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TYPE OF WORK ACTIVITY
Standard Jurisdictional Output Categories
Representation class: Total
Data type: Number
Maximum character length: 3
2 - Other contact
3 - Management/administration
4 - Other work
2.5.2 LEGAL VALUE CHECKS
Guide for Use
CODE 1 Primary contact
A 'primary contact worker' mainly has direct contact with children. This may include but is not limited to teachers, teachers' assistants/aides, specialist teachers and therapists.
CODE 2 Other contact
An 'other contact worker' has some duties involving direct contact with children, but deals mainly with staffing or management issues such as supervising staff and handling queries from parents or designing the education program. This may include but is not limited to principals, deputy principals, centre managers and coordinators.
CODE 3 Management/administration
A staff member who mainly performed management or administration work that contributed to the running of the early childhood education and care service and had no direct contact with children. Work may include clerical or receptionist duties, filing, keeping financial records, staffing and management issues.
CODE 4 Other work
Any worker who provides support services such as cooking, cleaning or gardening. This may include drivers, cooks, cleaners and maintenance staff.
CODE 9 Not stated/inadequately described
For use when the main type of work activity undertaken by the worker is unknown, not stated or inadequately described. Where the type of work activity is unknown, the ABS requests that jurisdictions identify the reason for the unknown response and document any follow-up processes undertaken.
Related URL data element: Type of work activity.