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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
HECSHigher Education Advisory Committee.
HFSHealth and Family Services.
Higher educationPost-secondary education offered by a university or other recognised higher education institution, or through Open Learning Australia, leading to the award of a degree or higher level qualification.
Higher Education Contribution Scheme(HECS) A funding arrangement whereby students pay part of the cost of their higher education and the Commonwealth government pays the rest.
Hilmer ReportIn full, National Competition Policy. The report (released in 1993) of the Independent Committee of Inquiry chaired by Professor Fred Hilmer, that recommended on the form, content and implementation of a national competition policy in all aspects of government services. In the vocational education and training sector, this resulted in the development of the open training market.
HRHuman Resources.
HSC(New South Wales) Higher School Certificate. See also Senior Secondary Certificate of Education.
Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC)The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) aims to develop greater understanding and protection of human rights in Australia. The commission has a role in education and raising public awareness, policy and legislation, and administers a range of federal anti-discrimination laws in Australia, including:

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