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1246.0 - Education Variables, 2002  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/2006   
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STANDARD QUESTION MODULES

29. The method of obtaining data on 'Level of highest non-school qualification' is by direct question.

Interview-based collections

30. For interview-based collections, the standard question module for 'Highest year of school completed' (Q1.) precedes the following recommended question module:

Q2.The next few questions are about any educational qualifications that [you have] [the person has] [(name) has] completed.
[Have you] [Has the person] [Has (name)] completed a trade certificate, diploma, degree or any other educational qualification?
Yes
NoNo more questions

Q3.What is the level of the highest qualification that [you have] [the person has] [(name) has] completed?
Level (to be specified) Go to Q3B
Year 12 certificate or equivalent Go to Q3A
Statement of Attainment Go to Q3A

Q3A.[Have you] [Has the person] [Has (name)] completed any other educational qualifications?
Yes
NoNo more questions

Q3BEnter the level of the highest qualification completedFrom Q3
Q3BWhat is the level of the highest qualification that [you have] [the person has] [(name) has] completed?From Q3A
.........................................................Go to Q4

Q4What is the main field of study for that qualification?
Interviewer: If 'Nursing', 'Arts', 'Science', or 'Engineering', ask for more detail.
.......................................................................................

Q5In which year did [you] [the person] [(name)] complete that qualification?
Prior to 1980No more questions
Year (1980 onwards)
Q5AEnter year qualification was completed (in the format yyyy)
.......................................................................................


31. For collections where there is no requirement for individual years to be ascertained, the following question module may be used:

Q5Did [you] [the person] [(name)] complete that qualification before 1998?
Yes, before 1998
No, 1998 or later



Self-completed collections

32. For self-completed collections, the standard question module for 'Highest year of school completed' (Q1) precedes the following recommended question module:

Q2[Have you] [Has the person] completedany educational qualification (including a trade certificate)?
Mark one box only
NoNo more questions
No, still studying for first qualificationNo more questions
Yes, trade certificate/apprenticeship
Yes, other qualification
Q3What is the level of the highest qualification [you have] [the person has] completed?
For example, trade certificate, bachelor degree, associate diploma, certificate II, advanced diploma.
Level of qualification
.......................................................................

Q4What is the main field of study for [your] [the person's] highest qualification completed?
For example, plumbing, history, primary school teaching, hairdressing, greenkeeping.
Field of study
.......................................................................

Q5In which year did [you] [the person] complete their highest qualification?
Year study completed


33. For self-completed collections where there is no requirement for individual years to be ascertained, the following question module may be used:

Q5Did [you] [the person] complete this qualification before 1998?
Yes, before 1998
No, 1998 or later




STANDARD INPUT CATEGORIES

34. The standard input categories are the same as the categories of the ASCED, with the exception of all the categories of Broad Levels 6 and 7, Secondary and Primary Education, and Broad Levels 8 and 9, Pre-primary and Other Education. For operational reasons, supplementary codes also exist to enable inadequately described responses to be coded. A list of valid and invalid codes can be found in Appendix B.


EDITING PROCEDURES

Diploma

35. The following edit procedure must be used to derive a detailed level of education code for the response 'diploma' from ASCED Level of Education (LOE) code 400 to either 411 Advanced Diploma or 421 Diploma based on the year of the award:

  • If ASCED level = 400 and year obtained <1998 then new ASCED code = 411
  • If ASCED level = 400 and year obtained >1997 then new ASCED code = 421

36. Diplomas issued under the Register of Tertiary Education (RATE) should be coded to 411 Advanced Diploma. Diplomas issued under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) should be coded to 421 Diploma. The coding index will code most responses of 'Diploma' to code 400 (Advanced Diploma and Diploma Level n.f.d.). This edit modifies code 400 to either 411 or 421 based on the year of award. Diplomas issued before 1998 are coded to 411 Advanced Diploma and those issued in 1998 or later are coded to 421 Diploma.

37. This edit is applied after computer-assisted coding (CAC).

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