These data elements are used in conjunction with each other to describe the hours of clinical placement activity undertaken within an establishment by professional entry health professional students.
For the purposes of this data element cluster, professional entry health professional students include any person commencing or undertaking a course in a higher education facility - including those offering Vocational Education 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.
For the purposes of this data element cluster, professional entry health professional students include the following medical, dental, nursing, allied health and other diagnostic professions:
• Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health worker
• Exercise physiology
• Medical laboratory science
• Occupational therapy
• Oral health
• Orthotics and prosthetics
• Radiation science
• Social work
• Speech pathology
Metadata items in this Data Set Specification
Below is a list of all the components within this Dataset Specification.
Each entry includes the item name, whether the item is optional, mandatory or conditional and the maximum times the item can occur in a dataset.
If the items must occur in a particular order in the dataset, the sequence number is included before the item name.
|Reference||Data Element||Data Type||Length||Inclusion||#|
Establishment—student clinical placement hours, total hours N(7)
If a legitimate data value cannot be provided by a jurisdiction for a particular category, such an occurrence should be handled via the use of a supplementary value of 9999997.
|Professional entry health professional student—intended profession type, code N[N].N||Number||3||mandatory||29|
Guide for use:
The Professional entry health professional student cluster comprises two data elements that provide information on the total number of student clinical placement hours and the qualifying profession of those students.
The Professional entry health professional student cluster describes the following information for an establishment:
|Qualifying profession||Total clinical placement hours|
|Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health worker||N(7)|
|Medical laboratory science||N(7)|
|Orthotics and prosthetics||N(7)|
|As a numerator in an Indicator||0|
|As a denominator in an Indicator||0|
|As a disaggregation in an Indicator||0|