2969.0.55.001 - Census Household Guide, 2006  
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QUALIFICATIONS - QUESTIONS 27, 28, 29, 30 & 31


Understanding the schooling people have had and the qualifications they hold, is useful when planning services in an area.


Q27 For people who are still at school, mark the highest year of schooling the person has completed so far.

Year 12 equivalents include:

    • 6th Form
    • Matriculation
    • Leaving Honours Certificate (SA)
    • SSABSA (SA, NT)
    • Leaving Certificate (NSW, WA)
    • Certificate of Secondary Education (WA)
    • General Certificate of Education (GCE) A levels (UK)
    • International Baccalaureate
    • Higher School Certificate (HSC) (NSW, Vic, Tas, ACT)
    • Senior Certificate (Qld)
    • Northern Territory Certificate of Education (NTCE)
    • South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE)
    • Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE)
    • Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)
    • Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE)
    • Year 12 Certificate (ACT)

Year 11 equivalents include:
    • 5th Form
    • School Leaving Certificate (Vic)
    • Technical Leaving Certificate (Vic)
    • Leaving Certificate (SA)
    • Leaving (Vic, SA)

Year 10 equivalents include:
    • 4th Form
    • Intermediate (Vic, SA, NSW)
    • School Certificate (NSW, Tas)
    • Junior Certificate (Qld, WA)
    • Achievement Certificate (WA)
    • General Certificate of Education (GCE) O levels (UK)
    • General Certificate of Secondary Education (UK)
    • Junior Secondary Studies Certificate (NT)
    • Certificate of Lower Secondary Studies (WA)
    • Year 10 Certificate (ACT, NSW)

Q28 If the person has not completed a higher educational qualification, such as a trade certificate, diploma or degree, mark the appropriate ‘No’ box.

If the person completed any vocational qualifications as part of their secondary schooling then mark the ‘Yes, other qualification’ box. This includes any certificates issued under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) that were completed at secondary school.

If the person has completed any other qualifications, mark the appropriate 'Yes' box. Qualifications include AQF Certificates I, II, III and IV; Trade Certificates; Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas; Bachelor Degrees; Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas; and higher degrees such as a Masters or Doctorate.

Q29 If the person has completed a course which led to a recognised or accredited certificate or higher level qualification, please write in the level of that qualification.

Only state the highest qualification obtained. For example, if the person has two qualifications, a Graduate Diploma of Education and a Bachelor Degree in Economics, the Graduate Diploma should be reported as the higher qualification.

If the person has two or more qualifications and they are at the same level, write the one obtained most recently.

Q30 If the person has completed one or more qualification(s), please answer for the highest one. For example, if they have a Diploma in Bookkeeping and a Bachelor Degree in Economics, then answer 'ECONOMICS'.

Q31 If the person completed their highest qualification before 1998, mark ‘Yes, before 1998’.

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