CQUniversity Unit Profile
SPCH12006 Linguistics
Linguistics
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General Information

Overview

This unit will introduce you to the core linguistic components of English speakers' communication, including morphology, syntax, phonology, semantics and pragmatics. You will learn about the basic units and normal grammatical patterns of English speakers, including how people process language, encode meaning and communicate on a day to day basis. You will develop an understanding of the acquisition of language, its role in communication, and how the social or cultural environment interacts with language. You will then apply this knowledge to identify people with communication disorders versus people with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
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 2 - 2020

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 Undergraduate 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. In-class Test(s)
Weighting: 30%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 35%
3. Written Assessment
Weighting: 35%

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 'Have Your Say' student satisfaction survey

Feedback

Students reported that the combination of tutorials and lectures was excellent, as they complemented one another nicely. The teaching staff were helpful and approachable, students were provided with lots of practical exercises to complete, and the textbook was also a valuable resource.

Recommendation

The overall structure of this unit will remain the same for 2020, whereby interactive tutorials will be provided to students with the intention of facilitating the learning achieved through recorded lectures. Teaching staff will continue to encourage students to ask questions and seek clarification as required, as well as to access their prescribed textbook and use this effectively as a valuable learning resource.

Feedback from 'Have Your Say' student satisfaction survey

Feedback

Students reported that the assessment feedback they received was useful, detailed and encouraging, and that it assisted their learning.

Recommendation

Markers of assessment items will continue to place great importance on the provision of detailed, practical and constructive feedback designed to assist students to understand their results, to learn from their experiences and to make improvements when completing assessment tasks in the future.

Feedback from 'Have Your Say' student satisfaction survey

Feedback

Students reported that there was too much contact time each week for this unit and that the assessment tasks were too large, with some instructions being vague and needing clarification in tutorials.

Recommendation

Students will continue to be provided with a combination of both tutorials and lectures that are designed to complement one another and facilitate student learning. Assessment task instructions will be reviewed to ensure that they are as clear as possible, however students will also continue to be encouraged to approach the teaching staff, either in person or via the SPCH12006 Moodle page, and to ask questions and clarify their understanding of the unit content as well as the assessment tasks as required.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Describe and analyse the core linguistic components of morphology, syntax, phonology, semantics, and pragmatics within a speech pathology context
  2. Identify and analyse simple and complex English words and sentences using basic syntactic and morphological analysis skills
  3. Analyse communication skills with regard to language content, comprehension, processing and use
  4. Apply an introductory level of linguistic knowledge to describe communication across culturally and linguistically diverse settings.

Competency in linguistic analysis of communication samples is a foundation skill that is necessary for success as a practising speech pathologist. The following information describes the range of practice areas and competencies that are linked to this unit's learning outcomes, content and/or and assessments:

  • Speech Pathology Range of Practice Areas: Language and Multi-Modal Communication (Child and Adult)

  • Competencies: The learning outcomes in this unit contribute to the development of clinical and professional competencies as outlined by Speech Pathology Australia.

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 - Written Assessment - 35%
2 - In-class Test(s) - 30%
3 - Written Assessment - 35%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment - 35%
2 - In-class Test(s) - 30%
3 - Written Assessment - 35%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Introductory Linguistics for Speech and Language Therapy Practice First (2013)

Authors: Jan McAllister and Jim Miller
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Malden Malden , MA , USA
ISBN: 978-0-470-67110-8
Binding: Paperback

Additional Textbook Information

If you prefer to study with a paper copy you can purchase at the CQUni Bookshop here: http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au (search on the Unit code). eBooks can be purchased at the publisher's website.

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
Barbra Zupan Unit Coordinator
b.zupan@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 13 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

About languages

Linguistic impacts on SLP resources and practices

Language structures

Introduction to word classes

Language and meaning

Words and non-words

Chapter

McAllister, J. & Miller, J. (2013). Introductory Linguistics for Speech and Language Therapy Practice. West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 

  • Chapters 1, 2 & 5

Additional reading tasks may be set by your lecturer and/or tutor.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 20 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

About languages

Language relatedness and diversity

Language structures

Word structure and formation and MLU

Language and meaning

Word meaning: lexemes and concepts and techniques for analysing their meaning

Chapter

McAllister, J. & Miller, J. (2013). Introductory Linguistics for Speech and Language Therapy Practice. West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Chapters 3 & 6

Additional reading tasks may be set by your lecturer and/or tutor.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 27 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

About languages

Languages commonly spoken in Australia

Language structures

A closer look at characteristics of some word classes

Language and meaning

Sentence meaning

Chapter

McAllister, J. & Miller, J. (2013). Introductory Linguistics for Speech and Language Therapy Practice. West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Chapters 4 & 5 

Additional reading tasks may be set by your lecturer and/or tutor.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 03 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

About languages

English dialects spoken in Australia

Language structures

Introduction to phrases and clauses

Language and meaning

An introduction to deixis and reference/anaphora

Chapter

McAllister, J. & Miller, J. (2013). Introductory Linguistics for Speech and Language Therapy Practice. West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Chapters 7 & 11

Additional reading tasks may be set by your lecturer and/or tutor.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 10 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

About languages

Traditional Australian Indigenous languages

Language structures

Verb variables: tense and aspect; active and passive voice, modals

Language and meaning

More on deixis and reference


Note that due to a public holiday on August 14th, there will be no Friday tutorial this week.

Chapter

McAllister, J. & Miller, J. (2013). Introductory Linguistics for Speech and Language Therapy Practice. West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Chapter 8.4 & 11 

Additional reading tasks may be set by your lecturer and/or tutor.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 17 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

No classes this week

Chapter

No readings

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 24 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

About languages

Contact languages in Australia and elsewhere

Language structures

Basic sentence types: simple sentences

Declarative, imperative, interrogative clauses

Language and meaning

Frames and scripts 

Chapter

McAllister, J. & Miller, J. (2013). Introductory Linguistics for Speech and Language Therapy Practice. West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Chapters 8 & 12.3 

Additional reading tasks may be set by your lecturer and/or tutor.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Grammatical Analysis In-Class Test Due: Week 6 Friday (28 Aug 2020) 9:00 am AEST
Week 7 Begin Date: 31 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

About languages

Bilingualism, second language acquisition, learning other languages

Language structures

Subordinate clauses

Language and meaning

Metaphor, irony and humour

Chapter

McAllister, J. & Miller, J. (2013). Introductory Linguistics for Speech and Language Therapy Practice. West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Chapters 9 & 12.4

Additional reading tasks may be set by your lecturer and/or tutor.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 07 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

About languages

Multimodal communication and sign languages, AUSLAN

Language structures

Untensed (non-finite) clauses

Language and meaning

Implicature, explicature, presupposition


Chapter

McAllister, J. & Miller, J. (2013). Introductory Linguistics for Speech and Language Therapy Practice. West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Chapters 10 & 12.5-7

Additional reading tasks may be set by your lecturer and/or tutor.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 14 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

About languages

Language data: demographic data sources, client questionnaires

Language structures

Coherence and cohesion

Language and meaning

Language choices: registers/styles versus other language codes; translanguaging, code-switching; language and identity

Chapter

McAllister, J. & Miller, J. (2013). Introductory Linguistics for Speech and Language Therapy Practice. West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Chapter 14 

Additional reading tasks may be set by your lecturer and/or tutor.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 21 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

About languages

Untangling natural L2 trajectories, cultural differences and special needs in speech language

Language structures

Information structure: given and new, theme and focus

Language and meaning

Speech acts and conversation

Chapter

McAllister, J. & Miller, J. (2013). Introductory Linguistics for Speech and Language Therapy Practice. West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Chapters 13 & 15

Additional reading tasks may be set by your lecturer and/or tutor.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Analysis of a Language Sample Due: Week 10 Friday (25 Sept 2020) 9:00 pm AEST
Week 11 Begin Date: 28 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

About languages

Other language-based professionals

Language structures

Syntax and narrative text organisation

Language and meaning

More on speech acts and conversation

Chapter

McAllister, J. & Miller, J. (2013). Introductory Linguistics for Speech and Language Therapy Practice. West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Chapters 13 & 16

Additional reading tasks may be set by your lecturer and/or tutor.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 05 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

This week we will review a range of topics covered throughout the term

Chapter

Specific reading tasks may be set by your lecturer and/or tutor.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 12 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

No classes

Chapter

No readings

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exploring Languages Due: Review/Exam Week Friday (16 Oct 2020) 9:00 pm AEST
Exam Week Begin Date: 19 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

No classes

Chapter

No readings

Events and Submissions/Topic

Term Specific Information

Your Unit Coordinator for this unit is Leisa Skinner, however your main lecture material will be delivered online by Denise Angelo, a linguist, researcher and lecturer who is currently completing her PhD through Australian National University in Canberra. Denise will be uploading recorded lectures to Moodle each week, which you can then view in your time and at your own pace each week.

In addition, you will have face-to-face weekly tutorials, delivered online through Zoom, with Caroline Henderson-Brooks, a lecturer at CQUniversity who is also a linguist. These tutorials are designed to complement the lectures in an interactive manner and provide you with the opportunity to ask questions and practise applying what you have learnt through Denise's lectures.

It is expected that the prescribed textbook, Introductory Linguistics for Speech and Language Therapy Practice, will be immensely useful for you, not only when completing this particular unit but also well beyond this year and even beyond graduation. A hard copy of this textbook will be available through the CQU bookshop, however you may also purchase an e-text via this link: https://www.wiley.com/en-au/Introductory+Linguistics+for+Speech+and+Language+Therapy+Practice-p-9780470671108

In previous years, a textbook titled Longman Student Grammar of Spoken and Written English (Biber, Conrad & Leech, 2002) has also been helpful, as it addresses much of the linguistics content within the unit. In addition, a book titled The Study of Language (Yule, 2014), has also been used by students studying this unit. Whilst these texts are no longer prescribed for this unit, you may wish to refer to them during the term - both are available through the CQU library.

And finally, please be aware that whilst this unit is expected to be very exciting and interesting, it is also a very challenging subject, with quite complex content. Self-directed study will be important, as well as discipline when it comes to viewing the recorded lectures. The assessment tasks are also expected to be quite challenging, so be sure to start on these early where you can, rather than waiting until the last minute to complete them. Basically, be prepared to put in the hard yards, and you will reap the rewards.

Assessment Tasks

1 In-class Test(s)

Assessment Title
Grammatical Analysis In-Class Test

Task Description

This assessment task will involve testing your ability to complete grammatical analyses in real time during an in-class test. You will be expected to complete a range of tasks addressing the areas of knowledge that have been taught in the lectures prior to the test. This may include (but is not limited to) tasks such as reading through individual sentences and/or passages that are provided to you and:

  • identifying the word classes that specific words belong to
  • identifying specific syntactic phenomena, such as different types of phrases and clauses
  • identifying examples of anaphoric and deictic expressions
  • identifying morphemes  
  • providing clear rationales for your responses to the different tasks

The test will be held in Week 6. You will have 60 minutes to complete the test.


Assessment Due Date

Week 6 Friday (28 Aug 2020) 9:00 am AEST

The in-class test will commence online through Zoom at 9:00am on Friday the 28th of August. You should therefore link into the class at least five minutes early, to ensure that you are ready to start on time and that you are not having any technical issues.


Return Date to Students

Week 8 Friday (11 Sept 2020)

Marks and feedback will be made available via Moodle.


Weighting
30%

Minimum mark or grade
In order to pass this test, a minimum mark of 50% must be achieved. This test must also be passed in order to pass the SPCH12006 unit.

Assessment Criteria

Each question included on the test will be allocated a set number of marks, which will be clearly indicated on the test. The number of marks allocated to each question will be based on the complexity of the task and the amount of information required to answer it accurately and completely. Full marks will be awarded for complete and accurate answers. Partial marks may be awarded in instances where responses are somewhat accurate however require minor clarification. Nil marks will be awarded for any responses that are inaccurate and/or incomplete.

In order to pass this test, a minimum mark of 50% must be achieved. This test must also be passed in order to pass the SPCH12006 unit. 


Referencing Style

Submission

No submission method provided.


Submission Instructions
Students must complete the test during an on-line class and email the test paper directly to the Unit Coordinator at its completion (after 60 minutes from the time that it commenced).

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Describe and analyse the core linguistic components of morphology, syntax, phonology, semantics, and pragmatics within a speech pathology context
  • Identify and analyse simple and complex English words and sentences using basic syntactic and morphological analysis skills


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Analysis of a Language Sample

Task Description

This assessment task will require you to view a video recording of an individual speaking, transcribe this orthographically, then analyse the language sample and interpret your findings. Your analysis will focus on four of the core aspects of language - morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics. For example, this may include completing tasks such as identifying word classes, morphemes, sentence types, semantic relationships, reference and deixis, and complex verb groups. Some of the tasks you will be required to complete may be similar to that which was covered in the in-class test, however in this assessment piece, these tasks will require a greater depth of analysis and interpretation and will be based on a 'real-life' person's communication sample rather than individual sentences or passages. You will also be required to reflect upon your experiences when completing this assessment task, exploring the specific challenges and the learning that occurred.


Assessment Due Date

Week 10 Friday (25 Sept 2020) 9:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 12 Friday (9 Oct 2020)

Marks and feedback will be made available via Moodle within fourteen days of the due date.


Weighting
35%

Minimum mark or grade
A minimum mark of 50% must be achieved in order to pass this assessment task. This assessment task must be passed in order to pass the SPCH12006 unit.

Assessment Criteria

Specific instructions for this assessment task will be posted on Moodle, including a comprehensive marking rubric. The following is a list of the range of different areas you will be assessed on:

  • Orthographic transcription of a language sample
  • Analysis of the speaker's use and/or understanding of morphology (this will include your ability to accurately complete a number of set tasks, such as identifying different morpheme types and calculating the speaker's Mean Length of Utterance (MLU))
  • Analysis of the speaker's use and/or understanding of syntax (this will include your ability to accurately complete a number of set tasks, such as identifying different sentence types, complex verb groups, and elaborated noun phrases)
  • Analysis of the speaker's use and/or understanding of semantics (this will include your ability to accurately complete a number of set tasks, such as describing the speaker's use of anaphoric and/or deictic references and semantic relationships)
  • Analysis of the speaker's use and/or understanding of pragmatic skills (this will include your ability to accurately complete a number of set tasks, such as analysing the speaker's use of non-verbal cues and different speech acts)
  • Interpretation of results from each analysis
  • Reflection on the experience of completing the different components of the assessment task, including a discussion regarding any challenges you faced, the learning that occurred, and the potential impact that your learning may have on you in the future as a student clinician
  • The standard of writing (including spelling, syntax, punctuation and overall readability), organisation and presentation
  • The accurate use of APA referencing

Within each section of this assessment task, you will be awarded marks based upon the accuracy and completeness of your answers, your ability to use referencing appropriately, and your demonstrated understanding of the assessed concepts. The weighting for each section (i.e. the number of marks allocated to each part of the assessment task) will be specified in the marking rubric.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Assessment tasks are to be submitted online via Moodle.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Describe and analyse the core linguistic components of morphology, syntax, phonology, semantics, and pragmatics within a speech pathology context
  • Identify and analyse simple and complex English words and sentences using basic syntactic and morphological analysis skills


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Exploring Languages

Task Description

This assessment task will require you to explore and analyse data that is available regarding languages spoken in different locations within Queensland. You will need to document your research findings, critically analyse the quality of the data you have found, and identify any gaps or contradictions in this data. You will be asked to explain why health professionals, including speech pathologists, need to be aware of language differences and local 'language ecologies', and to describe the kinds of considerations and adjustments that may/can/should/should not be made by health professionals in order to work more effectively with communities and clients who speak a different language/language variety.


Assessment Due Date

Review/Exam Week Friday (16 Oct 2020) 9:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Marks and feedback will be made available via Moodle within fourteen days of the due date.


Weighting
35%

Minimum mark or grade
A minimum mark of 50% must be achieved in order to pass this assessment task. This assessment task must be passed in order to pass the SPCH12006 unit.

Assessment Criteria

Specific instructions for this assessment task will be posted on Moodle, including a comprehensive marking rubric. You will be assessed on your ability to:

  • conduct thorough, appropriate research and locate available data on specific languages/varieties spoken in areas within Queensland (these areas will be allocated to you during the term)
  • document and critically analyse your research findings, including the quality of the data and any gaps and/or contradictions you have identified
  • explore and demonstrate an understanding of why health professionals, including speech pathologists, need to be aware of language differences and local 'language ecologies'
  • describe and demonstrate an understanding of the kinds of considerations and adjustments that may/can/should/should not be made by health professionals in order to work more effectively with communities and clients who speak a different language/variety
  • reflect on your learning experiences that occurred as a result of completing this assignment
  • present your assignment in a professional manner - this will include the standard of writing (including spelling, syntax, punctuation and overall readability), organisation and overall presentation
  • accurately use APA referencing

Within each section of this assessment task, you will be awarded marks based upon the accuracy and completeness of your answers, your ability to conduct research into the relevant areas, your use of APA referencing, and your overall demonstrated understanding of the assessed areas. The weighting for each section (i.e. the number of marks allocated to each part of the assessment task) will be specified in the marking rubric.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Assessment tasks are to be submitted online via Moodle.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Analyse communication skills with regard to language content, comprehension, processing and use
  • Apply an introductory level of linguistic knowledge to describe communication across culturally and linguistically diverse settings.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice
  • Social Innovation

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?