Though we try our best to provide at least one long-form example of any abbreviations we use on Getting Down Under. The following symbols and abbreviations may be used on our website.

If you are wondering what the abbreviation means, you’ll find more information below.

ABS Australian Bureau of Statistics
ANZSCO Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations First Edition
ANZSCO Revision 1 Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations First Edition Revision 1
AQF Australian Qualifications Framework
ASCO Australian Standard Classification of Occupations
CEDA Committee for Economic Development of Australia
GDU Getting Down Under :)
Aus GIS Australia geographic information system
ICT Information and Communication Technology
ILO International Labour Organization
ISCO International Standard Classification of Occupations
nec not elsewhere classified
nfd not further defined
NZ New Zealand
NZ Register New Zealand Register of Quality Assured Qualifications
NZSCO New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
Statistics NZ Statistics New Zealand
VAC Visa Application Charge