Glossary of terms

VCAL: Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning, see also Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning

VCE: Victorian Certificate of Education, see also Victorian Certificate of Education

VET: Vocational Education and Training, see also Vocational Education and Training In Australia, VET is used to refer to the sector within the education industry which provides training and qualifications in the trades, paraprofessional and technical areas. Other sectors in the Australian education industry are Schools (primary and secondary education for children) and Higher Education (university-level qualifications). See also TAFE.

Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning: A certificate awarded to some students at the end of secondary schooling (high school) if their course and achievements meet certain criteria.

Victorian Certificate of Education: A certificate awarded to some students at the end of secondary schooling (high school) in the state of Victoria if their course and achievements meet certain criteria.

Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre: The Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre processes applications for admission to Victorian Universities. Owned by the universities. See: http://www.vtac.edu.au/

Virtual Research & Innovation Institute: Area of concentration for collective research outputs. Four Virtual Research and Innovation Institutes have been established to date, in: Biotechnology, Global Sustainability; Globalisation, and Information & Communication Technology (ICT)

Vocational Education and Training: Post-compulsory education and training which provides people with occupational or work-related knowledge and skills at certificate, diploma and associate diploma levels.

VRII: Virtual Research & Innovation Institute, see also Virtual Research & Innovation Institute

VTAC: Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre, see also Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre

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