Office of Curriculum and Academic Policy

Student Misconduct

The objects of the University's Student Discipline Regulations are to:

  • discourage behaviours which the University considers to be inappropriate;
  • implement a fair process for responding to alleged instances of misconduct; and
  • provide for the imposition of penalties in instances where misconduct is established.

(Student Discipline Regulations, p.1)

The Regulations cover academic misconduct and general misconduct and include detailed definitions of each. 

Who can help?

The Student Integrity Services team in the Office of Academic Quality, Curriculum Management and Policy provides administrative support for academic and general misconduct allegations made against students, which may include preparing necessary documentation, sitting in on interviews with students, and communicating outcomes to students and other stakeholders within the University.  Our Student Integrity Services team also coordinates academic misconduct allegations that are referred from Singapore and Dubai for investigation.

Has academic misconduct occurred?

Refer to the Initial Review of Academic Misconduct for advice on whether an alleged case of academic misconduct has merit, and how to proceed.  The Student Integrity Services team is also available to help.

How do I lodge a misconduct allegation?

Allegations of student misconduct should be made through the Student Online Misconduct System (SOMS), housed in Murdoch Support.

Do you have a general enquiry for the Student Integrity Services team?


Contact Student Integrity Services staff
Contact misconduct Investigators and Arbiters
(see list in the Attachment to the Student Discipline Procedure)

Resources for staff

Student Discipline Regulations
Assessment Policies, Procedures and Guidelines
Murdoch Academic Passport (MAP100): our compulsory zero credit point unit for all students
Academic integrity and using Urkund
5 tips for promoting academic integrity in online assessments

Resources for students

Murdoch Academic Passport (MAP100): Support and Advice
Murdoch Academic Passport (MAP100) modules
Learning Support for undergraduate and postgraduate students
Process Map for academic misconduct cases