Plagiarism Policy

Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance to trainers to assist them in minimising plagiarism and in managing it in a consistent and equitable manner and to manage plagiarism appropriately for the protection of GlobalNet’s reputation and standards for current and future students.

Definitions

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  • Cheating: seeking to obtain an unfair advantage in an examination or in other written or practical work required to be submitted or completed for
    assessment
  • Collusion: unauthorised collaboration on assessable work with another person or persons
  • Plagiarism: To take and use another person’s ideas and or manner of expressing them and to pass them off as one’s own by failing to give appropriate
    acknowledgement. This includes material from any source, staff, students or the Internet – published and un-published works

Scope

This policy applies to all training that GlobalNet delivers

Detail

GlobalNet is committed to upholding the highest standards of training integrity and honesty. This applies to both the skill and knowledge components of any training provided. Plagiarism in any form is unacceptable and will be treated seriously by GlobalNet.

Application of this policy to students and staff

  1. Students will be advised at the beginning of their training about this plagiarism policy and the procedures that may be brought into play if plagiarism is detected
  2. Everyone must adhere to the approved definitions of plagiarism, collusion and cheating
  3. Students and staff (including contractors) of GlobalNet have a duty to ensure they gain the necessary academic understanding to minimise incidents of plagiarism and cheating
  4. Trainers and assessors must take all reasonable steps to ensure all students are aware of this policy and educated as necessary in the appropriate skills and knowledge to avoid plagiarism

Procedure

All students are expected to understand that plagiarism is wrong.  Students will be required to sign or confirm by submitting their assessment cover sheets that their work is their own.  Wherever possible, records of Assessment Outcome forms should be used to specify that work submitted for assessment is their own work.  Work submitted online will ask students to confirm that their work is their own and the system is protected by usernames and passwords which students are not allowed to give out.

What happens if some is caught cheating?

  1. A student found to have plagiarised will be provided with the opportunity to respond
  2. An assessor who suspects that plagiarism has occurred must produce evidence (through identifying the source) to support their allegation. The Chief Executive Officer (or their delegate) must decide whether or not they believe that plagiarism was likely to have been intentional or unintentional
  3. If the student is unable to provide a satisfactory explanation of the correspondence between the student’s work and the sources identified
    by the assessor, the CEO or their delegate may infer that plagiarism was done with intention to cheat
  4. If the failure to acknowledge the ideas of others was not intentional, the only offence the student has committed is the academic misdemeanor of failing to reference a source correctly. The assessor in this case may, if they form the opinion that the student is competent notwithstanding the misdemeanor, agree to assess the student as competent
  5. If the CEO or their delegate is reasonably satisfied that the plagiarism was, more likely than not, done with the intention to obtain an unfair advantage in assessment, the matter must be reported as to the CEO (in the case of the delegate forming the opinion) and the CEO will make the final decision as to the outcome of the assessment
  6. Collusion (unauthorised collaboration) also constitute cheating and will be dealt with under as per the section
  7. Plagiarism offences will be recorded in the students file