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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Accuracy indicator

294414 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The level of detail to which recorded information is correct.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Disability

Activity and participation life area

324432 | Property
Life areas in which individuals may participate or undertake activities.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Homelessness, Housing assistance, Disability

Amount of assistance

308133 | Property
The amount of assistance provided to a person.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Disability

Australian postcode

269316 | Property
The numeric descriptor for a postal delivery area, aligned with locality, suburb or place.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Commonwealth Department of Health, Indigenous, Disability, Children and Families, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Youth Justice
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)
Recorded: Australian Teacher Workforce Data Oversight Board

Australian state/territory identifier

269056 | Property
An identifier of the Australian state or territory.
Superseded: Health, Indigenous, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Commonwealth Department of Health, WA Health, Disability
Qualified: Youth Justice

Country of birth

269206 | Property
The country in which an individual was born.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Disability, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Youth Justice
Recorded: Australian Teacher Workforce Data Oversight Board

Date of birth

269318 | Property
The date on which an individual was born.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Indigenous, Commonwealth Department of Health, WA Health, Disability, Children and Families, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Youth Justice
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)
Recorded: Australian Teacher Workforce Data Oversight Board

Episode end date

269252 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which an episode is completed.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Tasmanian Health, Disability

Episode start date

269253 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which an episode commenced.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Disability, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Children and Families

Financial assistance type

401974 | Property
The type of financial assistance.
Standard: Housing assistance, Homelessness, Community Services (retired), Disability

First language spoken

269243 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The language first used for oral communication.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Health, Homelessness, Disability

Full-time/part-time status

318676 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A categorisation by actual hours worked or intent to work.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Disability

Housing tenure type

269296 | Property
The type of legal right to occupy a dwelling.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Disability

Indigenous status

269161 | Property
An indicator of identification as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Indigenous, Disability, Children and Families, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Youth Justice
Recorded: Australian Teacher Workforce Data Oversight Board

Labour force status

269067 | Property
An indicator of participation in paid employment or economic inactivity.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Disability

Last service provision date

269246 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Date on which the last service occurred.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Disability

Letters of family name

349486 | Property
A specific combination of letters selected from a family name (surname).
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Health, Disability, Children and Families, Youth Justice

Letters of given name

314125 | Property
A specific combination of letters selected from a person's first name.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Health, Disability, Children and Families, Youth Justice

Linkage key

349889 | Property
A key that enables the bringing together of two or more things.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Health, Disability

Living arrangement

269314 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An arrangement of living alone or with others.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Disability

Main language other than English spoken at home

269176 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The primary language spoken at home, excluding English.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Disability, Children and Families

Need for assistance with activities in a life area

324428 | Property
The need for personal assistance and/or supervision to perform tasks and actions in a life area.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Homelessness, Housing assistance, Disability

Organisation identifier

269367 | Property
A sequence of characters which identify an organisation.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Disability, Tasmanian Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)
Recorded: Australian Teacher Workforce Data Oversight Board

Principal source of cash income

462226 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The main source from which cash income is derived.
Standard: Housing assistance, Community Services (retired), Homelessness, Disability

Proficiency in spoken English

269192 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of the level of skill in speaking English.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Disability, Homelessness

School enrolment status

401799 | Property
A categorisation of school enrolment and attendance.
Standard: Housing assistance, Homelessness, Community Services (retired), Disability

Service activity type

406069 | Property
The nature of a service activity type.
Standard: Housing assistance, Homelessness, Early Childhood, Community Services (retired), Indigenous, Disability

Service activity type needed

269332 | Property
A descriptor of the class of service activity needed.
Superseded: Community Services (retired), Early Childhood
Standard: Homelessness, Housing assistance, Disability

Service cessation reason

269358 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The reason why the delivery of a service ceased.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Disability

Service ongoing indicator

338781 | Property
An indicator of the provision of ongoing assistance and support.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Disability

Source of cash of income

269271 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The source from which cash income is derived.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Disability

Student type

337602 | Property
A descriptor of the class of a student based on level and type of study.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Disability

Student/employment training indicator

349604 | Property
An indicator of formal engagement in a course of study or employment training.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Disability

Suburb/town/locality name

269335 | Property
The full name of the general locality containing the specific address.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, WA Health, Indigenous, Disability, Children and Families, Youth Justice
Recorded: Australian Teacher Workforce Data Oversight Board

Year of first arrival in Australia

269050 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The calendar year in which an individual first arrived in Australia.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Disability

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