Migration Queensland skilled program

The Queensland state skilled nomination program is anticipated to open in September 2021. Migration Agents and applicants are advised to monitor the Migration Queensland website and social media for further updates.

Thank you for your interest in the Queensland State Nomination migration program. We look forward to receiving your applications shortly.

ANZSCO and Assessing Authorities

ANZSCO is a system developed to collect, publish and analyse occupation statistics across government agencies, and is being introduced by HA as the new standard to capture occupation information in all visa, settlement and citizenship programs.

ANZSCO is used within skilled visa programs, where it is a requirement for visa eligibility, as the standard by which a visa applicant’s skills to undertake a specific occupation in Australia are assessed.

The relevant assessing authority is listed against the occupations in the Migration (LIN 19/051: Specification of Occupations and Assessing Authorities) Instrument 2019. Below is an explanatory list of the abbreviations for the assessing authorities. Please note this is not an exhaustive list. For more information, please see HA’s website.


Assessing Authority Abbreviations
AACA Architects Accreditation Council of Australia Inc
AASW Australian Association of Social Workers
ACPSEM Australasian College of Physical Scientist and Engineers in Medicine
ACS Australian Computer Society
ACWA Australian Community Workers Association
ADC Australian Dental Council
AIM Australian Institute of Management
AIMS Australian Institute of Medical Scientists
AIQS Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
AIR Australian Institute of Radiography
AITSL Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership
AMSA Australian Maritime Safety Authority
ANMAC Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council
ANZSNM Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine
AOAC Australasian Osteopathic Accreditation Council
APharmC Australian Pharmacy Council
APodC/ANZPAC Australasian Podiatry Council/Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council Inc.
APC Australian Physiotherapy Council
APS Australian Psychological Society
AVBC Australasian Veterinary Boards Council
CASA Civil Aviation Safety Authority
CCEA Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia
CPAA Certified Practising Accountants Australia
DAA Dietitians Association of Australia
CA Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
IPA Institute of Public Accountants
NAATI National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters
OCANZ Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand
OTC Occupational Therapy Council
SPA Speech Pathology Association of Australia
SSSI Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute
TRA Trades Recognition Australia
VETASSESS Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services