Frequently Asked Questions - Guides

This section will answer some frequently asked questions if you are thinking about purchasing your first Anzscosearch Occupation Report / Skilled Migration Visa Guide.

What is ANZSCO?

ANZSCO is the acronym for Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations and it is a skill-based classification used to classify all occupations and jobs in the Australian (and New Zealand) job market. ANZSCO provides a framework for occupation-related information and is a product of a collaborative program between the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and Statistics New Zealand. It is a key reference document used by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) in the assessment of Australian visas that involve consideration of a person's occupation. ANZSCO is available online and can be accessed at   (note that the current version of ANZSCO is 1.2).

What exactly is the Anzscosearch Occupation Report?

The Anzscosearch Occupation Report is a summary of key migration requirements regarding a specific ANZSCO code.
This Report also provides information on eligibility and possible visa options for the selected ANZSCO code and contains numerous links to useful third-party official websites.
Anzscosearch Reports are the most complete, updated and comprehensive guides on ANZSCO occupation codes for general skilled migration purposes and the only product of its kind.
Please note that as the Australian states’ occupation lists and requirements of General Skilled Migration can and do change, the Report generated today will not always remain current.

What exactly is the Anzscosearch Skilled Migration visa Guide?

The Skilled Migration via Guide contains a summary of key information developed to provide guidance to people intending on applying for General Skilled Migration (GSM) for Australia and who might be considering lodging an application independently.
The information in the Anzscosearch Skilled Migration visa Guide is intended to provide a general overview of the requirements for General Skilled Migration programs (visa subclass 189, 190 and 489).

Am I getting immigration advice if I purchase these Guides?

It is important to note that the Anzscosearch Occupation Report and the Skilled Migration visa Guide are not immigration advice in relation to your individual circumstances and they are not a replacement or alternative to immigration advice and assistance from a registered migration agent. The Anzscosearch Report and Migration Guide, if you choose to purchase them, bring together information and data from many different official sources and are comprehensive and occupation specific. A registered migration agent would check official legislative instruments, migration law and policy and refer to official websites in order to provide immigration advice and assistance to an individual. If you wish to find a registered migration agent for immigration advice and assistance you can search the electronic register on the website of the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority . To learn more about why an Anzscosearch Report may be useful to you, read our information   page.

Where does the data come from? Is the information accurate?

These booklets are generated using official sources of information such the Australian Department of Home Affairs (DHA) or the different Australian State or Territory official websites with all data and sources appropriately attributed.
The constant validation and verification processes used ensures that all data is as complete, accurate and reliable as possible at the time the Guides are downloaded.

How often is the data reviewed and updated?


Will I find information on how to find a job in Australia?

No, you will not. The Anzscosearch Occupation Report and Skilled Migration visa Guide do not provide any information on how to obtain a job in Australia, how to find a suitable sponsorship opportunities or any other information regarding visa TSS Subclass 482 (former visa subclass 457).

Are the Anzscosearch Report and Skilled Migration Guide easy to use?

These documents are heavily structured, offering detailed guidance and instructions regarding a specific ANZSCO occupation code. They have been carefully designed with interactive Table of Contents and useful and detailed Glossaries of Terms relating to Australian General Skilled Migration.

Who is behind the Anscosearch Occupation Report and Skilled Migration visa Guide?

These guides have been developed by Anzscosearch. You can read the story about how Anzscosearch started here . Both guides have been developed in consultation with VisAssist ®, a migration consultancy based in Sydney, Australia (RMA 0955139).

How will I receive the booklets after I purchase them?

After you have successfully purchased the "Anzscosearch Occupation Report" and "Skilled Migration Visa Guide" you will immediately be able to generate them. Once generated, they can be downloaded in PDF format. Please note that you will have unlimited access to all your downloads. For your information and records you will also receive a confirmation email regarding your payment.

How much does it cost? Is the payment a one-off fee?

The "Anzscosearch Occupation Report" & "Skilled Migration visa Guide" cost $29.90 (Australian Dollars)You can purchase the "Anzscosearch Occupation Report" separately for $19.90 AUD.

There are no additional fees.

What methods of payment do you accept?

You can purchase these guides 100% securely using your credit card. All payment transactions are handled by Stripe
Note that no credit card information is stored on our servers.

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