Academic integrity and plagiarism

Monash University is committed to upholding standards of academic integrity and honesty. Plagiarism in any form is unacceptable and will be treated seriously by the University. Plagiarism occurs when students fail to acknowledge that the ideas of others are being used. Specifically it occurs when:

  • Other people's work and/or ideas are paraphrased and presented without a reference.
  • Other students' work is copied or partly copied.
  • Other people's designs, codes or images are presented as the student's own work.
  • Phrases and passages are used verbatim without quotation marks and/or without a reference to the author or a web page.
  • Lecture notes are reproduced without due acknowledgement.

For further information on how the University manages plagiarism and cheating, see the related policy and procedures.

How to avoid plagiarism
The Library can help you learn how to avoid plagiarism. See the library tutorial on citing and referencing and the plagiarism section in Language and Learning Online. Further resources are currently under development by the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) project and will be available in 2013.