AusVELS

Australian Curriculum in Victoria – the curriculum guidelines for students from kindergarten to Year 10, as set out by the VCAA

DEECD

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

KLA

Key Learning Area

Level

Levels such as B, C and D show the starting difficulty of the unit which is mapped to particular AusVELS levels.

LOTE

Languages Other Than English (Brauer College offers Japanese.)

PLP

Personal Learning Program

SBAT

School-Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships

SEALP

Select Entry Advanced Learning Program

Semester

Half a year of study (2 school terms).  Semester 1 = Terms 1 & 2, Semester 2 = Terms 3 & 4.

Unit

A semester-based area of study allocated five periods per week.  (Sometimes called a subject.)

VCAA

Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority

VCAL

Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning

VCE

Victorian Certificate of Education

Vertical Curriculum

A structure that enables students to choose an individual course of study which is not limited to their year level.

VET

Vocational Education and Training