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Controlled vocabularies

Education Services Australia develops and maintains Australian education vocabularies to meet stakeholder needs, especially curriculum vocabularies for the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA).

Two major vocabularies are ScOT and the SCIS subject headings.

ScOT: Schools Online Thesaurus

ScOT Logo - External Schools Online Thesaurus website

ScOT, which holds approximately 11,000 terms, is a thesaurus for describing online content that is especially suited for use in Australian and New Zealand schools.

SCIS Subject headings

SCIS Logo - External SCIS website, Subject headings page

SCIS (Schools Catalogue Information Service) Subject Headings includes approximately 17,000 terms. It is a controlled vocabulary developed to provide subject access in library catalogues in Australian and New Zealand schools.

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