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Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (social workers), average N[NNN{.N}]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termFull-time equivalent staff—social workers
METeOR identifier:Help on this term287607
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 08/12/2004
ACT Health, Final 17/08/2018
Definition:Help on this termThe average number of full-time equivalent staff units paid for all social workers within an establishment.

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Data element concept:Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (social workers)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term287694
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 08/12/2004
ACT Health, Final 17/08/2018
Definition:Help on this termThe aggregate full-time equivalent staff units paid for all social workers within an establishment.
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Health expenditure:

To assist in analyses of the resource use and activity of health services. Inclusion of these data, classified by staffing category, allows analysis of costs per unit of labour and analysis of staffing inputs against hospital or service unit outputs.

Object class:Help on this termEstablishment
Property:Help on this termFull-time equivalent staff

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Full-time equivalent staff units are the on-job hours paid for (including overtime) and hours of paid leave of any type for a staff member (or contract employee where applicable) divided by the number of ordinary-time hours normally paid for a full-time staff member when on the job (or contract employee where applicable) under the relevant award or agreement for the staff member (or contract employee occupation where applicable). Hours of unpaid leave are to be excluded.

Contract staff employed through an agency are included where the contract is for the supply of labour (e.g. nursing) rather than of products (e.g. photocopier maintenance). In the former case, the contract would normally specify the amount of labour supplied and could be reported as full-time equivalent units.

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Value domain:Average full-time equivalent staff N[NNN{.N}]
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270778
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 04/08/2016
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 10/04/2013
ACT Health, Final 16/08/2018
Definition:Help on this termA numeric value representing the arithmetic mean of full-time equivalent units.

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Representation class:Help on this termAverage
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[NNN{.N}]
Maximum character length:Help on this term5
Unit of measure:Help on this termFull-time equivalent (FTE) staff

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Persons who have completed a course of recognised training and are eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.

The average is to be calculated from pay period figures. The length of the pay period is assumed to be a fortnight.

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).

Comments:Help on this termThis 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.

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Origin:Help on this termNational Health Data Committee

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Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Mental health establishments NMDS 2005-06 Health, Superseded 21/03/2006

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2005-06 Health, Superseded 07/12/2005

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2006-07 Health, Superseded 23/10/2006

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2007-08 Health, Superseded 05/02/2008

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2008-09 Health, Superseded 03/12/2008

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2009-10 Health, Superseded 02/12/2009

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2010-11 Health, Superseded 01/12/2010

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2011-12 Health, Superseded 07/12/2011

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2012-13 Health, Superseded 07/02/2013

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2013-14 Health, Superseded 07/03/2014

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 13/11/2014

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 04/09/2015

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 17/08/2017

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2017–18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2018–19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018
ACT Health, Final 17/08/2018

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2019–20 Health, Standard 12/12/2018

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