272211 Minister of Religion

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
272211
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Minister of Religion
Skill Assessing Authority: 
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
No
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
Yes
494: 
No
Caveat Reference: 
LMT Protected Occupation: 
No
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 

272211 MINISTER OF RELIGION

Performs spiritual functions associated with beliefs and practices of a religious faith, and provides motivation, guidance and training in religious life for the people of a congregation or parish, and the wider community. This occupation requires high levels of personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience. Registration or licensing may be required.
Skill Level: 1
Specialisations:
Aboriginal Ceremonial Celebrant (Aus)
Chaplain
Imam
Monk
Priest
Rabbi
Salvation Army Officer

ANZSCO Skill Level: 
1

2722 Ministers of Religion

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
2722
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Ministers of Religion
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 

2722 MINISTERS OF RELIGION

MINISTERS OF RELIGION perform spiritual functions associated with beliefs and practices of religious faiths, and provide motivation, guidance and training in religious life for the people of congregations and parishes, and the wider community.
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. The occupation in this unit group requires high levels of personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Registration or licensing may be required.
Tasks Include:

preparing and conducting services of public worship and acknowledgments of faith
preparing and delivering sermons, homilies and special talks, and planning music for services
participating in the social and welfare activities of communities, encouraging people to be aware of their responsibilities, and organising participation in community projects
conducting classes of religious instruction, and supervising prayer and discussion groups, retreats and seminars
conducting premarital and family counselling and referring people to professional service agencies where necessary
performing marriages, funerals and special memorial services according to tradition and ecclesiastical and civil law
visiting members of the community in their homes, hospitals and other institutions to provide advice and religious comfort
keeping records as required by the church and civil law

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
810.10
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
478.00
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
689.60

Comments

Minister of Religion is specified as a skilled occupation only for the purposes of paragraph 2.72I(5)(ba) of the Regulations, and only in relation to an application for a Subclass 402 Training and Research visa. Minister of Religion is not specified as a skilled occupation in relation to any other visa subclass, despite paragraphs 2, 5, 6 and 8.