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

Occupation ANZSCO Code Assessing Authority
Construction Project Manager 133111 VETASSESS
Project Builder 133112 VETASSESS
Engineering Manager 133211 Engineers Australia​/AIM
Production Manager (Mining) 133513 VETASSESS
Child Care Centre Manager 134111 TRA
Medical Administrator 134211 VETASSESS
Nursing Clinical Director 134212 ANMAC
Primary Health Organisation Manager 134213 VETASSESS
Welfare Centre Manager 134214 ACWA/VETASSESS
Accountant (General) 221111 CPA/CA/IPA
Management Accountant 221112 CPA/CA/IPA
Taxation Accountant 221113 CPA/CA/IPA
External Auditor 221213 CPA/CA/IPA
Internal Auditor 221214 VETASSESS
Actuary 224111 VETASSESS
Land Economist 224511 VETASSESS
Valuer 224512 VETASSESS
Ship’s Engineer 231212 AMSA
Ship’s Master 231213 AMSA
Ship’s Officer 231214 AMSA
Architect 232111 AACA
Landscape Architect 232112 VETASSESS
Cartographer 232213 VETASSESS
Other Spatial Scientist 232214 VETASSESS
Surveyor 232212 SSSI
Chemical Engineer 233111 Engineers Australia
Materials Engineer 233112 Engineers Australia
Civil Engineer 233211 Engineers Australia
Geotechnical Engineer 233212 Engineers Australia
Quantity Surveyor 233213 AIQS
Structural Engineer 233214 Engineers Australia
Transport Engineer 233215 Engineers Australia
Electrical Engineer 233311 Engineers Australia
Electronics Engineer 233411 Engineers Australia
Industrial Engineer 233511 Engineers Australia
Mechanical Engineer 233512 Engineers Australia
Production or Plant Engineer 233513 Engineers Australia
Aeronautical Engineer 233911 Engineers Australia
Agricultural Engineer 233912 Engineers Australia
Biomedical Engineer 233913 Engineers Australia
Engineering Technologist 233914 Engineers Australia
Environmental Engineer 233915 Engineers Australia
Naval Architect 233916 Engineers Australia
Agricultural Consultant 234111 VETASSESS
Agricultural Scientist 234112 VETASSESS
Forester 234113 VETASSESS
Medical Laboratory Scientist 234611 AIMS​
Veterinarian 234711 AVBC
Physicist (Medical Physicist only) 234914 ACPSEM
Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher 241111 AITSL​
Secondary School Teacher 241411 AITSL​
Special Needs Teacher 241511 AITSL​
Teacher of the Hearing Impaired 241512 AITSL​
Teacher of the Sight Impaired 241513 AITSL​
Special Education Teachers nec 241599 AITSL​
Medical Diagnostic Radiographer 251211 AIR
Medical Radiation Therapist 251212 AIR
Nuclear Medicine Technologist 251213 ANZSNM
Sonographer 251214 AIR
Optometrist 251411 OCANZ
Orthotist or Prosthetist 251912 VETASSESS
Chiropractor 252111 CCEA
Osteopath 252112 ANZOC
Occupational Therapist 252411 OTC
Physiotherapist 252511 APC
Podiatrist 252611 APodCANZPAC
Audiologist 252711 VETASSESS
Speech Pathologist 252712 SPA
General Practitioner 253111 Medical Board of Australia
Anaesthetist 253211 Medical Board of Australia​
Specialist Physician (General Medicine) 253311 Medical Board of Australia​
Cardiologist 253312 Medical Board of Australia​
Clinical Haematologist 253313 Medical Board of Australia​
Medical Oncologist 253314 Medical Board of Australia​
Endocrinologist 253315 Medical Board of Australia​
Gastroenterologist 253316 Medical Board of Australia​
Intensive Care Specialist 253317 Medical Board of Australia​
Neurologist 253318 Medical Board of Australia​
Paediatrician 253321 Medical Board of Australia​
Renal Medicine Specialist 253322 Medical Board of Australia​
Rheumatologist 253323 Medical Board of Australia​
Thoracic Medicine Specialist 253324 Medical Board of Australia​
Specialist Physicians nec 253399 Medical Board of Australia​
Psychiatrist 253411 Medical Board of Australia​
Surgeon (General) 253511 Medical Board of Australia​
Cardiothoracic Surgeon 253512 Medical Board of Australia​
Neurosurgeon 253513 Medical Board of Australia​
Orthopaedic Surgeon 253514 Medical Board of Australia​
Otorhinolaryngologist 253515 Medical Board of Australia​
Paediatric Surgeon 253516 Medical Board of Australia​
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon 253517 Medical Board of Australia​
Urologist 253518 Medical Board of Australia​
Vascular Surgeon 253521 Medical Board of Australia​
Dermatologist 253911 Medical Board of Australia​
Emergency Medicine Specialist 253912 Medical Board of Australia​
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist 253913 Medical Board of Australia​
Ophthalmologist 253914 Medical Board of Australia​
Pathologist 253915 Medical Board of Australia​
Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist 253917 Medical Board of Australia​
Radiation Oncologist 253918 Medical Board of Australia​
Medical Practitioners nec 253999 Medical Board of Australia​
Midwife 254111 ANMAC​
Nurse Practitioner 254411 ANMAC​
Registered Nurse (Aged Care) 254412 ANMAC​
Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health) 254413 ANMAC​
Registered Nurse (Community Health) 254414 ANMAC​
Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) 254415
Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability) 254416 ANMAC​
Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation) 254417 ANMAC​
Registered Nurse (Medical) 254418 ANMAC​
Registered Nurse (Medical Practice) 254421 ANMAC​
Registered Nurse (Mental Health) 254422 ANMAC​
Registered Nurse (Perioperative) 254423 ANMAC​
Registered Nurse (Surgical) 254424 ANMAC​
Registered Nurse (Paediatrics) 254425 ANMAC​
Registered Nurses nec 254499 ANMAC​
ICT business Analyst 261111 ACS
Systems Analyst 261112 ACS
Analyst Programmer 261311 ACS
‘Developer Programmer 261312 ACS
Software Engineer 261313 ACS
Computer Network and Systems Engineer 263111 ACS
Telecommunications Engineer 263311 Engineers Australia​
Telecommunications Network Engineer 263312 Engineers Australia​
Barrister 271111 SLAA
Solicitor 271311 SLAA
Clinical Psychologist 272311 APS
Educational Psychologist 272312 APS
Organisational Psychologist 272313 APS
Psychotherapist 272314 VETASSESS
Psychologists nec 272399 APS
Social Worker 272511 AASW
Civil Engineering Draftsperson 312211 Engineers Australia​/VETASSESS
Civil Engineering Technician 312212 VETASSESS
Electrical Engineering Draftsperson 312311 Engineers Australia​
Electrical Engineering Technician 312312 TRA
Radio Communications Technician 313211 TRA
Telecommunications Field Engineer 313212 Engineers Australia​
Telecommunications Network Planner 313213 Engineers Australia​
Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist 313214 Engineers Australia​
Automotive Electrician 321111 TRA
Motor Mechanic (General) 321211 TRA
Diesel Motor Mechanic 321212 TRA
Motorcycle Mechanic 321213 TRA
Small Engine Mechanic 321214 TRA
Sheetmetal Trades Worker 322211 TRA
Metal Fabricator 322311 TRA
Pressure Welder 322312 TRA
Welder (First Class) 322313 TRA
Fitter (General) 323211 TRA
Fitter and Turner 323212 TRA
Fitter-Welder 323213 TRA
Metal Machinist (First Class) 323214 TRA
Locksmith 323313 TRA
​Panelbeater ​324111 ​TRA
Bricklayer 331111 TRA
Stonemason 331112 TRA
Carpenter and Joiner 331211 TRA
Carpenter 331212 TRA
Joiner 331213 TRA
Painting trades workers 332211 TRA
Glazier 333111 TRA
Fibrous Plasterer 333211 TRA
Solid Plasterer 333212 TRA
Wall and Floor Tiler 333411 TRA
Plumber (General) 334111 TRA
Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber 334112 TRA
Drainer 334113 TRA
Gasfitter 334114 TRA
Roof plumber 334115 TRA
Electrician (General) 341111 TRA
Electrician (Special Class) 341112 TRA
Lift Mechanic 341113 TRA
Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic 342111 TRA
Electrical Linesworker 342211 TRA
Technical Cable Jointer 342212 TRA
Electronic Equipment Trades Worker 342313 TRA
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General) 342314 TRA
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class) 342315 TRA
Chef*** 351311 TRA
​Cabinetmaker ​394111 ​TRA
Boat Builder and Repairer 399111 TRA
Shipwright 399112 TRA
  1. The acronyms used to refer to an Assessing Authority mean:
AACA Architects Accreditation Council of Australia Inc
AASW Australian Association of Social Workers
ACOPRA/APC Australian Council of Physiotherapy Regulating Authorities Ltd/Australian Physiotherapy Council
ACPSEM Australasian College of Physical Scientist and Engineers in Medicine
ACS Australian Computer Society
ACWA Australian Community Workers Association
ADC Australian Dental Council
AIM Australian Institute of Management
AIMS Australian Institute of Medical Scientists
AIQS Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
AIR Australian Institute of Radiography
AITSL Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership
AMSA Australian Maritime Safety Authority
ANMAC Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council
ANZOC Australian and New Zealand Osteopathic Council (name changed to Australasian Osteopathic Accreditation Council)
ANZSNM Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine
APharmC Australian Pharmacy Council
APodC/ANZPAC Australasian Podiatry Council/Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council Inc.
APS Australian Psychological Society
AVBC Australasian Veterinary Boards Council Inc.
CASA Civil Aviation Safety Authority
CCEA Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia Inc.
CPAA Certified Practising Accountants Australia
DAA Dieticians Association of Australia
EngineersAustralia Institution of Engineers, Australia
CA Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
IPA Institute of Public Accountants
NAATI National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters
OCANZ Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand
OTC Occupational Therapy Council
SLAA State Legal Admission Authority
SPA Speech Pathology Association of Australia
SSSI Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute
TRA Trades Recognition Australia
VETASSESS Vocational 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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