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Group
Major Group

2 Professionals

ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
Reference period
2013, Version 1.3
Released
5/11/2019
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Professionals perform analytical, conceptual and creative tasks through the application of theoretical knowledge and experience in the fields of the arts, media, business, design, engineering, the physical and life sciences, transport, education, health, information and communication technology, the law, social sciences and social welfare.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this major group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • Bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1); or
  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand:

  • Bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1); or
  • NZQF Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2).

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

Some occupations, such as those in Sub-Major Group 21 Arts and Media Professionals, require high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience.

Tasks Include:

  • communicating ideas through language, printed and electronic media, and artistic media including the visual and performing arts
  • analysing, planning, developing and implementing programs and solutions to resolve business and economic problems
  • providing services in financial accounting, human resource development, publicity and marketing, and the efficient operation of organisations
  • flying aircraft, and controlling and directing the operation of ships, boats and marine equipment
  • conducting and analysing research to extend the body of knowledge in the field of the sciences and developing techniques to apply this knowledge
  • designing products, buildings and other physical structures, and engineering systems
  • researching and developing curricula, and teaching students in a range of educational settings
  • designing, implementing, testing and maintaining technologies and services that enable information to be accessed, stored, manipulated, processed, and disseminated
  • identifying, treating, and advising on, health, social, and personal issues
  • advising clients on legal matters