Update to the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
ANZSCO is getting an update, and so is the classification of certain occupations. This could be good news for certain categories of workers.
What are the changes?
Version 1.3 of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) is due to be released by mid-2020. ANZSCO is used to determine the skill level of an occupation, and what the qualification and/or work experience are, to be deemed qualified. Before these changes, Immigration New Zealand has moved certain occupations from skill-level 4-5 to skill level 1-3, effective immediately.
What this means for you
If your occupation/job is low-skilled but on the list of exceptions (below) published by Immigration New Zealand, it will be considered mid-skilled as long as you find a job in New Zealand at or above the median income threshold (NZD $25, due to increase to NZD $25.50 in November 2019).
If you have an Essential Skill work visa application in process
If your application is currently in process, the job is low-skilled, on the list, and you are offered at or above the median income, it will be assessed immediately as mid-skilled.
This could be your chance to move to New Zealand, and we have highlighted the occupations that we see most frequently.
What is the list of occupations?
|421111 Child Care Worker||551211 Bookkeeper||712111 Crane, Hoist or Lift Operator|
|421112 Family Day Care Worker||Bank Worker||712916 Paper and Pulp Mill Operator|
|421114 Out of School Hours Care Worker||552211 Credit or Loans Officer||712921 Waste Water or Water Plant Operator|
|422116 Teachers’ Aide||711211 Industrial Spraypainter||721112 Logging Plant Operator|
|423411 Child or Youth Residential Care Assistant||711311 Paper Products Machine Operator||721913 Paving Plant Operator|
|423413 Refuge Worker||711313 Sawmilling Operator||821711 Construction Rigger|
|451111 Beauty Therapist||711611 Sewing Machinist||423313 Personal Care Assistant|
|451412 Tour Guide||711711 Footwear Production Machine Operator||452311 Diving Instructor (Open Water)|
|451612 Travel Consultant||711712 Hide and Skin Processing Machine Operator||591212 Import-Export Clerk|
|451811 Civil Celebrant||711713 Knitting Machine Operator||599611 Insurance Investigator|
|452211 Bungy Jump Master||711714 Textile Dyeing and Finishing Machine Operator||599612 Insurance Loss Adjuster|
|452212 Fishing Guide||711715 Weaving Machine Operator|
|452213 Hunting Guide||711716 Yarn Carding and Spinning Machine Operator|
|452214 Mountain or Glacier Guide||711799 Textile and Footwear Production Machine Operators nec|
|452215 Outdoor Adventure Instructor|
|452216 Trekking Guide|
|452217 Whitewater Rafting Guide|
|452299 Outdoor Adventure Guides nec|