[Updated for 5th March 2019 changes – see summary of changes below the table]

If you are looking to migrate to Australia via the Australia skilled migration pathway, then depending on the visa you are applying for, you would need your occupation to fall under one of two lists.

Formerly know as the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) and Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL), they have now been revised and updated into the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL).

I encourage you to refer to the actual lists on the Federal Register of Legislation website as there may be changed to them by the time you read this article.

The format the lists are in, although easily understood by migration agents, legal professionals and the like, can be a bit confusing so we have simplified them.

If you think you have an occupation on the list below, please contact us as you may be eligible for an Australian skilled migrant visa.

ItemOccupationANZSCO code
1construction project manager133111
2engineering manager133211
3child care centre manager134111
4nursing clinical director134212
5primary health organisation manager134213
6welfare centre manager134214
7arts administrator or manager139911
8environmental manager139912
9dancer or choreographer211112
10music director211212
11musician (instrumental)211213
12artistic director212111
13accountant (general)221111
14management accountant221112
15taxation accountant221113
16external auditor221213
17internal auditor221214
18actuary224111
19statistician224113
20economist224311
21land economist224511
22valuer224512
23management consultant224711
24architect232111
25landscape architect232112
26surveyor232212
27cartographer232213
28other spatial scientist232214
29chemical engineer233111
30materials engineer233112
31civil engineer233211
32geotechnical engineer233212
33quantity surveyor233213
34structural engineer233214
35transport engineer233215
36electrical engineer233311
37electronics engineer233411
38industrial engineer233511
39mechanical engineer233512
40production or plant engineer233513
41mining engineer (excluding petroleum)233611
42petroleum engineer233612
43aeronautical engineer233911
44agricultural engineer233912
45biomedical engineer233913
46engineering technologist233914
47environmental engineer233915
48naval architect233916
49engineering professionals (nec)233999
50agricultural consultant234111
51agricultural scientist234112
52forester234113
53chemist234211
54food technologist234212
55environmental consultant234312
56environmental research scientist234313
57environmental scientist (nec)234399
58geophysicist234412
59hydrogeologist234413
60life scientist (general)234511
61biochemist234513
62biotechnologist234514
63botanist234515
64marine biologist234516
65microbiologist234517
66zoologist234518
67life scientists (nec)234599
68medical laboratory scientist234611
69veterinarian234711
70conservator234911
71metallurgist234912
72meteorologist234913
73physicist234914
74natural and physical science professionals (nec)234999
75early childhood (pre‑primary school) teacher241111
76secondary school teacher241411
77special needs teacher241511
78teacher of the hearing impaired241512
79teacher of the sight impaired241513
80special education teachers (nec)241599
81university lecturer242111
82medical diagnostic radiographer251211
83medical radiation therapist251212
84nuclear medicine technologist251213
85sonographer251214
86optometrist251411
87orthotist or prosthetist251912
88chiropractor252111
89osteopath252112
90occupational therapist252411
91physiotherapist252511
92podiatrist252611
93audiologist252711
94speech pathologist252712
95general practitioner253111
96specialist physician (general medicine)253311
97cardiologist253312
98clinical haematologist253313
99medical oncologist253314
100endocrinologist253315
101gastroenterologist253316
102intensive care specialist253317
103neurologist253318
104paediatrician253321
105renal medicine specialist253322
106rheumatologist253323
107thoracic medicine specialist253324
108specialist physicians (nec)253399
109psychiatrist253411
110surgeon (general)253511
111cardiothoracic surgeon253512
112neurosurgeon253513
113orthopaedic surgeon253514
114otorhinolaryngologist253515
115paediatric surgeon253516
116plastic and reconstructive surgeon253517
117urologist253518
118vascular surgeon253521
119dermatologist253911
120emergency medicine specialist253912
121obstetrician and gynaecologist253913
122ophthalmologist253914
123pathologist253915
124diagnostic and interventional radiologist253917
125radiation oncologist253918
126medical practitioners (nec)253999
127midwife254111
128nurse practitioner254411
129registered nurse (aged care)254412
130registered nurse (child and family health)254413
131registered nurse (community health)254414
132registered nurse (critical care and emergency)254415
133registered nurse (developmental disability)254416
134registered nurse (disability and rehabilitation)254417
135registered nurse (medical)254418
136registered nurse (medical practice)254421
137registered nurse (mental health)254422
138registered nurse (perioperative)254423
139registered nurse (surgical)254424
140registered nurse (paediatrics)254425
141registered nurses (nec)254499
142ICT business analyst261111
143systems analyst261112
144multimedia specialist261211
145analyst programmer261311
146developer programmer261312
147software engineer261313
148software and applications programmers (nec)261399
149ICT security specialist262112
150computer network and systems engineer263111
151telecommunications engineer263311
152telecommunications network engineer263312
153barrister271111
154solicitor271311
155clinical psychologist272311
156educational psychologist272312
157organisational psychologist272313
158psychologists (nec)272399
159social worker272511
160civil engineering draftsperson312211
161civil engineering technician312212
162electrical engineering draftsperson312311
163electrical engineering technician312312
164radio communications technician313211
165telecommunications field engineer313212
166telecommunications network planner313213
167telecommunications technical officer or technologist313214
168automotive electrician321111
169motor mechanic (general)321211
170diesel motor mechanic321212
171motorcycle mechanic321213
172small engine mechanic321214
173sheetmetal trades worker322211
174metal fabricator322311
175pressure welder322312
176welder (first class)322313
177fitter (general)323211
178fitter and turner323212
179fitter‑welder323213
180metal machinist (first class)323214
181locksmith323313
182panelbeater324111
183bricklayer331111
184stonemason331112
185carpenter and joiner331211
186carpenter331212
187joiner331213
188painting trades worker332211
189glazier333111
190fibrous plasterer333211
191solid plasterer333212
192wall and floor tiler333411
193plumber (general)334111
194airconditioning and mechanical services plumber334112
195drainer334113
196gasfitter334114
197roof plumber334115
198electrician (general)341111
199electrician (special class)341112
200lift mechanic341113
201airconditioning and refrigeration mechanic342111
202technical cable jointer342212
203electronic equipment trades worker342313
204electronic instrument trades worker (general)342314
205electronic instrument trades worker (special class)342315
206chef351311
207horse trainer361112
208cabinetmaker394111
209boat builder and repairer399111
210shipwright399112
211tennis coach452316
212footballer452411

Summary of changes to the MLTSSL – following occupations were added:

  • Arts Administrator or Manager (ANZSCO code 139911)
  • Dancer or Choreographer (ANZSCO code 211112)
  • Music Director (ANZSCO code 211212)
  • Artistic Director (ANZSCO code 212111)
  • Tennis Coach (ANZSCO code 452316)
  • Footballer (ANZSCO code 452411)
  • Environmental Manager (ANZSCO code 139912)
  • Musician (Instrumental) (ANZSCO code 211213)
  • Statistician (ANZSCO code 224113)
  • Economist (ANZSCO code 224311)
  • Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum) (ANZSCO code 233611)
  • Petroleum Engineer (ANZSCO code 233612)
  • Engineering Professionals nec (ANZSCO code 233999)
  • Chemist (ANZSCO code 234211)
  • Food Technologist (ANZSCO code 234212)
  • Environmental Consultant (ANZSCO code 234312)
  • Environmental Research Scientist (ANZSCO code 234313)
  • Environmental Scientists nec (ANZSCO code 234399)
  • Geophysicist (ANZSCO code 234412)
  • Hydrogeologist (ANZSCO code 234413)
  • Life Scientist (General) (ANZSCO code 234511)
  • Biochemist (ANZSCO code 234513)
  • Biotechnologist (ANZSCO code 234514)
  • Botanist (ANZSCO code 234515)
  • Marine Biologist (ANZSCO code 234516)
  • Microbiologist (ANZSCO code 234517)
  • Zoologist (ANZSCO code 234518)
  • Life Scientists nec (ANZSCO code 234599)
  • Conservator (ANZSCO code 234911)
  • Metallurgist (ANZSCO code 234912)
  • Meteorologist (ANZSCO code 234913)
  • Natural and Physical Science Professionals nec (ANZSCO code 234999)
  • University Lecturer (ANZSCO code 242111)
  • Multimedia Specialist (ANZSCO code 261211)
  • Software and Applications Programmers nec (ANZSCO code 261399)
  • Horse Trainer (ANZSCO code 361112)

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