Search

METEOR’s search works in a similar way to other search engines. You can use keywords or terms to pull up related content. The below tips are specific to METEOR and will help you to find what you need.

Try searching using either a keyword, specific term or METEOR ID number.

METEOR ID search

If you’re a returning user and know an item’s METEOR ID, you can enter it in the search box. Clicking the search icon will take you straight to the item’s page.

Autocomplete

METEOR will automatically display suggestions for search terms as you’re typing. This predictive text will show you METEOR entries that exist for the topic you’re searching on. You don’t have to use any of these suggestions, but they may make your searching process faster and easier.

Pressing ‘tab’ will select the top suggestion. Otherwise, selecting from the list of suggestions will put the suggested search term into the search box. You can then click the search icon to find related content. Clicking anywhere on the search results will take you to the item’s page.

Spelling correction

METEOR will show search results with spelling correction. Misspelled terms can still be selected for search where relevant.

Dropdown options

The drop-down menus directly below the search text box allow you to limit the search results to any of the 18 content types in METEOR (see Learn about metadata to view the list), by item creation dates, and item revision dates.

Content types

Content types allow you to limit your search to various metadata building blocks and other topic or help content found in METEOR. See Learn about metadata to view a list of metadata item types that you can search in METEOR. Searching on Topic pages will give results from METEOR’s ‘non-metadata’ pages which explain metadata, how it is managed, how to use METEOR, and how to develop metadata.

Searching on Help will give results from all the pop-up information boxes that are linked to each metadata item. The Help search looks through all text from the METEOR Business Rules, which is accessed through the small ‘i’ icon used throughout the site.

Created date and Revision date

The Created and Revision date dropdown options limit your search to when an item was created or last revised. METEOR will search any time by default, or you can select or specify a custom period.

Custom search syntax

METEOR uses Lucene search syntax. This functionality can be useful to fine-tune your search results even more. Some of the commands include:

  1. Restrict search to the titles of items by using Name: Searchterm. Note that it has to be written exactly as Name, with the capital N. Using name will not work. It doesn’t matter if there’s a space around the colon or not.
  2. Force a second term to be included by using AND.
  3. Widen your search to include another option using the term OR.

For example, if you’re looking for something with the word ‘baby’ in the title you would use Name: baby. METEOR will also give you results for the plural of the search term, so if you search on ‘baby’ you will also get results for ‘babies’. If looking for something with two terms (‘baby’ and ‘admission’) you would use Name: baby AND admission.

Sort by

You can also display your search results with a range of options in the Sort by drop-down menu on the right. You can sort on Relevance, Most/Least Recently Created, Most/Least Recently Updated, and Alphabetically (A–Z and Z–A).

Clear

The Clear button resets the Search page.

Filtering search results

You can fine-tune your search results using the filters that appear in the left-hand menu after searching any term. These filters are dynamic and will only display options specific to your search term, for example, only registration authorities relating to your search term will be displayed. You can use multiple filters at once.

Some of the filters change depending on your role within METEOR. If you are using METEOR without an account, you can search on metadata item type, public registration statuses, METEOR ID, and registration authority. You are also able to compare two items.

If you are using METEOR without an account, you will not be able to save bookmarks for items you’re interested in. There are also some non-public registration statuses that you won’t be able to see.

If you wish to save bookmarks, you can sign up for a free METEOR account easily, just follow the Sign up now prompts after clicking on the Sign In button. If you have an account, you will also be able to subscribe to notifications about changes to specific items in METEOR.

If you are logged in to METEOR as a metadata developer, or any other official role, there are some additional search options. You will be able to restrict your search to the full range of registration status options, including non-public statuses. You will also be able to save bookmarks and subscribe to notifications about changes to items.

Each search result has a small ‘hamburger’ icon on the right . This gives you download links for the metadata item as a PDF or a Word document.


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Date—accuracy indicator, code AAA

294429 | Data Element | Standards Australia
An indicator of the accuracy of the components of a reported date, as represented by a code.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Disability

Individual service provider—occupation end date, DDMMYYYY

289053 | Data Element | Standards Australia
The date on which an individual health care provider ceased practising in an identified occupation.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired)

Individual service provider—occupation start date, DDMMYYYY

523971 | Data Element | Standards Australia
The date on which an individual service provider commences practising in an identified occupation, expressed as DDMMYYYY.
Standard: Health

Individual service provider—occupation start date, DDMMYYYY

289059 | Data Element | Standards Australia
The date on which an individual health care provider commenced practising in an identified occupation.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired)

Person (address)—address line, text X[X(179)]

286620 | Data Element | Standards Australia
A composite of one or more standard address components that describes a low level of geographical/physical description of a location, as represented by text. Used in conjunction with the other high-level address components i.e. Suburb/town/locality, Postcode—Australian, Australian state/territory, and Country, forms a complete geographical/physical address of a person.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired)

Person (address)—electronic communication medium, code N

287519 | Data Element | Standards Australia
A type of communication mechanism used by a person, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Person (address)—international postcode, text X[X(9)]

288985 | Data Element | Standards Australia
The code for a postal delivery area, aligned with locality, suburb or place for the address of a person, as defined by the postal service of a country other than Australia, as represented by text.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Person (identifier)—identifier type, geographic/administrative scope code A

270053 | Data Element | Standards Australia
A code based on the geographical or administrative breadth of applicability of Person identifier.
Standard: Health

Person (name)—family name, text X[X(39)]

286953 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Standards Australia
That part of a name a person usually has in common with some other members of his/her family, as distinguished from his/her given names, as represented by text.
Superseded: Health, Community Services (retired)
Standard: Housing assistance, Tasmanian Health

Person (name)—given name sequence number, code N

287595 | Data Element | Standards Australia
The numerical order of the given names or initials of a person, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Person (name)—given name, text X[X(39)]

287035 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Standards Australia
The person's identifying name within the family group or by which the person is socially identified, as represented by text.
Superseded: Health, Community Services (retired)
Standard: Housing assistance, Tasmanian Health

Person (name)—name conditional use flag, code N

287101 | Data Element | Standards Australia
An indicator of specific conditions that may be applied to an individual's name, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Person (name)—name suffix sequence number, code N

288226 | Data Element | Standards Australia
The numeric order of any additional terms used at the conclusion of a name, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Person (name)—name suffix, text A[A(11)]

287164 | Data Element | Standards Australia
Additional term following a person's name used to identify a person when addressing them by name, whether by mail, by phone, or in person, as represented by text.
Standard: Health
Superseded: Community Services (retired)

Person (name)—name title sequence number, code N

288263 | Data Element | Standards Australia
The numeric order of an honorific form of address commencing a person's name, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Person (name)—name type, code N

287203 | Data Element | Standards Australia
A classification that enables differentiation between recorded names for a person, as represented by a code.
Standard: Health
Superseded: Community Services (retired)

Person (telephone)—telephone number type, code A

270299 | Data Element | Standards Australia
The type of telephone number recorded for a person, as represented by a code.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired)

Person—government funding identifier, Centrelink customer reference number {N(9)A}

270098 | Data Element | Standards Australia
A personal identifier assigned by Centrelink for the purposes of identifying people (and organisations) eligible for specific services, including some public health care services, such as oral health services.
Standard: Health

Person—government funding identifier, Medicare card number N(11)

270101 | Data Element | Standards Australia
Person identifier, allocated by the Health Insurance Commission to eligible persons under the Medicare scheme, that appears on a Medicare card.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous, WA Health
Recorded: Community Services (retired)

Person—mother’s original family name, text X[X(39)]

635340 | Data Element | Standards Australia
The original family name of the person’s mother as reported by the person, as represented by text.
Standard: Health

Person—mother’s original family name, text X[X(39)]

270262 | Data Element | Standards Australia
The original family name of the person’s mother as reported by the person, as represented by text.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Person—telephone number, text X[X(39)]

270266 | Data Element | Standards Australia
The person's contact telephone number, as represented by text.
Standard: Health
Superseded: Community Services (retired)

Service provider organisation (address)—address line, text X[X(179)]

290315 | Data Element | Standards Australia
A composite of one or more standard address components, as represented by text.
Superseded: Health, Early Childhood, Housing assistance, Indigenous
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Service provider organisation (address)—electronic communication medium, code N

287521 | Data Element | Standards Australia
A type of communication mechanism used by an organisation, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health, Indigenous
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Service provider organisation (address)—international postcode, text X[X(9)]

288987 | Data Element | Standards Australia
The code for a postal delivery area, aligned with locality, suburb or place for the address of an organisation, as defined by the postal service of a country other than Australia.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Service provider organisation (address)—non-Australian state/province, text X[X(39)]

288636 | Data Element | Standards Australia
The designation applied to an internal, political or geographic division of a country other than Australia that is officially recognised by that country that is associated with the address of an establishment, as represented by text.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired)

Service provider organisation—organisation start date, DDMMYYYY

288963 | Data Element | Standards Australia
The date on which an establishment, agency or organisation started or commenced operations or service.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired)

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