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Service provider organisation—organisation identifier, X(15)

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termOrganisation identifier (early childhood education and care)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term557881
Registration status:Help on this termEarly Childhood, Standard 28/05/2014
Definition:Help on this termA unique identifier assigned to each service which delivers child care services or early childhood education programs to children.

Data element concept attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Data element concept:Service provider organisation—organisation identifier
Synonymous names:Help on this termAgency identifier
METeOR identifier:Help on this term269787
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010
Early Childhood, Standard 21/05/2010
Homelessness, Standard 23/08/2010
Disability, Standard 07/10/2014
Community Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this termThe unique identifier for the establishment, which provides care or services.
Object class:Help on this termService provider organisation
Property:Help on this termOrganisation identifier

Collection and usage attributes

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Desirable components of a unique agency identifier include Australian State/Territory identifier, Establishment sector, and Agency number.

Currently, there is no uniform method throughout community services for the identification of agencies. However, adoption of consistent practices for allocating unique agency identifiers has the potential to enhance data comparability and utility.

It is important to note that if agencies are to communicate confidentially between one another, a unique agency identity needs to be established. The use of this metadata item will lead to reduced duplication in reporting client activity and will enable linkage of services to one episode of care or service event.

Value domain attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Value domain:Identifier X(15)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term336268
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Proposed 18/11/2011
Early Childhood, Standard 21/05/2010
Community Services (retired), Standard 15/09/2007
Definition:Help on this termA logical combination of alphanumeric characters that identify an entity.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termIdentifier
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termX(15)
Maximum character length:Help on this term15

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

The service identifier includes components that identify main service type, state/territory and a number for each service.

Each service included in the Early Childhood and Education data collection should have a unique identifier at the national level.

All individual caregivers working for family day care/in-home care services are provided with the same service identifier as the service in which they work.

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The number may be used to identify particular records that require some follow-up contact with services to resolve any queries on the data reported.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termEarly Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
Steward:Help on this termEarly Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Service provider organisation—organisation identifier, X(15) Early Childhood, Superseded 28/05/2014, Community Services (retired), Standard 21/05/2010

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

Early Childhood Education and Care: Aggregate NMDS 2014 Early Childhood, Superseded 01/06/2015

DSS specific attributes +

Early Childhood Education and Care: Unit Record Level NMDS 2014 Early Childhood, Superseded 01/06/2015

DSS specific attributes +
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