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ANZSCO (Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations) is a skill-based classification used to classify all occupations and jobs in the Australian and New Zealand labour markets.

ANZSCO is relevant within some skilled visa programs, where having a nominated skilled occupation is required for visa eligibility.

The catalogue was recently updated to version 2021 on 23 November 2021 with changes in the following areas:

  • agriculture, forestry and fisheries
  • cyber security
  • naval ship building, and
  • emerging occupations identified by the National Skills Commission
This significant update may trigger a review of current Occupation Lists and relevant Legislative Instruments, which remain in place and current until further notice.

List of Changes

Skilled Occupation List

Occupations in the Combined List (MLTSSL, STSOL and ROL) but Removed from new ANZSCO version 2021
ANZSCO Name Assessing Authority Skill Level List New / Alternative Code
234112 Agricultural Scientist VETASSESS 1 MLTSSL 234114
234518 Zoologist VETASSESS 1 MLTSSL 234522
262112 ICT Security Specialist ACS 1 MLTSSL 262116
121212 Flower Grower VETASSESS 1 STSOL 121611
121215 Grape Grower VETASSESS 1 STSOL 121617
121221 Vegetable Grower (Aus) / Market Gardener (NZ) VETASSESS 1 STSOL 121616
223211 ICT Trainer ACS 1 STSOL 223311
362211 Gardener (General) TRA 3 STSOL 362611
362212 Arborist TRA 3 STSOL 362511
362213 Landscape Gardener TRA 3 STSOL 362711
362311 Greenkeeper TRA 3 STSOL
121211 Cotton Grower VETASSESS 1 ROL 121511
121213 Fruit or Nut Grower VETASSESS 1 ROL 121612 / 121613
121214 Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Grower / Field Crop Grower VETASSESS 1 ROL 121512
121216 Mixed Crop Farmer VETASSESS 1 ROL
121217 Sugar Cane Grower VETASSESS 1 ROL 121513
121299 Crop Farmers nec VETASSESS 1 ROL
121317 Mixed Livestock Farmer VETASSESS 1 ROL
121411 Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer VETASSESS 1 ROL
311111 Agricultural Technician VETASSESS 2 ROL 311112

Unit Group

New Unit Groups in version 2021
1215 Broadacre Crop Growers
1216 Horticultural Crop Growers
1217 Mixed Production Farmers
3625 Arboriculture Workers
3626 Gardeners (General)
3627 Landscape Gardeners and Irrigation Technicians
3631 Senior Aquaculture, Crop and Forestry Workers
3632 Senior Livestock Farm Workers
3633 Shearers and Wool Classers
8421 Aquaculture Workers
8422 Crop Farm Workers
8423 Livestock Farm Workers
8424 Mixed Production Farm Workers
8431 Forestry and Logging Workers
8432 Garden Labourers
8433 Horticultural Nursery Assistants
8434 Pest Control Technicians
8439 Other Forestry and Garden Workers
Unit Groups Removed
1212 Crop Farmers
1214 Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmers
2232 ICT Trainers
3612 Shearers
3622 Gardeners
8411 Aquaculture Workers
8412 Crop Farm Workers
8413 Forestry and Logging Workers
8414 Garden and Nursery Labourers
8415 Livestock Farm Workers
8416 Mixed Crop and Livestock Farm Workers
8419 Other Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers

ANZSCO Code / Occupation

New Occupations in version 2021
ANZSCO Name
121323 Mixed Cattle and Sheep Farmer
121511 Cotton Grower
121512 Grain, Oilseed, Pulse or Pasture Grower / Field Crop Grower
121513 Sugar Cane Grower
121599 Broadacre Crop Growers nec
121611 Flower Grower
121612 Fruit Grower
121613 Nut Grower
121614 Production Nursery Grower
121615 Turf Grower
121616 Vegetable Grower (Aus) / Market Gardener (NZ)
121617 Wine Grape Grower
121699 Horticultural Crop Growers nec
121711 Broadacre Crop and Livestock Farmer
121799 Mixed Production Farmers nec
225114 Content Creator (Marketing)
225115 Digital Marketing Analyst
234114 Agricultural Research Scientist
234115 Agronomist
234116 Aquaculture or Fisheries Scientist
234521 Entomologist
234522 Zoologist
234612 Respiratory Scientist
261113 User Experience Designer (ICT)
261315 Cyber Security Engineer
261316 Devops Engineer
261317 Penetration Tester
262114 Cyber Governance Risk and Compliance Specialist
262115 Cyber Security Advice and Assessment Specialist
262116 Cyber Security Analyst
262117 Cyber Security Architect
262118 Cyber Security Operations Coordinator
311112 Agricultural and Agritech Technician
311113 Animal Husbandry Technician
311114 Aquaculture or Fisheries Technician
311115 Irrigation Designer
311217 Respiratory Technician
311314 Primary Products Quality Assurance Officer
312914 Other Draftsperson
361116 Track Rider
362312 Sports Turf Manager
362313 Sports Turf Trades Worker
362511 Arborist
362512 Tree Worker
362611 Gardener (General)
362711 Landscape Gardener
362712 Irrigation Technician
363111 Aquaculture Supervisor
363112 Fishing Leading Hand
363113 Forestry Operations Supervisor
363114 Horticultural Supervisor or Specialist
363115 Senior Broadacre Crop and Livestock Farm Worker
363116 Senior Broadacre Crop Farm Worker
363117 Vineyard Supervisor
363199 Senior Aquaculture, Crop and Forestry Workers nec
363211 Senior Beef Cattle Station Worker
363212 Senior Cattle and Sheep Farm Worker
363213 Senior Dairy Cattle Farm Worker
363214 Senior Piggery Stockperson
363215 Senior Sheep Farm Worker
363299 Senior Livestock Farm Workers nec
363311 Shearer
363312 Wool Classer
842111 Aquaculture Worker
842211 Cotton Farm Worker
842212 Fruit Farm Worker
842213 Fruit Picker
842214 Grain, Oilseed, Pulse and Pasture Farm Worker (Aus) / Field Farm Worker (NZ)
842215 Mushroom Picker
842216 Nut Farm Worker
842217 Sugar Cane Farm Worker
842218 Vegetable Farm Worker (Aus) / Market Garden Worker (NZ)
842221 Vegetable Picker
842222 Vineyard Worker
842299 Crop Farm Workers nec
842311 Beef Cattle Farm Worker
842312 Cattle and Sheep Farm Worker
842313 Dairy Cattle Farm Worker
842314 Livestock Husbandry Worker
842315 Piggery Farm Worker
842316 Poultry Farm Worker
842317 Sheep Farm Worker
842318 Stablehand
842321 Wool Handler
842399 Livestock Farm Workers nec
842411 Broadacre Crop and Livestock Farm Worker
842499 Mixed Production Farm Workers nec
843111 Forestry Worker
843112 Logging Assistant
843113 Tree Faller
843211 Garden Labourer
843311 Horticultural Nursery Assistant
843411 Pest Control Technician
843911 Hunter-Trapper
843912 Irrigation Assistant
843999 Forestry and Garden Workers nec
Occupations Removed (and New / Alternative code)
ANZSCO Name New / Alternative code
121211 Cotton Grower 121511
121212 Flower Grower 121611
121213 Fruit or Nut Grower 121612 / 121613
121214 Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Grower / Field Crop Grower 121512
121215 Grape Grower 121617
121216 Mixed Crop Farmer
121217 Sugar Cane Grower 121513
121218 Turf Grower 121615
121221 Vegetable Grower (Aus) / Market Gardener (NZ) 121616
121299 Crop Farmers nec
121317 Mixed Livestock Farmer
121411 Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer
223211 ICT Trainer 223311
234112 Agricultural Scientist 234114
234518 Zoologist 234522
262112 ICT Security Specialist 262116
311111 Agricultural Technician 311112
361211 Shearer 363311
362211 Gardener (General) 362611
362212 Arborist 362511
362213 Landscape Gardener 362711
362311 Greenkeeper
399917 Wool Classer 363312
841111 Aquaculture Worker 842111
841211 Fruit or Nut Farm Worker 842212 / 842216
841212 Fruit or Nut Picker 842213
841213 Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Farm Worker (Aus) / Field Crop Farm Worker (NZ)
841214 Vegetable Farm Worker (Aus) / Market Garden Worker (NZ) 842218
841215 Vegetable Picker 842221
841216 Vineyard Worker 842222
841217 Mushroom Picker 842215
841299 Crop Farm Workers nec 842299
841311 Forestry Worker 843111
841312 Logging Assistant 843112
841313 Tree Faller 843113
841411 Garden Labourer 843211
841412 Horticultural Nursery Assistant 843311
841511 Beef Cattle Farm Worker 842311
841512 Dairy Cattle Farm Worker 842313
841513 Mixed Livestock Farm Worker
841514 Poultry Farm Worker 842316
841515 Sheep Farm Worker 842317
841516 Stablehand 842318
841517 Wool Handler 842321
841599 Livestock Farm Workers nec
841611 Mixed Crop and Livestock Farm Worker 842399
841911 Hunter-Trapper 843911
841913 Pest Controller 843411
841999 Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers nec

New Marketing and ICT Occupations

ANZSCO Name
225114 Content Creator (Marketing)
225115 Digital Marketing Analyst
261113 User Experience Designer (ICT)
261315 Cyber Security Engineer
261316 Devops Engineer
261317 Penetration Tester
262114 Cyber Governance Risk and Compliance Specialist
262115 Cyber Security Advice and Assessment Specialist
262116 Cyber Security Analyst
262117 Cyber Security Architect
262118 Cyber Security Operations Coordinator

Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2021, ANZSCO – Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2021, https://www.abs.gov.au/statistics/classifications/anzsco-australian-and-new-zealand-standard-classification-occupations/2021 

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