UTAS printed and web publications use Australian spellings. For example::
- 'our', not 'or', e.g. colour, favourite, neighbour, humour
- 'program', not 'programme'
- 're', not 'er', e.g. centre, millimetre
- 's', not a 'z', e.g. advertise, advise, analyse, authorise, comprise, compromise, emphasise, enterprise, finalise, standardise, standardising, standardisation, supervise.
Other common Australian spellings include:
- videoconference, videoconferencing
- web (no capital)
- web page (two words)
- world wide web
- worldwide, not world-wide.
In general use a lower case e with the next letter in upper case when referring to the set of words prefixed with an 'e' (for electronic). For example:
- eEducation program
- eResearch developments
Note: email (no hyphen, all lower case).
Some common issues include:
- 'head of school' is 'heads of school', e.g. heads of school/faculty/division, not head of schools/faculties/divisions
- HoS is singular or plural, depending on context
- bachelors degree or masters degree, not bachelor's degree or bachelors' degree
- the technically correct Englished plural of platypus is platypods (cf octopods), but commonsense plural is platypus. Other examples are: fish, deer, and sheep.
The English form of words borrowed from French, Latin etc is now generally preferred (the exception tends to be for scientific words):