CQUniversity Unit Profile
PSYC21001 Assessment 1
Assessment 1
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General Information

Overview

This unit is intended to provide you with knowledge and skill acquisition at Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) Accreditation Standards Level 4, which represents professional and specialised areas of practice competencies necessary for working as a Clinical Psychologist. Specifically, this unit aims to build your competency in theoretically informed selection, administration, interpretation, and integration of standardised psychological testing into broader clinical assessment of cognition, memory and neurodevelopment. You will build knowledge and skills specific to culturally-responsive reflective practice approaches to psychological assessment.

Details

Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 9
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2021

Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Practical Assessment
Weighting: 40%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 30%
3. Direct observation of procedural skills (DOPs)
Weighting: 15%
4. Learning logs / diaries / Journal / log books
Weighting: 15%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Student feedback

Feedback

Content, structure and style of teaching of the unit is engaging and supportive of student learning.

Recommendation

Retain structure and content of the unit, with due consideration for adjustments made to the original planned structure in the face of COVID-19. Continue to adopt a similar teaching style and approach for this unit as student feedback indicates this was supportive of a positive learning experience.

Feedback from Student feedback

Feedback

The teaching and learning of technology enhanced psychometric assessment testing via the use of Q-Interactive was considered a valuable additional skill.

Recommendation

Embed the use of technology-enhanced (e.g. Q-Interactive) and online modalities of psychometric assessment into the unit content.

Feedback from Student feedback

Feedback

Some of the Moodle site navigation was confusing, particularly when content was changed mid-term due to COVID-19 impacts.

Recommendation

Ensure that the Moodle site for PSYC21001 T1 2021 is updated to optimise student engagement and navigation.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Critically apply theoretical knowledge and a culturally-responsive scientist-practitioner approach to standardised psychological testing, as situated within the context of comprehensive psychological assessment
  2. Justify and effectively communicate evidence-based interpretation, integration and synthesis of assessment data in oral and written format
  3. Demonstrate competency for critically reflective and culturally-sensitive practice in standardised psychological assessment processes.

These Learning Outcomes are intended to link with the CG17 Master of Clinical Psychology course Learning Outcome "Conduct culturally responsive assessment of psychological disorders to meet the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse populations, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples" (Learning Outcome number 3).

The PSYC21001 Learning Outcomes align with the 2019 Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) Accreditation Standards for Level 4 Graduate Competencies specific to assessment in clinical psychology; 4.2.1.i, 4.2.2.i, 4.2.2.ii, and 4.2.2.iii.

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Practical Assessment - 40%
2 - Written Assessment - 30%
3 - Direct observation of procedural skills (DOPs) - 15%
4 - Learning logs / diaries / Journal / log books - 15%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Practical Assessment - 40%
2 - Written Assessment - 30%
3 - Direct observation of procedural skills (DOPs) - 15%
4 - Learning logs / diaries / Journal / log books - 15%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Clinical Interviewing 6th Edition (2016)

Authors: Sommers-Flanagan & Sommers-Flanagan
Wiley
New Jersey New Jersey , USA
ISBN: 978-1-119-21558-5
Binding: Paperback
Prescribed

Foundations of Behavioral, Social, and Clinical Assessment of Children 6th Edition (2014)

Authors: Sattler, J. M.
Jerome M. Sattler Publisher Inc
La Mesa La Mesa , USA
ISBN: 978-0-970-26712-2
Binding: Hardcover
Prescribed

Handbook of Psychological Assessment 6th Edition (2016)

Authors: Groth-Marnat, G.
Wiley
New Jersey New Jersey , USA
ISBN: 978-0-470-08358-1
Binding: Hardcover
Prescribed

Neuropsychological Assessment 5th Edition (2012)

Authors: Lezak, M., Howieson, D., Bigler, E., & Tranel, D.
Oxford University Press
Oxford Oxford , UK
ISBN: 978-0-195-39552-5
Binding: Hardcover
Supplementary

Essentials of Assessment Report Writing 2nd Edition (2018)

Authors: Lichtenberger, E. O., Mather, N., Kaufman, N.L., & Kaufman, A. S.
Wiley
New Jersey New Jersey , USA
ISBN: 978-1-119-21868-5
Binding: Paperback
Supplementary

Essentials of WAIS-IV Assessment 2nd Edition (2012)

Authors: Lichtenberger, E.O., & Kaufman, A. S.
Wiley
New Jersey New Jersey , USA
ISBN: 978-1-118-27188-9
Binding: Paperback
Supplementary

Essentials of WISC-V Assessment 1st Edition (2017)

Authors: Dawn P. Flanagan, Vincent C. Alfonso
Wiley
New Jersey New Jersey , USA
ISBN: 978-1-118-98087-3
Binding: Paperback

Additional Textbook Information

Note: The prescribed and supplementary text books apply for both Term 1 PSYC21001 (Assessment I) and Term 2 PSYC21002 (Assessment II) units. The supplementary texts are also available as e-books.

Copies are available for purchase at the CQUni Bookshop here: http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au (search on the Unit code)

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: American Psychological Association 7th Edition (APA 7th edition)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Claire Thompson Unit Coordinator
c.l.thompson@cqu.edu.au
Matthew Condie Unit Coordinator
m.condie@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 - Lecture 1 Begin Date: 11 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Overview of Assessment 1 Unit
Introduction to assessment

Selecting psychological tests

Indigenous and cultural awareness as it applies to psychological assessment - this will be incorporated throughout each topic in this unit


Chapter

Groth-Marnat, G., & Wright, A. J. (2016). Handbook of psychological assessment. (6th Ed.). Hoboken, N.J: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 

Chapters 1 & 2


Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture: 1.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. Thursday

Week 1 - Lecture 2 Begin Date: 12 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Concept of intelligence
Intelligence testing
WAIS introduction

Chapter

Groth-Marnat, G., & Wright, A. J. (2016). Handbook of psychological assessment. (6th Ed.). Hoboken, N.J: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Chapter 5

Lichtenberger, E. O., & Kaufman, A. S. (2012). Essentials of WAIS-IV assessment. (2nd Ed.) Hoboken, N.J: Wiley.

Chapter 1


Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture: 1.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. Friday

Week 2 - Lecture 3 Begin Date: 18 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

WAIS-IV: administration and scoring

Chapter

Lichtenberger, E. O., & Kaufman, A. S. (2012). Essentials of WAIS-IV assessment. (2nd Ed.) Hoboken, N.J: Wiley.

Chapters 2 & 3


Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture: 1.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. Thursday

Week 2 - Lecture 4 Begin Date: 19 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

WISC introduction

Chapter

Flanagan, D. P., & Alfonso, V. C. (2017). Essentials of WISC-V Assessment. Hoboken, N.J: Wiley.

Chapters 1 & 2.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture: 1.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. Friday

Week 3 - Lecture 5 Begin Date: 25 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

WISC: administration and scoring


Chapter

Flanagan, D. P., & Alfonso, V. C. (2017). Essentials of WISC-V Assessment. Hoboken, N.J: Wiley.

Chapters 3 & 4.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture: 1.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. Thursday

Week 3 - Lecture 6 Begin Date: 26 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

WIAT introduction & administration

Chapter

There are no specified chapters for this week. Additional readings will be placed on Moodle as required.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture: 1.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. Friday

Week 4 - Lecture 7 Begin Date: 01 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

WIAT scoring

WISC & WIAT cross-battery test interpretation

Chapter

Flanagan, D. P., & Alfonso, V. C. (2017). Essentials of WISC-V Assessment. Hoboken, N.J: Wiley.

Chapter 7.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture: 1.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. Thursday

Assessment Task 1 WAIS-IV administration and Scoring: WAIS-IV administration will commence this week.

Week 5 - Lecture 8 Begin Date: 08 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Behaviour assessment using rating scales: BASC and Connors

Introduction to Q-Interactive

Chapter

Groth-Marnat, G., & Wright, A. J. (2016). Handbook of psychological assessment. (6th Ed.). Hoboken, N.J: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Chapter 4.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture: 1.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. Thursday

Mid term break - No Lecture Begin Date: 12 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 - Lecture 9 Begin Date: 22 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Wechsler Memory Scale (WMS)

Wide Range Assessment of Memory & Learning (WRAML-2)

Chapter

Groth-Marnat, G., & Wright, A. J. (2016). Handbook of psychological assessment. (6th Ed.). Hoboken, N.J: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Chapter 6.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture: 1.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. Thursday

Assessment task 1 is due to be submitted this week.

Week 7 - No Lecture Begin Date: 26 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment task 2 is due this week


WISC-V, WIAT-III, WRAML-2 Interpretation & Formulation Due: Week 7 Wednesday (28 Apr 2021) 4:00 pm AEST
Week 8 - Lecture 10 Begin Date: 06 May 2021

Module/Topic

Assessment of ASD with the ADI-R

Chapter

Resources in Psychology Wellness Centre (CQU)

There are no specified chapters for this week. Additional readings will be placed on Moodle as required.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture: 1.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. Thursday

Week 9 - Lecture 11 Begin Date: 13 May 2021

Module/Topic

Assessment of ASD with the ADOS-2

Chapter

Resources in Psychology Wellness Centre (CQU)

There are no specified chapters for this week. Additional readings will be placed on Moodle as required.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture: 1.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. Thursday

Week 10 - Lecture 12 Begin Date: 20 May 2021

Module/Topic

Revision

Chapter

Resources in Psychology Wellness Centre (CQU)

There are no specified chapters for this week. Additional readings will be placed on Moodle as required.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture: 1.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. Thursday

Assessment task 3 WAIS-IV feedback (DOPS): WAIS-IV feedback must be completed by Friday 29th May 12pm and the recording must be stored as indicated in the details provided under Assessments (Assessment Task 3) in this unit profile.

Week 11 - No Lecture Begin Date: 24 May 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

WAIS-IV Feedback Due: Week 11 Friday (28 May 2021) 4:00 pm AEST
Week 12 - No Lecture Begin Date: 31 May 2021

Module/Topic


Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic



Learning Log and reflection task Due: Week 12 Wednesday (2 June 2021) 4:00 pm AEST
Review/Exam Week - No exam Begin Date: 07 Jun 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week - No Exam Begin Date: 14 Jun 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Term Specific Information

This unit has lecture held twice weekly in weeks 1 to 3, allowing students to rapidly gain clinical skills for use in their practicum placement. For this reason, there are no lectures in weeks 7, 11 or 12.

Assessment Tasks

1 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title
WAIS-IV Administration and Scoring

Task Description

This assessment is designed to give you the opportunity to administer the WAIS-IV to a volunteer and score the WAIS-IV. This assessment aims to assess the your ability to administer and score a standardised assessment tool that is commonly used in clinical practice. Accurate scoring of a standardised assessment tool such as the WAIS-IV is a core competency for a Clinical Psychologist.

During allocated time-slots commencing in Week 4, you will administer the WAIS-IV to a volunteer participant who will act as the examinee. The examinee will be advised that the assessment will not result in a reliable IQ score being provided to them. You will conduct the assessment in the Psychology Wellness Centre under the direct supervision of a member of staff who will assess your administration competency in 'real-time'. The administration will also be recorded on Indigovision for review purposes.

You will also score each aspect of the test and the WAIS-IV Record Form will be completed (i.e. individual subtests, raw score to standard score conversion, calculation of Index Scores). You are also required to submit a brief self-reflection (maximum one-page) about the administration process, including identified areas that may need a little more focused practice.

You will submit your completed WAIS-IV scoring and a one-page process self-reflection paper via Moodle by 12:00pm Week 6 .


Assessment Due Date

Week 6 Wednesday (21 Apr 2021) 4:00 pm AEST

WAIS-IV Scoring and Self-reflection paper


Return Date to Students

Week 8 Wednesday (5 May 2021)

Via Moodle and discussed with each student individually for formative feedback related to Assessment task 3


Weighting
40%

Minimum mark or grade
50/100

Assessment Criteria

The assessment task marks will be weighted in the following manner:

  • Administration = 80 marks
  • Scoring = 20 marks
  • NOTE: the total mark out 100 will then be pro-rated to represent 40% of your final grade for this unit
The self-reflection is a non-weighted hurdle requirement. 

You must obtain a mark of 50/100 or higher to pass this assessment task.

A more detailed marking criteria template for the administration component will be posted on Moodle from the commencement of term. This document is a detailed 7-page template, which has been developed in accordance with the requirements for valid standardised WAIS-IV administration as stipulated by the test publishers. Scoring competency will be assessed according to accuracy of adherence to publisher specified protocol outlined in WAIS-IV test kit manual.


Referencing Style

Submission
Offline Online

Submission Instructions
Administration of test under direct supervision and and upload documents to Moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Critically apply theoretical knowledge and a culturally-responsive scientist-practitioner approach to standardised psychological testing, as situated within the context of comprehensive psychological assessment


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
WISC-V, WIAT-III, WRAML-2 Interpretation & Formulation

Task Description

Assessment Task 2 requires you to respond to a hypothetical case study and demonstrate competency in knowledge and skills related to psychological assessment and evaluation, which are required for generation of a psychological assessment report. Specifically, you will be required to a) interpret WISC-V scores, WIAT-III scores, and WRAML-2 scores, b) integrate test interpretation and client history into a formulation, c) present differential diagnosis, and d) provide an opinion and recommendations for the client based on the testing outcomes.

You will be provided with a case study in Week 4. The case information will include background information, test behaviour, and test scores (including WISC-V, WIAT-III, and WRAML-2). Following the 7 Step Model of Formulation (Flanagan & Alfonso, 2017) you will be required to prepare a well-written integrated assessment report based on the case information and their test score interpretation. De-identified exemplars of assessment reports will be provided as a guide for formatting.

The assignment is in the format of a Client Assessment Report, as such, there is no word length specified; however, you are encouraged to use your clinical judgement to decide on the length and format of the report to ensure the end product is a concise and cohesive narrative.


Assessment Due Date

Week 7 Wednesday (28 Apr 2021) 4:00 pm AEST

Submit to Moodle


Return Date to Students

Week 9 Wednesday (12 May 2021)

Via Moodle


Weighting
30%

Minimum mark or grade
50/100

Assessment Criteria

The assessment task marks will be weighted in the following manner:

  • Interpretation = 40 marks
  • Formulation = 30 marks
  • Hypotheses and Recommendations = 20 marks
  • Quality of report writing = 10 marks
NOTE: the total mark out 100 will then be pro-rated to represent 30% of your final grade for this unit.
You must obtain a mark of 50/100 or higher to pass this assessment task.

A detailed marking criteria will be available on Moodle from the commencement of term. 


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Submit to Moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Critically apply theoretical knowledge and a culturally-responsive scientist-practitioner approach to standardised psychological testing, as situated within the context of comprehensive psychological assessment
  • Justify and effectively communicate evidence-based interpretation, integration and synthesis of assessment data in oral and written format


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Research
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility

3 Direct observation of procedural skills (DOPs)

Assessment Title
WAIS-IV Feedback

Task Description

Clear and accurate communication of assessment outcomes in an engaging and client-centred manner is a key competency that completes the psychological assessment process. The purpose of Assessment Task 3 is to assess your competency in the skills required to deliver feedback of standardised assessment outcomes, opinions and recommendations to a client.

Assessment Task 3 will involve a 15 minute feedback session with the same volunteer who acted as the WAIS-IV examinee for Assessment Task 1. Where possible the feedback session will be directly observed; however, the session will also be recorded on Indigovision for review purposes.

Prior to the delivery of feedback to your WAIS-IV volunteer, you will be required to interpret the scoring from Assessment Task 1 and consider the best-practice for feedback of the testing outcome to the volunteer. As Interpretation and formulation are formally assessed in Assessment Task 2, you will not be assessed on these skills again in Assessment Task 3; however, to ensure all volunteers are provided with accurate information during the feedback session, each student will be required to arrange a 15 minute 'check-in' session with a supervisor prior to the feedback session to confirm interpretation accuracy. Further information about the logistics of these 'check-in' sessions will be discussed during the introductory lecture in Week 1. 

All feedback sessions to volunteers MUST be completed by the end of Week 11.


Assessment Due Date

Week 11 Friday (28 May 2021) 4:00 pm AEST

Recording of session saved in designated student folder in Psychology Wellness Centre drive with link submitted via Moodle.


Return Date to Students

Week 12 Friday (4 June 2021)

Via Moodle


Weighting
15%

Minimum mark or grade
7.5/15

Assessment Criteria

The assessment task marks will be weighted in the following manner:

  • Session open = 5 marks
  • Feedback = 5 marks
  • Session close = 5 marks
  • NOTE: the total mark out 15 will represent 15% of your final grade for this unit
You must obtain a mark of 7.5/15 or higher to pass this assessment task.


Referencing Style

Submission
Offline Online

Submission Instructions
Record session with client. Submit recording on Wellness Centre drive. Submit link via Moodle.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Justify and effectively communicate evidence-based interpretation, integration and synthesis of assessment data in oral and written format
  • Demonstrate competency for critically reflective and culturally-sensitive practice in standardised psychological assessment processes.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Research
  • Self-management
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility

4 Learning logs / diaries / Journal / log books

Assessment Title
Learning Log and reflection task

Task Description

Competency in administration of standardised psychometric tests requires practice and active engagement with the test materials. It is also important to have self-insight into areas of vulnerability within the administration of protocols (e.g. when and how to apply discontinue rules) and with the scoring and interpretation of responses.

Assessment Task 4 requires you to keep a documented record of active engagement with each of the testing protocols that are taught as part of this unit. You are also required to provide a brief summary (dot points) of self-identified areas of 'things I need to watch out for' specific to administration, scoring and interpretation for each of the testing protocols taught during this unit. In addition, each reflection entry is to include a comment on specific Indigenous and cultural awareness considerations/adjustments that may apply. 

A logbook template will be provided for you on Moodle at the commencement of term. You will complete one logbook and reflection entry for each of the following 5 protocols:
1. WISC-V
2. WIAT-III
3. WMS-IV or WRAML-2
4. ADI-R
5. ADOS-2 Module 3&4

It is important that you are familiar with each of the 5 protocols listed above before you use them with a client. As such, your logbook should be a reflection of early engagement with the testing protocols using a class-mate as the examinee. A copy of your scoring template is to be uploaded to Moodle along with the learning log/reflection.

WAIS-IV administration, scoring and self-reflection has been assessed in Assessment Task 1 so it is not included in Assessment Task 4.


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Wednesday (2 June 2021) 4:00 pm AEST

Submitted to Moodle


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Friday (18 June 2021)

Via Moodle


Weighting
15%

Minimum mark or grade
7.5/15

Assessment Criteria

The assessment task marks will be weighted in the following manner:

Log Book = 5 marks (1 mark for each of the 5 protocols)
Self-reflection for each of the 5 protocols = 10 marks total (2 marks/protocol)

NOTE: the total mark out 15 will represent 15% of your final grade for this unit

Competency for the Memory assessment will be ascertained in a consistent manner to that which was used for determining WAIS-IV competency, i.e. adherence to the standardised protocol at a level of >=80% accuracy.


Referencing Style

Submission
Offline Online

Submission Instructions
Upload to Moodle and Wellness Centre drive

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Demonstrate competency for critically reflective and culturally-sensitive practice in standardised psychological assessment processes.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Self-management
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

What can you do to act with integrity?