This internet browser is outdated and does not support all features of this site. Please switch or upgrade to a different browser to display this site properly.

Contract cheating

Curtin understands that students have busy lives and that working, studying and completing assignments can be stressful. 

What is contract cheating?

Contract cheating (also known as assessment outsourcing or ghost writing) can be defined as submitting written or creative work which has been drafted or produced by another – including Gen-AI software, friends, family, or a paid contracting service, and claiming authorship for it. This includes:

  • Allowing someone or an organisation to draft or complete an assessment task on your behalf
  • Contracting another person to do the work for you
  • Purchasing work from another source
  • Allowing or contracting another person to edit and substantially change your work
  • Unapproved, inappropriate, or undisclosed use of Gen-AI software within an assessment task.

Curtin University acknowledges the contribution of UNSW for some information on this page.