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Health professional trainee—stage of training, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termStage of training
METeOR identifier:Help on this term677403
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 17/10/2018
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 27/11/2017
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The clearly defined phase in the education pathway of a health professional trainee, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Health professional trainee—stage of training

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Student/ Pre-entry trainee
2New graduate
3Postgraduate/ Vocational student
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 1   Student/ Pre-entry trainee

Health professional students or pre-entry trainees are those who have commenced or are undertaking a course in a higher education facilityincluding those offering Vocational education and training (VET)where the course is required for initial registration for, or qualification to, practice as a health professional in Australia. The course may be at a certificate, diploma, undergraduate, graduate-entry or postgraduate level.

CODE 2   New graduate

Health professional new graduates are those who have graduated from a course and gained a qualification to practice as a health professional in Australia. Health professional new graduates may be in an existing new graduate training program or their first or second year post graduation. A new graduate training program is a formal program run by the public hospital service for trainees that have gained a qualification but have not yet started to practice. They may also be known as Transition to Professional Practice programs. University graduates from medical school and some allied health schools that have graduated and are undertaking postgraduate prevocational training (Internship) are considered new graduates.

CODE 3   Postgraduate/Vocational student

Health professional postgraduate/vocational students are those who have gained an initial qualification to practice as a health professional in Australia and are commencing or undertaking postgraduate or vocational training in the health professional field for the purpose of specialising or extending their scope of practice in their qualified health profession.

Health professional postgraduate/vocational students may be employed by an establishment while undertaking clinical/professional education and training requirements for an accredited course.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Hospital teaching and training activities cluster Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 27/11/2017

DSS specific attributes +

Hospital teaching and training activities cluster Health, Superseded 18/12/2019

DSS specific attributes +

Hospital teaching and training activities cluster Health, Standard 18/12/2019

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