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501 Highest qualification


A code which indicates the highest qualification of a member of staff


Version: 1.0
First year: 2005
Last year: 2011
Field name: HIGH-QUAL
Element name: Highest qualification

Code format:

Data Type: Numeric
Units: Code (numeric)
Width: 1


0 Member of staff has a non-academic classification

Member of staff has an academic classification and the highest qualification is:

6 Doctorate by research or coursework
7 Master's by research or coursework
5 Other Postgraduate (including Postgraduate Qual or Prelim; Grad Dip/Postgrad Dip New/Extended and Graduate Certificate)
2 Bachelor's (including Bachelor's graduate entry, Bachelor's honours and Bachelor's pass)
3 Other
4 No information

Coding notes


Please refer to the Glossary for further information about terminology used in this document.

Input files

Higher Education Staff:

  • Staff Full-Time and Fractional Full-Time (FT)

Change History

Details of all versions of this data element can be found on its supporting information page.

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