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2901.0 - Census Dictionary, 1996  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/07/1996   
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Contents >> Section One: 1996 Census Classifications >> Post-School Educational Qualifications: Level of Attainment - QALLP

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This variable describes the level of the highest post-school educational qualification gained. Level of attainment is coded as defined by the Australian Bureau of Statistics Classification of Qualifications (ABSCQ). For qualification field see QALFP.

      Applicable to: Persons aged 15 years and over with a qualification.
        1 - Higher degree
        2 - Postgraduate diploma
        3 - Bachelor degree
        4 - Undergraduate diploma
        5 - Associate diploma
        6 - Skilled vocational qualification
        7 - Basic vocational qualification
        8 - Level of attainment inadequately described
        & - Level of attainment not stated
        @ - Not applicable
        V - Overseas visitor
      Total number of categories: 11
      Not applicable (@) category comprises:
      • Persons who have a qualification that is out of scope of the ABSCQ
      • Person with no qualifications
      • Persons aged under 15 years

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