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Unit Overview


Academic Conduct Essentials (ACE) is a wholly online self-paced unit which introduces students to the key principles and behaviours of academic integrity and helps students incorporate best practices in their work. The objective of the unit is to ensure that students understand their role and responsibilities in relation to academic conduct at University.

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Non-standard teaching periodOnlineOnline flexible
Semester 1OnlineOnline flexible
Semester 2OnlineOnline flexible

Students are able to (1) understand the principles of academic integrity and why it is so important to their learning; (2) demonstrate the practices of academic integrity; (3) understand the consequences for breaching academic integrity; (4) recognise their role in promoting and upholding academic integrity; and (5) understand the links between academic, personal and professional integrity.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: a multiple-choice quiz (100 per cent). Students are permitted to attempt the quiz as often as they wish to achieve the required 80 per cent pass mark. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Sarah Cesare
Contact hours
self-paced online module
AACE4000 ('ACE') is a compulsory online module for all undergraduate students at the University.

Students enrolled in an articulated course who have previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE modules are not required to complete ACE again as they move to another part of the articulated sequence.

Students who are concurrently enrolled in two courses who have achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for ACE in the first enrolled course are not required to repeat ACE when enrolling into a second course.
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.