Levels of Education

One way of helping you decide how far you will continue with your education is to find out exactly what the educational requirements are for the job/s you want, and where you have to go to get these qualifications.

The list below outlines the range of educational qualifications possible.

Next to EACH ONE, name the type of place which offers those particular courses (choose from the list of words at the bottom).

Then, alongside that answer, you must also name the NEAREST LOCAL INSTITUTION which offers those courses.

Qualification                  Type of Place      Local Institution

Doctorate (PhD)
Master's Degree
Honours Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Diploma
Associate Diploma
Post-Certificate Course
Advanced Certificate Course
Certificate Course
Post-Trade Course
Trade Course
Pre-Apprenticeship Course
Certificate of Occupational 
     Studies Course
Higher School Certificate
School Certificate
Others:
-Business Courses
-Hobby Courses
-On-the-job training


List of words to choose from for "type of place" (each word may be used more than once):
High school; University; Workplace; Technical College; Business College, Evening College.



Here is another way of looking at the different levels of education which would be needed to start in different jobs.

Take special note of the descriptions in 1a and 4b.

LEVEL ONE JOBS

1a. will need a good H.S.C. with 3+ yrs of study at uni, and maybe some further study as well.
1b. usually need H.S.C. then 3+ yrs study then 2+ yrs study at a Uni.

LEVEL TWO JOBS
2a. usually need H S.C. then 2+ yrs of study at Uni or TAFE
2b. usually need H.S.C. with part-time study at a TAFE or Business College, and/or on-the-job training.

LEVEL THREE JOBS
3a. School Certificate and then either full or part-time study at TAFE or Business College.
3b. School Certificate with on-the-job training and maybe some part-time study at TAFE.

LEVEL FOUR JOBS
4a. Have no special educational requirements and can usually be learnt quickly through on-the-job training.
4b. No special education needed, but some other special quality or personal skill is necessary.

GENERALLY, higher qualifications will mean higher pay and better promotion possibilities.


Look at this list of jobs.

If the job(s) you might have in mind aren't on it, then add them.

Now, next to each job, write down what level of education you might need to start in it (it might be easier to use the levels described previously). Be careful, as some jobs will have more than one answer.
  • Accountant
  • Accounts Clerk
  • Actor
  • Advertising Clerk
  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Ambulance Officer
  • Army Officer
  • Author
  • Auto Electrician
  • Baby Clinic Sister
  • Bank Manager
  • Bank Teller
  • Barber
  • Basket Weaver
  • Boilermaker
  • Bookkeeper
  • Bricklayer
  • Bus Driver
  • Cabinet Maker
  • Car Park Attendant
  • Carpenter
  • Cashier
  • Chef
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Chiropractor
  • Clerical Assistant
  • Computer Operator
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Technician
  • Draftsperson
  • Dressmaker
  • Factory Worker
  • Fire Fighter
  • Fitter & Turner
  • Flight Attendant
  • Florist
  • Forester
  • Forklift Driver
  • Fruit Picker
  • Gardener
  • Glass Blower
  • Guitar Teacher
  • Hairdresser
  • Interior Designer
  • Jockey
  • Journalist
  • Kitchen Hand
  • Lab Technician
  • Labourer
  • Law Clerk
  • Lawyer
  • Librarian
  • Lifesaver
  • Locksmith
  • Make-up Artist
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Meteorologist
  • Model
  • Musician
  • Naval Architect
  • Newsreader
  • Nurse
  • Nurse's Aide
  • Park Ranger
  • Pastrycook
  • Pharmacist
  • Pilot
  • Plumber
  • Police Officer
  • Pre-school Assistant
  • Pre-school Teacher
  • Printer
  • Professor
  • Public Service Clerk
  • Receptionist
  • Reporter
  • Retail Store Manager
  • Sales Assistant
  • School Counsellor
  • School Principal
  • Science Teacher
  • Shoe Repairer
  • Stable Hand
  • Stonemason
  • Storeperson
  • Surgeon
  • Surveyor
  • T.V. Camera Operator
  • T.V. Technician
  • Tailor
  • Taxi Driver
  • Travel Clerk
  • Typist
  • Veterinary Nurse
  • Weather Observer
  • Wig Maker
  • ALTERNATIVE LEVELS OF ENTRY

    What can you do if you think that you won't get/have the qualifications or skills necessary to get the higher level job you might be aiming for? And yet, this is the job which you have a great interest in...

    You should try to think of some ALTERNATIVES in that field, but at a lower level.

    Try to name the alternative jobs which have been left out. The first two have been done.
    HIGHER LEVEL                              LOWER LEVEL
    
    Nurse                                    Nurse's Aide
    
    Architect                                Draftsperson
    
    Veterinary Surgeon               .................................
    
    Radio Announcer                  .................................
    
    Clerk                            .................................
    
    .................................        Weather Observer
    
    Journalist                        ..........................
    
    Computer Programmer              .................................
    
    .................................        Brickies Labourer
    
    Fashion Designer                 .................................
    
    Motor Mechanic                   .................................
    
    .................................        Accounts Clerk
    
    .................................        Dental Nurse
    
    Home Science Teacher            .................................
    
    Cook                            .................................
    
    Draftsperson                    .................................
    

    What questions should you be asking about jobs?

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