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Service event—first service contact date, DDMMYYYY

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termFirst service contact date
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270163
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010
Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018
Community Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this termThe date on which the agency provides the first service to the client.
Data Element Concept:Service event—first service contact date

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termDate
Data type:Help on this termDate/Time
Format:Help on this termDDMMYYYY
Maximum character length:Help on this term8

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Due to the considerable variation in the types of services provided in the community services sector, it is not possible at this stage to define in generic terms what will constitute the first service contact date.

Collection methods:Help on this term

For each separate service episode a separate 'Service event—first service contact date, DDMMYYYY' should be recorded.

Comments:Help on this termThis metadata item is used in calculation of measures of periods of support and duration of assistance.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes First service contact date, version 2, DE, NCSDD, NCSIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (14.7 KB)

Has been superseded by Service event—first service contact date, DDMMYYYY Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Juvenile Justice Client file cluster Community Services (retired), Standard 14/09/2009

DSS specific attributes +

Juvenile Justice NMDS 2007 Community Services (retired), Superseded 19/05/2010

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2011 Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013
Homelessness, Superseded 01/05/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2012-13 Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013
Homelessness, Superseded 01/05/2013

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Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2013-14 Housing assistance, Superseded 26/08/2014
Homelessness, Superseded 26/08/2014

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Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2014-15 Housing assistance, Superseded 24/11/2016
Homelessness, Superseded 24/11/2016

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Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2015-17 Homelessness, Superseded 24/11/2016

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Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2017-19 Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018

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