Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (mental health consumer and carer workers), average NNNN.NN
Data Element Attributes
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:
|Full-time equivalent staff—mental health consumer and carer workers
Health, Superseded 16/01/2020
|The average number of full-time equivalent staff units paid for all mental health consumer workers and mental health carer workers within an establishment.
|Data Element Concept:
|Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (mental health consumer and carer workers)
|Average full-time equivalent staff NNNN.NN
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:
|Unit of measure:
|Full-time equivalent (FTE) staff
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:
|Includes mental health consumer workers and mental health carer workers employed by the organisation on a full-time or part-time salaried basis.
The average is to be calculated from pay period figures. The length of the pay period is assumed to be a fortnight.
If under the relevant award of agreement a full-time nurse is paid for an 80 (ordinary time) hour fortnight, the full-time equivalent for a part-time nurse who works 64 hours is 0.8. If a full-time nurse under the same award is paid for a 100 hours for that fortnight (20 hours overtime), then the full-time equivalent is 100 divided by 80 = 1.25.
Data on full-time equivalent staffing numbers by category should be consistent with data on salaries and wages by staffing category. If the full-time equivalent for contract staff is not collected then salaries for those contract staff should be included in other recurrent expenditure data items.
Where staff provide services to more than one establishment, full-time equivalent staff members should be apportioned between all establishments to which services are provided on the basis of hours paid for in each (salary costs should be apportioned on the same basis).
|This metadata item was amended during 1996-97. Until then, both average and end of year counts of full-time equivalent staff were included, and the end of year counts used as surrogates for the average counts if the latter were unavailable. The average count is more useful for accurate analysis of staffing inputs for establishment outputs and for assessments and comparisons of labour costs.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
|Related metadata references:
Has been superseded by Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (mental health consumer and carer workers), average NNNN.NN
Health, Standard 16/01/2020
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:
Mental health establishments NMDS 2013-14
Health, Superseded 07/03/2014
Implementation start date: 01/07/2013
Implementation end date: 30/06/2014
Mental health establishments NMDS 2014-15
Health, Superseded 13/11/2014
Implementation start date: 01/07/2014
Implementation end date: 30/06/2015
Mental health establishments NMDS 2015-16
Health, Superseded 04/09/2015
Implementation start date: 01/07/2015
Implementation end date: 30/06/2016
Mental health establishments NMDS 2016-17
Health, Superseded 17/08/2017
Implementation start date: 01/07/2016
Implementation end date: 30/06/2017
Mental health establishments NMDS 2017–18
Health, Superseded 25/01/2018
Implementation start date: 01/07/2017
Implementation end date: 30/06/2018
Mental health establishments NMDS 2018–19
Health, Superseded 12/12/2018
Implementation start date: 01/07/2018
Implementation end date: 30/06/2019
Mental health establishments NMDS 2019–20
Health, Superseded 16/01/2020
Implementation start date: 01/07/2019
Implementation end date: 30/06/2020