Child—preschool program received from a qualified teacher indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N
Identifying and definitional attributes
Metadata item type:
Preschool program received from teacher indicator
Early Childhood, Superseded 08/04/2013
An indicator that the child has received a structured, play-based, educational preschool program delivered by a teacher with university qualifications in early childhood education, as represented by a code.
Record if the child has received a preschool program during the reference period that was being delivered by a teacher with university qualifications in early childhood education.
CODE 2 No
Record if the child has received a preschool program during the reference period that was not being delivered by a teacher with university qualifications in early childhood education.
CODE 7 Not applicable
Record only if the child has not received a preschool program because the service provider received an approved exemption, for example, the usual qualified teacher was unavailable and no suitably qualified staff could be found to deliver the program in the reference period.
Teacher: refers to the primary contact worker(s) delivering the preschool program who have university qualifications in early childhood education.
Delivery of a preschool program: refers to face to face delivery for at least one hour per week by a teacher of a preschool program during the reference period.
University qualification in early childhood education refers to a university qualification (or equivalent) in Teaching (early childhood related) (or equivalent).
‘Equivalent’ is defined as where certain employment and educational experience is deemed to be comparable to a certain level of qualification (i.e. a ‘grandfathered’ qualification). For example, an individual, or group of individuals, may have an early childhood diploma and 10 years’ experience, but the government department or regulatory agency has recognised the individual’s, or group of individuals’, qualifications as equivalent to a four year early childhood university degree.
This item should not be used for children who were enrolled but did not attend (or receive) a preschool program in the reference period.