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Report on Government Services 2022

PART A, ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS: RELEASED ON 25 JANUARY 2022

Acronyms and abbreviations

The acronyms and abbreviations used in the Report on Government Services 2022

Acronym Spelt out

AAGR

Annual average growth rate

ABO

ABO blood group system

ABS

Australian Bureau of Statistics

ABSTUDY

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Study Assistance Scheme

ACARA

Australian Curriculum and Assessment Reporting Authority

ACAT

Aged Care Assessment Teams

ACECQA

Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority

ACER

Australian Council for Educational Research

ACFI

Aged Care Funding Instrument

ACHI

Australian classification of health interventions

ACRRM

Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine

ACSQHC

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

ACT

Australian Capital Territory

ADE

Australian Disability Enterprises
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

AHO

Aboriginal Housing Office

AIHW

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

AISC

Australian Industry and Skills Committee

AMEP

Adult Migrant English Program

AMI

Acute Myocardial Infarction

ANZPAA

Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency

ANZSOC

Australian and New Zealand Standard Offence Classification

AQF

Australian Qualifications Framework

ARIA

Accessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia

ASCSIMT

Australian School Climate and School Identification Measurement Tool

ASGS

Australian Statistical Geography Standard

ASQA

Australian Skills Quality Authority

ASR

Aged-standardised rate

AUSTRAC

Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre

AVETMISS

Australian Vocational Education and Training Management Information Statistical Standard

BCC

Basic Community Care

BEACH

Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health

BITRE

Bureau of Infrastructure and Transport Research Economics

C&P

Care and Protection Orders

CAA

Council of Ambulance Authorities

CaLD

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse

CCB

Child Care Benefit

CCMS

Child Care Management System

CCS

Child Care Subsidy

CCSS

Child Care Subsidy System

CD

Collection District

CFU

Community Fire Unit

CH

Community housing

CHART

Changing Habits and Reaching Targets

CHBOI

Core Hospital-Based Outcome Indicators

CHO

Community housing organisation

CHS

Canberra Health Services

CHSP

Commonwealth Home Support Program

CI

Confidence interval

CNOS

Canadian National Occupancy Standard

COAG

Council of Australian Governments

COVID

Coronavirus disease

COVID-19

Coronavirus disease 2019

CR

Crude rate

CRA

Commonwealth Rent Assistance

CSIRO

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

CSTDA

Commonwealth, State and Territory Disability Agreement

CSV

Court Services Victoria

DCJ

NSW Department of Community and Justice

DDA

Disability Discrimination Act

Dept.

Department

DES

Disability Employment Services

DFD

Domestic Final Demand

DFES

Department of Fire and Emergency Services
DHAC

Australian Government Department of Health and Community Services

DHS

Department of Human Services

DMS

Disability Management Services

DRG

Diagnosis Related Group

DS NMDS

Disability Services National Minimum Data Set

DSS

Department of Social Services

DVA

Department of Veterans’ Affairs

ECEC

Early childhood education and care

ePCR

Electronic Patient Care Reporting

ERP

Estimated resident population

ESS

Employment Support Services

FBT

Fringe benefits tax

FCA

Federal Court of Australia

FRNSW

Fire and Rescue NSW

FSP

Fire service provider
FTB

Family Tax Benefit

FTE

Full time equivalent

GGFCE

General Government Final Consumption Expenditure

GP

General Practitioner/General Practice

HACC

Home and Community Care

HEA

Health expenditure Australia

HPV

Human papillomavirus

HRT

Health Round Table

HSMR

Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratio

ICD

International Classification of Diseases

ICD-10-AM

International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems - 10th Revision - Australian modification

ICH

Indigenous community housing

ICSEA

Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage

ICT

Information and Communication Technology

IEA

International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement

IFSS

Intensive Family Support Services

IHPA

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

IMR

Infant mortality rate

Invns

Investigations

IRC

Industry Reference Committee

IRSD

Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage

ISA

Insurance Statistics Australia

IT

Information technology
LBC

Liquid based cytology

LMA

Land management agency

MBI

Modified Barthel Index

MBS

Medicare Benefits Schedule

MCEECDYA

Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs

MDMS

Main Derived Major Speciality

MMR

Measles, Mumps and Rubella

MPS

Multi‑Purpose Service

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

NDRP

National Disaster Resilience Program

NECECC

National Early Childhood Education and Care Collection

NESB

Non-English speaking backgrounds

Nfns

Notifications

NGO

Non-government organisation

NHHA

National Housing and Homelessness Agreement

NHRA

National Health Reform Agreement

NMDS

National Minimum Data Set

NMHPSC

National Mental Health Performance Subcommittee

NMQIP

National Mandatory Quality Indicator Program

NP UAECE

National Partnership Agreement on Universal Access to Early Childhood Education

NPAH

National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness

NPARIH

National Partnership Agreement on Remote Indigenous Housing

NQA ITS

National Quality Agenda Information Technology System

NQF

National Quality Framework

NQS

National Quality Standard

NRAS

National rental affordability scheme

NRRA

National Recovery and Resilience Agency

NSCSP

National Survey of Community Satisfaction with Policing

NSHS

National Social Housing Survey

NSMHS

National Standards for Mental Health Services

NSRA

National School Reform Agreement

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 practitioner

OOHC

Out‑of‑home care

OSHC

Outside school hours care

PBS

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

PC

Productivity Commission

PH

Public housing

PIP

Practice Incentives Program

PIRLS

Progress in International Reading Literacy Study

PISA

Programme for International Student Assessment

PM&C

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

PSBA

Public Safety Business Agency
QAC

Quality Assurance Committees

QFES

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services

Qld

Queensland

QSG

Quality Surveillance Group

RACGP

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

RAS

Regional Assessment Services

RFS

Rural Fire Service
ROS

Revenue from own sources

RPBS

Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

RSE

Relative standard error

RTO

Registered Training Organisation

SA

South Australia

SAB

Staphylococcus aureus 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

SEE

Skills for Education and Employment

SEIFA

Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas

SES

State Emergency Service
SIH

Survey of Income and Housing

SIQ

Standard Indigenous Question

SIRS

Serious Incident Response Scheme

SOMIH

State owned and managed Indigenous housing

STES

State and Territory Emergency Services

STRC

Short-term restorative care

Subns

Substantiations

TAFE

Technical and further education

Tas

Tasmania

TCP

Transition Care Program

UD

Umbrella department
VAHI

Victorian Agency for Health Information

VCAT

Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal

VET

Vocational education and training

VF

Ventricular Fibrillation

VHC

Veteran 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 survey

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