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 on the downloads tab.
A targeted update of ANZSCO has concluded
The updated content can be found in the latest release of ANZSCO.
It includes updates related to agriculture, cyber security and naval shipbuilding occupations. The latest release also contains updated features and navigation, including:
- ability to browse and interact with the classification structure
- improved links through the left hand navigation
- ability to search terms in the classification structure with classification search
- ability to search across all content in ANZSCO with multipage search