190 – SKILLED VISA LIST OF OCCUPATIONS

The occupations set out in the following table are:

  • Medium and Long‑term Strategic Skills List – MLTSSL
  • Short‑term Skilled Occupation List -SSL
Medium and Long‑term Strategic Skills List
ItemOccupationANZSCO codeApplicable circumstances
1chief executive or managing director1111115
2corporate general manager1112115
3construction project manager133111
4engineering manager133211
5child care centre manager134111
6nursing clinical director134212
7primary health organisation manager134213
8welfare centre manager134214
9faculty head134411
10chief information officer135111
11arts administrator or manager139911
12environmental manager139912
13dancer or choreographer211112
14music director211212
15musician (instrumental)211213
16artistic director212111
17accountant (general)2211116, 19, 21
18management accountant2211126, 19, 21
19taxation accountant2211136, 19, 21
20external auditor221213
21internal auditor221214
22actuary224111
23statistician224113
24economist224311
25land economist224511
26valuer224512
27management consultant22471119, 21, 23
28architect232111
29landscape architect232112
30surveyor232212
31cartographer232213
32other spatial scientist232214
33chemical engineer233111
34materials engineer233112
35civil engineer233211
36geotechnical engineer233212
37quantity surveyor233213
38structural engineer233214
39transport engineer233215
40electrical engineer233311
41electronics engineer233411
42industrial engineer233511
43mechanical engineer233512
44production or plant engineer233513
45mining engineer (excluding petroleum)233611
46petroleum engineer233612
47aeronautical engineer233911
48agricultural engineer233912
49biomedical engineer233913
50engineering technologist233914
51environmental engineer233915
52naval architect233916
53engineering professionals (nec)233999
54agricultural consultant234111
55agricultural scientist234112
56forester234113
57chemist234211
58food technologist234212
59environmental consultant234312
60environmental research scientist234313
61environmental scientists (nec)234399
62geophysicist234412
63hydrogeologist234413
64life scientist (general)234511
65biochemist234513
66biotechnologist234514
67botanist234515
68marine biologist234516
69microbiologist234517
70zoologist234518
71life scientists (nec)234599
72medical laboratory scientist234611
73veterinarian234711
74conservator234911
75metallurgist234912
76meteorologist234913
77physicist234914
78natural and physical science professionals (nec)234999
79early childhood (pre‑primary school) teacher241111
80secondary school teacher241411
81special needs teacher241511
82teacher of the hearing impaired241512
83teacher of the sight impaired241513
84special education teachers (nec)241599
85university lecturer242111
86medical diagnostic radiographer251211
87medical radiation therapist251212
88nuclear medicine technologist251213
89sonographer251214
90optometrist251411
91orthotist or prosthetist251912
92chiropractor252111
93osteopath252112
94occupational therapist252411
95physiotherapist252511
96podiatrist252611
97audiologist252711
98speech pathologist252712
99general practitioner25311124
100specialist physician (general medicine)253311
101cardiologist253312
102clinical haematologist253313
103medical oncologist253314
104endocrinologist253315
105gastroenterologist253316
106intensive care specialist253317
107neurologist253318
108paediatrician253321
109renal medicine specialist253322
110rheumatologist253323
111thoracic medicine specialist253324
112specialist physicians (nec)253399
113psychiatrist253411
114surgeon (general)253511
115cardiothoracic surgeon253512
116neurosurgeon253513
117orthopaedic surgeon253514
118otorhinolaryngologist253515
119paediatric surgeon253516
120plastic and reconstructive surgeon253517
121urologist253518
122vascular surgeon253521
123dermatologist253911
124emergency medicine specialist253912
125obstetrician and gynaecologist253913
126ophthalmologist253914
127pathologist253915
128diagnostic and interventional radiologist253917
129radiation oncologist253918
130medical practitioners (nec)25399924
131midwife254111
132nurse practitioner254411
133registered nurse (aged care)254412
134registered nurse (child and family health)254413
135registered nurse (community health)254414
136registered nurse (critical care and emergency)254415
137registered nurse (developmental disability)254416
138registered nurse (disability and rehabilitation)254417
139registered nurse (medical)254418
140registered nurse (medical practice)254421
141registered nurse (mental health)254422
142registered nurse (perioperative)254423
143registered nurse (surgical)254424
144registered nurse (paediatrics)254425
145registered nurses (nec)254499
146ICT business analyst261111
147systems analyst261112
148multimedia specialist261211
149analyst programmer261311
150developer programmer261312
151software engineer261313
152software and applications programmers (nec)261399
153ICT security specialist262112
154computer network and systems engineer263111
155telecommunications engineer263311
156telecommunications network engineer263312
157barrister271111
158solicitor271311
159clinical psychologist272311
160educational psychologist272312
161organisational psychologist272313
162psychologists (nec)272399
163social worker272511
164civil engineering draftsperson312211
165civil engineering technician312212
166electrical engineering draftsperson312311
167electrical engineering technician312312
168radio communications technician313211
169telecommunications field engineer313212
170telecommunications network planner313213
171telecommunications technical officer or technologist313214
172automotive electrician321111
173motor mechanic (general)321211
174diesel motor mechanic321212
175motorcycle mechanic321213
176small engine mechanic321214
177sheetmetal trades worker322211
178metal fabricator322311
179pressure welder322312
180welder (first class)322313
181fitter (general)323211
182fitter and turner323212
183fitter‑welder323213
184metal machinist (first class)323214
185locksmith323313
186panelbeater324111
187bricklayer331111
188stonemason331112
189carpenter and joiner331211
190carpenter331212
191joiner331213
192painting trades worker332211
193glazier333111
194fibrous plasterer333211
195solid plasterer333212
196wall and floor tiler333411
197plumber (general)334111
198airconditioning and mechanical services plumber334112
199drainer334113
200gasfitter334114
201roof plumber334115
202electrician (general)341111
203electrician (special class)341112
204lift mechanic341113
205airconditioning and refrigeration mechanic342111
206technical cable jointer342212
207electronic equipment trades worker342313
208electronic instrument trades worker (general)342314
209electronic instrument trades worker (special class)342315
210chef3513117, 8
211horse trainer361112
212cabinetmaker394111
213boat builder and repairer399111
214shipwright399112
215tennis coach452316
216footballer45241125
Applicable circumstances (Caveats on occupations)
ItemColumn 1

Circumstance

1The position does not require a minimum of 2 years’ relevant work experience.
2The position has nominated annual earnings of less than AUD65,000.
3(a) the position has nominated annual earnings of less than AUD65,000; and

(b) if the nominee is to be transferred to fill the position—the transfer is not an intra‑corporate transfer to which an international trade obligation applies.

4(a) the position has nominated annual earnings of less than AUD80,000; and

(b) if the nominee is to be transferred to fill the position—the transfer is not an intra‑corporate transfer to which an international trade obligation applies.

5(a) the position has nominated annual earnings of less than AUD180,001; and

(b) if the nominee is to be transferred to fill the position—the transfer is not an intra‑corporate transfer to which an international trade obligation applies.

6The position is a clerical, bookkeeper or accounting clerk position.
7The position is involved in mass production in a factory setting.
8The position is in a limited service restaurant.
9The position predominantly involves responsibility for low‑skilled tasks.

Example 1:              Rostering, maintaining records, reception duties and allocating duties to housekeepers, porters or doorpersons.

Example 2:              Fruit picking or packing or feeding of livestock or animals.

Example 3:              Truck driving.

10The position is not located in regional Australia (within the meaning of subregulation 5.19(16) of the Regulations).
11The position:

(a) is based in a front‑line retail setting; or

(b) predominantly involves direct client transactional interaction on a regular basis.

12The position:

(a) is not a full‑time position; or

(b) is not based in a therapeutic setting; or

(c) involves the provision of non‑medical relaxation massage; or

(d) is in a retail setting.

13The position predominantly involves hairdressing or beauty therapy related non‑managerial tasks.
14The position:

(a) is not located in a commercial building or shopping centre environment; or

(b) predominantly involves managing the provision of only one particular service to a facility or managing one particular relationship.

Example:                 Managing the cleaning contract for a facility but not other contracts relevant to the facility.

15The position:

(a) is based in a front‑line retail setting; or

(b) is based in a call centre and does not require a significant technical knowledge of products; or

(c) predominantly involves selling educational courses to individual students.

16The position relates to mobile phone repairs.
17The position relates to mass or standardised production (as opposed to specialist production), including the following:

(a) a position based in a franchise or factory;

(b) a position that:

(i) involves full or partial production of food product for distribution to another location; or

(ii) predominantly involves the use of pre‑prepared food product from another location.

18The position relates to animal husbandry, including caring for livestock on a farm.
19The position is in a business that has an annual turnover of less than AUD1,000,000.
20(a) the position is in a business that has an annual turnover of less than AUD1,000,000; and

(b) if the nominee is to be transferred to fill the position—the transfer is not an intra‑corporate transfer to which an international trade obligation applies.

21The position is in a business that has fewer than 5 employees.
22(a) the position is in a business that has fewer than 5 employees; and

(b) if the nominee is to be transferred to fill the position—the transfer is not an intra‑corporate transfer to which an international trade obligation applies.

23The position has nominated annual earnings of less than AUD90,000.
24A current health workforce certificate for the position and the occupation has not been presented to the Department.
25The position has nominated annual earnings of less than AUD120,000.
26The position has nominated annual earnings of less than AUD80,000.
Column 1Column 2
Column 1 ValueColumn 2 Value

Short‑term Skilled Occupation List

ItemOccupationANZSCO codeAssessing authority
1flower grower121212VETASSESS
2grape grower121215VETASSESS
3vegetable grower (Aus)/market gardener (NZ)121221VETASSESS
4apiarist121311VETASSESS
5poultry farmer121321VETASSESS
6sales and marketing manager131112IML
7advertising manager131113IML
8corporate services manager132111VETASSESS
9finance manager132211(a) CPAA; or

(b) IPA; or

(c) CAANZ

10human resource manager132311IML
11research and development manager132511VETASSESS
12manufacturer133411VETASSESS
13production manager (forestry)133511VETASSESS
14production manager (manufacturing)133512VETASSESS
15production manager (mining)133513VETASSESS
16supply and distribution manager133611IML
17health and welfare services managers (nec)134299VETASSESS
18school principal134311VETASSESS
19education managers (nec)134499VETASSESS
20ICT project manager135112ACS
21ICT managers (nec)135199ACS
22laboratory manager139913VETASSESS
23quality assurance manager139914VETASSESS
24specialist managers (nec) except:

(a) ambassador; or

(b) archbishop; or

(c) bishop

139999VETASSESS
25cafe or restaurant manager141111VETASSESS
26hotel or motel manager141311VETASSESS
27accommodation and hospitality managers (nec)141999VETASSESS
28customer service manager149212VETASSESS
29conference and event organiser149311VETASSESS
30transport company manager149413VETASSESS
31facilities manager149913VETASSESS
32music professionals (nec)211299VETASSESS
33photographer211311VETASSESS
34book or script editor212212VETASSESS
35director (film, television, radio or stage)212312VETASSESS
36film and video editor212314VETASSESS
37program director (television or radio)212315VETASSESS
38stage manager212316VETASSESS
39technical director212317VETASSESS
40video producer212318VETASSESS
41copywriter212411VETASSESS
42newspaper or periodical editor212412VETASSESS
43print journalist212413VETASSESS
44technical writer212415VETASSESS
45television journalist212416VETASSESS
46journalists and other writers (nec)212499VETASSESS
47company secretary221211VETASSESS
48commodities trader222111VETASSESS
49finance broker222112VETASSESS
50insurance broker222113VETASSESS
51financial brokers (nec)222199VETASSESS
52financial market dealer222211VETASSESS
53stockbroking dealer222213VETASSESS
54financial dealers (nec)222299VETASSESS
55financial investment adviser222311VETASSESS
56financial investment manager222312VETASSESS
57recruitment consultant223112VETASSESS
58ICT trainer223211ACS
59mathematician224112VETASSESS
60gallery or museum curator224212VETASSESS
61health information manager224213VETASSESS
62records manager224214VETASSESS
63librarian224611VETASSESS
64organisation and methods analyst224712VETASSESS
65patents examiner224914VETASSESS
66information and organisation professionals (nec)224999the assessing authority for the occupation under subsection (2)
67advertising specialist225111VETASSESS
68marketing specialist225113VETASSESS
69ICT account manager225211VETASSESS
70ICT business development manager225212VETASSESS
71ICT sales representative225213VETASSESS
72public relations professional225311VETASSESS
73technical sales representatives (nec) including education sales representatives225499VETASSESS
74fashion designer232311VETASSESS
75industrial designer232312VETASSESS
76jewellery designer232313VETASSESS
77graphic designer232411VETASSESS
78illustrator232412VETASSESS
79web designer232414VETASSESS
80interior designer232511VETASSESS
81urban and regional planner232611VETASSESS
82geologist234411VETASSESS
83primary school teacher241213AITSL
84middle school teacher (Aus) / intermediate school teacher (NZ)241311AITSL
85education adviser249111VETASSESS
86art teacher (private tuition)249211VETASSESS
87dance teacher (private tuition)249212VETASSESS
88music teacher (private tuition)249214VETASSESS
89private tutors and teachers (nec)249299VETASSESS
90teacher of English to speakers of other languages249311VETASSESS
91dietitian251111DAA
92nutritionist251112VETASSESS
93occupational health and safety adviser251312VETASSESS
94orthoptist251412VETASSESS
95hospital pharmacist251511APharmC
96industrial pharmacist251512VETASSESS
97retail pharmacist251513APharmC
98health promotion officer251911VETASSESS
99health diagnostic and promotion professionals (nec)251999VETASSESS
100acupuncturist252211Chinese Medicine Board of Australia
101naturopath252213VETASSESS
102traditional Chinese medicine practitioner252214Chinese Medicine Board of Australia
103complementary health therapists (nec)252299VETASSESS
104dental specialist252311ADC
105resident medical officer253112MedBA
106nurse educator254211ANMAC
107nurse researcher254212ANMAC
108nurse manager254311ANMAC
109web developer261212ACS
110software tester261314ACS
111database administrator262111ACS
112systems administrator262113ACS
113network administrator263112ACS
114network analyst263113ACS
115ICT quality assurance engineer263211ACS
116ICT support engineer263212ACS
117ICT systems test engineer263213ACS
118ICT support and test engineers (nec)263299ACS
119judicial and other legal professionals (nec)271299VETASSESS
120careers counsellor272111VETASSESS
121drug and alcohol counsellor272112VETASSESS
122family and marriage counsellor272113VETASSESS
123rehabilitation counsellor272114VETASSESS
124student counsellor272115VETASSESS
125counsellors (nec)272199VETASSESS
126psychotherapist272314VETASSESS
127interpreter272412NAATI
128social professionals (nec)272499VETASSESS
129recreation officer272612VETASSESS
130welfare worker272613ACWA
131anaesthetic technician311211VETASSESS
132cardiac technician311212VETASSESS
133medical laboratory technician311213AIMS
134pharmacy technician311215VETASSESS
135medical technicians (nec)311299VETASSESS
136meat inspector311312VETASSESS
137primary products inspectors (nec)311399VETASSESS
138chemistry technician311411VETASSESS
139earth science technician311412VETASSESS
140life science technician311413VETASSESS
141science technicians (nec)311499VETASSESS
142architectural draftsperson312111VETASSESS
143building inspector312113VETASSESS
144architectural, building and surveying technicians (nec)312199VETASSESS
145mechanical engineering technician312512TRA
146metallurgical or materials technician312912VETASSESS
147mine deputy312913VETASSESS
148hardware technician313111TRA
149ICT customer support officer313112TRA
150web administrator313113ACS
151ICT support technicians (nec)313199TRA
152farrier322113TRA
153aircraft maintenance engineer (avionics)323111TRA
154aircraft maintenance engineer (mechanical)323112TRA
155aircraft maintenance engineer (structures)323113TRA
156metal fitters and machinists (nec)323299TRA
157precision instrument maker and repairer323314TRA
158toolmaker323412TRA
159vehicle body builder324211TRA
160vehicle trimmer324212TRA
161roof tiler333311TRA
162business machine mechanic342311TRA
163cabler (data and telecommunications)342411TRA
164telecommunications linesworker342413TRA
165baker351111TRA
166pastrycook351112TRA
167butcher or smallgoods maker351211TRA
168cook351411TRA
169dog handler or trainer361111VETASSESS
170animal attendants and trainers (nec)361199VETASSESS
171veterinary nurse361311VETASSESS
172florist362111TRA
173gardener (general)362211TRA
174arborist362212TRA
175landscape gardener362213TRA
176greenkeeper362311TRA
177hairdresser391111TRA
178print finisher392111TRA
179printing machinist392311TRA
180dressmaker or tailor393213TRA
181upholsterer393311TRA
182furniture finisher394211TRA
183wood machinist394213TRA
184wood machinists and other wood trades workers (nec)394299TRA
185power generation plant operator399213TRA
186jeweller399411TRA
187camera operator (film, television or video)399512TRA
188make up artist399514TRA
189sound technician399516TRA
190performing arts technicians (nec)399599VETASSESS
191signwriter399611TRA
192ambulance officer411111VETASSESS
193intensive care ambulance paramedic411112VETASSESS
194dental technician411213TRA
195diversional therapist411311VETASSESS
196enrolled nurse411411ANMAC
197massage therapist411611VETASSESS
198community worker411711ACWA
199disabilities services officer411712ACWA
200family support worker411713ACWA
201residential care officer411715ACWA
202youth worker411716ACWA
203diving instructor (open water)452311VETASSESS
204gymnastics coach or instructor452312VETASSESS
205horse riding coach or instructor452313VETASSESS
206snowsport instructor452314VETASSESS
207swimming coach or instructor452315VETASSESS
208other sports coach or instructor452317VETASSESS
209sports development officer452321VETASSESS
210sportspersons (nec)452499VETASSESS
211contract administrator511111VETASSESS
212program or project administrator511112VETASSESS
213insurance loss adjuster599612VETASSESS
214insurance agent611211VETASSESS
215retail buyer639211VETASSESS