Glossary term: National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment

Acronym: NATESE

A secretariat established in July 2011 to provide policy advice and support services to the key advisory councils of the Standing Council on Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (SCOTESE); the National Senior Officials Committee (NSOC); the National Skills Standards Council (NSSC); Flexible Learning Advisory Group (FLAG), and National VET Equity Advisory Council (NVEAC).

In April 2014, it was agreed that the functions of NATESE would be brought into the Department of Industry as part of efforts to streamline the governance arrangements of the national training system.