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Person (employed)—education field of highest qualification, children's services code N[N]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termEducation field of highest qualification (children's services)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term355527
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Superseded 21/05/2010 [Non DictionaryHelp on this term]
Definition:Help on this term

The field of education in which a person has attained their highest qualification relevant to children's services, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Person (employed)—education field of highest qualification

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
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:Help on this term
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

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

Origin:Help on this term

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

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Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

This is the specific field of education in which the children's services paid contact worker has attained their highest children's services related qualification.

This item is only applicable to paid contact workers/caregivers in child care and preschool services. Only workers identified as being ‘paid’ in the data element: Paid employment indicator AND as being ‘primary contact workers’ or ‘other contact workers’ in the data element: Work type (children's services) should respond to this data element.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termChildren's Services Data Working Group.
Origin:Help on this term

Children's Services National Minimum Data Dictionary, AIHW 2005.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Has been superseded by Person (employed)—education field of highest relevant qualification, early childhood education and care field of qualification code N[N] Early Childhood, Superseded 07/06/2011

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Children's Services NMDS Community Services (retired), Superseded 21/05/2010

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