Early childhood education and care field of qualification code N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Value Domain
METeOR identifier:441585
Registration status:Early Childhood, Superseded 09/03/2012
Definition:A code set representing early childhood education and care 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)
4Child Care
8Other early childhood related
Supplementary values:
97Not applicable (No qualification/No ECEC related qualification)
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Permissible values

The value domain uses the Field of Education classification of Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED). This is a three-level hierarchical Classification specifying broad, narrow and detailed fields of study.

CODE 1 Teaching (early childhood related)-ASCED 070101

CODE 2 Teaching (primary)-ASCED 070103

CODE 3 Teaching (other)-ASCED 070105-070199
This field includes special education, and teaching English as a second language.

CODE 4 Child Care - maps to Children’s services-ASCED 090503

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-ASCED 0603
Please note this four digit code includes all the ASCED nursing sub categories.

CODE 8 Other early childhood related
This includes other early education and care related fields not classifiable in any of the above categories.

Supplementary values

CODE 97 Not applicable

Use this code when there is no qualification or no ECEC related qualification.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)

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

Reference through http://www.abs.gov.au/Ausstats/abs@.nsf/StatsLibrary

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Has been superseded by Early childhood education and care field of qualification code N[N] Early Childhood, Standard 09/03/2012

Supersedes Early childhood education and care field of qualification code N[N] Early Childhood, Superseded 07/06/2011, Community Services (retired), Standard 21/05/2010

Data elements implementing this value domain:

Person (employed)—education field of highest relevant qualification, early childhood education and care, code N[N] Early Childhood, Superseded 09/03/2012