2901.0 - Census of Population and Housing: Census Dictionary, 2016  
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HEAP Level of Highest Educational Attainment
October release

Icon - Persons Combines Non-School Qualification: Level of Education (QALLP) and Highest Year of School Completed (HSCP) to produce a single measure of a person's overall level of educational attainment, whether it be a school or non-school qualification.

Applicable to:Persons aged 15 years and over

Categories:1Postgraduate Degree Level
10Postgraduate Degree Level, nfd
11Doctoral Degree Level
12Master 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 III & IV Level
510Certificate III & IV Level, nfd
511Certificate IV
514Certificate III

6Secondary Education - Years 10 and above
611Year 12
613Year 11
621Year 10

7Certificate I & II Level
720Certificate I & II Level, nfd
721Certificate II
724Certificate I

8Secondary Education - Years 9 and below
811Year 9
812Year 8 or below

Supplementary codes
001 Inadequately described
998No educational attainment
&&&Not stated
@@@Not applicable
VVVOverseas visitor

Number of categories: one digit level 8
two digit level 10
three digit level 16

Not applicable (@@@) category comprises:

  • Persons aged under 15 years

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