Australian Bureau of Statistics
4240.0.55.002 - National Early Childhood Education and Care Collection: Data Collection Guide, 2011
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FIELD OF HIGHEST QUALIFICATION RELEVANT TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE
Standard Jurisdictional Output Categories
Classification scheme: Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED) 2001
Representation class: Code
Data type: Number
Maximum character length: 2
2 - Teaching (primary)
3 - Teaching (other)
4 - Child Care
5 - Nursing
8 - Other early childhood related
99 - Not stated/inadequately described
2.3.4 LEGAL VALUE CHECKS
Guide for Use
The value domain uses the Field of Education classification of ASCED. This is a three-level hierarchical classification specifying broad, narrow and detailed fields of study.
CODE 1 Teaching (early childhood related) - ASCED 070101
CODE 2 Teaching (primary) - ASCED 070103
CODE 3 Teaching (other) - ASCED 070105-070199
This field includes special education, and teaching English as a second language.
CODE 4 Child Care - maps to Children's services - ASCED 090503
Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
This 4 digit code includes all ASCED nursing sub-categories.
CODE 8 Other early childhood related
This includes other early education and care related fields not classifiable in any of the above categories.
CODE 97 Not applicable (no qualification/no ECEC related qualification)
Use this code when there is no qualification or the qualification is not related to early childhood education and care.
CODE 99 Not stated/inadequately described
For use when the field of highest relevant qualification of the worker is unknown, not stated or inadequately described. Where the field of qualification is unknown, the ABS requests that jurisdictions identify the reason for the unknown response and document any follow-up processes undertaken.
For more information on ASCED, see Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED) (cat. no. 1272.0).
Related aggregate data element: Field of highest qualification relevant to early childhood education and care.
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