Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health worker), average NNNN.NN
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Full-time equivalent staff—Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health workers|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 16/01/2020|
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
|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:|
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 people. These mental health professionals have recognised qualifications and/or work experience in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and/or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health.
Roles that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health workers may perform include, but are not limited to:
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
National Health Data Committee
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
All attributes +
Mental health establishments NMDS 2020–21 Health, Superseded 20/01/2021
Mental health establishments NMDS 2021–22 Health, Standard 20/01/2021
Mental health establishments NMDS 2022–23 Health, Standardisation pending 22/10/2021