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Appendix 4 - Glossary of terms

Term Meaning/description
AASES form Acceptance Advice for Secondary Exchange Student form, issued by registration authorities to registered student exchange organisations to enable international secondary exchange students to obtain Australian student visas as per the Commonwealth Government’s Migration Regulations 1994, section 5A107.
ASD Autism Spectrum Disorder, Education Adjustment Program Handbook.
associated facility For a multi-site school, a subsidiary site.
attributes (of a child) Ability, aptitude, social and emotional competence, physical development, and level of knowledge and understanding.

auditor

Authorised person appointed by the Board under the Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Act 2017, section 130.
'Beyond the control of' test Absence for a reason beyond the control of the student's parent/guardian, or the student (if living independently).
Board The Non-State Schools Accreditation Board. The Board was established under the now repealed Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Act 2001 and continued in existence under the Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Act 2017.
Census data Data which a governing body of an accredited school must give the Non-State Schools Accreditation Board under the Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Act 2017, section 168. These data must be provided within seven days after the day (the relevant day) prescribed in the Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Regulation 2017, section 28.
Census Day Last Friday in February of each year under the Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Regulation 2017, section 28.
Census form School Survey Data for Non-State Schools – Queensland.
CRICOS Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students.
Department Queensland Department of Education.
distance education Education provided where students and teachers are not regularly in the presence of each other for that purpose but communicate with each other in writing, by print or by electronic means, as defined under the Education (General Provisions Act) 2006, Schedule 4. A school must be accredited to offer distance education as a mode of delivery, as defined under the Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Regulation 2017, section 12.
EAP Education Adjustment Program. The Department of Education's process for identifying and responding to the educational needs of students with disability who require significant education adjustments related to specific impairment categories. Refer to Education Adjustment Program Handbook.
EAP verification The function of confirming that a student’s identified impairment, and the associated activity limitations and participation restrictions which require significant education adjustments, meet criteria for one or more of the EAP categories.
enrolment verification The function of verifying Census data relating to an accredited school by an auditor. The auditor, as appointed by the Board, is to hold a reasonable assurance that Census data is not materially misstated, in accordance with Australian Auditing and Assurance Standards.
ESL English as a Second Language, also known as EAL/D (English as an additional language or dialect).
FFPOS Full-fee paying overseas student.
FTE Full-Time Equivalent. The fraction of a full-time workload that a part-time student undertakes.
full service delivery Program of delivery by schools accredited to offer distance education. Students comply with requirements around communicating with the school for the purpose of participating in the program and completing and returning assigned work.
full-time student A student participating full-time under section 235 of the Education (General Provisions Act) 2006.
HI Hearing Impairment, Education Adjustment Program Handbook.
home education Delivery method whereby students can be registered, or provisionally registered, in Queensland to be educated at home using an educational program or learning philosophy developed or adapted by a parent or registered teacher.
host centre Main site of a school.
ID Intellectual Disability, Education Adjustment Program Handbook.
Instructions Instructions for completing School Survey Data for Non-State Schools - Queensland.
isolated zone An isolated zone shown on a map in the Instructions for completing School Survey for Non-State Schools - Queensland 2018 [PDF 1.5MB]. Refer to the Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Regulation 2017, section 27(4).
Minimum Period (MP) Minimum Period, as defined in the Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Regulation 2017, section 30(4).
Minister Queensland Minister for Education.
NSSAB The Non-State Schools Accreditation Board. NSSAB is a statutory body established under the now repealed Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Act 2001 and continued in existence under the Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Act 2017.
NSSAB Secretariat The administrative office providing executive support to the Non-State Schools Accreditation Board.
overseas student Overseas student as defined under the Australian Education Act 2013, Division 2, Part 6. From 1 July 2016, an overseas students holds a visa subclass 500. Visa subclasses 570 to 576, issued before 1 July 2016, will remain valid until the expiry date.
part-time student A student undertaking a workload less than that usually undertaken by a full-time student for that year of study.
PI Physical Impairment, Education Adjustment Program Handbook.
Prep Year Preparatory Year of schooling.
prescribed number of days Attendance for at least 11 days of the program or course of study of which a student is enrolled, refer Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Regulation 2017, section 29.
PRISMS Commonwealth Provider Registration and International Students Management System.
PTD PTD means the number of days during which a program or course of study, for which the student is enrolled, is taught in the relevant period.
QCAA Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority, a statutory body established under the Education (Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority) Act 2014.
reference period The period for determining the FTE of a part-time student. It consists of five continuous school days within the Relevant Period.
relevant day The relevant day is the last Friday of February of each year, as defined under the Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Regulation 2017, section 28. (see Census Day)
Relevant Period (RP) Relevant Period, as defined in the Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Regulation) 2017, section 26, means the period starting on the first day that students are to attend school in a calendar year and ending on the relevant day for the year.
school survey data See Census data.
SED Social Emotional Disorder, an additional category of disability eligible for support in non-State schools only, Education Adjustment Program Handbook.
SLI Speech-Language Impairment, Education Adjustment Program Handbook.
students with special needs Refers to English as a second language (ESL) students, Indigenous students and students with disability (SWD).
SWD Students with Disability.
SWD verification Process of confirming that a student’s identified impairment and the associated limitations and participation restrictions which require significant education adjustments meet criteria for one or more of the EAP categories, refer to Education Adjustment Program Handbook.
underage Prep A student that does not meet the minimum age requirements, as defined under the Education (General Provisions) Regulation 2017, section 17.
ungraded students Ungraded students are unable to be allocated to a particular year level. For Census purposes, these students are to be identified as primary or secondary students for grant purposes. In addition, secondary students are to be further classified as under 15 years of age (Year 7 to Year 10) or 15 years of age or older (Year 11 to Year 12).
VI Vision Impairment, Education Adjustment Program Handbook.

Last updated 6 February, 2018

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