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Overview

All Legislators

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • 2,600 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 74% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 56 hours Average full-time
  • 53 years Average age
  • 41% female Gender Share

Legislators represent the interests of people in constituencies as elected members of national, state and territory parliaments and local government authorities.

You can work as a Legislator without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. University and Vocational Education and Training (VET) are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • 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

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Legislator without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. University and Vocational Education and Training (VET) are both common study pathways.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Business Services VET training pathways.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 11-1031.00 - Legislators.

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Values

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O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 11-1031.00 - Legislators.

All Legislators

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • 2,600 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 74% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 56 hours Average full-time
  • 53 years Average age
  • 41% female Gender Share

Legislators represent the interests of people in constituencies as elected members of national, state and territory parliaments and local government authorities.

You can work as a Legislator without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. University and Vocational Education and Training (VET) are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • 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

You can work as a Legislator without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. University and Vocational Education and Training (VET) are both common study pathways.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Business Services VET training pathways.

We're working on this content

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 11-1031.00 - Legislators.

We're working on this content.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 11-1031.00 - Legislators.
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