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Occupations review to benefit geospatial

The Geospatial Council of Australia will coordinate a submission into the review of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO).

ANZSCO describes all occupations in the Australian and New Zealand labour markets and is used to inform and shape educational pathways, skilled migration programs and workforce strategies that equip Australians with skills to get jobs and stay employed.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics is reviewing ANZSCO and has started round two of its major national consultation program. The submissions need to help identify where changes to the classifications may be needed for new and emerging occupations, and to better describe existing ones.

Round two closes on 11 August.

GCA Executive Manager, Workforce and Strategy Danika Bakalich said: “We are primarily interested in contributing to the focus areas of Spatial, Surveying and Mapping Services and Construction however there may be other categories which are also relevant.

“It’s really important for the future of geospatial in Australia that we capture the changing nature of our industry and at the most basic level, we get the job titles, roles and descriptions correct.”

Members are also able to make a direct submission to round two of consultation.