Contract Cheating

Contract cheating has been defined as instances of a student submitting work for academic credit that has been completed in part, or in entirety, by a paid contractor, but the understanding and scope of this behaviour has evolved.  This resource will help put that in perspective.


The Griffith University Assessment Committee has released a new information resource to assist educators to identify and deal with contract cheating.

The Information Sheet provides information around the following:

  • What is Contract cheating?
  • How prevalent is contract cheating and what causes it?
  • Is ‘Authentic Assessment’ the answer to the problem?
  • How to identify contract cheating
  • How to minimise contract cheating
  • Supporting LOTE students specifically
  • What policies and information do I need to be aware of that relate to contract cheating.

See this guide and more at the Academic Integrity for Staff Page