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This glossary includes terms and abbreviations likely to be found on this site and in associated educational and training publications. Where a term has a broader general meaning, the definition given here refers to its use in the vocational education and training context.

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Term Definition
FacilitatorA person who helps students learn by discovering things for themselves.
FAFPESCForest and Forest Products Employment Skills Company Ltd, a national industry training advisory body.
FESee Further education.
Fee-for-service trainingTraining for which most, or all, of the cost is borne by the student or a person or organisation on behalf of the student.
FETFurther Education and Training, a term used especially in South Africa for the vocational education and training (VET) sector.
Field of studyA hierarchical classification that describes the major subject matter of a course.
Field placementSee Work placement.
Filter(Electronic classroom/Internet) A program that stops users from viewing websites that contain inappropriate information.
FINBUSFinance, Insurance and Business Services.
Finn ReportIn full, Young Peoples Participation in Post-compulsory Education and Training. The report (published in 1991) of a review committee of the Australian Education Council, chaired by Brian Finn. The report proposed new national targets for participation and levels of attainment in post-compulsory education and training, recommended reform of entry-level training arrangements, and identified six key areas of competence essential for all young people in preparation for employment.
FITBForest Industries Training Board Ltd.
FITCFood Industry Training Council.
FLAGSee Flexible Learning Advisory Group.
Flexible deliveryA range of approaches to providing education and training, giving learners greater choice of when, where and how they learn. Flexible delivery may involve distance education, mixed-mode delivery, online education, self-paced learning, self-directed learning, etc.
Flexible learningThe provision of a range of learning modes or methods, giving learners greater choice of when, where and how they learn. See also Flexible delivery.
Flexible Learning Advisory Group(FLAG) A strategically-focused group of senior vocational and educational training personnel who provide advice on national issues related to the directions and priorities for flexible learning in vocational education and training to a number of national bodies.
FNTCFiji National Training Council.
FOIFreedom of Information.
Formal education(Also: formal training) Education or training provided in educational institutions such as schools, universities, colleges, etc. or off-the-job in a workplace, usually involving direction from a teacher or instructor.
Forum(Electronic classroom/Internet) A space in which users can share messages and files with other students and staff members.
Framing the FutureNow known as Reframing The Future.
Frontline Management Initiative(FMI) A training program in management skills and practices for frontline managers in a wide range of industries.
FTAFormal Training Assistance.
FTESee Full-Time Equivalent.
Full-Time Equivalent(FTE) A teaching or study load expressed as a proportion of the normal full-time teaching or study load.
Full-time studentA student who has a full-time study load. For AUSTUDY entitlement, TAFE regards a normal full-time study load as a minimum of 11.5 nominal hours per week over the teaching period for all courses.
Full-time workerA person working all the normal working hours. The Australian Bureau of Statistics defines full-time workers as: Employed persons who usually worked 35 hours or more a week (in all jobs) and others who, although usually working less than 35 hours a week, worked 35 hours or more during the reference week. Source: ABS cat. no. 6203.0, Labour Force, Australia, August 1999, p.69.
Further Education(FE) Post-secondary education, including higher education, adult education, and vocational education and training.

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