The Occupational Information Network (OIN) is a database of information about occupations that people who hold the position of occupational information officer work in.
The database is currently at capacity and is being used to track job vacancies and the number of people working in a particular occupation.
We’ve created a handy infographic to help explain how it works.OIN’s job vacancies are recorded in a spreadsheet which can be shared with other employers.
When you apply for a job, the employer can check the vacancies by checking the Occupational Classification table, which contains information about the position.
The Occupation Classification table is used to determine whether you can be a designated occupational information worker (DIO), a specialised position that requires a DIO certificate, or a member of a speciality or specialisation group.
The Occupational Classifications table shows the occupational classifications of all people working at a particular location.
For example, if you work in a bakery, you would be classified as a bakery employee, whereas a driver is a delivery driver.
The occupations in OIN are divided into occupational categories, such as service occupations, office workers, tradespeople and farm workers.
The occupations in each occupation group are broken down into different categories.
For example, the following table shows which occupations are covered by the DIO (specialised job) category, which is the lowest category.
Note that some occupations, such a delivery drivers, are classified as ‘specialised’ because they require specialised skills and knowledge.
Other occupations, like workers in a dairy farm, are not covered by this category, as these occupations are part of the general workforce.
The OIN website is currently in an offline version, so there are some gaps in the information provided.
We are actively working to fix the gaps, and we will update the information when the online version is up and running.
However, the Occupation Information Service is a useful tool that can be used to check the status of an occupation.
We’ve created an interactive map of the occupations in the database, so you can compare the information that is available with the information currently available.
This map shows the information available on the Occupations in Oins website.
There are a number of different ways that employers can find information about an occupation, including looking up the occupation itself or asking other employers about the occupation.
Occupational information can also be used in the context of a business.
For more information, you can contact the Occupant Information Service on 0161 928 1714, or go to www.oin.gov.au/os/occupant.htm.
Occupational Information Service – Occupational classification data in Oinas data source OIN source Reuters