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Degree
A degree is the major qualification awarded by a university. It is awarded either for successful work at undergraduate (bachelor degree) or postgraduate (higher degree) level, or as an honorary recognition (honorary degree) of achievement.
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Department
Thefaculties of the University are divided into departments reflecting thediscipline being studied.
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Department of Education
The Australian Government Department ofEducation is responsible for national policies and programmes that helpAustralians access quality and affordable childcare; early childhood education,school education, post-school, higher education, international education andacademic research.
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Deputy Vice-Chancellor
Abbreviation only
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Designated unit
A unit which is accredited by the University for the purposes of the bachelor degree rules. Some programs of study require a specified number of credit points to be completed in nominated unit designations. The unit designation is identified in the schedule of undergraduate units and schedule of postgraduate units...
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Discipline
A discipline is a subject area eg English, ancient history, biology.
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Discontinue
Where a student decides to discontinue, or abandon, their course enrolment. If students formally discontinue from all their enrolled units on or before the census date they will be considered 'not effectively enrolled' (NE) and will not be liable for student contribution charges or tuition fees for these units. If,...
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