Service provider organisation—organisation identifier

Metadata item type:Data Element Concept
Synonymous names:Agency identifier
METeOR identifier:269787
Registration status:Housing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010
Early Childhood, Standard 21/05/2010
Homelessness, Standard 23/08/2010
Disability, Standard 07/10/2014
Community Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:The unique identifier for the establishment, which provides care or services.

Object Class attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Object class:Service provider organisation
Definition:An organisation that provides services and/or care.
Specialisation of:Organisation

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Property attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Property:Organisation identifier
Definition:A sequence of characters which identify an organisation.
Property group:Identifier characteristics

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element concept attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:

Desirable components of a unique agency identifier include Australian State/Territory identifier, Establishment sector, and Agency number.

Currently, there is no uniform method throughout community services for the identification of agencies. However, adoption of consistent practices for allocating unique agency identifiers has the potential to enhance data comparability and utility.

It is important to note that if agencies are to communicate confidentially between one another, a unique agency identity needs to be established. The use of this metadata item will lead to reduced duplication in reporting client activity and will enable linkage of services to one episode of care or service event.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Agency identifier, version 2, DEC, NCSDD, NCSIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (13.1 KB)

Data Elements implementing this Data Element Concept:

Service provider organisation—organisation identifier (children's services), N(6) Community Services (retired), Superseded 21/05/2010

Service provider organisation—organisation identifier (CSTDA funded agency), X[X(7)] Community Services (retired), Superseded 11/11/2009

Service provider organisation—organisation identifier (CSTDA service type outlet), XX[X(12)] Community Services (retired), Superseded 11/11/2009

Service provider organisation—organisation identifier (NDA funded agency), X[X(7)] Community Services (retired), Superseded 10/04/2013

Service provider organisation—organisation identifier (NDA service type outlet), XX[X(12)] Community Services (retired), Superseded 10/04/2013

Service provider organisation—organisation identifier (out-of-home care), NX[X(13)] Community Services (retired), Standard 30/04/2008

Service provider organisation—organisation identifier (SAAP State/Territory allocated), X(15) Community Services (retired), Standard 15/09/2007

Service provider organisation—organisation identifier (SAAP), NNNNA Community Services (retired), Superseded 01/07/2011

Service provider organisation—organisation identifier, NNNNA Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013
Homelessness, Superseded 01/05/2013

Service provider organisation—organisation identifier, NNNNNA Housing assistance, Standard 01/05/2013
Homelessness, Standard 01/05/2013

Service provider organisation—organisation identifier, X(15) Early Childhood, Superseded 28/05/2014
Community Services (retired), Standard 21/05/2010

Service provider organisation—organisation identifier, X(15) Early Childhood, Standard 28/05/2014

Service provider organisation—organisation identifier, X[X(14)] Housing assistance, Standard 01/05/2013
Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Service provider organisation—organisation identifier, X[X(14)] Early Childhood, Standardisation pending 05/08/2020

Service provider organisation—organisation identifier, X[X(7)] Disability, Standard 07/10/2014
Community Services (retired), Standard 10/04/2013