1223.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO), Occupation Definitions, First Edition, 1986  
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ASCO is a skill-based classification of occupations developed in Australia as a national standard for the production and analysis of labour force statistics, human resources management, education planning, the listing of job applicants and vacancies, the provision of occupational information and for vocational guidance.

This document is one of a series which presents the first edition of the Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO). This new classification is the product of an extensive work programme undertaken by a joint project team from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), the then Department of Employment and Industrial Relations (DEIR), now the new Department of Employment, Education and Training (DEET).

The development of ASCO was a response to a strong user demand for a skill- based classification suitable for adoption as an Australian standard.

This publication is designed as a companion volume to the ASCO Statistical Classification, (cat. no. 1222.0). It completes the definition of the ASCO First Edition Structure by providing definitions of the 1079 occupations which constitute the fourth level of the classification.

This publication has been converted from older electronic formats and does not necessarily have the same appearance and functionality as later releases.

Related to: Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO), Statistical Classification, First Edition (cat. no. 1222.0)

Continued by: ASCO - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations, Second Edition, 1997 (cat. no. 1220.0)