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SCU Policy Library Glossary

The SCU Policy Library Glossary is a list of terms and their standard definitions for policies, procedures and guidelines. Unless separately defined or the context of the policy requires otherwise then the following definitions apply to each policy.

 It is expected that the glossary will be built up over time and documents will gradually be converted to incorporate standard definitions as part of the normal review process.

Click on a letter from A to Z below to view Glossary items that begin with the selected letter, or use the scroll bar located on the right hand side of this page to browse the entire list.


Field of Study

A specific field in the Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED) Field of Study; area of specialisation e.g. Mathematical Sciences. An award title would normally be at this level of detail.

Detailed field in the ASCED Field of Study; more specific area of specialisation e.g. Mathematics.

Formal Learning

The learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially accredited qualification' (AQF, 2013, p.95);