292E Offence to provide or advertise cheating services

(1)

A person commits an offence if the person provides any service specified in subsection (4) with the intention of giving a student an unfair advantage over other students.

(2)

A person commits an offence if the person advertises any service described in subsection (4) knowing that the service has or would have the effect of giving a student an unfair advantage over other students.

(3)

A person commits an offence who, without reasonable excuse, publishes an advertisement for any service described in subsection (4).

(4)

The services referred to in subsections (1) to (3) are as follows:

(a)

completing an assignment or any other work that a student is required to complete as part of a programme or training scheme:

(b)

providing or arranging the provision of an assignment that a student is required to complete as part of a programme or training scheme:

(c)

providing or arranging the provision of answers for an examination that a student is required to sit as part of a programme or training scheme:

(d)

sitting an examination that a student is required to sit as part of a programme or training scheme or providing another person to sit the exam in place of the student.

(5)

A person who commits an offence against this section is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $10,000.

(6)

In this section,—

programme has the meaning given to it in section 159(1)

student means a student of a programme or training scheme

training scheme has the meaning given to it in section 159(1).

Section 292E: inserted, on 30 August 2011, by section 42 of the Education Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 66).

Section 292E(5): amended, on 4 October 2013, by regulation 3(1) of the Criminal Procedure (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/409).