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Report on Government Services 2019

Part A

Acronyms and abbreviations

The acronyms and abbreviations used in the Report on Government Services 2019

AcronymSpelt out

AACQA

Australian Aged Care Quality Agency

AAGR

Average annual growth rate

ABO

ABO blood group system

ABS

Australian Bureau of Statistics

ACAM

Australian Centre for Asthma Monitoring

ACARA

Australian Curriculum and Assessment Reporting Authority

ACAT

Aged Care Assessment Teams

ACER

Australian Council for Educational Research

ACECQA

Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority

ACFI

Aged Care Funding Instrument

ACHA

Assistance with Care and Housing for the Aged

ACRRM

Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine

ACT

Australian Capital Territory

ADHD

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder

ADR

Alternative dispute resolution

AEDC

Australian Early Development Census

AFP

Australian Federal Police

AG

Activity Group

AHMC

Australian Health Ministers' Conference

AIC

Australian Institute of Criminology

AIHW

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

AIR

Australian Immunisation Register

AISC

Australian Industry and Skills Committee

ANZPAA

Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency

ANZSOC

Australian and New Zealand Standard Offence Classification

AQF

Australian Qualifications Framework

AR-DRG

Australian refined diagnosis related group

ARIA

Accessibility and Remoteness Index of Australia

ARIA+

Accessibility and Remoteness Index of Australia (extended version)

ASGC

Australian Standard Geographical Classification

ASGS

Australian Statistical Geography Standard

ASO

Ambulance service organisation

ASQA

Australian Skills Quality Authority

ASR

Age-standardised rate

AUSTRAC

Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre

BCC

Basic Community Care

BEACH

Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health

CAA

Council of Ambulance Authorities

CaLD

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse

CCB

Child Care Benefit

CCET

Child care, education and training

CD

Collection District

CHSP

Commonwealth Home Support Program

CI

Confidence interval

CMHC

Community Mental Health Care

CNOS

Canadian National Occupancy Standard

COAG

Council of Australian Governments

CRA

Commonwealth Rent Assistance

CR

Crude rate

CSIRO

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

CSTDA

Commonwealth, State and Territory Disability Agreement

CSV

Court Services Victoria

DDA

Disability Discrimination Act

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

GFS

Government Finance Statistics

GGFCE

General Government Final Consumption Expenditure

GP

General Practitioner

HACC

Home and Community Care

ICD

International Classification of Diseases

ICD-10-AM

The Australian modification of the International Standard Classification of Diseases and Related Health Conditions

ICH

Indigenous community housing

ICT

Information and Communications Technology

IEA

International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement

IFSS

Intensive Family Support Services

IHPA

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

IMR

Infant mortality rate

IRC

Industry Reference Committee

MBI

Modified Barthel Index

MBS

Medicare Benefits Schedule

MCEECDYA

Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs

MHE

Mental Health Establishments

MMR

Measels, Mumps and Rubella vaccine

MPS

Multi-Purpose Services

MRSA

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

NAHA

National Affordable Housing Agreement

NAP

National Assessment Program

NAPLAN

National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy

NCVER

National Centre for Vocational Education Research

NDA

National Disability Agreement

NDIA

National Disability Insurance Agency

NDIS

National Disability Insurance Scheme

NECECC

National Early Childhood Education and Care Collection

NESB

Non-English speaking backgrounds

NGO

Non-government organisation

NHRA

National Health Reform Agreement

NMDS

National Minimum Data Set

NMHPSC

National Mental Health Performance Subcommittee

NNDSS

National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System

non-MESC

Non-main English speaking countries

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

NPAH

National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness

NQA

National Quality Agenda

NQA ITS

National Quality Agenda Information Technology System

NQF

National Quality Framework

NQIP

National Aged Care Quality Indicator Program

NQS

National Quality Standard

NRCP

National Respite for Carers Program

NSCSP

National Survey of Community Satisfaction with Policing

NSHS

National Social Housing Survey

NSMHS

National Standards for Mental Health Services

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

OOHC

Out-of-home care

OSHC

Outside school hours care

PBS

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

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

RAS

Regional Assessment Services

RPBS

Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

RSE

Relative standard errors

RTO

Registered Training Organisation

SA

South Australia

SAB

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

SCRGSP

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision

SDAC

Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers

SDQ

Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire

SE

Standard error

SEIFA

Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas

SOMIH

State-owned and managed Indigenous housing

STES

State and Territory Emergency Services

STRC

Short-term restorative care

TAFE

Technical and further education

Tas

Tasmania

TCP

Transition Care Program

TGR

Total growth rate

TIMSS

Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study

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 Organization

YBFS

Year before full time schooling

YES

Your Experience of Service

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