ANZSCO Is Under Review Until 2026

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is undertaking a comprehensive review and update of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO). It expects to complete the process by Australia’s 2026 Census.

Overview of the process

The ABS is reviewing and updating ANZCO to reflect the contemporary labour market and better meet the needs of stakeholders.

Public consultation rounds will be held during 2023 and 2024, each targeting selected occupations grouped by focus area. During these rounds, the ABS will invite submissions through the ABS Consultation Hub.

The first round of consultations commences on 1 February 2023

The first round of consultations starts on Wednesday, 1 February, and seeks feedback on occupations in the following areas:

  • Accounting Services
  • Administrative Services
  • Aged Care and Disability Services
  • Childcare Services
  • Computer System and Related Services
  • Education and Training
  • Financial and Insurance Services
  • Library and Other Information Services
  • Management and Related Consulting Services
  • Market Research and Advertising Services
  • Scientific Research Services
  • Statistical Services
  • Welfare and Social Assistance Services

You can get information on who can participate and how to take part on the ABS website. This first consultation round will close on 28 April 2023.

More information about ANZCO

ANZSCO is a system used within skilled migration to set guidelines for the skills and work experience visa applicants must meet to work in specific occupations in Australia or New Zealand.

ANZSCO also assigns skill levels to occupations ranging from Skill Level 1 to 5, derived from the range and complexity of associated tasks. Skill Level 1 occupations have the greatest range and complexity of tasks, while Skill Level 5 occupations have the smallest range of tasks with the least complexity of tasks.

To be eligible to apply for a visa under the skilled migration category, migrants must meet their occupation’s requirements as set out in ANZSCO.

Want to know if you can apply for a Skilled Migrant Visa?

To find out if you’re eligible to apply for a Skilled Migrant Visa, go ahead and book a consultation call with our licensed advisor.

You’ll submit your personal details, including your CV, and our advisor will determine if you meet the Skilled Migrant Visa requirements.

You’ll also get to ask any questions you may have during your consultation call.

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