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Early childhood education and care contact worker

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Metadata item type:Help on this termGlossary Item
Synonymous names:Help on this termContact worker
METeOR identifier:Help on this term558869
Registration status:Help on this termEarly Childhood, Superseded 01/06/2015
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A contact worker is an early childhood education and care worker who is employed, and paid, by an early childhood education and care service provider as a principal/director/coordinator/teacher-in-charge, group leader/teacher, assistant/aide or other contact worker to plan and deliver or support the delivery of an early childhood education program (excludes non-contact workers).

Collection and usage attributes

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A contact worker may be employed on a contract, part-time or full-time basis.

Delivery (of an early childhood education program) refers to face-to-face delivery of an early childhood education program or distance early childhood education program for at least one hour per week during the reference period by an early childhood education and care contact worker. Includes contact workers who are usually present to plan and deliver or support the delivery of an early childhood education program, but may have been absent during the reference period due to illness or extended holiday leave and are expected to return.

Source and reference attributes

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

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Early childhood education and care contact worker Early Childhood, Superseded 28/05/2014

Has been superseded by Early childhood education and care contact worker Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

See also Qualified early childhood teacher Early Childhood, Superseded 01/06/2015

Metadata items which use this glossary item:Help on this term

Early childhood education and care worker cluster Early Childhood, Superseded 01/06/2015

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field of highest relevant qualification, in early childhood education and care, code N[N] Early Childhood, Superseded 01/06/2015

Person (employed)—level of highest qualification in early childhood education and care, code N[N] Early Childhood, Superseded 01/06/2015

Person (employed)—role of early childhood education and care worker, code N Early Childhood, Superseded 01/06/2015

Person (employed)—type of work activity, early childhood education and care, code N Early Childhood, Superseded 01/06/2015

Qualified early childhood teacher Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Qualified early childhood teacher Early Childhood, Superseded 01/06/2015

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