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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AIHW National Aged Care Data Clearinghouse

586498 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Data included in the AIHW National Aged Care Data Clearinghouse (the Data Clearinghouse) are sourced from the Department of Social Services (DSS). As such, the AIHW has limited capacity to validate data quality. The Data Clearinghouse is located at AIHW for the purpose of providing aged care data to a range of stakeholders including policy makers, researchers, service providers and general consumers. The Data Clearinghouse encourages transparency and independence in aged care policy research a...
Standard: AIHW Data Quality Statements

AIHW National Aged Care Data Clearinghouse

735282 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Summary of key issues Data included in the AIHW National Aged Care Data Clearinghouse (the NACDC) is sourced from Department of Health, Department of Human Services, Department of Social Services, Services Australia, the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission, and Aged Care Financing Authority. Most of these data are derived from administrative data collections designed to support payment of subsidies to providers (referred to as ‘claims’ in this DQS) and to administer Government-funded aged ...
Standard: AIHW Data Quality Statements

National Affordable Housing Agreement: 3:Proportion of Australians who are homeless, 2010 QS

410467 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
By their nature homeless people are difficult to count. Traditional Census and survey methods are generally not suitable for locating and identifying homeless people. The ABS has developed special enumeration strategies for finding homeless people in the Census. However, despite these efforts it is likely that a proportion of the homeless population will remain uncounted. Similarly, homeless people are not well captured in administrative records. The SAAP collection provides a count of those peo...
Standard: Homelessness

National Congenital Anomaly Data Collection, 2021; Quality Statement

754114 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
The National Congenital Anomalies Data Collection (NCADC) is an Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) collection of data relating to babies with a congenital anomaly. The AIHW collates data supplied from the states and territories of Australia and harmonises this data for national reporting. The AIHW does not source data on congenital anomalies independently. The NCADC contains information on babies with diagnosed congenital anomalies and includes live births, stillbirths and termina...
Standard: AIHW Data Quality Statements

Northern Territory Remote Aboriginal Investment dental data collection, 2018; Quality Statement

723506 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
The National Partnership Agreement on Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory (SFNT) was implemented mid–2012 and replaced by the National Partnership Agreement on Northern Territory Remote Aboriginal Investment (NTRAI) in July 2015, outlining a 10-year commitment to 2021–22. It is funded by the Australian Government and delivered by the Northern Territory Government. The AIHW collects data on the SFNT/NTRAI Oral Health Program (OHP) which includes the delivery of clinical services, tooth ext...
Superseded: AIHW Data Quality Statements

Northern Territory Remote Aboriginal Investment dental data collection, 2019; Quality Statement

741715 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
The National Partnership Agreement on Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory (SFNT) was implemented mid–2012 and replaced by the National Partnership Agreement on Northern Territory Remote Aboriginal Investment (NTRAI) in July 2015, outlining a 10-year commitment to 2021–22. It is funded by the Australian Government and delivered by the Northern Territory Government. The AIHW collects data on the SFNT/NTRAI Oral Health Program (OHP) which includes the delivery of clinical services, tooth ext...
Superseded: AIHW Data Quality Statements

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