Review of Australian Government Health Workforce Programs

Acronyms and abbreviations

Page last updated: 24 May 2013

AAHAAustralian Allied Health Alliance
AASAdditional Assistance Scheme
ABSAustralian Bureau of Statistics
ACDAcute Care Division
ACEMAustralasian College of Emergency Medicine
ACETIAged Care Education and Training Initiatives
ACNAustralian College of Nursing
ACNSAged Care Nursing Scholarships
ACRRMAustralian College of Rural and Remote Medicine
ADAAustralian Dental Association
AGPT Australian General Practice Training
AHMACAustralian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council
AHMCAustralian Health Ministers’ Conference
AHOMPsAfter Hours Other Medical Practitioners program
AHPAAllied Health Professionals Australia
AHPRAAustralian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
AHWMCAustralian Health Workforce Ministerial Council
AIDAAustralian Indigenous Doctors Association
AIHW Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
AINsAssistants in nursing
AMCAustralian Medical Council
AMDSApproved Medical Deputising Service
AMLAAustralian Medicare Local Alliance
AMS Aboriginal Medical Service
AMSAAustralian Medical Students’ Association
AoNArea of need
APEDApproved Private Emergency Department Program
ARCPOHAustralian Research Centre for Population Oral Health
ARHENAustralian Rural Health Education Network
ARIAAccessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia
ASGC-RAAustralian Standard Geographical Classification - Remoteness Area
ASGSAustralian Statistical Geography Standard
ATAPSAccess to Allied Psychological Services program
ATOAustralian Taxation Office
ATSIHRTONNAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Registered Training Organisations National Network
ATSIHWWG Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workforce Working Group
ATSIPSSAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme
BMPBonded Medical Places scheme
BSBCBetter Skills Better Care program
BSPBonded Support Program
CATSINCongress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses
CDMChronic Disease Management
CEOChief executive officer
COAG Council of Australian Governments
CoNNOCoalition of National Nursing Organisations
CPDContinuing professional development
CPEContinuing professional education
CRANAplusCouncil of Remote Area Nurses Australia
CSPCommonwealth Supported Place
DBADental Board of Australia
DEEWRDepartment of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
DESTDepartment of Education, Science and Training
DHSDepartment of Human Services
DIACDepartment of Immigration and Citizenship
DI-ERRWSDiagnostic Imaging – Enhancing the Rural and Remote Workforce Scheme
DIICCSRTEDepartment of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education
DoHADepartment of Health and Ageing
DRISSDental Relocation and Infrastructure Support Scheme
DSRUDental Statistics and Research Unit
DTERPDental Training Expanding Rural Placements program
DWSDistrict of workforce shortage
EDPSCSEmergency Department Private Sector Clinical Supervisor Program
EMETEmergency Medicine Education and Training program
FaHCSIADepartment of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
FGAMSForeign graduate of Australian medical school
FIFOFly-in, fly-out
FLECFirst Line Emergency Care program
FoFMSFaHCSIA Online Funding Management System
FTE Full-time equivalent
FWEFull-time workload equivalent
GDPGross Domestic Product
GPGeneral practitioner
GPETGeneral Practice Education and Training Ltd
GPPTSPGeneral Practice Procedural Training Support Program
GPRAGeneral Practice Registrars Australia
GPRIPGeneral Practice Rural Incentives Program
HECSHigher Education Contribution Scheme
HELPHigher Education Loan Program
HPPPHealth Professionals Prescribing Pathway
HSCDFHealth System Capacity Development Fund
HW2025Health Workforce 2025 report
HWA Health Workforce Australia
HWDHealth Workforce Division
HWFHealth Workforce Fund
HWPCHealth Workforce Principal Committee
IAHAIndigenous Allied Health Australia
IDGInternational dental graduate
IHPAIndependent Hospital Pricing Authority
IHPPInternational Health Professionals Program
IHTIndigenous Health Training
IMGInternational medical graduate
IPE Inter-professional education
IPLInter-professional learning
IPP Inter-professional practice
IRCTNIntegrated Regional Clinical Training Network
IRSInternational Recruitment Strategy
JFPPJohn Flynn Placement Program
KPIKey performance indicator
LHNLocal Health Networks
LIME networkLeaders in Indigenous Medical Education network
MAHSMore Allied Health Services program
MBAMedical Board of Australia
MBSMedicare Benefits Scheme
MDANZMedical Deans of Australia and New Zealand
MOMPsMedicare Plus Other Medical Practitioners program
MRBSMedical Rural Bonded Scholarship Scheme
MSOAPMedical Specialist Outreach Assistance program
MSODMedical Schools Outcomes Database
NACCHONational Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
NACDHNational Advisory Council on Dental Health
NAHRLSNursing and Allied Health Rural Locum Scheme
NAHSSSNursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme
NATSIHWA National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association
NCWSNational Cancer Workforce Strategy
NDISNational Disability Insurance Scheme
NGONon-government organisation
NiGPNursing in General Practice program
NMTANNational Medical Training Advisory Network
NNMEANNational Nursing and Midwifery Educational Advisory Network
NPANational Partnership Agreement
NRASNational Registration and Accreditation Scheme
NRHANational Rural Health Alliance
OATSIHOffice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
OECD Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
OHTGYPOral Health Therapist Graduate Year Program
OM-OMPsOuter Metropolitan Other Medical Practitioners program
OMPsOther medical practitioners
OTD Overseas trained doctor
OTDNETOverseas Trained Doctor National Education Training
PADWSPreliminary Assessment of District of Workforce Shortage
PBSPharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
PGPPPPrevocational General Practice Placements Program
PGYPostgraduate year
PHMSSPuggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme
PNIPPractice Nurse Incentive Program
RARemoteness area
RACGPRoyal Australian College of General Practitioners
RAHCRemote Area Health Corp
RAMUSRural Australia Medical Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme
RANZCOGRoyal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
RCSRural Clinical School
RCTIRecipient created tax invoice
RCTSRural Clinical Training and Support program
RDAARural Doctors Association of Australia
RHCERural Health Continuing Education program
RHEFRural Health Education Foundation
RHMTRural Health Multidisciplinary Training program
RHPPRural Health Professionals Program
RHWARural Health Workforce Agency
RHWSRural Health Workforce Strategy
RLRPRural Locum Relief Program
ROMPRural Other Medical Practitioners program
RPHSRural Primary Health Services
RPSSRural Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme
RRMARural, Remote and Metropolitan Areas
RSOReturn of service obligation
RTOsRegistered training organisations
RTPsRegional training providers
RVTSRemote Vocational Training Scheme
RWAsRural Workforce Agencies
SAStatistical area
SAPPSpecial Approved Placements Program
SARRAHServices for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health
SCoHStanding Council on Health
SLAStatistical local area
SSDStatistical sub-division
STPSpecialist Training Program
TROMPsTemporary Resident Other Medical Practitioners program
TTRTeaching, training and research
TTRWGTeaching, Training and Research Working Group
UDRHUniversity Departments of Rural Health
VDGYPVoluntary Dental Graduate Year Program
VET Vocational education and training sector
VRVocationally recognised
WBAWorkplace based assessment