Glossary of VET

1 February 2018


The language of vocational education and training (VET) is complex and particularly prone to jargon and acronyms. The aim of this glossary is to provide a single up-to-date reference source for definitions of Australian VET-related terms, acronyms and organisations.

The glossary contains:

  • VET terms and concepts, including adult and continuing education and lifelong learning
  • Australian VET organisations and some key international VET organisations
  • key Australian historical VET documents
  • VET-related acronyms.

The glossary excludes:

  • terms which are in general use and for which the meaning is obvious
  • international terms and concepts.

Each entry in the glossary includes:

  • the term
  • its definition
  • cross references to related terms.

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Glossary of VET