Service episode—episode start date, DDMMYYYY

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Episode start date
Synonymous names:Service start date; Entry date; Support period start date; Date of effect; Date of entry; Order start date; Detention start date
METeOR identifier:338558
Registration status:Housing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010
Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018
Disability, Superseded 05/07/2019
Community Services (retired), Standard 16/05/2006
Definition:

The date on which a service episode commenced.

Data Element Concept:Service episode—episode start date

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Date
Data type:Date/Time
Format:DDMMYYYY
Maximum character length:8

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

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 commencement of a service episode. Individual collections should however define what constitutes commencement for their own purposes. For example, it may be at contact stage in some instances or in others when a case plan is formulated.

Collection methods:

Date assistance commenced must be related to a particular service episode.

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

Comments:

This metadata item is used in calculation of measures of periods of support and duration of assistance.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes First service contact date, version 2, DE, NCSDD, NCSIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (14.7 KB)

Has been superseded by Service episode—episode start date, DDMMYYYY Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018, Disability, Standard 05/07/2019, Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:
All attributes +

Child protection and support services (CPSS) - care and protection order episode NMDS (July 2007) Community Services (retired), Superseded 01/05/2008

DSS specific attributes +

Child protection and support services (CPSS) - care and protection order episode NMDS pilot (2008) Community Services (retired), Retired 06/02/2012

DSS specific attributes +

Child protection and support services (CPSS) - out-of-home care NMDS (July 2007) Community Services (retired), Superseded 01/05/2008

DSS specific attributes +

Child protection and support services (CPSS) - out-of-home care NMDS pilot (2008) Community Services (retired), Retired 06/02/2012

DSS specific attributes +

Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement NMDS (July 2008) Community Services (retired), Superseded 11/11/2009

DSS specific attributes +

Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement NMDS - 1 July 2006 Community Services (retired), Superseded 14/12/2008

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2009-10 Community Services (retired), Superseded 15/12/2011

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2010-11 Community Services (retired), Superseded 15/12/2011

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2011-12 Community Services (retired), Superseded 13/03/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2012-14 Community Services (retired), Standard 13/03/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2014-15 Disability, Superseded 29/02/2016
Community Services (retired), Proposed 23/04/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2015–16 Disability, Superseded 28/09/2016

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2016–17 Disability, Superseded 15/12/2017

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2017–18 Disability, Superseded 05/07/2019

DSS specific attributes +

Disability services/supports received cluster Disability, Superseded 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 10/04/2013

Disability services/supports received cluster Disability, Standard 13/08/2015

Juvenile Justice Detention 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 +

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

DSS specific attributes +

SAAP Client Collection National Minimum Data Set Community Services (retired), Retired 01/07/2011

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

DSS specific attributes +

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

DSS specific attributes +

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

DSS specific attributes +

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

DSS specific attributes +

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

DSS specific attributes +
Implementation in Indicators:Used as numerator
National Affordability Housing Agreement: 4: Proportion of people experiencing repeat periods of homelessness, 2010 Homelessness, Standard 16/02/2011
National Disability Agreement: d(1)-Proportion of the potential population who used State/Territory delivered disability support services, 2013 Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 23/05/2013
National Disability Agreement: d(2)-Proportion of people with a disability with an employment restriction who used Disability Employment Services (Open Employment), 2013 Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 23/05/2013
Used as denominator
National Affordability Housing Agreement: 4: Proportion of people experiencing repeat periods of homelessness, 2010 Homelessness, Standard 16/02/2011