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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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T&HTourism & Hospitality.
TACHTasmanian Association of Community Houses.
TAFE (Technical And Further Education)Training for Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders Program.
TAReCTasmanian Accreditation and Recognition Committee.
TASTertiary Assistance Scheme.
Task analysisA process of identifying the elements or steps that make up a task or activity, eg. listing the elements and evidence required for a unit of competency. See also Element of competency and Evidence guide.
TASTATasmanian State Training Authority.
TCALResearch Training and Careers Committee.
TCETasmanian Certificate of Education. See also Senior Secondary Certificate of Education.
TCFTextiles, Clothing and Footwear.
TDCATraining Development Council of Australia.
TDTTransport and Distribution Training Australia, a national industry training advisory body.
Teaching loadA teachers normal number of teaching lessons or class contact hours per week.
TEAMETraining and Employment for the Arts and Media Entertainment Company.
Technical adviserA person who provides expert judgements regarding industry requirements and has specialist knowledge and skills in the relevant industry. Technical advisers are familiar with the content of the vocation, have proof of their expertise through relevant current experience in the industry sector, and have knowledge of training and assessment issues related to their industry. See also Conflict of interest and Present association.
Technical and Further EducationSee TAFE.
TEFLTeaching English as a Foreign Language.
TEQTraining & Employment Queensland.
TERSee Tertiary Entrance Rank.
Tertiary Admissions CentreA central admissions office in some States for people applying for entry to undergraduate or other post-secondary courses. The Tertiary Admission centre administers a selection system on behalf of universities and, in some States, TAFE institutes and selected registered private providers. The Northern Territory and Tasmania do not have a central admissions office.
Tertiary educationFormal education beyond secondary education, including higher education, vocational education and training, or other specialist post-secondary education or training; sometimes used to refer only to higher education. Also called: post-secondary education or further education.
Tertiary Entrance Rank(TER) A ranking of students (usually based on results in the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education) used by universities and some providers of vocational education and training courses when selecting students who will be offered places in particular courses.
Tertiary Institutions Service Centre(TISC - Western Australia) An incorporated body established in 1975 by Curtin University of Technology, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University and The University of Western Australia. TISC processes applications for admission to undergraduate courses in Western Australia and conducts the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT).
TESDA(Philippines) Technical Education and Skills Development Authority.
TESLTeaching English as a Second Language.
TESOLTeaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.
TISCSee Tertiary Institutions Service Centre.
TOEFLTest of English as a Foreign Language.
Total Quality Management(TQM) A management system with a focus on customer satisfaction, involving a systematic approach to ensuring that products and services always meet defined standards and are subject to continuous improvement. See also Quality assurance.
TPVTemporary Protection Visa.
TQMSee Total Quality Management.
TRATrades Recognition Australia.
TRACTraining for Retail and Commerce, a program involving school students in skills-based learning in the workplace, supplemented with off-the-job training.
Trade courseA course offered by a vocational education and training provider that covers the off-the-job requirements of an apprenticeship and supplements on-the-job training, now being replaced by training package qualifications.
TRAINAustralian Training Information Network, a national vocational education and training information service that has been discontinued.
TraineeA person receiving training or undertaking a traineeship. See also New Apprenticeships and Apprentice.
TraineeshipA system of vocational training, combining off-the-job training at an approved training provider with on-the-job training and practical work experience. Traineeships generally take one to two years and are now a part of the New Apprenticeships system.
TrainingThe development of skills, knowledge, attitudes, competencies, etc. through instruction or practice.
Training AgreementSee Contract of Training.
Training AuthoritySee State Training Authority and Australian National Training Authority.
Training awardsSee Australian Training Awards.
Training contractSee Contract of Training.
Training cultureAn environment in which training is seen as important and is closely linked with business strategy, particularly in creating competitive advantage for an enterprise. Opportunities are given to all employees to participate in training to develop their skills and competencies.
Training Guarantee SchemeA former Commonwealth government initiative to encourage businesses to take responsibility for, and provide training to, their employees.
Training marketSee Open training market.
Training organisationAn organisation that provides vocational education, training and/or assessment services. See also Registered Training Organisation.
Training packageAn integrated set of nationally endorsed standards, guidelines and qualifications, for training, assessing and recognising peoples skills. Developed by industry to meet the training needs of an industry or group of industries. Training packages consist of core endorsed components of competency standards, assessment guidelines and qualifications, and optional non-endorsed components of support materials, such as learning strategies, assessment materials and professional development resources.
Training pathwayA course offering students the opportunity for articulation or credit transfer that is part of an education or career pathway.
Training planA program of training and assessment that forms part of atraining contract for New Apprenticeships and is registered with the relevant State or Territory Training Authority.
Training programA set of education and training activities designed to achieve a specific vocational outcome, eg. a course, module (subject), on-the-job training, etc.
Training providerSee Vocational education and training provider.
Training Reform AgendaSee National Training Reform Agenda.
Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement(TTMRA) An arrangement developed under the Australia and New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement (ANZCERTA), providing for mutual recognition of registered occupations by the two countries.
Transition programA program, class or course designed to prepare people for the transfer from one level of education to the next, or from education to the workforce. See also School to work transition.
TTATourism Training Australia, a national industry training advisory body.
TTMRASee Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement.
TTPTraineeship Training Program.
TUTATrade Union Training Authority.
TVE(International) Technical and Vocational Education, used as an equivalent term for Vocational Education and Training (VET) in some overseas countries.
TVET(International) Technical and Vocational Education and Training, used as an equivalent term for Vocational Education and Training (VET) especially in the Asia-Pacific region. This is the term now used by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation.
TYIMSThe Commonwealth Governments Training and Youth Internet Management System database.
Typical attendanceThe study pattern(s) that may be followed to complete the nominal hours or a course. See also Nominal hours (supervised), Nominal hours (unsupervised).

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