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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Informal carer

353420 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An informal carer includes any person, such as a family member, friend or neighbour, who is giving regular, ongoing assistance to another person.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability, Aged Care

Sex

750030 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Sex is understood in relation to sex characteristics, such as chromosomes, hormones and reproductive organs. Sex is often used interchangeably with gender, however they are distinct concepts and it is important to differentiate between them.
Standard: Health, Youth Justice, Australian Teacher Workforce Data Oversight Board, Tasmanian Health, Aged Care, Indigenous
Qualified: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Statistical Local Area

327460 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The smallest level of geography contained in the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC).
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Disability, Tasmanian Health, Aged Care

Gender

750032 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Gender is about social and cultural differences in identity, expression and experience as a man, boy, woman, girl, or non-binary person. Non-binary is an umbrella term describing gender identities that are not exclusively male or female.Gender is often used interchangeably with sex, however they are distinct concepts and it is important to differentiate between them.
Standard: Health, Youth Justice, Australian Teacher Workforce Data Oversight Board, Tasmanian Health, Aged Care
Qualified: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Geographic indicator

327306 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A classification scheme that divides an area into mutually exclusive sub-areas based on geographic location. Some geographic indicators are:Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC, ABS cat. no. 1216.0, effective up until 1 July 2011)Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS, ABS cat. nos. 1270.0.55.001 to 1270.0.55.005, effective from 1 July 2011)administrative regionselectoratesAccessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia (ARIA)Rural, Remote and Metropolitan Area Classificati...
Superseded: Health, Indigenous, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Early Childhood, Disability, Tasmanian Health, Aged Care
Retired: Commonwealth Department of Health
Qualified: Youth Justice

Palliative care phase

681549 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The palliative care phase identifies a clinically meaningful period in a patient's condition. The palliative care phase is determined by a holistic clinical assessment which considers the needs of the patients and their family and carers.An episode of admitted patient palliative care may comprise a single phase or multiple phases, depending on changes in the patient's condition. Phases are not sequential and a patient may move back and forth between phases within the one episode of admitted pati...
Standard: Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Tasmanian Health, Aged Care

Urban Centre and Locality

695681 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An area of concentrated urban development with a population of 200 people or more.
Standard: Health, Housing assistance, Aged Care

Address

327278 | Glossary Item | Health Data Standards Committee
The referential description of a location where an entity is located or can be otherwise reached or found.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Indigenous, Aged Care

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