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Management Consultant Skills Assessment

  • Are you an experienced management consultant?
  • Under the age of 45?
  • Fluent in English and in good health?


You could be eligible to live and work in Australia! Continue reading to discover:

  • The criteria to meet to emigrate to Australia
  • What Australia expects of you
  • The immigration process to follow


ANZSCO – The first piece of the puzzle

ANZSCO stands for ‘Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations’.


It’s a system within the skilled migration program that sets the standards for the skills and work experience that visa applicants must meet to work in specific occupation in Australia or New Zealand.


Further to this, ANZSCO sets out the tasks that visa applicants must be able to perform as part of their everyday duties.


In other words, ANZSCO determines the most important requirements you must meet in order to qualify to apply for a skilled migrant visa.


The skilled occupation lists within ANZSCO

Australia has three skills shortage lists. These lists contain all the occupations in Australia that is in need from overseas because there is a shortage of talent in the country.


Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)
Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)
Regional Occupational List (ROL)
The good news is that Management Consultants are on the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)!


This means the Australian government is happy with Australian companies hiring management consultants from overseas, albeit subject to strict requirements.


Please note: Australia has also created a temporary skilled occupation list in response to COVID-19 called the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL).


What are the requirements?

Each occupation on a skills shortage list has an ANZSCO code assigned to it. This code determines the requirements a visa applicant must meet, specifically skill level and the tasks the applicant must be able to perform.


There are also additional requirements, as determined by the Australian Department of Home Affairs, which include but are not limited to criteria around:


  • Age
  • English language competency
  • Qualifications


Next we’ll take a detailed look at all of these requirements.




The ANZSCO code assigned to management consultants is 224711. This code gives us more details about the criteria management consultants have to meet in order to qualify to emigrate to Australia.


The first thing we look at is the group that management consultants fall under:


Major Group: 2 – Professionals | Sub-Major Group: 22 – Business, Human Resource and Marketing Professionals | Minor Group: 224 – Information and Organisation Professionals | Unit Group: 2247 – Management and Organisational Analysts


As you can see there are four groups showing how the code is made up – we are mostly interested in the code (224711) which is specific to management consultants.


Please note: ICT Business Analysts are excluded from this unit group. ICT Business Analysts are included in Unit Group 2611 ICT Business and Systems Analysts.


Description of Role

This part of the ANZSCO criteria lays out a broad description of what a management consultant is supposed to be able to do:


Assist organisations to achieve greater efficiency and solve organisational problems, and study organisational structures, methods, systems and procedures.


Required Skill Level


Management consultants is a Skill Level 1, which means you must have a level of skill comparable with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In the absence of a formal qualification, at least five years of relevant experience may act as a substitute.


In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.




When applying for emigration as a management consultant, you must be able to demonstrate or prove that you can perform the majority of the tasks below:


  • Assisting and encouraging the development of objectives, strategies and plans aimed at achieving customer satisfaction and the efficient use of organisations’ resources
  • Discussing business and organisational shortcomings with clients
  • Analysing and evaluating current systems and structures
  • Discussing current systems with staff and observing systems at all levels of organisation
  • Directing clients towards more efficient organisation and developing solutions to organisational problems
  • Undertaking and reviewing work studies by analysing existing and proposed methods and procedures such as administrative and clerical procedures
  • Recording and analysing organisations’ work flow charts, records, reports, manuals and job descriptions
  • Preparing and recommending proposals to revise methods and procedures, alter work flows, redefine job functions and resolve organisational problems
  • Assisting in implementing approved recommendations, issuing revised instructions and procedure manuals, and drafting other documentation
  • Reviewing operating procedures and advising of departures from procedures and standards


Job First?


Many people mistakenly think that finding a job is the first step when immigrating.


In fact, the first step should always be an immigration assessment to see if you have the necessary skills, qualifications and experience to live and work in Australia.


Why do we say this?


  1. If you don’t meet the requirements for skilled migration, you won’t be able to apply for a visa.
  2. Doing an assessment first and knowing for sure that you’re eligible for immigration enables you to job hunt with confidence. Employers are much more likely to extend job offers if they know that you can work in Australia.


The golden rule? Do an assessment, then find a job.