Statistician – ANZSCO 224113
- Statisticians design and apply statistical principles and techniques for collecting, organising and interpreting quantifiable data, and uses statistical methodologies to produce statistical reports and analyses for government, commercial and other purposes.
- Skill Level
Skills Assessment Requirement
Unless you are exempt in very limited circumstances, you are required to have a positive Skills Assessment to apply for the visas listed above.
Skills Assessment authority for Statistician is Vocational & Education Training Assessment (VETASSESS). To have a positive skills assessment, you must meet the following criteria:
- Qualification assessed at Australian Bachelor degree or higher in a highly relevant field of study AND at least one year of post-qualification highly relevant employment at an appropriate skill level in the last five years
- Applicants must meet both the qualification and employment requirements to obtain a positive skills assessment
- Highly relevant major fields of study include:
- Business/Financial Statistics
- Mathematical Statistics
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According to VETASSESS, some other qualifications including Business Analytics, Actuarial Studies, Data Science, Computer Science, Economics, Bioinformatics and Epidemiology may be considered to meet the qualification requirement. However, it should be noted that this is considered on a case-by-case basis if the course consists of sufficient subjects relating to the occupation of Statistician.
Potential Visa Pathways for Statistician
|ANZSCO||Occupation||Skills Assessment||189||190||485||491 (State)||491 (Family)||186 (Direct)||407 (Training)||494 (regional Sponsored)||482 (TSS Medium
Group: 2241 Actuaries, Mathematicians and Statisticians
- Develop and apply actuarial, mathematical, statistical and quantitative principles and techniques to solve problems in a range of fields such as business and finance, scientific and social research, and engineering.
Econometricians are excluded from this unit group. Econometricians are included in Unit Group 2243 Economists.
- Defining, analysing and solving complex financial and business problems relating to areas such as insurance premiums, annuities, superannuation funds, pensions and dividends
- Examining financial projections for general insurance companies, finance companies, government and other organisations
- Designing new types of policies, assessing risks and analysing investments in life insurance, superannuation funds, health insurance, friendly societies, financial markets and other areas
- Formulating mathematical models to simulate processes
- Applying models to experimental observations, and adjusting and recasting the models
- Using numerical analysis methods to develop algorithms and perform computations
- Liaising with management and clients to determine the subject or area to be surveyed or examined
- Specifying the data to be collected, and the methodology to be used in collection and analysis
- Evaluating and describing the reliability and utility of source information
- Analysing and interpreting data, and producing relevant statistics to describe and infer particular trends and patterns
- Skill Level
- Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher 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).
Registration or licensing may be required.
- Occupations in this Group
- 224111 Actuary
- 224112 Mathematician
- 224113 Statistician
How to calculate your points (skilled visas)
To apply for a skilled visa, you need to know how many points you can score. The minimum score to be eligible for application is 65 points. However, depending on your occupation, the competitiveness, and the states you are applying to, you might need to score more points to get an invite.
Points will be given to you based on the following:
- Educational Qualifications
- Points for Professional Year
- Points for NAATI- Credentialled Community Language
- Points for 2 Year Study
- Points for English
- Points for Regional Study
- Points for Work Experience
- Points for Specialist Educational Qualifications (STEM)
- Points for Partner
Click here to calculate your points.
This 189 visa allows you to live, work and study in Australia permanently. It is a points-tested visa. The minimum score to apply is 65 points. However, based on previous invitation rounds, you would need to achieve a higher score to have a better chance of obtaining an invitation.
In short, to be eligible for visa 189, you need to meet the following criteria:
Subclass 190 visa– Skilled Nominated Visa & Subclass 491 visa – Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa
To apply for visa subclass 190 and visa subclass 491, you need to have a nomination from the state/territory government where you want to live and work. Each State and Territory have individual requirements that must be met in order to receive nomination. (See below)
Another difference between the 190 and 491 visa is that you can only apply for visa subclass 491 if you are living and working in regional areas in Australia, while it is not a requirement if you are applying for the 190 visa.
In summary, to be eligible for 190 visa, you need to meet the following criteria:
To check if the state/ territory government requirements for your occupation, refer to the following links
Links to requirements
|New South Wales||
|Australian Capital Territory (ACT)|
The 485 visa is a work visa available to international students who have completed two years of study in Australia. It is an 18-month visa that has full work rights and full study rights. It also allows you to travel freely to and from Australia throughout the validity of the visa.
To be eligible for visa 485, you need to meet the following criteria:
If you have an employer who is willing to sponsor you, you may be eligible for a Subclass 186 visa. This visa is permanent and will allow you to live, work and study in Australia indefinitely. To be eligible for this visa, you need to have at least 3 years of working experience in your nominated occupation and a positive skills assessment. Alternatively, if you are a holder of a Subclass 457 or TSS visa, you can apply for Subclass 186 after working for your employer for at least 3 years under the Temporary Residence Transition stream.
The 407 visa a short stay visa for individuals to participate in occupational training or professional development in Australia. This visa is generally valid to stay in Australia for 2 years. Please note this visa is subject to condition 8102 which forbids work apart from the training that is specified in the visa application. You are also required to maintain health insurance whilst in Australia.
To be eligible for visa 407, you need to meet the following criteria:
You can apply for subclass 494 if you have a regional employer who is willing to sponsor you. To be eligible for this visa, you must have at least 3 years of working experience in your nominated occupation and have a relevant skills assessment. With this visa, there is a requirement that you must work for the employer who is sponsoring you.
This visa provides pathway to permanent residency through the 191 visa.
The Subclass 482 visa is a Temporary Skill Shortage visa that requires a sponsorship from an Australian employer. This visa allows to your live and work in Australia for up to 4 years. You may apply for as many 482 visas as you want, as long as the employer is willing to sponsor you.
Study Pathways to Statistician
Statisticians apply expertise in statistical analysis techniques to produce statistical reports and analyses for government, commercial and other purposes. They oversee the design of studies and data collection activities then provide their data analysis to their organisation as the basis for future decision making. To become a Statistician, formal qualifications are required. Postgraduate studies are common.
Bachelor of Mathematics or Bachelor of Statistics
- Duration: 3 years
- Total Course Cost Approx: $98,100 AUD
- Completed Australian secondary education or equivalent
- Academic entry requirements – specific criteria apply dependent on the qualification obtained in your home country
- Completion of previous studies in Mathematics Advanced or Specialist
- English proficiency requirement – IELTS 6.5 with no band less than 6.0
- Bachelor of Science
- Graduate Diploma of Data Science
- Graduate Certificate of Biostatistics