Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Fees charged (early childhood education and care)|
|Definition:||The actual tuition fees charged for the child to attend a preschool program at this service per week, measured in Australian dollars.|
|Data Element Concept:||Child—preschool program fees charged per week|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||9|
|Unit of measure:||Australian currency (AU$)|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
Fees charged are usually based on the number of hours of a preschool program a child is enrolled to receive.
If fees are charged on a per day, per term or per year basis, the pro-rata equivalent weekly fee should be derived by taking into account the days per week, weeks per term and/or weeks per year of the preschool program the child has enrolled to receive.
If no fees are payable for a child to attend the preschool program record 0.
Some preschool programs, particularly those offered at government preschools have no tuition fees. However, parents are encouraged to make a voluntary contribution to assist with the cost of running the preschool program. These voluntary contributions should be excluded, as should donations or additional charges for service components, such as nappy supplies, meals or transportation.
Only include the fees charged for the child to attend the preschool program. Fees charged for the child to attend other programs with the service provider, such as out school hours care, should be excluded.
Jurisdictions which adopt a two week reference period are required to derive their data to a representative reference week.
If subsidies are included in the calculation of the fees charged to the child, report the fees charged after deducting subsidies.
If the child is eligible for additional fee discount, report the fees after the additional discount.
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)|
|Related metadata references:|
Has been superseded by Child—early childhood education program fees charged per week, total Australian currency N[N(8)]
Supersedes Child—fees charged in the census week, total Australian currency N[N(8)]
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