. In DCU, Dublin we have an MA in Poetry Studies and in the UK there are definitely MAs in creative writing in either prose or poetry.
Well an MA is also a degree so I was confused... Don't think that exists in the US it would usually, I think, be a degree in English (BA MA or PhD) with a concentration or specialization in poetry or creative writing or whatnot...
In terms of standards, I wasn't referring to institutional and/or bureaucratic stuff (I will say I've turned down work where they want something official sounding for the UK because I don't know British institutional terminology well enough) I was referring to what used to be called educated speech (the everyday language of native speakers with some post-secondary education).
Yes, you're right that the idea of translating documents into "Australian" might be kind of ridiculous, but I was referring to what might be called 'expressive usage' where more than the grammar and plain semantics are important.
Regarding Australia, what was the thing you watched?
A tv series, I mentioned the name in the post (in parentheses), kind of a dry comedy *** drama (or drama *** dry comedy).