1113 Legislators

Legislators represent the interests of people in constituencies as elected members of national, state and territory parliaments and local government authorities.

Indicative Skill Level:

In Australia and New Zealand:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal 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).

Tasks Include:

  • developing national, state, territory or local government policy, and formulating, amending and repealing legislation and by-laws
  • helping constituents with a range of problems particularly with regard to matters concerning government and local agencies
  • investigating matters of concern to the public and to particular persons and groups
  • introducing proposals for government action and representing public and electoral interests
  • issuing policy directions to government departments and exercising control over local government authorities
  • attending community functions and meetings of local groups to provide service to the community, gauge public opinion and provide information on government plans
  • may serve as a member on parliamentary committees and inquiries
  • may present petitions on behalf of concerned groups


  • 111311 Local Government Legislator
  • 111312 Member of Parliament
  • 111399 Legislators nec

111311 Local Government Legislator

Alternative Titles:

  • Alderman
  • Councillor

Represents the interests of people in a constituency as their elected member of a local government authority.

Skill Level: 1


  • Community Board Member (NZ)
  • Mayor

111312 Member of Parliament

Alternative Title:

  • Parliamentarian

Represents the interests of people in a constituency as their elected member to national, state or territory parliament.

Skill Level: 1


  • Chief Minister
  • Government Minister
  • Member of the Legislative Assembly
  • Member of the Legislative Council
  • Premier
  • Prime Minister
  • Senator

111399 Legislators nec

This occupation group covers Legislators not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level: 1

Occupations in this group include:

  • Aboriginal Community Council Member
  • Councillor, Aboriginal Land Council
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