Glossary term: Department of Education, Science and Training

Acronym: DEST

The Commonwealth department that was responsible for school education, career development, training and skills, higher education, research, international education, Indigenous education, and science and innovation from 2001-2007. Following the 2007 election, the newly formed Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) replaced DEST and the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR).

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