LEGISLATORS represent the interests of people in constituencies as elected members of national, state and territory parliaments and local government authorities.
Indicative Skill Level
ANZSCO Skill Level: 1
In Australia and New Zealand, the majority of 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).
- 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
Occupations in this group:
（1）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.
Specialisations: Community Board Member (NZ)、Mayor
（2）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.
Specialisations: Chief Minister、Government Minister、Member of the Legislative Assembly、Member of the Legislative Council、Premier、Prime Minister、Senator
（3）111399 LEGISLATORS NEC
This occupation group covers Legislators not elsewhere classified.
Occupations in this group include: Aboriginal Community Council Member、Councillor, Aboriginal Land Council
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