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Australians are seeking qualifications at a higher level:ABS
Qualifications such as Bachelor Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates are being undertaken by more Australians, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
More than 2.5 million people (19% of all Australians aged 15–64) were enrolled in a course of study as at May 2008.
The proportion of people with non-school qualifications (see media note) has increased to 54%, up from 42% in 1998. The proportion attaining a Bachelor Degree or higher has almost doubled, from 14% in 1998 to 22% in 2008.
For people undertaking study:
For people with qualifications:
Further details can be found in Education and Work, Australia, May 2008(cat. no. 6227.0) available for free download from the ABS website <www.abs.gov.au>.
Media note: Non-school qualifications are awarded for educational attainments other than those of pre-primary, primary or secondary education. They include qualifications at the Postgraduate Degree level, Master Degree level, Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate level, Bachelor Degree level, Advanced Diploma and Diploma level, and Certificates I, II, III and IV levels.
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