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There are currently 10 terms in this directory beginning with the letter D.
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Deferral
A student initiated postponement of the commencement of a course of study for a specified time period

Deferred examination
A late examination which is conducted after the timetabled final examination period due to a student’s serious misadventure, accident or other extenuating circumstances

Department of Home Affairs (DHA)
Department of Home Affairs (DHA) brings together Australia’s federal law enforcement, national and transport security, criminal justice, emergency management, multicultural affairs and immigration and border-related functions

Disability
Disability * means: total or partial loss of the person’s bodily or mental functions; or total or partial loss of a part of the body; or the presence in the body of organisms causing disease or illness; or the presence in the body or organisms capable of causing disease or illness; or the malfunction, malformation or disfigurement of a part of the person’s body; or a disorder or malfunction that results in the person learning differently from a person without the disorder or malfunction; or a disorder, illness or disease that affects a person’s thought processes, perception of reality, emotions or judgment or that results in disturbed behaviour; and includes a disability that: presently exists; or previously existed but no longer exists; or may exist in the future (including because of a genetic predisposition to that disability); or is imputed to a person. *Definition from the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth). To avoid doubt, a disability that is otherwise covered by this definition includes behaviour that is a symptom or manifestation of the disability

Discontinuation
A student initiated total withdrawal from a course of study at the Institution

Distribution of grades
The spread or range of grades from fail to high distinction in higher education subjects and competent to not yet competent for VET units of competency. A student’s final result will include one of these grades plus a standardised numerical mark (SNM) for higher education subjects. The final SNM and grade is determined by an assessment of performance on individual assessment tasks against the identified criteria and standards. Final grades describe a student’s achievement based on the overall performance and the extent to which they can demonstrate the achievement of learning outcomes or competencies

Diversity
Understanding that each individual is unique, and recognising and respecting individual differences

Domestic applicant
An Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or New Zealand citizen

Domestic student
A student who is an Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen or a holder of an Australian permanent visa (including Humanitarian visas)

Duty to foster the wellbeing of staff and students
To: ensure that no member of staff and no student suffers unfair disadvantage or discrimination on any basis recognised by law, including race, gender, sexuality, religion and political belief; ensure that no member of staff and no student is subject to threatening or intimidating behaviour on account of anything they have said or proposed to say in exercising their freedom of speech; supports reasonable and proportionate measures to prevent any person from using lawful speech which a reasonable person would regard, in the circumstances, as likely to humiliate or intimidate other persons and which is intended to have either or both of these effects; does not extend to a duty to protect any person from feeling offended or insulted by the lawful speech of another. (Independent Review of Freedom of Speech in Australian Higher Education Providers, 2019)