A-Z acronyms and abbreviations

 

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A&GE

Access & General Education Curriculum Centre

AARE

Australian Association for Research in Education

ABLAC

Australian Business Limited Apprenticeship Centre

ABS

Australian Bureau of Statistics

AC

Aboriginal Coordinator

ACACA

Australasian Curriculum Assessment and Certification Authorities 

ACAL

Australian Council for Adult Literacy Inc

ACARA

Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority

ACDP

Aboriginal Communities Development Program

ACE

Australian College of Educators

ACE (MANUAL)

Assessment, Certification and Examination Manual

ACER

Australian Council for Educational Research

ACLO

Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer

ACPET

Australian Council for Private Education and Training

ACS

Australian Careers Service

ACTA

Australian Council of TESOL Associations

ACTU

Australian Council of Trade Unions

ACU

Australian Catholic University

ACVE

Vocational Education and Assessment Centre formerly Assessment Centre for Vocational Education

ACVETS

Australian Committee on Vocational Education and Training Statistics

ADCO

Anti Discrimination Contact Officer

ADD

Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder

AEA

Aboriginal Studies Association

AEC

Animal Ethics Committee

AEC

Aboriginal Education Council (NSW)

AECG

Aboriginal Education Consultative Group Inc.

AEET

Access Employment & Education Training Framework

AEI-NOOSR

Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition

AER

Anticipated Enrolment Return

AERT

Aboriginal Education Resource Teacher

AESOC

Australian Education Systems Officials Committee

AETP

Aboriginal Education and Training Policy

AETS

Aboriginal Education and Training Strategy

AEW

Aboriginal Education Worker

AGQTIP

Australian Government Quality Teacher Indigenous Program

AGQTP

Australian Government Quality Teacher Program

AHRDP

Aboriginal Human Resource Development Plan

AHRP/ATTRP

Australian Hospitality and Tourism Training Review Panels

AIG

Australian Industry Group

AIRC

Australian Industrial Relations Commission

AIS

The Association of Independent Schools (NSW)

AITD

Australian Institute of Training and Development

AITSL

Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership

ALA

Adult Learning Australia 

ALBE

Adult Literacy and Basic Education

ALON

Adult Learning Online

AMEP

Adult Migrant English Program

AMES

Adult Migrant English Service

AMU

Access Management Utility

ANZSCO

Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations

AP

Assistant Principal

APAPDC

Australian Principals Associations Professional Development Council now Principal Australia Institute

APH

Assistant Principal Hearing

APL

Approved Provider Listing

APS

Applications Processing System

APV

Assistant Principal Vision

AQF

Australian Qualifications Framework

ARC

Australian Research Council

ARCO

Anti Racism Contact Officer

AS/NZS/ISO

Australian and New Zealand International Standard Organisation

ASA

Aboriginal Studies Association

ASCH

Annual Student Contact Hours

ASDOT

Assessment Subsidy for Overseas Trained Professionals

ASIC

Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification

ASLO

Aboriginal Student Liaison Officer

ASPA

Australian Secondary Principals Association Inc

ASR

Annual School Report

ASSO

Aboriginal Student Support Officer

ATA

Automotive Training Australia Ltd

ATAR

Australian Tertiary Admission Rank 

ATB

Automotive Training Board

ATE

Authority to Enrol (needed by temporary visa holders to enrol in schools)

ATO

Australian Taxation Office

ATP

Australian Training Products Ltd 

ATS

Australian Traineeship System. The former system of traineeships set up after the Kirby Committee of Inquiry into Labour Market Programs (1985). Superseded by New Apprenticeships.

ATSIP

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

ATTP

Accelerated Teacher Training Program

AVCC

Australian Vice Chancellors Committee. It advances higher education through voluntary, cooperative and coordinated action. The Committee is non-partisan and exists exclusively for educational purposes. Its continuing aim is to serve the best interests of the universities, and through them, the nation. Now, it has been renamed Universities Australia

AVETMISS

Australian Vocational Education & Training Management Information Statistical Standard 

AVO

Apprehended Violence Order

AWA

Australian Workplace Agreements

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BA&IT

Business, Arts & Information Technology Curriculum Centre

BACE

Board of Adult Community Education NSW

BAGE

Boys and Girls Education

BCP

Business Continuity Plan

BEC

Board Endorsed Course

BEN

Business Excellence Network

BEP

Business Education Partnership

BER

Building Education Revolution

BOS

Board of Studies

BOSLO

Board of Studies Liaison Officer

BST

These tests measure literacy and numeracy standards in schools against the national benchmarks. They also provide parents and schools with information on each child's skills in literacy and numeracy. It was renamed to National Assessment Program in Literacy And Numeracy (NAPLAN)

BVET

Board of Vocational Education and Training

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CA

Creative Arts

CAE

Consultant, Aboriginal Education (DEC)

CAE

Council of Adult Education

CAECS

Community Adult Education Centres

CAL

Certificate of Administrative Leadership (CAL)

CALD

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse

CAN

Court Attendance Notice

CAP

Country Areas Program

CAPA

Creative and Performing Arts

CBA

Competency Based Assessment

CBT

Competency Based Training

CC

Curriculum Centre

CCS

Common Code System

CDEP

Community Development Employment Projects

CEC

Catholic Education Commission

CEC

Content Endorsed Course

CEO

Chief Education Officer

CEQF

Career Education Quality Framework

CESC

Corporate Employee Service Centre

CHSSA

NSW Combined High Schools Sports Association

CIDO

Course Information Documents Online

CIS

Course Information System

CISP

Computers in Schools Program

CITAB

Construction Industry Training Advisory Body

CLAS

Connected Learning Advisory Service

CLIC

Centre for Learning Innovation Centre

CLO

Community Liaison Officer

CLOTE

Community Language Other Than English

CLP

Community Languages Program

CMIT

Count Me in Too

CMS

Content Management Systems

CPAT

Child Protection Awareness Training

CPR

Corporate Performance Reporting

COAG

Council of Australian Governments

COGS

Connected Outcome Groups

COLA

Covered Outdoor Learning Area

COPS

Computerised Operational Policing System

CPLE

Centre for Professional Learning in Education

CPR

Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation

CRAFT

Commonwealth Rebate for Apprentice Fulltime Training

CRC

Co-operative Research Centres

CREATE

Cultural Research Education and Training Enterprise Australia

CRICOS

Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students

CSA

Computer Skills Assessment

CSB

Competency Standards Body

CSHTR

Community Services, Health, Tourism & Recreation Curriculum Centre

CSIS

Chemical Safety In Schools (Intranet link)

CSU

Charles Sturt University

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DDS

Department Directory Services

DAA

Department of Aboriginal Affairs (NSW)

DOCS

Department of Community Services. Now Family & Community Services

DEC

Department of Education and Communities (NSW)

DEWR

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

DEST

The former Department of Education Science and Training (DEST) transferred to the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations in 2009.

The DEST website has now been decommissioned and any current content has been transferred to the DEEWR

DUD

Department Users Database

DP

Deputy Principal

D&T

Design and Technology

DOIS

DET Other Identity System

DER

Digital Education Revolution

DG

Director-General

DPC

Disability Programs Consultant

DEC

Distance Education Centre

DGO

District Guidance Officer

DSC

District School Counsellor

DO

Duty Officer (Police)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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EAL

English as an Additional Language

EAP

Employee Assistance Program

EAPS

Ethnic Affairs Priority Statement

EAT

Electronic Application to Teach

EC

Establishment Control

eCPC

Electronic Casual Pay Claims

ECEF

Enterprise and Careers Education Foundation. ECEF ceased operating in September 2003.

ECPC

Electronic Casual Pay Claims

ECT

Early Childhood Teacher

ECT

Electronics and Communications Technology 

EDNA

Education Network Australia

EEC

Environmental Education Centre

EEO

Equal Employment Opportunity

EFL

English as a Foreign Language

EFS

Enrolment & Fees System

EIS

Executive Information System

ELAPS

Electronic Leave Application and Processing System

ELI

Early Learning Initiative

ELICOS

English Language Instruction Course for Overseas Students

ELLA

English Literacy and Language Assessment

EMSAD

Educational Measurement & School Accountability Directorate

EOD

Entry on Duty

EOI

Expression of Interest

EPAC

Employee Performance and Conduct

EPT

Explosive Powered Tool

ERCS

Employee Relations Case System

ERIC

Education Resources Information Center

ERN

Electronic Registration Number

ESC

Employee Service Centre (Wollongong/Newcastle)

ESC 

Education Strategy Committee

ESL

English as a Second Language

ESOL

English for Speakers of Other Language

ESS

Employee Self Service

ESSA

Essential Secondary Science Assessment

ETIS

Education and Training Information Services

ETMS

Exam Timetable Management System

ETP

Enterprise Training Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FICT

Families in Cultural Transition

FLAG

Flexible Learning Advisory Group

FLEX

Flexible Delivery Service Agencies

FOI

Freedom Of Information

FOSCO

Federation of School Community Organisations

FSS

First State Super

FTA

Formal Training Assistance

FTE

Full-Time Equivalent (staffing)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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G&T

Gifted and Talented (Students)

GA

General Assistant

GREAT

Government and Related Employees Appeals Tribunal

GLD Gifted Learning Disabled students

GRR

Government Records Repository

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HERS

Higher Education Register System

HEW

Higher Education Web Enquiry

HR

Human Resources

HSC

Higher School Certificate

HSIE

Human Society and Its Environment

HSLO

Home School Liaison Officer

HSR

Health and Safety Representative

HT

Head Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

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IA

Industrial Arts

ICAC

Independent Commission Against Corruption

ICC

Indigenous Coordination Centre

ICFIP

Industry Curriculum Frameworks Information Package

ICT

Information & Communication Technology

ICTC

Industrial and Commercial Training Council

ICVET

International Centre for Vocational Education and Training

IDL

Interactive Distance Learning

IDM

Identity Management

IEA

Indigenous Education Agreement (between DEST and education providers, including AECGs)

IEAC

Industry Education Advisory Committee

IEC

Indigenous Employment Centre

IEDA

Indigenous Education Direct Assistance Program

IEP

Individualised Education Program

IHEU

Indigenous Higueer Education Units

IMT

Injury Management Team

IPAA

Institute of Public Administration Australia

IR

Industrial Relations

ISEA 

Institute of Senior Educational Administrators

ISTB

Itinerant Support Teacher Behaviour

ISTEI

Itinerant Support Teacher Early Intervention

ISTH

Itinerant Support Teacher Hearing

ISTI

Itinerant Support Teacher Integration

ISTV

Itinerant Support Teacher Vision

IT

Information Technology

ITAB

Industry Training Advisory Board

ITAS

Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme 

ITC

Industry Training Co-ordinator

ITSC

Industry Training Service Centre

IVETS

Integrated Vocational Education and Training System

IWB

Interactive Whiteboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

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JAC

Jobs and Course Explorer

JAT

Joint Anti-Truancy Operations

JIRT

Joint Investigation Response Team

JJ

Juvenile Justice

JPP

Jobs Pathways Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

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K-12

Kindergarten to Year 12

KLA

Key Learning Area

KPI

Key Performance Indicators

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LAC

Local Area Command (Police)

LALC

Local Aboriginal Land Council

LAP

Learning Assistance Program

LRR

Learning Reference Repository

LAW

Learning Activity Wizards

LBE

Leave Balance Enquiry

LBOTE

Language Background Other than English

LIENC

Local Industry Education Network Committee

LMBR

Learning Management and Business Reform Program

LOTE

Languages Other Than English

LSL

Long Service Leave

LST

Learning Support Team

LWOP

Leave Without Pay

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MAATS

Modern Australian Apprenticeship and Traineeship System

MaD

Making a Difference

MCATSIA

Ministerial Council on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs

MCVTE

Ministerial Council for Vocational and Technical Education

MECAT

Manufacturing, Engineering, Construction & Transport Curriculum Centre

MEQB

Migrant Education Qualifications Board

MERSITAB

Manufacturing ,Engineering and Related Services Industry Training Advisory Body Ltd

MEVI

Mainstream Enrolment via the Internet

 

MIC

Maths in Context

MINCO

Ministerial Council 

MOU

Memorandum of Understanding

MPU

Multicultural Programs Unit

 

 

 

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NAC

New Apprenticeship Centre

NACSR

National Advisory Committee on Overseas Skills Recognition

NAIDOC

National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee

NAP

New Arrivals Program

NAPLAN

National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy

NAS

National Art School

NATESE

National Advisory for Tertiary Education Skills and Employment

NATSI DAY

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Day

NATSI WEEK

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Week

NCAELLS

National Collaborative Adult English Language and Literacy Strategy

NCAP

New Careers for Aboriginal People

NCVER

National Centre for Vocational Education Research

NEALS

National Educational Access Licence for Schools 

NEIS

New Enterprise Incentive Scheme

NESB

Non English Speaking Background

NGSAG

Non-Government Schools Advisory Group

NQC

National Quality Council

NSBTS

Non School Based Teaching Service

NSDC

National Staff Development Committees

NST

New Scheme Teacher

NSWALC

New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council

NSWALP

New South Wales Aboriginal Languages Policy

NSWBC

New South Wales Business Chamber 

NSWIT

New South Wales Institute of Teachers

NSWPPA

New South Wales Primary Principals' Association Inc.

NSWSPC

New South Wales Secondary Principals' Council

NSWVCC

New South Wales Vice-Chancellors Committee

NSWFITC

New South Wales Food Industry Training Council

NTB

National Training Board

NTF

National Training Framework

NTFC

National Training Framework Committee

NTIS

National Training Information Service

NTP

National Training Package

NTRA

National Training Reform Agenda

NTS

National Training Strategy

NTWA

National Training Wage Award

NUEITAB

National Utilities and Electrotechnology Industry Training Advisory Body Ltd.

NVETS

National Vocational Education and Training System

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OASIS

Office Automation and School Information System

OC

Opportunity Class for Gifted and Talented students

OCPOW

Online Channel Program of Work

OECD

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

OGB-OGP

Offices of Government Business and Government Procurement 

OHS

Occupational Health and Safety

OL

Online Learning

OLIS

TAFE NSW Online Library Information System

OM

Otitis Media

OMSEE

Online Management of School Entitlements and Enrolments

OOS

Occupational Overuse Syndrome

OOSH

Out of School Hours Centre

OTEN

Open Training and Education Network

OTS

Online Transfer System

 

 

 

 

 

 

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P&C

Federation of Parents & Citizens Association of NSW

PA

Professional Accomplishment (Professional Teaching Standards)

PAPI

Personnel Automation and Process Improvement Project

PARMS

Planning and Resource Management System

PARS

Principals Assessment Review Schedule

PAS

Priority Action Schools

PC

Professional Competence (Professional Teaching Standards) 

PD/H/PE

Personal Development/Health/Physical Education

PEAT

Professional English Assessment for Teachers

PEC

Primary Executive Council of NSW

PEC

Primary Education Council

PED

Prohibited Employment Declaration

PEO

Principal Education Officer

PES

Public Employment Service

PINR

Primary Industries & Natural Resources Curriculum Centre

PIP

Pedagogy in Practice

PISA

Program for International Student Assessment

PL

Professional Leadership (Professional Teaching Standards)

PL@EDU

Professional learning activities at DEC

PLC

Professional Learning Community

PLE

Professional Learning Exchange

PLLDD

Professional Learning & Leadership Development Directorate

PLO

Public Liaison Officer

POI

Person of Interest

PPA

Primary Principals' Association

PPE

Personal Protective Equipment

PPP

Principal Preparation Program

PSA

Public Service Association

PSETA

Public Service Education & Training Australia

PSITABP

Public Sector Industry Training Advisory Body

PSP

Priority Schools Program

PSPI

Parent School Partnership Initiative

PSSA

Public Schools Sport Association

PTWA

Part Time Work Agreement

PVO

Personal Violence Order

PWA

Primary Writing Assessment

 

 

 

 

 

 

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QMS

Quality Management System

QTF

Quality Teaching Framework

QTP

Quality Teaching Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

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RACLO

Regional Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer (DEC)

RAR

Rural Area Relief

RCC

Recognition of Current Competencies

RCECS

Regional Community Employment Councils

RCVET

Research Centre for Vocational Education and Training

REMS

Resource and Event Management System

RFF

Relief from Face to Face

RGC

Research Grants Committee

RMP

Records Management Program

RO

Regional Office

RPL

Recognition of Prior Learning

RR

Reading Recovery

RSRG

Regional SASS Reference Group

RTCA

Rural Training Council of Australia

RTCC

Research Training and Careers Committee

RTO

Registered Training Organisation

RTW

Return To Work

RVEC

Regional Vocational Education Consultant

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SALM

Student Administration and Learning Management

SAM

School Administrative Manager

SAO

School Administrative Officer

SAS

Student Administrative Systems

SAS STAFF

School Administrative and Support staff

SASS

State Authorities Super Scheme

SASSPA

School Administrative and Support Staff Professional Association

SC

School Certificate

SCI

Student Course Information

SCIS

Student Course Information System

SCOTESE

Standing Council on Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment

SCSEEC

Standing Council for School Education and Early Childhood (previously MCEECDYA)

SCU

Southern Cross University

SED

School Education Director

SEA

School Education Area

SEO

Senior Education Officer

SES

Senior Executive Service

SFMC

School Facilities Maintenance System

SHRP

Strategic Human Resources Plan

SIC

Science in Context

SIP

Schools in Partnership

SIS

Student Information System

SLPS

School Liaison Police Officers

SLS

School Leadership System

SLSO

School Learning Support Officer 

SMART

School Measurement, Assessment and Reporting Toolkit

SMU

Staff Management Utility

SNAP

Secondary Numeracy Assessment Program

SO

State Office

SPC

Secondary Principals' Council

SPF

Sun Protection Factor

SPLUS

Syllabus Plus

SRA

Supplementary Recurrent Assistance

SRA

Shared Responsibility Agreement

SRC

Student Representative Council

SRITAB

Sport & Recreation Industry Training Advisory Body Inc.

SRN

Student Registration Number

SRTA

Sport Recreation Training Australia 

SSA

School Staffing Area

SSO

School Support Officer

SSO

Student Services Officer

SSP

School for Specific Purposes

SSRU

School Safety and Response Unit

SSS

State Superannuation Scheme

SSTS

School Student Transport Scheme

ST

Support Teacher

STA

State Training Authority

STARTTS

Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors

STAT

Special Tertiary Admissions Test

STC

State Training Centres

STEMS

Schools Transition Enterprise Management System

STEP

Structured Training and Employment Projects

STLA

Support Teacher Learning Assistance

STMS

Special Transport Management System

STT

Support Teacher Transition

STW

School to work

 

 

 

 

 

 

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T4L

Technology for Learning

TAFE

Technical and Further Education

TAFECAT

TAFE NSW Library Network Catalogue

TALE

Teaching and Learning Exchange

TAP

Training for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Program

TAPS

TAFE Applications Processing System

TARS

Teacher Assessment and Review Schedule

TAS

Tertiary Assistance Scheme

TAS

Technical and Applied Studies

TAS

Teacher's Aide Special

TEFL

Teaching English as a Foreign Language

TELL

Teaching English Language Learners

TEPS

Teacher Employment Priority Scheme

TER

Tertiary Entrance Rank

TESOL

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

TFNSW 

Teachers Federation New South Wales

TIFS

TAFE Integrated Financial System

TIPA

TAFE Institute Planning Application

TIPS

TAFE Integrated Property System

TIS

Translating and Interpreting Service

TMB

Teachers Mutual Bank (formerly Teachers Credit Union)

TMF

Treasury Managed Fund

TMP

Teacher Mentor Program

TPC

Tertiary Preparation Certificate

TPEG

TAFE Peak Executive Group

TRAC

Training for Retail and Commerce

TRAIN

Australian Training Information Network

TRIM

Tower Records and Information Management

TRS

Teacher Relief Scheme

TSL

Teaching English as a Second Language

TSOC

TAFE Selection Operation Centre

TTA

Tourism Training Australia

TTP

Traineeship Training Program

TVET

TAFE-delivered Vocational Education and Training

TVH

Temporary Visa Holders

 

 

 

 

 

 

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UAC

Universities Admissions Centre

UAM

User Alert Management

UBE

Unit Based Enrolment

UNE

University of New England

UNSW

University of New South Wales

UOW

University of Wollongong

USYD

University of Sydney (The)

UTS

University of Technology, Sydney

UWS

University of Western Sydney

 

 

 

 

 

 

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VEDAC

Vocational Education Dual Accreditation Committee

VEET

Vocational Education Employment and Training

VEGAS

Vocational and Educational Guidance Assistance Scheme

VET

Vocational Education and Training

VETAB

Vocational Education and Training Accreditation Board

VETAC

Vocational Education & Training Advisory Committee

VETNETWORK

Vocational Education and Training Network

VOC ED

Vocational Education

VTAS

Vocational Training Assistance Scheme

VTB

Vocational Training Board

VTE

Vocational and Technical Education

VTO

Vocational Training Order

VTTU

Vocational Training Tribunal Unit

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WCRS

Workers Compensation Resolution Service

WEA

Worker's Educational Association

WELL

Workplace Education Language & Literacy

WIEL

Women in Educational Leadership

WIPCE

World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education

WITA

Water Industry Training Association

WM&SI

Workforce Management & Systems Improvement

WRAPS

Wholesale, Retail and Personal Services Industry Training Council

WSA

WorldSkills Australia

WWCC

Working with Children Check

 

 

 

 

 

 

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YACS

Youth Access Centres

YLO

Youth Liaison Officer (Police)

YP

Young Person

YTI

Youth Training Initiative

 

 

 

 

 

 

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