Australian Bureau of Statistics

Rate the ABS website
ABS Home > Statistics > By Release Date
ABS @ Facebook ABS @ Twitter ABS RSS ABS Email notification service
4240.0.55.002 - National Early Childhood Education and Care Collection: Data Collection Guide, 2011  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/03/2012  First Issue
   Page tools: Print Print Page Print all pages in this productPrint All RSS Feed RSS Bookmark and Share Search this Product  

DELIVERY OF PRESCHOOL PROGRAM INDICATOR


Technical name: Person (employed) - preschool program delivery indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described, code N
METeOR identifier: 441674
METeOR link: http://meteor.aihw.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/441674
METeOR definition: An indicator of whether a person delivered a structured, play-based, educational preschool program as represented by a code.

Scope
Inclusions: All paid contact workers within early childhood education and care services.
Exclusions: Unpaid workers and non-contact workers within early childhood education and care services.

Underlying Concepts
Concept: Delivery of a preschool program.
Nominal definition: The face to face delivery of a preschool program by an early childhood education and care worker for at least one hour per week during the reference period.
Operational definition: Consistent with nominal definition.
Supporting data elements: Hours worked in preschool program delivery
Conceptual issues:

  • 'Person' refers to the primary contact worker(s) delivering the preschool program (e.g. teachers).
  • 'Delivery of a preschool program' refers to face to face delivery for at least one hour per week during the reference period by an early childhood education and care contact worker.

Standard Jurisdictional Output Categories
Representation class: Code
Data type: Number
Format: N
Maximum character length: 1
Classification values:
      1 - Yes
      2 - No
Supplementary values:
      9 - Not stated/inadequately described

2.3.6 LEGAL VALUE CHECKS


Edit specificationsEdit resolution

1.
If field is blank.Provide a valid delivery of preschool program code, otherwise amend to code ‘9’.

2.
If field is not code 1, 2 or 9.Provide a valid delivery of preschool program code.

3.
If field contains text or character length is greater than 1.Provide a valid delivery of preschool program code.



Guide for Use
Counting rules:
  • Report whether or not the worker delivered a face to face preschool program for at least one hour during the reference period.

Classification Definitions
CODE 1 Yes
Record if the person delivered a preschool program during the reference period.

CODE 2 No
Record if the person did not deliver a preschool program during the reference period.

CODE 9 Not stated/inadequately described
For use when the response to whether the worker delivered a preschool program is unknown, not stated or inadequately described. Where the delivery of preschool program indicator is unknown, the ABS requests that jurisdictions identify the reason for the unknown response and document any follow-up processes undertaken.

Other Information
Related aggregate data element: Delivery of preschool program indicator.

Previous PageNext Page

Bookmark and Share. Opens in a new window


Commonwealth of Australia 2014

Unless otherwise noted, content on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence together with any terms, conditions and exclusions as set out in the website Copyright notice. For permission to do anything beyond the scope of this licence and copyright terms contact us.