4240.0.55.001 - National Early Childhood Education and Care Collection: Concepts, Sources and Methods, 2012  
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All state and territory governments of Australia, as well as the Australian Government, currently collect data on service providers who deliver preschool programs. The current governance responsibilities for ECEC within each jurisdiction are outlined below:


JurisdictionGovernment Department

Australian GovernmentDepartment of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

New South WalesDepartment of Education and Communities

VictoriaDepartment of Education and Early Childhood Development

QueenslandDepartment of Education, Training and Employment

South AustraliaDepartment for Education and Child Development

Western AustraliaDepartment of Education

TasmaniaDepartment of Education

Northern TerritoryDepartment of Education

Australian Capital TerritoryEducation and Training Directorate

In an effort to achieve complete coverage of all ECEC services delivering preschool programs in Australia, ECEC data were sourced from state and territory education departments and compiled together with data from the Australian Government. The collection coverage in each state and territory for the 2012 National ECEC Collection is outlined below. For more detailed information on each jurisdiction’s data collection activities, refer to Chapter 6: Jurisdictional Data Quality Statements. Data sources for the National ECEC Collection for each sector within the states and territories are outlined in Chapter 2: Collection Overview.

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