Board of Studies NSW & Department of Education and Training - HSC take-home assessment tasks (Operation Bligh)

The ICAC conducted an investigation and systems review of corruption risks associated with HSC take-home assessment tasks. The ICAC's investigation focused on the provision of tutoring services by a private tutoring business, Acclaim Education, and on the review and analysis of the applicable regulatory frameworks and organisational policies, procedures and practices.  

No finding of corrupt conduct was made. However, the ICAC’s investigation made it apparent that there were several corruption risk areas which needed to be addressed by the relevant public authorities.

In its investigation report, released on 1 March 2007, the ICAC made a total of 20 corruption prevention recommendations, 14 directed to the Board of Studies NSW, five to the Department of Education and Training and one to the Minister for Education and Training. 

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