23 Feb Plagiarism (noun): The practice of taking someone else’s work and passing it off as one’s own.
This probably seems like a strange heading for a Blog article but this is an issue that over the past few months has increased with some of our Learners, across various qualifications. At HBA Learning Centres, we understand that nationally recognised qualifications can be difficult and time consuming to complete; that is why we provide so many levels of support to our learners including our online discussion forums for all qualifications offered by HBA Learning Centres.
HBA Learning Centres policy re plagiarism; provides leniency to Learners, who are identified as having plagiarised, by issuing a first and final warning and allowing the assessment to be resubmitted at a cost of $200.00 to the Learner. If we identify a re-occurrence we immediately cancel the Learners enrolment and withdraw them from the qualification. There is no right of redress or discussion once this has occurred.
HBA Learning Centres, encourages Learners to discuss assessment activities with other Learners to assist with their learning. However, all assessments submitted must be in the Learners own words (unless instructed by HBA throughout the assessment), to allow demonstration of competency in their chosen qualification.
If you have completed a qualification with HBA Learning Centres, please do not provide your assessments to another Learner. This does not assist the Learner with their skills and knowledge. To find out more please take a look at HBA Learning Centres Learner Handbook.
If you are doing a course and need help, then contact us:
- Call 1300721503 and chat to one of our Trainers or Assessors, or
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and state the activity you are struggling with, or
- Go onto our online discussion forum or
- Upgrade to attend one of our face-to-face courses, or
- Book a one on one tutorial.
There are many legitimate ways we can and will help you through your course.
There are no shortcuts to nationally recognised qualifications at HBA Learning Centres.