Glossary of Terms
AATInfo: Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Service
ACE: Adult Community Education
ANP: Australian Network Provider
AQF: Australian Qualifications Framework
ASBA: Australian School-based Apprenticeship
ASIC: Australian Securities and Investments Commission
ASQA: Australian Skills Quality Authority
AVETARS: the ACT Vocational Education and Training Administration Records System
AVETMISS: Australian Vocational Education and Training Management Information Statistical Standard
AVMS: ACT VET Management System
Australian Apprenticeships: Includes both traineeships and apprenticeships which provide an opportunity to combine practical work with structured learning and can lead to a nationally recognised qualification.
Australian Apprenticeships Training Delivery Agreement: RTOs that choose fee for service in which they negotiate fees directly with the employer and do not access User Choice funding are required to complete a training delivery agreement.
CASI: Competitive Allocation for Skills Initiatives
CRICOS: Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses of Overseas Students
DAAWS: Disability Australian Apprentice Wage Scheme
Directorate: ACT Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
Fee-for-Service: RTOs may choose to negotiate fees for the delivery of Australian Apprenticeships directly with the employer and not apply for User Choice funding.
Funded training initiatives: The ACT Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate provides funding and administers national funding for a variety of programs related to the vocational education and training and community education sectors.
Group training: A service whereby an organisation employs Australian Apprentices under a Training Contract and places them with host employers.
GTO: Group Training Organisation
Host employer: An organisation that hosts, under a written agreement, an Australian Apprentice employed at that time by a GTO.
ISC: Industry Skills Council
JGTP: Joint Group Training Program
JSA: Job Services Australia
LLN: Language, Literacy and Numeracy Program
NCVER: National Centre for Vocational Education Research
PPP: Productivity Places Program
PSP: Priorities Support Program
Requirements: ACT Requirements for government funded training initiatives that form a schedule to the CASI/ACTFA
RPL: Recognition of Prior Learning
RTO: Registered training organisation
Schedule: Schedules set out the requirements applicable to specific training initiatives which funding recipients must comply with if they wish to receive funding pursuant to that funded training initiative. Schedules are published at the ACT Standards webpage.
Skills Recognition: Skills Recognition provides an opportunity for people to gain formal recognition of existing skills and work experience that can contribute to a nationally recognised qualification.
STA: State Training Authority
Training contract: National Training Contract (a legal contract for vocational training between an employer and Australian Apprentice).
TYIMS: Training and Youth Internet Management System
User Choice: Funded training initiative which funds registered training organisations for the delivery of training to Australian Apprentices.
VEERA: Vocational Education Enrolment and Reporting Application
VET: Vocational education and training
VQF: VET Quality Framework