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Table 39: All employees: agency by highest educational qualification, 30 June 2019
Agency Highest educational qualification Total
Doctorate Masters Postgraduate diploma Bachelor degree Undergraduate diploma Associate diploma Skilled vocational
qualification
Basic vocational
qualification
Year 12 Year 11 Year 10 Less than year 10 No data
Agriculture 159 199 170 689 63 99 70 31 74 5 22 . 3422 5003
- Australian Fisheries Management Authority 5 12 4 68 2 4 2 1 18 2 7 . 54 179
- Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority 44 30 21 55 5 22 3 1 12 1 3 . 12 209
- Murray Darling Basin Authority 42 44 18 98 2 19 2 2 12 . 2 . 68 309
Attorney-General's 8 41 47 165 6 7 5 2 25 2 4 . 1132 1444
- Administrative Appeals Tribunal 3 40 72 135 13 23 11 1 34 8 7 . 324 671
- Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency 2 1 1 5 . . . . 1 . . . 6 16
- Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity 2 7 10 18 1 3 2 1 5 . 1 . . 50
- Australian Building and Construction Commission . 10 24 44 2 17 4 . 3 . . . 44 148
- Australian Financial Security Authority 2 20 19 52 5 8 8 1 11 3 5 . 343 477
- Australian Human Rights Commission 2 37 14 39 2 3 2 1 4 . . . 39 143
- Australian Law Reform Commission . 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . 8 10
- Comcare 2 26 29 94 6 12 27 30 31 2 6 . 345 610
- Commonwealth Ombudsman 3 19 28 71 3 6 6 3 8 . . . 87 234
- Fair Work Commission 2 1 3 15 1 2 . 1 5 1 . . 274 305
- Federal Court Statutory Agency 3 49 36 168 14 16 6 5 44 5 9 1 846 1202
- National Archives of Australia 1 4 6 31 4 4 . 2 14 2 6 1 288 363
- Office of the Australian Information Commissioner . 18 23 41 . 4 . 1 2 . . . 7 96
- Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions 8 16 28 162 3 6 1 4 14 2 1 1 151 397
- Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman 4 63 87 235 15 64 17 7 44 3 4 . 304 847
- Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security 1 4 1 9 . . . 1 . . 1 . 15 32
- Office of Parliamentary Counsel 3 2 3 28 . 1 . 1 2 . . . 63 103
- Safe Work Australia 6 11 12 33 1 6 2 . 3 . . . 30 104
Communications and the Arts 6 58 41 133 4 9 7 4 18 1 4 . 276 561
- Australian Communications and Media Authority 15 54 38 117 5 19 3 7 19 1 1 . 169 448
- Australian National Maritime Museum 2 7 6 14 1 4 2 . 2 . 1 . 86 125
- National Film and Sound Archive 1 2 2 9 . 2 . . 2 . . . 153 171
- National Library of Australia 5 8 21 27 3 3 2 . 10 . 2 . 318 399
- National Museum of Australia 4 18 9 39 2 8 5 2 17 1 1 . 168 274
- National Portrait Gallery 1 3 1 8 . . . . . . . . 43 56
- Old Parliament House . 3 2 10 . . 1 . 3 . . . 98 117
- Screen Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 7
Defence 738 1099 475 2842 77 486 388 192 841 113 394 19 9215 16879
- Defence Housing Australia 1 2 4 20 5 6 5 2 20 5 13 . 602 685
Education 51 168 143 486 35 68 34 23 110 6 11 1 766 1902
- Australian Research Council 4 4 5 7 . 2 . . 6 . 1 . 105 134
- Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency 4 6 11 12 . 2 . . 2 . . . 40 77
Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business 25 166 149 478 39 92 40 14 108 7 16 1 985 2120
- Australian Skills Quality Authority . 22 9 41 2 15 9 3 3 . . . 107 211
Environment and Energy 52 197 88 286 16 30 22 8 55 3 10 1 1949 2717
- Bureau of Meteorology 237 221 225 564 49 151 16 6 66 10 10 2 50 1607
- Clean Energy Regulator 3 13 5 27 1 6 2 2 10 . 2 . 251 322
- Climate Change Authority . 1 . . . . . . . . . . 7 8
- Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority 11 12 12 52 4 12 1 1 7 . 2 . 143 257
Finance 8 106 77 256 18 38 13 5 46 . 12 1 999 1579
- Australian Electoral Commission 9 105 125 461 52 172 66 165 330 90 153 7 823 2558
- Future Fund Management Agency 8 38 32 48 . 7 4 1 11 1 1 . 3 154
- Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority . 1 4 6 1 1 . 1 3 . . . 38 55
Foreign Affairs and Trade 97 674 283 779 31 76 35 12 142 30 13 . 1609 3781
- Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research 7 4 8 16 3 3 3 2 3 . . . 11 60
- Australian Trade and Investment Commission 9 90 51 107 9 6 . 1 6 . 1 . 314 594
Health 243 446 330 1349 62 244 95 58 489 36 86 7 840 4285
- Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission 2 60 74 128 18 27 11 8 25 4 6 . 107 470
- Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care 5 20 6 17 . . 1 . 2 . 1 . 35 87
- Australian Digital Health Agency 2 4 4 14 1 1 1 1 2 . 1 . 21 52
- Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 21 41 16 71 . 5 1 3 6 . . . 212 376
- Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency 23 13 10 38 3 5 1 2 3 . . . 39 137
- Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority 2 10 15 34 5 20 5 2 16 2 2 . 225 338
- Cancer Australia 2 2 2 8 . 1 . . . . . . 62 77
- Food Standards Australia New Zealand 10 5 4 21 2 1 . . 2 . . . 58 103
- National Blood Authority 1 2 4 8 2 . . . 4 . . . 38 59
- National Health and Medical Research Council 12 13 11 30 3 8 . . 7 . . . 133 217
- National Health Funding Body . 4 1 3 1 2 . . 1 . . . 10 22
- National Mental Health Commission 1 4 1 4 2 . . . . . 1 . 15 28
- Organ and Tissue Authority . . 2 7 . . . . 2 1 . . 14 26
- Professional Services Review . 2 3 3 . 1 . . . . . . 14 23
Home Affairs 48 639 478 2645 364 708 225 97 1298 123 258 16 7171 14070
- Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission 8 66 45 174 28 65 11 11 41 6 6 1 302 764
- AUSTRAC 12 69 48 141 11 38 11 4 36 2 3 1 9 385
Industry, Innovation and Science 216 236 139 604 28 96 20 5 125 5 18 2 2861 4355
- National Offshore Petroleum Safety And Environmental Management Authority 7 34 20 37 4 10 3 1 5 . 3 . 1 125
Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development 22 131 80 360 9 34 33 13 101 4 14 . 189 990
- Australian Transport Safety Bureau . 2 2 9 . 2 . . 7 1 . . 84 107
- Infrastructure and Project Financing Agency . 2 . 2 . 1 . . . . . . 8 13
- National Capital Authority . 1 2 3 . 1 . . 1 . 1 . 62 71
Prime Minister and Cabinet 35 133 88 342 31 55 21 14 80 11 14 1 1331 2156
- Aboriginal Hostels Ltd. . 7 18 45 8 22 17 34 74 36 70 25 95 451
- Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies 7 9 11 36 4 17 5 . 7 2 2 . 23 123
- Australian National Audit Office 10 44 23 104 1 3 3 1 2 1 1 . 166 359
- Australian Public Service Commission 7 23 29 51 4 13 7 3 11 . 2 . 114 264
- Office of National Intelligence 16 26 13 71 3 4 1 . 9 . . . 97 240
- Torres Strait Regional Authority 2 6 5 20 4 14 5 2 11 1 5 1 97 173
- Workplace Gender Equality Agency . 5 . 9 1 . . . . . . . 13 28
Services Australia 62 803 836 3975 302 3768 766 234 1879 360 718 52 16817 30572
- Digital Transformation Agency 3 15 12 36 3 17 5 1 5 . . . 148 245
Social Services 11 108 98 422 33 93 37 19 177 18 49 2 1478 2545
- Australian Institute of Family Studies 20 24 12 27 2 1 . . 1 . 1 . 21 109
- National Disability Insurance Agency 4 77 73 272 23 111 27 9 48 7 13 . 2827 3491
- NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission . 6 3 8 5 5 2 1 8 1 2 . 153 194
Treasury 32 177 62 419 7 34 10 3 42 2 9 3 487 1287
- Australian Bureau of Statistics 60 184 231 751 11 46 27 14 90 7 21 . 1297 2739
- Australian Competition and Consumer Commission 19 104 88 326 10 23 2 1 29 1 4 . 573 1180
- Australian Securities and Investments Commission 8 166 154 297 31 7 4 3 42 18 3 1 1247 1981
- Australian Taxation Office 96 1811 1129 5035 337 898 629 221 1379 188 406 25 6746 18900
- Office of the Inspector-General of Taxation . 6 5 17 . . . . . . . . 3 31
- Productivity Commission 12 40 13 68 2 4 1 . 4 1 2 . 27 174
Veterans' Affairs 10 81 77 279 21 81 44 16 238 33 62 6 726 1674
- Australian War Memorial 3 . 5 23 3 3 3 1 12 1 . . 277 331
Total 2654 9398 6764 27444 1894 8033 2860 1329 8527 1176 2510 178 74470 147237

Source: APSED

Last reviewed: 
27 September 2019