Kia Ora Malkiat,
could you please explain what are low skilled jobs and what are medium and higher skilled jobs in healthcare?
And what are the deciding factors for a job to be in those categories please?. Does the organisation, the type of client we are dealing with( aged care/ disability/ intellectual disabilities etc) decide it or is it something else?
This classification of Skill levels of the roles is actual a policy (Essential Skills work visa policy) factor for Immigration New Zealand. I personally disagree that people should be labelled as low skilled. However, the Immigration criteria is following:
- Employment will be assessed as higher-skilled where the remuneration offered is $37.50 per hour or above, regardless of the ANZSCO occupation.
- Employment will be assessed as mid-skilled where:
- the remuneration offered is between $21.25 per hour and $37.49 per hour (inclusive); and
- the employment substantially matches the description for a skill level 1, 2 or 3 occupation as set out in the ANZSCO.
- Employment will be assessed as lower-skilled where:
- the remuneration offered is less than $21.25 per hour, regardless of the ANZSCO occupation; or
- the remuneration offered is less than $37.50 per hour and the employment substantially matches the description for a skill level 4 or 5 occupation as set out in the ANZSCO.
The type of clients or organisation doesn’t make any difference under Essential Skills work visa policy.