Plagiarism & Copyright


Plagiarism is the unacknowledged use of other persons work. Plagiarism amounts to academic dishonesty and is monitored by Box Hill Group. Some examples of plagiarism are:

  • cutting, pasting or copying other persons work into your own work, even if you reword them
  • using other persons charts, diagrams, images or visual material of any kind
  • misrepresenting work done in a group as your own, or falsely claiming that you have written part of that work
  • buying, paying for or borrowing other persons work for inclusion in work you claim is yours
  • paraphrasing others person work where the contribution of independent thinking by you is not the main part of the work.

It is your responsibility to ensure that teaching and other staff may not be deceive about who produced work that that you submit.

Box Hill Group’s Plagiarism, Collusion and Cheating Policy and Procedure outlines how allegation will be dealt with and can be accessed by students on the Box Institute website. If found proven, plagiarism, cheating and collusion can result in reprimand, cancellation of course results or, in serious cases, termination of enrolment. You can appeal any penalty.


Copyright is a bundle of rights given to the creator of any copyright work. When at Box Hill Group, and you are using materials other than any original materials you developed, you must meet copyright requirements. This includes:

  • reading and following any notice on copying equipment
  • not breaching copyright law by electronically communicating or transmitting copyright materials unless you have permission to.

Students should read the ‘Guide: Students and Copyright’ on the library website.

Library staff can assist you with copyright compliances.


Last modified: Friday, 14 November 2014, 11:20 AM