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Glossary of terms

Acronym Full Title Description
ACDC  Annual Client Data Collection Annual reporting on client service data that is required from all service providers as part of the CSTDA Minimum Dataset. 
ASF  Accommodation Support Funding Funding for individuals and service providers to provide support for the activities of daily living to enable individuals to live independently in the community. 
CAEP  Community Aids and Equipment Program This program funds the purchase of basic and essential aids and equipment to assist people with disabilities to live independently in the home and community. 
DG  Director General The Chief Executive of the Commission who reports to the Premier through Treasury and Parliament, the Minister for Disability Services, and the Disability Services Commission Board, appointed by the Minister for Disability Services. 
DPS  Disability Professional Services Provides funding to service providers for professional services such as physiotherapy, psychology, occupational therapy, social work or speech pathology for people with disabilities and their families. 
DSA  Disability Services Act Legislation providing a principles and objectives framework for the funding and provision of support services for people with disabilities. 
DSO Disability Service Organisation Non-government disability service organisation.
DSC  Disability Services Commission The Commission has statutory responsibility for policy and program development and service planning in all areas that affect the rights and needs of Western Australians with disabilities. 
DSS  Disability Services Standards National framework that defines minimum levels of service quality as set in the Principles and Objectives of the Disability Services Act. 
IFS  Intensive Family Support This funding assists people with disabilities to remain with their family and provides families with a break from caring. 
LAC  Local Area Coordination A coordination service for individuals and families provided by Country Services Coordination and Metropolitan Services Coordination Directorates for the metropolitan and rural areas.
RFP  Request for Proposal An invitation for providers of a product or service to bid on the right to supply that product or service to an individual or on behalf of the entity that issued the RFP. 
RFQ  Request for Quotation A request for quotation (RFQ) is a document that an organisation submits to one or more potential suppliers eliciting quotations for a product or service. 
SA  Service Agreement A legally binding contract between the Commission and its service providers detailing financial and non-financial aspects of service provision to people with disabilities, their families and carers. 
SLA   Service Level Agreements A Service Agreement specific to Government provided services.  See also Service Agreement. 
SCDO  Service Contracting and Development Officers Responsible for contract formation, planning, management and monitoring of Service Agreements and support service providers to maintain and enhance the quality of service delivery to people with disabilities, their families and carers. 
SCD  Service Contracting and Development One of the Directorates within the Commission which is responsible for procurement of services and service development activities. 
VSA  Variation to Service Agreement A negotiated variation from the original parameters of a Service Agreement.