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Table 3 Highest level of ECEC-related qualifications of paid contact staff by service type — percentage.

From: Family Day Care and the National Quality Framework: Issues in Improving Quality of Service

ECEC-related qualifications LDC FDC IHC
Bachelor degree and above 9.4% 4.5% 6.3%
Advanced Diploma/ Diploma 31.9% 16.0% 13.4%
Certificate III/IV 35.2% 36.0% 25.6%
Below Certificate III 1.8% 3.4% 4.7%
Total staff with an ECEC-related qualifications 78.3% 59.9% 50.1%
Total staff without an ECEC-related qualifications 21.7% 40.1% 49.9%
  1. Note. Totals are weighted data, therefore they may not equal the sum of components. From “2010 National early childhood education and care workforce census” (DEEWR, 2011d).