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1272.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED), 2001  
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GENERAL EDUCATION PROGRAMMES develop general knowledge, skills and competencies required for education and learning.

The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an elementary understanding of subjects such as history, geography, natural science, mathematics, English, social science, art and music, and study methods.

Courses in Narrow Field 1201 General Education Programmes develop skills in:
. basic learning
. basic mathematics
. general school education
. reading and writing

This narrow field comprises the following detailed fields:

120101  General Primary and Secondary Education Programmes
120103  Literacy and Numeracy Programmes
120105  Learning Skills Programmes
120199  General Education Programmes, n.e.c.

120101 General Primary and Secondary Education Programmes

General Primary and Secondary Education Programmes develop general knowledge and skills through school education programmes. It includes secondary education programmes run in TAFEs and other similar institutions.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. mathematics skills
. reading and writing
. general studies in history, geography, natural science, social science, art and music

120103 Literacy and Numeracy Programmes

Literacy and Numeracy Programmes develop basic reading, writing and numeracy skills.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. general language skills
. basic reading and writing
. basic numeracy skills
. spelling and grammar


English as a second language. This is included in Detailed Field 091501 English Language.

120105 Learning Skills Programmes

Learning Skills Programmes develop skills for study, such as research and analysis skills.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. analysing techniques
. general report writing
. how to research a topic

120199 General Education Programmes, n.e.c.

This detailed field includes all General Education Programmes not elsewhere classified.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. tertiary preparation
. general studies

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