Good practice to minimise cheating

TEQSA has this week released  a”Good Practice Note” on how to combat contract cheating.  Good Practice examples 17 (see page 24) and 19  (see page 26) are a practical response for teaching staff to use. When designing learning and assessment, consider authentic exercises where students take part in individualised simulated workplace activities; they are far less likely to cheat and the outcomes are more motivating for students and far more exciting to mark. If you haven’t seen this video on Katherine’s negotiated assessment from our Pharmacy course, watch it to see this style of assessment in practice.


  1. TEQSA. 2017. Good Practice Note: Addressing contract cheating to safeguard academic integrity. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.teqsa.gov.au/sites/default/files/GoodPracticeNote-ContractCheating.pdf. [Accessed 6 October 2017].
  2. Youtube. 2013. RMIT INCLUSIVE TEACHING PRACTICES: 2. Negotiated Assessment – Katherine Baverstock. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.teqsa.gov.au/sites/default/files/GoodPracticeNote-ContractCheating.pdf. [Accessed 6 October 2017].