For E315: Gender Code, TCSI aligns with the Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender. As per the Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender, “ where sex and/or gender information is collected and recorded in a personal record, individuals should be given the option to select M (male), F (female) or X (Indeterminate/Intersex/Unspecified).

From the Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender, “ a person of indeterminate sex or gender is either someone whose biological sex cannot be unambiguously determined or someone who identifies as neither male nor female. Many terms are used to recognise people who do not fall within the traditional binary notions of sex and gender (male and female), including:

  • non-binary
  • gender diverse
  • gender queer
  • pan-gendered
  • androgynous
  • inter-gender.

Some cultures may have their own terms for gender identities outside male and female, for example, ‘sistergirl’ and ‘brotherboy’ are used by some Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

For more information, please see the Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender.

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