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Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health worker), average NNNN.NN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termFull-time equivalent staff—Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health workers
METeOR identifier:Help on this term722204
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 16/01/2020
Definition:Help on this term

The average number of full-time equivalent staff units paid for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health workers within an establishment.

Data Element Concept:Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health worker)

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termAverage
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termNNNN.NN
Maximum character length:Help on this term6
Unit of measure:Help on this termFull-time equivalent (FTE) staff
Unit of measure precision:Help on this term2

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Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Persons employed (or engaged via contract) on a part-time or full-time paid basis, where the person is specifically employed to provide mental health care support and services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people. These mental health professionals have recognised qualifications and/or work experience in ATSI Mental Health and/or ATSI Health.

Roles that ATSI mental health workers may perform include, but are not limited to:

  • enhancing accessibility of culturally appropriate mental health services for ATSI people
  • active involvement and engagement in the provision of mental health services to ATSI people, their families and communities
  • advocating and engaging ATSI people in the planning, development and evaluation of mental health services for ATSI communities
  • providing advice to colleagues and wider community on culturally appropriate support to ATSI people in relation to planning and provision of mental health services.

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 members 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).

Source and reference attributes

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National Health Data Committee

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2020–21 Health, Superseded 20/01/2021

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2021–22 Health, Standard 20/01/2021

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2022–23 Health, Candidate 08/10/2021

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