ANZSCO Occupation Codes for Australian Migration


The engineers, who are interested in Australian migration and citizenship, need to consult the Australia New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) codes to meet up their demands and requirements for job or work permit. For this purpose, the engineers can take detailed information from two Australian government websites:

Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship
ACACIA Immigration Australia
Both these websites provide the detailed ANZSCO information required for skills and qualification assessment and skilled visa application for each occupation category.

The first website, Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship, contains the eligibility requirements for each occupation on their Australian Skills Recognition Information (ASRI) page. Besides the occupation eligibility requirements, the assessing authority, skilled occupation points, skilled occupation list (SOL), and consolidated sponsored occupation list (CSOL) are also provided on this web page.

For further details about typical tasks and occupation codes for Australian migration, you can refer to ACACIA Immigration Australia. The ANZSCO occupation codes generally define all the requirements of basic engineering disciplines including electrical, mechanical, chemical, architecture, civil and others, while some industry type jobs like transport engineering, water engineering, power engineering and railway engineering are also discussed in the ANZSCO occupation codes.

If your occupation does not generally fall in the ANZSCO occupation classification, then you need to categorize your occupation based on your engineering skill. Like if someone is involved in rolling and managing the stock of the industry, then his occupation might fall under the mechanical engineering category. Similarly if someone has to deal with designing of tracks and pathways, then his occupation falls under the civil engineering category.

It is important to go through the ANZSCO occupation code description relevant to your job, so that you are able to select the right occupation category for your job. This approach will assist you in improving your skills assessment and migration visa application.

Below we briefly describe the ANZSCO codes and their descriptions for general engineering disciplines for reference:


ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS perform the designing, development, manufacturing, installation and fitting electrical devices, provide service maintenance of different electrical gadgets, improve electric machinery systems, energy recourses equipment’s and systems for the production, deployment, distribution, application and also supervise of electric power devices.

Areas of specializations include:
• Design Electrical Engineer
• Electrical Engineer of Railway Signaling
• Electrical Engineer of Signaling and Communications


ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS are involved in designing, developing, adaptation, installation, testing and maintenance of electronic components, equipment, and circuits used for computer communication setup & systems and other industrial and application for transport.

Area of specializations include:
• Communications Engineer (Army)


INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERS are responsible for inspection and reviewing the usage of equipment’s, competence, materials, personnel, operational processes, recommending procedures to improve the performance of operations and activates in different industrial, commercial and production environments.

Area of specializations include:
• Process Engineer (Industrial)


MECHANICAL ENGINEERS are involved in planning, designing, organization and reviewing the whole Mechanical system, operation, adjustment and maintenance of mechanical equipment and processes of plants.

Area of specializations includes:
• Engineer of Air-conditioning
• Engineering of Heating and Ventilation


PRODUCTION or PLANT ENGINEERS are involved in planning, construction, observe are of duplication, modification, continued performance, measure and analyze working programs samples, management and maintenance cost of efficiencies of different equipment and machine components in the industrial plants and manufacturing sites.

Area of specializations include:
• Automation and Control Engineer


CIVIL ENGINEERS are responsible for planning, designing, desired construction of organization, operation to maintenance dams, bridges, water and gas supply resources, pipelines, sewerage systems and other civil engineering projects.

Area of specializations include:
• Engineering officer of Airfield (Air Force)
• Engineer in Hydraulics


CHEMICAL ENGINEERS are involved in designing of different chemical processes and control systems, avoid intermixing of chemicals, test and assess quality of fuel transfer, continuous monitoring of equipment’s for attaining maximum efficiency, diagnose defects in chemical or machinery, make best efforts to reduce pollution and implement methods which generates good results in plant unit.