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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
U3ASee University of the Third Age.
UAIUniversities Admission Index.
UIRCCUniversity Industry Research Collaboration Committee.
Unemployed personA person who is not employed, but is available to work and actively seeking full-time or part-time work. The Australian Bureau of Statistics defines unemployed as: Persons aged 15 and over who were not employed during the reference week, and: had actively looked for full-time or part-time work at any time in the four weeks up to the end of the reference week and: were available for work in the reference week, or would have been available except for temporary illness (i.e. lasting for less than four weeks to the end of the reference week); or were waiting to start a new job within four weeks from the end of the reference week and would have started in the reference week if the job had been available then; or were waiting to be called back to a full-time or part-time job from which they had been stood down without pay for less than four weeks up to the end of the reference week (including the whole of the reference week) for reasons other than bad weather or plant breakdown. Source: ABS, Labour Force, Australia, August 1999, p.71.
Unemployment rateThe Australian Bureau of Statistics defines unemployment rate as: For any group, the number of unemployed persons expressed as a percentage of the labour force in the same group. Source: ABS, Labour Force, Australia, August 1999, p.72.
Unendorsed componentsSee Non-endorsed components.
UNESCOUnited Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation.
UNEVOCUNESCOs International Project on Technical and Vocational Education, designed to contribute to the development and improvement of systems of technical and vocational education (TVE), promote infrastructures in research, development and planning, and facilitate the international exchange of information in these fields.
Unit costThe monetary cost of delivering a defined amount of training, usually one student contact hour.
Unit of competencyA component of a competency standard. A unit of competency is a statement of a key function or role in a particular job or occupation. See also Element of competency, Performance criteria, Range of variables.
Unit of studyA subdivision of a course, subject, or program of study or training.
Universities Admissions Centre(UAC) A central admissions office for people applying for entry to undergraduate courses in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, and some TAFE courses in New South Wales. See also Tertiary Admissions Centre.
UniversityAn institution of higher education, usually offering degree and higher level courses. Some universities also offer vocational education and training courses.
University of the Third Age(U3A) An organisation providing educational, creative and leisure activities for older people, including some vocational education and training programs.
UNSUnified National System.
UpskillingImproving skills, e.g. by further training.
URLUnique Resource Locator. (Also Universal Resource Locator).
User choiceA provision of New Apprenticeships whereby an employer and an apprentice or trainee can choose the training provider for the government-funded off-the-job elements of the training program. The organisation chosen can be a TAFE college or any other registered training organisation (including a school) that has been registered to deliver the required training.

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