Warning over ‘online study platform’ job adverts

costs and jump-start their careers could find themselves facing criminal prosecution amid a crackdown on essay mills. The country’s higher education regulator has warned that students who take jobs touting ‘online study platforms’ could render themselves liable for up to two years’ imprisonment and fines of A$110,000 (£61,000)…The warnings come as Teqsa (Tertiary Education Standards and Quality Agency) moves to assert the power it inherited following last August’s passage of a bill to prohibit academic cheating services. They coincide with a wave of advertisements seeking paid ‘campus representatives’ for Course Hero, a California-based ‘educator community’ that offers a ‘Netflix-like subscription’ to more than 60 million course, tutoring and support resources.”

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