University of Technology, Sydney - fraudulent alteration of student records
The ICAC investigated the conduct of officers of the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and other persons in relation to the unauthorised alteration of academic records, appropriateness of granting subject exemptions and alterations to computerised student records.
In its report on this investigation, made public in August 2002, the ICAC made findings of corrupt conduct against a former student liaison officer and nine students. The ICAC stated its opinion that consideration be given to the prosecution of the student liaison officer for specified offences and the prosecution of one of the students for an offence under section 87 of the ICAC Act.
The ICAC made a number of corruption prevention recommendations to UTS, grouped under eight headings: specific e-corruption strategies, leadership, code of conduct, complaint handling, gifts and benefits, training and development, external environment and risk management.
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