Australian Bureau of Statistics
4240.0.55.002 - National Early Childhood Education and Care Collection: Data Collection Guide, 2011
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ROLE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE WORKER
Standard Jurisdictional Output Categories
Representation class: Code
Data type: Number
Maximum character length: 1
2 - Group leader/teacher
3 - Assistant/aide
4 - Other contact worker
5 - Non-contact worker
2.3.3 LEGAL VALUE CHECKS
Guide for Use
CODE 1 Principal/director/coordinator/teacher in charge
A person with overall responsibility for managing the service.
CODE 2 Group leader/teacher
A degree qualified teacher or educator responsible for a group of young children.
CODE 3 Assistant/aide
An early childhood worker who helps a more senior and more qualified early childhood teacher or educator.
CODE 4 Other contact worker
Includes people who provide child care or additional educational or supplementary services for children, such as a child care worker, dance teacher, music therapist, disability support worker, librarian or speech therapist.
CODE 5 Non-contact worker
A worker who has no direct contact with children and primarily contributes to the running of the service or provides support services.
CODE 9 Not stated/inadequately described
For use when the role of the worker is unknown, not stated or inadequately described. Where the role of the worker is unknown, the ABS requests that jurisdictions identify the reason for the unknown response and document any follow-up processes undertaken.
Related aggregate data element: Role of early childhood education and care worker.
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