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Glossary

ABN Australian Business Number
AGM Anomalous Grades marking
ARS Assessment Record Sheet
ASRU Assessment Services (was Assessment Services and Resources Unit)
ATM Assessor Training Meeting
ATO Australian Tax Office
CA Chief Assessor
CBD Central Business District
CCAFL Collaborative Curriculum & Assessment Framework for Languages
CRC Criminal Record Check - includes VIT, WWC, LOC
CRT Casual Relief Teacher
CTT Critical Thinking Test (part of Extended Investigation)
DET Department of Education and Training ("The Department")
EAL English as an Additional Language (was English as a Second Language)
EAT Externally Assessed Task
EFT Electronic Funds Transfer
ePEN External contractor managed system for assessors to view and mark student work online.
ESA Electronic Service Address
Exam Dev VCE Examination Development (was Setting and Vetting)
Ext Inv Extended Investigation
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
GAT General Achievement Test
GL NAPLAN - Group Leader
IE Internet Explorer - a type of internet browser
LOC Letter of Clearance - The Department's preferred Criminal Record Check
LOTE Language Other Than English (term no longer used)
M1/M2 Marking 1 / Marking 2
NAPLAN National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy
NHT Northern Hemisphere Timetable
OHS Occupational Health and Safety
PAYG Pay As You Go - Payment Summary (was known as Group Certificate)
PL NAPLAN - Professional Leader
PM Project Manager
QA Quality Assurance
SMSF Self-Managed Super Fund
SSMS Sessional Staff Management System
TAFE Technical and Further Education
TFN Tax File Number
USI Unique Superannuation Identifier - used for superannuation
VCAA Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority
VCAL Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning
VCE Victorian Certificate of Education
VDP Volunteer Departure Package
VET Vocational Education and Training
VIT Victorian Institute of Teaching
VOSS VCAA Online Scoring System for assessors to enter scores for student work directly onto the VCAA database.
VPS/VPSG Victorian Public Service
VRQA Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority
WWC Working with Children's Check - Employee (E type) only
YTD Year to Date - used on Pay slips to show how much is earned from 1 July to current date

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Assessment Services [ASRU]

email assessment.administration.vcaa@edumail.vic.gov.au>
Phone 9225-2305
(fax) 9225 2310
Mailing address VCAA Assessment Services, Level 1, 2 Lonsdale Street Melbourne 3000
SSMS website https://www.ssms.vic.edu.au
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