Individual service provider—country of institution awarding qualification, code (SACC 2016) NNNN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Country of institution awarding provider's qualification
METeOR identifier:659621
Registration status:Health, Standard 06/12/2016
Definition:

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 2016
Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Format:NNNN
Maximum character length:4

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

The Standard Australian Classification of Countries 2016 (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.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

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:

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

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Reference documents:

Australian Bureau of Statistics 2016. Standard Australian Classification of Countries (SACC), 2016. ABS cat. no. 1269.0. Canberra: ABS.

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

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Individual service provider—country of institution awarding qualification, code (SACC 2011) NNNN Health, Superseded 06/12/2016

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Provider academic qualification cluster Health, Standard 05/10/2016