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Person (employed)—role of early childhood education and care worker, code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termRole of early childhood education and care worker
METeOR identifier:Help on this term731292
Registration status:Help on this termEarly Childhood, Standardisation pending 31/07/2020
Definition:Help on this term

The main role undertaken by an early childhood education and care worker, as represented by a code.

 

Data Element Concept:Person—role of early childhood education and care worker

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
1Principal/director/coordinator/teacher-in-charge
2Group leader/teacher
3Assistant/aide
4Other contact worker
5Non contact worker

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE 1 Principal/director/coordinator/teacher in charge

A person with overall responsibility for managing the service.

CODE 2 Group leader/teacher

qualified early childhood teacher responsible for a group of young children.

CODE 3 Assistant/aide

An early childhood worker who helps a more senior and more qualified early childhood teacher.

CODE 4 Other contact worker

Includes people who provide child care or additional educational or supplementary services for children, such as a child care worker, dance teacher, music therapist, disability support worker, librarian or speech therapist.

CODE 5 Non contact worker

A worker who has no direct contact with children and primarily contributes to the running of the service or provides support services.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termEarly Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

This item is only applicable to paid workers in early childhood education and care services.

For Codes 1 to 4 this includes contact workers who are usually present to plan and deliver or support the delivery of a face-to-face 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.

For Codes 1 to 4 this excludes relief teachers who are not present at the early childhood education and care service (i.e. not delivering a face-to-face early childhood education program) during the reference period.

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.

Collection methods:Help on this term

Should be reported for the main role performed by a person during the reference period, regardless of whether this is different to their usual role.

‘Main’ is defined as the role that the person spends the majority of time performing during the reference period.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Department of Education, Skills and Employment

Steward:Help on this termData Strategy Group (DSG)

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Person (employed)—role of early childhood education and care worker, code N Early Childhood, Standardisation pending 05/08/2020

See also Person (employed)—type of work activity, early childhood education and care, code N Early Childhood, Standardisation pending 31/07/2020

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Early Childhood Education and Care: Unit Record Level NMDS 2020 Early Childhood, Standard 02/12/2020

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Early Childhood Education and Care: Unit Record Level NMDS 2021 Early Childhood, Candidate 09/07/2021

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