This occupation group covers Judicial and Other Legal Professionals not elsewhere classified. Registration or licensing may be required.
Skill Level 1
Family Court Registrar (Aus)
Family Law Mediator
Judicial Registrar (Aus)
Caveats No caveats
Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations
2521-79 Legal Professionals nec
Group: 2712 Judicial and Other Legal Professionals
hear legal and other matters in courts and tribunals; interpret, analyse, administer and provide advice on the law; and draft legislation.
researching statutes and previous court decisions relevant to cases
conducting trials and hearings
calling and questioning witnesses
hearing and evaluating arguments and evidence in civil and criminal summary matters
deciding penalties and sentences within statutory limits, such as fines, bonds and detention, awarding damages in civil matters, and issuing court orders
exercising arbitral powers if resolution is not achieved or seems improbable through conciliation
preparing settlement memoranda and obtaining signatures of parties
advising government of legal, constitutional and parliamentary matters and drafting bills and attending committee meetings during consideration of bills
preparing advice on matters associated with intellectual property rights
advising clients and agents on legal and technical matters
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification and at least five years of relevant experience. Judges require appointment by the government or crown and must have been a Magistrate or an experienced legal practitioner of at least seven years standing. Magistrates must have been a legal practitioner of at least five years standing (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
Registration or licensing may be required.
Requirements for Skills Assessment
Judicial and Other Legal Professionals nec(ANZSCO Code 271299)
This occupation requires a qualification assessed as comparable to the education level of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Bachelor Degree or higher degree and in a field highly relevant to the nominated occupation.
In addition to the above, it is essential for applicants to meet the following employment criteria:
- at least one year of post-qualification employment at an appropriate skill level,
- undertaken in the last five years,
- working 20 hours or more per week, and
- highly relevant to the nominated occupation.
Please note in order to achieve a successful Skills Assessment Outcome, a positive assessment for both qualifications and employment is required.
Not Elsewhere Classified (nec)
Some occupations assessed by VETASSESS are listed as ‘nec’ which means ‘not elsewhere classified’. If you are nominating one of these occupations, you must ensure that your qualifications and employment are highly relevant to one of the occupation titles given in the ANZSCO description for the particular occupation. Other specific occupation titles which cannot be found elsewhere in ANZSCO will be considered on a caseby-case basis as long as they are relevant to the ‘nec’ codes. In order to be assessed against an ‘nec’ code, your occupation would generally be described as non-classified, yet specialised or related to its ANZSCO Unit Group description.
Your employment in these nominated occupations should not better match another ANZSCO code (whether assessed by VETASSESS or not). When considering whether to nominate an ‘nec’ occupation, you should consider the sub major group description and determine whether your skills best fit this category.
VETASSESS conducts a case-by-case assessment to determine whether the employment can be considered highly relevant to the classification.
If your employment is highly relevant to another ANZSCO occupation, that period of employment cannot be assessed suitably against an ‘nec’ classification, regardless of whether the occupation is available for migration purposes or not. You should provide a cover letter that justifies the rationale for choosing an ‘nec’ category
AQF Bachelor degree or higher degree.*
This occupation requires a qualification in:
» Legal Studies
* This includes qualifications assessed at AQF Bachelor,
Master and Doctoral level Qualifications related to the nominated specialisation may be considered on a case-by-case basis if the employment is assessed as highly relevant
Judicial and Other Legal Professionals may work in a range of organisations, such as private companies, courts, regulatory bodies, corporations and government organisations. This occupation is within the ANZSCO ‘Legal Professionals’ minor group. For a positive outcome, applicants must be able to demonstrate that their role has the primary purpose of researching, drafting, interpreting, analysing and advising on the law.
Employment which is a better fit under any other ANZSCO code is not considered for this occupation.
Occupations that are classified elsewhere in ANZSCO include Barrister (ANZSCO Code 271111), who pleads cases before civil, criminal and industrial courts and other tribunals; Solicitor (ANZSCO Code 271311) who provides legal advice, prepares and drafts legal documents and conducts negotiations on behalf of clients on matters associated with the law, and Legal Executive (ANZSCO Code 599112) who acts for and on behalf of clients under the general supervision of a Barrister or Solicitor.