ACC80020 Contemporary Issues in Accounting and Research : Analysis Skills

Assignments and other assessments must be submitted through Canvas assessment submission system.

Please ensure you keep a copy of all assessments that are submitted.

When you submit, you will be accepting the terms of the Assessment declaration and statement of authorship detailed below.

Declaration and Statement of Authorship

1. All students must agree to the following declaration when submitting assessment items

2. I/we have not impersonated, or allowed myself/ourselves to be impersonated by any person for the purposes of this

3. This assessment is my/our original work and no part of it has been copied from any other source except where due acknowledgement is

4. No part of this assessment has been written for me/us by any other person except where such collaboration has been authorised by the lecturer/teacher

5. I/we have not previously submitted this work for a previous attempt of the unit, another unit or other studies at another

I/we give permission for my/our assessment response to be reproduced, communicated, compared and archived for plagiarism detection, benchmarking or educational

I/we understand that:

Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person as though it is your own. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to exclusion from the

Plagiarised material may be drawn from published and unpublished written documents, interpretations, computer software, designs, music, sounds, images, photographs, and ideas or ideological frameworks gained through working with another person or

in a Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data and oral presentations. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately

I/we agree and acknowledge that:

I/we have read and understood the Declaration and Statement of Authorship

I/we accept that use of my Swinburne account to electronically submit this assessment constitutes my agreement to the Declaration and Statement of

If I/we do not agree to the Declaration and Statement of Authorship in this context, the assessment outcome may not be valid for assessment purposes and may not be included in my/our aggregate score for this

Penalties for plagiarism range from a formal caution to expulsion from the university, and are detailed in the Student Academic Misconduct Regulations 2012.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is about taking responsibility for your learning and submitting work that is honestly your own. It means acknowledging the ideas, contributions and work of others; referencing

your sources; contributing fairly to group work; and completing tasks, tests and exams without cheating.

Swinburne University uses the Turnitin system, which helps to identify inadequate citations, poor paraphrasing and unoriginal work in assignments that are submitted via Canvas. Your Unit Convenor will provide further details.

Plagiarising, cheating and seeking an unfair advantage with regards to an exam or assessment are all breaches of academic integrity and treated as academic misconduct.

Plagiarism is submitting or presenting someone else’s work as though it is your own without full and appropriate acknowledgement of their ideas and work. Examples include:

using the whole or part of computer program written by another person as yourown

using the whole or part of somebody else’s written work in an essay or other assessable work, including material from a book, journal, newspaper article, a website or database, a set of lecture notes, current or past student’s work, or any other person’swork

poorly paraphrasing somebody else’swork

using a musical composition or audio, visual, graphic and photographic work created by another

using realia created by another person, such as objects, artefacts, costumes,models

submitting assessments that have been developed by another person or service (paid or unpaid), often referred to as contractcheating

presenting or submitting assignments or other work in conjunction with another person or group of people when that work should be your own independent work, This is regardless of whether or not it is with the knowledge or consent of the other person(s). Swinburne encourages students to talk to staff, fellow students and other people who may be able to contribute to a student’s academic work but where an independent assignment is required, the work must be the student’sown

enabling others to plagiarise or cheat, including letting another student copy your work or by giving access to a draft or completedassignment

The penalties for academic misconduct can be severe, ranging from a zero grade for an assessment task through to expulsion from the unit and, in the extreme, exclusion from Swinburne.

Extensions and Late Submission

Late Submissions – Unless an extension has been approved, late submissions will result in a penalty. You will be penalised 10% of the assessment’s worth for each calendar day the task is late, up to a maximum of 5 working days. After 5 working days a zero result will be recorded.


To avoid plagiarism, you are required to provide a reference whenever you include information from other sources in your work. Further details regarding plagiarism are available in Section C of this document. Referencing conventions required for this unit are:

Harvard Referencing System or Swinburne Harvard.

Helpful information on referencing can be found at

Student Study Support Services

You should talk to your Convenor for information on academic support services available for Swinburne students. Alternatively, see the Student Services and/or the Library Website for further study support resources.