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—statistical area

457285 | Data Element Concept
A designated region with a pre-determined population used for describing location and contact details. Based on the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) structure of six hierarchical statistical area levels comprised in ascending order.
Superseded: Health, Early Childhood
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability, Children and Families
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Child—fees charged in the census week

401473 | Data Element Concept
The actual tuition fees charged per week for the child to attend preschool at this service
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Child—maximum preschool program hours available per week

397149 | Data Element Concept | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
The maximum number of hours of preschool program available to the child at this service, per week.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Child—preschool program enrolment indicator

436124 | Data Element Concept | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
An indicator of whether the child was enrolled in a preschool program.
Superseded: Early Childhood
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Child—preschool program hours enrolled

388621 | Data Element Concept | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
The number of hours a child has enrolled in a preschool program, in a given week.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Child—preschool service enrolment indicator

387986 | Data Element Concept | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
Whether the child was enrolled in a preschool program.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Child—preschool service received indicator

357013 | Data Element Concept
Whether a child received a preschool service.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Person (address)—Australian postcode

269894 | Data Element Concept
The numeric descriptor for a postal delivery area, aligned with locality, suburb or place for the address of a person.
Superseded: Health, Community Services (retired), Early Childhood
Standard: Housing assistance, Homelessness

Person (address)—suburb/town/locality name

269880 | Data Element Concept
The full name of the locality contained within the specific address of a person.
Superseded: Health, Community Services (retired), Early Childhood
Standard: Housing assistance, Homelessness

Person (employed)—Preschool program delivered by teacher indicator

401320 | Data Element Concept
An indicator of face to face delivery of a structured, play-based, educational program by a person with a relevant university qualification.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Person—Indigenous status

269618 | Data Element Concept
Indigenous Status is a measure of whether a person identifies as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin. 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
Standard: Community Services (retired), Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Children and Families
Recorded: Commonwealth Department of Health

Person—role of early childhood education and care worker

400954 | Data Element Concept
The usual role of the person in the course of their employment in early childhood education and care.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Person—sex

269716 | Data Element Concept
Sex is the biological distinction between male and female. Where there is an inconsistency between anatomical and chromosomal characteristics, sex is based on anatomical characteristics.
Superseded: Health, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Indigenous, Tasmanian Health
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Commonwealth Department of Health, WA Health, Disability, Children and Families
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)
Qualified: Youth Justice

Person—type of work activity

397308 | Data Element Concept
The type of service work performed by a person in the course of their employment.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Service provider organisation (name)—organisation name

288903 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The appellation by which an establishment, agency or organisation is known or called.
Superseded: Health, Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Indigenous
Standard: Housing assistance

Service provider organisation—fee schedule amount

326574 | Data Element Concept
The standard fee schedule amount reported by an agency.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Service provider organisation—maximum preschool program hours available per week

401535 | Data Element Concept
The maximum number of hours available to children to attend the preschool program at this service.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Service provider organisation—number of children attending preschool

390937 | Data Element Concept | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
The number of children who attended preschool at least once in the census week at the service.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Service provider organisation—number of Indigenous children attending a preschool program

441247 | Data Element Concept
The number of Indigenous children attending a preschool preschool program at the service.
Superseded: Early Childhood
Standard: Indigenous

Service provider organisation—number of Indigenous children attending preschool

401432 | Data Element Concept
The number of Indigenous children attending preschool
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Service provider organisation—number of Indigenous children enrolled in a preschool program

441257 | Data Element Concept
The number of Indigenous children enrolled in a preschool program at the service.
Superseded: Early Childhood
Standard: Indigenous

Service provider organisation—number of Indigenous children enrolled in preschool

401417 | Data Element Concept
The number of Indigenous children enrolled in preschool
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Service provider organisation—number of preschool program hours enrolled per week

397191 | Data Element Concept | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
The number of hours that children are enrolled in a preschool program delivered by a service provider organisation.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Service provider organisation—number of service operation weeks

269807 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The actual number of weeks during a specified period that the agency is open for the provision of service.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Disability, Indigenous
Superseded: Early Childhood

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