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Citation reference: Harvey, L., 2004-17, Analytic Quality Glossary, Quality Research International, http://www.qualityresearchinternational.com/glossary/

This is a dynamic glossary and the author would welcome any e-mail suggestions for additions or amendments. Page updated 10 January, 2017 , © Lee Harvey 2004–2017.

 

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Registration


core definition

Registration is

1. the process of enrolment on a programme of study or course.

2. becoming recognised as a legitimate professional in a regulated profession


explanatory context

Students register for programmes of study, also known as enrolment.

 

Students who undertake programmes of study designed as entry to a regulated profession usually then have to register with a professional or regulatory body or some other agency or government department that recognises their professional status. This may be automatic at the end of a professional programme or may require a period of observed practice before registration is completed.


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US News (2012) states:

Registration: The process in which students choose and enroll in courses to be taken during the academic year or in summer sessions.


The University of South Australia (2011) states:

Enrolled student: A student who has approved leave or load recorded on the student record system against a program, or on a single course basis, at the census date for at least one study period in an academic year.

Castleton University (undated) states:

Registration Enrollment in a specific course(s), usually occurring at specified times during the year.


The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) (2011) states:

Course registration – The process of officially enrolling in a course; See “Course enrollment”

Course enrollment – The number of students formally in a course. Course enrollment data are influenced by registration periods, duration of course (semester, year-long, or flexible schedules for competency-based credits), drop/add periods and “count” dates that determine accuracy of number of students enrolled per course, completion and/or attrition rates.


The Institution of Engineering and Technology (2012) states:

Professional registration recognises your competence, commitment, skills and experience.

Professional registration is an important milestone for any engineer or technician. It establishes their proven knowledge, understanding and competence. In particular, registration shows your peers and employers that you have demonstrated a commitment to professional standards, and to developing and enhancing competence.

The IET is licensed by the Engineering Council [new window] to award the professional engineering qualifications defined in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC).

Categories of registration: Chartered Engineer (CEng); Incorporated Engineer (IEng); Engineering Technician (EngTech); ICT Technician (ICTTech).

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (2017) simply states:

Professional registration establishes proven knowledge, understanding and competence.

 

In some areas registration is not required but recommended, for example, The Science Council (2012) states:

The launch of Registered Science Technician and Registered Scientist alongside the established Chartered Scientist award creates a framework of professional registration across the science workforce.

Registration is awarded by Licensed Bodies, professional bodies of the Science Council and consists of scientific knowledge, competence and commitment to high standards of professionalism. Whilst an academic qualification demonstrates your achievement, professional registration captures your career development and on the job learning alongside any formal qualifications.


In other areas, such as medicine, registration (of some form) is usually required in almost all countries. For example, doctors must be registered with a licence to practise with the General Medical Council (GMC) to practise medicine in the UK. In Australia, too, allthose practicing medicine need to be recorded on an appropriate register of practitioners. The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) is the organisation responsible for the implementation of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme across Australia. The AHPRA Medical Board of Australia (2012) states:

Types of Medical Registration: Under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009, there is a range of registration categories under which a doctor can practise medicine in Australia. Different categories apply to different types of registration.... Categories of medical registration are: General registration; Specialist registration; Provisional registration; Limited registration; Non-practising registration.
The Board can also grant student registration to medical students undertaking an approved program of study.


associated issues


related areas

See also

course

profession

professional recognition


Sources

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Medical Board of Australia, 2012, Types of Medical Registration, available at http://www.medicalboard.gov.au/Registration/Types.aspx, accessed 2 October 2012, still available 10 January 2017.

Castleton University, undated, Glossary Glossary of Higher Education Terms, available at http://www.castleton.edu/parents/parents_info/glossary10.pdf, accessed 28 July 2012, page not available 10 January 2017.

Institution of Engineering and Technology, 2012, Professional registration, available at http://www.theiet.org/membership/profreg/index.cfm, accessed 2 October 2012, no longer available with this content 10 January 2017.
Institution of Engineering and Technology, 2017, Professional registration, available at http://www.theiet.org/membership/profreg/index.cfm, accessed 10 January 2017.

International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL), 2011, The Online Learning Definitions Project, October, iNACOL.

University of South Australia, 2011, General Definitions available at http://w3.unisa.edu.au/policies/manual/2011/general%20definitions.pdf, accessed 23 July 2012, still available 10 January 2017.

US News, 2012,U.S. Higher Education Glossary, available at http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/2011/08/15/us-higher-education-glossary, accessed 28 July 2012, still available 10 January 2017.


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