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F.1. Acronyms

Below are the acronyms used in the Guide. A dotted line under the name or term indicates that there is an explanation in Appendix F.2: Glossary. If the name of an organisation is underlined and in blue, there is a link to its website.

AAT

Administrative Appeals Tribunal

ABN

Australian Business Number

ABS

Australian Bureau of Statistics

ACARA

Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority

ACER

Australian Council for Education Research

ACNC

Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission

ACT
Australian Capital Territory
AITSL

Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership

ARIA

Accessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia

ASGS

Australian Statistical Geography Standard

ATSI

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

COAG

Council of Australian Governments

FA

Financial Accountability

FQ

Financial Questionnaire

FTE

full-time-equivalent

GST

Goods and Services Tax

ICSEA

Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage

ICT
Information and communication technology
IEA

International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement 

MCEETYA

Ministerial Council for Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs.

Note: In July 2009, MCEETYA was replaced by the Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs (MCEECDYA) following agreement of the Council of Australian Governments ( COAG).

In January 2012, MCEECDYA was replaced by the Standing Council on School Education and Early Childhood (SCSEEC) following agreement of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG).

As of 1 July, 2014, the Standing Council on School Education and Early Childhood became known as the Education Council.

NAP

National Assessment Program

NAPLAN

National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy

NCVER

National Centre for Vocational Education Research

OECD

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

PAYG

Pay As You Go

PISA

Programme for International Student Assessment

RoGS

Report on Government Services

SCSEEC

Standing Council on School Education and Early Childhood

Note: As of 1 July, 2014, the Standing Council on School Education and Early Childhood became known as the Education Council.

SEA

socio-educational advantage (See also ICSEAIndex of Community Socio-Educational Advantage)

SES
socioeconomic status
SRS

schooling resource standard

TIMSS

Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study

VET
Vocational Education and Training