Australian Bureau of Statistics
4240.0.55.002 - National Early Childhood Education and Care Collection: Data Collection Guide, 2011
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PRESCHOOL PROGRAM FEES CHARGED
Concept: Fees charged.
Nominal definition: The tuition fees charged for the child's enrolment in a preschool program.
Operational definition: Consistent with nominal definition.
Supporting data elements: Fees reported should be based on the number of hours the child is enrolled to receive the preschool program. Therefore the following is a supporting data element:
Fees charged will provide information to identify and record the affordability of preschool programs by identifying out of pocket costs to the parent or guardian towards the payment of tuition fees for the child to attend the preschool program.
Standard Jurisdictional Output Categories
Representation class: Total
Data type: Currency
Format: N[NNNNNN].NN, for example: 12.55
Maximum character length: 9
Unit of measure: Australian currency (AU$)
ns - Not stated/inadequately described
2.1.11 LEGAL VALUE CHECKS
Guide for Use
CODE 0.00 - No fees charged
For use when there are no fees charged for the child's attendance at the preschool program.
CODE ns - Not stated/inadequately described
For use when the tuition fees are unknown, not stated or inadequately described. Where the tuition fees are not stated or inadequately described, the ABS requests that jurisdictions identify the reason for the unknown response and document any follow-up processes undertaken.
Related aggregate data elements: Weekly tuition fee schedule amount.
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