Glossary of terms

General Staff: All staff who are not academic, TAFE teaching, or security staff: administrative, secretarial, technical, library, clerical, grounds and maintenance staff

Generic Skills: Skills which are not specific to work in a particular occupation or industry, but are important for work, education and life generally, e.g. communication skills Generic skills are among the capabilities/competencies designed into a capability driven curriculum.

Generic Title: The broad field of study into which a number of particular programs are grouped by RMIT, e.g. Applied Science.

Go8: Group of 8, see also Group of 8

GPA: Grade Point Average, see also Grade Point Average

Grade Point Average: A numerical calculation, weighted by credit points or hours, of the mean of the grades received by a student over a defined study period (eg a semester) or over an entire program.

Graduand: A student who has completed a course and qualified for an award, but whose award has not yet been conferred.

Graduate capabilities: The integrated personal qualities, knowledge and skills that it is planned for graduates to have acquired in preparation for full and equitable social and professional participation for a future that is largely unknown. At the broadest level graduates will have the capability to: act as professionals; reflect as citizens; and learn from their experience

Group of 8: An alliance of eight Australian universities: University of Adelaide, Australian National University, University of Melbourne, Monash University, University of New South Wales, University of Queensland, University of Sydney and University of Western Australia..

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