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Person—qualification status

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
METeOR identifier:Help on this term292352
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 10/02/2006
Definition:Help on this termFormal certification, issued by a relevant approved body, in recognition that a person has achieved learning outcomes or competencies relevant to identified individual, professional, industry or community needs.
Context:Help on this termTo assist in the analysis of staffing inputs and requirements of different organisations.

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Object class:Person
Definition:Help on this term

A human being.

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Prior to 13 March 2018, the definition of the ‘Person’ Object class was ‘A human being, whether man, woman or child’. From 13 March 2018, the definition was edited by removing the words ‘…whether man, woman or child’ so that a person is defined as ‘A human being’. This amendment was undertaken to align the definition of a person with the Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Standard for Sex and Gender Variables, which recognise that there are sex and gender types that are not exclusively male or female.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Origin:Help on this term

Macquarie University 2003. The Macquarie Dictionary 3rd ed. Sydney: The Macquarie Library Pty. Ltd

Reference documents:Help on this term

Attorney-General's Department 2015. Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender. Viewed 26 July 2016, https://www.ag.gov.au/Publications/Pages/
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ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) 2016. Standard for Sex and Gender Variables, 2016. ABS Cat. no. 1200.0.55.012. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 26 July 2016, http://abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/
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Property:Qualification status
Definition:Help on this termAn indicator of formal certification of qualifications.
Property group:Help on this termEducational characteristics

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

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The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is a single, coherent framework for qualifications from Senior Secondary Certificates through to Doctoral Degrees. The framework links together all these qualifications and is a quality-assured national system of educational recognition that promotes lifelong learning and a seamless and diverse eduction and training system.

It covers qualifications issued by secondary schools, vocational education and training (VET) providers and higher education institutions. All qualifications are nationally recognised. Within the framework there are six VET qualifications available: Certificates I, II, III and IV; Diploma and Advanced Diploma.

For the purposes of qualifications, the vocational education and training sector defines ‘competency’ as the possession and application of both knowledge and skills to defined standards, expressed as outcomes, that correspond to relevant workplace requirements and other vocational needs.

Individuals issued with qualifications will also receive documentation that identifies the units of competency that have been achieved when training is based on nationally endorsed competency standards.

Individuals who complete only some of the requirements for the qualification will receive a Statement of Attainment. A Statement of Attainment is a record of recognised learning which, although falling short of a qualification, may contribute towards a qualification outcome, either as partial completion of a course leading to a qualification, attainment of competencies, or completion of nationally accredited short course which may accumulate towards a qualification.

The Statement of Attainment will include, either on the Statement itself or as an attachment, the whole units of competency that have been achieved when training is based on nationally endorsed competency standards.

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this term

Australian National Training Authority (ANTA) 2002. Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF): implementation handbook. Carlton South: AQF Advisory Board.

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Person—qualification status, code N Housing assistance, Retired 01/05/2013

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