All HSC candidates, their teachers and others who guide them must comply with our Honesty in Assessment Standard to maintain the integrity of the HSC. You should also read your course syllabuses and related NESA policies, such as those on malpracticeand completion of a course, on our website.
You must be entirely honest when completing all your assessment tasks, exams and submitted works. You will be marked only on the quality and originality of the work you have produced.
You must acknowledge any part of your work that was written, created or developed by someone else, in line with the NESA documents for each course. This includes any material from other sources like books, journals, electronic resources and the internet. You don’t need to formally acknowledge material that you learned from your teacher in class
Behaving dishonestly to gain unfair advantage in assessments is malpractice, or cheating. Any form of malpractice, including plagiarism, is unacceptable, and we treat these allegations very seriously. Detected malpractice will limit your marks and jeopardise your HSC. Serious and deliberate malpractice is corrupt conduct, and we can report it to the Independent Commission Against Corruption.
If you are suspected of malpractice, you will need to show that all unacknowledged work is entirely your own. You might need to: