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Child—early childhood education program fees charged per week, total Australian currency N[N(8)]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termFees charged (early childhood education and care)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term602306
Registration status:Help on this termEarly Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015
Definition:Help on this termThe actual tuition fees charged for the child to attend an early childhood education program at this service per week, measured in Australian dollars.
Data Element Concept:Child—early childhood education program fees charged per week

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Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termCurrency
Format:Help on this termN[N(8)]
Maximum character length:Help on this term9
Unit of measure:Help on this termAustralian currency (AU$)

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Collection and usage attributes

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Fees charged are usually based on the number of hours of an early childhood education program a child is enrolled to receive.

If fees are charged on a per day, per term or per year basis, the pro-rata equivalent weekly fee should be derived by taking into account the days per week, weeks per term and/or weeks per year of the early childhood education program the child has enrolled to receive.

If no fees are payable for a child to attend the early childhood education program record 0.

Some early childhood education programs, particularly those offered at government preschools have no tuition fees. However, parents are encouraged to make a voluntary contribution to assist with the cost of running the early childhood education program. These voluntary contributions should be excluded, as should donations or additional charges for service components, such as nappy supplies, meals or transportation.

Only include the fees charged for the child to attend the early childhood education program. Fees charged for the child to attend other programs with the service provider, such as out of school hours care, should be excluded.

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Jurisdictions which adopt a two week reference period are required to derive their data to a representative reference week.

If subsidies are included in the calculation of the fees charged to the child, report the fees charged after deducting subsidies.

If the child is eligible for additional fee discount, report the fees after the additional discount.

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)

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Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Child—early childhood education program fees charged per week, total Australian currency N[N(8)] Early Childhood, Superseded 01/06/2015

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Early Childhood Education and Care: Unit Record Level NMDS 2015 Early Childhood, Superseded 24/07/2018

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

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

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

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