MyCQU - Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity

CQUniversity values academic honesty and integrity. We know that honesty and integrity are authentic, leadership qualities that help our students stand out from the crowd and launch their careers.

Integrity is about personal characteristics such as trustworthiness, truthfulness and right action. Academic integrity is the application of these ethical standards to your work as a student.

Foundations of Academic Integrity (FAI)

The first step to ensuring academic integrity is completing the FAI training module, required annually for all CQUniversity students. In this module, you will learn concrete ways to demonstrate that your academic work is your own, as well as the CQUniversity policies that spell out how student academic misconduct is addressed.

Academic Misconduct

The next step is to understand forms of academic misconduct like contract cheating. Using a contract cheating service may seem like a victimless act, but these services use sophisticated business models to blackmail students and boost their profits. Unfortunately, issues often arise years after using a service.

Visit our Glossary of Terms for more information about other types of academic misconduct.

It is your responsibility to ensure the work you submit is your own. Be informed. Act with honesty and integrity. And don't risk your career and your future.

Support Services

And finally, connect with the safe support services for academic and study help, available to you, free of charge, as a CQUniversity student.

  • The Academic Learning Centre provides support, assistance and resources to students seeking to improve their academic literacy skills.
  • Studiosity provides online study help, anywhere, anytime. Get feedback on your writing or help with a study question.
  • The Academic Integrity Unit provides assistance with issues related to academic integrity and misconduct, contract cheating sites, etc.
  • Student Advocacy Officers provide support and assistance to students seeking guidance on policies, processes, grievances, appeals and disputes.