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Packaged Offer

Packaged Offer

Definition

A Packaged Offer is an offer that includes more than one course or program. Packaged Offers often involve English and the main study program. See also Offer.
Pass (P)

Pass (P)

Definition

Pass is a grade given upon completion of a subject /unit at some institutions.
Pathway(s)

Pathway(s)

Definition

Pathways are a path or sequence of learning or experience that can be followed to get to your final study goal, for example at some institutions you can ‘Pathway’ from a Diploma of Business into a Bachelor of Business. This is useful for students who do not yet meet the entry criteria for the course they would like to study. See also Articulation.
Plagiarism

Plagiarism

Definition

Plagiarism is the act of representing someone else’s work (research, writing, creative work etc) as your own, without attributing appropriate acknowledgement to the true author or creator. Your institution will have policies and procedures to deal with suspected cases of plagiarism.
Practicals

Practicals

Definition

Practical classes are sometimes known as a Prac, and are used to put into practice some of the skills and theory you learn in other areas of your study.
Pre-departure information

Pre-departure information

Definition

Before you leave your country, your institution should be in touch with you to provide information about coming to study in Australia. It may be hard-copy booklets, or links to pages on their website. It is important to read this information so you have an idea of what to expect when you arrive in Australia.
Prerequisite

Prerequisite

Definition

Some subjects or units will require that you have completed other subjects or units prior to undertaking the second subject, these are known as prerequisites. For example, in order to undertake Economics 1B, you must successfully complete Economics 1A.
Professional (degrees)

Professional (degrees)

Definition

A Professional Degree is an academic degree that prepares the holder for a particular profession.
Programme fees

Programme fees

Definition

A fixed sum charged, as by an institution (this could also be known as tuition fees).
Prospective students

Prospective students

Definition

See Future Students.
Pub

Pub

Definition

A Pub (in the past known as Public Houses), is often a place where students meet to socialise, eat and drink.
Public holidays

Public holidays

Definition

Public Holidays are days when almost everyone in a particular country or state does not have to go to work or school. Depending on where in Australia you are studying, the public holidays will be different. Also, some institutions will have classes and exams on public holidays, please check your Academic Calendar.
Public Transport

Public Transport

Definition

Most Australian cities have some form of mass public transport, most often buses and trains. Melbourne also has a famous tram network, and Sydney and Brisbane have ferries too. Every city and town will have its own ticketing system, check with your local transport authority or institution if you have any questions.