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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)

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

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C

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

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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/

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E

ECU


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

Education Council


As from 1 July 2014, The Standing Council on School Education and Early Childhood (SCSEEC) will be known as the Education Council.

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

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F

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

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G

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/

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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

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M

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

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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.

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P

PL


Professional Learning

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R

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

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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

As from 1 July 2014, The Standing Council on School Education and Early Childhood (SCSEEC) will be known as the Education Council.

Smarter Schools


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

SONNIE


Senior Officers National Network for Indigenous Education

SSI


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

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VET


Vocational Education and Training

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W

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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