Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Recurrent expenditure (salaries and wages)—mental health consumer workers|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 20/01/2021|
Salary and wage payments to mental health consumer workers of an establishment, for a financial year.
|Data Element Concept:||Establishment—recurrent expenditure (salaries and wages)|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||9|
|Unit of measure:||Australian currency (AU$)|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
Mental health consumer 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 consumer worker only received reimbursements of expenses or occasional sitting fees for attendance at meetings.
Mental health consumer workers employed at the jurisdictional or regional level are considered in-scope. Salary costs should be apportioned between all establishments, as deemed appropriate by the jurisdiction (full-time-equivalent staff figures should be apportioned on the same basis).
Note: This code is only to be reported for the Mental Health Establishments NMDS.
For Public hospital establishments NMDS data are to be reported in a category according to specific state and territory arrangements.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
|Related metadata references:|
Is used in the formation of Establishment (mental health)—recurrent expenditure (total salaries and wages) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)] Health, Standard 20/01/2021
Supersedes Establishment—recurrent expenditure (salaries and wages) (mental health consumer workers) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)] Health, Superseded 20/01/2021, ACT Health, Final 17/08/2018
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
All attributes +
Mental health establishments NMDS 2021–22 Health, Standard 20/01/2021
Mental health establishments NMDS 2022–23 Health, Candidate 08/10/2021