1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONALS perform complex technical and administrative support functions which require an understanding of the underlying theories and methods of a particular field and significant practical skills. Tasks are often performed in support of professionals.

Most occupations in this major group have a level of skill commensurate with an AQF Diploma or higher qualification or at least 3 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Some occupations such as those in Unit Group 3993 Sportspersons, Coaches and Related Support Workers may require high levels of physical fitness, sporting ability and personal commitment as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience.

Tasks performed by Associate Professionals typically include conducting scientific tests and experiments; administering the operational activities of an office or financial institution; organising the operations of retail, hospitality and accommodation establishments; assisting health and welfare professionals in the provision of support and advice to clients; maintaining public order and safety; inspecting establishments to ensure conformity with government and industry standards; and coordinating sports training and participating in sporting events.

Occupations in this major group are classified into the following sub-major groups:

This section contains the following subsection :
        31 Science, Engineering and Related Associate Professionals
        32 Business and Administration Associate Professionals
        33 Managing Supervisors (Sales and Service)
        34 Health and Welfare Associate Professionals
        39 Other Associate Professionals

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