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Child—preschool program received from a qualified teacher indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termPreschool program received from teacher indicator
METeOR identifier:Help on this term506731
Registration status:Help on this termEarly Childhood, Superseded 28/05/2014
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An indicator that the child has received a structured, play-based, educational preschool program delivered by a teacher with university qualifications in early childhood education, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Child—Preschool program received from a qualified teacher indicator

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
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ValueMeaning
1Yes
2No
Supplementary values:Help on this term
7Not applicable
8Unknown
9Not stated/inadequately described

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Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

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Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 1 Yes

Record if the child has received a preschool program during the reference period that was being delivered by a teacher with university qualifications in early childhood education.

CODE 2 No

Record if the child has received a preschool program during the reference period that was not being delivered by a teacher with university qualifications in early childhood education.

Supplementary values

CODE 7 Not applicable

Record only if the child has not received a preschool program because the service provider received an approved exemption, for example, the usual qualified teacher was unavailable and no suitably qualified staff could be found to deliver the program in the reference period.

Teacher: refers to an early childhood education and care contact worker who has completed at least a three year university qualification in early childhood education.

Delivery of a preschool program: refers to face to face delivery for at least one hour per week by a teacher of a preschool program or distance education preschool program during the reference period. Includes teachers who are usually present to deliver a face to face or distance education preschool program, but may have been absent during the reference period due to illness or extended holiday leave and are expected to return. Excludes relief teachers who are not present at the early childhood education and care service (i.e. not delivering a face to face preschool program) during the reference period.

University qualification in early childhood education refers to a university qualification (or equivalent) in Teaching (early childhood related) (or equivalent).

‘Equivalent’ is defined as where certain employment and educational experience is deemed to be comparable to a certain level of qualification (i.e. a ‘grandfathered’ qualification). For example, an individual, or group of individuals, may have an early childhood diploma and 10 years’ experience, but the government department or regulatory agency has recognised the individual’s, or group of individuals’, qualifications as equivalent to a four year early childhood university degree.

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This item should not be reported for children who were enrolled but did not attend (or receive) a preschool program during the reference period.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termEarly Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Child—early childhood education program received from a qualified teacher indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N Early Childhood, Superseded 01/06/2015

Supersedes Child—preschool program received from a qualified teacher indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N Early Childhood, Superseded 08/04/2013

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

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

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