A database of cheating websites has been updated through intelligence sharing.

A database of cheating websites has been updated through intelligence sharing.

A database of cheating websites has been updated through intelligence sharing.

TEQSA shared updated on information on suspected academic cheating service websites with Australia’s higher education sector 24 June 2022.

A database of 2,333 suspected commercial academic cheating service websites has been updated to include intelligence gathered by TEQSA staff. This globally accessible database includes 579 sites specifically targeting students at Australian higher education institutions. The goal is to help reduce the amount of academic cheating that takes place in the country.

Sharing this database will enable providers to block access to these websites from their institutional networks, and forms part of TEQSA’s ongoing partnership with the higher education sector to strengthen cultures of academic integrity and reduce the risk posed by illegal academic cheating services.

In addition to this intelligence sharing, TEQSA’s Higher Education Integrity Unit is finalising investigations into a number of the most-visited sites and expects to take enforcement action in the coming weeks.

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) must work with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) to update its list of websites that offer academic cheating services.

The database must include information on websites that offer essay writing services, assignment help services, and other academic cheating services.
ASQA must use this information to monitor these websites and take action where appropriate.

For more information, please read Intelligence sharing: updated cheating website database | Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency

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Sukh Sandhu

Executive Director

Sukh has been working in the VET and Higher Education Industry for over 25 years. In this time, he has held several roles with RTO's and Higher Education Providers (HEP) including CEO roles for International Colleges and National Compliance and Quality Assurance Manager roles for several RTO's, TAFE's and Universities. Sukh has also worked for the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) as a Business Systems Project Official. Sukh is a Canadian permanent resident and Australian citizen.

Sukh has had extensive project management experience in risk management, compliance, administration and as a training consultant. He has extensive knowledge in government compliance standards and has participated in nearly one hundred audits across Australia and provided consultancy advice regarding ASQA/VRQA, TEQSA, ACPET, DET-HESG, VQF/Higher Education, ELICOS, NEAS, ANMAC, AHPRA, CRICOS, ESOS and ISO.

Sukh is a member of several independent professional organisations and government bodies including, ACPET, VELG, ACS, AITD, MARA, MIA, ISANA, APEX, IEEE, The Internet Society (Global Member), AISIP, IAMOT, ACM, OISV, APACALL, IWA, Eta Kappa Nu, EDSIG and several others.

Sukh's qualifications include two MBAs, three masters in IT and systems, a Graduate diploma of management learning, Diploma in training design and development, Diploma in vocational education training, Diploma of work, health and safety, Diploma of Quality Auditing, Advanced diploma of management, Advanced diploma in marketing, human resources, information technology, and a number of other courses and qualifications. He has been working as a lecturer and as a trainer and assessor since 1998, Sukh has been a vocal advocate of audit reforms and system centred auditing practices rather than auditor centred auditing practices for many years.