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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 term602294
Registration status:Help on this termEarly Childhood, Standard 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Supersedes Early childhood education and care contact worker Early Childhood, Superseded 01/06/2015

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

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

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

Early Childhood Education and Care DSS 2015 Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Early Childhood Education and Care DSS 2016 Early Childhood, Superseded 24/07/2018

Early Childhood Education and Care DSS 2017 Early Childhood, Superseded 24/07/2018

Early Childhood Education and Care DSS 2018– Early Childhood, Standard 24/07/2018

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

Early Childhood Education and Care: Aggregate NMDS 2015 Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

Early Childhood Education and Care: Aggregate NMDS 2016 Early Childhood, Superseded 24/07/2018

Early Childhood Education and Care: Aggregate NMDS 2017 Early Childhood, Superseded 24/07/2018

Early Childhood Education and Care: Aggregate NMDS 2018– Early Childhood, Standard 24/07/2018

Early Childhood Education and Care: Unit Record Level NMDS 2015 Early Childhood, Superseded 24/07/2018

Early Childhood Education and Care: Unit Record Level NMDS 2016 Early Childhood, Superseded 24/07/2018

Early Childhood Education and Care: Unit Record Level NMDS 2017 Early Childhood, Superseded 24/07/2018

Early Childhood Education and Care: Unit Record Level NMDS 2018– Early Childhood, Standard 24/07/2018

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

Person (employed)—hours worked in early childhood education program delivery (per week), total hours NNN Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

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

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

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

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

Service provider organisation—early childhood education program delivered by a qualified teacher indicator, yes/no code N Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

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