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Service provider organisation—organisation identifier, X[X(14)]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termOrganisation identifier
Synonymous names:Help on this termAgency identifier
METeOR identifier:Help on this term731385
Registration status:Help on this termEarly Childhood, Standardisation pending 05/08/2020
Definition:Help on this term

A unique alphanumeric identifier assigned to an establishment that provides care or services.

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

Comments:Help on this term

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[X(14)]
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270826
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 01/03/2005
Health, Standard 07/12/2011
Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015
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[X(14)]
Maximum character length:Help on this term15

Data element attributes

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Department of Education, Skills and Employment

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Service provider organisation—organisation identifier, X[X(14)] Housing assistance, Standard 01/05/2013, Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Early Childhood Education and Care: Unit Record Level NMDS 2019 Early Childhood, Superseded 02/12/2020

DSS specific attributes +

Early Childhood Education and Care: Unit Record Level NMDS 2020 Early Childhood, Standard 02/12/2020

DSS specific attributes +

Early Childhood Education and Care: Unit Record Level NMDS 2021 Early Childhood, Candidate 09/07/2021

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