Contract cheating involves getting someone else to complete part or all of your assessment task then submitting it as your own work. It doesn’t matter whether the person was paid. This can mean you have someone else write an essay or report for you (sometimes referred to as ‘ghostwriting’), or you get someone to sit your examination.
It is considered contract cheating if you:
The following behaviours are associated with contract cheating and may be considered personal misconduct by the University. In some cases, these behaviours might also be against the law.
The University takes contract cheating, misconduct and impersonation very seriously and applies severe penalties under the student discipline chapter of the University of Sydney By-Law 1999 (as amended). This may mean you fail your unit of study, or that you are suspended or expelled from the University.