Study areas

The 21 different study areas used on the website have been compiled based on the Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED), which groups higher education courses, specialisations, and units of study with the same or similar vocational emphasis.

Information provided on the QILT website is calculated at the study area level. Students doing a combined or double degree are generally counted more than once if their major courses are in different study areas. The 21 different study areas used on the website have been compiled based on the Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED), which groups higher education courses, specialisations and units of study with the same or similar vocational emphasis.

    The relationship between the study areas used on this website (code and study area name) and ASCED field of education classification (broad field of education and narrow/detailed field of education) is shown below:

    Code

    Study area name

    Broad field of education

    Narrow/detailed field of education

    01

    Science and Mathematics

    01 Natural and Physical Sciences

    0101 (Mathematical Sciences), 0103 (Physics and Astronomy), 0105 (Chemical Sciences), 0107 (Earth Sciences), 0109 (Biological Sciences), 0199 (Other Natural & Physical Sciences), 010000 (Natural & Physical Sciences)

    02

    Computing and Information Systems

    02 Information Technology

    0201 (Computer Science), 0203 (Information Systems), 0299 (Other Information Technology), 020000 (Information Technology)

    03

    Engineering

    03 Engineering and Related Technologies

    0301 (Manufacturing Engineering and Technology), 0303 (Process and Resources Engineering), 0305 (Automotive Engineering and Technology), 0307 (Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Technology), 0309 (Civil Engineering), 0311 (Geomatic Engineering - includes Surveying), 0313 (Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Technology), 0315 (Aerospace Engineering and Technology), 0317 (Maritime Engineering and Technology), 0399 (Other Engineering and Related Technologies), 030000 (Engineering and Related Technologies)

    04

    Architecture and Building

    04 Architecture and Building

    0401 (Architecture and Urban Environment), 0403 (Building), 040000 (Architecture and Building)

    05

    Agriculture and Environmental Studies

    05 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies

    0501 (Agriculture), 0503 (Horticulture and Viticulture), 0505 (Forestry Studies), 0507 (Fisheries Studies), 0509 (Environmental Studies), 0599 (Other Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies), 050000 (Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies)

    06

    Health Services and Support

    06 Health

    0609 (Optical Science), 0613 (Public Health), 0615 (Radiography), 061700 (Rehabilitation Therapies), 061705 (Chiropractic & Osteopathy), 061707 (Speech Pathology), 061709 (Audiology), 061711 (Massage Therapy), 061713 (Podiatry), 061799 (Rehabilitation Therapies n.e.c.), 0619 (Complementary Therapies), 0699 (Other Health), 060000 (Health)

    07

    Medicine

    06 Health

    0601(Medical Studies)

    08

    Nursing

    06 Health

    0603 (Nursing)

    09

    Pharmacy

    06 Health

    0605 (Pharmacy)

    10

    Dentistry

    06 Health

    0607 (Dental Studies)

    11

    Veterinary Science

    06 Health

    0611(Veterinary Studies)

    12

    Rehabilitation

    06 Health

    061701 (Physiotherapy), 061703 (Occupational Therapy)

    13

    Teacher Education

    07 Education

    0701 (Teacher Education), 0703 (Curriculum and Education Studies), 0799 (Other Education), 070000 (Education)

    14

    Business and Management

    08 Management and Commerce

    09 Society and Culture

    0801(Accounting), 0803 (Business and Management), 0805 (Sales and Marketing), 0809 (Office Studies), 0811 (Banking, Finance and Related Fields), 0899 (Other Management and Commerce), 080000 (Management and Commerce), 0919 (Economics and Econometrics)

    15

    Humanities, Culture and Social Sciences

    09 Society and Culture

    0901 (Political Science and Policy Studies), 0903 (Studies in Human Society), 0913 (Librarianship, Information Management and Curatorial Studies), 0915 (Language and Literature), 0917 (Philosophy and Religious Studies), 0999 (Other Society and Culture), 090000 (Society and Culture)

    16

    Social Work

    09 Society and Culture

    0905 (Includes Social Work and Counselling)

    17

    Psychology

    09 Society and Culture

    0907 (Includes Psychology and Behavioural Science)

    18

    Law and Paralegal Studies

    09 Society and Culture

    0909 (Law), 0911(Justice and Law Enforcement)

    19

    Creative Arts

    10 Creative Arts

    1001 (Includes Music, Dance and Theatre Studies, Dance, Performing Arts n.e.c.), 1003 (Visual Arts and Crafts), 1005 (Graphic and Design Studies), 1099 (Other Creative Arts), 100000 (Creative Arts)

    20

    Communications

    10 Creative Arts

    1007 (Includes Journalism)

    21

    Tourism, Hospitality, Personal Services, Sport and Recreation

    08 Management and Commerce

    09 Society and Culture

    11 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services

    0807 (Tourism), 0921 (Sport and Recreation), 1101 (Food and Hospitality), 1103 (Personal Services), 110000 (Food, Hospitality and Personal Services), 1201 (General Education Programs), 1203 (Social Skills Programs), 1205 (Employment Skills Programs), 1299 (Other Mixed Field Programs), 120000 (Mixed Field Programs)