This occupation group covers Social Professionals not elsewhere classified.
Skill Level 1
Parole Board Member
Occupations not considered under this
ANZSCO code 272499:
Caveats No caveats
Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations
2529-79 Social Professionals nec
Group: 2724 Social Professionals
research and study human behaviour, society and institutions from current and historical perspectives, and verbally render spoken statements, and transcribe text and recorded spoken material from one language into another.
assembling historical data by consulting sources of information such as historical indexes and catalogues, archives, court records, diaries, newspaper files and other materials
organising, authenticating, evaluating and interpreting historical, political, sociological, archaeological, anthropological and linguistic data
undertaking historical and cultural research into human activity, and preparing and presenting research findings
providing simultaneous and consecutive verbal or signed renditions of speeches into another language
rendering the meaning and feeling of what is said and signed into another language in the appropriate register and style in a range of settings such as courts, hospitals, schools, workplaces and conferences
studying original texts and transcripts of recorded spoken material to comprehend subject matter and translating them into another language
rendering the meaning and feeling of written material, such as literary, legal, technical and scientific texts, into another language in the appropriate register and style, so that it will read as an original piece rather than as a translation
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
AQF Bachelor degree or higher degree*
This occupation requires a qualification of high relevance to the field of expertise in which the employment is undertaken. For example, a Sociologist must have an AQF Bachelor degree or higher degree in the field of Sociology. Interdisciplinary qualifications can also be considered if there is a clear connection between the qualification and employment.
Qualifications in Social Work would generally not be considered highly relevant to Social Professionals nec due to the very different educational pathways and career outcomes. While Sociologists and Social Workers draw on a similar body of knowledge, Sociology generally focuses on research and study, while Social Workers are more directly involved with applying knowledge about society to assist individuals
*This includes qualifications assessed at AQF Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level.
Highly relevant tasks include, but are not limited to:
» Organising, authenticating, evaluating and interpreting historical, political, sociological,
archaeological, anthropological and linguistic data;
» Undertaking historical and cultural research into human activity, and preparing and presenting
» Researching and understanding trends in urban development with implications for planning and
» Analysing and comparing contemporary political systems and trends;
» Analysing and reporting on demographic changes and implications for social and economic systems;
» Contributing new thinking on the moral and ethical aspects of a broad range of social phenomena;
» Researching and understanding different cultures and their development and changes over time.
Social Professionals research and study human behaviour, society and institutions from current and historical perspectives. For a positive outcome, involvement in research is required. In line with the
nature of employment, applicants are expected to be involved in basic or applied research. Social Professionals may work in a variety of organisations, such as universities, non-profit institutions, research and advisory groups, multilateral organisations and government bodies.
VETASSESS will not accept doctoral studies supported only by a living allowance and/or scholarships.
Consistent with Department of Home Affairs’ requirements, for skilled employment to be considered
‘remunerated’, applicants must be engaged in the occupation on a paid basis, generally at the award
or market rate of the occupation. A person receiving minimal living allowances or scholarships designed to cover study expenses would not be considered to be remunerated.