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Service episode—episode start date, DDMMYYYY

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termEpisode start date
Synonymous names:Help on this termService start date; Entry date; Support period start date; Date of effect; Date of entry; Order start date; Detention start date
METeOR identifier:Help on this term651687
Registration status:Help on this termHomelessness, Standard 10/08/2018
Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016
Definition:Help on this term

The date on which a service episode commenced, expressed as DDMMYYYY.

Data Element Concept:Service episode—episode start date

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termDate
Data type:Help on this termDate/Time
Format:Help on this termDDMMYYYY
Maximum character length:Help on this term8

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

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:Help on this term

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

For each separate service episode a separate episode start date should be recorded.

Comments:Help on this term

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

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Steward:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Origin:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2013. Child Protection National Minimum Data Set, data collection manual 2012-13. Canberra: AIHW.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Service episode—episode start date, DDMMYYYY Housing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010, Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018, Disability, Standard 07/10/2014, Community Services (retired), Standard 16/05/2006

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Care and protection order (CPO) file cluster Children and Families, Superseded 22/11/2016
Community Services (retired), Recorded 10/10/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Care and protection order (CPO) file cluster Children and Families, Superseded 22/11/2016

DSS specific attributes +

Care and protection order (CPO) file cluster Children and Families, Superseded 22/11/2016

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Care and protection order (CPO) file cluster Children and Families, Superseded 20/04/2018

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Care and protection order (CPO) file cluster Children and Families, Standard 20/04/2018

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Living arrangements for children under care (LA) file cluster Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016
Community Services (retired), Recorded 10/10/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Living arrangements for children under care (LA) file cluster Children and Families, Superseded 22/11/2016

DSS specific attributes +

Living arrangements for children under care (LA) file cluster Children and Families, Superseded 22/11/2016

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Living arrangements for children under care (LA) file cluster Children and Families, Superseded 20/04/2018

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Living arrangements for children under care (LA) file cluster Children and Families, Standard 20/04/2018

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Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2019- Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018

DSS specific attributes +
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