Closing 26 July 2022.

What is ANZSCO?

The Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) provides a systematic classification structure that categorises the entire range of occupational activity in the Australian and New Zealand labour markets. It is used by governments and organisations in activities such as matching jobseekers with job vacancies, shaping educational pathways, skilled migration programs and workforce strategies that equip Australians with skills to get jobs and stay employed.

While the ANZSCO has had some minor updates, it still largely reflects the original 2006 version of ANZSCO, based on the 2001 labour market. Since then, the Australian workforce has changed, along with new and emerging technologies, occupations and skills. ANZSCO needs to change to reflect how skills are used in the contemporary labour market.


ANZSCO is managed by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) who has received funding to perform a comprehensive update for delivery by December 2024 and to commence an ongoing maintenance program in 2025. The ABS is currently seeking input on proposed options to address concerns with skill classifications and new approaches for maintaining ANZSCO to reflect the current labour market and better meet users’ needs.

Provide your feedback

You can see more information about the consultation on the ABS Consultation Hub. There are 2 surveys for stakeholders to provide their input:

There are also documents providing further details on the proposed skills options and maintenance strategy:

This consultation closes Tuesday 26 July 2022.


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Consultation open for submissions until: