Health and Welfare Services Managers nec

ANZSCO Code: 134299

Health and Welfare Services Managers are responsible for planning, organizing, leading, and overseeing both the professional and administrative parts of health and welfare programs and services. This job includes managers who handle health and welfare services that don’t fit into other specific categories.

Health and Welfare Services Managers nec

Occupation Descriptions

Health and Welfare Services Managers are responsible for planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and coordinating the professional and administrative aspects of health and welfare programs and services. This job category includes Health and Welfare Services Managers who don’t fall into other specific classifications.

Jobs suitable under this ANZSCO code include:

  • Director of Pharmacy
  • Director of Physiotherapy Services
  • Director of Speech Pathology
  • Manager of Allied Health Services
  • Disability Services Program Manager

Occupations not considered suitable under this ANZSCO code:

  • Nurse Managers
  • Nursing Clinical Director
  • Medical Administrator
  • Primary Health Organization Manager
  • Welfare Centre Manager

These occupations are classified elsewhere in ANZSCO or are not at the required skill level.

Group allocation:

Health and Welfare Services Managers nec is a VETASSESS Group A occupation

This job requires a qualification equivalent to an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Bachelor’s degree or higher in a field closely related to the occupation. Applicants must also have at least one year of relevant post-qualification work experience at an appropriate skill level, completed within the last five years.

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Applicants will not meet the required skill level if:

  • Their qualifications are not at the required educational level
  • Their qualifications are not in a highly relevant field of study
  • Their work experience was completed before finishing their qualification

A positive assessment of both qualifications and employment is necessary for a successful Skills Assessment outcome.

** Highly relevant paid employment duration (20 hours or more per week): 

Applicants must have one year of post-qualification paid employment, working 20 hours or more per week, in a job highly relevant to the nominated occupation. This employment must be at an appropriate skill level and completed within the last five years before the date of application for a Skills Assessment.


Some occupations assessed by VETASSESS are listed as ‘nec,’ which stands for ‘not elsewhere classified.’ 

If you are nominating an occupation listed as ‘nec’ (not elsewhere classified) by VETASSESS, your qualifications and employment must be highly relevant to one of the occupation titles given in the ANZSCO description for that occupation. Specific job titles not found elsewhere in ANZSCO will be considered on a case-by-case basis, provided they are relevant to the ‘nec’ codes.

To be assessed against an ‘nec’ code, your occupation should generally be described as non-classified yet specialized or related to the ANZSCO Unit Group description. Your employment should not better match another ANZSCO code, whether assessed by VETASSESS or not.

When nominating an ‘nec’ occupation, consider whether your skills best fit this category by reviewing the sub-major group description. VETASSESS will evaluate on a case-by-case basis to determine if your employment is highly relevant to the classification. If your employment is highly relevant to another ANZSCO occupation, it cannot be assessed under an ‘nec’ classification, even if that occupation is not available for migration purposes.

Specializations within the Social Professionals ‘nec’ classification include, but are not limited to:

  • Anthropologist
  • Criminologist
  • Geographer
  • Heritage Consultant
  • Linguist
  • Parole Board Member
  • Political Scientist
  • Sociologist
  • Transport Analyst
  • Philosopher

Applicants should provide a cover letter that justifies their choice of an ‘nec’ category.

Qualification and Employment Criteria


To meet the qualification requirements, you need an AQF Bachelor degree or higher, including AQF Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral levels. Highly relevant major fields of study include:

  • Social Welfare
  • Health and Allied Health disciplines
  • Health Administration
  • Health Services Management

Degrees in Management or Business Administration may be considered on a case-by-case basis if the employment is assessed as highly relevant and at an appropriate skill level for this occupation.


Highly relevant tasks for this occupation include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing overall direction and management for the service, facility, organization, or center.
  • Developing, implementing, and monitoring procedures, policies, and standards for medical, nursing, allied health, and administrative staff.
  • Coordinating and administering health and welfare programs and clinical services.
  • Monitoring and evaluating resources devoted to health, welfare, recreation, housing, employment, training, and other community facilities and centers.
  • Controlling administrative operations such as budget planning, report preparation, and expenditure on supplies, equipment, and services.
  • Liaising with other health and welfare providers, boards, and funding bodies to discuss areas of health and welfare service cooperation and coordination.
  • Advising government bodies on measures to improve health and welfare services and facilities.
  • Representing the organization in negotiations, and at conventions, seminars, public hearings, and forums.
  • Controlling the selection, training, and supervision of staff.
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    Employment information

    Health and Welfare Service Managers can work in various sectors, including health care and social assistance, public administration and safety, and administrative and support services. Specific roles within this occupation include:

    • Director of Pharmacy: Responsible for overseeing all aspects of pharmacy services, both in in-patient and out-patient settings.
    • Director of Physiotherapy Services: Plans, organizes, directs, controls, and coordinates the delivery of all aspects of physiotherapy services.
    • Director of Speech Pathology: Plans, organizes, directs, controls, and coordinates the delivery of all aspects of speech pathology services.
    • Manager of Allied Health Services: Plans, organizes, directs, controls, and coordinates the delivery of all aspects of allied health services. Allied health practitioners are trained professionals who are not doctors, nurses, or dentists.
    • Disability Services Program Manager: Plans, organizes, directs, controls, and coordinates the delivery of all aspects of disability services programs.

    Supporting Material for Assessment

    When applying for a Skills Assessment, it’s crucial to provide ample evidence to support your proof of identity, qualifications, and employment claims. You can find a comprehensive list of required documents on the VETASSESS website under Eligibility Criteria.

    If you’re nominating for a managerial occupation, such as those mentioned earlier, you must submit an organizational chart. This chart should include:

    • The company letterhead
    • Your job position
    • The job positions of your superiors and subordinates, as well as all positions reporting to your immediate supervisor and your direct subordinates.

    The chart should also indicate the department’s location within the overall company structure.

    If obtaining an organizational chart from your employer is not feasible, you must provide a statutory declaration outlining the required information and the reasons for not being able to provide it.

    Applicants applying for this occupation should also include a cover letter justifying their rationale for choosing an ‘nec’ category.

    How to apply

    It sounds like you’re referring to VETASSESS, an organization responsible for assessing the skills, experience, and qualifications of professionals migrating to Australia. They evaluate individuals across 360 different professional occupations to ensure they meet the necessary standards for migration.

    1. Find

    Find the VETASSESS occupation that best matches your abilities and experience.

    2. Match

    Match your skills and experience to your chosen occupation.

    3. Prepare

    Get ready to apply by preparing all the information and documents you need. 

    4. Apply

    Apply online when you’re ready. If you’re still unsure, skills assessment support is available when you need it.