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MOHRI additional field descriptions

Some MOHRI fields have additional descriptions:

Refer to the PL27 Lookup Tables for the valid codes for each MOHRI field.

Field 8 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Code (A/TSI Code)

Agencies categorising A/TSI into Aboriginal OR Torres Strait Islander are required to 'roll up' these categories into one code.

CodeDescription
ANon Indigenous
BIndigenous
CI do not wish to provide this information
blankQuestion Unanswered
(employee has been surveyed but chose not to respond to this question)
ZNo Census Form has been returned

Field 9 Non-English Speaking Background (NESB) Code

NESB1 = People who have migrated to Australia and whose first language is a language other than English.
NESB2 = The children of the people who migrated.

CodeDescription
1English Speaking Background
4NESB1
7NESB2
NI do not wish to provide this information
blankQuestion Unanswered
(employee has been surveyed but chose not to respond to this question)
ZNo Census Form has been returned

Field 10 Disability Code

CodeDescription
600Disability
700No Disability
999I do not wish to provide this information
blankQuestion Unanswered
(employee has been surveyed but chose not to respond to this question)
ZNo Census Form has been returned

Field 20 Public Service Classifications and Increments

Refer to the PL27 Lookup Tables for Public Service Classifications and Increments.

Field 22 Employment Category Guidelines

This is a guideline for the interpretation of employment category for reasons of interpreting MOHRI data. It should not be construed as a legal or industrial definition.

Casual employment

Casual employees are not permanent employees and normally work less than full-time hours as prescribed by the applicable industrial instrument.

Casual employment attracts the payment of a loading (as prescribed by the applicable industrial instrument) in lieu of sick and recreation leave.

Casual employment is characterised by its ad hoc nature with each engagement standing alone. However, because of historical factors there are instances where employees have been employed as casuals on a regular and systematic basis over a long period of time.

This is normally not within the strict definition of the term and many such employees should be properly classified as temporaries or part-timers. The difference between casual employment and temporary employment is that casual employment attracts the loading in lieu of sick and recreation leave whereas temporaries are generally entitled to the same entitlements as full-time employees.

Temporary employment

Temporary employees are employed for fixed term engagements of specific periods of time. The circumstances for engaging temporary employees are many and include specific budget allocation for a particular project, replacing permanent employees who are absent from their substantive position or assistance required to meet peak workloads.

Temporary employees are generally employed on the same conditions as permanent employees as prescribed by the applicable industrial instrument.

Permanent employment

An employee who is employed on a continuing basis to perform ongoing functions, and works hours as specified in the award or agreement under which the employee is engaged.

Contract

Persons with an employment category of 'Contract' should fall into one of the following:

  • engaged under Sections 121/122 of the Public Service Act 2008 or similar arrangements under applicable legislation; or
  • SES and CEO officers engaged under Sections 110 and 92 respectively; or
  • engaged by administrative arrangement outside the terms of industrial instruments other than by Sections 121/122 of the Public Service Act 2008 contracts or similar arrangements under other applicable legislation.

Field 24 Employment Status Guidelines

This is a guideline for the interpretation of employment status for reasons of interpreting MOHRI data and should not be construed as a legal or industrial definition.

The status is 'as at' the reporting date and 'extended leave' is greater than 8 weeks (56 calendar days).

CodeDescription
Aon duty and not on extended leave
Pabsent on extended paid leave
Uabsent on extended unpaid leave
Sseparated

Field 45 Miscellaneous Special Leave

Those types of short periods of special leave, e.g. emergent, bereavement.

Other types of special leave (eg Parental Leave ie Maternity, Adoption, Paternity) as prescribed in Part 2 (Terms and Conditions) of the 'Family Leave Award - Queensland Public Sector' are NOT to be included in this section.

Field 67 and 70 ASCED and FOE - Broad and Narrow Fields

The Australian Bureau of Statistics provides more details.

Refer to the PL27 Lookup Tables for full list of valid ASCED codes.

Field 68 and 71 Australian Qualifications Framework

The Australian Qualifications Framework Advisory Board provides further details.

Refer to the PL27 Lookup Tables for full list of valid AQF codes.

Standard MOHRI Date Format

Eight character field indicating date in the format DDMMYYYY where:

  • D = Date
  • M = Month
  • Y = Year

Eg: 4 February 2001 = 04022001.

Note that no separators (eg '/') are required. Local validation may occur on each date field (eg cannot be a future date).