Child—preschool program fees charged per week, total Australian currency N[N(8)]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Fees charged (early childhood education and care)
METeOR identifier:436106
Registration status:Early Childhood, Superseded 28/05/2014
Definition:The actual tuition fees charged for the child to attend a preschool program at this service per week, measured in Australian dollars.
Data Element Concept:Child—preschool program fees charged per week

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Total
Data type:Currency
Format:N[N(8)]
Maximum character length:9
Unit of measure:Australian currency (AU$)

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Fees charged are usually based on the number of hours of a preschool program a child is enrolled to receive.

If fees are charged on a per day, per term or per year basis, the pro-rata equivalent weekly fee should be derived by taking into account the days per week, weeks per term and/or weeks per year of the preschool program the child has enrolled to receive.

If no fees are payable for a child to attend the preschool program record 0.

Some preschool programs, particularly those offered at government preschools have no tuition fees. However, parents are encouraged to make a voluntary contribution to assist with the cost of running the preschool program. These voluntary contributions should be excluded, as should donations or additional charges for service components, such as nappy supplies, meals or transportation.

Only include the fees charged for the child to attend the preschool program. Fees charged for the child to attend other programs with the service provider, such as out school hours care, should be excluded.

Collection methods:

Jurisdictions which adopt a two week reference period are required to derive their data to a representative reference week.

If subsidies are included in the calculation of the fees charged to the child, report the fees charged after deducting subsidies.

If the child is eligible for additional fee discount, report the fees after the additional discount.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Has been superseded by Child—early childhood education program fees charged per week, total Australian currency N[N(8)] Early Childhood, Superseded 01/06/2015

Supersedes Child—fees charged in the census week, total Australian currency N[N(8)] Early Childhood, Superseded 07/06/2011, Community Services (retired), Retired 21/05/2010

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:
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Early Childhood Education and Care: Unit Record Level NMDS 2011 Early Childhood, Superseded 09/03/2012

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Early Childhood Education and Care: Unit Record Level NMDS 2012 Early Childhood, Superseded 08/04/2013

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Early Childhood Education and Care: Unit Record Level NMDS 2013 Early Childhood, Superseded 28/05/2014

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