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Individual service provider—country of institution awarding qualification, code (SACC 2011) NNNN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termCountry of institution awarding provider's qualification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term523528
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 06/12/2016
Definition:Help on this term

The country in which the institution awarding a professional qualification held by an individual service provider is located, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Individual service provider—country of institution awarding qualification

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Classification scheme:Standard Australian Classification of Countries 2011
Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termNNNN
Maximum character length:Help on this term4

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

The Standard Australian Classification of Countries 2011 (SACC) is a four-digit, three-level hierarchical structure specifying major group, minor group and country.

A country, even if it comprises other discrete political entities such as states, is treated as a single unit for all data domain purposes. Parts of a political entity are not included in different groups. Thus, Hawaii is included in Northern America (as part of the identified country United States of America), despite being geographically close to and having similar social and cultural characteristics as the units classified to Polynesia.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

This is the code representing the country in which the awarding institution is based and that has accredited the awarding institution, for example, medical degrees accredited by Australian universities and obtained in overseas campuses are considered to be Australian qualifications.

Collection methods:Help on this term

It is recommended that both the country description and code be collected.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Reference documents:Help on this term

Standards Australia 2014. AS 4846:2014 Person and provider identification in healthcare. Sydney: Standards Australia.

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Individual service provider—country of institution awarding qualification, code (SACC 2016) NNNN Health, Standard 06/12/2016

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