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An occupation is defined as a set of jobs whose main tasks? and duties? are characterised by a high degree of similarity. A person may be associated with an occupation through the main job currently held, a second job or a job previously held.
Source: UNEVOC, UN

A set of jobs or occupational specialisations where the main tasks and duties are characterised by a high degree of similarity (skill specialisation) and are grouped together on the OFO as an occupation; occupations include trades and professions.
Source: SAQUA, South Africa

A set of jobs whose main tasks and duties are characterized by a high degree of similarity.
Source: TESDA, Philippines


Occupation in Demand

(also called Demanded Occupation) An occupation in which there is an actual or expected shortage of qualified workers.
Source: Wahba, Egypt

An occupation in which there is an actual or expected shortage of qualified workers. The concept is currently used for awarding extra points for people wishing to migrate to Australia under the General Skilled Migration Programme.
Source: NCVER1, Australia


Emerging occupation

A new occupation or one that consists of a new combination of existing skills and knowledge for which there is considerable existing or projected demand.
Source: NCVER1, Australia




page date 2014-01-13

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