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Australian Bureau of Statistics
Aboriginal and Islander Study Assistance Scheme
Australian Government, Department of Human Services, Centrelink.
Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority
(NAPLAN, ICSEA, MySchool)
Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer - school staff who support Aboriginal students and liaise with their families.
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.
Aboriginal Literacy Strategy
Aboriginal Perspectives Across the Curriculum
Aboriginal School-Based Training program
Aboriginal Tutorial Assistance Scheme
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Action Plan
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.
An Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person is one who:
Refer to DEEWR website for additional information on evidence requirements (deewr.gov.au)
Community Development Employment Projects program is an Australian Government funded initiative for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Job Seekers. (through Centrelink)
Community Development Foundation is a not for profit charitable foundation
Catholic Education Office
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).
Closing the Gap is a COAG initiative
Department of Aboriginal Affairs formerly Department of Indigenous Affairs (DIA)
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.
Dare to Lead
Commonwealth funded national project with a focus on improving educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
Edith Cowan University
English as a Second Dialect
English as a Second Language
English as a Second Language – Aboriginal Language Speaking Students Program
Enterprise and Vocational Education
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.
Focus Schools - schools nominated as part of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Action Plan (ATSIEAP)
Follow the Dream: Partnerships for Success
Tertiary aspirations program for Aboriginal secondary students
Difference in mean scaled scores or percentage point differences between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal populations.
Getting it Right ( Literacy/Numeracy)
Graham ‘Polly’ Farmer Foundation
Institute for Child Health Research (or Telethon Institute)
Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage
Developed by the Australian, Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA)
Institute for Professional Learning
Independent Public School
Manager of Aboriginal Education
(Located in the regions)
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/
Memorandum of Understanding
National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee
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).
National Alliance for Remote Indigenous Schools
Aims to attract, retain and develop exceptional teachers in remote schools.
National Education Agreement
National Indigenous Reform Agreement provides the framework for policy and resourcing.
Bilateral agreements between the Commonwealth and jurisdictions linking funding with outcomes.
Regional Aboriginal Education Advisory Council (Education regions)
Formerly known as District Aboriginal Education Advisory Council (DAEAC)
Reconciliation Action Plan
Remote Community School
Regional Education Office
Formerly known as District Education Office (DEO)
Remote Service Delivery is one of the National Partnerships under the National Indigenous Reform Agreement
Remote Teaching Service
School and Community Partnership (agreements process)
Standing Council on School Education and Early Childhood
formerly Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood and Youth Affairs (MCEECDYA)
Senior Officers National Network for Indigenous Education
Stronger Smarter Institute responsible for management of the Next Steps program in Focus Schools
Name applied to National Partnerships under the National Education Agreement
Vocational Education and Training
Western Australian Aboriginal Child Health Survey
Western Australian Aboriginal Education and Training Council
Western Australian Certificate of Education
Western Australian Primary Principals’ Association
Western Australian Secondary School Executives Association
Professional association representing the interests of Principals and Deputy Principals (or their equivalents) in Government Secondary Schools.
Working with Children Check
A comprehensive criminal record check for certain people working with children in Western Australia.
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