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MAATSModern Australian Apprenticeship and Traineeship System now known as New Apprenticeships.
MACQTMinisterial Advisory Council on the Quality of Teaching.
Management Enhancement Team Approach(META) A staff development process designed to improve the management skills of vocational education and training managers, especially in TAFE.
MatriculationA scheme that enables admission to further education following a period away from school, rather than directly from school. Usually students enrolled through such schemes have not satisfactorily completed Year 12 of secondary education and are over 21 years of age.
Mayer ReportIn full, Key competencies: Report of the Committee to Advise the Australian Education Council and Ministers of Vocational Education, Employment and Training on Employment-related Key Competencies for Post-compulsory Education and Training. The report (released in 1992) of a committee, chaired by Eric Mayer, that developed the concept of key competencies recommended in the Finn Report (1991). See also Key competency.
MCEETYASee Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs.
MentorAn experienced and trusted advisor.
MERSITABManufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Industry Training Advisory Body Ltd, a national industry training advisory body.
METASee Management Enhancement Team Approach.
Migrant adult educationSee Adult migrant education.
MINCOSee ANTA Ministerial Council.
Minimum competencyAn essential skill for a given age, grade, or level of performance.
Ministerial Council for Vocational and Technical EducationPreviously referred to as MINCO, or the ANTA Ministerial Council, the Ministerial Council for Vocational and Technical Education comprises Commonwealth, State and Territory Ministers who are responsible for vocational education and training. The Council decides national policy, objectives and priorities for vocational education and training. 
Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs(MCEETYA) A body comprised of State, Territory, Commonwealth and New Zealand Ministers with responsibility for the portfolios of education, employment, training and youth affairs, with Papua New Guinea and Norfolk Island having observer status. MCEETYAs areas of responsibility include all sectors of education and training, as well as employment and youth affairs. MCEETYA replaced three previously existing councils: the Australian Education Council (AEC), the Council of Ministers of Vocational Education, Employment and Training (MOVEET) and the Youth Ministers Council (YMC).
Mixed-mode delivery(Also called: mixed delivery) A combination of learning modes to deliver a course or module, such as distance education and face-to-face study in classes, tutorials, practical sessions or workshops.
MLAManufacturing Learning Australia.
ModellingWorking from a known concrete example as a guide.
ModerationIn assessment, the process of establishing comparability of standards of student performance across different courses, institutions or organisations, in order to ensure that assessment is valid, reliable and fair.
Modern Australian Apprenticeship and Traineeship System(MAATS) An entry-level training system, now known as New Apprenticeships.
Modular courseA course composed of modules.
Module(Also called: subject) A unit of education or training that can be completed on its own or as part of a course. Modules may also result in the attainment of one or more units of competency .
MOUMemorandum of Understanding.
MOVEETMinisters of Vocational Education, Employment and Training, a former council of Commonwealth, State and Territory Ministers, superseded by the Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA).
MP3 electronic filesAn MP3 file is an audio file which has been compressed to remove sound that the human ear cannot perceive and make the file smaller and easier to send over the internet.
MRSee Mutual Recognition.
MSQACMigrant Skills and Qualifications Advisory Committee.
MSQSMigrant Skills and Qualifications Services.
MSQUMigrant Skills and Qualifications Unit.
MTIAMetal Trades Industry Association of Australia, now part of the Australian Industry Group.
Multi-skillingTraining workers in a number of skills, enabling them to perform a variety of tasks or functions across traditional boundaries. Multi-skilling may be horizontal (broad skilling), vertical (upskilling) or diagonal (contributory skilling).
Mutual recognition feature of the Australian Quality Training Framework that allows a registered training organisation (RTO) registered in one State or Territory to operate in another without a further registration process; qualifications and statements of attainment issued by any registered training organisation to be accepted and recognised by all other registered training organisations; and training packages endorsed by the National Training Framework Committee to be delivered by all registered training organisations registered to do so.

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