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).
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