Child—early childhood education program fees charged per week, total Australian currency N[N(8)]
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Fees charged (early childhood education and care)|
|Registration status:||Early Childhood, Standardisation pending 31/07/2020|
The 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|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||9|
|Unit of measure:||Australian currency (AU$)|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
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.
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
Australian Department of Education, Skills and Employment
|Steward:||Data Strategy Group (DSG)|
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Child—early childhood education program fees charged per week, total Australian currency N[N(8)] Early Childhood, Standardisation pending 05/08/2020
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
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Early Childhood Education and Care: Unit Record Level NMDS 2020 Early Childhood, Standard 02/12/2020
Early Childhood Education and Care: Unit Record Level NMDS 2021 Early Childhood, Candidate 09/07/2021