Last Updated: 20 Mar, 2019 Views: 6
The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2010, p.16) states that just as researchers do not plagiarise the work of others they also do not present "their own previously published work as new scholarship".
In the case of an unpublished assignment where the lecturer has permitted its use then "opening paragraphs with a phrase like - as I have previously discussed - will alert readers to previous work." However this should be limited to one or two paragraphs with a citation at the end of each.
Please note that the Learning Teaching and Assessment Policy section 5.9 at JCU states "Where a student has submitted work for assessment and received a grade, either at another time or at another institution, such a submission will be considered a breach of academic integrity unless the resubmission is authorised by the subject coordinator.'