The ‘New’ Skilled Occupation Lists

Skilled Occupations List

The new Skilled Occupation List (SOL), the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL), which became effective from 1st July 2017 is applied to the following subclasses:

  • Skilled Independent Subclass 189 Visa
  • Skilled Regional (Provisional) Subclass 489 Visa – Family nominated
  • Graduate Work stream Subclass 485 Visa

 

Applicant’s applying for a Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 visa, Skilled Regional Provisional Subclass 489 visa (State Nominated), Employer Nomination Scheme Subclass 186 visa, Temporary worker (skilled) Subclass 457 visa and Training Subclass 407 visa (Occupational Training Stream) must nominate an occupation on the Short Term Strategic Skills List (STSOL)

 

Please see below for details of your nominated occupation.

 

Medium and Long‑term Strategic Skills List

 

OccupationANZSCO codeAssessing authority
construction project manager133111VETASSESS
project builder133112VETASSESS
engineering manager133211(a) Engineers Australia; or

(b) AIM

child care centre manager134111TRA
medical administrator134211VETASSESS
nursing clinical director134212ANMAC
primary health organisation manager134213VETASSESS
welfare centre manager134214ACWA
accountant (general)221111(a) CPAA; or

(b) ICAA; or

(c) IPA

management accountant221112(a) CPAA; or

(b) IPA; or

(c) CAANZ

taxation accountant221113(a) CPAA; or

(b) IPA; or

(c) CAANZ

external auditor221213(a) CPAA; or

(b) IPA; or

(c) CAANZ

internal auditor221214VETASSESS
actuary224111VETASSESS
land economist224511VETASSESS
valuer224512VETASSESS
architect232111AACA
landscape architect232112VETASSESS
surveyor232212SSSI
cartographer232213VETASSESS
other spatial scientist232214VETASSESS
chemical engineer233111Engineers Australia
materials engineer233112Engineers Australia
civil engineer233211Engineers Australia
geotechnical engineer233212Engineers Australia
quantity surveyor233213AIQS
structural engineer233214Engineers Australia
transport engineer233215Engineers Australia
electrical engineer233311Engineers Australia
electronics engineer233411Engineers Australia
industrial engineer233511Engineers Australia
mechanical engineer233512Engineers Australia
production or plant engineer233513Engineers Australia
aeronautical engineer233911Engineers Australia
agricultural engineer233912Engineers Australia
biomedical engineer233913Engineers Australia
engineering technologist233914Engineers Australia
environmental engineer233915Engineers Australia
naval architect233916Engineers Australia
agricultural consultant234111VETASSESS
agricultural scientist234112VETASSESS
forester234113VETASSESS
medical laboratory scientist234611AIMS
veterinarian234711AVBC
physicist (medical physicist only)234914ACPSEM
early childhood (pre‑primary school) teacher241111AITSL
secondary school teacher241411AITSL
special needs teacher241511AITSL
teacher of the hearing impaired241512AITSL
teacher of the sight impaired241513AITSL
special education teachers (nec)241599AITSL
medical diagnostic radiographer251211ASMIRT
medical radiation therapist251212ASMIRT
nuclear medicine technologist251213ANZSNM
sonographer251214ASMIRT
optometrist251411OCANZ
orthotist or prosthetist251912AOPA
chiropractor252111CCEA
osteopath252112AOAC
occupational therapist252411OTC
physiotherapist252511APC
podiatrist252611(a) APodA; or

(b) ANZPAC

audiologist252711VETASSESS
speech pathologist252712SPA
general practitioner253111MedBA
specialist physician (general medicine)253311MedBA
cardiologist253312MedBA
clinical haematologist253313MedBA
medical oncologist253314MedBA
endocrinologist253315MedBA
gastroenterologist253316MedBA
intensive care specialist253317MedBA
neurologist253318MedBA
paediatrician253321MedBA
renal medicine specialist253322MedBA
rheumatologist253323MedBA
thoracic medicine specialist253324MedBA
specialist physicians (nec)253399MedBA
psychiatrist253411MedBA
surgeon (general)253511MedBA
cardiothoracic surgeon253512MedBA
neurosurgeon253513MedBA
orthopaedic surgeon253514MedBA
otorhinolaryngologist253515MedBA
paediatric surgeon253516MedBA
plastic and reconstructive surgeon253517MedBA
urologist253518MedBA
vascular surgeon253521MedBA
dermatologist253911MedBA
emergency medicine specialist253912MedBA
obstetrician and gynaecologist253913MedBA
ophthalmologist253914MedBA
pathologist253915MedBA
diagnostic and interventional radiologist253917MedBA
radiation oncologist253918MedBA
medical practitioners (nec)253999MedBA
midwife254111ANMAC
nurse practitioner254411ANMAC
registered nurse (aged care)254412ANMAC
registered nurse (child and family health)254413ANMAC
registered nurse (community health)254414ANMAC
registered nurse (critical care and emergency)254415ANMAC
registered nurse (developmental disability)254416ANMAC
registered nurse (disability and rehabilitation)254417ANMAC
registered nurse (medical)254418ANMAC
registered nurse (medical practice)254421ANMAC
registered nurse (mental health)254422ANMAC
registered nurse (perioperative)254423ANMAC
registered nurse (surgical)254424ANMAC
registered nurse (paediatrics)254425ANMAC
registered nurses (nec)254499ANMAC
ICT business analyst261111ACS
systems analyst261112ACS
analyst programmer261311ACS
developer programmer261312ACS
software engineer261313ACS
ICT security specialist262112ACS
computer network and systems engineer263111ACS
telecommunications engineer263311Engineers Australia
telecommunications network engineer263312Engineers Australia
barrister271111a legal admissions authority of a State or Territory
solicitor271311a legal admissions authority of a State or Territory
clinical psychologist272311APS
educational psychologist272312APS
organisational psychologist272313APS
psychologists (nec)272399APS
social worker272511AASW
civil engineering draftsperson312211(a) Engineers Australia; or

(b) VETASSESS

civil engineering technician312212VETASSESS
electrical engineering draftsperson312311Engineers Australia
electrical engineering technician312312TRA
radio communications technician313211TRA
telecommunications field engineer313212Engineers Australia
telecommunications network planner313213Engineers Australia
telecommunications technical officer or technologist313214Engineers Australia
automotive electrician321111TRA
motor mechanic (general)321211TRA
diesel motor mechanic321212TRA
motorcycle mechanic321213TRA
small engine mechanic321214TRA
sheetmetal trades worker322211TRA
metal fabricator322311TRA
pressure welder322312TRA
welder (first class)322313TRA
fitter (general)323211TRA
fitter and turner323212TRA
fitter‑welder323213TRA
metal machinist (first class)323214TRA
locksmith323313TRA
panelbeater324111TRA
bricklayer331111TRA
stonemason331112TRA
carpenter and joiner331211TRA
carpenter331212TRA
joiner331213TRA
painting trades worker332211TRA
glazier333111TRA
fibrous plasterer333211TRA
solid plasterer333212TRA
wall and floor tiler333411TRA
plumber (general)334111TRA
airconditioning and mechanical services plumber334112TRA
drainer334113TRA
gasfitter334114TRA
roof plumber334115TRA
electrician (general)341111TRA
electrician (special class)341112TRA
lift mechanic341113TRA
airconditioning and refrigeration mechanic342111TRA
electrical linesworker342211TRA
technical cable jointer342212TRA
electronic equipment trades worker342313TRA
electronic instrument trades worker (general)342314TRA
electronic instrument trades worker (special class)342315TRA
chef351311TRA
cabinetmaker394111TRA
boat builder and repairer399111TRA
shipwright399112TRA

 

Short Term Strategic Skills List

OccupationANZSCO codeAssessing authority
aquaculture farmer121111VETASSESS
cotton grower121211VETASSESS
flower grower121212VETASSESS
fruit or nut grower121213VETASSESS
grain, oilseed or pasture grower (Aus) / field crop grower (NZ)121214VETASSESS
grape grower121215VETASSESS
mixed crop farmer121216VETASSESS
sugar cane grower121217VETASSESS
vegetable grower (Aus) / market gardener (NZ)121221VETASSESS
crop farmers (nec)121299VETASSESS
apiarist121311VETASSESS
beef cattle farmer121312VETASSESS
dairy cattle farmer121313VETASSESS
horse breeder121316VETASSESS
mixed livestock farmer121317VETASSESS
pig farmer121318VETASSESS
poultry farmer121321VETASSESS
sheep farmer121322VETASSESS
livestock farmers (nec)121399VETASSESS
mixed crop and livestock farmer121411VETASSESS
sales and marketing manager131112AIM
advertising manager131113AIM
corporate services manager132111VETASSESS
finance manager132211(a) CPAA; or

(b) IPA; or

(c) CAANZ

human resource manager132311AIM
research and development manager132511VETASSESS
manufacturer133411VETASSESS
production manager (forestry)133511VETASSESS
production manager (manufacturing)133512VETASSESS
production manager (mining)133513VETASSESS
supply and distribution manager133611AIM
health and welfare services managers (nec)134299VETASSESS
school principal134311VETASSESS
education managers (nec)134499VETASSESS
ICT project manager135112ACS
ICT managers (nec)135199ACS
arts administrator or manager139911VETASSESS
laboratory manager139913VETASSESS
quality assurance manager139914VETASSESS
specialist managers (nec) except:

(a) ambassador; or

(b) archbishop; or

(c) bishop

139999VETASSESS
cafe or restaurant manager141111VETASSESS
hotel or motel manager141311VETASSESS
accommodation and hospitality managers (nec)141999VETASSESS
hair or beauty salon manager142114VETASSESS
post office manager142115VETASSESS
fitness centre manager149112VETASSESS
sports centre manager149113VETASSESS
customer service manager149212VETASSESS
conference and event organiser149311VETASSESS
transport company manager149413VETASSESS
facilities manager149913VETASSESS
dancer or choreographer211112VETASSESS
music director211212VETASSESS
music professionals (nec)211299VETASSESS
photographer211311VETASSESS
visual arts and crafts professionals (nec)211499VETASSESS
artistic director212111VETASSESS
book or script editor212212VETASSESS
director (film, television, radio or stage)212312VETASSESS
film and video editor212314VETASSESS
program director (television or radio)212315VETASSESS
stage manager212316VETASSESS
technical director212317VETASSESS
video producer212318VETASSESS
copywriter212411VETASSESS
newspaper or periodical editor212412VETASSESS
print journalist212413VETASSESS
technical writer212415VETASSESS
television journalist212416VETASSESS
journalists and other writers (nec)212499VETASSESS
company secretary221211VETASSESS
commodities trader222111VETASSESS
finance broker222112VETASSESS
insurance broker222113VETASSESS
financial brokers (nec)222199VETASSESS
financial market dealer222211VETASSESS
stockbroking dealer222213VETASSESS
financial dealers (nec)222299VETASSESS
financial investment adviser222311VETASSESS
financial investment manager222312VETASSESS
recruitment consultant223112VETASSESS
ICT trainer223211ACS
mathematician224112VETASSESS
gallery or museum curator224212VETASSESS
health information manager224213VETASSESS
records manager224214VETASSESS
librarian224611VETASSESS
management consultant224711VETASSESS
organisation and methods analyst224712VETASSESS
patents examiner224914VETASSESS
information and organisation professionals (nec)224999VETASSESS
advertising specialist225111VETASSESS
marketing specialist225113VETASSESS
ICT account manager225211VETASSESS
ICT business development manager225212VETASSESS
ICT sales representative225213VETASSESS
public relations professional225311VETASSESS
technical sales representatives (nec) including education sales representatives225499VETASSESS
aeroplane pilot231111CASA
flying instructor231113VETASSESS
helicopter pilot231114CASA
fashion designer232311VETASSESS
industrial designer232312VETASSESS
jewellery designer232313VETASSESS
graphic designer232411VETASSESS
illustrator232412VETASSESS
web designer232414VETASSESS
interior designer232511VETASSESS
urban and regional planner232611VETASSESS
wine maker234213VETASSESS
geologist234411VETASSESS
primary school teacher241213AITSL
middle school teacher (Aus) / intermediate school teacher (NZ)241311AITSL
education adviser249111VETASSESS
art teacher (private tuition)249211VETASSESS
dance teacher (private tuition)249212VETASSESS
music teacher (private tuition)249214VETASSESS
private tutors and teachers (nec)249299VETASSESS
teacher of English to speakers of other languages249311VETASSESS
dietitian251111DAA
nutritionist251112VETASSESS
occupational health and safety adviser251312VETASSESS
orthoptist251412VETASSESS
hospital pharmacist251511APharmC
industrial pharmacist251512VETASSESS
retail pharmacist251513APharmC
health promotion officer251911VETASSESS
health diagnostic and promotion professionals (nec)251999VETASSESS
acupuncturist252211Chinese Medicine Board of Australia
naturopath252213VETASSESS
traditional Chinese medicine practitioner252214Chinese Medicine Board of Australia
complementary health therapists (nec)252299VETASSESS
dental specialist252311ADC
dentist252312ADC
resident medical officer253112MedBA
anaesthetist253211MedBA
nurse educator254211ANMAC
nurse researcher254212ANMAC
nurse manager254311ANMAC
web developer261212ACS
software tester261314ACS
database administrator262111ACS
systems administrator262113ACS
network administrator263112ACS
network analyst263113ACS
ICT quality assurance engineer263211ACS
ICT support engineer263212ACS
ICT systems test engineer263213ACS
ICT support and test engineers (nec)263299ACS
judicial and other legal professionals (nec)271299VETASSESS
careers counsellor272111VETASSESS
drug and alcohol counsellor272112VETASSESS
family and marriage counsellor272113VETASSESS
rehabilitation counsellor272114VETASSESS
student counsellor272115VETASSESS
counsellors (nec)272199VETASSESS
interpreter272412NAATI
social professionals (nec)272499VETASSESS
recreation officer272612VETASSESS
welfare worker272613ACWA
agricultural technician311111VETASSESS
anaesthetic technician311211VETASSESS
cardiac technician311212VETASSESS
medical laboratory technician311213AIMS
pharmacy technician311215VETASSESS
medical technicians (nec)311299VETASSESS
meat inspector311312VETASSESS
primary products inspectors (nec)311399VETASSESS
chemistry technician311411VETASSESS
earth science technician311412VETASSESS
life science technician311413VETASSESS
science technicians (nec)311499VETASSESS
architectural draftsperson312111VETASSESS
building associate312112VETASSESS
building inspector312113VETASSESS
architectural, building and surveying technicians (nec)312199VETASSESS
mechanical engineering technician312512TRA
metallurgical or materials technician312912VETASSESS
mine deputy312913VETASSESS
hardware technician313111TRA
ICT customer support officer313112TRA
web administrator313113ACS
ICT support technicians (nec)313199TRA
farrier322113TRA
aircraft maintenance engineer (avionics)323111TRA
aircraft maintenance engineer (mechanical)323112TRA
aircraft maintenance engineer (structures)323113TRA
textile, clothing and footwear mechanic323215TRA
metal fitters and machinists (nec)323299TRA
precision instrument maker and repairer323314TRA
watch and clock maker and repairer323316TRA
toolmaker323412TRA
vehicle body builder324211TRA
vehicle trimmer324212TRA
roof tiler333311TRA
business machine mechanic342311TRA
cabler (data and telecommunications)342411TRA
telecommunications linesworker342413TRA
baker351111TRA
pastrycook351112TRA
butcher or smallgoods maker351211TRA
cook351411TRA
dog handler or trainer361111VETASSESS
animal attendants and trainers (nec)361199VETASSESS
veterinary nurse361311VETASSESS
florist362111TRA
gardener (general)362211TRA
arborist362212TRA
landscape gardener362213TRA
greenkeeper362311TRA
hairdresser391111TRA
print finisher392111TRA
printing machinist392311TRA
dressmaker or tailor393213TRA
upholsterer393311TRA
furniture finisher394211TRA
wood machinist394213TRA
wood machinists and other wood trades workers (nec)394299TRA
chemical plant operator399211TRA
power generation plant operator399213TRA
library technician399312VETASSESS
jeweller399411TRA
camera operator (film, television or video)399512TRA
make up artist399514TRA
sound technician399516TRA
performing arts technicians (nec)399599VETASSESS
signwriter399611TRA
ambulance officer411111VETASSESS
intensive care ambulance paramedic411112VETASSESS
dental technician411213TRA
diversional therapist411311VETASSESS
enrolled nurse411411ANMAC
massage therapist411611VETASSESS
community worker411711ACWA
disabilities services officer411712VETASSESS
family support worker411713VETASSESS
residential care officer411715VETASSESS
youth worker411716ACWA
diving instructor (open water)452311VETASSESS
gymnastics coach or instructor452312VETASSESS
horse riding coach or instructor452313VETASSESS
snowsport instructor452314VETASSESS
swimming coach or instructor452315VETASSESS
tennis coach452316VETASSESS
other sports coach or instructor452317VETASSESS
sports development officer452321VETASSESS
footballer452411VETASSESS
sportspersons (nec)452499VETASSESS
contract administrator511111VETASSESS
program or project administrator511112VETASSESS
insurance loss adjuster599612VETASSESS
insurance agent611211VETASSESS
retail buyer639211VETASSESS

 

Acronym table

The acronyms used to refer to an Assessing Authority mean:

AcronymExpanded meanings
AACAArchitects Accreditation Council of Australia Inc
AASWAustralian Association of Social Workers
ACOPRA/APCAustralian Council of Physiotherapy Regulating Authorities Ltd/Australian Physiotherapy Council
ACPSEMAustralasian College of Physical Scientist and Engineers in Medicine
ACSAustralian Computer Society
ACWAAustralian Community Workers Association
ADCAustralian Dental Council
AIMAustralian Institute of Management
AIMSAustralian Institute of Medical Scientists
AIQSAustralian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
AIRAustralian Institute of Radiography
AITSLAustralian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership
AMSAAustralian Maritime Safety Authority
ANMACAustralian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council
ANZOCAustralian and New Zealand Osteopathic Council (Name changed to Australasian Osteopathic Accreditation Council from 6 August 2014)
ANZSNMAustralian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine
APharmCAustralian Pharmacy Council
APodC/ANZPACAustralian Podiatry Council/Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council Inc.
APSAustralian Psychological Society
AVBCAustralasian Veterinary Boards Council Inc.
CASACivil Aviation Safety Authority
CCEACouncil on Chiropractic Education Australasia Inc.
CPAACertified Practising Accountants Australia
DAADieticians Association of Australia
Engineers AustraliaInstitution of Engineers, Australia
ICAAInstitute of Chartered Accountants of Australia (Name changed to Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand from 31 December 2014)
IPAInstitute of Public Accountants
NAATINational Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters
OCANZOptometry Council of Australia and New Zealand
OTCOccupational Therapy Council
SLAAState Legal Admission Authority
SPASpeech Pathology Association of Australia
SSSISurveying and Spatial Sciences Institute
TRATrades Recognition Australia
VETASSESSVocational Education and Training Assessment Services