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Deferral/ Defer

Deferral/ Defer

Definition

Deferring is delaying the commencement of your course. Please discuss your plans with your institution.
Degree (undergraduate or postgraduate)

Degree (undergraduate or postgraduate)

Definition

Undergraduate degrees are usually three or four years, and are also known as Bachelor’s degrees. Postgraduate degrees are completed after someone has completed an undergraduate degree, and can be either a Masters, PhD or Doctoral program. See Australian Qualifications Framework.
Diploma

Diploma

Definition

A Diploma is a qualification in the vocational education and training and higher education sectors. See Australian Qualifications Framework.
Distinction (D)

Distinction (D)

Definition

A Distinction is a grade given, upon completion of a subject/ unit at some institutions.
Doona

Doona

Definition

A doona is a quilt style bed cover. In some countries they are known as duvets.
Double degree(s)

Double degree(s)

Definition

A double degree is an award where two courses are studied at the same time, usually at the Bachelor level. Once completed, the graduate has two degrees.
Driving

Driving

Definition

In Australia, cars and other vehicles travel on the left side of the road. If you have an international driver’s license you may be able to drive in Australia. Motorcyclists need a specific motorcycle license. Each state and territory has specific rules and regulations regarding driving, please check with your local traffic and roads authority for more details. If you are planning to drive in Melbourne, it is important to understand the Hook Turn (http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/home/safetyandrules/roadrules/turning.htm).