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Table 37: All employees: agency by highest educational qualification, 31 December 2018

Agency Highest educational qualification Total
Doctorate Masters Postgraduate diploma Bachelor degree Undergraduate diploma Associate diploma Skilled vocational Basic vocational Year 12 Year 11 Year 10 Less than year 10 No data
qualification qualification
Agriculture and Water Resources 159 200 170 691 65 98 74 30 67 7 22 . 3343 4926
- Australian Fisheries Management Authority 6 16 5 66 2 6 2 1 17 2 7 . 57 187
- Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority 45 25 20 50 3 26 4 1 15 2 3 . 7 201
- Murray Darling Basin Authority 41 47 19 102 3 18 2 2 16 . 2 . 58 310
Attorney-General's 9 43 47 167 3 7 6 2 23 2 4 . 1061 1374
- Administrative Appeals Tribunal 3 45 63 133 15 24 10 4 37 8 9 . 314 665
- Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity 2 8 9 21 1 5 1 1 6 . 1 . . 55
- Australian Financial Security Authority 3 21 19 54 5 7 8 1 14 2 5 . 349 488
- Australian Human Rights Commission 6 34 18 40 1 4 2 1 4 . . . 38 148
- Australian Law Reform Commission 1 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . 6 9
- Commonwealth Ombudsman 4 20 30 65 2 7 6 3 7 . . . 82 226
- Federal Court Statutory Agency 6 57 37 204 18 18 6 5 47 4 10 1 796 1209
- National Archives of Australia 1 7 8 33 4 4 . 3 15 2 7 1 298 383
- Office of the Australian Information Commissioner 1 20 17 39 . 4 . 1 4 . . . 8 94
- Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions 6 17 27 161 3 6 1 4 15 2 1 1 155 399
- Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security 3 3 1 10 . . . 1 . . 1 . 8 27
- Office of Parliamentary Counsel 3 2 3 29 . 1 . 1 2 . . . 62 103
Communications and the Arts 7 60 42 147 5 9 7 7 18 1 4 . 276 583
- Australian Communications and Media Authority 13 52 34 98 6 17 3 7 19 1 1 . 176 427
- Australian National Maritime Museum 3 6 6 14 1 4 2 . 2 . 1 . 93 132
- National Film and Sound Archive 1 1 2 10 1 3 . . 3 . . . 150 171
- National Library of Australia 4 9 23 33 3 4 2 . 10 . 3 1 322 414
- National Museum of Australia 5 15 9 41 2 5 3 2 19 2 2 . 182 287
- National Portrait Gallery 1 3 1 7 . . . . . . . . 50 62
- Old Parliament House . 4 2 8 . . 1 . 3 . . . 95 113
- Screen Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 7
Defence 728 1067 479 2778 72 480 395 185 870 122 411 23 9118 16728
- Defence Housing Australia . 2 4 17 4 6 3 2 20 5 14 . 604 681
Education and Training 40 141 129 430 33 60 32 22 96 6 13 . 792 1794
- Australian Research Council 4 5 6 8 . 2 . . 6 . 1 . 108 140
- Australian Skills Quality Authority 1 21 7 39 1 11 8 2 3 . . . 110 203
- Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency 5 6 11 13 . 2 . . 2 . . . 30 69
Environment and Energy 56 191 80 279 18 32 20 8 53 3 8 1 1959 2708
- Bureau of Meteorology 239 233 226 572 50 157 14 6 71 13 10 2 54 1647
- Clean Energy Regulator 3 11 10 29 2 6 3 2 11 . 2 . 258 337
- Climate Change Authority . 2 . 1 . . . . . . . . 7 10
- Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority 11 11 13 53 4 13 1 1 8 . 2 . 136 253
Finance 9 105 73 244 19 37 12 4 48 . 12 1 1024 1588
- Australian Electoral Commission 4 92 125 410 48 154 60 148 301 83 155 7 578 2165
- Future Fund Management Agency 8 39 32 48 2 7 2 1 9 1 1 . 5 155
- Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority . . 2 4 1 1 . 1 3 . . . 42 54
Foreign Affairs and Trade 95 674 289 782 35 74 36 12 140 33 14 . 1559 3743
- Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research 9 4 6 15 2 2 3 2 2 . . . 11 56
- Australian Trade and Investment Commission 9 93 57 111 8 6 . 1 7 . 1 . 286 579
Health 249 463 377 1419 74 266 100 66 489 43 90 9 886 4531
- Australian Aged Care Quality Agency 1 33 43 59 12 22 8 5 11 2 4 . 70 270
- Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care 5 20 6 17 . . 1 . 2 . 1 . 34 86
- Australian Digital Health Agency 2 3 2 12 1 2 1 1 4 . 1 . 18 47
- Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 20 34 14 69 1 3 1 3 5 . . . 217 367
- Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency 24 16 11 38 5 6 1 2 3 . . . 41 147
- Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority 2 6 13 33 6 24 4 2 15 2 2 . 238 347
- Cancer Australia 2 3 2 9 . . . . . . . . 59 75
- Food Standards Australia New Zealand 12 3 1 18 1 1 . . 1 . . . 58 95
- National Blood Authority 1 1 3 8 . 1 . . 3 . . . 40 57
- National Health and Medical Research Council 11 13 10 33 2 7 . . 6 . . . 102 184
- National Health Funding Body . 5 . 2 1 2 . . . . . . 11 21
- National Mental Health Commission 1 4 . 4 2 . . . . . 1 . 14 26
- Organ and Tissue Authority . . 2 4 . . . . 2 1 . . 13 22
- Professional Services Review . 2 2 3 . 1 . . . . . . 14 22
Home Affairs 51 667 501 2750 380 725 237 98 1357 130 270 16 7109 14291
- Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission 10 71 47 173 30 63 11 9 44 5 7 1 332 803
- AUSTRAC 12 62 47 122 11 36 12 4 35 2 3 1 5 352
Human Services 64 816 869 4104 315 3914 803 243 1992 387 764 57 17317 31645
Industry, Innovation and Science 219 235 147 603 30 103 19 5 124 5 19 2 2740 4251
- National Offshore Petroleum Safety And Environmental Management Authority 7 32 19 37 4 9 3 1 8 . 3 . 1 124
Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities 20 128 62 342 8 32 36 12 106 4 13 . 182 945
- Australian Transport Safety Bureau . 2 2 10 . 2 . . 7 1 . . 85 109
- Infrastructure and Project Financing Agency . 2 . 2 . 1 . . . . . . 7 12
- National Capital Authority . 1 2 3 . 1 . . 1 . 1 . 62 71
Jobs and Small Business 22 171 144 468 43 92 43 12 109 7 15 1 990 2117
- Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency . 1 1 4 . . . . 1 . . . 3 10
- Australian Building and Construction Commission . 11 22 46 3 14 2 1 4 . . . 49 152
- Comcare 2 29 29 102 7 13 33 19 31 2 7 . 379 653
- Fair Work Commission 2 1 4 13 1 3 . . 6 1 . 1 267 299
- Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman 4 58 85 211 19 61 19 7 33 2 5 . 314 818
- Safe Work Australia 6 6 9 28 1 7 2 . 3 . . . 32 94
Prime Minister and Cabinet 29 132 86 359 29 55 25 12 79 11 16 1 1308 2142
- Aboriginal Hostels Ltd. . 6 24 42 10 20 18 26 66 41 66 29 83 431
- AIATSIS 7 8 8 34 3 15 6 . 5 2 2 . 19 109
- Australian National Audit Office 11 44 26 103 2 4 5 1 3 1 1 . 146 347
- Australian Public Service Commission 4 23 22 51 3 11 5 2 7 . 2 . 115 245
- Digital Transformation Agency 3 13 9 35 5 15 4 1 7 . . . 131 223
- Office of National Intelligence 14 24 16 68 3 4 1 . 9 . . . 81 220
- Torres Strait Regional Authority 2 7 5 12 1 13 4 1 8 . 4 1 101 159
- Workplace Gender Equality Agency . 3 . 6 1 . . . . . . . 16 26
Social Services 12 117 99 445 32 91 33 21 178 17 50 2 1398 2495
- Australian Institute of Family Studies 17 22 10 24 2 1 . . 2 . 1 . 18 97
- National Disability Insurance Agency 5 71 71 248 21 97 26 10 42 7 11 . 2499 3108
- NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission . 4 1 7 4 2 . . 4 1 1 . 77 101
Treasury 39 186 67 439 7 37 10 4 44 2 9 3 414 1261
- Australian Bureau of Statistics 61 190 233 765 9 48 27 12 92 8 23 . 1240 2708
- Australian Competition and Consumer Commission 19 100 91 336 8 28 2 3 33 . 4 . 439 1063
- Australian Securities and Investments Commission 9 166 155 291 31 7 4 2 42 19 4 1 1147 1878
- Australian Taxation Office 99 1873 1175 5255 348 935 648 229 1464 208 433 28 6634 19329
- Office of the Inspector-General of Taxation . 7 5 16 . . . . . . . . 1 29
- Productivity Commission 12 36 13 56 2 3 1 . 4 1 2 . 30 160
Veterans' Affairs 12 80 84 287 22 81 46 16 252 35 70 6 763 1754
- Australian War Memorial 3 . 5 22 3 3 3 1 14 1 . . 270 325
Total 2661 9424 6842 27704 1945 8208 2933 1305 8770 1249 2632 197 73293 147163
                             
Source: APSED                            
Last reviewed: 
29 March 2019