List of Key Abbreviations

ACE
Adult and Community Education
AQA
Academic Quality Agency for New Zealand Universities
(previously NZUAAU)
CAM
Capital Asset Management
CoRE
Centre of Research Excellence
CRI
Crown Research Institute
EER
External evaluation and review
EFTS
Equivalent full-time student(s)
EPIs
Educational performance indicators
ERI
External research income
FFTO
Foundation-Focused Training Opportunities
FTE
Full-time equivalent (as in staff)
ITF
Industry Training Fund
ITO
Industry training organisation
ITP
Institute of technology and polytechnic
MA
Modern Apprenticeships
MSD
Ministry of Social Development
NZQA
New Zealand Qualifications Authority
NZQF
New Zealand Qualifications Framework
NZSCED
New Zealand Standard Classification for Education
NZUAAU
New Zealand Universities Academic Audit Unit
​(AQA from 1 January 2013)
PBRF
Performance-Based Research Fund
PfX
Partnerships for Excellence
PTE
Private training establishment
REAP
Rural Education Activities Programme
SAC
Student Achievement Component
STM
Standard Training Measure
STP
Secondary–Tertiary Programme
TEC
Tertiary Education Commission
TEI
Tertiary education institution
TEO
Tertiary education organisation
TES
Tertiary Education Strategy