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.

Accountant (General) (See Note 5) 221111 All CPA/ICAA/IPA
Actuary 224111 All VETASSESS
Aeronautical Engineer 233911 All Engineers Australia
Agricultural Consultant 234111 All VETASSESS
Agricultural Engineer 233912 All Engineers Australia
Agricultural Scientist 234112 All VETASSESS
Airconditioning & Mechanical Services Plumber 334112 All TRA
Airconditioning & Refrigeration Mechanic 342111 All TRA
Anaesthetist 253211 All Medical Board of Australia
Analyst Programmer 261311 All ACS
Architect 232111 All AACA
Audiologist 252711 All VETASSESS
Automotive Electrician 321111 All TRA
Barrister 271111 All SLAA
Biomedical Engineer 233913 All Engineers Australia
Boat Builder & Repairer 399111 All TRA
Bricklayer 331111 All TRA
Cabinetmaker 394111 All TRA
Cardiologist 253312 All Medical Board of Australia
Cardiothoracic Surgeon 253512 All Medical Board of Australia
Carpenter 331212 All TRA
Carpenter & Joiner 331211 All TRA
Cartographer 232213 All VETASSESS
Chef (See Note 11 and Note 24) 351311 All TRA
Chemical Engineer (See Note 25) 233111 All Engineers Australia
Child Care Centre Manager 134111 All TRA
Chiropractor 252111 All CCEA
Civil Engineer 233211 All Engineers Australia
Civil Engineering Draftsperson 312211 All Engineers Australia/ VETASSESS
Civil Engineering Technician (See Note 25) 312212 All VETASSESS
Clinical Haematologist 253313 All Medical Board of Australia
Clinical Psychologist 272311 All APS
Computer Network & Systems Engineer 263111 All ACS
Construction Project Manager 133111 All VETASSESS
Dermatologist 253911 All Medical Board of Australia
Developer Programmer 261312 All ACS
Diagnostic & Interventional Radiologist 253917 All Medical Board of Australia
Diesel Motor Mechanic 321212 All TRA
Drainer 334113 All TRA
Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher 241111 All AITSL
Educational Psychologist 272312 All APS
Electrical Engineer 233311 All Engineers Australia
Electrical Engineering Draftsperson 312311 All Engineers Australia
Electrical Engineering Technician 312312 All TRA
Electrical Linesworker  (See Note 25) 342211 All TRA
Electrician (General) 341111 All TRA
Electrician (Special Class) 341112 All TRA
Electronic Equipment Trades Worker 342313 All TRA
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General) 342314 All TRA
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class) 342315 All TRA
Electronics Engineer (See Note 25) 233411 All Engineers Australia
Emergency Medicine Specialist 253912 All Medical Board of Australia
Endocrinologist 253315 All Medical Board of Australia
Engineering Manager 133211 All Engineers Australia/AIM
Engineering Technologist 233914 All Engineers Australia
Environmental Engineer 233915 All Engineers Australia
External Auditor 221213 All CPA/ICAA/IPA
Fibrous Plasterer 333211 All TRA
Fitter (General) 323211 All TRA
Fitter & Turner 323212 All TRA
Fitter-Welder 323213 All TRA
Forester 234113 All VETASSESS
Gasfitter 334114 All TRA
Gastroenterologist 253316 All Medical Board of Australia
General Practitioner 253111 All Medical Board of Australia
Geotechnical Engineer 233212 All Engineers Australia
Glazier 333111 All TRA
ICT Business Analyst 261111 All ACS
Industrial Engineer (See Note 25) 233511 All Engineers Australia
Intensive Care Specialist 253317 All Medical Board of Australia
Internal Auditor 221214 All VETASSESS
Joiner 331213 All TRA
Land Economist 224511 All VETASSESS
Landscape Architect 232112 All VETASSESS
Lift Mechanic 341113 All TRA
Locksmith 323313 All TRA
Management Accountant 221112 All CPA/ICAA/IPA
Materials Engineer (See Note 25) 233112 All Engineers Australia
Mechanical Engineer 233512 All Engineers Australia
Medical Administrator (See Note 25) 134211 All VETASSESS
Medical Diagnostic Radiographer 251211 All AIR
Medical Laboratory Scientist 234611 All AIMS
Medical Oncologist 253314 All Medical Board of Australia
Medical Practitioners (nec) 253999 All Medical Board of Australia
Medical Radiation Therapist 251212 All AIR
Metal Fabricator 322311 All TRA
Metal Machinist (First Class) 323214 All TRA
Midwife 254111 All ANMAC
Motor Mechanic (General) 321211 All TRA
Motorcycle Mechanic 321213 All TRA
Naval Architect 233916 All Engineers Australia
Neurologist 253318 All Medical Board of Australia
Neurosurgeon 253513 All Medical Board of Australia
Nuclear Medicine Technologist 251213 All ANZSNM
Nurse Practitioner 254411 All ANMAC
Nursing Clinical Director 134212 All ANMAC
Obstetrician & Gynaecologist 253913 All Medical Board of Australia
Occupational Therapist 252411 All OTC
Ophthalmologist 253914 All Medical Board of Australia
Optometrist 251411 All OCANZ
Organisational Psychologist 272313 All APS
Orthopaedic Surgeon 253514 All Medical Board of Australia
Orthotist or Prosthetist 251912 All VETASSESS
Osteopath 252112 All ANZOC
Other Spatial Scientist 232214 All VETASSESS
Otorhinolaryngologist 253515 All Medical Board of Australia
Paediatric Surgeon 253516 All Medical Board of Australia
Paediatrician 253321 All Medical Board of Australia
Painting Trades Workers 332211 All TRA
Panelbeater 324111 All TRA
Pathologist 253915 All Medical Board of Australia
Physicist (Medical Physicist only) 234914 All ACPSEM
Physiotherapist 252511 All APC
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon 253517 All Medical Board of Australia
Plumber (General) 334111 All TRA
Podiatrist 252611 All APodC/ANZPAC
Pressure Welder (See Note 25) 322312 All TRA
Primary Health Organisation Manager 134213 All VETASSESS
Production Manager (Mining) (See Note 25) 133513 All VETASSESS
Production or Plant Engineer (See Note 25) 233513 All Engineers Australia
Project Builder (See Note 25) 133112 All VETASSESS
Psychiatrist 253411 All Medical Board of Australia
Psychologists (nec) 272399 All APS
Psychotherapist 272314 All VETASSESS
Quantity Surveyor 233213 All AIQS
Radiation Oncologist 253918 All Medical Board of Australia
Radio Communications Technician 313211 All TRA
Registered Nurse (Aged Care) 254412 All ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Child & Family Health) 254413 All ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Community Health) 254414 All ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Critical Care & Emergency) 254415 All ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability) 254416 All ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Disability & Rehabilitation) 254417 All ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Medical Practice) 254421 All ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Medical) 254418 All ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Mental Health) 254422 All ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Paediatrics) 254425 All ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Perioperative) 254423 All ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Surgical) 254424 All ANMAC
Registered Nurses (nec) 254499 All ANMAC
Renal Medicine Specialist 253322 All Medical Board of Australia
Rheumatologist 253323 All Medical Board of Australia
Roof Plumber 334115 All TRA
Secondary School Teacher 241411 All AITSL
Sheetmetal Trades Worker 322211 All TRA
Ship’s Engineer (See Note 25) 231212 All AMSA
Ship’s Master (See Note 25) 231213 All AMSA
Ship’s Officer (See Note 25) 231214 All AMSA
Shipwright 399112 All TRA
Small Engine Mechanic 321214 All TRA
Social Worker 272511 All AASW
Software Engineer 261313 All ACS
Solicitor 271311 All SLAA
Solid Plasterer 333212 All TRA
Sonographer 251214 All AIR
Special Education Teachers (nec) 241599 All AITSL
Special Needs Teacher 241511 All AITSL
Specialist Physician (General Medicine) 253311 All Medical Board of Australia
Specialist Physicians (nec) 253399 All Medical Board of Australia
Speech Pathologist 252712 All SPA
Stonemason (See Note 25) 331112 All TRA
Structural Engineer 233214 All Engineers Australia
Surgeon (General) 253511 All Medical Board of Australia
Surveyor 232212 All SSSI
Systems Analyst 261112 All ACS
Taxation Accountant 221113 All CPA/ICAA/IPA
Teacher of the Hearing Impaired 241512 All AITSL
Teacher of the Sight Impaired 241513 All AITSL
Technical Cable Jointer 342212 All TRA
Telecommunications Engineer 263311 All Engineers Australia
Telecommunications Field Engineer 313212 All Engineers Australia
Telecommunications Network Engineer 263312 All Engineers Australia
Telecommunications Network Planner (See Note 25) 313213 All Engineers Australia
Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist 313214 All Engineers Australia
Thoracic Medicine Specialist 253324 All Medical Board of Australia
Transport Engineer 233215 All Engineers Australia
Urologist 253518 All Medical Board of Australia
Valuer 224512 All VETASSESS
Vascular Surgeon 253521 All Medical Board of Australia
Veterinarian 234711 All AVBC
Wall & Floor Tiler 333411 All TRA
Welder (First Class) 322313 All TRA
Welfare Centre Manager 134214 All ACWA/VETASSESS