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

9 comments to this article

  1. anita Shahi

    on March 16, 2014 at 3:19 am - Reply

    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 - Reply

      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 - Reply

    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 - Reply

      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 - Reply

    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 - Reply

    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 - Reply

      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 - Reply

    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 - Reply

      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

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