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ANZSCO 212499 - Registered Migration Australia

This occupation group covers journalists and other writers not elsewhere classified. In Australia journalists and other writers (nec) is a Skill Level 1 occupation.




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Journalists and Other Writers (nec) Occupation Lists
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Group: 2124 Journalists and Other Writers


Job Description - Registered Migration Australia

Journalists and other writers not elsewhere conduct classified research and compile news stories, write and edit news reports, commentaries and feature stories for presentation in print and electronic media, and compose written material to advertise goods and services.



  • determining advertising approach by consulting clients and management, and studying products to establish principal selling features
  • writing advertisements for press, radio, television, cinema screens, billboards, catalogues and shop displays
  • making decisions about the specific content of publications in conjunction with other senior editors and in accordance with editorial policies and guidelines
  • reviewing copy for publication to ensure conformity with accepted rules of grammar, style and format, coherence of story, and accuracy, legality and probity of content
  • collecting and analysing facts about newsworthy events from interviews, printed matter, investigations and observations
  • writing news reports, commentaries, articles and feature stories for newspapers, magazines, journals, television and radio on topics of public interest
  • researching and writing technical, information-based material and documentation for manuals, text books, handbooks and multimedia products
  • critically discussing daily news topics in the editorial columns of newspapers and reviewing books, films and plays


Skill Level
Most occupations in the journalists and other writers (nec) unit group (Group 2124) 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).

Occupations within the Journalists and other writers (nec) Group




Note: Whilst a similar occupation may appear in the journalist group if not specifically listed in the STSOL or MLTSSL the ANZSCO description should be used for reference purposes only.


English Requirement


  • IELTS result with a minimum score of 6 (L, R, W), 7 in speaking and 7 overall;
  • OET result with a minimum grade B in all sections;
  • TOEFL iBT with a minimum score (L:12 R:13 W:21 S:23 overall L93);
  • PTE Academic with a minimum score of 50 (L, R, W), 65 in speaking and 65 overall


  • Australian Graduate exceptions apply in some states/territories
  • Priority Skilled Lists may apply a specific requirement in some states/territories
  • Countries exempt from submitting IELTS or OET include the UK; Canada; New Zealand; US; and Ireland


Where mandatory licensing or registration is required you must demonstrate a level of English either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS, or equivalent, whichever is higher.



Assessment Authority


  • Journalists and Other Writers (nec) is currently assessed with VETASSESS; more info regarding assessment bodies.


Average Income

The average salary for a Journalists and Other Writers (nec) in Australia is $ 85,780 for male employees and $ 67,711 for female employees per year. Average Age: Males: 43.9 Females: 35.9 Persons: 39.3

Source: (Group 2124) Journalists and other writers - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016



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