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Fraud and corruption

What is fraud and corruption?

The following are some typical examples of fraud and corruption that could occur at University:

  • Admission – Students provide false or misleading documentation to gain admission to University.
  • Graduation – Students manipulate transcripts or testamurs so they graduate even though they have not satisfied all the requirements.
  • Assessment – A student gains a grade that does not reflect his academic work, e.g. by bribing a lecturer.

For more information about the prevention, detection and management of fraud and corruption, see the following policies, procedures and legislation on The Guide.

Deakin University does not tolerate fraud or corruption committed against the University or by its staff or students.

If you suspect it, report it

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for the management of the University's internal control framework that covers fraud and corruption prevention and control.

If you suspect or find evidence of fraud or corruption, you should report it to the CFO. If the matter involves the CFO, you should report it to the Vice-Chancellor who will manage it in line with the University’s procedure. You may also report the matter to your Head of School, who in turn will escalate it to the CFO or Vice-Chancellor as appropriate.

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16th December 2011