Acronyms and abbreviations

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A AAT Administrative Appeals Tribunal
AAS Australian Accounting Standards
ACAA Assurance Control Assessment Audit
ACAT Aged Care Assessment Team
A & CC Aged & Community Care
ACEPS Achieving cost effective personnel services
ACIS Australian Country Information Service
ACPMH Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health
AD Accepted disability
ADE Applications Development Environment
ADF Australian Defence Force
ADL Activities of daily living, Aids to daily living
ADP Automatic data processing
ADJR Administrative Decisions Judicial Review
AFFA Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry - Australia, Department of
AFI Application for increase (disability pension)
AFP Australian Federal Police
AFP Advanced function printing
AGLS Australian Government Locator Service
AGR Above general rate
AHA Australian Healthcare Associates
AHC Australian Health Care
AHMAC Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council
AHMC Australian Health Ministers' Conference
AIMS Accrual Information Management System
AIS Ad-hoc Information System
ALS Artificial Limbs Scheme
AMA Australian Medical Association
ANAO Australian National Audit Office
APS Australian Public Service
APS1, APS2 etc Australian Public Servant, levels 1-6
APSC Australian Public Service Commission
A & RMC Austin & Repatriation Medical Centre
ARP Applied Research Program
ARP-RWG Applied Research Program Research Working Group
ARP-RC Applied Research Program Research Committee
ASCII American standard characters for information and exchange
ATC Australian Tourist Commission
ATO Australian Taxation Office
ATS Access Through Share
ATSI Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
ATSIC Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
AVADSC Australian Veterans and Defence Services Council
AWA Australian Workplace Agreement
AWM Australian War Memorial

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B BA & DU Business Analysis & Development Unit
BCAL Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Card (Orange Card)
BCWD Booked car with driver
BE Business entity
BEST Building Excellence in Support & Training
BH Branch Head
BoP Balance of probabilities
BRI British Retirement Income
BSC Balanced scorecard

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C CA Community Adviser (VAN), Claims Assessor (CCPS)
CAC Commonwealth Authorities & Companies Act 1997
CACP Community Aged Care Package
CAFE Component Application Framework Environment
CAIRO Contracts and Indemnities Register Online
CAP Commemorative Activities Program
CAU Contract Advisory Unit
CC & P Contract compliance & performance
CCGE Compensation (Commonwealth Government Employees) Act 1971
CCPS Compensation Claims Processing System
CCSGP Community Care Seeding Grant Program
CDD Corporate Development Division
CEC Commonwealth Employees Compensation Act 1930
CEI Chief Executive Instruction(s)
CELS Client Eligibility Loans System
CFCU Corporate Fraud Control Unit
CHASP Community Health Accreditation and Standards Program
CHUMS Casemix Hospital Utilisation Monitoring System
CI Continuous Improvement
CIA Combined impairment assessment
CIO Chief Information Officer
CLIK Consolidated Library of Information and Knowledge
CM/CFM Contract Management (formerly known as Contract Financial Management)
CMIS Case Management Information System
CMS Claims Management System
CMVH Centre for Military and Veterans' Health
COAG Council of Australian Governments
CoLA Cost of Living Adjustment
COP Country Outreach Program
COTA Council on the Aging
CPI Consumer Price Index
CPM Collector of Public Monies
CPSU Community and Public Sector Union
CRC Corporate Resources Committee
CRM Client Relationships Management
CROMP Central Register of Medical Professionals
CRS Client Registration System
CRS Commonwealth Rehabilitation Service
CS Compensation and Support Branch
CSHC Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
CSMAC Community Services Ministers' Advisory Council
CSMC Community Services Ministers' Conference
CTI Computer-Telephony Integration
CTC Competitive tendering and contracting
CWGC Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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D DAA Dose Administration Aids
DAMP Device Assessment and Migration Plan (IMU)
DC Deputy Commissioner
DCITA Department of Communications, Information Technology & the Arts
DDA Disability Discrimination Act 1992
Defence Department of Defence
DEFF Departmental Expenses Funding Framework
DESO Directory of Ex-service Organisations
DEST Department of Education, Science & Training
DEWR Department of Employment & Workplace Relations
DFaCS Department of Family & Community Services (previously DSS)
DFAT Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade
DoHA Department of Health & Ageing
DHSS Department of Health & Social Security (UK)
DIMA Department of Immigration & Multicultural & Indigenous Affairs
Dir Director
DiVA Intranet area containing corporate information
DLO Departmental Liaison Officer
DM Data management
DMIS Departmental Management Information System
DMM Divisional Management Meeting (Health Division)
DMO Departmental Medical Officer
DMRS Debt Management and Recovery System
DOLARS Departmental Online Accounting & Reporting System
DOTARS Department of Transport and Regional Services
DP Disability pension
DPP Director of Public Prosecutions
DRG Diagnosis Related Group
DRS Departmental Review System
DSG Decision Support Group
DSH Defence Service Homes
DSHIS Defence Service Homes Insurance Scheme
DSS Department of Social Security (now DFaCS)
DSS Decision Support Systems
DVA Department of Veterans' Affairs
DVASS Department of Veterans' Affairs Secure Services

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E EAT Entitlement Appeals Tribunal
EATERS Entitlement and Treatment Eligibility Recording System
EATS Empire Air Training Scheme
ECAD Estimates & cost attribution development
ECU Exceptional Case Unit
EDA Extreme Disablement Adjustment
EDM Electronic document management
EEO Equal employment opportunity (old term - use Workplace diversity)
EL1, EL2 Executive level 1 or 2
ElmNet Eligibility modules on the internet
EMG Executive Management Group
ESD Electronic service delivery
ESO Ex-service organisation
ESTHR Emergency short term home relief
ETA Electronic Transactions Act 1999

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F FaCS Family and Community Services
FAT File allocation table
FCA Financial Control and Administration Audit
FCMIS Fraud Case Management Information System
Finance Department of Finance & Administration
FIRM Financial Information and Resource Management System
FM Financial management
FMA Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997
FMIS Financial Management Information System
FMS Feedback Management System
FOI Freedom of Information

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G GAA Graduate Administrative Assistant (old term - use GAPS)
GAPS Graduate Australian Public Servant
GARP Guide to the Assessment of Rates of Veterans' Pensions
GIGO Garbage in, garbage out
Gold card Repatriation Health Card — For All Conditions (Gold Card)
GOLS Government Online Strategy
GP general practitioner
GPH Greenslopes Private Hospital
GSO general services officer
GST goods and services tax
GUIDE Generic Update Interface for DVA Entitlements

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H HACC Home and Community Care
H & CS Housing & Compensation Systems
HCOM Health Committee of Management
HCL Harvest Control List
HDA Higher Duties Allowance (old term - use Temporary Assignment)
HIC Health Insurance Commission
HIT Housing Information Technology
HITM Health Information Technology Management
HOI Health Outcomes International
HR Human Resource(s)
HREC Human Research Ethics Committee
HS Health Services Branch
HSD Health Systems Development
HSR Health and Safety Representative
HTML Hypertext Markup Language
HTTP Hypertext Transfer Protocol

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I IBM GS IBM Global Services
ICD International Classification of Diseases
ID Industrial Democracy (old term - use Participative Work Practices)
IDMS Integrated Document Management System
IMPRC Information Management Project Review Committee
IMSC Information Management Steering Committee
IMU Information Management Unit
iNat Intranet area for National Office information
IOS Integrated & Office Systems
IPS Integrated Payment System
IR Intermediate rate
IS Income Support
ISBP Income Support Breakthrough Project
ISIS Income Support Information System
ISS Income Support Supplement
ISS Income Support Systems
IT Information Technology
ITCM IT Contract Management
ITFM IT Financial Management
ITI IT Infrastructure
ITO Information Technology Officer
ITSP IT Strategic Planning
IIWG Internet & Intranet Working Group

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J JCPA Joint Committee of Public Accounts
JVS Joint Venture Scheme

 

K

KRA

Key result area

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L LAN Local area network
LCAF Local Commemorative Activities Fund
LDO Local Dental Officer
LDH Lady Davidson Hospital
LDPH Lady Davidson Private Hospital
LMO Local Medical Officer
LMOAC Local Medical Officer Advisory Committee
LSQ Lifestyle questionnaire
LSRF Lifestyle rating form

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M MAC Management Advisory Committee
MAG More Accessible Government
MAGPIES Medical Assessment GARP Permanent Incapacity Eligibility System
MAP Medical Advisory Panel
MBS Medicare Benefits Schedule
MCA Military Compensation Act 1994
MEPI Medical expenses privately incurred
MIA Medical impairment assessment
MII Major Initiatives Integration
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MRCA Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
MRCAETS Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Education and Training Scheme
MRCC Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission
MTAWE Male total average weekly earnings

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N NAC National Advisory Committee on the Vietnam Veterans Counselling Service
NAFCOM National Audit and Fraud Committee
NAIDOC National Aboriginal & Islander Day Organising Committee
NATMOC National Treatment Monitoring Committee
NCIC National Continuous Improvement Committee
NERTAC National Ex-Service Round Table on Aged Care
NESB Non-English speaking background
NFCU National Fraud Control Unit
NGAC NSW Government Access Centres
NI & CFCU National Investigation and Corporate Fraud Control Unit
NO National Office
NOIE National Office for the Information Economy
NOVEL Networked Online Veterans Electronic Lodgement
NPMS National Performance Measures
NSP Nearest suitable provider
NT New technology (as in 'Windows NT')
NTFS New Technology File System

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O OAWG Office of Australian War Graves
OCIS Output Costing Information System
OH & S/OHS Occupational health and safety
OHS Office of Hearing Services
OLAP Online Action Plan, Online Analytical Processing
OT Occupational therapy

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P P & CA Parliamentary & Corporate Affairs Branch
PAD Project Administration Document
PAES Portfolio Additional Estimates Statement
PAHRIS Payroll and Human Resource Information System
PAO public affairs officer
PARS Prior Approval and Referral System
PBRT Pharmaceutical Benefits Remuneration Tribunal
PBS Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, Portfolio Budget Statement
PCC Pensioner concession card
PD & R Performance development and review
PDP Performance and Development Plan
PFU Publications & Forms Unit
PI Performance indicator; Permanent incapacity
PIC People Initiatives Committee
PIPS/PC Pension Information Processing System for PCs
PIR Pensioner initiated review
PLO Parliamentary Liaison Officer
PM Performance measure
PM & C Prime Minister & Cabinet, Department of
PMG People Management Group
POE Property operating expenses
POW Prisoner-of-war
PPD Pension Payment Daily
PPF Pension Payment Fortnightly
PS People Services Branch
PSA Public Service Act 1999
PSC Personnel Service Centre; Protective Security Committee
PSMP Public Sector Management Program
PSMPC Public Service and Merit Protection Commission (old term - use APSC)
PTSD Posttraumatic stress disorder
PU Permanent unemployability
PWD People with a disability

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Q QA Quality assurance
QCS Queensland Clerical Solutions
QDP Quality Documentation Proposal
QEC Quality Endorsed Company
QGAP Queensland Government Agents Program
QM & M Quality management & metrics
QMS Quality Management System
QSP Quality Software Products
QTB Question time brief
QUASARS Quality Assurance Sampling, Assessment and Reporting System

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R RAFS Retirement Assistance for Farmers Scheme
RAH Repatriation Auxiliary Hospital
RALAC Repatriation artificial Limb and Appliance Centre
RAM Random access memory
RAMMP Records and Mail Management Project
RAP Rehabilitation Appliances Program
RAPTOR Rehabilitation Appliances Program Treatment Operation Review (the IT system for RAP)
RBA Reserve Bank of Australia
RCCS Repatriation Comprehensive Care Scheme
RCDS Residential Care Development Scheme
RDM Rapid Delivery Methodology
RFT Request For Tender
RGH Repatriation General Hospital
RH Reasonable hypothesis
RIPAA Remote and Isolated Pharmacists Association of Australia
RIS Regulation Impact Statement
RMA Repatriation Medical Authority
ROM Read-only memory
RPBS Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
RPPP repatriation private patient principles
RPPS Repatriation Private Patient Scheme
RPRC Repatriation Pharmaceutical Reference Committee
RRT Repatriation Review Tribunal
RSL Returned & Services League of Australia
RTBS Repatriation Transport Booking System
RTCPS Repatriation Transport Claims Processing System
RTS Repatriation Transport Scheme
RWMP Regional War Memorials Project

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S SAFCOM State Audit and Fraud Committee
SAM Single Access Mechanism
SES Senior Executive Service
SHOAMP Study of Health Outcomes in Aircraft Maintenance Personnel
SI Statutory increase
SIMF Strategic Information Management Framework
SIMG State Information Managers Group
SIMP Strategic Information Management Plan
SISA Strategic Information Services Agreement
SITO Senior Information Technology Officer
SMRC Special Medical Review Council
SO State Office
SOCS Secure Online Communication System
SoP Statement of Principles (single statement)
SoPs Statements of Principles (more than one)
SPAO senior public affairs officer
SP Service Pension
SPF Strategic Planning Forum
SPO Senior professional officer
SPOC Single point of contact
SQL Structured query language
SR Special rate
SR & C Strategic Review & Coordination Unit
SRCA Safety Rehabilitation & Compensation Act 1988
SSB Strategic Support Branch
STC State Training Committee

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T TA Travel allowance
TC Transport concession
TCP/IP Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
TGP Therapeutic Group Premiums
TIGERS Trial of Innovative Government Electronic Regional Services
TIP Training and Information Program
TMC Treatment Monitoring Committee (State)
TMS Transition Management Service
TO Technical officer
TPs Treatment Principles
TPI Totally and permanently incapacitated
TRIM TOWER Records and Information Management
TSO Time sharing options
TSP Time Sheet Professional (IMU)
TTI Temporarily totally incapacitated
TTTP Time taken to process

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V VAFIS Veterans' Affairs Financial Information Service
VAN Veterans' Affairs Network
VAPAC Veterans' Affairs Pharmaceutical Approvals Centre
VAS Vehicle Assistance Scheme
VASS Veterans' Affairs Secure System
VCEB Veterans' Children Education Board
VCES Veterans' Children Education Scheme
VEA Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986
VHC Veterans' Home Care
VIEW veteran information enquiry window
VMO Visiting Medical Officer
VP Victory in the Pacific
VQL Veterans' Quality of Life
VRB Veterans' Review Board
VSD Veterans' Service Delivery Project
VSS Veterans' Systems Support, Veterans Satisfaction Survey
VVAA Vietnam Veterans' Association of Australia
VVCS VVCS - Veterans & Veterans Families Counselling Service
VVCSP Vietnam Veterans Children Support Program
VVFA Vietnam Veterans' Federation of Australia
VVRS Veterans' Vocational Rehabilitation Scheme

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W WAN Wide area network
White card Repatriation Health Card — For Specific Conditions (White Card)
WIG Women's Interest Group
WWG War Widows' Guild of Australia
WWW World Wide Web

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Y Y2K Year 2000
YV & VVCS Younger Veterans and VVCS Branch
YVCF Younger Veterans Consultative Forum
YVP Younger Veterans' Program

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Z