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ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations

For use in the collection, publication and analysis of occupation statistics

Reference period
2013, Version 1.3
Released
5/11/2019
  • Next Release 30/09/2021
    ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2021
  • Next Release 30/09/2021
    ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2021
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What's new

The ABS and StatsNZ have completed an investigation largely focussed on skill levels assigned to occupations in ANZSCO. Changes have been made, where appropriate, to better reflect contemporary requirements in the Australian and New Zealand labour markets. While most changes relate to either moving the indicative skill level up or down one level, some occupations retained their indicative skill level but a note has been included to acknowledge that some roles in that occupation are at a higher level.

Other changes relate to updating registration and licensing requirements for some occupations; updating specialisations, alternative titles and example occupation titles in Not Elsewhere Classified (nec) categories; and removal of instances of (Aus) or (NZ) which follow some occupation titles, where removal is not likely to cause confusion.

A complete list of changes (by code number) is available in ANZSCO Version 1.3 in the Data downloads section.

Updating ANZSCO commences in March 2021

On 25 March 2021, the ABS announced that a program of work to progress a targeted update of ANZSCO was commencing. For further information, please refer to the media release.

Abbreviations

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The following symbols and abbreviations are used in this publication:

ABSAustralian Bureau of Statistics
ANZSCOAustralian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations First Edition
ANZSCO Revision 1Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations First Edition Revision 1
ANZSCO Version 1.2Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations Version 1.2 (ie. First Edition Revision 2)
ANZSCO Version 1.3Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations Version 1.3 (ie. First Edition Revision 3)
AQFAustralian Qualifications Framework
ASCOAustralian Standard Classification of Occupations
AusAustralia
GISgeographic information system
ICTinformation and communication technology
ILOInternational Labour Organization
ISCOInternational Standard Classification of Occupations
necnot elsewhere classified
nfdnot further defined
NZNew Zealand
NZQFNew Zealand Qualifications Framework
NZSCONew Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
StatsNZStats NZ Tatauranga Aotearoa is New Zealand's official data agency