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Highest level of qualification (early childhood education and care), code N[N]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term396921
Registration status:Help on this termEarly Childhood, Superseded 07/06/2011
Community Services (retired), Standard 21/05/2010
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing the level of qualification for early childhood education and care workers.

Representational attributes

Classification scheme:Australian Standard Classification of Education 2001
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
ValueMeaning
1Postgraduate degree
2Graduate diploma or graduate certificate level
3Bachelor degree (honours)
4Bachelor degree pass (4 years or equivalent)
5Bachelor degree pass (3 years or equivalent)
6Advanced diploma
7Diploma
8Certificate level 3 or 4
9Certificate level 1 or 2
10Other certificate
Supplementary values:Help on this term
97Not applicable (no qualification in early education and care related field)
98Unknown (qualification unknown)
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

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Permissible values

CODE 1 Postgraduate degree

This level includes Doctorates and Masters Degrees, either by research or coursework.  Common entry requirements are completion of a Bachelor Degree (with or without Honours) and a qualifying year or equivalent, or a research based Graduate Diploma.

CODE 2 Graduate diploma and graduate certificate level

The Graduate Diploma is usually the equivalent of one year of full time study, while the Graduate Certificate is usually the equivalent of six months full time study.  Entry to a Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate is usually through satisfactory completion of a Bachelor Degree or an Advanced Diploma, and demonstrated potential to complete work at this level.  Postgraduate certificates and diplomas are also included in this category.

CODE 3 Bachelor degree (honours)

Honours is the extended period of study in a specialised field which is offered to students in some courses achieving outstanding results in a relevant discipline or demonstrating outstanding achievement in the early years of a Bachelor program.

CODE 4 Bachelor degree pass (4 years or equivalent)

Entry to this level is by various pathways which may include the completion of Year 12 or equivalent, or completion of a recognised program and/or recognition of prior learning.

CODE 5 Bachelor degree pass (3 years or equivalent)

Entry to this level is by various pathways which may include the completion of Year 12 or equivalent, or completion of a recognised program and/or recognition of prior learning.

CODE 6  Advanced diploma

Education at this level includes analysing information and concepts at an abstract level and executing judgements across a range of technical and management functions.  Entry to this level is by various pathways which may include the completion of Year 12 or equivalent, or completion of a recognised program and/or recognition of prior learning.

CODE 7 Diploma

Education at this level may also develop basic management or administrative skills.  Entry to this level is by various pathways which may include the completion of Year 12 or equivalent, or completion of a recognised program and/or recognition of prior learning.

CODE 8 Certificate level 3 or 4

Entry to this level is by various pathways which may include the completion of Year 10 or equivalent, or higher, or completion of a recognised program and/or recognition of prior learning.

CODE 9 Certificate level 1 or 2

Entry to this level is by various pathways which may include the completion of Year 10 or equivalent, or higher, or completion of a recognised program and/or recognition of prior learning.

CODE 10 Other certificate

Any certificate not covered by the previous two categories.

Supplementary values

CODE 97 Not applicable

Use this code when there is no qualification

CODE 98 Unknown

Use this code when the qualification is unknown

 

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Highest level of qualification (early childhood education and care), code N[N] Early Childhood, Standard 07/06/2011

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Person (employed)—level of highest qualification in employment field, early childhood education and care, code N[N] Early Childhood, Superseded 07/06/2011

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