Statistics New Zealand has engaged with the dairy sector and developed new task descriptions for three dairy roles that sit under the occupation of Dairy Cattle Farmer (121313) in the Australia and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO). The three new sub category roles are:
Immigration Instructions have been updated (Amendment Circular 2021-02) so that Immigration Officers must make an assessment based on the immigration-specific view of ANZSCO provided by Statistics New Zealand for all Dairy Cattle Farmer roles under occupation code 121313, with effect from 15 February 2021.
The updated task descriptions will be used when undertaking a substantial match assessment and assessing whether an applicant is suitably qualified for these roles under both Essential Skills work visa and the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) resident instructions.
Given that the above dairy roles are all skill level 1-3, applicants for the SMC may be eligible for points for skilled employment, subject to meeting remuneration and other requirements.
These changes apply to applications made from 15 February 2021 onwards.
With the exception of the three dairy occupations noted above, INZ will continue to refer to ANZSCO version 1.2 when assessing residence and temporary entry applications. The pay rate will continue to be used when determining the duration of Essential Skill work visas.