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1272.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED), 2001  
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NARROW LEVEL 71 PRIMARY EDUCATION

PRIMARY EDUCATION provides the first seven or eight years of compulsory education. It is designed to give a sound education in the eight key learning areas and to prepare students for Secondary Education.

Theoretical and Vocational Orientation

The focus is on developing the intellectual, social, and moral skills of young children. This includes the development of knowledge, skills and understanding in the eight key learning areas: the arts; English; health and physical education; languages other than English; mathematics; science; studies of society and environment; and technology.

Entry Requirements

Education at this level typically commences at around five years of age.

This narrow level comprises the following detailed levels:

711  Year 7 (QLD, SA, WA, NT)
712  Year 6
713  Year 5
714  Year 4
715  Year 3
716  Year 2
717  Year 1
718  Pre-Year 1



711 YEAR 7 (QLD, SA, WA, NT)

Year 7 (QLD, SA, WA, NT) builds on the skills learned in Year 6 to provide a sound education in the eight key learning areas.

Theoretical and Vocational Orientation

The focus is on developing the intellectual, social, and moral skills of young children. This includes the development of knowledge, skills and understanding in the eight key learning areas: the arts; English; health and physical education; languages other than English; mathematics; science; studies of society and environment; and technology.

Entry Requirements

Entry to this level is usually the completion of Year 6.

Notional Duration

The duration is usually one year of full-time study.


712 YEAR 6

Year 6 builds on the skills learned in Year 5 to provide a sound education in the eight key learning areas.

Theoretical and Vocational Orientation

The focus is on developing the intellectual, social, and moral skills of young children. This includes the development of knowledge, skills and understanding in the eight key learning areas: the arts; English; health and physical education; languages other than English; mathematics; science; studies of society and environment; and technology.

Entry Requirements

Entry to this level is usually the completion of Year 5.

Notional Duration

The duration is usually one year of full-time study.


713 YEAR 5

Year 5 builds on the skills learned in Year 4 to provide a sound education in the eight key learning areas.

Theoretical and Vocational Orientation

The focus is on developing the intellectual, social, and moral skills of young children. This includes the development of knowledge, skills and understanding in the eight key learning areas: the arts; English; health and physical education; languages other than English; mathematics; science; studies of society and environment; and technology.

Entry Requirements

Entry to this level is usually the completion of Year 4.

Notional Duration

The duration is usually one year of full-time study.


714 YEAR 4

Year 4 builds on the skills learned in Year 3 to provide a sound education in the eight key learning areas.

Theoretical and Vocational Orientation

The focus is on developing the intellectual, social, and moral skills of young children. This includes the development of knowledge, skills and understanding in the eight key learning areas: the arts; English; health and physical education; languages other than English; mathematics; science; studies of society and environment; and technology.

Entry Requirements

Entry to this level is usually the completion of Year 3.

Notional Duration

The duration is usually one year of full-time study.


715 YEAR 3

Year 3 builds on the skills learned in Year 2 to provide a sound education in the eight key learning areas.

Theoretical and Vocational Orientation

The focus is on developing the intellectual, social, and moral skills of young children. This includes the development of knowledge, skills and understanding in the eight key learning areas: the arts; English; health and physical education; languages other than English; mathematics; science; studies of society and environment; and technology.

Entry Requirements

Entry to this level is usually the completion of Year 2.

Notional Duration

The duration is usually one year of full-time study.


716 YEAR 2

Year 2 builds on the skills learned in Year 1 to provide a sound education in the eight key learning areas.

Theoretical and Vocational Orientation

The focus is on developing the intellectual, social, and moral skills of young children. This includes the development of knowledge, skills and understanding in the eight key learning areas: the arts; English; health and physical education; languages other than English; mathematics; science; studies of society and environment; and technology.

Entry Requirements

Entry to this level is usually the completion of Year 1.

Notional Duration

The duration is usually one year of full-time study.


717 YEAR 1

Year 1 provides the basis for a sound education in the eight key learning areas.

Theoretical and Vocational Orientation

The focus is on developing the intellectual, social, and moral skills of young children. This includes the development of knowledge, skills and understanding in the eight key learning areas: the arts; English; health and physical education; languages other than English; mathematics; science; studies of society and environment; and technology.

Entry Requirements

Entry to this level is usually the completion of Pre-Year 1.

Notional Duration

The duration is usually one year of full-time study.


718 PRE-YEAR 1

Pre-Year 1 provides an introduction for young children to a school-type environment. It is usually the first year of compulsory schooling and serves as a period of integration between home or Pre-primary Education and the school environment.

Theoretical and Vocational Orientation

The focus is on developing the intellectual, social, and moral skills of young children. This includes the development of knowledge, skills and understanding in the eight key learning areas: the arts; English; health and physical education; languages other than English; mathematics; science; studies of society and environment; and technology.

Entry Requirements

Education at this level typically commences at around five years of age.

Notional Duration

The duration is usually one year of full-time study.

Inclusions

This category includes education known as Kindergarten (NSW, ACT), Preparatory (Vic., Tas.), Reception (SA), Transition (NT), and Pre-primary (WA; from 2002). At the time of publication, this level of education was not provided in Queensland.

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