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Consequences of plagiarism

All plagiarism, accidental and deliberate will incur penalties. The RMIT 'Procedure - Management of Plagiarism in Coursework Programs' policy (2002, p 4) outlines the consequences of plagiarism. If caught, you may:

  • be reprimanded
  • have your mark down-graded for the task
  • be required to repeat the assessment or complete a new assessment task
  • fail all or part of the assessment
  • receive a written warning which will be given to you and placed in your file
  • be suspended for up to 14 days
  • attend a formal hearing referral from the Academic Registrar under the Student Discipline Regulation. Students have the right to be represented by a student rights officer.


How to avoid plagiarism



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