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Follow the guide below to learn how to correctly reference the different sources when completing an assessment. 


Reference List

Must be alphabetised. 

Each subsequent line on your reference list must be indented.

In-Text References

Each in-text citation must appear within the reference list.

When adding a direct quote remember to add the page numbers.

AFTRS Misconduct


Plagiarism is a form of misconduct with distinct penalties.

Plagiarism includes:

  • Submitting, as one’s own, an assignment that another person has completed.
  • Downloading information, text, computer code, artwork, graphics or other material from the internet and presenting it as one’s own without acknowledgement.
  • Quoting or paraphrasing material from a source without acknowledgement.
  • Using visual material without permission or acknowledgement.
  • Preparing a correctly cited and referenced assessment from individual research and then handing part or all of that work in twice for separate subjects/marks.
  • The outsourcing of production work to others and submitting it as one’s own without acknowledgement.
Note: Plagiarism and copyright infringement are separate offences. While some acts of plagiarism also constitute copyright infringement, plagiarism is an offence against the rights of an author and a violation of the Student Code of Conduct, whereas copyright infringement is a crime. You cannot avoid infringing copyright by crediting the author or owner of the material.


Contract Cheating

Contract cheating involves a request to someone else to produce all or part of an assessment task and submitting that work as your own with the intention to deceive. It includes:

  • Requests to current and past students
  • Arrangements made through a third party, such as through an essay service or website
  • Paid or unpaid services; requests made on your behalf.


Follow the steps below: 

  • Select the resource you need to reference. 
  • Copy and paste the Reference List template into your document to create your reference list. 
  • Use the in-text examples as a guide for referencing within your assessment. 

What is referencing?

  • Acknowledging the sources you have used in your assessment.

The reference list:

  • A list at the end of your assessment that includes information on the sources you cited in your assessment.
  • A reference list entry includes the full bibliographic details of the source.

In-text citation:

  • These are the references you used in your assessment. They indicate to the reader that what they have just read is a reference to another author's work. 
  • They appear within brackets and is a shorter format of the reference list. 


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The Basics of Referencing