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Accommodation period

357096 | Glossary Item
The period during which a client was in supported accommodation. A client may have no accommodation periods or one or more accommodation periods within a support period.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness

Activity—functioning, disability and health

327296 | Glossary Item
In the context of health, an activity is the execution of a task or action by an individual.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

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

Adoption

327208 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
Adoption is the legal process by which a person legally becomes a child of the adoptive parents and legally ceases to be a child of his/her existing parents.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Indigenous, Disability, Children and Families

Assistance received

327202 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The goods or services, or time or money received by a person (client) during a service episode or event.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance

Assistance request reason

327204 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The reason(s) why a person has sought or requires assistance from an agency.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness

Assistance with activities and participation

327298 | Glossary Item
The help that a person receives or needs from another person, because of their difficulty in performing an activity or in participating in an area of life.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Boarding house building

327408 | Glossary Item | New South Wales Department of Housing, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A separate building (also referred to as a rooming or lodging house) containing multiple boarding/rooming/lodging house bedrooms and/or boarding house units.
Standard: Housing assistance, Community Services (retired)

Boarding house room

327410 | Glossary Item | New South Wales Department of Housing, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A bedroom within a boarding house (also referred to as a rooming or lodging house) that is not self-contained, and usually shares a common kitchen and/or bathroom. Boarding house bedrooms are usually accessed via a common entrance such as a foyer or hallway.
Standard: Housing assistance, Community Services (retired)

Boarding house unit

327412 | Glossary Item | NSW Department of Housing, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A self-contained unit within a boarding house (also referred to as a rooming or lodging house) with separate cooking, bathroom and toilet facilities. Boarding house units are usually accessed via a common entrance such as a foyer or hallway.
Standard: Housing assistance, Community Services (retired)

Body functions

327294 | Glossary Item
Body functions are the physiological functions of body systems (including psychological functions).
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Body structures

327300 | Glossary Item
Body structures are anatomical parts of the body such as organs, limbs and their components.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Carer Allowance

515353 | Glossary Item
A supplementary payment for parents or carers who provide daily care to an adult or dependent child who has a disability or medical condition or is frail aged.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability

Carer Payment

515394 | Glossary Item
Support if you are unable to work in paid employment because you provide full-time care to someone with a severe disability, medical condition, or is frail aged.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability

Case plan (Out-of-Home Care)

532565 | Glossary Item | Research, Evaluation and Data Working Group (REDWG).
A case plan is an individualised, dynamic written plan or a support agreement that includes information on the circumstances explaining why the child is considered to be in need of protection, the goal of ongoing intervention and outcomes and actions required to achieve the goals. A case plan is usually developed between the person and agency as a result of an assessment process and usually includes: Goals and objectives; Planned measures/actions; Needs assessment (including: hea...
Recorded: Community Services (retired)
Standard: Children and Families

Child

346949 | Glossary Item
A person:of any age who is a natural, adopted, step, or foster son or daughter of a couple or lone parent, usually resident in the same household orunder 15 years of age, usually resident in the household, who forms a parent-child relationship with another member in the household. This includes otherwise related children under 15 and unrelated children under 15.
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Collection District (CD)

397490 | Glossary Item
The CD is the smallest spatial unit in the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC).
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Corporation

354894 | Glossary Item
A corporation is a legal entity that: is created for the purpose of producing goods and services for the market may be a source of profit or other financial gain to its owner(s) is collectively owned by shareholders who have the authority to appoint directors responsible for its general management.
Standard: Community Services (retired)

CSTDA funded agency

344853 | Glossary Item
A funded agency is usually a legal entity providing one or more types of CSTDA-funded service types to CSTDA users at one or more different locations. The organisational unit that delivers a single service type at or from a discrete location is described as a service type outlet. Where a funded agency provides only one service type, the service type outlet and the funded agency are one and the same entity.
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Cultural support plan (out-of-home care)

532574 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A cultural support plan is an individualised, dynamic written plan or a support agreement that aims to develop or maintain children or young people’s cultural identity through connection to family, community and culture. Cultural support plans help to ensure that planning and decision–making are culturally appropriate and in the best interests of the child. A cultural support plan is usually developed between the person and the agency in consultation with members of the cultural community (or re...
Recorded: Community Services (retired)
Standard: Children and Families

Dependant

327458 | Glossary Item
A dependant is defined as someone who lives in the primary care of parent(s), carer or guardian, is aged 24 years and under, and: is studying full-time (ages 5 and over); and/or is not in receipt of a pension, payment or benefit (e.g. Youth Allowance) or a Prescribed Education Scheme payment (e.g. ABSTUDY); and/or has an annual income of no more than the amount specified by Centrelink for basic eligibility for Family Tax Benefit Part A.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance

Dependent child

346951 | Glossary Item
A person who is either a child under 15 or a dependent student.
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Dependent student

346954 | Glossary Item
A person who:is the natural, adopted, step, or foster child of a person in the householdis 15–24 years of age attends a secondary or tertiary educational institution as a full-time studenthas no partner or child of his/her own usually resident in the same household.
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Disability

327304 | Glossary Item
Disability is the umbrella term for any or all of: an impairment of body structure or function, a limitation in activities, or a restriction in participation. Disability is a multi-dimensional and complex concept and is conceived as a dynamic interaction between health conditions and environmental and personal factors (WHO 2001:6).
Superseded: Health, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Disability

Disability grouping

327282 | Glossary Item
Disability groupings constitute a broad categorisation of disabilities in terms of the underlying health condition, impairment, activity limitations, participation restrictions, environmental factors and support needs.
Retired: Community Services (retired)
Standard: Housing assistance

Environmental factors

327286 | Glossary Item
Environmental factors make up the physical, social and attitudinal environment in which people live and conduct their lives.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Family

327232 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Family Studies
Two or more people related by blood, marriage (including step-relations), adoption or fostering and who may or may not live together. They may form the central core of support networks for individuals.
Superseded: Community Services (retired)
Standard: Housing assistance

Family

351499 | Glossary Item
Two or more people related by blood, marriage (registered or de facto), adoption, step or fostering who may or may not live together.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Indigenous, Disability, Children and Families

Functioning

327292 | Glossary Item
Functioning is the umbrella term for any or all of: body functions, body structures, activities and participation. Functioning is a multidimensional concept denoting the neutral aspects of the interaction between an individual (with a health condition) and that individual's environmental and personal factors.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Geocode

454203 | Glossary Item
A description of the coordinates representing the location/position of an object.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability, Health

Geographic indicator

327306 | Glossary Item
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, Commonwealth Department of Health, Disability, Tasmanian Health, Aged Care
Qualified: Youth Justice

Head-leased dwelling (government)

327318 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Dwellings owned by state and territory governments that are leased to other government or non-government organisations via head-leasing arrangements.
Standard: Housing assistance, Community Services (retired)

Head-leased dwelling (private)

327414 | Glossary Item | NSW Department of Housing, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Dwellings owned by private individuals or private corporations that are leased to Commonwealth-State Housing Agreement (CSHA) housing providers via head-leasing arrangements. The CSHA housing provider is usually responsible for tenant selection and tenancy management functions.
Superseded: Housing assistance
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Homeless

327244 | Glossary Item | SAAP National Data Collection Agency, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A person is homeless if he or she does not have access to safe, secure and stable housing. Hence even if a person has a physical home, they would be considered homeless if: they were not safe at home, they had no legal right to continued occupation of their home (security of tenure), or the home lacked the amenities or resources necessary for living.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness

Illicit drug

413485 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An illicit drug is defined as any drug which is illegal to possess or use or any legal drug used in an illegal manner, for example: a drug obtained on prescription but given or sold to another person to use glue or petrol which is sold legally, but is used in a manner that is not intended, such as inhaling fumes stolen pharmaceuticals sold on the black market (e.g. Pethidine)
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired)

Impairment of body function

327290 | Glossary Item
Impairments of body function are problems in body function such as a loss or significant departure from population standards or averages.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired)

Impairment of body structure

327288 | Glossary Item
Impairments of body structure are problems in body structure such as a loss or significant departure from population standards or averages.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Income unit

327218 | Glossary Item | Australian Bureau of Statistics
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. Income units are restricted to relationships of marriage (registered or de facto) and of parent/dependent child who usually resides in the same household. This means that an income unit can be defined as: a married couple or sole parent, and dependent children only; or a married couple only with no dependent child...
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Informal carer

353420 | Glossary Item
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

Investigation (child protection)

367345 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An investigation is the process whereby state and territory child protection and support services obtain more detailed information about a child who is subject of a notification and make assessment about the harm or degree of harm to the child and the child's protective needs. An investigation includes the interviewing or sighting of the subject child where it is practicable to do so.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Children and Families

Leaving care plan (Out-of-Home Care)

532569 | Glossary Item | Research, Evaluation and Data Working Group (REDWG).
A leaving care plan (also called a transition from care plan) is developed in preparation for the young person exiting care into independent living. Leaving care plans are developed in agreement with the child/young person and usually include: Goals/objectives; Needs assessment including: accommodation, education/training, employment, health and living skills; Planned measures/actions; Family contact arrangements/relationship connections; Income support; and Post-care suppo...
Recorded: Community Services (retired)
Standard: Children and Families

Local Government Area

354357 | Glossary Item
A spatial unit which represents the whole geographical area of responsibility of an incorporated Local Government Council, an Aboriginal or Island Council in Queensland, or a Community Government Council (CGC) in the Northern Territory.
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Mental health disorder

403575 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A clinically diagnosable disorder that significantly interferes with an individual’s cognitive, emotional or social abilities. The diagnosis of mental illness is generally made according to the classifications systems of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) or the International Classification of Diseases (ICD).
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired)

NDA service type outlet

501973 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A service type outlet is the unit of the funded agency that delivers a particular National Disability Agreement (NDA) service type at or from a discrete location.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability

NDA service user

502689 | Glossary Item | National Disability Data Network (NDDN)
A National Disability Agreement (NDA) service user is a person with a disability who received one or more NDA-funded services during the reporting period (e.g. the financial year).
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability

Non-dependent child

351506 | Glossary Item | Australian Bureau of Statistics
A person aged 15 or more, who is a child of a couple or lone parent, who is not a full-time student aged 15-24 years, and who has no identified partner or child of his/her own.
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Participation - functioning, disability and health

327312 | Glossary Item
In the context of health, participation is involvement in a life situation.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Preschool program

436132 | Glossary Item | Early Childhood Data Sub Group
A preschool program is a structured, play based learning program, delivered by a degree qualified teacher primarily aimed at children in the year before they commence full-time schooling, irrespective of the type of institution that provides it or whether it is government funded or privately provided. Programs may be delivered in a variety of service settings including separate preschools or kindergartens, long day care centres, in association with a school etc. The terms most commonly used to ...
Superseded: Early Childhood
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Record linkage

327264 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A process, technique or method that enables the bringing together of two or more records that are believed to belong to the same individual.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired)

SAAP accommodation place

336726 | Glossary Item | SAAP Data Sub Committee, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A permanent bed which is owned or managed by a SAAP agency or paid for using SAAP funds.
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Statistical Local Area

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

Student

350359 | Glossary Item
A person who is formally enrolled and active in a course of study.
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Target group

333455 | Glossary Item
A group of people sharing a common characteristic or set of characteristics which a particular government policy or program, or agency seeks to assist.
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Transgender

398610 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A transgender person is a person who: (a) identifies as a member of a different sex by living, or seeking to live, as a member of that sex; or (b) has identified as a member of a different sex by living as a member of that sex; whether or not the person is a recognised transgender person.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Unincorporated business

327462 | Glossary Item
A business that does not possess a separate legal identity from its owner(s). The owner(s) bear full liability for any action or inaction of the business: they may sue and be sued for business activity or inactivity. Unincorporated enterprises include sole proprietorships, partnerships and family trusts.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness

Volunteer

327272 | Glossary Item | Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A person who willingly gives unpaid help in the form of time, service or skills through an organisation or group.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Indigenous, Disability

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