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Appendix 3: Abbreviations and Acronyms

ABS Australian Bureau of Statistics
ACARA Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority
ACE Adult and Community Education
ACECQA Australian Children's Education and Care Authority
ACEL Australian Council for Educational Leaders
ACT Australian Capital Territory
ACT ESA ACT Emergency Services Agency
ACT RFS ACT Rural Fire Service
ACTPS Australian Capital Territory Public Service
AEU Australian Education Union
AITSL Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership
ANU Australian National University
ANZAC Australian New Zealand Army Corps
AQTF Australian Quality Training Framework
ARC Accreditation and Registration Council
ASBA Australian School-based Apprenticeship
AS/NZS Australian Standard/New Zealand Standard
ASQA Australian Skills Quality Authority
AST ACT Scaling Test
ATAR Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank
ATSIEOs Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Officers
AuSSI Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative
AWA Australian Workplace Agreement
BSO Building Service Officer
BSSS Board of Senior Secondary Studies
CCCares Canberra College Cares
CIT Canberra Institute of Technology
CO2 Carbon dioxide
CO2-e (tonnes) Tonnes of equivalent carbon dioxide
COAG Council of Australian Governments
CPRU Children's Policy and Regulation Unit
CSD Community Services Directorate
DEECD Department for Education and Early Childhood Development
DERG Disability Education Reference Group
eACT empowering ACT schools
EALD English as an Additional Language or Dialect
ESDD Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate
FACE Fellow of the Australian College of Educators
FACEL Fellow of the Australian Council of Educational Leaders
FAPS French Australian Preschool
FMA Financial Management Act
FOI Freedom of information
FTE Full-time equivalent
GPO Government Payments for Outputs
GSEC Government Schools Education Council
HEC Higher Education Committee
HMSMP Hazardous Materials Survey Management Plans
HVAC Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning
ICT Information and communication technology
IECs Introductory English Centres
IELTS International English Language Testing System
LCC Learning Capital Council
MLA Member of the Legislative Assembly
NAPLAN National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy
NGSEC Non-government Schools Education Council
NSSP National Solar Schools Program
NSW New South Wales
PPLF Principal Professional Learning Fund
PID Public Interest Disclosure
PPP Productivity Places Program
PSP Priorities Support Program
RAP Reconciliation Action Plan
RED Respect, Equity and Diversity
REDCOs Respect, Equity and Diversity Contact Officers
RTO Registered training organisation
SA4 School Assistant 4
SEA Special Employment Arrangement
SEW Survey of Education and Work
SMART Science, Mathematics and Related Technologies
TaTE Training and Tertiary Education
TEQSA Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency
TES Tertiary Entrance Statement
TESOL Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
TPLF Teacher Professional Learning Fund
TQI Teacher Quality Institute
VET Vocational education and training
WESP Work Experience and Support Program