CQUniversity Unit Profile
PSYC21007 Clinic Team I
Clinic Team I
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General Information

Overview

Clinic Team I is the first in a series of Clinic Team units designed to provide you with advanced practice skills required for the professional competencies in clinical psychology specified by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and to prepare you for the Registrar Program to gain an Area of Practice Endorsement in clinical psychology with the Psychology Board of Australia. By the completion of Clinic Team I, it is expected that you will demonstrate competencies including the demonstrated application of knowledge to practice; an awareness of ethical decision making; competency in assessments and evidence-based interventions with a narrow range of clients at low severity levels; respectful and timely communication, and the capacity to critically self-reflect on your practice.

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

Co-requisites: PSYC21003 Therapy I: Theory, Research and Practice  and PSYC21001 Assessment I 

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. Direct observation of procedural skills (DOPs)
Weighting: Pass/Fail
2. In-class Test(s)
Weighting: Pass/Fail
3. Presentation
Weighting: Pass/Fail
4. Reflective Practice Assignment
Weighting: Pass/Fail
5. Case Study
Weighting: Pass/Fail
6. Professional Practice Placement
Weighting: Pass/Fail

Assessment Grading

This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

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 via 'Have Your Say".

Feedback

Students appreciated the accelerated learning in the 'Intensive' classes in the first 3 weeks of term.

Recommendation

Continue with the Intensive classes at the start of this unit.

Feedback from Student feedback via 'Have Your Say".

Feedback

Students enjoyed the Inter-Professional Education classes and found these useful.

Recommendation

Continue to provide Inter-Professional Education classes within this unit.

Feedback from Student feedback via 'Have Your Say".

Feedback

Students found that non-graded assessment tasks gave them more room for reflection on clinical practice and focus on achieving competencies rather than focussing on marks.

Recommendation

Continue to deliver this as a Pass/Fail unit.

Feedback from Student feedback via 'Have Your Say".

Feedback

There were some uncertainties among students about how to complete the practicum logbook.

Recommendation

The logbook has been revised and moved onto the 'Sonia' placement management system. Recommend monitoring the functionality of this with students and supervisors.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Perform clinical psychology assessment, intervention and associated activities
  2. Apply ethical decision making in clinical psychological practice
  3. Communicate effectively and professionally with clients, specialist and non-specialist audiences
  4. Reflect critically on knowledge, skills and ability to provide psychological services.

This unit forms part of the Master of Clinical Psychology course accredited by the Australian Psychological Accreditation Council.

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 4
1 - Professional Practice Placement - 0%
2 - Reflective Practice Assignment - 0%
3 - Presentation - 0%
4 - Case Study - 0%
5 - Direct observation of procedural skills (DOPs) - 0%
6 - In-class Test(s) - 0%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
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 - Professional Practice Placement - 0%
2 - Reflective Practice Assignment - 0%
3 - Presentation - 0%
4 - Case Study - 0%
5 - Direct observation of procedural skills (DOPs) - 0%
6 - In-class Test(s) - 0%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

APS Code of Ethics (2013)

Authors: Australian Psychological Society
APS
Melbourne Melbourne , Victoria , Australia
ISBN:
Binding: Paperback
Prescribed

Clinical Interviewing 6th edition (June 29, 2015) (2015)

Authors: Sommers-Flanagan and Sommers-Flanagan
Wiley
New Jersey New Jersey , USA
ISBN: 1119084237
Binding: Paperback
Prescribed

DSM-5 5 (2013)

Authors: APA
APA
ISBN: 9788123923796 / 8123923791.
Binding: Paperback
Supplementary

Getting the Most Out of Clinical Training and Supervision Edition 1 (2011)

Authors: Carol A. Falender, Edward Shafranske
American Psychological Association
United States
ISBN: 1433810492
Binding: Paperback

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Zoom Conferencing (Webcam and Microphone)
  • S Desk
  • Archibus
  • Outlook affiliate staff address
  • Medsvr (wellness drive)
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
Schedule
Week 1 - Intensive skills training Begin Date: 08 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

  • Unit requirements
  • Clinical intake interviews & the Wellness Centre intake form
  • Micro-counselling skills
  • Mental Status Examination
  • Interviewing children

Chapter

  • Clinic Team 1 Unit Profile
  • Program Manual
  • Placement Manual
  • Wellness Centre Manual
  • Sommers-Flanagan (6th Ed): chapters 1 to 5 and 8 to 9

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Intensive teaching week 1: Monday to Wednesday, 9 - 12 and 1 – 4
  • Important documents to look at on the Wellness Centre drive:
    • Placement agreement form
    • Student confidentiality agreement
    • Logbook
    • Supervision record form
    • Supervision feedback rating form
    • Group supervision feedback rating form
Week 2- Intensive skills training Begin Date: 15 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

  • Risk assessment and management
  • Case notes
  • Self-care
  • First meeting with supervisors
  • IPE discussion - case 1

Chapter

  • Sommers-Flanagan (6th Ed): chapters 6 and 7

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Intensive teaching week 2: Monday to Wednesday, 9 - 12 and 1 - 4
  • Micro-counselling skills assessment:
    • Upload presentation to Moodle by 5 p.m. on Tuesday 16 March
    • In-class presentation on Wednesday 17 March

Microcounselling Skills Assessment Due: Week 2 Tuesday (16 Mar 2021) 4:55 pm AEST
Week 3- Intensive skills training; InterProfessional Education; 1st client Interviews Begin Date: 22 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

  • Ethics
  • First intake interviews
  • InterProfessional Education - session 1

Chapter

  • Revision of Sommers-Flanagan chapters from weeks 1 and 2

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Intensive teaching week 3
  • Ethics test - in class Monday 22 March
  • Interprofessional education, 1st session - 24 March
  • First intake interviews - 23 March

Ethics Test Due: Week 3 Monday (22 Mar 2021) 1:00 pm AEST
Week 4- Intensive skills training Begin Date: 29 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

  • Telehealth
  • Skills practice

Chapter

  • WAIS and WISC test manuals

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Intensive teaching week 4
  • 2nd intake interviews
Week 5: Clinic Placement, Group Supervision Begin Date: 05 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

  • Clinic placement
  • Group supervision

Chapter

  • If you haven't already read them, this would be a good time to read Sommers-Flanagan Chapters 1, 2, 7 and 12 and any other chapters that you haven't read

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Clinic placement Monday to Wednesday, 8.30 to 5.00
  • Group Supervision Friday 1.00 to 4.00
  • 1st reflective journal entry due 9 April

Reflective Practice Journal Due: Week 5 Friday (9 Apr 2021) 4:55 pm AEST
Vacation Week Begin Date: 12 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

  • There are no scheduled activities for this week

Chapter

  • None

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • It is not compulsory to be on campus this week
  • Students may continue to work in the clinic on client-related activities, e.g. scoring assessments, writing reports
  • Students may NOT book clients this week
Week 6: Clinic Placement, Group Supervision Begin Date: 19 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

  • Clinic placement
  • Group supervision

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Clinic placement Monday to Wednesday, 8.30 to 5.00
  • Group Supervision Friday 1.00 to 4.00
  • 2nd reflective journal entry due 23 April
Week 7: Clinic Placement, Group Supervision Begin Date: 26 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

  • Clinic placement
  • Group supervision
  • IPE - session 2

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Clinic placement Monday to Wednesday, 8.30 to 5.00
  • Group Supervision Friday 1.00 to 4.00
  • 3rd reflective journal entry due 30 April
  • Mid-placement review to be done in week 7 or 8
  • IPE - second session 28 April

Presentation Due: Week 7 Friday (30 Apr 2021) 1:00 pm AEST
Week 8: Clinic Placement, Group Supervision Begin Date: 03 May 2021

Module/Topic

  • Clinic placement
  • Group supervision

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Clinic placement Monday to Wednesday, 8.30 to 5.00
  • Group Supervision Friday 1.00 to 4.00
  • 4th reflective journal entry due 7 May
  • Mid-placement review to be done in week 7 or 8
Week 9: Clinic Placement, Group Supervision Begin Date: 10 May 2021

Module/Topic

  • Clinic placement
  • Group supervision

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Clinic placement Monday to Wednesday, 8.30 to 5.00
  • Group Supervision Friday 1.00 to 4.00
  • 5th reflective journal entry due 14 May
Week 10: Clinic Placement, Group Supervision Begin Date: 17 May 2021

Module/Topic

  • Clinic placement
  • Group supervision

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Clinic placement Monday to Wednesday, 8.30 to 5.00
  • Group Supervision Friday 1.00 to 4.00
  • 6th reflective journal entry due 21 May
Week 11: Clinic Placement, Group Supervision Begin Date: 24 May 2021

Module/Topic

  • Clinic placement
  • Group supervision

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Clinic placement Monday to Wednesday, 8.30 to 5.00
  • Group Supervision Friday 1.00 to 4.00
  • 7th reflective journal entry due 28 May
Week 12: Clinic Placement, Group Supervision Begin Date: 31 May 2021

Module/Topic

  • Clinic placement
  • Group supervision - final session for Term 1

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Clinic placement Monday to Wednesday, 8.30 to 5.00
  • Group Supervision Friday 1.00 to 4.00
  • 8th reflective journal entry due 4 June
  • End of placement review to be done week12 or 13
  • Make sure you have submitted:
    • Placement agreement
    • Mid-placement review
    • End of placement review
    • Case report 1
    • All reflective journal entries
    • IPE ISBAR and plan

Case Report # 1 Due: Week 12 Wednesday (2 June 2021) 4:55 pm AEST
Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 07 Jun 2021

Module/Topic

  • Students may continue work in the Wellness Centre if required

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Make sure you have submitted:

  • Placement agreement
  • Supervision forms
  • End of placement review
  • Case report 1
  • Complete reflective journal

Placement Documents - Mid-Placement Review and End-Placement Review. Due: Review/Exam Week Wednesday (9 June 2021) 4:55 pm AEST
Exam Week Begin Date: 14 Jun 2021

Module/Topic

  • Students may continue work in the Wellness Centre if required

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • There is no exam for this unit
Assessment Tasks

1 Direct observation of procedural skills (DOPs)

Assessment Title
Microcounselling Skills Assessment

Task Description

This task is a 30-minute presentation of a 10-minute recording of you conducting a counselling session with a classmate role-playing your client. In the recording, you should demonstrate appropriate use of a range of micro counselling skills. You also need to present a critique fo your video. Both files (the counselling video and the critique) are uploaded to Moodle before your presentation. You will have 20 minutes for your presentation plus 10 minutes of discussion time in class.

If your video is too big to submit via Moodle, you may save it on your Wellness Centre drive and add a link into your critique document. You also need to have a copy on a memory stick for playing in class on Wednesday.



Assessment Due Date

Week 2 Tuesday (16 Mar 2021) 4:55 pm AEST

Upload both files to Moodle on 16 March and present them in class on 17 March 2021.


Return Date to Students

Week 4 Tuesday (30 Mar 2021)

Students will be advised after class of the outcome. Grades will be available on Moodle within 2 weeks.


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Minimum mark or grade
Pass. Students who do not pass will be offered an opportunity to resit, but will not be permitted to commence work with clients until this assignment is passed.

Assessment Criteria

Assignment marker’s feedback and grade:

  • Strengths
  • What did not go well
  • What could be done differently to improve your session?
  • Further support/reading to develop skills
  • Other (Including timekeeping and audience engagement in the presentation).

Students are not expected to conduct a perfect session but are expected to uphold a reasonable standard of skill and an accurate critique of their own performance.



Referencing Style

Submission
Offline Online

Submission Instructions
Upload files to Moodle before class and presentation in class.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Perform clinical psychology assessment, intervention and associated activities


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

2 In-class Test(s)

Assessment Title
Ethics Test

Task Description

The ethics test will be held in class on Monday 22 March. Students should bring their laptop computer to class to do this test. Please inform the Unit Coordinator in advance if you cannot bring a laptop in which case a computer will be provided for you. Students who do not pass this test will be offered an opportunity to resit but will not be permitted to commence client-related work until the test has been passed.


Assessment Due Date

Week 3 Monday (22 Mar 2021) 1:00 pm AEST

The test will be in class at 1.00 to 4.00 p.m. on Monday 22 March 2021.


Return Date to Students

Week 5 Monday (5 Apr 2021)

Results will be communicated to students before client work commences on Tuesday and grades will available on Moodle within 2 weeks.


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Minimum mark or grade
Pass. Any student who fails this task will be allowed a resit, but will not be able to start client work until the task is passed.

Assessment Criteria

Your critique will be assessed according to the following criteria:

  • Identification of any personal needs, sources of information and responsibility
  • Clear description and identification of ethical dilemma
  • Clear discussion of factors involved in the ethical dilemma
  • Identification and evaluation of action and alternatives
  • Negatives and positives of each action described
  • Description of your choice of action
  • Explanation of why you chose this action above the others


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
The test will be submitted to Moodle upon completion in class.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Apply ethical decision making in clinical psychological practice


Graduate Attributes
  • Self-management
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility

3 Presentation

Assessment Title
Presentation

Task Description

This is a case presentation done in class in Group Supervision time. You will have a total of 30 minutes for your presentation, which should be around 20 minutes of you presenting your case study, followed by 10 minutes of questions and discussion time. The case can be any client you have seen in the Wellness Centre. The presentation should include information from the intake interview and any other relevant information you have such as referrer reports or test data. You should present your 5P formulation, a differential diagnosis and a one-paragraph written formulation, as well as your plan for further assessment or intervention. You should engage the class in questions and discussion.


Assessment Due Date

Week 7 Friday (30 Apr 2021) 1:00 pm AEST

Presentations will be in weeks 7 to 11. You should upload your presentation to Moodle before class.


Return Date to Students

Week 12 Friday (4 June 2021)

Grades will be available on Moodle.


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Minimum mark or grade
Pass. Students who do not pass will be offered an opportunity to resit, but will not be permitted to pass Clinic Team I until this assignment is passed.

Assessment Criteria

The Case Presentation is graded Pass/Fail. In order to achieve a grade of Pass, the presentation should include:

  •  Background (Client Initials or Pseudonym, Gender, Age, Referral source, Reason for Referral, School & Grade, Family/ Lives with)
  •  Presenting problems
  •  Previous Assessments & Interventions
  •  History, including Education & Medical
  •  General Functioning (E.g.: Sleep, Eating, Organisational skills, Social Skills)
  •  Interview with Child
  •  Case Formulation - 5 P's (Group does this together)
  •  Differential diagnosis
  •  Initial Written Formulation
  •  Plan for Further Assessment and/or Treatment.
  • Questions and discussion time


Referencing Style

Submission
Offline Online

Submission Instructions
Present in class and upload to Moodle before your presentation

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with clients, specialist and non-specialist audiences


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility
  • Leadership

4 Reflective Practice Assignment

Assessment Title
Reflective Practice Journal

Task Description

  • In the reflective journal, you explore your own developing professional identity as a clinical psychologist and the relationship between your course experiences and changing sense of professional self.

  • Whilst there are no specific rules around word limits, it is expected that you would write 400-500 words per week in weeks 5 to 12. The journal is to be submitted in Moodle weekly.


Assessment Due Date

Week 5 Friday (9 Apr 2021) 4:55 pm AEST

Weekly, from week 5 to week 12, on Fridays by 4.55 p.m., via Moodle.


Return Date to Students

Week 12 Friday (4 June 2021)

Feedback and grades will be available on Moodle. Where possible, this will happen weekly. Students should look in Moodle each week for feedback.


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Minimum mark or grade
Pass. Additional work may be set for any student whose journal does not pass.

Assessment Criteria

The journal must be a reasonable attempt at self-reflection. If any student's journal is consistently lacking in reflective ability, this will be discussed with the Unit Coordinator and some additional remedial work may be required before the assessment task is passed.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Weekly via Moodle, Friday afternoons, weeks 5 to 12.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Reflect critically on knowledge, skills and ability to provide psychological services.


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Self-management

5 Case Study

Assessment Title
Case Report # 1

Task Description

This is the first of the four Case Study Reports that you will submit in the four Clinic Team units (Clinic Team I, II, III, and IV). For Clinic Team I, your Case Report is a completed client report from an assessment you have done in your Wellness Centre placement this term. The report for Clinic Team I must be deidentified, but does not need any other edits or additions. The report should be countersigned by your supervisor to verify that the report is your own work and that the case has been sufficiently deidentified.


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Wednesday (2 June 2021) 4:55 pm AEST

Submit via Moodle


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Friday (18 June 2021)

Grades will be available on Moodle


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Minimum mark or grade
Pass

Assessment Criteria

The report is a deidentified copy of a report that you have written for a client. As such, it will have been reviewed and signed by your Clinical Supervisor. Therefore, the report must be of a sufficiently high standard that your supervisor has signed it for it to be given to a client.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Submit to the Case Study dropbox on Moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Apply ethical decision making in clinical psychological practice
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with clients, specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • Reflect critically on knowledge, skills and ability to provide psychological services.


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

6 Professional Practice Placement

Assessment Title
Placement Documents - Mid-Placement Review and End-Placement Review.

Task Description

This assessment item consists of all placement-related documents:

  • Placement agreement
  • Mid-placement review
  • End of placement review including logbook summary page
  • IPE Assessment and intervention plans using the templates that will be provided ion Moodle

The two Placement Review forms must be signed by yourself, your supervisor and the Placement Coordinator and must each be uploaded to Moodle. The End of Placement Review form must indicate that you have achieved sufficient competencies to pass the placement and must have a signed summary page from your logbook attached.


Assessment Due Date

Review/Exam Week Wednesday (9 June 2021) 4:55 pm AEST

Submit all forms via Moodle


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Friday (18 June 2021)

Grades will be available on Moodle


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Minimum mark or grade
Pass.

Assessment Criteria

The criteria are set out on the Placement Review forms and cover the core competency areas which define the critical capabilities and attributes deemed necessary to ensure that graduates are equipped to practice psychology safely and effectively subsequent to graduation. It is expected that across the entire Master of Clinical Psychology course students will demonstrate incremental development across these competency areas. It would be expected therefore that for initial placements students may well be rated at a beginner level. In addition to these core competencies, the student and supervisor are asked to reflect on the student’s response to supervision. While it is acceptable to be at level 1 (Beginner) at mid-placement review, there should be some evidence of the development of competencies by the end of the placement, with the expected average rating of 1.5 by the end of placement review.

A template will be provided for the IPE plans.

To pass this assessment task, all documents must be submitted.



Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Submit each form to the appropriate dropbox on Moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Perform clinical psychology assessment, intervention and associated activities


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • 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?