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Abbreviation List

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Milada (Ms Maritz)

When I started on this forum, all these abbreviations had me in turmoil. :lol: So I compiled a list. Feel free to add more abbreviations!

Australian Migration process abbreviations:

DIMA: Department of Immigration & Multicultural Affairs, but has changed to -

DIAC: Department of Immigration and Citizenship

IMMI: The above department's website: http://www.immi.gov.au/

TRN: Transaction Record Number

ASPC: Adelaide Skilled Processing Centre

SOL: The Australian Skilled Occupation List is a list of occupations that Australia allows migrants to claim experience and education in for the country's General Skilled Migration program.

http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/1121i.pdf

ENSOL: Employer Nomination Scheme Occupation List

GSM: General Skilled Migration

MODL: Migration Occupations in Demand List

http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-ski...s-in-demand.htm

TRA: Trades Recognition Australia

http://www.workplace.gov.au/workplace/Programmes/TRA/

RPL: Recognition of Prior Learning

ACS: Australian Computer Society

http://www.acs.org.au/

VETASSES: Vocational Education Training and Assessment Services

http://www.vetassess.com.au/

PR: Permanent Residence (Visa Subclass 175 and 176)

457: Regional Sponsored (Provisional) visa (subclass 475)

http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-ski...ons-outside.htm

RSMS Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (Subclass 119/857)

http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/skilled-workers/rsms/

CO: Case Officer

IELTS: International English Language Testing System

http://www.ielts.org/

BC: British Council

http://www.britishcouncil.org/learning-exa...ake-an-exam.htm

PCC: Penal (police) Clearance Certificate

LCU: Local Clearance Unit for Health Processing Centre

NAATI: National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters

DOB: Date of Birth

DAFF: Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (for information on what you can take to Australia,

http://www.daff.gov.au/aqis/travel/enterin...ving-emigrating

RNATT: Rabies Neutralising Antibody Titre Test

LSD: Look, See & Decide trips

DOHA: South Africa's Department of Home Affairs

http://www.home-affairs.gov.za/documents.asp

General Forum Abbreviations:

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

DIY: Do It Yourself

FYI: For Your Information

LOL: Laugh-Out-Loud

LMGA: Lag My Gat Af

IMHO: In My Humble Opinion

PM: Personal Message

Oz / Aus: Australia

Saffers: South Africans

BE: British Expats website

http://britishexpats.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=54

DUI: Driving under the influence

:ilikeit:

SAHM: Stay At Home Mom

DH: Dearest Husband

Edited by Maritze

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Mara

Wel done Maritze, I have pinned your thread so that it is easy to find!

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Milada (Ms Maritz)

Here is two more abbreviations:

BTW: By the way

PA: Primary Applicant

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Gizmo

Oooooh - can I add forum-speak here? Most forums use specific abbreviations which makes chatting and messaging a lot faster and easier.

Here are some of the very commonly used abbreviations: (I will add more as I think of them)

KWIM - Know what I mean

IMO - In my opinion

IMHO - In my honest opinion

DW - Darling wife

DH - Darling husband (or damn husband! :blush: )

SO - Significant other

LO - Little one

TFL - Thanks for looking

LOL - Laughing out loud

ROTFL - Rolling on the floor laughing

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Mythryl

Sorry to be the English police but these are technically acronyms. Abbreviations are things like etc, ex. :ilikeit:

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Milada (Ms Maritz)

According to Wikipedia:

"Acronyms, initialisms, and alphabetisms are abbreviations that are formed using the initial components in a phrase or name."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acronym

Yes, they are acronyms, but acronyms are abbreviations :ilikeit:

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Mythryl
According to Wikipedia:

"Acronyms, initialisms, and alphabetisms are abbreviations that are formed using the initial components in a phrase or name."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acronym

Yes, they are acronyms, but acronyms are abbreviations :ilikeit:

Ja ja and South Africa is technically a democracy :blink::lol:

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AdeleM

WOW!!! Thanks, Maritze, all of a sudden it feels as if I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel (Nothing to do with Eskom, though!) This is great!

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Murphy

Thanks!

I kept seeing people referring to LSD, didn't think it would be the 'recreational' kind, but had no idea what it meant!

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AndreaL

Just remember not to put LSD on your landing card under reason for travelling to Australia! It will get you a lengthy delay and possibly a body search.............lol

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Toitjie

Just remember not to put LSD on your landing card under reason for travelling to Australia! It will get you a lengthy delay and possibly a body search.............lol

Unless you WANT to be part of the "cast" of Border Protection... :whome:

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Daleen

Thank you so much this is very helpfulĀ :)

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