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Report on Government Services 2017

Volume A

Acronyms and abbreviations

The acronyms and abbreviations used in the Report on Government Services 2017

TermDefinition

AAGR

average annual growth rate

ABS

Australian Bureau of Statistics

ACAM

Australian Centre for Asthma Monitoring

ACARA

Australian Curriculum and Assessment Reporting Authority

ACAT

Aged Care Assessment Teams

ACC

Australian Crime Commission

ACECQA

Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority

ACFI

Aged Care Funding Instrument

ACHA

Assistance with Care and Housing for the Aged

ACHS

Australian Council on Healthcare Standards

ACIR

Australian Childhood Immunisation Register

ACRRM

Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine

ACS

Aged care services

ACT

Australian Capital Territory

ADHD

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder

ADR

Alternative dispute resolution

AEDC

Australian Early Development Census

AEM

Australian Emergency Management

AFAC

Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council

AFP

Australian Federal Police

AHMC

Australian Health Ministers’ Conference

AIC

Australian Institute of Criminology

AIHW

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

AJJA

Australasian Juvenile Justice Administrators

ANZEMC

Australia-New Zealand Emergency Management Committee

ANZPAA

Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency

ANZSOC

Australian and New Zealand Standard Offence Classification

AQF

Australian Qualifications Framework

AR-DRGs

Australian refined diagnosis related groups

ARIA

Accessibility and Remoteness Index of Australia

ARIA+

Accessibility and Remoteness Index of Australia (extended version)

ASGS

Australian Statistical Geography Standard

ASO

ambulance service organisation

ASQA

Australian Skills Quality Authority

ASR

Age-standardised rate

ATSICPP

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle

AUSTRAC

Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre

BCC

Basic Community Care

BMI

Body Mass Index

CAA

Council of Ambulance Authorities

CALD

culturally and linguistically diverse

CCB

Child Care Benefit

CCET

Child care, education and training

CCR

Child Care Rebate

CH

Community housing

CHSP

Commonwealth Home Support Program

CIs

confidence intervals

CMHC

Community Mental Health Care

CNOS

Canadian National Occupancy Standard

COAG

Council of Australian Governments

CPI

Consumer Price Index

CPS

Child protection services

CRA

Commonwealth Rent Assistance

CSRIO

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

CSTDA

Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement

CSV

Court Services Victoria

DEEWR

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

DES

Disability Employment Services

DHS

Department of Human Services

DMS

Disability Management Services

DS NMDS

Disability Services National Minimum Data Set

DSS

Department of Social Services

DTC

Day Therapy Centres

DVA

Department of Veterans’ Affairs

ECEC

Early childhood education and care

ERP

estimated resident population

ESS

Employment Support Services

FCA

Federal Court of Australia

FSE

Full Service Equivalent

FSO

Fire service organisation

FTE

full time equivalent

GDP

gross domestic product

GFS

Government Finance Statistics

GGFCE

General Government Final Consumption Expenditure

GP

general practitioner

HACC

Home and Community Care

HELP

Higher Education Loan Program

ICD

International Classification of Diseases

ICH

Indigenous community housing

ICT

information and communication technologies

IEA

International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement

IHPA

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

IMR

Infant mortality rate

IRSD

Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage

ISO

International Organisation for Standardisation

JJ NMDS

Juvenile Justice National Minimum Data Set

LDC

long day care

LOTE

Language other than English

LRC

Large Residential Centres

MBI

Modified Barthel Index

MBS

Medicare Benefits Schedule

MCEECDYA

Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs

MESC

Main English speaking countries

MHE

Mental Health Establishments

ML

Medicare Locals

MPS

Multi-Purpose Services

MRSA

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia

NAHA

National Affordable Housing Agreement

NAP

National Assessment Program

NAPLAN

National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy

NASWD

National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development

NCVER

National Centre for Vocational Education Research

NDA

National Disability Agreement

NDIA

National Disability Insurance Agency

NDIS

National Disability Insurance Scheme

NEA

National Education Agreement

NESB

non-English speaking background

NGO

non-government organisation

NHA

National Healthcare Agreement

NHMRC

National Health and Medical Research Council

NHRA

National Health Reform Agreement

NHS

National Health Survey

NMDS

national minimum data set

NMHS

National Mental Health Strategy

NNDSS

National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System

non-MESC

non-main English speaking countries

NP

National Partnership

NP NQAECEC

National Partnership Agreement on the National Quality Agenda for Early Childhood Education and Care

NP UAECE

National Partnership Agreement on Universal Access to Early Childhood Education

NPA RIH

National Partnership Agreement on Remote Indigenous Housing

NQF

National Quality Framework

NQS

National Quality Standard

NRAS

National Rental Affordability Scheme

NRCP

National Respite for Carers

NSCSP

National Survey of Community Satisfaction with Policing

NSHS

National Social Housing Survey

NSMHS

National Standards for Mental Health Services

NSQHS

National Safety and Quality Health Service

NSSC

National Schools Statistics Collection

NSW

New South Wales

NT

Northern Territory

NYPR

National Youth Participation Requirement

OECD

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development/

OMP

other medical practitioners

OSHC

outside school hours care

PBS

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

PC

Productivity Commission

PExS

Patient Experience Survey

PH

Public housing

PhARIA

Pharmacy Access/Remoteness Index of Australia

PHN

Primary Health Network

PIAAC

Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies

PIP

Practice Incentives Program

PIRLS

Progress in International Reading Literacy Study

PISA

Programme for International Student Assessment

PSTRE

problem solving in technology‑rich environments

Qld

Queensland

RACGP

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

RPBS

Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

RSEs

relative standard errors

RTO

Registered Training Organisation

SA

South Australia

SAB

Staphylococcus aureus (including Methicillin-resistant
Staphylococcus aureus [MRSA]) bacteraemia

SCRCSSP

Steering Committee for the Review of Commonwealth/State Service Provision

SCRGSP

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision

SDAC

Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers

SE

standard error

SEIFA

Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas

SES

socioeconomic status

SES

State and Territory Emergency Service

SHSC

Specialist Homelessness Services collection

SOMIH

State-owned and managed Indigenous housing

SPP

special purpose payment

SPWD

Services for people with disability

TAFE

technical and further education

Tas

Tasmania

TCP

Transition Care Program

TGR

total growth rate

TIMSS

Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study

UAECE

Universal Access to Early Childhood Education

UCC

user cost of capital

VCAT

Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal

VET

vocational education and training

VF

ventricular fibrillation

VHC

Veterans’ Home Care

Vic

Victoria

VT

ventricular tachycardia

WA

Western Australia

WHO

World Health Organisation

YBFS

Year before full time schooling

YJS

Youth justice services

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