Children's services field of qualification code N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Value Domain
METeOR identifier:325940
Registration status:Community Services (retired), Standard 15/09/2007
Definition:A code set representing children's services related field of qualification.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Maximum character length:2
Permissible values:
1Teaching (early childhood related)
2Teaching (primary)
3Teaching (other)
4Children’s services
5Nursing (including Mothercraft Nursing)
6Other human welfare studies and services
7Behavioural science
Supplementary values:
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

For a mapping of this value domain to the national standard for field of qualification follow this link: 'Field of qualification code mapping from NCSDD to CS'.

CODE 3 Teaching (other)

This field includes special education, and teaching English as a second language. 

CODE 4 Children’s services

All child care responses are coded to Children's Services. Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:

  • storytelling
  • infant and child care and development
  • early childhood research
  • understanding and guiding children’s behaviour
  • play and learning environment.

CODE 5 Nursing (including Mothercraft Nursing)  

This includes all nursing categories

CODE 6 Other human welfare studies and services

This field includes:

  • social work
  • youth work
  • Care for the Disabled
  • residential client care
  • counselling
  • welfare studies
  • human welfare studies and services.

CODE 7 Behavioural science 

This includes Psychology.

CODE 8 Other

This includes other children's services not classifiable in any of the above categories.

Source and reference attributes


Australian Bureau of Statistics 2001. Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED) Cat. No. 1272.0. Canberra: ABS.

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Relational attributes

Data elements implementing this value domain:

Person (employed)—education field of highest qualification, children's services code N[N] Community Services (retired), Superseded 21/05/2010