Academic integrity message sent to students

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Dear student

Academic integrity means acting with the values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility in learning, teaching and research

In practical terms, it means acknowledging the work and ideas of others while developing, and submitting for assessment, your own insights and conclusions. 

As part of the RMIT academic community, students are responsible for ensuring their academic integrity. Our commitment to integrity means our qualifications can be trusted by employers, and it’s why the penalties for breaching academic integrity – particularly for contract cheating and collusion – are so severe, including charges of academic misconduct.  

We can help you get it right.

These resources will help you to prepare and submit your assessments with confidence.

  • The Academic Integrity page is your central resource. It includes tips to follow as you prepare assessments, examples of misconduct and penalties, as well as links to key resources and support.
  • The Academic Integrity Awareness digital credential provides a comprehensive overview, including how to reference sources and avoid plagiarism, and the difference between cooperation and collusion. It’s free, and when you successfully complete it, you’ll earn a digital badge to share with your networks. 
  • Our Study Support options include the Study Support Hub, where you can get one-on-one help with your coursework and assignments via webchat. 
  • Your teaching and school staff are there to help you. There may be fewer opportunities to ask for direct help now that you’re studying remotely, so make sure you contact your teacher, lecturer or staff in your school as soon as possible if you have any questions about your assessments.

Remember to give yourself plenty of time to prepare your assessments. Some rules, such as referencing, can take time to learn.

Further support.

Our Support Services are here to assist you achieve your study and personal goals. If you’re feeling stressed about study, we can help.

If you’d like to talk to someone about a case of misconduct, please email the Student Conduct Secretariat for a confidential discussion at

All the best in your studies for the remainder of 2020.

Yours sincerely

Connie Merlino
Academic Registrar

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