1. COLLECTION SPECIFICATIONS
Outlines the collection specifications required for the National Early Childhood Education and Care Collection. Also includes details on transferring data to the ABS and return to source provisions.
2. DATA ELEMENT COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS
Provides detailed collection instructions, guidelines and definitions for each data element in the collection, including data elements from the Early Childhood Education and Care National Minimum Data Set. Instructions are included for both unit record level and aggregate collection methodologies.
3. PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY
Describes privacy and confidentiality principles relevant to the National Early Childhood Education and Care Collection. Includes information relevant to the collection and on-providing of data to the ABS by jurisdictions, and explains how ABS legislative provisions apply in these circumstances.
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