New occupation codes for the dairy sector

New occupation codes that better match the needs of the dairy sector


New task descriptions for the dairy industry

Three new task descriptions have been developed by Statistics New Zealand for dairy roles that sit under the occupation of Dairy Cattle Farmer (121313) in the Australia and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO). The three new sub category positions are:

  • Dairy Farm Manager (Skill Level 1)
  • Assistant Dairy Farm Manager (Skill Level 3)
  • Dairy Herd Manager (Skill Level 3)

These new sub category roles and detailed task descriptions take effect from 15 February 2021 and Immigration Officers will now have to make their assessments of visa application on the basis of these descriptions.

The updated task descriptions will be used when undertaking a substantial match assessment and assessing whether an applicant is suitably qualified for these roles under both Essential Skills work visa and the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) resident instructions.

As these new roles are all skill level 1-3, applicants for the SMC may be eligible for points for skilled employment, subject to meeting remuneration and other requirements.