Skill Levels

On The Job

There are five Skill Levels stated in the Job Guide. On the Job lists 6 Skill Levels to show the Post Graduate Skill Level.  

The classification of occupations into the five skill levels required for entry should be used as a guide only.

It may be possible to enter some jobs at different levels. 

Skill Level 1 Skill Level 1

Most occupations in this group have a level of skill equal to a Certificate I or compulsory secondary education.

Some occupations offering an entry pathway through an Australian Apprenticeship fall into this category.

For some occupations a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification.

In some cases, no formal qualification or on-the-job training may be required.
Skill Level 2 Skill Level 2

Most occupations in this group have a level of skill equal to a Certificate III or II.

Some occupations offering a pathway through an Australian Apprenticeship fall into this category.

At least one year of relevant experience may be done in place of the formal qualifications previously mentioned.

In some cases relevant experience may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Skill Level 3 Skill Level 3

Most occupations in this group require a level of skill equal to a Certificate IV or Certificate III.

Some occupations offering a pathway through an Australian Apprenticeship fall into this category.

At least three years of relevant experience may be done in place of the formal qualifications previously mentioned.

In some cases relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Skill Level 4 Skill Level 4

Most occupations in this group require the completion of an Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

Study is often undertaken at a Registered Training Organisation, including TAFE institutes.

Some occupations offering a pathway through an Australian Apprenticeship fall into this category.

Some universities also offer studies at this level.

At least three years of relevant experience may be done in place of the formal qualifications previously mentioned.

In some cases, relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Skill Level 5 Skill Level 5

Most occupations in this group require the completion of a Bachelor Degree or higher qualification.

Study is usually undertaken at university.

At least five years of relevant experience may be done in place of the formal qualification.

In some cases, relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.
Skill Level 6 Skill Level 6

Most occupations in this group require the completion of a Bachelor Degree and then further study.

Study is usually undertaken at university with additional training on the job.

Students will complete a Master's Degree; a PhD [Doctor of Philosophy]; or in the case of Medical Doctors they have to complete a four year medical degree after a Bachelor's Degree and then work as an Intern and Resident.

If Medical Doctors want to specialise, they have to undertake further study in the area they want to specialise in.



 

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