Australia-Skilled Occupations List

Australia-Skilled Occupations List (SOL)

You must nominate an occupation from the Skilled Occupations List (SOL) if you are applying for an Independent or Family Sponsored Points Tested visa or a Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) – Graduate Work Stream.

Applicants who require a skills assessment as part of their visa application must contact a relevant assessing authority directly to obtain a skill assessment. The assessing authority will provide all necessary applications forms and associated information relating to the assessment.

There will be a charge by the assessing authorities for the assessment. After a review by the Department of Education and Training, a new SOL was introduced on 1 July 2016 with a number of changes to the occupations. Occupations being added to the SOL from 1 July 2016 were:

  • Orthotist or Prosthetist (ANZSCO 251912)
  • Audiologist (ANZSCO 252711).

Occupations removed from the SOL on 1 July 2016 were:

  • Mining Engineer (Excluding Petroleum) (ANZSCO 233611)
  • Petroleum Engineer (ANZSCO 233612)
  • Metallurgist (ANZSCO 234912)
  • Environmental Health Officer (ANZSCO 251311)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Adviser (ANZSCO 251312)
  • Dental Hygienist (ANZSCO 411211)
  • Dental Prosthetist (ANZSCO 411212)
  • Dental Technician (ANZSCO 411213)
  • Dental Therapist (ANZSCO 411214).

The review of the SOL did not impact the composition of the Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL). As part of the annual SOL review, there are a number of occupations which are ‘flagged’ for possible removal in the future. Generally, occupations are flagged when there is emerging evidence of excess supply in the labour market.

However, consult with the immigration expert at IRA Immigration or DIBP (Department of Immigration and Border Protection) for latest status before choosing and applying under any of the below listed occupations.

Skilled Occupations List for applications made on or after 1 July 2016

OccupationANZSCO CodeAssessing Authority
Construction Project Manager133111VETASSESS
Project Builder133112VETASSESS
Engineering Manager133211Engineers Australia​/AIM
Production Manager (Mining)133513VETASSESS
Child Care Centre Manager134111TRA
Medical Administrator134211VETASSESS
Nursing Clinical Director134212ANMAC
Primary Health Organisation Manager134213VETASSESS
Welfare Centre Manager134214ACWA/VETASSESS
Accountant (General)221111CPA/CA/IPA
Management Accountant221112CPA/CA/IPA
Taxation Accountant221113CPA/CA/IPA
External Auditor221213CPA/CA/IPA
Internal Auditor221214VETASSESS
Land Economist224511VETASSESS
Ship’s Engineer231212AMSA
Ship’s Master231213AMSA
Ship’s Officer231214AMSA
Landscape Architect232112VETASSESS
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
Medical Laboratory Scientist234611AIMS​
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 nec241599AITSL​
Medical Diagnostic Radiographer251211AIR
Medical Radiation Therapist251212AIR
Nuclear Medicine Technologist251213ANZSNM
Orthotist or Prosthetist251912VETASSESS
Occupational Therapist252411OTC
Speech Pathologist252712SPA
General Practitioner253111Medical Board of Australia
Anaesthetist253211Medical Board of Australia​
Specialist Physician (General Medicine)253311Medical Board of Australia​
Cardiologist253312Medical Board of Australia​
Clinical Haematologist253313Medical Board of Australia​
Medical Oncologist253314Medical Board of Australia​
Endocrinologist253315Medical Board of Australia​
Gastroenterologist253316Medical Board of Australia​
Intensive Care Specialist253317Medical Board of Australia​
Neurologist253318Medical Board of Australia​
Paediatrician253321Medical Board of Australia​
Renal Medicine Specialist253322Medical Board of Australia​
Rheumatologist253323Medical Board of Australia​
Thoracic Medicine Specialist253324Medical Board of Australia​
Specialist Physicians nec253399Medical Board of Australia​
Psychiatrist253411Medical Board of Australia​
Surgeon (General)253511Medical Board of Australia​
Cardiothoracic Surgeon253512Medical Board of Australia​
Neurosurgeon253513Medical Board of Australia​
Orthopaedic Surgeon253514Medical Board of Australia​
Otorhinolaryngologist253515Medical Board of Australia​
Paediatric Surgeon253516Medical Board of Australia​
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon253517Medical Board of Australia​
Urologist253518Medical Board of Australia​
Vascular Surgeon253521Medical Board of Australia​
Dermatologist253911Medical Board of Australia​
Emergency Medicine Specialist253912Medical Board of Australia​
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist253913Medical Board of Australia​
Ophthalmologist253914Medical Board of Australia​
Pathologist253915Medical Board of Australia​
Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist253917Medical Board of Australia​
Radiation Oncologist253918Medical Board of Australia​
Medical Practitioners nec253999Medical Board of Australia​
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)254415
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 nec254499ANMAC​
ICT business Analyst261111ACS
Systems Analyst261112ACS
Analyst Programmer261311ACS
‘Developer Programmer261312ACS
Software Engineer261313ACS
Computer Network and Systems Engineer263111ACS
Telecommunications Engineer263311Engineers Australia​
Telecommunications Network Engineer263312Engineers Australia​
Clinical Psychologist272311APS
Educational Psychologist272312APS
Organisational Psychologist272313APS
Psychologists nec272399APS
Social Worker272511AASW
Civil Engineering Draftsperson312211Engineers Australia​/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
Metal Machinist (First Class)323214TRA
Carpenter and Joiner331211TRA
Painting trades workers332211TRA
Fibrous Plasterer333211TRA
Solid Plasterer333212TRA
Wall and Floor Tiler333411TRA
Plumber (General)334111TRA
Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber334112TRA
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
Boat Builder and Repairer399111TRA
  1. The acronyms used to refer to an Assessing Authority mean:
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)
ANZSNMAustralian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine
APharmCAustralian Pharmacy Council
APodC/ANZPACAustralasian 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
EngineersAustraliaInstitution of Engineers, Australia
CAChartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
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
  1. ANZSCOmeans the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and current as at 1 July 2013.
  2. nec means “not elsewhere classified”.
  3. *** indicates that the occupation excludes positions in fast food or takeaway food service.​


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