Education (General Provisions) Act 2006 Section 155(1) Approved from SEF – 1 V7. Page 8 of 13
PARENTAL OCCUPATION GROUPS FOR USE WITH PARENT / GUARDIAN DETAILS
Group 1: Senior management in large business organisation, government administration and defence, and
Senior executive/manager/department head in industry, commerce, media or other large organisation.
Public service manager (Section head or above), regional director, health/education/police/fire services administrator
Other administrator [school principal, faculty head/dean, library/museum/gallery director, research facility director]
Defence Forces Commissioned Officer
Professionals generally have degree or higher qualifications and experience in applying this knowledge to design,
develop or operate complex systems; identify, treat and advise on problems; and teach others.
Health, Education, Law, Social Welfare, Engineering, Science, Computing professional
Business [management consultant, business analyst, accountant, auditor, policy analyst, actuary, valuer]
Air/sea transport [aircraft/ship’s captain/officer/pilot, flight officer, flying instructor, air traffic controller]
Group 2: Other business managers, arts/media/sportspersons and associate professionals
Owner/manager of farm, construction, import/export, wholesale, manufacturing, transport, real estate business
Specialist manager [finance/engineering/production/personnel/industrial relations/sales/marketing]
Financial services manager [bank branch manager, finance/investment/insurance broker, credit/loans officer] Retail
sales/services manager [shop, petrol station, restaurant, club, hotel/motel, cinema, theatre, agency]
Arts/media/sports [musician, actor, dancer, painter, potter, sculptor, journalist, author, media presenter, photographer,
designer, illustrator, proof reader, sportsman/woman, coach, trainer, sports official]
Associate professionals generally have diploma/technical qualifications and support managers and professionals.
Health, Education, Law, Social Welfare, Engineering, Science, Computing technician/associate professional
Business/administration [recruitment/employment/industrial relations/training officer, marketing/advertising
specialist, market research analyst, technical sales representative, retail buyer, office/project manager]
Defence Forces senior Non-Commissioned Officer
Group 3: Tradespeople, clerks and skilled office, sales and service staff
Tradespeople generally have completed a 4 year Trade Certificate, usually by apprenticeship. All tradespeople are
included in this group.
Clerks [bookkeeper, bank/PO clerk, statistical/actuarial clerk, accounting/claims/audit clerk, payroll clerk,
recording/registry/filing clerk, betting clerk, stores/inventory clerk, purchasing/order clerk, freight/transport/shipping clerk,
bond clerk, customs agent, customer services clerk, admissions clerk]
Skilled office, sales and service staff.
Office [secretary, personal assistant, desktop publishing operator, switchboard operator]
Sales [company sales representative, auctioneer, insurance agent/assessor/loss adjuster, market researcher] Service
[aged/disabled/refuge/child care worker, nanny, meter reader, parking inspector, postal worker, courier, travel agent, tour
guide, flight attendant, fitness instructor, casino dealer/supervisor]
Group 4: Machine operators, hospitality staff, assistants, labourers and related workers
Drivers, mobile plant, production/processing machinery and other machinery operators.
Hospitality staff [hotel service supervisor, receptionist, waiter, bar attendant, kitchenhand, porter, housekeeper]
Office assistants, sales assistants and other assistants.
Office [typist, word processing/data entry/business machine operator, receptionist, office assistant]
Sales [sales assistant, motor vehicle/caravan/parts salesperson, checkout operator, cashier, bus/train conductor, ticket
seller, service station attendant, car rental desk staff, street vendor, telemarketer, shelf stacker] Assistant/aide [trades’
assistant, school/teacher's aide, dental assistant, veterinary nurse, nursing assistant, museum/gallery attendant, usher,
home helper, salon assistant, animal attendant]
Labourers and related workers
Defence Forces ranks below senior NCO not included above
Agriculture, horticulture, forestry, fishing, mining worker [farm overseer, shearer, wool/hide classer, farm hand,
horse trainer, nurseryman, greenkeeper, gardener, tree surgeon, forestry/logging worker, miner, seafarer/fishing hand]
Other worker [labourer, factory hand, storeman, guard, cleaner, caretaker, laundry worker, trolley collector, car park
attendant, crossing supervisor]
Group 8: Have not been in paid work in the last 12 months