Skilled Occupation List – Latest


According to Australian Immigration law, if your visa application requires that you nominate an occupation, then it has to be one of the occupations listed in SOL or CSOL.

In this post, I will give you information about SOL, Skilled Occupation List.

Three visas that require occupation nominated from SOL

  • Skilled Independent points-based visa
  • A Family Sponsored Points Tested visa
  • Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) – Graduate Work stream.

If you’re applying for one of the three visas above and need skills assessment as part of the visa application, department of Immigration says that you must contact the respective assessing authority.

Because I am not a registered migration agent (RMA), I can’t give you any advice on your immigration matters without getting in trouble (if you seriously need advice from actual RMA, click here). So, I will stick to my non-advising agendas for this post…

Moving on…

As always, Dept of Education and Training reviewed the existing occupations in SOL this year as well. Then, it introduced a new SOL with a number of changes, effective 1 July 2016.

While some occupations were removed from the list, few were added as well. Let’s start with the addition..

New Occupations added to the SOL 

There were two new additions:

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

ANZSCO 251912 and ANZSCO 251912 are Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations.

Unfortunately, there were a lot more that were removed from the list. According to site, occupations are removed once there is emerging evidence of excess supply in the market.

So, bummer if you fall under these occupations…

Occupations removed from the SOL

  • 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).

And, now, the final agenda of this post…

Revised Skilled Occupation List (SOL)

If your occupation is on this list, contact the relevant authority, shown in the table as ASSESSING AUTHORITY in third column, for further information on skills assessment.

The reason I chose to put this information here is because I was devastated by what I saw on other sites that attempted to put this information. All this requires is a simple copy and paste job from the government site to your site.

I found screenshot images of the table (can you believe that?). Others were just really bad copy & paste job that was so hard to read. I mean,  how hard can it be to copy a table and paste it in a way it’s easy to read?

As you can see in my table below, you can sort the data by any of the columns. Not only that, you can skip everything and just type in your occupation in the search box…it doesn’t have to be hard…arrow

Data source:

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)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 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

Note: nec means “not elsewhere classified”

Note:  *** indicates that the occupation excludes positions in fast food or takeaway food service.

About the Author,person
Hey, This is Yogi. Thank you for visiting my site. I am an ex-Electrical Engineer. Recently moved to Melbourne after spending 15 years in USA. I am not a Migration Agent, but if you need help finding one, I can help you with that.


One thought on “Skilled Occupation List – Latest

  1. Bijaya Reply

    I m looking for this visa for my brother. Who is currently working in Kuwait as administration in commercial like to get a pr here

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