Glossary term: Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations

Acronym: ANZSCO

A skill-based classification system used to classify all jobs in the Australian and New Zealand labour markets. It defines jobs and occupations according to level of skill and specialisation. It uses similarities between these attributes to organise them into five levels - major group, sub-major group, minor group, unit group and occupation. ANZSCO replaced the Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) and the New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (NZSCO) in 2006.