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Address

428657 | Object Class
A collection of information used for describing the location of an entity and/or details describing how the entity can be contacted.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Health, Tasmanian Health, Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Indigenous, Homelessness, Commonwealth Department of Health, Disability, Children and Families, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Youth Justice
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Adoption

470086 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A legal process by which a person legally becomes a child of the adoptive parent(s) and legally ceases to be a child of his/her existing parent(s).
Standard: Community Services (retired), Children and Families

Adoptive family

468184 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The family into which a person is adopted.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Children and Families

Birth mother

468484 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The biological mother of a child.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Children and Families

Child

268987 | Object Class | Australia Institute of Health and Welfare
An individual under the age of 18 years.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Indigenous, Children and Families

Child protection notification

314464 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A report made to an authorised department by persons or other bodies about an allegation of child abuse or neglect, child maltreatment or harm to a child.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Children and Families

Client

268969 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A person, group or organisation eligible to receive services either directly or indirectly from an agency.
Superseded: Health, Housing assistance, Homelessness, Indigenous, Disability
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Community service episode

268962 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A period of time during which a client receives assistance from an agency.
Retired: Community Services (retired)

Community service event

268963 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An instance or occasion of assistance received by a client from an agency.
Retired: Community Services (retired)

Community services agency

268954 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An organisation or organisational sub-unit that is responsible for the provision of community services to clients.
Retired: Community Services (retired)

Date

294409 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The day of the month and year as specified by a number.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Disability, Children and Families

Dwelling

268982 | Object Class | National Housing Data Development Committee
A structure or a discrete space within a structure intended for people to live in or where a person or group of people live. Thus a structure that people actually live in is a dwelling regardless of its intended purpose, but a vacant structure is only a dwelling if intended for human residence. A dwelling may include one or more rooms used as an office or workshop provided the dwelling is in residential use.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Housing assistance

Entity

429110 | Object Class
An individual, association, or other legal or administrative unit treated as a discrete and particular unit.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health

Female

269000 | Object Class | Australia Institute of Health and Welfare
A human being of the sex which conceives and brings forth young.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Indigenous, Tasmanian Health

Group of persons

269020 | Object Class | Australia Institute of Health and Welfare
A number of persons considered together as being related in some way.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance

Household

268977 | Object Class
A group of two or more related or unrelated people who usually reside in the same dwelling, and who make common provision for food or other essentials for living; or a single person living in a dwelling who makes provision for his or her own food and other essentials for living, without combining with any other person.
Standard: Health, Housing assistance, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired)
Superseded: Community Services (retired)

Household

351492 | Object Class
One or more persons, at least one of whom is at least 15 years of age, usually resident in the same private dwelling.
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Household family

268997 | Object Class
Two or more persons, one of whom is at least 15 years of age, who are related by blood, marriage (registered or defacto), adoption, step or fostering, and who are usually resident in the same household.
Superseded: Community Services (retired)

Identifier

466219 | Object Class
A piece of information that establishes the identity of an entity.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Disability

Income unit

268986 | Object Class | National Housing Data Development Committee
One person or a group of related persons within a household, whose command over income is shared, or any person living in a non private dwelling who is in receipt of personal income.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Housing assistance

Individual service provider

269021 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A person who provides a service and/or care.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance

Informal assistance event

496133 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An instance or occurrence of assistance, help, supervision or care provided by an individual without payment.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability

Informal carer

268964 | Object Class | 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 without payment for the care given.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability

Life event

269014 | Object Class | Australia Institute of Health and Welfare
An event that occurs to, or involves, a person during their life.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance

Organisation

354505 | Object Class
The smallest type of accounting unit within a management unit within a State or Territory of Australia which controls its productive activities and for which a specified range of detailed data is available, at least on an annual basis, thus enabling measures such as value added to be calculated.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Housing assistance, Indigenous, Disability, Youth Justice

Parent/guardian

314980 | Object Class
One who is legally responsible for the care and management of an incompetent or a minor, whether it be because they are that person's father or mother (parent), or a guardian.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability

Person

268955 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A human being.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Indigenous, WA Health, Commonwealth Department of Health, Disability, Children and Families, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Youth Justice
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person/group of persons

269019 | Object Class | Australia Institute of Health and Welfare
One or more human beings who receive a service.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance

Record

300208 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An account of something, preserved in a lasting form.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Health, WA Health, Indigenous, Disability

Referral

269015 | Object Class | Australia Institute of Health and Welfare
A recommendation for further care or services.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous, WA Health

Service episode

320994 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A period of time during which a client receives assistance from an agency.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Disability, Children and Families, Youth Justice

Service event

320989 | Object Class
An instance or occasion of assistance received by a client from a service provider.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Indigenous, Commonwealth Department of Health, Disability, Children and Families, Youth Justice
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Service provider organisation

269022 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An organisation that provides services and/or care.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Indigenous, Disability, Children and Families

Service type outlet

495892 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A unit of an agency that delivers a particular service type at or from a discrete location.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability

Service/care provider

269017 | Object Class | Australia Institute of Health and Welfare
A person or group of persons who provide services and/or care.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Disability, Indigenous

State or Territory Government

301333 | Object Class
A separately constituted legal entity established by political processes which have legislative, judicial or executive authority over a specific state or territory and is responsible for the governance, administration and financial management of that state or territory.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired)

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