Acronyms

AbbreviationMeaning
AARNETAustralian Academic and Research Network
ABSAustralian Bureau of Statistics
ABSTUDYA means tested allowance for indigenous students
AACFormer Australian Apprenticeship Centre, now known as Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN)
AAGEAustralian Association of Graduate Employers
AASNAustralian Apprenticeship Support Network
ACARAAustralian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority
ACCIAustralian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
ACEEOAdvisory Council on Environment Employment Opportunities
ACERAustralian Council for Education Research
ACFEAdult, Community and Further Education
ACRISPAustralian Collaboration for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention
AECAboriginal Education Council
AEIAustralian Education International
AEUAustralian Education Union
AGSAustralian Graduate Survey
AHEIAAustralian Higher Education Industrial Association
ALTCAustralian Learning & Teaching Council
ANZCCARTAustralian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching
APAIAustralian Postgraduate Award Industry
AQAAustralian Quality Awards
AQFAustralian Qualifications Framework
AQTFAustralian Quality Training Framework
ARCAustralian Research Council
ARFAustralian Recognition Framework
ARMSAustralasian Research Management Society
ARRIAustralian Retirement Research Institute
ASQAAustralian Skills Quality Authority
ATARAustralian Tertiary Admission Rank
ATOAustralian Taxation Office
ATOMApprentice Online Management
ATSICAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
ATTPApprenticeship / Traineeship Training Program
AUSNACAustralian New Apprenticeship Centre
AUSTUDYA means tested allowance for students 16 years and over
AUQAAustralian Universities Quality Agency
AVCCAustralian Vice-Chancellors' Committee
AVETMISSAustralian Vocational Education & Training Management Information & Statistical Standard
AVETRAAustralian Vocational Education and Training Research Association
BCABusiness Council of Australia
BEEPBenchmarking for Educational Effectiveness Program
BOLDBlended On-Line and Digital
CAUDITCouncil of Australian University Directors of Information Technology
CAULCouncil of Australian University Librarians
CBeRICentre for Biopsychosocial and eHealth Research and Innovation
CBTCompetency-Based Training
CDEPCommunity Development Employment Program
CeCCCentre for eCommerce and Communications (now Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation)
CEMCentre for Environmental Management
CENCommercial Engagement Network
CEQCourse Experience Questionnaire
CeRDICentre for eResearch and Digital Innovation
CGSCommonwealth Grants Scheme
CHESSNCommonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number
CIAOCentre for Informatics and Applied Optimisation
CICACareer Industry Council of Australia
CLIPPCentre for Learning Innovation and Professional Practice
COTTSCommittee on TAFE and Training Statistics
CRAFTCommonwealth Rebate for Apprentice Full-time Training
CRCCooperative Research Centre
CRCAHCollaborative Research Centre in Australian History
CRICCentre for Regional Innovation and Competitiveness
CRICOSCommonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students
CRNCollaborative Research Network
CSIROCommonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
CSPCommonwealth Scholarship Program
CSPCommonwealth Supported Place
CUPCentre for University Partnerships
DECRADiscovery Early Career Researcher Award
DEECDDepartment of Education and Early Childhood Development (Victoria)
DEEWRDepartment of Education, Employment & Workplace Relations  (now Department of Education and Department of Employment)
DEHDepartment of the Environment and Heritage
DETDepartment of Education and Training  
DESTDepartment of Education, Science and Training
DFATDepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade
DHSDepartment of Human Services
DIACDepartment of Immigration and Citizenship
DIISDepartment of Industry, Innovation and Science
DIBPDepartment of Immigration and Border Protection
DIRDDepartment of Infrastructure and Regional Development
DOTARSDepartment of Transport and Regional Services
DVADepartment of Veteran Affairs
DVCDeputy Vice-Chancellor
EAPEmployee Assistance Program
EAPEnglish for Academic Purposes
ECEFEnterprise and Career Education Foundation
ECREarly Career Researcher
EDNAEducation Network Australia
EEOEqual Employment Opportunity
EFTSLEquivalent Full-Time Student Load
ELICOSEnglish Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students
ERAExcellence in Research for Australia
ESLEnglish as a Second Language
ESOSEducation Services for Overseas Students
ESPEnglish for Specific Purposes
ESSEmployer Satisfaction Survey
FACSDepartment of Family and Community Services
FDLSchool based student management system (created by University employee Mr Frank De Luca)
FEE-HELPFee Paying Higher Education Loans Program
FFPOSFull Fee Paying Overseas Student
FTEFull-Time Equivalent
GATGeneral Achievement Tests (VCE)
GCAGraduate Careers Australia
GCCAGraduate Careers Council of Australia
GDSGraduate Destination Survey
GHERGGeotechnical and Hydrogeological Engineering Research Group
GOSGraduate Outcomes Survey
GPAGrade Point Average
GTAGroup Training Australia
HEHigher Education
HECCHigher Education Curriculum Committee
HECSHigher Education Contribution Scheme (now SCA)
HECS-HELPLoan scheme available to eligible students enrolled in Commonwealth supported places
HEFAHigher Education Funding Act 1998
HEIMSHigher Education Information Management System
HELPHigher Education Loan Programme
HELTHigher Education Learning & Teaching Committee
HERDCHigher Education Research Data Centre
HESHigher Ed Services
HESAHigher Education Support Act 2003
HESGHigher Education and Skills Group
HMSSHuman Movement and Sport Sciences
HDRHigher Degree by Research
HRHuman Resources
ICTInformation and Communications Technology
IELTSInternational English Language Testing System
IHEACIndigenous Higher Education Advisory Council
IIBITInternational Institute of Business & Information Technology
IPPInstitutional Performance Portfolios
IRGIndustry Reference Group
ISInformation Services
ISPInternational Student Programs
LGBTIQLesbian Gay Bisexual Trans Intersex Queer/Questioning
LMSLearning Management System
LOTELanguages Other Than English
LTPFLearning & Teaching Performance Fund
MADEMuseum of Australian Democracy Eureka
MBAMaster of Business Administration
MCCAIRCentre for Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Artificial Intelligence Research
MCEECDYAMinisterial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development & Youth Affairs
MOUMemorandum of Understanding
NAGCASNational Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services
NCGPNational Competitive Grants Scheme
NCVERNational Centre for Vocational Education Research
NEASNational English Language Teaching Accreditation Scheme
NEISNew Enterprise Incentive Scheme
NESBNon-English Speaking Background
NETTFORCENational Employment and Training Taskforce
NHMRCNational Health and Medical Research Council
NTEUNational Tertiary Education Union
NTISNational Training Information Service
NOOSRNational Office of Overseas Skills Recognition
NQCNational Quality Council
NSANewstart Allowance
NTBNational Training Board
NTEUNational Tertiary Education Union
NTFNational Training Framework
NVETSNational Vocational Education and Training System
OECDOrganisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
OH&SOccupational Health and Safety
OLTOffice for Learning and Teaching
OSHCOverseas Student Health Cover
OS-HELPOverseas Study Higher Education Loan Program
PELSPostgraduate Education Loan Scheme
PGPostgraduate
POACRPartner Organisation Agreed Contribution Report
PRPermanent Resident
PRDPPerformance Review & Development Program
PREQPostgraduate Research Experience Questionnaire
PVCPro Vice-Chancellor (now Deputy Vice-Chancellor)
QETOQuality Endorsed Training Organisation
QILTQuality Indicators for Learning and Teaching
QMSQuality Management System
RAGSOResearch & Graduate Studies Office (now Research Services)
RAVEResearching Adult and Vocational Education
RCCRecognition of Current Competencies
REEPRegional Education Entry Program
RHDResearch Higher Degree
RPLRecognition of Prior Learning
RQFResearch Quality Framework
RTORegistered Training Organisation
RTSResearch Training Scheme
RUNRegional Universities Network
SCAStudent Contribution Amount
SCHStudent Contact Hour
SESStudent Experience Survey
SGOStudent/Staff Grievance Officer
SLEStudent Learning Entitlement
SMBSchool of Mines and Industries Ballarat
SSIStatement of Strategic Intent
STATSpecial Tertiary Admissions Test
TAFETechnical and Further Education
TAFE L&TTAFE Learning & Teaching Committee
TDATAFE Directors Association
TEMAGTeacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group
TEQSATertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency
TOEFLTest of English as a Foreign Language
UAUniversities Australia
UBUniversity of Ballarat
VALBECVictorian Adult Literacy and Basic Education Council
VCVice-Chancellor
VCAAVictorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority
VCALVictorian Certificate of Applied Learning
VCEVictorian Certificate of Education
VCOVice-Chancellor's Office
VEETACVocational Education, Employment and Training Advisory Committee
VETVocational Education and Training
VETiSVocation Education and Training in Schools
VCSTVice-Chancellor's Senior Team
VIOSHVictorian Institute of Occupational Safety & Health
VRQAVictorian Registration and Qualifications Authority
VSCVictorian Skills Commission
VSUVoluntary Student Unionism
VTAVictorian TAFE Association
VTACVictorian Tertiary Admissions Centre
VVCCVictorian Vice-Chancellors' Committee
WEETAGWomen's Employment, Education and Training Advisory Group
WGEAWorkplace Gender Equality Agency
WILWork Integrated Learning