Skill Level – ANZSCO

In ANZSCO, skill level is defined as a function of the range and complexity of the set of tasks performed in a particular occupation. The greater the range and complexity of the set of tasks, the greater the skill level of an occupation.

ANZSCO assigns occupations to one of five skill levels. In determining the skill level of each occupation in ANZSCO, advice was sought from employers, industry training bodies, professional organisations and others to ensure that the information is as accurate and meaningful as possible. The determination of boundaries between skill levels is based on the following definitions.

Skill Level 1

Occupations at Skill Level 1 have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Skill Level 2

Occupations at Skill Level 2 have a level of skill commensurate with one of the following:

  • NZ Register Diploma or
  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Skill Level 3

Occupations at Skill Level 3 have a level of skill commensurate with one of the following:

  • NZ Register Level 4 qualification
  • AQF Certificate IV or
  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training.

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Skill Level 4

Occupations at Skill Level 4 have a level of skill commensurate with one of the following:

  • NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification or
  • AQF Certificate II or III.

At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Skill Level 5

Occupations at Skill Level 5 have a level of skill commensurate with one of the following:

  • NZ Register Level 1 qualification
  • AQF Certificate I or
  • Compulsory secondary education.

For some occupations a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification.
In some instances, no formal qualification or on-the-job training may be required.

Source: http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Lookup/1220.0Chapter32013,%20Version%201.2

13 comments to this article

  1. anita Shahi

    on March 16, 2014 at 3:19 am -

    Hi,

    Myself Anita from India, doing Post Graduation Diploma in Global Business From Auckland University of Technology, Auckland(Level-8).

    I would like to know that is this my course of study(Post Graduation Diploma in Global Business) comes under Skills Level ococcupation as per NZ immigration or not.

    Kindly suggest me on this and I will be very much grateful.

    Thanks,
    Anita Shahi
    02102576692
    Auckland

    • admin

      on March 19, 2014 at 9:30 pm -

      That should be Skill Level 1. However the corresponding Assessing Authority from Australia should be able to determine and assess this.

      Regards,
      Raul.

  2. Gurpreet Aujla

    on April 8, 2014 at 6:51 am -

    Dear Sir,

    I wish to apply for immigration to NewZealand. I have already had a positive skill assessment from the concerned Skills Assessing Authority (VETASSESS) of Australia. My question is whether on the basis of this assessment, I will be eligible to file Expression of Interest for PR to NewZealand or I shall need another skill assessment from a NewZealand skill assessing Authority.

    Kind Regards
    Gurpreet Aujla

    • Aswin

      on May 28, 2014 at 9:45 am -

      Dear Gurpreet,

      The assessing bodies/authorities for AUZ & NZ are different and this cannot be substituted.Should you wish to go for a NZ immigration, then you may have to see a NZ empanalled/authorized body and once again start with the process.

  3. arjun

    on July 3, 2014 at 10:24 am -

    Hi Admin

    I have seen that in new zealand immigration my occupation is not in long term shoratage as well as in short term shortage but I have seen in official site that they are mentiined that I can apply but they will first will provide visa for job search only.my occupation code 225412

    Regards
    Arjun

  4. Anthony

    on July 6, 2014 at 5:57 am -

    Hi Admin,

    I am from india, applied for vetasses for 611211 Insurance Agent. Is there any opening in any of the state under 611211. if not till when can it be open or else any other option.
    Kindly please suggest.

    • admin

      on July 20, 2014 at 10:47 pm -

      Occupation 611211 is only eligible in ACT if you meet following criteria:

      “Applicants working in Canberra are eligible to apply. Overseas applicants with an ACT job offer or close family member living in Canberra may be eligible to apply. Verification is required before the application is lodged – see ACT nomination guidelines.”

      Regards,

  5. Naga

    on July 18, 2014 at 2:59 am -

    Dear Adviser

    I am Naga, finished my ICT80110 Vocational Graduate Diploma of Telecommunications Network Engineering, according to the AQF its a level 8 qualification. Is it considerable as level 1 qualification for migration.Thanks for your time.

    • admin

      on July 20, 2014 at 11:01 pm -

      Hello,
      If it is AQF 8, it will be considered as Skill Level 1.

      “Occupations at Skill Level 1 have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification”

      However, this is something that the corresponding assessing authority should determine.

      Regards

  6. Jinal Dalwadi

    on July 31, 2014 at 6:02 pm -

    Respected admin

    My self Jinal Dalwadi from india, i have been completed my Diploma in Printing Technology in 2007 and also completed a bachelor degree in commerce in 2002. so i wish to apply Australia immigration here i confused to about a occupation code or skill. I had find a to related printing skill occupation code but which occupation skill to set my qualification. Printing Machinist (392311), Print Finisher (3923111), Small Offset Printer (392312), Graphics Designer (232411).. and Which skill level are considered for this..

    Kindly suggest me on this skill level

    Regards
    Jinal Dalwadi

  7. Mike Piluden

    on August 2, 2014 at 12:44 pm -

    Hi, I would like to ask if I can apply as an ambulance crew in NZ, but I came from the PHilippines and a registered EMT. Thanks.

  8. Joseph Michael

    on August 20, 2014 at 12:24 pm -

    Hello,

    I’m Joseph Michael from India aspiring to migrate to Australia. At present I’m pursuing the State and Territory sponsored visa (Subclass 190 or 489) and simultaneously trying for an Employer Sponsored visa (Subclass 457) for a Call or Contact Centre Manager – 149211.

    I currently have a positive outcome in my skills assessment from Vetassess and have also completed my IELTS test with the following scores – Overall – 7.5 , Listening – 7.5, Reading – 7.5, Writing – 7.0 and Speaking – 8.0. My EOI reference number on DIBP is E0003137804 ( preferred state , I’ve mentioned South Australia, Subclass 489)

    I would like to know if I apply for state sponsorship for Customer Service Manager – 149212 in South Australia since they come under the same group of occupation and at the present this occupation has ” Low availability”.

  9. raman

    on September 16, 2014 at 9:16 am -

    hi admin,

    I have done electronics and communication engineering in India. I have whole of my training which was part of my study( 6 weeks and 6 months) in BSNL India( telecom company). now am confused about my job in sol list. please guide.