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Abbreviations and Acronyms


AAPPAC                               Association of Asia Pacific Performing Arts Centres

ABC                                        Australian Broadcasting Corporation

ACC                                        Agency Consultative

ACT                                        Australian Capital Territory

ACTDA                                  ACT Drama Association

ACTEWAGL                         ACT Electricity and Gas

ACTIA                                    ACT Insurance Authority

ACTPS                                   ACT Public Service

AM                                         Member of the Order of Australia

ANU                                      Australian National University

AO                                          Officer of the Order of Australia

APACA                                  Australian Performing Arts Centres Association

ARins                                     Attraction and Retention Initiatives

ASO                                       Administrative Services Officer

Auslan                                  Australian Sign Language

AWA                                      Australian Workplace Agreement

BA                                          Bachelor of Arts

BBC                                        British Broadcasting Corporation

BSc                                         Bachelor of Science

CAPO                                    Capital Arts Patrons’ Organisation

CEFI                                       Chief Executive Officer Financial Instruction

CEO                                        Chief Executive Officer

CFC                                        Cultural Facilities Corporation

CFO                                        Chief Financial Officer

CMAG                                   Canberra Museum and Gallery

CMTEDD                              Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

CNG                                       Compressed Natural Gas

CPI                                         Consumer Price Index

CRA                                        City Renewal Authority

CSIRO                                    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

DISACT                                 Disaster ACT

EPD                                        Environment and Planning Directorate

ESD                                        Ecologically Sustainable Development

FBT                                         Fringe Benefits Tax

FCP                                        Fraud Control Plan

FTE                                         Full Time Equivalent

FM                                         Financial Management

FMA                                      Financial Management Act 1996

FM                                         Frequency Modulation

FTE                                         Full time equivalent

GHG                                      Green House Gas

GSO                                       General Services Officer

GST                                        Goods and Services Tax

HR                                          Human Resources

HVAC                                    Heating, ventiliation and air-conditioning

ICOMOS                               International Council on Monuments and Sites

IT                                            Information Technology

Kg                                           Kilogram

kWh                                       kilowatt hour

LED                                         Light-emitting diode                      

LPA                                        Live Performance Australia

LPG                                        Liquid Petroleum Gas

MBA                                      Master of Business Administration

MWh                                     megawatt hour

MEAA                                   Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance

MLA                                       Member of the Legislative Assembly

NAIDOC                               National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Day
Observance Committee

NGA                                      National Gallery of Australia

NGA                                      National Greenhouse Accounts

NMA                                     National Museum of Australia

NSW                                      New South Wales

AM                                         Member of the Order of Australia

PD                                          Professional Development

PhD                                        Doctor of Philosophy

PO                                          Professional Officer

RED                                        Respect, Equity and Diversity

RET                                         Renewable Energy Target

S                                              Section

SEA                                        Special Employment Arrangement

SES                                         Senior Executive Service

SME                                       Small to Medium Enterprise

SMS                                       Safety Management System

SOG                                       Senior Officer Grade

SPO                                        Senior Professional Officer

SRMP                                    Strategic Risk Management Plan

t                                              tonne

the Centre                          Canberra Theatre Centre

the Corporation                Cultural Facilities Corporation

TQI                                         Teacher Quality Institute

UK                                          United Kingdom

UNSW                                   University of NSW

VET                                        Vocational Education and Training

VIP                                         Very Important Person
VMA                                     
Venue Managers Association
WHS                                      Work Health and Safety