1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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PROFESSIONALS perform analytical, conceptual and creative tasks through the application of theoretical knowledge and experience in the fields of science, engineering, business and information, health, education, social welfare and the arts.

Most occupations in this major group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Some occupations such as those in Sub-Major Group 25 Social, Arts and Miscellaneous Professionals may require high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience.

Tasks performed by Professionals typically include conducting and analysing research to extend the body of knowledge in their field; developing techniques to apply this knowledge; designing products, physical structures and engineering systems; identifying and treating, and advising on, health, social, and personal problems; advising clients on legal matters; teaching students in a range of educational institutions or in a private setting; developing and coordinating administrative and marketing programs; and communicating ideas through language, communications media and artistic media including the visual and performing arts.

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

This section contains the following subsection :
        21 Science, Building and Engineering Professionals
        22 Business and Information Professionals
        23 Health Professionals
        24 Education Professionals
        25 Social, Arts and Miscellaneous Professionals

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