Designs and applies statistical principles and techniques for collecting, organising and interpreting quantifiable data, and uses statistical methodologies to produce statistical reports and analyses for government, commercial and other purposes.
Skill Level 1
Caveats No caveats
Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations
Group: 2241 Actuaries, Mathematicians and Statisticians
Requirements for Skills Assessment
This occupation requires a qualification which is assessed as comparable to the
educational level an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Bachelor degree or
higher*, in a field highly relevant to the nominated occupation.
Applicants must also have at least one year of highly relevant, post-qualification
employment, at an appropriate skill level completed in the last five years.
If the qualification(s) are not at the required educational level, and not in a highly relevant
field of study, or if the employment has been completed prior to the qualification, then
the applicant will be assessed below the required skill level.
*This includes qualifications assessed at AQF Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level.
A positive assessment of both qualifications and employment is required for a positive
Skills Assessment Outcome.
AQF Bachelor degree or higher*
Highly relevant major fields of study include:
Business / Financial Statistics
Statistics is the study of collecting, describing, processing and analysing numerical data.
Qualifications in certain fields^ may be accepted on a case by case basis if the program
consists of sufficient subjects in statistics, statistical techniques, linear models,
multivariate analysis, experimental design, quantitative research methods, probability
estimation, spatial modelling, survey design, time series analysis, distribution theory
and applied statistics.
*Those fields of study include: Business Analytics, Actuarial Studies, Data Science,
Computer Science, Economics, Bioinformatics and Epidemiology.
In Australia, there are currently no legal requirements for licensing or registration
for the occupation of Statistician.
Liaising with management and clients to determine the subject or area to be
surveyed or examined
Specifying the data to be collected, and the methodology to be used in
collection and analysis
Evaluating and describing the reliability and utility of source information
Analysing and interpreting data, and producing relevant statistics and
visualisations to describe and infer particular trends and patterns
An applicant should be undertaking the majority of these tasks as their core duties
in their official job role. It is not mandatory that they perform all of the above tasks
or cannot undertake additional duties, as required by the employer.
Applies statistical principles to topics in biology and biological experiments. The primary
function of the role should be applied statistics, as opposed to scientific research.
Finance / Business Analyst
Creates, interprets, analyses and reports on financial and business statistical data. The
primary focus of the role should be on outcomes derived from statistical modelling and
forecasting rather than market research and accounting activities.
Employment as an Actuary or Econometrician** cannot be considered as highly
relevant to this occupation.
**Econometricians fall under the ANZSCO Unit Group 2243 Economists
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
Registration or licensing may be required.