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Registered nursing professional labour force DSS

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term384109
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 10/12/2009
DSS type:Help on this termData Set Specification (DSS)
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All nursing professionals listed with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency during the reference period, including:

  • enrolled nurses;
  • registered nurses; and
  • nurse practitioners.

Nursing professionals included in this DSS may be currently registered or they may be listed but not currently registered.

Collection and usage attributes

Statistical unit:Help on this term

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

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

Guide for use:Help on this term

This DSS is a component of the Registered health labour force DSS. The Registered health labour force DSS contains profession-specific DSS for health professions listed with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

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

Within each profession-specific DSS there are data clusters that apply to health professionals employed in the profession. Main job data clusters apply to all health professionals employed in the profession. Second job data clusters relate only to those health professionals employed in more than one job in the profession. All other workforce data elements in the DSS apply to all jobs held in the profession.

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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 DSS comprises demographic, registration and work characteristics information.

Periods for which data are collected and collated

Data are collated annually. The period is determined by the national registration renewal period for nursing professionals.

Collection of workforce data

Health professionals are asked to report data for their main job, second job, and all jobs in the profession. Some health professionals may hold more than two jobs in the profession therefore data reported for main and second jobs may be less than data reported for all jobs in the profession.

Source and reference attributes

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

For further information regarding the national registration scheme for health professionals, please see the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency website at http://www.ahpra.gov.au

Relational attributes

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Registered health labour force NBEDS Health, Standard 10/12/2009

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-Labour force status clusterOptional1
-Main job of registered nursing professional clusterOptional1
-Second job of registered nursing professional clusterOptional1
-Work setting hours clusterOptional1
-Person (address)—Australian postcode, code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN}Mandatory1
-Person (address)—suburb/town/locality name, text A[A(49)]Mandatory1
-Person—Australian state/territory of birth, code NOptional1
-Person—country of birth, code (SACC 2008) NNNNOptional1
-Person—date of birth, MMYYYYMandatory1
-Person—Indigenous status, code NOptional1
-Person—sex, code NMandatory1
-Registered health professional—hours worked in clinical role, total hours NNNOptional1
-Registered health professional—hours worked in health profession, total hours NNNOptional1
-Registered health professional—hours worked in non-clinical role, total hours NNNOptional1
-Registered health professional—hours worked in private sector, total hours NNNOptional1
-Registered health professional—hours worked in public sector, total hours NNNOptional1
-Registered health professional—intended years in profession, total years NNOptional1
-Registered health professional—length of employment in profession in Australia, total years NNOptional1
-Registered health professional—visa type, code AANNNOptional1
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