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VET Acronyms – RTO gurus and ASQA staff will often use Acronyms. For those new to the industry it can be very confusing. Here is a list of the common codes.


AQF Australian Qualifications Framework
AQTF Australian Quality Training Framework
ASQA Australian Skills Quality Authority
AVETMISS Australian Vocational Education and Training Management Information Statistical Standard
AWPA Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency
DEEWR Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations - dissolved Mid 2014 now...
DOE - Dept of Education, Dept of Employment
DIISRTE Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education
DOI Department of Industry (VET), Dept of Immigration, Dept of Identity (Visas, Passport)
ISC Industry Skills Council
LAS Learning and Assessment Strategy
LLN Language, Literacy and Numeracy
MCTEE Ministerial Council for Tertiary Education and Employment
NQC National Quality Council (succeeded by NSSC)
NRT Nationally Recognised Training
NSF National Skills Framework

National Skills Standards Council - dissolved mid 2014 - now...
COAG Industry and Skills Council Advisory Committee

NTIS National Training Information Service (replaced by  TGA)
NVR National VET Regulator
OHS Occupational Health and Safety (see WHS)
RPL Recognition of Prior Learning
RCC Recognition of Current Competency
RTO Registered Training Organisation
SNR Standards for NVR Registered Training Organisations
STA State and Territory Training Authority
TAS Training and Assessment Strategy (see LAS)
VET Vocational Education and Training
VETiS Vocational Education and Training in Schools
WHS Work Health and Safety


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