty; identifies individual responsibilities for promoting the principles of academic honesty; and prescribes a process for handling allegations of academic dishonesty and plagiarism.

A university workshop – Quoting, Summarising and Paraphrasing Evidence (3hrs) is offered regularly free of charge by the Learning Centre on main campus. You are encouraged to attend if you would like help with appropriate referencing. The unit helps students to understand and use evidence for their own specific writing purposes, to identify differences between quoting and reporting and to practice language strategies to help avoid plagiarism. You may also consult the relevant section on the WriteSite.

At SCA, if a nominated academic determines that a student has engaged in plagiarism or some other form of academic dishonesty according to the Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism in Coursework Policy 2012, and the student is allowed to resubmit the work for assessment, the student will be required to submit the work within ten working days from the meeting with the nominated academic. The work will be assessed on a Pass/Fail basis only.