Confirm with your course coordinator or check your course profile before using Artificial Intelligence (AI) in your assessment. Some assessment pieces do not permit the use of AI tools, while others may allow AI with some limitations.
Any permitted use of AI for assessment must be acknowledged appropriately. Your course coordinator will provide guidance on how to reference the use of AI tools. Some possible examples include:
Note: Information about using and referencing ChatGPT and other generative AI tools in assignments and publications will continue to be updated. Check this page regularly to keep up with any changes (last updated 17 April 2023).
AI models sometimes produce incorrect, biased or outdated information. Verify the accuracy of AI-generated content using reliable sources before including it in your work.
Additionally, there may be legal or ethical issues to consider when using AI. Works created by non-humans are not eligible for copyright protection under Australian law. If you intend to publish work incorporating AI-generated content, check the publisher guidelines about what is allowed.
When interacting with AI models, you should be cautious about supplying sensitive information, including personal, confidential or propriety information or data.
Find out more about using AI tools in your studies.
Where an assignment requires ChatGPT to be cited, you must reference all the content from Generative AI tools that you include. Failure to reference externally sourced, non-original work can result in Academic misconduct.
References should provide clear and accurate information for each source and should identify where they have been used in your work.
Content from generative AI is a nonrecoverable source as it can't be retrieved or linked.
If you're unsure which style you should be using check the referencing style used in your course.
Based on APA Style guidance.
Author of generative AI model, Year of version used
Author of AI model used. (Year of AI model used). Name of AI model used (Version of AI model used) [Type or description of AI model used]. Web address of AI model used
OpenAI. (2022). ChatGPT (Dec 20 version) [Large language model]. https://chat.openai.com/
The full transcript of a response can be included in an appendix or other supplementary materials.
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If you use ChatGPT or other generative AI to help you generate ideas or plan your process, you should still acknowledge how you used the tool, even if you don’t include any AI generated content in the assignment.
Provide a description of the AI tool used, what you did and the date accessed.
Save a copy of the transcript of your questions and responses from the generative AI tool. You can:
Different publishers are taking different approaches to whether generative AI is allowed.
If you are writing for publication, you should check the publisher's information for authors.