Check the ANZSCO list

Check if your occupation is on ANZSCO and find your occupation code. You need to check either version 1.2 or 1.3 of ANZSCO depending on the visa.

Check which version of ANZSCO to use

Use either version 1.2 or 1.3 of ANZSCO depending on the visa you are making an application for.

SMC, AEWV and all temporary visas

Use version 1.3 for:

  • Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa applications
  • Accredited Employer Work Visa and Job Check applications
  • all other temporary visa applications.

To find the code and skill level in version 1.3:

  1. Go to Version 1.3 of ANZSCO - Statistics New Zealand
  2. Select the code of the occupation that best matches your proposed job.
  3. The website returns information about the occupation in an information box on the right-hand side of the page.
  4. From the information box, find the skill level best associated with your occupation.

Six roles are recognised at a higher skill level for SMC, AEWV and all temporary visas

These 6 roles are recognised at skill level 3 or higher if you meet specific skill requirements.

  • 423313 Personal Care Assistant (Skill Level 4).
  • 591212 Import-Export Clerk (Skill Level 4).
  • 423111 Aged or Disabled Carer (Skill Level 4).
  • 423312 Nursing Support Worker (Skill Level 4).
  • 712211 Driller (Skill Level 4).
  • 899911 Bicycle Mechanic (Skill Level 5).

The skill requirements you need to meet are:

  • at least 3 years of work experience relevant to your job
  • occupational registration for your job, or
  • a qualification that is relevant to your job, that is at least level 4 (for ANZSCO skill level 3) or a diploma (for ANZSCO skill level 2) on the New Zealand Qualifications and Credentials Framework (NZQCF).

All other visas

Use ANZSCO version 1.2.

ANZSCO Version 1.2 - Australian Bureau of Statistics


ANZSCO has been updated and some occupations that were skill level 4 or 5 are now skill level 1 to 3 in the updated version.

There is an exception if you submitted your expression of interest for the Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa before August 2023. If you are paid at least NZD $29.66 an hour for 1 of these occupations, we will treat it as an exception and assess it as ANZSCO skill level 1, 2 or 3.

List of ANZSCO occupations treated as an exception