ANZSCO comprehensive review - consultation round 3

Closed 5 Dec 2023

Opened 10 Oct 2023


The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) continues its comprehensive review of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) with a third round of public consultationThis is an opportunity for you to make a significant impact by providing feedback on selected occupations, helping shape the quality of Australia’s future occupation and labour market information.

Transform the future of occupation information         
ANZSCO describes all occupations in the Australian and New Zealand labour markets. Your feedback will help inform and reshape educational pathways, skilled migration programs and strategies that support our workforce to remain adaptable and equipped with the right skills.

We are particularly interested in understanding what occupations have evolved, been replaced, or changed? Have skill requirements shifted over time? Are there any emerging fields or unique jobs that you believe will shape the future?

How to participate         
The ABS is welcoming submissions on the following industry-based focus areas1:

Accomodation and food services Agriculture, forestry and fishing Arts and recreation
Defence Legal services Personal and other services                     
Postal, courier, pick-up and delivery services Print and internet publishing Public administration   
Public order, safety and regulatory services Rail transport Retail trade
Road transport Sports activities Television, stage and broadcasting
Warehousing Water transport


1Note, occupation focus areas are designed for consultation purposes only and are not intended to be a permanent feature of the classification structure. 

We encourage you to explore the list of occupations under review for each focus area with links to current descriptions, skill level and classification structure.

The submission guide (linked below under the Related section) outlines the steps to prepare a submission and complete the survey.

This round of consultation will remain open for 8 weeks, closing on 5 December 2023.

Supporting documentation & attachments
Following survey completion, a submission receipt will be sent to your nominated email account. 
Provision of any additional attachments to support your submission can be emailed with the submission reciept number to Please note there is a 5MB file limit. 

More information
For more information visit Updating ANZSCO for the consultation schedule and latest developments.

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 preliminary 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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