TEQSA shared updated on information on suspected academic cheating service websites with Australia’s higher education sector 24 June 2022.
A database of 2,333 suspected commercial academic cheating service websites has been updated to include intelligence gathered by TEQSA staff. This globally accessible database includes 579 sites specifically targeting students at Australian higher education institutions. The goal is to help reduce the amount of academic cheating that takes place in the country.
Sharing this database will enable providers to block access to these websites from their institutional networks, and forms part of TEQSA’s ongoing partnership with the higher education sector to strengthen cultures of academic integrity and reduce the risk posed by illegal academic cheating services.
In addition to this intelligence sharing, TEQSA’s Higher Education Integrity Unit is finalising investigations into a number of the most-visited sites and expects to take enforcement action in the coming weeks.
The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) must work with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) to update its list of websites that offer academic cheating services.
The database must include information on websites that offer essay writing services, assignment help services, and other academic cheating services.
ASQA must use this information to monitor these websites and take action where appropriate.
For more information, please read Intelligence sharing: updated cheating website database | Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency