ANZSCO Job Descriptons

Member of Parliament – ANZSCO 111312


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

Skill Level


Alternative Titles
  • Parliamentarian
  • Chief Minister (Aus)
  • Government Minister
  • Member of the Legislative Assembly (Aus)
  • Member of the Legislative Council (Aus)
  • Premier (Aus)
  • Prime Minister
  • Senator (Aus)
Skills Assessment Authority
No caveats apply to this occupation.

Group: 1113 Legislators


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

  • 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
Skill Level

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).

Occupations in this Group
  • 111311 Local Government Legislator
  • 111312 Member of Parliament
  • 111399 Legislators nec
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