‘Not Elsewhere Classified’ Occupations


Some occupations assessed by VETASSESS are listed as ‘nec’ which means ‘not elsewhere classified’. These are occupations that are not separately identified in ANZSCO, the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations used to determine the education and employment experience needed for a job role.

Applicants for a skills assessment nominate an occupation under the ‘nec’ code when they hold qualifications and employment that do not better fit under any other ANZSCO code.

The ‘nec’ category can feel daunting for some applicants. It is, therefore, better to understand the category before submitting your application.

Here are top six tips for applying for an ‘nec’ occupation shared by VETASSESS:

  • If nominating an ‘nec’ category, you must ensure that your qualifications and employment are highly relevant to one of the occupation titles listed in the ANZSCO description for the particular occupation.
  • Other unique and specific occupation titles that cannot be found listed elsewhere in ANZSCO are also considered on a case-by-case basis as long as they are specialised and related to its ANZSCO Unit Group description.
  • Your employment in these nominated occupations should not better match another ANZSCO code – whether or not it is assessed by VETASSESS.
  • When considering whether to nominate an ‘nec’ occupation, you should review the ANZSCO Sub-Major Group description and determine whether your skills best fit this category.
  • You need to provide a cover letter that justifies the rationale for choosing an ‘nec’ category.
  • You should also provide details of any relevant training or professional development courses undertaken in your specialised field. You can provide this information in your Curriculum Vitae/Resume.

Source: https://www.vetassess.com.au/home/updates/post/blog-skills-assessment-nec-occupation