Person (employed)—education field of highest relevant qualification, in early childhood education and care, code N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Field of highest qualification relevant to early childhood education and care
METeOR identifier:473406
Registration status:Early Childhood, Superseded 01/06/2015
Definition:The field of education in which a person has attained their highest qualification relevant to early childhood education and care, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Person (employed)—education field of highest relevant qualification

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Format:N[N]
Maximum character length:2
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
1Teaching (early childhood related)
2Teaching (primary)
3Teaching (other)
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 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)
Origin:

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

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

This is the specific field of education in which the early childhood education and care worker has attained their highest early childhood education and care related qualification. Only completed qualifications should be reported.

This item is only applicable to paid contact workers in early childhood education and care services.

Collection methods:The field of education reported should be in relation to the highest level of early childhood education and care-related qualification reported for the data element Level of highest qualification in early childhood education and care.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
Steward:Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

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field of highest relevant qualification, early childhood education and care, code N[N] Early Childhood, Superseded 09/03/2012

Has been superseded by Person (employed)—education field of highest relevant qualification, in early childhood education and care, code N[N] Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

See also Person (employed)—level of highest qualification in early childhood education and care, code N[N] Early Childhood, Superseded 28/05/2014

See also Person (employed)—level of highest qualification in early childhood education and care, code N[N] Early Childhood, Superseded 01/06/2015

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Early childhood education and care worker cluster Early Childhood, Superseded 08/04/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Early childhood education and care worker cluster Early Childhood, Superseded 28/05/2014

Early childhood education and care worker cluster Early Childhood, Superseded 01/06/2015