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Prison entrant—education attendance status 30 days prior to imprisonment, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termEducation attendance status 30 days prior to imprisonment
METeOR identifier:Help on this term631856
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 28/04/2016
Definition:Help on this term

The self-reported education attendance status of a prison entrant 30 days prior to imprisonment, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Prison entrant—education attendance status 30 days prior to imprisonment

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
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Full-time study
2Part-time study
3Not studying
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Unknown

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

For use in Prisoner health data collections. If this value domain is to be used with other metadata, then 'Unknown' would be mapped to code 8.

Only one option may be selected.

CODE 1 Full-time study

According to the Social Security Act 2001, a person is considered a full-time student in respect of a course if:

(a) in the case of a person who is enrolled in the course for a particular study period (for example, a semester), the person is undertaking at least three-quarters of the normal amount of full-time study in respect of the course for that period; or

(b) in the case of a person who intends to enrol in the course for a particular study period, the person intends to undertake at least three-quarters of the normal amount of full-time study in respect of the course for that period.

CODE 2 Part-time study

This code is used when the study load is less than 75% of a full-time load.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Reference documents:Help on this term

Australian Government. Social Security Act 1991. Viewed 18 October 2010

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

This data element should be used in conjunction with the data element Prison entrant—labour force status 30 days prior to imprisonment, code N to capture information on the extent of a person's engagement in employment and education.

Respondents should identify the level of study/training they were involved in prior to entering prison. Respondents can identify courses classified as full or part-time by the definition used by the education institution providing the course, regardless of hours involved or use the Centrelink and Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations definition outlined in the Social Security Act.

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Capturing the extent of engagement in employment and education of people entering prison is an important factor when following a throughcare approach to reducing recidivism and increasing protective factors for people involved in the criminal justice system. Information on the activities undertaken by a person immediately prior to entering prison will assist in identifying a person's pathway to prison and thereafter.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Reference documents:Help on this term

Australian Government. Social Security Act 1991. Viewed 18 October 2010.

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Prison entrant—education attendance status 30 days prior to imprisonment, education attendance status code N Health, Superseded 28/04/2016

See also Prison entrant—labour force status 30 days prior to imprisonment, code N Health, Standard 28/04/2016

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Prison entrants NBEDS Health, Standard 28/04/2016

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