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Term Definition
Day releaseThe release of an employee from the workplace, usually for one day per week, in order to undertake related training in an educational institution. The term applies particularly to apprentices and trainees. Compare Block release.
 
DCDublin Core.
 
Declared vocationA trade occupation specified in legislation, regulations, or an industrial award, for which the entrance requirement is successful completion of an apprenticeship. With the implementation of New Apprenticeships, declared vocations have been abolished in most States and Territories.
 
DECS(Australian Capital Territory) Department of Education and Community Services.
 
DEET Department of Employment, Education and Training, superseded by the Department of Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs (DEETYA) which was, in turn, superseded by the Department of Education, Training and Youth Affairs (DETYA) and the Department of Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business (DEWRSB). DETYA was later superseded by the Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST).
 
DEETYADepartment of Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs, superseded by the Department of Education, Training and Youth Affairs (DETYA) and the Department of Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business (DEWRSB). DETYA was later superseded by the Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST).
 
DegreeA qualification conferred in the higher education sector on successful completion of a course of study or as an honour. See also Australian Qualifications Framework.
 
Delivery and assessment strategiesA classification in the Australian Vocational Education and Training Management Information Statistical Standard that describes the method(s) used to impart the knowledge or skills required to complete a module or unit of competency.
 
DELTAThe Queensland Governments Direct Entry Level Training Administration database.
 
Demand occupation(Also called: occupation in demand) An occupation in which there is an actual or expected shortage of qualified workers.
 
Department of Education, Science and Training(DEST) The Commonwealth Department responsible for public and private schools and school systems, higher education institutions and research, vocational education and training, student and youth affairs, school to work transition programs, indigenous employment and education, and internationalisation of Australias education and training systems. Formerly the Department of Education, Training and Youth Affairs (DETYA), and before that: the Department of Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs (DEETYA), and earlier: the Department of Employment, Education and Training (DEET).
 
DeregulationThe removal of regulations that control or restrict the operations of an industry or enterprise.
 
DESTSee Department of Education, Science and Training.
 
DET(Queensland and New South Wales) Department of Employment and Training.
 
DETAFE(South Australia) Department of Employment, Training and Further Education.
 
DETE  (South Australia) Department of Education, Training and Employment.
 
DETYADepartment of Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs, superseded by the Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST).
 
Deveson ReportIn full, Training Costs of Award Restructuring: Report of the Training Costs Review Committee. The report (published in 1990) of an independent review committee, chaired by Ivan Deveson. The report established the concept of the open training market that encourages diversity and competition amongst vocational education and training providers.
 
DEWRDepartment of Employment and Workplace Relations. Formerly Department of Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business (DEWRSB).
 
DfEE(United Kingdom) Department for Education and Employment.
 
DHTVET(Cambodia) Department of Higher Technical and Vocational Education and Training.
 
DIACDepartment of Immigration and Citizenship.
 
DiplomaA qualification in the vocational education and training and higher education sectors. See also Australian Qualifications Framework.
 
DIRDepartment of Industrial Relations.
 
DisabilityA physical or mental incapacity, either congenital or resulting from an injury or illness etc.
 
Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA)The Australian Disability Discrimination Act 1992 aims to:
 
DisciplineA branch or area of learning.
 
Discipline groupA classification in the Australian Vocational Education and Training Management Information Statistical Standard that describes the primary content of a module, independently of the course or context in which it may be taught.
 
DISTDepartment of Industry, Science and Technology.
 
Distance education(Also called: external studies) A mode of education in which students enrolled in a course do not attend the institution, but study off-campus and may submit assignments by mail or email.
 
DOVE(Thailand) Department of Vocational Education.
 
DropoutColloquial term for a person who discontinues a program of education or training.
 
DRPDisability Reform Package.
 
DSODisability Support Officer.
 
DSSDepartment of Social Security (now Centrelink).
 
DSTODefence Science and Technology Organisation.
 
DTAVE(Myanmar) Department of Technical, Agricultural and Vocational Education.
 
DTVE(Indonesia) Directorate of Technical and Vocational Education.
 
Dual accreditation  (Also called: dual recognition) Recognition of a course both academically (by a school or college) and vocationally (by an employer or industry).
 
Dual enrolmentEnrolment of a student in two institutions at the same time.
 
Dusseldorp Skills ForumAn independent non-profit association aiming to stimulate innovation in education; to promote skills development in the wider community, especially in young people; and to emphasise the importance of the workforce in Australias continuing development.
 
DVET(Tasmania) Department of Vocational Education and Training.
 


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