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STSOL – Short Term Skilled Occupation List

Overview of the Occupations Available on the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)

Occupations on the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)

From 19 April 2017, the CSOL list has received a name change and will now be referred to as the STSOL (Short-term skilled occupation list).

This list is current as of 19 April 2017 and is expected to be updated every six months. If you are applying for a Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (TSS Visa) your occupation will need to appear in this list.

Column A Column B Column C Column D
OCCUPATION ANZSCO CODE COUNTRY ASSESSING AUTHORITY
Chief Executive or Managing Director (See Note 17) 111111 All AIM
Corporate General Manager (See Note 17) 111211 All AIM
Aquaculture Farmer (See Note 12 and Note 26) 121111 All VETASSESS
Cotton Grower(See Note 12 and Note 26) 121211 All VETASSESS
Flower Grower (See Note 12 and Note 26) 121212 All VETASSESS
Fruit or Nut Grower (See Note 12 and Note 26) 121213 All VETASSESS
Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Grower (Aus) / Field Crop Grower (NZ) (See Note 12 and Note 26) 121214 All VETASSESS
Grape Grower (See Note 12 and Note 26) 121215 All VETASSESS
Mixed Crop Farmer (See Note 12 and Note 26) 121216 All VETASSESS
Sugar Cane Grower (See Note 12 and Note 26) 121217 All VETASSESS
Vegetable Grower (Aus) / Market Gardener (NZ) (See Note 12 and Note 26) 121221 All VETASSESS
Crop Farmers (nec) (See Note 12 and Note 26) 121299 All VETASSESS
Apiarist (See Note 12 and Note 26) 121311 All VETASSESS
Beef Cattle Farmer (See Note 12 and Note 26) 121312 All VETASSESS
Dairy Cattle Farmer (See Note 12 and Note 26) 121313 All VETASSESS
Horse Breeder (See Note 12 and Note 26) 121316 All VETASSESS
Mixed Livestock Farmer (See Note 12 and Note 26) 121317 All VETASSESS
Pig Farmer (See Note 12 and Note 26) 121318 All VETASSESS
Poultry Farmer (See Note 12 and Note 26) 121321 All VETASSESS
Sheep Farmer (See Note 12 and Note 26) 121322 All VETASSESS
Livestock  Farmers (nec) (See Note 12 and Note 26) 121399 All VETASSESS
Mixed Crop & Livestock Farmer
(See Note 12 and Note 26)
121411 All VETASSESS
Sales & Marketing Manager (See Note 10) 131112 All AIM
Advertising Manager 131113 All AIM
Corporate Services Manager (See Note 18) 132111 All VETASSESS
Finance Manager (See Note 20) 132211 All CPAA/ICAA/IPA
Human Resource Manager 132311 All AIM
Manufacturer 133411 All VETASSESS
Production Manager (Forestry) (See Note 26) 133511 All VETASSESS
Supply and Distribution Manager (See Note 23) 133611 All AIM
Health & Welfare Services Managers (nec) 134299 All VETASSESS
School Principal 134311 All VETASSESS
Faculty Head 134411 All VETASSESS
Education Managers (nec) 134499 All VETASSESS
Chief Information Officer 135111 All ACS
ICT Project Manager (See Note 20) 135112 All ACS
ICT Managers (nec) 135199 All ACS
Arts Administrator or Manager 139911 All VETASSESS
Environmental Manager 139912 All VETASSESS
Laboratory Manager 139913 All VETASSESS
Quality Assurance Manager 139914 All VETASSESS
Specialist Managers (nec)
except:
a.       Ambassadorb.      Archbishopc.       Bishop
139999 All VETASSESS
Cafe or Restaurant Manager
(See Note 3 and Note 24)
141111 All VETASSESS
Hotel or Motel Manager
(See Note 19)
141311 All VETASSESS
Accommodation & Hospitality Managers (nec) 141999 All VETASSESS
Hair or Beauty Salon Manager (See Note 13) 142114 All VETASSESS
Post Office Manager 142115 All VETASSESS
Fitness Centre Manager 149112 All VETASSESS
Sports Centre Manager 149113 All VETASSESS
Customer Service Manager
(See Note 10)
149212 All VETASSESS
Conference & Event Organiser
(See Note 9)
149311 All VETASSESS
Fleet Manager 149411 All VETASSESS
Transport Company Manager
(See Note 16)
149413 All VETASSESS
Facilities Manager (See Note 8) 149913 All VETASSESS
Equipment Hire Manager 149915 All VETASSESS
Dancer or Choreographer 211112 All VETASSESS
Musician (Instrumental) 211213 All VETASSESS
Photographer 211311 All VETASSESS
Visual Arts & Crafts Professionals (nec) 211499 All VETASSESS
Book or Script Editor 212212 All VETASSESS
Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage) 212312 All VETASSESS
Film & Video Editor 212314 All VETASSESS
Program Director (Television or Radio) 212315 All VETASSESS
Stage Manager 212316 All VETASSESS
Technical Director 212317 All VETASSESS
Video Producer 212318 All VETASSESS
Copywriter 212411 All VETASSESS
Newspaper or Periodical Editor 212412 All VETASSESS
Print Journalist 212413 All VETASSESS
Technical Writer 212415 All VETASSESS
Television Journalist 212416 All VETASSESS
Journalists & Other Writers (nec) 212499 All VETASSESS
Company Secretary 221211 All VETASSESS
Commodities Trader 222111 All VETASSESS
Finance Broker 222112 All VETASSESS
Insurance Broker 222113 All VETASSESS
Financial Brokers (nec) 222199 All VETASSESS
Financial Market Dealer 222211 All VETASSESS
Stockbroking Dealer 222213 All VETASSESS
Financial Dealers (nec) 222299 All VETASSESS
Financial Investment Adviser 222311 All VETASSESS
Financial Investment Manager 222312 All VETASSESS
Recruitment Consultant
(see Note 23
)
223112 All VETASSESS
ICT Trainer 223211 All ACS
Mathematician 224112 All VETASSESS
Statistician 224113 All VETASSESS
Gallery or Museum Curator 224212 All VETASSESS
Health Information Manager 224213 All VETASSESS
Records Manager 224214 All VETASSESS
Economist 224311 All VETASSESS
Librarian 224611 All VETASSESS
Management Consultant
(See Note 21
)
224711 All VETASSESS
Organisation & Methods Analyst 224712 All VETASSESS
Patents Examiner 224914 All VETASSESS
Information and Organisation Professionals (nec) (See Note 20) 224999 All VETASSESS
Advertising Specialist (See Note 20) 225111 All VETASSESS
Marketing Specialist (See Note 10) 225113 All VETASSESS
ICT Account Manager 225211 All VETASSESS
ICT Business Development Manager 225212 All VETASSESS
ICT Sales Representative 225213 VETASSESS
Public Relations Professional 225311 All VETASSESS
Technical Sales Representatives (nec) including, but not limited to, education sales representatives (See Note 15) 225499 All VETASSESS
Fashion Designer 232311 All VETASSESS
Industrial Designer 232312 All VETASSESS
Jewellery Designer 232313 All VETASSESS
Graphic Designer (See Note 20) 232411 All VETASSESS
Illustrator 232412 All VETASSESS
Web Designer 232414 All VETASSESS
Interior Designer 232511 All VETASSESS
Urban & Regional Planner 232611 All VETASSESS
Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum) 233611 All Engineers Australia
Engineering Professionals (nec) 233999 All Engineers Australia
Chemist 234211 All VETASSESS
Wine Maker (See Note 26) 234213 All VETASSESS
Environmental Consultant 234312 All VETASSESS
Environmental Research Scientist 234313 All VETASSESS
Environmental Scientists (nec) 234399 All VETASSESS
Geologist 234411 All VETASSESS
Botanist 234515 All VETASSESS
Marine Biologist 234516 All VETASSESS
Zoologist 234518 All VETASSESS
Conservator 234911 All VETASSESS
Meteorologist 234913 All VETASSESS
Physicist 234914 All VETASSESS
Primary School Teacher 241213 All AITSL
Middle School Teacher (Aus) / Intermediate School Teacher (NZ) 241311 All AITSL
University Lecturer (Suitable for the position of Research Associate or Research Fellow in a University) (See Note 20) 242111 All VETASSESS
University Tutor 242112 All VETASSESS
Education Adviser 249111 All VETASSESS
Art Teacher (Private Tuition) 249211 All VETASSESS
Dance Teacher (Private Tuition) 249212 All VETASSESS
Music Teacher (Private Tuition) 249214 All VETASSESS
Private Tutors & Teachers (nec) 249299 All VETASSESS
Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages 249311 All VETASSESS
Dietitian 251111 All DAA
Nutritionist 251112 All VETASSESS
Occupational Health and Safety Adviser 251312 All VETASSESS
Orthoptist 251412 All VETASSESS
Hospital Pharmacist 251511 All APharmC
Industrial Pharmacist 251512 All VETASSESS
Retail Pharmacist 251513 All APharmC
Health Promotion Officer 251911 All VETASSESS
Health Diagnostic & Promotion Professionals (nec) 251999 All VETASSESS
Acupuncturist 252211 All VETASSESS
Naturopath 252213 All VETASSESS
Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner 252214 All Chinese Medicine Board Of Australia
Complementary Health Therapists (nec) 252299 All VETASSESS
Dental Specialist 252311 All ADC
Dentist 252312 All ADC
Resident Medical Officer 253112 All Medical Board of Australia
Nurse Educator 254211 All ANMAC/VETASSESS
Nurse Manager 254311 All ANMAC/VETASSESS
Multimedia Specialist 261211 All ACS
Software Tester (See Note 20) 261314 All ACS
Software & Applications  Programmers (nec) 261399 All ACS
Database Administrator 262111 All ACS
ICT Security Specialist 262112 All ACS
Systems Administrator 262113 All ACS
Network Administrator 263112 All ACS
Network Analyst 263113 All ACS
ICT Quality Assurance Engineer 263211 All ACS
ICT Support Engineer (see Note 20) 263212 All ACS
ICT Systems Test Engineer (See Note 20) 263213 All ACS
Judicial & Other Legal Professionals (nec) 271299 All VETASSESS
Careers Counsellor 272111 All VETASSESS
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor 272112 All VETASSESS
Family & Marriage Counsellor 272113 All VETASSESS
Rehabilitation Counsellor 272114 All VETASSESS
Student Counsellor 272115 All VETASSESS
Counsellors (nec) 272199 All VETASSESS
Minister of Religion (See Note 4) 272211 All VETASSESS
Interpreter 272412 All NAATI
Social Professionals (nec) 272499 All VETASSESS
Recreation Officer 272612 All VETASSESS
Welfare Worker 272613 All ACWA
Agricultural Technician (See Note 26) 311111 All VETASSESS
Anaesthetic Technician 311211 All VETASSESS
Cardiac Technician 311212 All VETASSESS
Medical Laboratory Technician 311213 All AIMS
Pharmacy Technician 311215 All VETASSESS
Medical Technicians (nec) 311299 All VETASSESS
Meat Inspector 311312 All VETASSESS
Primary Products Inspectors (nec) (See Note 26) 311399 All VETASSESS
Chemistry Technician 311411 All VETASSESS
Earth Science Technician 311412 All VETASSESS
Life Science Technician 311413 All VETASSESS
Science Technicians (nec) 311499 All VETASSESS
Architectural Draftsperson 312111 All VETASSESS
Building Associate 312112 All VETASSESS
Building Inspector 312113 All VETASSESS
Architectural, Building & Surveying Technicians (nec) 312199 All VETASSESS
Mechanical Engineering Technician (See Note 22) 312512 All TRA
Metallurgical or Materials Technician 312912 All VETASSESS
Mine Deputy 312913 All VETASSESS
Hardware Technician 313111 All TRA
ICT Customer Support Officer 313112 All TRA
Web Administrator 313113 All ACS
Farrier 322113 All TRA
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical) 323112 All TRA
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures) 323113 All TRA
Textile, Clothing  & Footwear Mechanic 323215 All TRA
Metal Fitters & Machinists (nec) 323299 All TRA
Precision Instrument Maker & Repairer 323314 All TRA
Watch & Clock Maker & Repairer 323316 All TRA
Toolmaker 323412 All TRA
Vehicle Body Builder 324211 All TRA
Vehicle Trimmer 324212 All TRA
Roof Tiler 333311 All TRA
Business Machine Mechanic 342311 All TRA
Cabler (Data & Telecommunications) 342411 All TRA
Telecommunications Linesworker 342413 All TRA
Baker (See Note 7) 351111 All TRA
Pastrycook (See Note 7) 351112 All TRA
Cook (See Note 11 and Note 24) 351411 All TRA
Dog Handler or Trainer 361111 All VETASSESS
Animal Attendants & Trainers (nec) (See Note 6) 361199 All VETASSESS
Veterinary Nurse 361311 All VETASSESS
Florist 362111 All TRA
Gardener (General) 362211 All TRA
Arborist 362212 All TRA
Landscape Gardener 362213 All TRA
Greenkeeper 362311 All TRA
Hairdresser (See Note 20) 391111 All TRA
Print Finisher 392111 All TRA
Printing Machinist 392311 All TRA
Upholsterer 393311 All TRA
Furniture Finisher 394211 All TRA
Picture Framer 394212 All TRA
Wood Machinist 394213 All TRA
Wood Machinists & Other Wood Trades Workers (nec) 394299 All TRA
Chemical Plant Operator 399211 All TRA
Power Generation Plant Operator 399213 All TRA
Library Technician 399312 All VETASSESS
Jeweller 399411 All TRA
Camera Operator (Film, Television or Video) 399512 All TRA
Make Up Artist 399514 All TRA
Sound Technician 399516 All TRA
Performing Arts Technicians (nec) 399599 All VETASSESS
Signwriter 399611 All TRA
Ambulance Officer 411111 All VETASSESS
Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic 411112 All VETASSESS
Dental Technician 411213 All TRA
Diversional Therapist 411311 All VETASSESS
Enrolled Nurse 411411 All ANMAC
Massage Therapist (See Note 14) 411611 All VETASSESS
Community Worker 411711 All VETASSESS
Disabilities Services Officer 411712 All VETASSESS
Family Support Worker 411713 All VETASSESS
Residential Care Officer 411715 All VETASSESS
Youth Worker 411716 All VETASSESS
Diving Instructor (Open Water) 452311 All VETASSESS
Gymnastics Coach or Instructor 452312 All VETASSESS
Horse Riding Coach or Instructor 452313 All VETASSESS
Snowsport Instructor 452314 All VETASSESS
Swimming Coach or Instructor 452315 All VETASSESS
Tennis Coach 452316 All VETASSESS
Other Sports Coach or Instructor 452317 All VETASSESS
Sports Development Officer 452321 All VETASSESS
Footballer 452411 All VETASSESS
Sportspersons (nec) 452499 All VETASSESS
Contract Administrator (See Note 20) 511111 All VETASSESS
Program or Project Administrator 511112 All VETASSESS
Insurance Loss Adjuster 599612 All VETASSESS
Insurance Agent 611211 All VETASSESS
Property Manager 612112 All VETASSESS
Real Estate Agency Principal 612113 All VETASSESS
Real Estate Agent 612114 All VETASSESS
Real Estate Representative 612115 All VETASSESS


NOTES

Note 1.    ANZSCO means the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and current as at
1 July 2016.

Note 2.    nec means “not elsewhere classified”.

Note 3.    In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes positions in a limited service restaurant.  A limited service restaurant includes, but is not limited to, any of the following:

  1. a) fast food or takeaway food services;
  2. b) fast casual restaurants;
  3. c) drinking establishments that offer only a limited food service;
  4. d) limited service cafes including, but not limited to, coffee shops or mall cafes;
  5. e) limited service pizza restaurants.

Note 4.    Minister of Religion is specified as a skilled occupation only for the purposes of paragraph 2.72B(3)(b) of the Regulations, and only in relation to an application for a Subclass 407 (Training) visa. Minister of Religion is not specified as a skilled occupation in relation to any other visa subclass, despite paragraphs 2, 5, 6 and 8.

Note 5.    In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes any of the following:

  1. a) clerical, book keeper and accounting clerk positions;
  2. b) positions in a business that have an annual turnover of less than
    AUD 1 million;
  3. c) positions in a business that have fewer than five employees.

Note 6.    In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes positions related  to animal husbandry including, but not limited to, caring for livestock on a farm setting.

Note 7.    In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes positions related to mass or standardised production, including positions based in a franchise or factory, as opposed to specialist production. Positions excluded, but not limited to the following exclusions, are any of the following:

  1. a) positions that involve full or partial production of food product for distribution to another location;
  2. b) positions that predominantly involve the use of pre-prepared food product from another location.

Note 8.   In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes any of the following:

  1. a) positions that are not located in a commercial building or shopping centre environment;
  2. b) positions that predominately involve the management of the provision of only one particular service to a facility or managing one particular relationship.

Example:    a position that manages the cleaning contract for a facility but not other contracts relevant to the facility.

Note 9.   In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes any of the following:

  1. a) positions in a business that have an annual turnover of less than AUD 1 million;
  2. b) positions that have a nominated base salary of less than AUD 65,000.

 

 

Note 10: In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes any of the following:

  1. a) positions based in a front-line retail setting;
  2. b) positions that predominately involve direct client transactional interaction on a regular basis;
  3. c) positions in a business that have an annual turnover of less than AUD 1 million;
  4. d) positions that have a nominated base salary of less than AUD 65,000.

Note 11.  In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes positions involved in mass production in a factory setting and positions in a limited service restaurant.  A limited service restaurant includes, but is not limited to, any of the following:

  1. a) fast food or takeaway food services;
  2. b) fast casual restaurants;
  3. c) drinking establishments that offer only a limited food service;
  4. d) limited service cafes including, but not limited to, coffee shops or mall cafes;
  5. e) limited service pizza restaurants.

Note 12.  In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes positions that predominantly involve low-skilled tasks.

Examples:    fruit picking or packing, feeding of livestock or animals

Note 13:  In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes any of the following:

  1. a) positions that predominately involve hair dressing and/or beauty therapy related non-managerial tasks; or
  2. b) positions in a business that employ fewer than five employees.

Note 14:  In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes any of the following:

  1. a) non full-time positions;
  2. b) positions that are not based in a therapeutic setting;
  3. c) positions involving the provision of  non-medical relaxation massage.

Note 15:   In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes any of the following:

  1. a) positions that are based in a front-line retail setting;
  2. b) positions that are based in a call centre and do not require a significant technical knowledge of products;
  3. c) positions that predominantly involve selling educational courses to individual students;
  4. d) positions that have a nominated base salary of less than AUD 65,000.

Note 16:   In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes any of the following:

  1. a) truck driver positions;
  2. b) fleet manager positions;
  3. c) container controller positions;
  4. d) positions in a business that have an annual turnover of less than AUD 1 million;
  5. e) positions in a business that have fewer than five employees.

Note 17:   In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes any one of the following:

  1. a) positions in a business that have an annual turnover of less than AUD 1 million;
  2. b) positions in a business that have fewer than five employees;
  3. c) positions that have a nominated base salary of less than AUD 90,000.

Note 18:   In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes any one of the following:

  1. a) positions in a business that have an annual turnover of less than AUD 1 million;
  2. b) positions in a business that have fewer than five employees;
  3. c) positions that have a nominated base salary of less than AUD 80,000.

Note 19:   In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes positions that predominately involve  responsibility for managing hotel or motel staff.  The specification does not exclude positions that predominately involve responsibility for organising and controlling the operations of a hotel or motel that may have limited duties requiring management of hotel or motel staff but is not the main function of the position.

Note 20:   In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes positions that do not require a minimum of two years relevant work experience.

Note 21:   In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes any of the following:

  1. a) positions in a business that have an annual turnover of less than AUD 1 million;
  2. b) positions in a business that have fewer than five employees.

Note 22:   In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes positions relating to mobile phone repairs.

Note 23:   In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes any of the following:

  1. a) positions in a business with an annual turnover of less than AUD 1 million;
  2. b) positions in a business with fewer than five employees;
  3. c) positions that have a nominated base salary of less than AUD 65,000.

Note 24:   In relation to specifications of occupations for Subclass 186 – Employer Nomination Scheme visa, for the purposes of sub-subparagraph 5.19(4)(h)(i)(A) of the Regulations, indicates that, despite paragraph 6, for an application for approval of a nomination for a Subclass 186 visa, the occupation excludes positions in Fast Food or Takeaway Food Service.

Note 25:    These occupations are specified as a skilled occupation only in relation to an application for a visa listed below. These occupations are not specified as a skilled occupation in relation to any other visa subclass, despite paragraphs 2, 5, 6 and 8.

  • subclass 189 Skilled Independent visa
  • subclass 485 Temporary Graduate visa
  • subclass 489 Skilled Regional (Provisional), if the applicant is not nominated by a State or Territory government agency.

Note 26: (1) These occupations are specified as a skilled occupation only in relation to an application for a visa or an application for approval of a nomination for a visa listed below. These occupations are not specified as a skilled occupation in relation to any other visa subclass, despite paragraphs 3, 4, 5 and 8.

  • subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa
  • subclass 186 – Employer Nomination Scheme visa
  • subclass 489 – Skilled-Regional(Provisional) visa, if the applicant is nominated by a State or Territory government agency.

(2)  In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification only includes positions located in regional Australia.

(Regional Australia is defined in subregulation 5.19(7) of the Migration Regulations 1994.)

Acronym table

The acronyms used to refer to an Assessing Authority mean:

Acronym Expanded meanings
AACA Architects Accreditation Council of Australia Inc
AASW Australian Association of Social Workers
ACOPRA/APC Australian Council of Physiotherapy Regulating Authorities Ltd/Australian Physiotherapy Council
ACPSEM Australasian College of Physical Scientist and Engineers in Medicine
ACS Australian Computer Society
ACWA Australian Community Workers Association
ADC Australian Dental Council
AIM Australian Institute of Management
AIMS Australian Institute of Medical Scientists
AIQS Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
AIR Australian Institute of Radiography
AITSL Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership
AMSA Australian Maritime Safety Authority
ANMAC Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council
ANZOC Australian and New Zealand Osteopathic Council (Name changed to Australasian Osteopathic Accreditation Council from 6 August 2014)
ANZSNM Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine
APharmC Australian Pharmacy Council
APodC/ANZPAC Australian Podiatry Council/Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council Inc.
APS Australian Psychological Society
AVBC Australasian Veterinary Boards Council Inc.
CASA Civil Aviation Safety Authority
CCEA Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia Inc.
CPAA Certified Practising Accountants Australia
DAA Dieticians Association of Australia
Engineers Australia Institution of Engineers, Australia
ICAA Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia (Name changed to Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand from 31 December 2014)
IPA Institute of Public Accountants
NAATI National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters
OCANZ Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand
OTC Occupational Therapy Council
SLAA State Legal Admission Authority
SPA Speech Pathology Association of Australia
SSSI Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute
TRA Trades Recognition Australia
VETASSESS Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services

Written by Mark

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As the founder of Getting Down Under, Mark is passionate about demystifying the process associated with a move to Australia.

Having launched Getting Down Under in early January 2006 and made the move to Australia from the UK in the same year, Mark continues to share resources and support for those looking for assitance, Getting Down Under.

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  1. Hi Mark.
    I’m on 457 visa as a COOl my two years going to complete next year June 2018still can I apply for END plz reply me.
    Thanks,
    Abu

  2. Hi Mark
    Good work replying to everyone questions.
    If a company is willing to sponsor me under an occupation on the STSOL is a 2 year sponsorship the only option? Is it possible for the company to extend for another 2 years once the first 2 years are complete.
    Is PR a possible after 3 years (counting on a second 2 year sponsorship.)

    Thank you.

  3. hi
    is it possible that occupation in short term list will be removed in July? when will the list for next year come?
    regards
    eric

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