Education qualification cluster

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Set Specification
METeOR identifier:629308
Registration status:Health, Standard 28/04/2016
DSS type:Data Element Cluster

The Education qualification cluster defines the level of educational qualification studied by a prisoner whilst in prison and whether the qualification was started, continued or completed in prison.

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

The Education qualification cluster consists of 4 data elements that in combination provide information on the educational qualification(s) studied by a prisoner in prison.

The prisoner is asked whether study was undertaken while in prison. If the response is 'yes' the prisoner is asked:

  • Was the qualification started, continued or completed in prison?
  • The type of qualification studied (secondary schooling, trade certificate (Certificate I-IV), Diploma, Bachelor degree or Post graduate qualification).


Collection methods:

Information on the level of study undertaken by a prison dischargee whilst in prison is collected on the National Prisoner Health Data Collection Prison Discharge form.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Prison dischargee DSS Health, Superseded 28/04/2016

Prison dischargee NBEDS Health, Standard 28/04/2016

Parent DSS specific attributes +

Metadata items in this Data Set Specification

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Seq No.Metadata item Obligation Max occurs
1Prison dischargee—education qualification whilst in prison indicator, prisoner health yes/no/unknown code NMandatory1
2Prison dischargee—type of qualification started during imprisonment, qualification type code NConditional5
3Prison dischargee—type of qualification continued during imprisonment, qualification type code NConditional5
4Prison dischargee—type of qualification completed during imprisonment, qualification type code NConditional5