The University of Melbourne has a web page titled Academic honesty and plagiarism which should be consulted by anyone writing theses and other academic papers.
Please note that Universities and Colleges will upload your essay or thesis, to appropriate software, to establish whether you have plagiarised.
Please check our web page, Australian Universities, for information on professional thesis editing information. This web page lists 40 of Australia's universities with highlighted links to some university's pages on professional editing of theses.
Please see the infographic titled "Plagiarism Mistakes & How to Avoid Them" with sections on "What is considered Plagiarism?" and "How to Avoid Plagiarism".
PhD and Masters students should consult the following web pages from IPED (Institute of Professional Editors Limited) before engaging the services of an editor.
It is important for PhD and Masters students to understand that any professional editor and proofreader is restricted to the tasks listed in Parts D and E of the Australian standards for editing practice which relates to copyediting and proofreading respectively.
Australian standards for editing practice (see http://iped-editors.org/About_editing/Editing_standards.aspx)
Proofreading (see http://iped-editors.org/About_editing/Levels_of_editing/Proofreading.aspx)
Copy Editing (see http://iped-editors.org/About_editing/Levels_of_editing/Copy_editing.aspx)
Substantive Editing (see http://iped-editors.org/About_editing/Levels_of_editing/Substantive_editing.aspx)
Engaging a professional editor for your thesis (see http://iped-editors.org/About_editing/Editing_theses/FAQ_students.aspx)
Editing research theses (see http://iped-editors.org/About_editing/Editing_theses.aspx)
When your student wishes to engage an editor (see http://iped-editors.org/About_editing/Editing_theses/FAQ_research_supervisors.aspx)