139111 Commissioned Defence Force Officer

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Commissioned Defence Force Officer
Skill Assessing Authority: 
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme: 
LMT Protected Occupation: 
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 


Provides high level management to support the running of an organisational unit within the Australian or New Zealand Defence Forces.
This occupation includes the following ranks:
Air Force: Flight Lieutenant, Flying Officer, Pilot Officer, Squadron Leader
Army: Captain, Lieutenant, Major, Second Lieutenant
Navy: Lieutenant, Lieutenant Commander, Midshipman, Sub Lieutenant
This occupation excludes Commissioned Defence Force Officers performing duties for which there is a civilian equivalent. These officers are included with the civilian occupation, for example, Nursing Officers are included in Unit Group 2544 Registered Nurses, in Occupation

ANZSCO Skill Level: 

1391 Commissioned Officers (Management)

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Commissioned Officers (Management)
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 


COMMISSIONED OFFICERS (MANAGEMENT) provide high level management to support the running of organisational, geographical and operational units and sections within the defence forces and fire and police services.
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:

establishing administrative and operational procedures by taking account of the organisation's operating environment
making policy decisions and accepting responsibility for operations, performance of staff, achievement of targets and adherence to budgets, standards and procedures
establishing lines of control and delegating responsibilities to subordinate staff
representing the organisation in dealings with other organisations and the public
controlling the collection and interpretation of management information to monitor performance
controlling the use of, and accounting for, the assets and facilities of the organisation
preparing budgets and other management plans
preparing reports, authorising the release of information, and handling public relations activities

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
2 086.40