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Aboriginal Education

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Aboriginal Education ‹ Glossary

Glossary

ABS

Australian Bureau of Statistics
www.abs.gov.au



ABSTUDY

Aboriginal and Islander Study Assistance Scheme
Australian Government, Department of Human Services, Centrelink.



ACARA

Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority
(NAPLAN, ICSEA, MySchool)



AIEO

Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer - school staff who support Aboriginal students and liaise with their families.



AISWA

Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia.
Established in 1962 as a non-profit organisation to support, represent and promote the interests of Independent Schools.
www.ais.wa.edu.au



ALS

Aboriginal Literacy Strategy



APAC

Aboriginal Perspectives Across the Curriculum
(Lesson plans)



ASBT

Aboriginal School-Based Training program



ATAS

Aboriginal Tutorial Assistance Scheme



ATSIEAP

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Action Plan



Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

Aboriginal Education uses the decision made by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Social Justice and Race Discrimination Commissioner Mr Tom Calma (in consultation with key Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups) that the words 'Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander' be used instead of Indigenous.

Aboriginal Education will use the word Aboriginal and should be taken to mean Aboriginal, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and Indigenous.

The acronym 'ATSI' should not be used to describe Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
 



Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander status

An Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person is one who:

  • is of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent;
  • identifies as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person; and
  • is accepted as such by the community in which s/he lives or has lived.

Refer to DEEWR website for additional information on evidence requirements (deewr.gov.au)



CDEP

Community Development Employment Projects program is an Australian Government funded initiative for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Job Seekers. (through Centrelink)



CDF

Community Development Foundation is a not for profit charitable foundation
http://thecdf.com.au



CEO

Catholic Education Office



COAG

Council of Australian Governments
Peak intergovernmental forum in Australia, comprising the Prime Minister, State Premiers, Territory Chief Ministers and the President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA).
http://www.coag.gov.au
 



CTG

Closing the Gap is a COAG initiative



DAA

Department of Aboriginal Affairs formerly Department of Indigenous Affairs (DIA)
http://www.daa.gov.au



DEEWR

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Government agency providing national leadership in education and workplace training, transition to work and conditions and values in the workplace.
deewr.gov.au



DTL

Dare to Lead
Commonwealth funded national project with a focus on improving educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
http://www.daretolead.edu.au/



ECU

Edith Cowan University
http://www.ecu.edu.au



ESD

English as a Second Dialect



ESL

English as a Second Language



ESL/ALSS

English as a Second Language – Aboriginal Language Speaking Students Program



EVE

Enterprise and Vocational Education



FAHCSIA

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Aboriginal Affairs
Support the Government and, through our Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries, to deliver on a broad range of social policy outcomes.
http://www.fahcsia.gov.au



FS

Focus Schools - schools nominated as part of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Action Plan (ATSIEAP)



FTD: PFS

Follow the Dream: Partnerships for Success
Tertiary aspirations program for Aboriginal secondary students



GAP

Difference in mean scaled scores or percentage point differences between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal populations.
www.fahcsia.gov.au



GIR

Getting it Right ( Literacy/Numeracy)



GPFF

Graham ‘Polly’ Farmer Foundation
http://www.pff.com.au/



ICHR

Institute for Child Health Research (or Telethon Institute)
http://www.childhealthresearch.org.au/



ICSEA

Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage
Developed by the Australian, Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA)



IPL

Institute for Professional Learning
http://det.wa.edu.au/professionallearning/detcms/portal



IPS

Independent Public School



MAE

Manager of Aboriginal Education
(Located in the regions)



MCEECDYA

Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs is now the Standing Council on School Education and Early Childhood (SCSEEC) http://www.mceecdya.edu.au/mceecdya/



MOU

Memorandum of Understanding



NAIDOC

National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee
http://www.naidoc.org.au/



NAPLAN

National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy
Tests all Australian students in Years 3, 5, 7, and 9 and is administered by the Australian, Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA).
http://www.nap.edu.au/



NARIS

National Alliance for Remote Indigenous Schools
Aims to attract, retain and develop exceptional teachers in remote schools.
Http://naris.edu.au



NEA

National Education Agreement



NIRA

National Indigenous Reform Agreement provides the framework for policy and resourcing.
www.fahcsia.gov.au



NP

National Partnerships
Bilateral agreements between the Commonwealth and jurisdictions linking funding with outcomes.



PL

Professional Learning



RAEAC

Regional Aboriginal Education Advisory Council (Education regions)
Formerly known as District Aboriginal Education Advisory Council (DAEAC)



RAP

Reconciliation Action Plan



RCS

Remote Community School



REO

Regional Education Office
Formerly known as District Education Office (DEO)



RSD

Remote Service Delivery is one of the National Partnerships under the National Indigenous Reform Agreement



RTS

Remote Teaching Service



SCP

School and Community Partnership (agreements process)



SCSEEC

Standing Council on School Education and Early Childhood
formerly Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood and Youth Affairs (MCEECDYA)
www.scseec.edu.au



SONNIE

Senior Officers National Network for Indigenous Education



SSI

Stronger Smarter Institute responsible for management of the Next Steps program in Focus Schools



Smarter Schools

Name applied to National Partnerships under the National Education Agreement
smarterschools.gov.au



VET

Vocational Education and Training



WAACHS

Western Australian Aboriginal Child Health Survey
http://www.ichr.uwa.edu.au/waachs



WAAETC

Western Australian Aboriginal Education and Training Council
www.aetcwa.org.au



WACE

Western Australian Certificate of Education
www.scsa.wa.edu.au
 



WAPPA

Western Australian Primary Principals’ Association
http://www.wappa.asn.au



WASSEA

Western Australian Secondary School Executives Association
Professional association representing the interests of Principals and Deputy Principals (or their equivalents) in Government Secondary Schools.
http://www.wassea.asn.au/



WWCC

Working with Children Check
A comprehensive criminal record check for certain people working with children in Western Australia.
http://www.checkwwc.wa.gov.au


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