2022 Targeted Update of ANZSCO Proposed Changes

Closed 28 Sep 2022

Opened 1 Sep 2022


2022 Targeted Update of ANZSCO Proposed Changes

The Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) is jointly managed by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and Stats NZ. It describes all occupations in the Australian and New Zealand labour markets.

While ANZSCO has previously had some minor updates, it largely reflects the original 2006 version, which was based on the 2001 labour market. Some occupations have not changed much over this period, others have changed considerably, and new occupations have emerged. 

The ABS is working with several Australian Government agencies to update ANZSCO and is currently inviting submissions on the following targeted update

  • Construction-Related Trades Occupations
  • Emerging Occupations identified by the National Skills Commission (NSC) that were unable to be included in the ANZSCO 2021, Australian Update.

Why are we consulting?

This consultation process is an opportunity for users of the classification to provide feedback on the proposed changes for inclusion in the ANZSCO 2022 Australian Update due for release in November 2022. This round of consultation is the final public round before the release and will remain open for four weeks.

Submissions are sought regarding any inaccuracies, unintended significant impacts of the proposed changes to occupation groups, as well as any key implementation issues for users. Alternative suggestions accompanied with documentation and evidence to support your claims are encouraged.

How to make a submission
The submission guide and lists of proposed changes (marked up in red) are linked under the Related heading below.

The submission guide provides all the details required to make a submission and further background on the review of ANZSCO.

How to encourage others to have their say

We encourage industry, government, and education training institutions to raise awareness of the consultation in their own communication with stakeholders. If you would like to receive materials to support promotion of this consultation via email, social media, newsletters or a website, please email anzsco.maintenance@abs.gov.au

Any questions?

Please email anzsco.maintenance@abs.gov.au with any questions on this consultation or for further information.


  • General Public


  • Labour Market
  • Industry