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There are currently 18 terms in this directory beginning with the letter C.

Certification documentation
The generic term for testamurs, transcripts and an Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS)

Cognate course
A course of study that is closely related in content, discipline and/or field of study

Unauthorised collaboration in preparation or presentation of work including knowingly allowing your own work to be copied by others (refer to TEQSA Guidance Note: Academic Integrity)

A formal expression of a grievance about the Institution, its operations or another person, or about a decision that has been made by the Institution. Where a matter cannot be informally resolved, or if a student is dissatisfied with the outcome of a decision, the student may lodge a formal complaint about any academic or administrative matter

The act of giving or awarding a qualification

Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare (CAAW)
A letter provided to students under 18 years of age by their Institution and is required for their student visa application

Confirmation of Enrolment (COE)
An electronic document issued by a provider to intending international students and which must accompany their application for a student visa. It confirms the international student’s eligibility to enrol in the accredited course of study by an approved provider

When a person freely and voluntarily agrees to sexual advances or intercourse. Sexual assault occurs when someone is unable to and/or does not give consent. The law states that a person is unable to give consent when: asleep or unconscious; significantly intoxicated or affected by drugs; unable to understand what they are consenting to due to their age or intellectual capacity; intimidated, coerced or threatened; unlawfully detained or held against their will; they submit due to the person being in a position of trust. These laws do not generally apply to people under the age of 16 years and vulnerable people who, under the law, cannot be said to have consented because of their age and vulnerability

Contact hours
 The number of hours that students are scheduled to attend classes, for teaching purposes, course-related information sessions, supervised study sessions and examinations

Contract cheating
A process where a student requests someone else to produce all or part of an assessment task that is submitted as their own work, including arrangements through a third party

A piece of data stored in a person’s computer by a web browser while browsing a website. Personal information means information or an opinion about an identified person, or a person who is reasonably identifiable: (a) whether the information or opinion is true or not; and (b) whether the information or opinion is recorded in a material form or not

Corporate identity
Includes logos, slogans, corporate colours, typefaces and other elements of visual identity standards

A program of study offered by the Institution leading to an AQF qualification, or a non-award course

Course Development and Advisory Sub-Committee (CDASC)
The committee which oversees the development and review of each course of study at the Institution

The value assigned for the recognition of equivalence in content and learning outcomes between different types of learning and/or qualifications. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to achieve a qualification and may be through credit transfer, articulation, recognition of prior learning or advanced standing

Credit transfer
A process that provides students with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of a qualification based on identified equivalence in content and learning outcomes between matched qualifications

The Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students

Critical Incident
A major or adverse incident, or series of events that have the potential to cause or had caused extreme stress, fear or injury to people or serious or severe damages to the Institution’s operations, environment or reputation. This may include but is not limited to: fatality or serious injury; murder or suicide (or attempted suicide) of students/staff; a missing student/staff member; serious crime; interruption to utilities for an extended period (e.g. electricity, water); fire, explosion or bomb threat; assault, including sexual assault; mental health episode requiring hospitalisation; major failure in internal and/or financial processes e.g. fraudulent activities, withdrawal of financial support from banks; major disruption to IT technology; data breaches to database or systems e.g. stolen personal information significant chemical hazards; threats of violence or terrorist attack; external emergencies including, storms or natural disasters; child protection matters or underage student safety concerns or abuse; public health alert