The movement between areas of study, Academic Organization Units or institutions by a student.
In-depth exploration of an area of the curriculum. Usually occurs in the final term of study and builds on previous learning.
Placements formally arranged for students to engage within community organizations and volunteer groups.
Number of units assigned to each module of study that acts as an indicator of the amount of work required in that unit. Collective of credit points indicates successful completion of program.
Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities. DASSH represents the deans of Faculties of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities in universities and higher education institutions across Australia and New Zealand.
A subject or discipline; a branch of knowledge or learning.
A course counting towards the total credit points required toward a degree program but is not a specific program requirement.
Required scores to gain entry to be able to participate in a program of study. Often set as a tertiary entrance score developed as a result from standardized exams at the end of secondary schooling.
An opportunity for domestic student to continue a portion of studies at a university other than the home institution. May include an exchange of a domestic student with an overseas student.
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Placements formally arranged for students to engage within industry.
Used in this profile to describe what has traditionally been conceived of as year of study. Findings from this project suggest that students do not necessarily complete a degree with in traditional 3 year blocks. Levels have been used instead of years to indicate a staged progression through a program.
A group of units, typically in one or more related disciplines which are a specialisation within a degree program. A major denotes a concentration of a number of credit hours in a specific subject. It does not necessarily imply an increasing level of complexity.
A secondary field of academic concentration or specialization with fewer credits than a major. Sometimes called a sub-major. It does not necessarily imply an increasing level of complexity.
Program is used in these documents to denote an integrated course of academic studies. It could include award courses, or programs of study that allow students to qualify to access postgraduate studies.
In keeping with the DEST definition, the term "unit" has been used to describe a subdivision of a course, subject, or program of study or training. Different institutions may refer to a unit as a course, subject, topic or module.
Academic concentration in a particular subject requiring some grounding or basic understanding. A primary field of study. Implies an increasing level of complexity through study.
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DASSH has published the "HASS Engagement & Impact" collection at Australian Policy Online.
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New Zealand Bachelor of Arts Infographic sheet now available.
The 2017 DASSH conference will be held in Melbourne, Victoria from 13th to 15th September.
DASSH has prepared a briefing paper following the Australian Government's 2017-18 Budget. A New Zealand commentary will follow shortly after its release on 25 May.