ANZSCO comprehensive review - consultation round 2

Closed 11 Aug 2023

Opened 15 Jun 2023


The ABS continues its comprehensive review of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) to reflect the contemporary labour market and better meet stakeholders’ needs. 

Help shape the future of ANZSCO to meet your information needs         
We're back for round 2 of our consultation process and want to hear your thoughts on occupations in the following areas:

Air and space transport Allied health Architectural, engineering and technical services
Construction Electricity, gas, water and waste services Manufacturing
Medical, nursing and other health care services Mining Property operators and real estate
Repair and maintenance Spatial, surveying and mapping services Telecommunications
Tourism services    

Find the list of occupations under review for each focus area with links to descriptions, skill level and classification structure. For information on occupations that will be explored in later consultation rounds refer to the ANZSCO consultation schedule.

ANZSCO supports a wide range of user needs
ANZSCO describes all occupations in the Australian and New Zealand labour markets and is used to inform and shape educational pathways, skilled migration programs and workforce strategies that equip Australians with skills to get jobs and stay employed.

Learn more about ANZSCO and the comprehensive review.

A submission guide is linked under the Related section below providing all the details required to make a submission and further background on the review of ANZSCO.

Why your views matter

This is an opportunity to make a significant impact - your valuable expertise and suggested changes will help shape the quality of Australia’s occupation and labour market information.

What occupations have evolved, been replaced, or changed? Have skill requirements changed over time? Are there any emerging fields or unique jobs that you believe will shape the future?

Follow the details in the Submission Guide (linked below under the Related section) to complete the survey and prepare a submission

This round of consultation will remain open for 8 weeks, closing on 11 August 2023.

Any questions?
Contact us at with any questions on this consultation or for further information regarding the comprehensive review of ANZSCO.

What happens next

This round of consultation has now closed. Thank you to those that have provided a submission. You will not receive individual feedback on your submission. However, following each consultation round, participants will be kept informed of how stakeholder input is influencing changes to the classification.

A consultation summary and list of proposed changes from the first and second round of consultation will be released on the ABS Consultation Hub for information.

A final consultation round in 2024 will allow users opportunity to provide feedback on the complete set of proposed changes prior to finalising the classification update for release by December 2024.


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