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Registered health labour force NBEDS

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term380533
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 10/12/2009
DSS type:Help on this termData Set Specification (DSS)
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All health professionals listed with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) during the reference period. This encompasses health professions that require registration under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme and includes, but is not limited to:

  • chiropractic
  • dentistry
  • dental hygiene
  • dental prosthetics
  • dental therapy
  • medicine
  • midwifery
  • nursing (enrolled, registered, practitioner)
  • optometry
  • osteopathy
  • pharmacy
  • physiotherapy
  • podiatry
  • psychology

This National Best Endeavours Data Set (NBEDS) includes health professionals who are currently registered with AHPRA and health professionals who are no longer registered but remain listed with AHPRA.

Collection and usage attributes

Statistical unit:Help on this term

The statistical unit for this data set is the Registered health professional.

A Registered health professional refers to a person who is currently registered, or who has been registered, with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency at any time during the reference period.

Guide for use:Help on this term

This NBEDS comprises a set of NBEDS for health professions covered by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. It includes:

  • Registered chiropractic labour force NBEDS
  • Registered dental and allied dental labour force NBEDS
  • Registered medical labour force NBEDS
  • Registered midwifery labour force NBEDS
  • Registered nursing labour force NBEDS
  • Registered optometry labour force NBEDS
  • Registered osteopathy labour force NBEDS
  • Registered pharmacy labour force NBEDS
  • Registered physiotherapy labour force NBEDS
  • Registered podiatry labour force NBEDS
  • Registered psychology labour force NBEDS

Note that a health professional may be qualified and registered in more than one profession.

The Registered health labour force NBEDS provides comprehensive data on Australia's registered health labour force. It assists governments, educators, health care providers and the community to understand the current health labour force and with workforce planning.

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National reporting arrangements

Registered health professionals provide data to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency as part of their initial registration and registration renewal processes. The data includes information required for registration purposes and additional workforce data.

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency provides an extract of these data to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) for the purposes of national collation and reporting. The data in this NBEDS primarily comprises workforce data.

Periods for which data are collected and collated

Data are collated annually for each profession. The period is determined by the national registration renewal period for health professionals and may differ between health professions.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Health labour force NMDS Health, Superseded 10/12/2009

Metadata items in this Data Set SpecificationHelp on this term

Seq No.Help on this termMetadata itemHelp on this term ObligationHelp on this term Max occursHelp on this term
-Registered chiropractic labour force DSSOptional1
-Registered dental and allied dental health professional labour force DSSOptional1
-Registered medical professional labour force DSSOptional1
-Registered midwifery labour force DSSOptional1
-Registered nursing professional labour force DSSOptional1
-Registered optometry labour force DSSOptional1
-Registered osteopathy labour force DSSOptional1
-Registered pharmacy labour force DSSOptional1
-Registered physiotherapy labour force DSSOptional1
-Registered podiatry labour force DSSOptional1
-Registered psychology labour force DSSOptional1
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