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Table 42: All employees: agency by highest educational qualification, 31 December 2019

Table 42: All employees: agency by highest educational qualification, 31 December 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 163 202 165 688 56 95 66 28 77 5 22 . 3509 5076
- Australian Fisheries Management Authority 5 12 3 61 2 4 2 1 20 1 7 . 48 166
- Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority 37 20 16 43 5 12 3 1 7 . 1 . 28 173
- Murray Darling Basin Authority 41 40 17 90 2 17 2 2 9 . 1 . 67 288
Attorney-General's 11 78 75 264 11 18 9 4 39 3 8 . 1387 1907
- Administrative Appeals Tribunal 3 39 71 144 15 25 9 3 41 9 7 . 338 704
- Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency 1 1 1 4 . . . . . . . . 5 12
- Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity 2 7 12 17 1 3 2 1 5 . 1 . . 51
- Australian Building and Construction Commission . 10 23 50 3 19 3 1 3 . . . 42 154
- Australian Financial Security Authority 2 21 17 56 5 8 9 1 13 3 5 . 345 485
- Australian Human Rights Commission 5 34 15 37 2 3 2 1 3 . . . 35 137
- Australian Law Reform Commission . 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . 9 11
- Comcare 4 21 28 102 8 13 28 31 28 2 6 . 333 604
- Commonwealth Ombudsman 1 19 26 66 3 7 6 4 6 . . . 87 225
- Fair Work Commission 2 1 3 13 1 2 . . 5 1 . . 276 304
- Federal Court Statutory Agency 2 45 31 152 15 14 6 5 39 5 8 1 885 1208
- National Archives of Australia 1 5 9 32 3 2 . 2 13 2 5 1 307 382
- Office of the Australian Information Commissioner 1 23 25 40 . 4 . 2 4 . . . 8 107
- Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions 8 19 25 161 3 6 1 4 14 2 1 . 176 420
- Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman 3 56 89 258 16 61 15 9 42 3 3 . 292 847
- Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security 1 4 1 9 . 1 . 1 . . 1 . 14 32
- Office of Parliamentary Counsel 3 2 3 28 . 1 . 1 1 1 . . 64 104
- Safe Work Australia 7 13 11 29 2 6 1 . 4 . . . 25 98
Communications and the Arts 6 51 41 125 5 9 7 4 19 1 4 . 285 557
- Australian Communications and Media Authority 17 52 42 116 10 21 4 5 16 1 1 . 165 450
- Australian National Maritime Museum 1 7 6 15 1 5 2 . 2 . 1 . 83 123
- National Film and Sound Archive 1 3 1 9 . 2 . . 1 . . . 161 178
- National Library of Australia 4 8 17 30 3 3 2 . 12 . 2 . 315 396
- National Museum of Australia 6 17 10 41 3 7 8 3 15 1 1 . 169 281
- National Portrait Gallery . 4 1 5 . . . . 1 . . . 41 52
- Screen Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 7
Defence 740 1114 461 2877 77 478 391 197 824 105 372 17 9301 16954
- Defence Housing Australia 1 1 3 17 5 6 4 2 20 5 15 . 564 643
Education 47 128 119 371 24 52 17 16 92 4 7 . 486 1363
- Australian Research Council 4 6 5 8 . 3 . . 6 . 1 . 110 143
- Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency 4 6 11 13 . 2 . . 2 . . . 53 91
Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business 33 189 160 524 44 108 54 16 123 8 16 1 989 2265
- Australian Skills Quality Authority 2 22 10 37 2 15 9 3 1 . . . 110 211
Environment and Energy 53 195 84 285 19 31 23 8 55 3 11 1 2145 2913
- Bureau of Meteorology 232 224 217 549 51 150 16 6 64 8 9 2 46 1574
- Clean Energy Regulator 3 12 5 32 1 8 2 2 9 . 2 . 263 339
- Climate Change Authority . 1 . . . . . . . . . . 8 9
- Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority 11 13 13 47 4 13 1 1 7 . 2 . 137 249
Finance 11 112 92 270 18 40 16 8 49 . 10 1 1069 1696
- Australian Electoral Commission 7 78 91 352 40 128 49 113 262 73 111 5 569 1878
- Future Fund Management Agency 8 40 34 55 . 7 5 1 7 1 1 . 4 163
- Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority . 1 7 5 1 1 . 1 3 . . . 39 58
Foreign Affairs and Trade 97 686 274 757 30 76 34 11 140 29 12 . 1615 3761
- Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research 8 3 7 16 3 3 3 2 3 . . . 10 58
- Australian Trade and Investment Commission 9 81 45 103 9 7 . 2 6 . 1 . 345 608
Health 244 435 318 1347 63 242 91 56 472 33 82 7 802 4192
- Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission 2 55 71 121 18 28 12 7 23 4 6 . 115 462
- Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care 6 23 6 18 . . 1 . 1 . 1 . 38 94
- Australian Digital Health Agency 1 4 4 12 1 2 1 1 2 . 1 . 25 54
- Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 22 39 15 74 . 5 . 3 6 . . . 218 382
- Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency 24 13 10 38 3 5 1 2 3 . . . 41 140
- Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority 2 10 14 34 6 21 5 2 16 2 2 . 217 331
- Cancer Australia 2 2 2 7 . 1 . . . . . . 65 79
- Food Standards Australia New Zealand 9 7 3 22 1 1 . . 2 . . . 61 106
- National Blood Authority 2 2 4 8 1 . 1 . 4 . . . 35 57
- National Health and Medical Research Council 11 11 10 28 3 7 . . 7 . . . 135 212
- National Health Funding Body . 3 . 6 . 3 . . 1 . . . 7 20
- National Mental Health Commission 3 4 1 7 2 . . . . . 1 . 16 34
- Organ and Tissue Authority . 1 2 7 . . . . 1 . . . 13 24
- Professional Services Review . 2 3 6 . 1 1 . 1 . . . 13 27
Home Affairs 48 614 462 2580 341 692 221 94 1224 115 245 15 7191 13842
- Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission 9 77 43 176 26 71 10 10 38 4 4 1 292 761
- AUSTRAC 12 77 47 153 12 42 10 5 36 2 4 1 6 407
Industry, Innovation and Science 213 246 144 617 24 92 17 8 127 5 15 2 2991 4501
- National Offshore Petroleum Safety And Environmental Management Authority 8 31 19 39 3 10 4 1 4 . 2 . 1 122
Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development 24 125 76 367 11 34 29 14 104 5 13 . 191 993
- Australian Transport Safety Bureau . 2 2 9 . 2 . . 6 1 . . 80 102
- National Capital Authority . 1 2 3 . 1 . . . . 1 . 64 72
- National Faster Rail Agency . . . . . 1 . . . . . . 1 2
- North Queensland Water Infrastructure Authority . 1 . . . . . . 1 . . . . 2
Prime Minister and Cabinet 18 69 37 186 3 15 6 4 40 4 4 . 577 963
- Aboriginal Hostels Ltd. . 7 17 39 5 20 17 39 72 32 61 27 89 425
- Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies 8 10 9 33 4 18 5 . 5 2 2 . 24 120
- Australian National Audit Office 10 41 20 101 1 3 2 1 3 1 1 . 151 335
- Australian Public Service Commission 5 27 26 59 5 17 7 3 12 . 2 . 108 271
- Office of National Intelligence 14 29 12 69 2 4 2 . 8 1 . . 114 255
- Old Parliament House . 3 2 9 . . 1 . 3 . . . 99 117
- Torres Strait Regional Authority 2 4 4 18 3 11 2 2 11 1 5 . 97 160
- Workplace Gender Equality Agency . 4 . 8 2 . . . . . . . 13 27
- National Indigenous Australians Agency 14 68 53 161 27 37 14 9 41 8 10 1 771 1214
Services Australia 58 792 811 3863 294 3676 735 236 1806 348 686 53 16763 30121
- Digital Transformation Agency 3 17 11 39 5 15 5 . 5 . . . 133 233
Social Services 11 102 97 396 30 83 41 19 167 17 48 2 1459 2472
- Australian Institute of Family Studies 21 21 13 28 2 1 . . 1 . 1 . 12 100
- National Disability Insurance Agency 5 79 80 301 23 127 28 9 49 7 12 . 3348 4068
- NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission . 7 3 9 4 5 2 2 9 1 1 . 176 219
Treasury 31 174 68 399 7 34 11 3 42 2 8 3 528 1310
- Australian Bureau of Statistics 59 186 221 752 10 51 26 15 91 7 19 . 1384 2821
- Australian Competition and Consumer Commission 19 102 90 334 11 23 2 1 26 1 4 . 594 1207
- Australian Taxation Office 91 1782 1099 4928 322 862 611 215 1320 178 381 22 6676 18487
- Infrastructure and Project Financing Agency . 2 . 3 . 1 . . . . . . 11 17
- Office of the Inspector-General of Taxation . 6 5 17 . . . . . . . . 3 31
- Productivity Commission 13 36 13 63 1 2 1 . 4 1 2 . 28 164
Veterans' Affairs 10 83 76 280 21 81 42 15 218 30 59 5 776 1696
- Australian War Memorial 3 1 5 21 2 2 3 1 12 1 . . 287 338
Total 2645 9164 6452 26799 1802 7845 2778 1280 8136 1089 2338 168 74208 144704

 

Source: APSED