Field of education code (ASCED 2001) NN[{NN}{NN}]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Value Domain
METeOR identifier:270749
Registration status:Community Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:The ASCED (2001) code set representing the subject matter of an educational activity.

Representational attributes

Classification scheme:Australian Standard Classification of Education 2001
Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Maximum character length:6
Supplementary values:
99(9999)Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Code 99(9999), Not stated/inadequately described, is not for use on primary collection forms. It is primarily for use in administrative collections when transferring data from data sets where the metadata item has not been collected.
Collection methods:

A standard question module for self-enumerated collections is not available for this metadata item.

Accurate data is best achieved using computer-assisted coding of both the field of education and the level of highest educational attainment at the same time.

Computer-assisted coding will return a nine-digit code comprising both the field of education and level of highest educational attainment codes.

Relational attributes

Data elements implementing this value domain:

Person—field of education, code (ASCED 2001) NN[{NN}{NN}] Community Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005