List of ANZSCO Occupations Treated as an Exception

The skill level of most occupations is assessed in accordance with ANZSCO 1.2. Therefore, any occupations that have a higher skill level in ANZSCO 1.3 are treated as exceptions.

Skilled Employment Points and Occupations Treated as Exceptions

Where skilled employment points are calculated for occupations that are treated as exceptions, any occupation listed below is treated as skill level 1-3 so long as the employee is paid the median New Zealand wage of $27 NZD per hour or equivalent.

ANZSCO Occupations
Code Occupation
421111 Child Care Worker
421112 Family Day Care Worker
421114 Out of School Hours Care Worker
422116 Teachers’ Aide
423411 Child or Youth Residential Care Assistant
423413 Refuge Worker
451111 Beauty Therapist
451412 Tour Guide
451612 Travel Consultant
451811 Civil Celebrant
452211 Bungy Jump Master
452212 Fishing Guide
452213 Hunting Guide
452214 Mountain or Glacier Guide
452215 Outdoor Adventure Instructor
452216 Trekking Guide
452217 Whitewater Rafting Guide
452299 Outdoor Adventure Guides nec
551211 Bookkeeper
552111 Bank Worker
552211 Credit or Loans Officer
711211 Industrial Spraypainter
711311 Paper Products Machine Operator
711313 Sawmilling Operator
711611 Sewing Machinist
711711 Footwear Production Machine Operator
711712 Hide and Skin Processing Machine Operator
711713 Knitting Machine Operator
711714 Textile Dyeing and Finishing Machine Operator
711715 Weaving Machine Operator
711716 Yarn Carding and Spinning Machine Operator
711799 Textile and Footwear Production Machine Operators nec
712111 Crane, Hoist or Lift Operator
712916 Paper and Pulp Mill Operator
712921 Waste Water or Water Plant Operator
721112 Logging Plant Operator
721913 Paving Plant Operator
731311 Train Driver
821711 Construction Rigger
423313 Personal Care Assistant
452311 Diving Instructor (Open Water)
591212 Import-Export Clerk
599611 Insurance Investigator
599612 Insurance Loss Adjuster
423111 Aged or Disabled Carer
423312 Nursing Support Worker
712211 Driller
899911 Bicycle Mechanic