With all the recent attention around ChatGPT and Artificial Intelligence (AI), you may be wondering about the place it has in your studies. OPAIC Academic Director, Sean Bell, answers some questions you might have about the use of AI below.


Can I use Artificial Intelligence when preparing my assessments?

Being able to use and critically evaluate AI technologies is an important part of developing your digital literacy skills. However, your use of these technologies must be ethical and responsible and not contravene OPAIC’s academic integrity policies. In short, all work you submit must be your own and you must acknowledge all sources of information used in your assessments, following the instructions in your Programme Handbook and APA referencing guidelines. 


How will you know if I’ve used AI to write my assignment?

By enrolling at OPAIC you have agreed to your work being reviewed by various means (including similarity detection software) to confirm that an assessment is your own work. Unauthorised use of AI language models or paraphrasing tools or submitting the output from AI models without appropriate acknowledgement may constitute academic misconduct.


Does this mean I can’t use AI at all?

It may be appropriate to use AI in your research, as long as you describe how you have used the tool and integrated the results into your work using APA referencing. If you are unsure about how to do this, talk to your teacher or ask for help from our academic support services. Remember, any work submitted (including work generated by AI) that is not cited or referenced must be your original work.


Thank you for your commitment to academic integrity and we look forward to seeing the genuine results of your learning this Block.  If you have any questions about academic integrity or the use of AI please reach out to your lecturer or our academic support team.


Published on 17 May 2023

Orderdate: 17 May 2023
Expiry: 17 May 2025