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QALLPNon-School Qualification: Level of Education
October release

Icon - Persons Coded using the Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED), 2001 (cat. no. 1272.0), Level of Education Classification. It describes the level of a person's highest completed non-school qualification. For qualification field see 'Non-School Qualification: Field of Study' (QALFP).

Applicable to:Persons aged 15 years and over who stated a completed qualification

Categories:1Postgraduate Degree Level
10Postgraduate Degree Level, nfd
11 Doctoral Degree Level
12 Master Degree Level

2Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate Level
20Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate Level, nfd
21Graduate Diploma Level
22Graduate Certificate Level

3Bachelor Degree Level
31Bachelor Degree Level

4Advanced Diploma and Diploma Level
40Advanced Diploma and Diploma Level, nfd
41Advanced Diploma and Associate Degree Level
42Diploma Level

5Certificate Level
50Certificate Level, nfd
500Certificate Level, nfd

51Certificate III & IV Level
510Certificate III & IV Level, nfd
511Certificate IV
514Certificate III

52Certificate I & II Level
520Certificate I & II Level, nfd
521Certificate II
524Certificate I

Supplementary codes
011Level of education inadequately described
&&&Level of education not stated
@@@Not applicable
VVVOverseas visitor

Number of categories: one digit level5
two digit level13
three digit level11

Not applicable (@@@) category comprises:

  • Persons who have a qualification that is out of scope of this classification
  • Persons with no qualification
  • Persons still studying for a first qualification
  • Persons aged under 15 years



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