111311 Local Government Legislator

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
111311
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Local Government Legislator
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
No
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
No
Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme: 
Yes
LMT Protected Occupation: 
No
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 

111311 LOCAL GOVERNMENT LEGISLATOR

Alternative Titles:
Alderman (Aus)
Councillor

Represents the interests of people in a constituency as their elected member of a local government authority.
Skill Level: 1
Specialisations:
Community Board Member (NZ)
Mayor

ANZSCO Skill Level: 
1

1113 Legislators

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
1113
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Legislators
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 

1113 LEGISLATORS

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).

Tasks Include:

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