New higher education integrity unit to protect students and reputation of university sector

The Government announced the creation of a new Higher Education Integrity unit that will sit within the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), which will identify and analyse emerging threats to the quality and integrity of higher education and assist the sector to address them.

The unit will seek Federal Court injunctions to block access to cheating websites under the Prohibiting Academic Cheating Services Bill, once this legislation is passed.

Where required, the integrity unit will liaise and consult with other Commonwealth and state government agencies such as the Australian Federal Police, the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, the Cyber Security Centre, Department of Home Affairs and the Commonwealth Fraud Prevention Centre (CFPC).

Read more information in the media release or the Improving transparency and accountability page.

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