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HSC All My Own Work program

Completing assessment tasks honestly

HSC: All My Own Work is a program designed to help HSC students follow the principles and practices of good scholarship. This includes understanding, valuing and using ethical practices when locating and using information as part of their HSC studies.

Students who have completed the program will also know about penalties for cheating and how to avoid malpractice when preparing their work for assessment.

To be eligible for the HSC, students must complete HSC: All My Own Work (or its equivalent) before they submit any work for Preliminary (Year 11) or HSC (Year 12) courses, unless they are only entered for Year 11 and Year 12 Life Skills courses.

Start the program

The program is flexible to deliver and schools will organise when students will study and complete it.

There are five modules. Begin with Scholarship Principles and Practices first and the remaining in the order of preference.

Select a module below to start.

  1. Scholarship Principles and Practices
  2. Acknowledging Sources
  3. Plagiarism
  4. Copyright
  5. Working with others

Each module includes information, scenarios, strategies, recommended resources and a quiz. 

Delivering the program

It is expected that the program will take between 5 and 10 hours to complete, with approximately 1-2 teaching periods per module.

Each module can be completed by students individually, or downloaded and printed to use offline.

Schools can use a variety of different methods of delivery such as:

  • contexts (eg specific concentrated program and/or embedded within broader teaching and learning contexts)
  • media (eg online, pen and paper)
  • modes (eg individual self-paced study, whole class group)
  • times and student groups (from end of Year 10 to beginning of Year 11).

A number of different implementation strategies can also be used. These include:

  • an intensive one-day workshop/forum for all Year 10 students. This may be consolidated by revisiting the program outcomes and content throughout coursework in Year 11.
  • teacher-librarians supervising program completion for students either in small groups or individually
  • individual modules being integrated into existing Study Skills/information literacy programs in Year 10
  • individual modules being integrated into existing Year 11 induction programs
  • program content linked and mapped to coursework in English or other subject areas
  • program content designed specifically for students with special education needs.

Certifying completion of the program

The criteria for satisfactory completion of the program are similar to the criteria for satisfactory completion of a Preliminary or HSC course.

A student is considered to have satisfactorily completed the program if, in the principal's view, there is sufficient evidence that the student has:

  1. systematically addressed the content covered by the program; and
  2. applied themselves with diligence and sustained effort to the set tasks and experiences provided in the program by the school; and
  3. achieved some or all of the program outcomes.

As with decisions about satisfactory completion of a course, the professional judgement of principals and teachers is a key element in decisions about a student's satisfactory completion of the program.

Principals are also able to deem that satisfactory completion has been demonstrated through equivalent programs.

Principals will certify a student’s completion of the program via Schools Online when confirming Preliminary and HSC entries for their school.

What next

View the program modules:

  1. Scholarship Principles and Practices
  2. Acknowledging Sources
  3. Plagiarism
  4. Copyright
  5. Working with others
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