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Person—student type, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termStudent type
METeOR identifier:Help on this term398244
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010
Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 17/11/2010
Definition:Help on this term

The type of education or training undertaken by a person, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Person—student type

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Preschool student
2Primary school student
3Secondary school student
4University student
5Vocational education and training
6Other education or training
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 1   Preschool student

This option refers to a person who is enrolled, either full-time or part-time, in an accredited preschool teaching institution, during the school year.

CODE 2   Primary school student

This option refers to a person who is enrolled, either full-time or part-time, in an accredited teaching institution providing instruction up to the end of primary school. The school year is counted from January 1 to December 31, so a school student finishing school and waiting to go on to further training would still be considered a school student.

CODE 3   Secondary school student

This option refers to a person who is enrolled, either full-time or part-time, in an accredited teaching institution providing instruction from the start of secondary schooling up to year 12. The school year is counted from January 1 to December 31, so a school student finishing school and waiting to go on to further training would still be considered a school student. This option also includes any person undertaking secondary school education at a TAFE.

CODE 4   University student

This option refers to part-time or full-time attendance at university; it excludes vocational education students.

CODE 5   Vocational education and training

This option includes:

  • a person who receives a training allowance such as Newstart or are required by their employer to attend a post-secondary institution for job training
  • a person participating in education in order to enhance employment opportunities (such as migrant English classes and job readiness training)
  • a person enrolled in a vocational education course at a TAFE or other type of vocational institution. It excludes students studying secondary school education at a TAFE or Vocational Education and Training (VET) institution, these students are classified to CODE 3
  • a person undertaking an apprenticeship.

CODE 6   Other education or training

This option refers to a person undertaking any other education and training not classified above, ie. non-award study (including Post-school Options).

CODE 9   Not stated/inadequately described

Not stated/inadequately described is chosen if there is insufficient information to determine a person’s student status either before or after support, or if a client did not want to answer this question.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Collection of this data element should be preceded by the collection of the data element Person—student/employment training indicator, code N.

Because reference periods may vary it is possible that more than one category of the Value Domain may be a valid response to a question on student type. For example over a number of months a student may move from primary to secondary education. Therefore it is preferable for this Data Element to refer to a specific point in time rather than a period of time. When a period of time is referenced it should be precisely specified.

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The permissible values for this data element are used to form the response categories to the question:

"Which category below best describes your education or training status?"

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Person—student type, SAAP code N[N] Community Services (retired), Superseded 17/11/2010

Has been superseded by Person—student type, code N Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018

See also Person—student/employment training indicator, code N Housing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010, Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018, Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 30/11/2007

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Disability services client details cluster Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 10/04/2013

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2011 Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013
Homelessness, Superseded 01/05/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2012-13 Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013
Homelessness, Superseded 01/05/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2013-14 Housing assistance, Superseded 26/08/2014
Homelessness, Superseded 26/08/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2014-15 Housing assistance, Superseded 24/11/2016
Homelessness, Superseded 24/11/2016

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2015-17 Homelessness, Superseded 24/11/2016

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2017-19 Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018

DSS specific attributes +
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