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4240.0.55.002 - National Early Childhood Education and Care Collection: Data Collection Guide, 2012  
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Contents >> Collection Specifications >> Worker (Teacher) Data


The 2012 worker data elements are used to describe the ECEC workforce and to provide information to assess Performance Indicator 2 under the National Partnership Agreement on Early Childhood Education (The number of teachers delivering a preschool program who are four-year university trained and early childhood qualified).

At the broadest level, the scope includes all persons working within an ECEC service, irrespective of whether they deliver a preschool program, or whether they are paid or unpaid. The diagram below shows the sequencing of data elements in order to capture the necessary information for workers who are within the collection scope.

Figure 1.0 Early Childhood Education and Care worker population

It is important for jurisdictions to follow the hierarchy of this table when reporting worker related data for the National ECEC Collection, as it will assist in defining when data elements apply to a particular worker. Jurisdictions are advised to consult the NP ECEC performance indicator specifications to understand how input data feeds into the presentation of output data. This information also assists in understanding the implications due to data quality issues.

All jurisdictions are requested to supply URL format worker data.

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