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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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National Centre for Vocational Education Research(NCVER) A national research, evaluation and information organisation for the vocational education and training (VET) sector in Australia, jointly owned by the Commonwealth, State and Territory ministers responsible for vocational education and training. As well as conducting VET research and evaluation on national projects, and commissioning and managing the National Vocational Education and Training Research and Evaluation Program (NVETRE), NCVER provides research, development and implementation assistance on a commercial consulting basis. NCVER also collects and disseminates national vocational education and training statistics and manages a program of surveys of vocational education and training graduate students and employers. NCVER disseminates information on vocational education and training through the Vocational Education and Training Research Database, library and clearinghouse, conferences, workshops, sales of printed publications and maintenance of a Web site (

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