1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.3  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/11/2019   
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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 begun

In addition to updated content, the release will contain 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

We encourage you to visit the ABS Beta website to view a sub-set of ANZSCO and become familiar with the changes prior to the release of ANZSCO v1.4 in late November, 2021. For more information about the update of ANZSCO, please refer to the media release.


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