DEFINITIONS

  • ACT Flinders University of South Australia Act 1966.
  • COURSE a degree or other academic award at Flinders.
  • CREDIT TRANSFER is the granting of status or credit by the university to students for modules or topics completed at another institution or training organisation or towards the requirements of another course at Flinders.
  • EXECUTIVE DEAN each Faculty has an Executive Dean, responsible for providing academic leadership and management.
  • FACULTY the basic administrative structure for academic and support staff responsible for teaching and research. Each Faculty may offer more than one course and can contain a number of Schools.
  • MAJOR a structured cluster of topics leading to a specialisation within a course (also known as a "program")
  • PROGRAM a structured cluster of topics leading to a specialisation within a course (also known as a "major"); a course; or an articulated cluster of courses.
  • TOPIC one of the subjects that comprise a course.

UNIVERSITY FACULTIES

  • EHL (Faculty of) Education, Humanities and Law
  • MNHS (Faculty of) Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
  • SE (Faculty of) Science and Engineering
  • SBS (Faculty of) Social and Behavioural Sciences

ABBREVIATIONS

  • AARNet Pty Ltd Australian Academic and Research Network
  • ACCC Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
  • AMC Australian Medical Council
  • ANZSOG Australian and New Zealand School of Government
  • APA Australian Postgraduate Awards
  • API Academic Partnerships International (provider of services to universities who offer online educational courses)
  • AQF Australian Qualifications Framework
  • ARC Australian Research Council
  • ASMS Australian Science and Mathematics School
  • ATAR Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank
  • ATSI Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • BA Bachelor of Arts
  • BSc Bachelor of Science
  • CDU Charles Darwin University
  • CEQ Course Experience Questionnaire (survey of recent graduates)
  • CGS Commonwealth Government Supported (students able to defer fees through tax system)
  • CIP Capital Infrastructure Plan
  • CRC Cooperative Research Centre
  • CRICOS Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students
  • CSIRO Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
  • CSL Commonwealth Supported Load
  • CSP Commonwealth Supported Places
  • CTF Clinical Training Fund
  • Department of Education (Comm)
  • Department of Employment (Comm)
  • Department of Health (Comm)
  • Department of Industry (Comm)
  • DECD Department of Education and Child Development (SA)
  • DFAT Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Comm)
  • DFEEST Department of Further Education, Employment, Science & Technology
  • DIABP Department of Immigration and Border Protection (Comm)
  • DMITRE Department of Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy (SA)
  • Domestic students Students with all forms of Australian residency and New Zealand citizens
  • DVCA Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
  • DVCR Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
  • ED Executive Dean
  • EFTSL Equivalent Full-Time Student Loads (eg 0.5eftsl = exactly half time study load)
  • EIF Education Investment Fund
  • EPA Environmental Protection Authority (environmental regulator, responsible for the protection of air and water quality, and the control of pollution, waste, noise and radiation)
  • ERA Excellence in Research for Australia
  • ESIA Employment Strategy for Indigenous Australians
  • ESOS Education Services for Overseas Students Act (Comm)
  • FCCS Flinders Campus Community Services
  • FCD Health Joint venture between Flinders University and Charles Darwin University to operate the Palmerston GP Super clinic
  • FCIC Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer
  • FEE-HELP Higher Education Loan Program (for student enrolled in postgraduate courses)
  • FFT Fractional Full Time
  • FISC Flinders International Study Centre
  • FP Flinders Partners  (commercialisation agent for Flinders University) (subsidiary of Flinders University)
  • FMC Flinders Medical Centre
  • FT/FTE Full Time/Full Time Equivalent
  • GCA Graduate Careers Australia
  • MD Doctor of Medicine
  • HESA Higher Education Support Act (Commonwealth)
  • HDR Higher Degree by Research
  • HECS-HELP Higher Education Contribution Scheme – Higher Education Loan Program (for students enrolled in undergraduate courses)
  • HEPPP Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program
  • HWA Health Workforce Australia
  • IAF Institutional Assessment Framework
  • ICT Information and Communications Technologies
  • IDP Education [International Development Program] Education (placement services for international students)
  • IELTS International English Language Testing System
  • IEN International Education Network Pty Ltd
  • INU International Network of Universities (consists of eleven universities that promote internationalisation in higher education to students, faculty, and staff across the network – Flinders, Hiroshima, James Madison, Kyung Lee, Malmö, Ritsumeikan, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan, Università Cattolica Sacro Curore, Universitas Katolik Parahyangan, Universtat Rovira Virgili)
  • IRU Innovative Research Universities (grouping of 7 universities, including Flinders, Charles Darwin, James Cook, Griffith, Newcastle, La Trobe, Murdoch)
  • ISP Indigenous Support Program
  • ISP International Student Program
  • JRE Joint Research Engagement
  • KAMs Key Accountability Measures (a component of the process of quality assurance)
  • KPIs Key Performance Indicators
  • LTP Long Term [investment] Pool
  • NATESE National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (secretariat to SCOTESE, see below)
  • NBN National Broadband Network
  • NCGRT National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training
  • NHMRC National Health and Medical Research Council
  • NILS National Institute of Labour Studies (specialises in research and consulting in the fields of work and labour markets)
  • NTEU National Tertiary Education Union
  • NTMP Northern Territory Medical Program
  • NTRCS Northern Territory Remote Clinical School
  • NVI New Venture Institute (established by Flinders to strengthen its enterprise culture and support business and community collaborations)
  • OLT Office of Learning & Teaching (component of the Department of Education) (promotes and supports change in higher education institutions for the enhancement of learning and teaching.)
  • PhD Doctor of Philosophy
  • PPE Property, Plant and Equipment
  • PREQ Postgraduate Research Experience Questionnaire (survey of recent research higher degree graduates)
  • PVCI Pro Vice-Chancellor (International)
  • PVCIS&CIO Pro Vice-Chancellor (Information Services) & Chief Information Officer
  • Renewal SA Urban Renewal Authority of SA – urban residential and industrial development
  • RGH Repatriation General Hospital
  • RIBG Research Infrastructure Block Grants
  • RTS Research Training Scheme
  • SACE South Australian Certificate of Education
  • SAEDB Southern Adelaide Economic Development Board
  • SAHMRI South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute
  • SATAC South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre
  • SCOTESE Standing Council on Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment
  • SCSEEC Standing Council on School Education and Early Childhood
  • SENSES Institute Proposed colocation of Flinders University specialities involved in the treatment and rehabilitation of sensory disorders in the aged
  • SIEC Sustainable Industries Education Centre (part of TAFE, located at Tonsley Park)
  • SKTP Southern Knowledge Transfer Program
  • SME Small and Medium Enterprises
  • SPR Student Progress Rate
  • SRE Sustainable Research Australia
  • SSAF Student Services and Amenities Fee
  • STP Short Term [investment] Pool
  • Student Load See EFTSL
  • TAFE Technical and Further Education
  • TEQSA Tertiary Education Quality & Standards Agency
  • UA Universities Australia (the peak body representing the university sector)
  • UCC University Chancellors’ Committee
  • UES University Experience Questionnaire (survey of currently enrolled students)
  • URB University Research Budget
  • VC Vice-Chancellor
  • VET Vocational Education and Training
  • VPSFR Vice-President (Strategic Finance and Resources)
  • VPSCE Vice-President (Strategy & Community Engagement)
  • WGEA Workplace Gender Equity Agency