Wednesday, 22 August 2012


Department of Education Media Release

22 Aug 2012

The lines can be attributed to the General Manager Learning Services South Judy Travers.

15 August 2012

Schools and individual teachers manage the issue of plagiarism in a range of ways depending on the circumstance and the age of the child.

Teachers know their students well and will follow up if they suspect a student’s work is not original.

As part of the curriculum students learn how to reference appropriately and how to use references ethically and legally. They are also taught skills of how to summarise and paraphrase in English.

The Department of Education does not recommend specific plagiarism software but some teachers may use these.

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