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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 accreditation principlesA set of eight principles with which all accredited courses comply. The principles include the requirement for accredited courses to fit into the Australian Qualifications Framework; to meet industry, enterprise or community needs; to have flexible structures and a variety of delivery options; to have the potential to be customised for specific groups; to be designed to enable articulation and credit transfer wherever possible; to have fair, valid and reliable assessment; and to have unrestricted access to all types of students from a variety of backgrounds where possible. There is also a requirement that courses are reviewed regularly to ensure they are kept up to date. See also Accreditation.

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