Assignments are to be:

  • presented in the format prescribed in the Style Guide
  • commenced with a simple title page that includes the following:
    • Unit Name;
    • Assessment Title;
    • Lecturer Name;
    • Student Name;
    • Student Number;
    • Statement of Word Count.
  • completed with all pages numbered and the student name and number included in the header of each page.
  • submitted online through Turnitin* via the ARK Learning Management System. For instructions on how to submit an essay through Turnitin see instructions in the Unit Outline, supplied by lecturers at the first class, or the ARK Guide for Students via your ARK dashboard.
  • submitted on or before the due date as listed on the Unit Outline. Occasionally, technical issues may prevent a student from uploading an assignment to Turnitin on time. In this case, the assignment should be emailed immediately to the Lecturer and copied to the Learning Support Coordinator, who will assist submission through Turnitin when the problem has been rectified. 
  • retained by the student for at least three months. All written materials that contribute toward assessment need to be available for possible inspection by a second examiner outside CTC.


  • Turnitin is a program within ARK that is used for assignment submission, originality checking and online marking. 
  • Turnitin is mandated for the submission of all written assessment 750 words or more.
  • The originality check and text-matching feature of Turnitin enables students to review reference material and check citations. 
  • After final submission, this feature assists lecturers to identify incorrect referencing, citation and suspicion of plagiarism.

Return of assignments: 

  • During semester, assignments are either handed back by lecturers or are available online through Turnitin via the ARK Learning Management System. Lecturers advise their intention to mark online or in hard copy in the Unit Outlines.
  • After the semester has ended
    • If assignments are marked in hard copy they are available for collection from the Academic Records Office (proof of ID required). 
    • If assignments are marked online they will be available via ARK.

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