1272.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED), 2001  
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NARROW LEVEL 62 JUNIOR SECONDARY EDUCATION

JUNIOR SECONDARY EDUCATION develops knowledge of specific subjects by expanding on learning from the Primary Education level. It also provides a foundation for lifelong learning by preparing students for further study and enabling them to acquire work-related skills necessary for entry to the workforce.

Theoretical and Vocational Orientation

The focus is on the further development of 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. The balance between breadth and depth of knowledge and skills, and between academic disciplines and applied and work-related courses may vary.

Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirement is usually the completion of Year 6 for NSW, Vic., QLD, WA, Tas., NT, ACT and Year 7 for SA.

This narrow level comprises the following detailed levels:

621  Year 10
622  Year 9
623  Year 8
624  Year 7 (excluding SA)



621 YEAR 10

Year 10 develops knowledge of specific subjects by expanding on Year 9 education. It also provides a foundation for lifelong learning by preparing students for further study and enabling them to acquire work-related skills necessary for entry to the workforce.

Theoretical and Vocational Orientation

The focus is on the further development of 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. The balance between breadth and depth of knowledge and skills, and between academic disciplines and applied and work-related courses may vary.

Entry Requirements

Entry to this level is usually the completion of Year 9.

Notional Duration

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


622 YEAR 9

Year 9 develops knowledge of specific subjects by expanding on Year 8 education. It also provides a foundation for lifelong learning by preparing students for further study and enabling them to acquire work-related skills necessary for entry to the workforce.

Theoretical and Vocational Orientation

The focus is on the further development of 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. The balance between breadth and depth of knowledge and skills, and between academic disciplines and applied and work-related courses may vary.

Entry Requirements

Entry to this level is usually the completion of Year 8.

Notional Duration

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


623 YEAR 8

Year 8 develops knowledge of specific subjects by expanding on Year 7 education. It also provides a foundation for lifelong learning by preparing students for further study.

Theoretical and Vocational Orientation

The focus is on the further development of 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. The balance between breadth and depth of knowledge and skills, and between academic disciplines and applied and work-related courses may vary.

Entry Requirements

Entry to this level is usually the completion of Year 7.

Notional Duration

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


624 YEAR 7 (excluding SA)

Year 7 (excluding SA) develops knowledge of specific subjects by expanding on the learning from Primary Education level. It also provides a foundation for lifelong learning by preparing students for further study.

Theoretical and Vocational Orientation

The focus is on the further development of 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. The balance between breadth and depth of knowledge and skills, and between academic disciplines and applied and work-related courses may vary.

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.


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