Misconduct

uniTEST is a high-stakes test; that is, the results of the test have the potential to make a major impact on the future career of the test taker. For this reason, ACER uniTEST Office has established security procedures which will be strictly enforced at all times. The giving of false or misleading information during the registration process, and any form of cheating during the test itself, are viewed as serious breaches of ethical behaviour and will attract penalties.

Any candidate found to be cheating will automatically have their uniTEST scores cancelled and may be prohibited from registering to take uniTEST on a future occasion.

Misconduct includes:

  • Breach of any of the security arrangements for the test.
  • Impersonation.
  • Attempting to copy or memorise all or part of the test.
  • Failure to follow the instructions of the test supervisor or online proctor at all times.
  • Giving or receiving assistance during the test.  Communication between students in any form is not permitted during the test administration.
  • Discussing or sharing of test content during the test administration or after the test is prohibited.
  • Creating a disturbance or disruption to the test.  Disruptive behaviour in any form will not be tolerated; the chief supervisor or online proctor has sole discretion in determining what constitutes disruptive behaviour.
  • Being found with or attempting to use prohibited aids (e.g. notes, note paper, dictionary, calculator, mobile phone, smart glasses, smart watches or any device capable of audio or video recording etc).
  • Using a web browser to access websites other than the test during the test session.
  • Using other software, except those authorised by ACER, during the test.
  • Having any other person in the test room including dependent children or animals (pets)
  • Talking out loud (unless it is to ask your online proctor a question) during the test session.
  • Continuing to type or write even after the instruction is given to stop.
  • Cheating and copying another candidate’s work.
  • Tampering with a computer during the test administration.
  • Leaving the test room or test centre without permission.
  • Using the test questions, their content or information about them for purposes other than your sitting of the test. This includes publishing the test questions or any of their content or information about them on the internet, any digital format or otherwise; and/or passing the test questions, any of their content or information about them to third parties.
  • The giving of false or misleading information.
  • Infringement of copyright.  Copyright infringement includes: performing those rights or authorising the performance of those rights which are granted at law exclusively to the copyright owner. These rights include the exclusive right to reproduce the copyright work in a material form and to communicate that work to the public
  • In any way breaching (as determined by ACER in its absolute discretion) any of the terms and conditions of your registration to participate in the test.