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ACEAdult and Community Education
Community-focused learning delivered through a diverse range of programs and activities. It in non-accredited and non-formal in nature and contributes to the development of a person’s skills and knowledge and encourages social participation. It also encompasses accredited formal courses.
ACERAustralian Council of Education Research
Committed to creating and distributing research-based knowledge, products and services to improve learning across the lifespan in both formal and informal settings. Provider of reliable support to education policy makers and professional practitioners.
ACPETAustralian Council for Private Education and Training
The national industry association for independent provision of post-compulsory education and training for Australian and International standards.
AEEYSOCAustralian Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Senior Officials Committee
AEEYSOC is the forum of Australian and New Zealand Chief Executive Officers with responsibility for education and early childhood education and care, and is directly responsible to the Ministerial Council for the execution of Ministerial Council decisions. AEEYSOC is a collaborative forum providing leadership in national education and early childhood education and care.
AISWAAssociation of Independent Schools of Western Australia
The peak body representing Independent Schools in Western Australia.  Established in 1962 as a non-profit organisation to support, represent and promote the interests of Independent Schools.
AITACAustralian Indigenous Training Advisory Council
Created in 2000 as an advisory committee to the Australian National Training Authority (ANTA) Board.  With ANTA functions transferred to the Department of Education, Science and Training on 1 July 2005, AITAC has had their final meeting.  An action group, endorsed by the State and Territory CEOs, will be established to progress the best way forward to ensure an effective voice for all learners in the new national training system.  The vision of AITAC is a VET system that renews and shares an Indigenous learning culture with all Australians in a spirit of reconciliation, equity, justice and community economic development and sustainability.
ALAAdult Learning Australia
National peak body for adult and community education in Australia.
AQFAustralian Qualification Framework
A unified system of national qualifications in schools, vocational education and training and the higher education sector.
AQTFThe Australian Quality Training Framework 2010 (AQTF 2010)
CAF NGSWGCouncil for the Australian Federation – National Goals for Schooling Working Group
At the April 2008 MCEETYA meeting, Ministers established the National Goals Working Group to develop a new National Declaration on Goals for Schooling.  The new Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians was launched on 5 December 2008.  The new vision sets out a vision for education of Young Australians over the next decade and replaces the Adelaide Declaration.
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