Abbreviations, acronyms and symbols

Abbreviations and acronyms

Abbreviations and acronyms Description
AASB   Australian Accounting Standards Board
ABS   Australian Bureau of Statistics
AIHW   Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
AIHW Act   Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Act 1987  
AKI   acute kidney injury
APS   Australian Public Service
CEO   Chief Executive Officer
COAG   Council of Australian Governments
CKD   chronic kidney disease
CT   computerised tomography
CVD   cardiovascular disease
DHS   Australian Government Department of Human Services
DSS   Australian Government Department of Social Services
EA   AIHW's Enterprise Agreement
EEO Act   Equal Employment Opportunity (Commonwealth Authorities) Act 1987  
EL   Executive Level
FACS   NSW Department of Family and Community Services
FRR   Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Financial Reporting) Rule 2015
FoI Act   Freedom of Information Act 1982  
FTE   full-time equivalent
GST   Goods and Services Tax
HTML   hypertext markup language
HPV   human papilloma virus
ICD-11   International Classification of Diseases, 11th Revision
ICT   information and communications technology
Institute   Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
IPA   Individual Performance Agreement [for AIHW staff]
MBS   Medicare Benefits Schedule
METeOR   AIHW's Metadata Online Registry
MoU   memorandum of understanding
NABERS   National Australian Built Environment Rating System
NAPLAN   National Assessment Program—Literacy and Numeracy
NCSP   National Cervical Screening Program
NHPA   National Health Performance Authority
NMDS   national minimum data set (see 'Glossary')
NSW   New South Wales
NTD   neural tube defect
OECD   Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
PAF   Performance Accountability Framework (for health services)
PBS   Portfolio Budget Statements
PDF   portable document format
PGPA Act   Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013  
PGPA Rule   Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014
RMS   Rehabilitation Management System
SA   South Australia
SAMAC   AIHW's Statistical and Analytical Methods Advisory Committee
SAS VA   SAS Visual Analytics
SES   Senior Executive Service
WA   Western Australia
WHO   World Health Organization
WHS   work health and safety
WHS Act   Work Health and Safety Act 2011  


Symbol Description
%   per cent
  not defined, nil or rounded to zero (in tables)
n.a.   not available (in tables)
. .   not applicable (in tables)