Acronyms and abbreviations

Acronym/Abbreviation Definition
AAIP Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme
AAO Administrative Arrangement Orders
AASB Australian Accounting Standards Board
AAT Administrative Appeals Tribunal
ABC Australian Broadcasting Corporation
ABS Australian Bureau of Statistics
ABSTUDY Student Financial Supplement Scheme
ACARA Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority
ACT Australian Capital Territory
AEDC Australian Early Development Census
AFM Advance to the Finance Minister
AGA Australian Government Actuary
AGEST Australian Government Employees Superannuation Trust
AITSL Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership
AMEP Adult Migrant English Programme
ANU Australian National University
AO Officer of the Order of Australia
APEC Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
APS Australian Public Service
APSC Australian Public Service Commission
ASQA Australian Skills Quality Authority
CAC Act Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997
CCR Child Care Rebate
CEO Chief Executive Officer
CGS Commonwealth Grant Scheme
COAG Council of Australian Governments
CRICOS Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students
CRN Collaborative Research Networks
CSS Commonwealth Superannuation Scheme
DCBs Departmental Capital Budgets
DEEWR Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
DHS Department of Human Services
DSP Disability Support Programme
DSS Department of Social Services
EIF Education Investment Fund
ELICOS English language intensive courses for overseas students
ELLA Early Learning Languages Australia
ESOS Act Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000
FBT Fringe Benefits Tax
FMA Act Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997
FTE Full-time equivalent
G20 Group of 20
GST goods and services tax
HCA High Court of Australia
HELP Higher Education Loan Programme
HEPP Higher Education Participation Programme
HESA Act Higher Education Support Act 2003
HESP Higher Education Superannuation Programme
IAGDP Indigenous Australian Government Development Programme
ICT information and communications technology
IFA individual flexibility arrangement
IT information technology
JETCCFA Jobs, Education and Training Child Care Fee Assistance
JRP Job Ready Programme
LGBTIQ Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer
Low SES low socio-economic status
MJ megajoule
MP member of parliament
MSSD More Support for Students with Disability
NAPLAN National Assessment Programme— Literacy and Numeracy
NCRIS National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy
NDCO National Disability Coordination Officer
OLT Office for Learning and Teaching
OPA Official Public Account
OSTF Overseas Students Tuition Fund
PACER Parliament and Civics Education Rebate
PAES Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements
PBS Portfolio Budget Statements
PSM Public Service Medal
PSS Public Sector Superannuation Scheme
PSSap Public Sector Superannuation accumulation plan
PWS Parliamentary Workflow Solution
RAP Reconciliation Action Plan
RMS rehabilitation management system
SAF Structural Adjustment Fund
SEE Skills for Education and Employment
SES Senior Executive Service
SRC Act Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
SSC Shared Services Centre
STEM science, technology, engineering and mathematics
TAFE Technical and Further Education
TEQSA Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency
TPS Tuition Protection Service
TSL Trade Support Loans
TTY teletypewriter phone
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
USI Unique Student Identifier
VET vocational education and training
WHS Work Health and Safety
Y20 Youth 20

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