Equivalent / Interchangeable Terms

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Interchangeable Terms

Assignar serves customers across Australia/New Zealand, the United States, and a handful of other countries. As a result, our help articles may use terms that differ from what a user sees in their interface and how the term is used in their particular country or region. To minimize confusion, common terms that differ across interfaces and regions will use the following format:

  • AU Base Term (US Equivalent)
    • Example: Dockets (Tickets)

The table below also outlines the most common terms that differ across regions.


Company-specific or Customized Terminology

If your company uses customized terminology, please refer to the table below to understand how Assignar defines common interchangeable terms.


Common Interchangeable Terms

AU / Base Term

US Equivalent


Assets Equipment A vehicle, piece of machinery, or tool used on a jobsite
Tasks Roles This is a job type, such as an electrician, plumber, traffic controller, heavy equipment operator  
Skill Skill (same) This is a type of ability to complete a job type
Competency Qualification A license or certification that should be linked to a Skill
Induction Orientation These are safety briefings delivered prior to reaching a jobsite
Allocate Assign To "assign" a job to an individual or piece of machinery
Chargeable Item Material An article, or type of material brought to jobsite to be leveraged
Docket Ticket These are files that describe charges proposed to clients prior to invoicing, typically around work hours, but can also include assets used
Dry Hire Rental (Asset/Equipment) Renting Equipment or Assets without a Human Operator
Wet Hire Rental with Operator Renting Equipment or Assets with a Human Operator
Order Work Order A defined segment of work
Suburb City An area of land as described by local maps
USI Employee Start Date USI is an educational number issued by the AU government for individuals who continue their education

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