If a person has a skill assessment based on an ASCO code generally Immigration will accept that skills assessment for the comparable ANZCO.

By way of example VETASSESS states the following[16]:

  1. Will DIBP accept my VETASSESS Skills Assessment if it was issued in ASCO?

All visa applicants to DIBP under the skilled migration program now need to nominate an ANZSCO occupation. DIBP will accept a VETASSESS Skills Assessment with a nominated occupation in ASCO provided that there is a corresponding ANZSCO occupation which may still be nominated for migration purposes. Please check the schedules of occupations on the DIBP website at

Barbara Davidson