Australia Skilled Occupation List 2017-2018

Prospective migrants earlier this week received the shock-news that Australia have slashed their Skilled Occupation List (SOL) by more than 200 qualify occupations. This news came hot on the heels of yet another unexpected announcement that the country will also be dropping their 457 skilled migrant visa bringing with it a new visa system and new, stricter, requirements.

But all is not lost and while many occupations are no longer featured on the SOL, there are still many more which have kept their spot! More than 400 occupations are still in demand in Australia and if you have the right qualifications you could still qualify for an Australian work visa.

The new Australian work visa system will see applicants obtaining either a 2-year Short-term visa or a 4-year Long-term work visa. Each of these visas list on our website as visa programmers that utilize this list can also access some occupations on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL).

Should your occupation be listed below and you are interested in immigrating to Australia speak to our Permits and Visas immigration consultant about the specifics and special conditions related to your occupation.

OCCUPATIONANZSCO CODECOUNTRYASSESSING AUTHORITY
Accountant (General) (See Note 5)221111AllCPA/ICAA/IPA
Actuary224111AllVETASSESS
Aeronautical Engineer233911AllEngineers Australia
Agricultural Consultant234111AllVETASSESS
Agricultural Engineer233912AllEngineers Australia
Agricultural Scientist234112AllVETASSESS
Airconditioning & Mechanical Services Plumber334112AllTRA
Airconditioning & Refrigeration Mechanic342111AllTRA
Anaesthetist253211AllMedical Board of Australia
Analyst Programmer261311AllACS
Architect232111AllAACA
Audiologist252711AllVETASSESS
Automotive Electrician321111AllTRA
Barrister271111AllSLAA
Biomedical Engineer233913AllEngineers Australia
Boat Builder & Repairer399111AllTRA
Bricklayer331111AllTRA
Cabinetmaker394111AllTRA
Cardiologist253312AllMedical Board of Australia
Cardiothoracic Surgeon253512AllMedical Board of Australia
Carpenter331212AllTRA
Carpenter & Joiner331211AllTRA
Cartographer232213AllVETASSESS
Chef (See Note 11 and Note 24)351311AllTRA
Chemical Engineer (See Note 25)233111AllEngineers Australia
Child Care Centre Manager134111AllTRA
Chiropractor252111AllCCEA
Civil Engineer233211AllEngineers Australia
Civil Engineering Draftsperson312211AllEngineers Australia/ VETASSESS
Civil Engineering Technician (See Note 25)312212AllVETASSESS
Clinical Haematologist253313AllMedical Board of Australia
Clinical Psychologist272311AllAPS
Computer Network & Systems Engineer263111AllACS
Construction Project Manager133111AllVETASSESS
Dermatologist253911AllMedical Board of Australia
Developer Programmer261312AllACS
Diagnostic & Interventional Radiologist253917AllMedical Board of Australia
Diesel Motor Mechanic321212AllTRA
Drainer334113AllTRA
Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher241111AllAITSL
Educational Psychologist272312AllAPS
Electrical Engineer233311AllEngineers Australia
Electrical Engineering Draftsperson312311AllEngineers Australia
Electrical Engineering Technician312312AllTRA
Electrical Linesworker  (See Note 25)342211AllTRA
Electrician (General)341111AllTRA
Electrician (Special Class)341112AllTRA
Electronic Equipment Trades Worker342313AllTRA
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)342314AllTRA
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class)342315AllTRA
Electronics Engineer (See Note 25)233411AllEngineers Australia
Emergency Medicine Specialist253912AllMedical Board of Australia
Endocrinologist253315AllMedical Board of Australia
Engineering Manager133211AllEngineers Australia/AIM
Engineering Technologist233914AllEngineers Australia
Environmental Engineer233915AllEngineers Australia
External Auditor221213AllCPA/ICAA/IPA
Fibrous Plasterer333211AllTRA
Fitter (General)323211AllTRA
Fitter & Turner323212AllTRA
Fitter-Welder323213AllTRA
Forester234113AllVETASSESS
Gasfitter334114AllTRA
Gastroenterologist253316AllMedical Board of Australia
General Practitioner253111AllMedical Board of Australia
Geotechnical Engineer233212AllEngineers Australia
Glazier333111AllTRA
ICT Business Analyst261111AllACS
Industrial Engineer (See Note 25)233511AllEngineers Australia
Intensive Care Specialist253317AllMedical Board of Australia
Internal Auditor221214AllVETASSESS
Joiner331213AllTRA
Land Economist224511AllVETASSESS
Landscape Architect232112AllVETASSESS
Lift Mechanic341113AllTRA
Locksmith323313AllTRA
Management Accountant221112AllCPA/ICAA/IPA
Materials Engineer (See Note 25)233112AllEngineers Australia
Mechanical Engineer233512AllEngineers Australia
Medical Administrator (See Note 25)134211AllVETASSESS
Medical Diagnostic Radiographer251211AllAIR
Medical Laboratory Scientist234611AllAIMS
Medical Oncologist253314AllMedical Board of Australia
Medical Practitioners (nec)253999AllMedical Board of Australia
Medical Radiation Therapist251212AllAIR
Metal Fabricator322311AllTRA
Metal Machinist (First Class)323214AllTRA
Midwife254111AllANMAC
Motor Mechanic (General)321211AllTRA
Motorcycle Mechanic321213AllTRA
Naval Architect233916AllEngineers Australia
Neurologist253318AllMedical Board of Australia
Neurosurgeon253513AllMedical Board of Australia
Nuclear Medicine Technologist251213AllANZSNM
Nurse Practitioner254411AllANMAC
Nursing Clinical Director134212AllANMAC
Obstetrician & Gynaecologist253913AllMedical Board of Australia
Occupational Therapist252411AllOTC
Ophthalmologist253914AllMedical Board of Australia
Optometrist251411AllOCANZ
Organisational Psychologist272313AllAPS
Orthopaedic Surgeon253514AllMedical Board of Australia
Orthotist or Prosthetist251912AllVETASSESS
Osteopath252112AllANZOC
Other Spatial Scientist232214AllVETASSESS
Otorhinolaryngologist253515AllMedical Board of Australia
Paediatric Surgeon253516AllMedical Board of Australia
Paediatrician253321AllMedical Board of Australia
Painting Trades Workers332211AllTRA
Panelbeater324111AllTRA
Pathologist253915AllMedical Board of Australia
Physicist (Medical Physicist only)234914AllACPSEM
Physiotherapist252511AllAPC
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon253517AllMedical Board of Australia
Plumber (General)334111AllTRA
Podiatrist252611AllAPodC/ANZPAC
Pressure Welder (See Note 25)322312AllTRA
Primary Health Organisation Manager134213AllVETASSESS
Production Manager (Mining) (See Note 25)133513AllVETASSESS
Production or Plant Engineer (See Note 25)233513AllEngineers Australia
Project Builder (See Note 25)133112AllVETASSESS
Psychiatrist253411AllMedical Board of Australia
Psychologists (nec)272399AllAPS
Psychotherapist272314AllVETASSESS
Quantity Surveyor233213AllAIQS
Radiation Oncologist253918AllMedical Board of Australia
Radio Communications Technician313211AllTRA
Registered Nurse (Aged Care)254412AllANMAC
Registered Nurse (Child & Family Health)254413AllANMAC
Registered Nurse (Community Health)254414AllANMAC
Registered Nurse (Critical Care & Emergency)254415AllANMAC
Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)254416AllANMAC
Registered Nurse (Disability & Rehabilitation)254417AllANMAC
Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)254421AllANMAC
Registered Nurse (Medical)254418AllANMAC
Registered Nurse (Mental Health)254422AllANMAC
Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)254425AllANMAC
Registered Nurse (Perioperative)254423AllANMAC
Registered Nurse (Surgical)254424AllANMAC
Registered Nurses (nec)254499AllANMAC
Renal Medicine Specialist253322AllMedical Board of Australia
Rheumatologist253323AllMedical Board of Australia
Roof Plumber334115AllTRA
Secondary School Teacher241411AllAITSL
Sheetmetal Trades Worker322211AllTRA
Ship’s Engineer (See Note 25)231212AllAMSA
Ship’s Master (See Note 25)231213AllAMSA
Ship’s Officer (See Note 25)231214AllAMSA
Shipwright399112AllTRA
Small Engine Mechanic321214AllTRA
Social Worker272511AllAASW
Software Engineer261313AllACS
Solicitor271311AllSLAA
Solid Plasterer333212AllTRA
Sonographer251214AllAIR
Special Education Teachers (nec)241599AllAITSL
Special Needs Teacher241511AllAITSL
Specialist Physician (General Medicine)253311AllMedical Board of Australia
Specialist Physicians (nec)253399AllMedical Board of Australia
Speech Pathologist252712AllSPA
Stonemason (See Note 25)331112AllTRA
Structural Engineer233214AllEngineers Australia
Surgeon (General)253511AllMedical Board of Australia
Surveyor232212AllSSSI
Systems Analyst261112AllACS
Taxation Accountant221113AllCPA/ICAA/IPA
Teacher of the Hearing Impaired241512AllAITSL
Teacher of the Sight Impaired241513AllAITSL
Technical Cable Jointer342212AllTRA
Telecommunications Engineer263311AllEngineers Australia
Telecommunications Field Engineer313212AllEngineers Australia
Telecommunications Network Engineer263312AllEngineers Australia
Telecommunications Network Planner (See Note 25)313213AllEngineers Australia
Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist313214AllEngineers Australia
Thoracic Medicine Specialist253324AllMedical Board of Australia
Transport Engineer233215AllEngineers Australia
Urologist253518AllMedical Board of Australia
Valuer224512AllVETASSESS
Vascular Surgeon253521AllMedical Board of Australia
Veterinarian234711AllAVBC
Wall & Floor Tiler333411AllTRA
Welder (First Class)322313AllTRA
Welfare Centre Manager134214AllACWA/VETASSESS