Plagiarism - It is the act of presenting another persons work as your own, and failing to acknowledging that the thought, ideas or writings are of another person. 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;
- phrases and passages are used verbatim without quotation marks and/or without a reference to the author or a web page;
Cheating - To act dishonestly or unfairly in connection to an assessment conducted by the RTO.
Academic misconduct is considered a serious offence a the CMTO. For students who have been deemed to intentionally plagiarise/ cheat, it may result in being suspended, or permanently removed from the course. To avoid plagiarism and/ or cheating and its penalties, students are advised to note the following:
- You may quote from someone else's work (for example from textbooks, journals or other published materials) but you must always indicate the author and source of the material.
- You should name sources for any graphs, tables or specific data, which you include in your assignment.
- You must not copy someone else's work and present it as your own.
For a full list of legislation, contact the CMTO office.