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Australia Immigration: Skilled Occupation List

Are you among the highly skilled professionals, looking to move to a foreign land? Australia can be a great option for you to migrate. Australia is among the most preferred destinations for skilled migrants.

Australia encourages the migration of individuals, who are well educated and experienced. They believe that these individuals would play a progressive role in their economic development.

Australia Immigration: Skilled Occupation List

It is vital to make sure that the occupation, in which you are experienced, has demand in Australia. The Occupation Lists play a significant role to determine whether your occupation has demand in the Australian economy or not.

The Australian authorities publish and update the occupation list, based on the country’s requirement and demand.

Ask your immigration consultants about the possible ways to migrate to Australia.

What are the Occupation Lists and why do you need to know about it?

The Occupation Lists of Australia are the lists of highly demanded occupations in the country.

  • The government authorities coordinate with the regional labour markets, finds out the needs of the employers in the country and then publish these lists.
  • The skilled workers need to have their occupation in these lists, to be able to migrate to Australia under the skilled worker category.
  • Their education and experience should be relevant to the occupations in the lists.
  • In order to get considered, they can choose the occupation that is at least closer to their previous work profile. This improves the chances of migration to a better extent.
  • The Australian authorities update the lists of skills from time to time.
  • Recently, they have come up with a new list and norms for immigration.
  • The regulations are going to be more stringent than before.
  • But still, there are more than 400 occupations on the list.
  • The country draws policies as per the needs of the skilled workers in industries and the availability of human resources.
  • These norms are governed with a clear goal of improving the Australian economy.

Why should you know about these lists?

The Australian government designs migration programs to improve productivity in their industries.

  • They wish that migrants play an important role in their economic growth.
  • They take individuals who can prove that they can add value to their economy by being the country’s citizens.
  • This is the reason they select individuals with good skills and experience to move to their country.
  • The individuals, thus migrated to Australia will have brighter opportunities and a better lifestyle.
  • Hence, it is a win-win situation for both the immigrants and the Australian economy.
  • While opting for skilled immigration, you need to make sure that you have the skills and experience that are useful.
  • You can consider the occupation lists as guidelines, with which you can determine whether you are eligible to migrate to Australia or not.
  • The professionals with relevant qualifications and work experience can start a rewarding career in Australia if they wish to migrate.

What are the skilled migration occupation lists?

Recently, the Ministry of Home Affairs, Australia updated the list of occupations. The new list is for the skilled migration program. The Australian government has three categories in the skills list:

  1. STSOL: Short Term Skilled Occupation List
  2. MLTSSL: Medium and Long Term Strategic Skill List
  3. ROL: Regional Occupation List

These lists are explained below in a detailed fashion.

a) Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL):

The Short-term Skilled Occupation List is a list of about 215 occupations. These occupations are in demand in various territories of Australia. This list was earlier known as the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL).

You can file an application for below visas under STSOL program:

About 24 occupations listed in STSOL are eligible for the posts in:

  • Regional Australia &
  • State Nomination Streams.
  • The authorities use STSOL for the points system while evaluating immigration applications.
  • In the SOL, Engineers, IT professionals, healthcare professionals, and workers of the education sector have an evergreen demand.

b) Medium and Long Term Strategic Skill List (MLTSSL):

The strategic skills list is for the skilled migration to Australia. Are you an applicant without any sponsorship? Visa Subclass 189 enables you to migrate to Australia based on your skills, even if you do not have any sponsorship from employer or state.

This program encourages the immigration of skilled professionals in various sectors.

This list was previously known as the Skilled Occupation List (SOL).

c) Regional Occupation List (ROL):

This skills list is for visa subclass 407, 489, TSS and so on. This list is all about regional migration programs. You can get in touch with the immigration experts to know more about these programs. There are separate rules for these programs.

  • You can opt for the combined list of occupations for general skilled migration.
  • All the lists are available online.
  • You can select the occupation that suits your profile the most.

The selection of an apt occupation is the initial step for your Australian immigration as a skilled independent.

What is the CSOL?

The Consolidated Skilled Occupation List was valid until April 19, 2017. This was known as CSOL. Later, the Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) replaced this list.

How Can I Apply

What is SOL?

The Skilled Occupation List was the list that has now been revised as the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skill List (MLTSSL).

Opportunities in IT Engineering Sector :

Are you a computer engineer and have experience in the IT industry?

  • You can get to know the details about eligibility criteria to move to Australia through ICT.
  • The IT industry is booming all across Australia.
  • So, IT professionals and software engineers can opt to migrate to Australia through skilled migration for better career growth.
  • The IT industry in Australia would hire you if you are a specialist in any of the areas that are in demand in the country.

Opportunities in non-IT Engineering sectors:

Do you have a degree, master’s degree or doctorate in any of the engineering streams?

Then you can expect better salaries, better facilities, and exceptional growth prospects in Australia. Irrespective of your steam in engineering, you can find great opportunities to work there. You can continue your career in Australia for more desirable possibilities in the future.

Following are some of the areas where engineers can find wonderful opportunities:

  1. Aeronautical Engineering: There would be a great demand for aircraft maintenance, design and manufacturing of parts and so on.
  2. Agricultural Engineering: You can find superb opportunities in farm equipment design, manufacturing, research and maintenance of various agricultural systems.
  3. Biomedical Engineering: Australia has a demand to pursue Research and Development of modern systems to combat health issues and disability.
  4. Industrial Engineering: An industrial engineer would have plenty of opportunities in the manufacturing sector. A skilled worker can also opt for migration if he/she is willing to work on junior levels. The worker with good technical knowledge and skillsets will get preference.
  5. Mechanical Engineering: Mechanical engineers have an abundant scope in various engineering operations.
    • They can work for different streams like design, R&D, manufacturing, marketing, and management.
    • A technician with skill sets and experience in the mechanical field can also apply.
    • The technician should be an expert in troubleshooting and maintenance.
    • There is also scope for technicians in installation and commissioning and various other skills.
  6. Other Engineering Streams:
    • Apart from these streams, there are ample full of opportunities for other engineering sectors as well.
    • The sectors of Chemical, Civil, Electronics, Environmental and Geotechnical engineering have adequate openings to the candidates with the right skill set.
    • Australia conducts the skill assessment for engineers to make sure that they meet the standards, expected by the Australian industries.
    • If you are opting for migration, there will be a proper assessment of your educational credentials, prior employment, and work experience.

Opportunities in the education sector:

Are you a teacher with experience in the education industry? You can opt for Australia PR if you have competent English and a flair for teaching. You need to clear the assessment from the concerned authority. You can work as a school teacher in any pre-primary school.

Opportunities in the health care sector:

  1. A nurse would be a listed occupation in the Occupation Lists of Australia.
  2. A registered nurse needs to adhere to the norms of authority.
  3. The person, who wants to migrate to Australia as a nurse needs to register and complete skills assessment formalities.
  4. The assessment allows them to get employment benefits and at the same time, they can expect better career growth.
  5. A nurse can serve as an employee in any of the hospitals.
  6. The nurses can also look out for self-employment opportunities.
  7. Self-employment opportunities include offering daycare services to seniors and disabled patients.

The applicants can seek expert advice for their smoother and timely immigration.

List of the most preferred occupations by Indians:

Some of the most preferred occupations are given below along with their ANZSCO code, the occupation list under which they come, visa subclasses, to which one can apply with that specific occupation, and the assessing authority, which assesses the occupation.

OCCUPATION ANZSCO CODE LIST VISA SUBCLASSES (STREAMS OR TYPE) ASSESSING AUTHORITY
Accommodation and Hospitality Managers nec 141999 STSOL 190, 407, 489 (S/T), TSS (S) VETASSESS
Advertising Manager 131113 STSOL 190, 407, 489 (S/T), TSS (S) AIM
Advertising Specialist 225111 STSOL 190, 407, 489 (S/T), TSS (S) VETASSESS
Aeronautical Engineer 233911 MLTSSL 186, 189 (PT), 190, 407, 485 (GW),489 (F), 489 (S/T), TSS (M) Engineers Australia
Aero plane Pilot 231111 Regional 407, 489 (S/T), TSS (M)* CASA
Agricultural Engineer 233912 MLTSSL 186, 189 (PT), 190, 407, 485 (GW),489 (F), 489 (S/T), TSS (M) Engineers Australia
Agricultural Scientist 234112 MLTSSL 186, 189 (PT), 190, 407, 485 (GW),489 (F), 489 (S/T), TSS (M) VETASSESS
Agricultural Technician 311111 Regional 407, 489 (S/T), TSS (M)* VETASSESS
Air-conditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber 334112 MLTSSL 186, 189 (PT), 190, 407, 485 (GW),489 (F), 489 (S/T), TSS (M) TRA
Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic 342111 MLTSSL 186, 189 (PT), 190, 407, 485 (GW),489 (F), 489 (S/T), TSS (M) TRA
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics) 323111 STSOL 190, 407, 489 (S/T), TSS (S) TRA
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical) 323112 STSOL 190, 407, 489 (S/T), TSS (S) TRA
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures) 323113 STSOL 190, 407, 489 (S/T), TSS (S) TRA
Anesthetic Technician 311211 STSOL 190, 407, 489 (S/T), TSS (S) VETASSESS
Anesthetist 253211 STSOL 190, 407, 489 (S/T), TSS (S) MedBA
Analyst Programmer 261311 MLTSSL 186, 189 (PT), 190, 407, 485 (GW),489 (F), 489 (S/T), TSS (M) ACS
Architect 232111 MLTSSL 186, 189 (PT), 190, 407, 485 (GW),489 (F), 489 (S/T), TSS (M) AACA
Architectural Draftsperson 312111 STSOL 190, 407, 489 (S/T), TSS (S) VETASSESS
Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians nec 312199 STSOL 190, 407, 489 (S/T), TSS (S) VETASSESS
Automotive Electrician 321111 MLTSSL 186, 189 (PT), 190, 407, 485 (GW),489 (F), 489 (S/T), TSS (M) TRA
Biochemist 234513 MLTSSL 186, 407, TSS (M) VETASSESS
Biomedical Engineer 233913 MLTSSL 186, 189 (PT), 190, 407, 485 (GW),489 (F), 489 (S/T), TSS (M) Engineers Australia
Biotechnologist 234514 MLTSSL 186, 407, TSS (M) VETASSESS
Building and Engineering Technicians nec 312999 Regional 407, 489 (S/T), TSS (M)* VETASSESS/Engineers Australia
Cardiac Technician 311212 STSOL 190, 407, 489 (S/T), TSS (S) VETASSESS
Cardiologist 253312 MLTSSL 186, 189 (PT), 190, 407, 485 (GW),489 (F), 489 (S/T), TSS (M) MedBA
Cardiothoracic Surgeon 253512 MLTSSL 186, 189 (PT), 190, 407, 485 (GW),489 (F), 489 (S/T), TSS (M) MedBA
Chemical Plant Operator 399211 STSOL 190, 407, 489 (S/T), TSS (S) TRA
Chemist 234211 MLTSSL 186, 407, TSS (M) VETASSESS
Chemistry Technician 311411 STSOL 190, 407, 489 (S/T), TSS (S) VETASSESS
Chief Executive or Managing Director 111111 MLTSSL 186*, 407, TSS (M)* AIM
Civil Engineer 233211 MLTSSL 186, 189 (PT), 190, 407, 485 (GW),489 (F), 489 (S/T), TSS (M) Engineers Australia
Civil Engineering Draftsperson 312211 MLTSSL 186, 189 (PT), 190, 407, 485 (GW),489 (F), 489 (S/T), TSS (M) Engineers Australia/VETASSESS
Civil Engineering Technician 312212 MLTSSL 186, 189 (PT), 190, 407, 485 (GW),489 (F), 489 (S/T), TSS (M) VETASSESS
Company Secretary 221211 STSOL 190, 407, 489 (S/T), TSS (S) VETASSESS
Corporate General Manager 111211 MLTSSL 186*, 407, TSS (M)* AIM
Corporate Services Manager 132111 STSOL 190, 407, 489 (S/T), TSS (S)* VETASSESS
Developer Programmer 261312 MLTSSL 186, 189 (PT), 190, 407, 485 (GW),489 (F), 489 (S/T), TSS (M) ACS
Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher 241111 MLTSSL 186, 189 (PT), 190, 407, 485 (GW),489 (F), 489 (S/T), TSS (M) AITSL
Electrical Engineer 233311 MLTSSL 186, 189 (PT), 190, 407, 485 (GW),489 (F), 489 (S/T), TSS (M) Engineers Australia
Electronics Engineer 233411 MLTSSL 186, 189 (PT), 190, 407, 485 (GW),489 (F), 489 (S/T), TSS (M) Engineers Australia
Enrolled Nurse 411411 STSOL 190, 407, 489 (S/T), TSS (S) ANMAC
Fashion Designer 232311 STSOL 190, 407, 489 (S/T), TSS (S) VETASSESS
Gastroenterologist 253316 MLTSSL 186, 189 (PT), 190, 407, 485 (GW),489 (F), 489 (S/T), TSS (M) MedBA
General Practitioner 253111 MLTSSL 186, 189 (PT), 190, 407, 485 (GW),489 (F), 489 (S/T), TSS (M) MedBA
Geologist 234411 STSOL 190, 407, 489 (S/T), TSS (S) VETASSESS
Geophysicist 234412 MLTSSL 186, 407, TSS (M) VETASSESS
Geotechnical Engineer 233212 MLTSSL 186, 189 (PT), 190, 407, 485 (GW),489 (F), 489 (S/T), TSS (M) Engineers Australia
Human Resource Manager 132311 STSOL 190, 407, 489 (S/T), TSS (S) AIM
ICT Support Engineer 263212 STSOL 190, 407, 489 (S/T), TSS (S) ACS
ICT Support Technicians nec 313199 STSOL 190, 407, 489 (S/T), TSS (S) TRA
ICT Systems Test Engineer 263213 STSOL 190, 407, 489 (S/T), TSS (S) ACS
ICT Trainer 223211 STSOL 190, 407, 489 (S/T), TSS (S) ACS
Interior Designer 232511 STSOL 190, 407, 489 (S/T), TSS (S) VETASSESS
Journalists and Other Writers nec 212499 STSOL 190, 407, 489 (S/T), TSS (S) VETASSESS
Market Research Analyst 225112 Regional 407, 489 (S/T), TSS (M)* VETASSESS
Marketing Specialist 225113 STSOL 190, 407, 489 (S/T), TSS (S)* VETASSESS
Mechanical Engineering Technician 312512 STSOL 190, 407, 489 (S/T), TSS (S)* TRA
Medical Diagnostic Radiographer 251211 MLTSSL 186, 189 (PT), 190, 407, 485 (GW),489 (F), 489 (S/T), TSS (M) ASMIRT
Medical Laboratory Scientist 234611 MLTSSL 186, 189 (PT), 190, 407, 485 (GW),489 (F), 489 (S/T), TSS (M) AIMS
Medical Oncologist 253314 MLTSSL 186, 189 (PT), 190, 407, 485 (GW),489 (F), 489 (S/T), TSS (M) MedBA
Medical Practitioners nec 253999 MLTSSL 186, 189 (PT), 190, 407, 485 (GW),489 (F), 489 (S/T), TSS (M) MedBA
Microbiologist 234517 MLTSSL 186, 407, TSS (M) VETASSESS
Middle School Teacher 241311 STSOL 190, 407, 489 (S/T), TSS (S) AITSL
Multimedia Designer 232413 Regional 407, 489 (S/T), TSS (M)* VETASSESS
Multimedia Specialist 261211 MLTSSL 186, 407, TSS (M) ACS
Nursing Clinical Director 134212 MLTSSL 186, 189 (PT), 190, 407, 485 (GW),489 (F), 489 (S/T), TSS (M) ANMAC
Nutritionist 251112 STSOL 190, 407, 489 (S/T), TSS (S) VETASSESS
Obstetrician and Gynecologist 253913 MLTSSL 186, 189 (PT), 190, 407, 485 (GW),489 (F), 489 (S/T), TSS (M) MedBA
Pediatric Surgeon 253516 MLTSSL 186, 189 (PT), 190, 407, 485 (GW),489 (F), 489 (S/T), TSS (M) MedBA
Pediatrician 253321 MLTSSL 186, 189 (PT), 190, 407, 485 (GW),489 (F), 489 (S/T), TSS (M) MedBA
Physicist ^ 234914 MLTSSL See note VETASSESS (non-medical physicist) / ACPSEM (medical physicists)
Physiotherapist 252511 MLTSSL 186, 189 (PT), 190, 407, 485 (GW),489 (F), 489 (S/T), TSS (M) APC
Psychiatrist 253411 MLTSSL 186, 189 (PT), 190, 407, 485 (GW),489 (F), 489 (S/T), TSS (M) MedBA
Psychologists nec 272399 MLTSSL 186, 189 (PT), 190, 407, 485 (GW),489 (F), 489 (S/T), TSS (M) APS
Registered Nurse (Aged Care) 254412 MLTSSL 186, 189 (PT), 190, 407, 485 (GW),489 (F), 489 (S/T), TSS (M) ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health) 254413 MLTSSL 186, 189 (PT), 190, 407, 485 (GW),489 (F), 489 (S/T), TSS (M) ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Community Health) 254414 MLTSSL 186, 189 (PT), 190, 407, 485 (GW),489 (F), 489 (S/T), TSS (M) ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) 254415 MLTSSL 186, 189 (PT), 190, 407, 485 (GW),489 (F), 489 (S/T), TSS (M) ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability) 254416 MLTSSL 186, 189 (PT), 190, 407, 485 (GW),489 (F), 489 (S/T), TSS (M) ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation) 254417 MLTSSL 186, 189 (PT), 190, 407, 485 (GW),489 (F), 489 (S/T), TSS (M) ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Medical Practice) 254421 MLTSSL 186, 189 (PT), 190, 407, 485 (GW),489 (F), 489 (S/T), TSS (M) ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Medical) 254418 MLTSSL 186, 189 (PT), 190, 407, 485 (GW),489 (F), 489 (S/T), TSS (M) ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Mental Health) 254422 MLTSSL 186, 189 (PT), 190, 407, 485 (GW),489 (F), 489 (S/T), TSS (M) ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Pediatrics) 254425 MLTSSL 186, 189 (PT), 190, 407, 485 (GW),489 (F), 489 (S/T), TSS (M) ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Preoperative) 254423 MLTSSL 186, 189 (PT), 190, 407, 485 (GW),489 (F), 489 (S/T), TSS (M) ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Surgical) 254424 MLTSSL 186, 189 (PT), 190, 407, 485 (GW),489 (F), 489 (S/T), TSS (M) ANMAC
Registered Nurses nec 254499 MLTSSL 186, 189 (PT), 190, 407, 485 (GW),489 (F), 489 (S/T), TSS (M) ANMAC
Secondary School Teacher 241411 MLTSSL 186, 189 (PT), 190, 407, 485 (GW),489 (F), 489 (S/T), TSS (M) AITSL
Software and Applications Programmers nec 261399 MLTSSL 186, 407, TSS (M) ACS
Software Engineer 261313 MLTSSL 186, 189 (PT), 190, 407, 485 (GW),489 (F), 489 (S/T), TSS (M) ACS
Software Tester 261314 STSOL 190, 407, 489 (S/T), TSS (S) ACS
Taxation Accountant 221113 MLTSSL 186*, 189 (PT), 190, 407, 485 (GW),489 (F), 489 (S/T), TSS (M)* CAANZ/CPAA/IPA
Telecommunications Engineer 263311 MLTSSL 186, 189 (PT), 190, 407, 485 (GW),489 (F), 489 (S/T), TSS (M) Engineers Australia
Web Designer 232414 STSOL 190, 407, 489 (S/T), TSS (S) VETASSESS
Web Developer 261212 STSOL 190, 407, 489 (S/T), TSS (S) ACS

How immigration experts can help you to check your occupation on the list?

While you may conveniently view the occupations in the list, it sometimes gets difficult to understand the occupation codes as well as the job roles.

Consulting an Australia immigration consultant will help you understand the two aspects in a much better manner.

In addition to this, your occupation would be analyzed and based on the demand, your profile will also be evaluated to determine the immigration score. Contact Kansas Overseas Careers online to set an appointment with an expert in the immigration field. With the help of a professional in immigration, your migration would be more smooth and time-saving.

This will help you to get success in the first attempt and in a short time.

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