Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (mental health carer workers), average NNNN.NN
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Full-time equivalent staff—mental health carer workers|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 16/01/2020|
The average number of full-time equivalent staff units paid for all mental health carer workers within an establishment.
|Data Element Concept:||Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (mental health carer workers)|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||6|
|Unit of measure:||Full-time equivalent (FTE) staff|
|Unit of measure precision:||2|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
Mental health carer workers are persons employed (or engaged via contract) on a part-time or full-time basis, i.e. the person received a salary or contract fee on a regular basis. It does not refer to arrangements where the carer worker only received reimbursements of expenses or occasional sitting fees for attendance at meetings.
Mental health carer workers employed at the jurisdictional or regional level are considered in-scope and should be apportioned between all establishments, as deemed appropriate by the jurisdiction.
The average is to be calculated from pay period figures. The length of the pay period is assumed to be a fortnight.
Data on full-time equivalent staffing numbers by category should be consistent with data on salaries and wages by staffing category. If the full-time equivalent for contract staff is not collected then salaries for those contract staff should be included in other recurrent expenditure data items.
Where staff provide services to more than one establishment, full-time equivalent staff figures should be apportioned between all establishments to which services are provided on the basis of hours paid for in each (salary costs should be apportioned on the same basis).
This metadata item was amended during 1996-97. Until then, both average and end of year counts of full-time equivalent staff were included, and the end of year counts used as surrogates for the average counts if the latter were unavailable. The average count is more useful for accurate analysis of staffing inputs for establishment outputs and for assessments and comparisons of labour costs.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (mental health carer workers), average NNNN.NN Health, Superseded 16/01/2020, ACT Health, Final 16/08/2018
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
Mental health establishments NMDS 2020–21 Health, Standard 16/01/2020