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2901.0 - Census Dictionary, 1996  
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Contents >> Section One: 1996 Census Classifications >> Post-School Educational Qualifications: Field of Study - QALFP

2nd Release

This variable describes a person's field of highest post-school educational qualification gained. Field of Study is coded as defined by the Australian Bureau of Statistics Classification of Qualifications (ABSCQ). For qualification level see QALLP.

      Applicable to: Persons aged 15 years and over with a qualification.


        1: BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATION
        2: HEALTH
        3: EDUCATION
        4: SOCIETY AND CULTURE
        5: NATURAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES
        6: ENGINEERING
        7: ARCHITECTURE AND BUILDING
        8: AGRICULTURE AND RELATED FIELDS
        9: MISCELLANEOUS FIELDS


1 - BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATION

10Business and Administration, nfd
100Business and Administration, nfd

11Management
110Management, nfd
111Business Management
112Public and Institution Management
113Personnel Management
114Hospitality Management
119Management, nec

12Management Support Services
120Management Support Services, nfd
121Office Management
122Keyboarding and Shorthand
129Management Support Services, nec

13Sales and Marketing
130Sales and Marketing, nfd
131Wholesale and Retail Sales
132Marketing
133Real Estate
134Tourism
139Sales and Marketing, nec

14Financial Services
140Financial Services, nfd
141Accounting
142Banking and Finance
143Insurance
149Financial Services, nec


2 - HEALTH

20Health, nfd
200Health, nfd

21Medicine
210Medicine, nfd
211General Medicine
212Surgery
213Psychiatry
214Obstetrics and Gynaecology
215Anaesthesiology
216Pathology
217Radiology
218Internal Medicine
219Medicine, nec

22Nursing
220Nursing, nfd
221Basic Nursing
222Midwifery
223Mothercraft Nursing
224Psychiatric Nursing
225Community Nursing
229Nursing, nec

23Health Sciences
230Health Sciences, nfd
231Pharmacy
232Physiotherapy
233Occupational Therapy
234Radiography
235Optometry
236Chiropractic
237Speech Pathology
238Nutrition and Dietetics
239Health Sciences, nec

24Dental Studies
240Dental Studies, nfd
241Dental Science
242Dental Assisting
243Dental Technology

25Veterinary Studies
250Veterinary Studies, nfd
251Veterinary Science
252Veterinary Assisting

29Other Health
290Other Health, nfd
291Ambulance Service
292Occupational Health and Safety
299Other Health, nec


3 - EDUCATION

30Education, nfd
300Education, nfd

31School Teacher Training
310School Teacher Training, nfd
311Early Childhood Teaching
312Primary Teaching
313Secondary Teaching
314Teacher-Librarianship

32Post-School Teacher Training
320Post-School Teacher Training, nfd
321Technical Teaching
322Nursing Education
329Post-School Teacher Training, nec

39Other Education
390Other Education, nfd
391Teaching English as a Second Language
392Special Education
399Other Education, nec


4 - SOCIETY AND CULTURE

40Society and Culture, nfd
400Society and Culture, nfd

41Behavioural Studies
410Behavioural Studies, nfd
411Psychology
412Sociology and Anthropology
413Politics
414History

42Welfare
420Welfare, nfd
421Social Work
422Child Care
429Welfare, nec

43Librarianship
431Librarianship

44Language and Area Studies
440Language and Area Studies, nfd
441Literature
442Languages
449Language and Area Studies, nec

45Religion and Philosophy
450Religion and Philosophy, nfd
451Religious Studies
452Philosophy

46Economics
461Economics

47Law
471Law

48Visual and Performing Arts
480Visual and Performing Arts, nfd
481Music
482Art and Craft
483Photography
484Graphic Design
485Fashion Design
486Drama and Dance
489Visual and Performing Arts, nec

49Other Society and Culture
490Other Society and Culture, nfd
491Geography
492Communication
493Recreation and Leisure
494Policing Studies
499Other Society and Culture, nec


5 - NATURAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

50Natural and Physical Sciences, nfd
500Natural and Physical Sciences, nfd

51Life Science
510Life Science, nfd
511Biological Science
512Environmental Science

52Physical Science
520Physical Science, nfd
521Physics
522Chemistry
523Earth Science
529Physical Science, nec

53Mathematics and Statistics
530Mathematics and Statistics, nfd
531Mathematics
532Statistics

54Computer Science
541Computer Science

59Other Natural and Physical Sciences
590Other Natural and Physical Sciences, nfd
591Food Science
592Laboratory Technology
599Other Natural and Physical Sciences, nec


6 - ENGINEERING

60Engineering, nfd
600Engineering, nfd

61Surveying and Cartography
610Surveying and Cartography, nfd
611Surveying
612Cartography

62Civil Engineering
621Civil Engineering

63Electrical and Electronic Engineering
630Electrical and Electronic Engineering, nfd
631Electrical and Electronic Engineering Science
632Powerline Installation and Maintenance
633Electrical Fitting
634Automotive Electrics
635Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics
636Electrical Mechanics
637Communications Equipment Installation and Maintenance
638Electronic Equipment Servicing
639Electrical and Electronic Engineering, nec

64Mechanical Engineering
640Mechanical Engineering, nfd
641Mechanical Engineering Science
642Toolmaking
643Metal Fitting, Turning and Machining
644Sheetmetal Working
645Boilermaking and Welding
646Metal Casting and Patternmaking
647Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
648Precision Metal Working
649Mechanical Engineering, nec

65Metallurgical and Mining Engineering
650Metallurgical and Mining Engineering, nfd
651Metallurgical Engineering Science
652Mining Engineering Science
659Metallurgical and Mining Engineering, nec

66Printing
660Printing, nfd
661Compositing
662Graphic Reproduction
663Printing Machining
664Binding and Finishing
665Screen Printing
669Printing, nec

67Automotive Engineering
670Automotive Engineering, nfd
671Automotive Engineering Science
672Vehicle Mechanics
673Panel Beating
674Vehicle Painting
675Vehicle Building
676Vehicle Trimming
679Automotive Engineering, nec

68Textiles, Clothing and Footwear
680Textiles, Clothing and Footwear, nfd
681Textile Engineering Science
682Garment Making
683Upholstery
684Footwear
689Textiles, Clothing and Footwear, nec

69Other Engineering
690Other Engineering, nfd
691Chemical Engineering Science
692Aeronautical Engineering Science
693Industrial Engineering Science
694Marine Engineering Science
695Other Engineering Science
696Marine Construction
697Wood Machining and Turning
698Cabinet Making
699Other Engineering, nec


7 - ARCHITECTURE AND BUILDING

70Architecture and Building, nfd
700Architecture and Building, nfd

71Building Design
710Building Design, nfd
711Architecture
712Interior Design
719Building Design, nec

72Building Construction
720Building Construction, nfd
721Building Technology
722Carpentry and Joinery
723Bricklaying
724Painting, Decorating and Signwriting
725Plastering
726Plumbing
727Roof Fixing
728Floor and Wall Tiling
729Building Construction, nec

79Other Architecture and Building
790Other Architecture and Building, nfd
791Floor Covering
792Glass Working
793Quantity Surveying
799Other Architecture and Building, nec


8 - AGRICULTURE AND RELATED FIELDS

80Agriculture and Related Fields, nfd
800Agriculture and Related Fields, nfd
81Agriculture
810Agriculture, nfd
811Agricultural Science
812Wool Science
813Animal Husbandry
819Agriculture, nec

82Horticulture
821Horticulture

89Other Agriculture and Related Fields
890Other Agriculture and Related Fields, nfd
891Fisheries
892Forestry


9 - MISCELLANEOUS FIELDS

90Miscellaneous Fields, nfd
900Miscellaneous Fields, nfd

91Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy
910Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy, nfd
911Hairdressing
912Beauty Therapy

92Food and Hospitality Services
920Food and Hospitality Services, nfd
921Meat Processing
922Baking and Pastrycooking
923Cooking
924Hospitality Services
925Waiting and Bar Service
929Food and Hospitality Services, nec

93Transport
930Transport, nfd
931Ship Operation
932Aircraft Operation
933Air Traffic Control
939Transport, nec

99 OTHER MISCELLANEOUS FIELDS

990Other Miscellaneous Fields, nfd
991Plant and Machine Operation
992Fire Technology
999Other Miscellaneous Fields, nec
001Field of study inadequately described
&&&Field of study not stated
@@@Not applicable
VVVOverseas visitor
      Total number of categories: 240
      Not applicable (@@@) category comprises:
      • Persons who have a qualification that is out of scope of the ABSCQ
      • Persons with no qualifications Persons aged under 15 years





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