B. Terminology used in the AIP

Term

Explanation

AAT

Administrative Appeals Tribunal

ANZSCO

Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations

APP

Privacy Act 1988 Australian Privacy Principle, which came into effect on 12 March 2014

AQF

Australian Qualifications Framework

ATO

Australian Taxation Office

BOTPLS

Bridging for Overseas-Trained Professionals Loan Scheme

business day

any day other than a Saturday, a Sunday or a public holiday

CAF

Commonwealth assistance form

CAN

Commonwealth Assistance Notice

CGS

Commonwealth Grant Scheme

CHESSN

Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number

CRICOS

Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students

CSOL

Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List

CSP

Commonwealth supported place

department

Commonwealth Department of Education, Skills and Employment, responsible for the administration of HELP

Department of Home Affairs

Commonwealth Department of Home Affairs

eCAF

Electronic Commonwealth assistance form

EFTSL

equivalent full-time student load

ESOS Act

Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000

ETA

Electronic Transactions Act 1999

FVI

Financial Viability Instructions

Government

Australian Government

GRA

General Records Authority

HECS

pre-2005 Higher Education Contribution Scheme

HEFA

Higher Education Funding Act 1988

HEIMS

Higher Education Information Management System (replaced by TCSI from 2020)

HELP

Higher Education Loan Program, a suite of income contingent loans consisting of VET FEE-HELP, FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP, OS-HELP and SA-HELP

HEPCAT

Higher Education Provider Client Assistance Tool

HESA

Higher Education Support Act 2003

HITS

HELP Information and Technology System

ICL

income contingent loan

Minister

Commonwealth Minister responsible for the administration of HELP

National Code

National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2017 Standard 3

OLDPS

Open Learning Deferred Payment Scheme

OUA

Open Universities Australia

PELS

pre-2005 Postgraduate Education Loan Scheme

RPL

Recognition for prior learning

RTP

Research Training Program

SCV

Special Category Visa

SLE

Student Learning Entitlement

SOL

Skilled Occupation List

special admissions test

A test to determine the suitability of a person seeking admission into a course that is necessary to establish suitability of that person for admission into that course.

TAC

Tertiary Admissions Centre

TCSI

Tertiary Collection of Student Information

TEQSA

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency

TFN

tax file number

VET

Vocational Education and Training

WEI

work experience in industry