Member of Parliament – ANZSCO 111312

Member of Parliament represents the interests of people in a constituency as their elected member to national, state or territory parliament.
Skill Level
Alternative Titles
  • Parliamentarian
  • Chief Minister (Aus)
  • Government Minister
  • Member of the Legislative Assembly (Aus)
  • Member of the Legislative Council (Aus)
  • Premier (Aus)
  • Prime Minister
  • Senator (Aus)

Group: 1113 Legislators

Represent the interests of people in constituencies as elected members of national, state and territory parliaments and local government authorities.
  • Developing national, state, territory or local government policy, and formulating, amending and repealing legislation and by-laws
  • Helping constituents with a range of problems particularly with regard to matters concerning government and local agencies
  • Investigating matters of concern to the public and to particular persons and groups
  • Introducing proposals for government action and representing public and electoral interests
  • Issuing policy directions to government departments and exercising control over local government authorities
  • Attending community functions and meetings of local groups to provide service to the community, gauge public opinion and provide information on government plans
  • May serve as a member on parliamentary committees and inquiries
  • May present petitions on behalf of concerned groups
Skill Level
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).
Occupations in this Group
  • 111311 Local Government Legislator
  • 111312 Member of Parliament
  • 111399 Legislators nec

Job Outlook

  • Unavailable

    Weekly Earnings

  • 96%

    Work full time hours

  • Declining

    Growth expected in the next 5 years

  • 34% female

    Gender share

  • 62 hours

    Average full-time

  • Very High skill

    Skill level rating

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