Derived from the Census question, 'What is the level of the highest qualification the person has completed?'
Education is an essential means of building the knowledge and skill levels of the labour force, which is a key factor in achieving future economic and social development.
The level of Educational Qualifications in the regional labour force relate to a number of factors including:
Educational Qualifications should be looked at in conjunction with Income and Occupation statistics for a clearer picture of the knowledge and skill level of The Hills Shire's regional labour force.
This data describes the level of the highest qualification (by sex) of persons in the regional labour force. Includes people in the labour force who usually reside in the labour force region regardless of where they work (if working).
Qualifications are broken down by skill level, according to the Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED), (catalogue number 1272.0). Bachelor degree and higher level qualifications are generally provided by universities, while diploma level qualifications can be gained through universities or TAFE colleges. Certificate level qualifications are vocational based qualifications usually gained through TAFE and apprenticeships. Examples of particular occupations requiring certificate level qualifications are shown below:
For a complete listing of the occupations and qualifications available, please refer to the National Training Information Service.
For more information about Australian qualifications please refer to the Australian Qualifications Network.
Data source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006.
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006.
Please refer to the data notes for more information.
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