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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Address—Australian postcode, Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN}

429894 | Data Element
The Australian numeric descriptor for a postal delivery area for an address.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Commonwealth Department of Health, Disability, Children and Families
Superseded: Early Childhood, Health, Homelessness, Indigenous, Youth Justice
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person (employed)—full-time/part-time status, code N

269950 | Data Element
Whether a person in paid employment is employed full-time or part-time, as represented by a code.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Disability
Superseded: Homelessness

Person—country of birth, code (SACC 2011) NNNN

459973 | Data Element
The country in which the person was born, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Youth Justice
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Disability

Person—first language spoken, code (ASCL 2011) NN{NN}

460120 | Data Element
The language the person identifies as being the first language that they could understand to the extent of being able to conduct a conversation, as represented by a code.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Disability
Superseded: Homelessness

Person—Indigenous status, code N

291036 | Data Element
Whether a person identifies as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin, as represented by a code. This is in accord with the first two of three components of the Commonwealth definition.
Superseded: Health, Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous, Disability, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), WA Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Person—labour force status, code N

270112 | Data Element
The self reported status the person currently has in being either in the labour force (employed/unemployed) or not in the labour force, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health, Homelessness, Disability
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance

Person—main language other than English spoken at home, code (ASCL 2011) NN{NN}

460125 | Data Element
The language reported by a person as the main language other than English spoken by that person in his/her home (or most recent private residential setting occupied by the person) to communicate with other residents of the home or setting and regular visitors, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health, Homelessness, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Disability

Person—principal source of cash income, code NNNN

508411 | Data Element
The source from which a person derives the greatest proportion of his/her cash income, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Homelessness
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Disability

Person—school enrolment and attendance status, code N

401809 | Data Element
The school enrolment and attendance status of a person, as represented by a code.
Standard: Housing assistance, Community Services (retired), Disability
Superseded: Homelessness

Person—sex, code N

287316 | Data Element
The biological distinction between male and female, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Indigenous, Youth Justice
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Disability, Children and Families
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—student type, code N

398244 | Data Element
The type of education or training undertaken by a person, as represented by a code.
Standard: Housing assistance, Community Services (retired), Disability
Superseded: Homelessness

Person—student/employment training indicator, code N

349588 | Data Element
Whether a person is undertaking formal study or vocational education or employment training, as represented by a code.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Disability
Superseded: Homelessness

Record—linkage key, code 581 XXXXXDDMMYYYYN

349895 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
A key that enables two or more records belonging to the same individual to be brought together. It is represented by a code consisting of the second, third and fifth characters of a person’s family name, the second and third letters of the person’s given name, the day, month and year when the person was born and the sex of the person, concatenated in that order.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Disability
Superseded: Homelessness, Health

Service episode—episode end date, DDMMYYYY

270160 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which a service episode was completed.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance
Superseded: Homelessness, Disability

Service episode—episode start date, DDMMYYYY

338558 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which a service episode commenced.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance
Superseded: Homelessness, Disability

Service episode—service ongoing indicator, code N

401349 | Data Element
Whether a client was receiving ongoing assistance or support by the agency, as represented by a code.
Standard: Housing assistance, Community Services (retired), Disability
Superseded: Homelessness

Service event—last service provision date, DDMMYYYY

323253 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which a service was last provided.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Disability
Superseded: Homelessness

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