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1272.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED), 2001  
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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY is the study of the processing, transmitting and storage of information by computers.

The theoretical content of Broad Field 02 Information Technology includes:
. computation theory
. computer programming
. data format and coding
. management, storage and retrieval of information in a computer environment
. robotics programming and artificial intelligence
. systems analysis

The main purpose of this broad field of education is to develop an understanding of information systems, programming languages, information management and artificial intelligence, and the ability to apply them to solve problems.

This broad field comprises the narrow fields listed below but excludes:

Computer hardware design and construction. This is included in Detailed Field 031305 Computer Engineering.
Computer operation and using software packages. This is included in Detailed Field 080905 Practical Computing Skills.

This section contains the following subsection :
          0201 Computer Science
          0203 Information Systems
          0299 Other Information Technology

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