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SOL 2016-17 Announced

Australian Skills In DemandPLEASE NOTE THIS OCCUPATIONS LIST HAS BEEN REPLACED AND IS NO LONGER VALID – For the most current list of Australian occupations in demand. Please CLICK HERE.

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) have released the new Skilled Occupations List (SOL) for 2016-17.

This list will come into effect from 1st July, 2016.

The Skilled Occupations List is used for 189 (Skilled Independent Visa), 489 (Skilled Regional Provisional Visa) and 485 (Graduate Temporary Visa) visa applications.

The DIBP have also released the Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL) which is used for 190 (Skilled Nominated Visa), 457 (Temporary Work Skilled Visa) and 186 (Employer Nominated Scheme) visa applications.

Any big changes?

At first glance, most of the occupations mentioned in previous list are still listed under the 2016-2017 SOL

The downturn in the mining / oil and gas industry appears to have had an impact and the dentistry professions seems particularly hard hit:

Key roles removed from the 2016-2017 SOL include:

• Mining Engineers (excluding petroleum) [233611] • Petroleum Engineers [233612] • metallurgists [234912] • Environmental Health Officers [251311] • Occupational Health & Safety Advisers [251312] • Dental Hygienists [411211] • Dental Prosthetists [411212] • dental Technicians [411213] • dental Therapists [411214]

Key additions/occupations added to the 2016-2017 SOL:

Orthotists and Prosthetists [251912] Audiologists [252711]

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Update: 19 April 2017: Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)

Note that the SOL will be replaced with a new list referred to as the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List or MLTSSL. You can view the current MLTSSL here

Australian Skilled Occupations List for 2016 -2017

Here’s the full SOL 2016-17 below.


2016-17 Skilled Occupation List (SOL)

(Specification of occupations, countries, and assessing authorities for the purposes of paragraphs 3, 4 and 5, specification of occupations and assessing authorities for the purposes of paragraphs 6 and 7 and specification of occupations and their corresponding 6-digit code for the purposes of paragraphs 2 and 8 of this instrument)

Construction Project Manager 133111 All VETASSESS
Project Builder 133112 All VETASSESS
Engineering Manager 133211 All Engineers Australia/AIM
Production Manager (Mining) 133513 All VETASSESS
Child Care Centre Manager 134111 All TRA
Medical Administrator 134211 All VETASSESS
Nursing Clinical Director 134212 All ANMAC
Primary Health Organisation Manager 134213 All VETASSESS
Welfare Centre Manager 134214 All ACWA/VETASSESS
Accountant (General) 221111 All CPA/ICAA/IPA
Management Accountant 221112 All CPA/ICAA/IPA
Taxation Accountant 221113 All CPA/ICAA/IPA
External Auditor 221213 All CPA/ICAA/IPA
Internal Auditor 221214 All VETASSESS
Actuary 224111 All VETASSESS
Land Economist 224511 All VETASSESS
Valuer 224512 All VETASSESS
Ship’s Engineer 231212 All AMSA
Ship’s Master 231213 All AMSA
Ship’s Officer 231214 All AMSA
Architect 232111 All AACA
Landscape Architect 232112 All VETASSESS
Cartographer 232213 All VETASSESS
Other Spatial Scientist 232214 All VETASSESS
Surveyor 232212 All SSSI
Chemical Engineer 233111 All Engineers Australia
Materials Engineer 233112 All Engineers Australia
Civil Engineer 233211 All Engineers Australia
Geotechnical Engineer 233212 All Engineers Australia
Quantity Surveyor 233213 All AIQS
Structural Engineer 233214 All Engineers Australia
Transport Engineer 233215 All Engineers Australia
Electrical Engineer 233311 All Engineers Australia
Electronics Engineer 233411 All Engineers Australia
Industrial Engineer 233511 All Engineers Australia
Mechanical Engineer 233512 All Engineers Australia
Production or Plant Engineer 233513 All Engineers Australia
Aeronautical Engineer 233911 All Engineers Australia
Agricultural Engineer 233912 All Engineers Australia
Biomedical Engineer 233913 All Engineers Australia
Engineering Technologist 233914 All Engineers Australia
Environmental Engineer 233915 All Engineers Australia
Naval Architect 233916 All Engineers Australia
Agricultural Consultant 234111 All VETASSESS
Agricultural Scientist 234112 All VETASSESS
Forester 234113 All VETASSESS
Medical Laboratory Scientist 234611 All AIMS
Veterinarian 234711 All AVBC
Physicist (Medical Physicist only) 234914 All ACPSEM
Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher 241111 All AITSL
Secondary School Teacher 241411 All AITSL
Special Needs Teacher 241511 All AITSL
Teacher of the Hearing Impaired 241512 All AITSL
Teacher of the Sight Impaired 241513 All AITSL
Special Education Teachers (nec) 241599 All AITSL
Medical Diagnostic Radiographer 251211 All AIR
Medical Radiation Therapist 251212 All AIR
Nuclear Medicine Technologist 251213 All ANZSNM
Sonographer 251214 All AIR
Optometrist 251411 All OCANZ
Orthotist or Prosthetist 251912 All VETASSESS
Chiropractor 252111 All CCEA
Osteopath 252112 All ANZOC
Occupational Therapist 252411 All OTC
Physiotherapist 252511 All APC
Podiatrist 252611 All APodC/ANZPAC
Audiologist 252711 All VETASSESS
Speech Pathologist 252712 All SPA
General Practitioner 253111 All Medical Board of Australia
Anaesthetist 253211 All Medical Board of Australia
Specialist Physician (General Medicine) 253311 All Medical Board of Australia
Cardiologist 253312 All Medical Board of Australia
Clinical Haematologist 253313 All Medical Board of Australia
Medical Oncologist 253314 All Medical Board of Australia
Endocrinologist 253315 All Medical Board of Australia
Gastroenterologist 253316 All Medical Board of Australia
Intensive Care Specialist 253317 All Medical Board of Australia
Neurologist 253318 All Medical Board of Australia
Paediatrician 253321 All Medical Board of Australia
Renal Medicine Specialist 253322 All Medical Board of Australia
Rheumatologist 253323 All Medical Board of Australia
Thoracic Medicine Specialist 253324 All Medical Board of Australia
Specialist Physicians (nec) 253399 All Medical Board of Australia
Psychiatrist 253411 All Medical Board of Australia
Surgeon (General) 253511 All Medical Board of Australia
Cardiothoracic Surgeon 253512 All Medical Board of Australia
Neurosurgeon 253513 All Medical Board of Australia
Orthopaedic Surgeon 253514 All Medical Board of Australia
Otorhinolaryngologist 253515 All Medical Board of Australia
Paediatric Surgeon 253516 All Medical Board of Australia
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon 253517 All Medical Board of Australia
Urologist 253518 All Medical Board of Australia
Vascular Surgeon 253521 All Medical Board of Australia
Dermatologist 253911 All Medical Board of Australia
Emergency Medicine Specialist 253912 All Medical Board of Australia
Obstetrician & Gynaecologist 253913 All Medical Board of Australia
Ophthalmologist 253914 All Medical Board of Australia
Pathologist 253915 All Medical Board of Australia
Diagnostic & Interventional Radiologist 253917 All Medical Board of Australia
Radiation Oncologist 253918 All Medical Board of Australia
Medical Practitioners (nec) 253999 All Medical Board of Australia
Midwife 254111 All ANMAC
Nurse Practitioner 254411 All ANMAC
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) 254418 All ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Medical Practice) 254421 All ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Mental Health) 254422 All ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Perioperative) 254423 All ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Surgical) 254424 All ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Paediatrics) 254425 All ANMAC
Registered Nurses (nec) 254499 All ANMAC
ICT business Analyst 261111 All ACS
Systems Analyst 261112 All ACS
Analyst Programmer 261311 All ACS
Developer Programmer 261312 All ACS
Software Engineer 261313 All ACS
Computer Network & Systems Engineer 263111 All ACS
Telecommunications Engineer 263311 All Engineers Australia
Telecommunications Network Engineer 263312 All Engineers Australia
Barrister 271111 All SLAA
Solicitor 271311 All SLAA
Clinical Psychologist 272311 All APS
Educational Psychologist 272312 All APS
Organisational Psychologist 272313 All APS
Psychotherapist 272314 All VETASSESS
Psychologists (nec) 272399 All APS
Social Worker 272511 All AASW
Civil Engineering Draftsperson 312211 All Engineers Australia/ VETASSESS
Civil Engineering Technician 312212 All VETASSESS
Electrical Engineering Draftsperson 312311 All Engineers Australia
Electrical Engineering Technician 312312 All TRA
Radio Communications Technician 313211 All TRA
Telecommunications Field Engineer 313212 All Engineers Australia
Telecommunications Network Planner 313213 All Engineers Australia
Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist 313214 All Engineers Australia
Automotive Electrician 321111 All TRA
Motor Mechanic (General) 321211 All TRA
Diesel Motor Mechanic 321212 All TRA
Motorcycle Mechanic 321213 All TRA
Small Engine Mechanic 321214 All TRA
Sheetmetal Trades Worker 322211 All TRA
Metal Fabricator 322311 All TRA
Pressure Welder 322312 All TRA
Welder (First Class) 322313 All TRA
Fitter (General) 323211 All TRA
Fitter & Turner 323212 All TRA
Fitter-Welder 323213 All TRA
Metal Machinist (First Class) 323214 All TRA
Locksmith 323313 All TRA
Panelbeater 324111 All TRA
Bricklayer 331111 All TRA
Stonemason 331112 All TRA
Carpenter & Joiner 331211 All TRA
Carpenter 331212 All TRA
Joiner 331213 All TRA
Painting trades workers 332211 All TRA
Glazier 333111 All TRA
Fibrous Plasterer 333211 All TRA
Solid Plasterer 333212 All TRA
Wall & Floor Tiler 333411 All TRA
Plumber (General) 334111 All TRA
Airconditioning & Mechanical Services Plumber 334112 All TRA
Drainer 334113 All TRA
Gasfitter 334114 All TRA
Roof plumber 334115 All TRA
Electrician (General) 341111 All TRA
Electrician (Special Class) 341112 All TRA
Lift Mechanic 341113 All TRA
Airconditioning & Refrigeration Mechanic 342111 All TRA
Electrical Linesworker 342211 All TRA
Technical Cable Jointer 342212 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
Chef *** 351311 All TRA
Cabinetmaker 394111 All TRA
Boat Builder & Repairer 399111 All TRA
Shipwright 399112 All TRA
Migrating To Australia Without Formal Qualifications




Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL)

(Specification of occupations, countries, and assessing authorities for the purposes of paragraph 5, specification of occupations and assessing authorities for the purposes of paragraphs 6 and 7 and specification of occupations and their corresponding 6-digit code for the purposes of paragraphs 2 and 8 of this instrument)

Column A Column B Column C Column D
Chief Executive or Managing Director 111111  


Corporate General Manager 111211 All AIM
Defence Force Senior Officer 111212 All VETASSESS
Aquaculture Farmer 121111 All VETASSESS
Cotton Grower 121211 All VETASSESS
Flower Grower 121212 All VETASSESS
Fruit or Nut Grower 121213 All VETASSESS
Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Grower (Aus) / Field Crop Grower (NZ) 121214 All VETASSESS
Grape Grower 121215 All VETASSESS
Mixed Crop Farmer 121216 All VETASSESS
Sugar Cane Grower 121217 All VETASSESS
Turf Grower 121218 All VETASSESS
Vegetable Grower (Aus) / Market Gardener (NZ) 121221 All VETASSESS
Crop Farmers (nec) 121299 All VETASSESS
Apiarist 121311 All VETASSESS
Beef Cattle Farmer 121312 All VETASSESS
Dairy Cattle Farmer 121313 All VETASSESS
Deer Farmer 121314 All VETASSESS
Goat Farmer 121315 All VETASSESS
Horse Breeder 121316 All VETASSESS
Mixed Livestock Farmer 121317 All VETASSESS
Pig Farmer 121318 All VETASSESS
Poultry Farmer 121321 All VETASSESS
Sheep Farmer 121322 All VETASSESS
Livestock Farmers (nec) 121399 All VETASSESS
Mixed Crop & Livestock Farmer 121411 All VETASSESS
Sales & Marketing Manager 131112 All AIM
Advertising Manager 131113 All AIM
Public Relations Manager 131114 All AIM
Corporate Services Manager 132111 All VETASSESS
Finance Manager 132211 All CPAA/ICAA/IPA
Human Resource Manager 132311 All AIM
Policy & Planning Manager 132411 All VETASSESS
Research & Development Manager 132511  


Importer or Exporter 133311 All VETASSESS
Wholesaler 133312 All VETASSESS
Manufacturer 133411 All VETASSESS
Production Manager (Forestry) 133511 All  VETASSESS
Production Manager (Manufacturing) 133512  


Supply & Distribution  Manager 133611 All AIM
Procurement Manager 133612 All AIM
Health & Welfare Services Managers (nec) 134299 All VETASSESS
School Principal 134311 All VETASSESS
Faculty Head 134411 All VETASSESS
Regional Education Manager 134412 All VETASSESS
Education Managers (nec) 134499 All VETASSESS
Chief Information Officer 135111 All ACS
ICT Project Manager 135112 All ACS
ICT Managers (nec) 135199 All ACS
Commissioned Defence Force Officer 139111 All VETASSESS
Commissioned Fire Officer 139112 All VETASSESS
Commissioned Police Officer 139113 All VETASSESS
Senior Non-Commissioned Defence Force Member 139211 All VETASSESS
Arts Administrator or Manager 139911 All VETASSESS
Environmental Manager 139912 All VETASSESS
Laboratory Manager 139913 All VETASSESS
Quality Assurance Manager 139914 All VETASSESS
Sports Administrator 139915 All VETASSESS
Specialist Managers (nec)
EXCEPT:a.                    Ambassadorb.                    Archbishopc.                    Bishop
139999 All VETASSESS
Cafe or Restaurant Manager*** 141111 All VETASSESS
Caravan Park & Camping Ground Manager 141211 All VETASSESS
Hotel or Motel Manager 141311 All VETASSESS
Licensed Club Manager 141411 All VETASSESS
Bed & Breakfast Operator 141911 All VETASSESS
Retirement Village Manager 141912 All VETASSESS
Accommodation & Hospitality Managers (nec) 141999 All VETASSESS
Antique Dealer 142112 All VETASSESS
Betting Agency Manager 142113 All VETASSESS
Hair or Beauty Salon Manager 142114 All VETASSESS
Post Office Manager 142115 All VETASSESS
Travel Agency Manager 142116 All VETASSESS
Amusement Centre Manager 149111 All VETASSESS
Fitness Centre Manager 149112 All VETASSESS
Sports Centre Manager 149113 All VETASSESS
Call or Contact Centre Manager 149211 All VETASSESS
Customer Service Manager 149212 All VETASSESS
Conference & Event Organiser 149311 All VETASSESS
Fleet Manager 149411 All VETASSESS
Railway Station Manager 149412 All VETASSESS
Transport Company Manager 149413 All VETASSESS
Boarding Kennel or Cattery Operator 149911  


Cinema or Theatre Manager 149912 All VETASSESS
Facilities Manager 149913 All VETASSESS
Financial Institution Branch Manager 149914  


Equipment Hire Manager 149915 All VETASSESS
Actor 211111 All VETASSESS
Dancer or Choreographer 211112 All VETASSESS
Entertainer or Variety Artist 211113 All VETASSESS
Actors, Dancers & Other Entertainers (nec) 211199 All VETASSESS
Composer 211211 All VETASSESS
Music Director 211212 All VETASSESS
Musician (Instrumental) 211213 All VETASSESS
Singer 211214 All VETASSESS
Music Professionals (nec) 211299 All VETASSESS
Photographer 211311 All VETASSESS
Painter (Visual Arts) 211411 All VETASSESS
Potter or Ceramic Artist 211412 All VETASSESS
Sculptor 211413 All VETASSESS
Visual Arts & Crafts Professionals (nec) 211499 All VETASSESS
Artistic Director 212111 All VETASSESS
Media Producer (excluding Video) 212112 All VETASSESS
Radio Presenter 212113 All VETASSESS
Television Presenter 212114 All VETASSESS
Author 212211 All VETASSESS
Book or Script Editor 212212 All VETASSESS
Art Director (Film, Television or Stage) 212311 All VETASSESS
Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage) 212312 All VETASSESS
Director of Photography 212313 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
Film, Television, Radio & Stage Directors (nec) 212399 All VETASSESS
Copywriter 212411 All VETASSESS
Newspaper or Periodical Editor 212412 All VETASSESS
Print Journalist 212413 All VETASSESS
Radio Journalist 212414 All VETASSESS
Technical Writer 212415 All VETASSESS
Television Journalist 212416 All VETASSESS
Journalists & Other Writers (nec) 212499 All VETASSESS
Company Secretary 221211 All VETASSESS
Corporate Treasurer 221212 All CPAA/ICAA/IPA
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
Futures Trader 222212 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
Human Resource Adviser 223111 All VETASSESS
Recruitment Consultant 223112 All VETASSESS
Workplace Relations Adviser 223113 All VETASSESS
ICT Trainer 223211 All ACS
Training & Development Professional 223311 All VETASSESS
Mathematician 224112 All VETASSESS
Statistician 224113 All VETASSESS
Archivist 224211 All VETASSESS
Gallery or Museum Curator 224212 All VETASSESS
Health Information Manager 224213 All VETASSESS
Records Manager 224214 All VETASSESS
Economist 224311 All VETASSESS
Intelligence Officer 224411 All VETASSESS
Policy Analyst 224412 All VETASSESS
Librarian 224611 All VETASSESS
Management Consultant 224711 All VETASSESS
Organisation & Methods Analyst 224712 All VETASSESS
Electorate Officer 224911 All VETASSESS
Liaison Officer 224912 All VETASSESS
Migration Agent (Aus) 224913 All VETASSESS
Patents Examiner 224914 All VETASSESS
Information & Organisation Professionals (nec) 224999 All VETASSESS
Advertising Specialist 225111 All VETASSESS
Market Research Analyst 225112 All VETASSESS
Marketing Specialist 225113 All VETASSESS
ICT Account Manager 225211 All VETASSESS
ICT Business Development Manager 225212  


ICT Sales Representative 225213 All VETASSESS
Public Relations Professional 225311 All VETASSESS
Sales Representative (Industrial Products) 225411 All VETASSESS
Sales Representative (Medical & Pharmaceutical Products) 225412 All VETASSESS
Technical Sales Representatives (nec) 225499 All VETASSESS
Aeroplane Pilot 231111 All CASA
Air Traffic Controller 231112 All VETASSESS
Flying Instructor 231113 All VETASSESS
Helicopter Pilot 231114 All CASA
Air Transport Professionals (nec) 231199 All VETASSESS
Master Fisher 231211 All VETASSESS
Marine Surveyor 231215 All AMSA
Marine Transport Professionals(nec) 231299 All VETASSESS
Fashion Designer 232311 All VETASSESS
Industrial Designer 232312 All VETASSESS
Jewellery Designer 232313 All VETASSESS
Graphic Designer 232411 All VETASSESS
Illustrator 232412 All VETASSESS
Multimedia Designer 232413 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
Petroleum Engineer 233612 All Engineers Australia
Engineering Professionals (nec) 233999 All Engineers Australia
Chemist 234211 All VETASSESS
Food Technologist 234212 All VETASSESS
Wine Maker 234213 All VETASSESS
Conservation Officer 234311 All VETASSESS
Environmental Consultant 234312 All VETASSESS
Environmental Research Scientist 234313 All VETASSESS
Park Ranger 234314 All VETASSESS
Environmental Scientists (nec) 234399 All VETASSESS
Geologist 234411 All VETASSESS
Geophysicist 234412 All VETASSESS
Hydrogeologist 234413 All VETASSESS
Life Scientist (General) 234511 All VETASSESS
Biochemist 234513 All VETASSESS
Biotechnologist 234514 All VETASSESS
Botanist 234515 All VETASSESS
Marine Biologist 234516 All VETASSESS
Microbiologist 234517 All VETASSESS
Zoologist 234518 All VETASSESS
Life Scientists (nec) 234599 All VETASSESS
Conservator 234911 All VETASSESS
Metallurgist 234912 All VETASSESS
Meteorologist 234913 All VETASSESS
Physicist 234914 All VETASSESS
Exercise Physiologist 234915 All VETASSESS
Natural & Physical Science Professionals  (nec) 234999 All VETASSESS
Primary School Teacher 241213 All AITSL
Middle School Teacher (Aus) / Intermediate School Teacher (NZ) 241311  


University Lecturer (Suitable for the
position of Research Associate or Research Fellow in a University)
242111 All VETASSESS
University Tutor 242112 All VETASSESS
Vocational Education Teacher (Non Trades) 242211 All VETASSESS
Vocational Education Teacher (Trades) 242211 All TRA
Education Adviser 249111 All VETASSESS
Education Reviewer 249112 All VETASSESS
Art Teacher (Private Tuition) 249211 All VETASSESS
Dance Teacher (Private Tuition) 249212 All VETASSESS
Drama Teacher (Private Tuition) 249213 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
Environmental Health Officer 251311 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
Homoeopath 252212 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 Researcher 254212 All ANMAC/VETASSESS
Nurse Manager 254311 All ANMAC/VETASSESS
Nurse Educator 254211 All ANMAC/VETASSESS
Multimedia Specialist 261211 All ACS
Web Developer 261212 All ACS
Software Tester 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 263212 All ACS
ICT Systems Test Engineer 263213 All ACS
ICT Support & Test Engineers(nec) 263299 All ACS
Judge* 271211 All Agency that approves the appointment
Magistrate* 271212 All Agency that approves the appointment
Tribunal Member** 271213 All Agencies that approve the appointment
Intellectual Property Lawyer 271214 All VETASSESS
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**** 272211 All VETASSESS
Historian 272411 All VETASSESS
Interpreter 272412 All NAATI
Translator 272413 All NAATI
Archaeologist 272414 All VETASSESS
Social Professionals (nec) 272499 All VETASSESS
Community Arts Worker 272611 All VETASSESS
Recreation Officer 272612 All VETASSESS
Welfare Worker 272613 All ACWA
Agricultural Technician 311111 All VETASSESS
Anaesthetic Technician 311211 All VETASSESS
Cardiac Technician 311212 All VETASSESS
Medical Laboratory Technician 311213 All AIMS
Operating Theatre Technician 311214 All VETASSESS
Pharmacy Technician 311215 All VETASSESS
Pathology Collector (Aus) / Phlebotomist (NZ) 311216 All AIMS
Medical Technicians (nec) 311299 All VETASSESS
Fisheries Officer 311311 All VETASSESS
Meat Inspector 311312 All VETASSESS
Quarantine Officer 311313 All VETASSESS
Primary Products Inspectors (nec) 311399 All VETASSESS
Chemistry Technician 311411 All VETASSESS
Earth Science Technician 311412 All VETASSESS
Life Science Technician 311413 All VETASSESS
School Laboratory Technician 311414 All VETASSESS
Hydrographer 311415 All VETASSESS
Science Technicians (nec) 311499 All VETASSESS
Architectural Draftsperson 312111 All VETASSESS
Building Associate 312112 All VETASSESS
Building Inspector 312113 All VETASSESS
Construction Estimator 312114 All VETASSESS
Plumbing Inspector 312115 All VETASSESS
Surveying or Spatial Science Technician 312116 All VETASSESS
Architectural, Building & Surveying Technicians (nec) 312199 All VETASSESS
Electronic Engineering Draftsperson 312411  


Engineers Australia
Electronic Engineering Technician 312412 All TRA
Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson 312511 All Engineers Australia
Mechanical Engineering Technician 312512 All TRA
Safety Inspector 312611 All VETASSESS
Maintenance Planner 312911 All VETASSESS
Metallurgical or Materials Technician 312912 All VETASSESS
Mine Deputy 312913 All VETASSESS
Building & Engineering Technicians (nec) 312999 All VETASSESS/Engineers Australia
Hardware Technician 313111 All TRA
ICT Customer Support Officer 313112 All TRA
Web Administrator 313113 All ACS
ICT Support Technicians (nec) 313199 All TRA
Blacksmith 322111 All TRA
Electroplater 322112 All TRA
Farrier 322113 All TRA
Metal Casting Trades Worker 322114 All TRA
Metal Polisher 322115 All TRA
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics) 323111  


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
Engraver 323311 All TRA
Gunsmith 323312 All TRA
Precision Instrument Maker & Repairer 323314 All TRA
Saw Maker & Repairer 323315 All TRA
Watch & Clock Maker & Repairer 323316 All TRA
Engineering Patternmaker 323411 All TRA
Toolmaker 323412 All TRA
Vehicle Body Builder 324211 All TRA
Vehicle Trimmer 324212 All TRA
Vehicle Painter 324311 All TRA
Floor Finisher 332111 All TRA
Roof Tiler 333311 All TRA
Business Machine Mechanic 342311 All TRA
Communications Operator 342312 All TRA
Cabler (Data &Telecommunications) 342411 All TRA
Telecommunications Cable Jointer 342412 All TRA
Telecommunications Linesworker 342413 All TRA
Telecommunications Technician 342414 All TRA
Baker 351111 All TRA
Pastrycook 351112 All TRA
Butcher or Smallgoods Maker (Excluding the activity of slaughtering animals, or primarily boning, slicing or packaging meat in a non-retail setting.) 351211 All TRA
Cook*** 351411 All TRA
Dog Handler or Trainer 361111 All VETASSESS
Horse Trainer 361112 All TRA
Zookeeper 361114 All VETASSESS
Kennel Hand 361115 All VETASSESS
Animal Attendants & Trainers (nec) 361199 All VETASSESS
Shearer 361211 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
Nurseryperson 362411 All TRA
Hairdresser 391111 All TRA
Print Finisher 392111 All TRA
Screen Printer 392112 All TRA
Graphic Pre-press Trades Worker 392211 All TRA
Printing Machinist 392311 All TRA
Small Offset Printer 392312 All TRA
Canvas Goods Fabricator 393111 All TRA
Leather Goods Maker 393112 All TRA
Sail Maker 393113 All TRA
Shoemaker 393114 All TRA
Apparel Cutter 393211 All TRA
Clothing Patternmaker 393212 All TRA
Dressmaker or Tailor 393213 All TRA
Clothing Trades Workers (nec) 393299 All VETASSESS
Upholsterer 393311 All TRA
Furniture Finisher 394211 All TRA
Picture Framer 394212 All TRA
Wood Machinist 394213 All TRA
Wood Turner 394214 All TRA
Wood Machinists & Other Wood Trades Workers (nec) 394299 All TRA
Chemical Plant Operator 399211 All TRA
Gas or Petroleum Operator 399212 All TRA
Power Generation Plant Operator 399213 All TRA
Gallery or Museum Technician 399311 All TRA
Library Technician 399312 All VETASSESS
Jeweller 399411 All TRA
Broadcast Transmitter Operator 399511 All TRA
Camera Operator (Film, Television or Video) 399512 All TRA
Light Technician 399513 All TRA
Make Up Artist 399514 All TRA
Musical Instrument Maker or Repairer 399515 All TRA
Sound Technician 399516 All TRA
Television Equipment Operator 399517 All TRA
Performing Arts Technicians (nec) 399599 All VETASSESS
Signwriter 399611 All TRA
Diver 399911 All VETASSESS
Interior Decorator 399912 All VETASSESS
Optical Dispenser 399913 All TRA
Optical Mechanic 399914 All TRA
Plastics Technician 399916 All TRA
Wool Classer 399917 All TRA
Fire Protection Equipment Technician 399918 All TRA
Technicians & Trades Workers (nec) 399999 All TRA
Ambulance Officer 411111 All VETASSESS
Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic 411112  


Dental Hygienist 411211 All VETASSESS
Dental Prosthetist 411212 All TRA
Dental Technician 411213 All TRA
Dental Therapist 411214 All VETASSESS
Diversional Therapist 411311 All VETASSESS
Enrolled Nurse 411411 All ANMAC
Mothercraft Nurse 411412 All VETASSESS
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Worker 411511 All VETASSESS
Massage Therapist 411611 All VETASSESS
Community Worker 411711 All VETASSESS
Disabilities Services Officer 411712 All VETASSESS
Family Support Worker 411713 All VETASSESS
Parole or Probation Officer 411714 All VETASSESS
Residential Care Officer 411715 All VETASSESS
Youth Worker 411716 All VETASSESS
Defence Force Member – Other Ranks 441111 All VETASSESS
Emergency Service Worker 441211 All VETASSESS
Fire Fighter 441212 All VETASSESS
Detective 441311 All VETASSESS
Police Officer 441312 All VETASSESS
Prison Officer 442111 All VETASSESS
Driving Instructor 451211 All VETASSESS
Funeral Director 451311 All VETASSESS
Funeral Workers (nec) 451399 All VETASSESS
Flight Attendant 451711 All VETASSESS
Travel Attendants (nec) 451799 All VETASSESS
First Aid Trainer 451815 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
Dog or Horse Racing Official 452318 All VETASSESS
Sports Development Officer 452321 All VETASSESS
Sports Umpire 452322 All VETASSESS
Other Sports Official 452323 All VETASSESS
Footballer 452411 All VETASSESS
Golfer 452412 All VETASSESS
Jockey 452413 All TRA
Sportspersons (nec) 452499 All VETASSESS
Contract Administrator 511111 All VETASSESS
Program or Project Administrator 511112 All VETASSESS
Conveyancer 599111 All VETASSESS
Legal Executive 599112 All VETASSESS
Court Bailiff or Sheriff (Aus) / Court Collections Officer (NZ) 599212 All VETASSESS
Insurance Investigator 599611 All VETASSESS
Insurance Loss Adjuster 599612 All VETASSESS
Insurance Risk Surveyor 599613 All VETASSESS
Clinical Coder 599915 All VETASSESS
Auctioneer 611111 All VETASSESS
Stock & Station Agent 611112 All VETASSESS
Insurance Agent 611211 All VETASSESS
Business Broker 612111 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
Retail Buyer 639211 All VETASSESS
Wool Buyer 639212 All VETASSESS
Driller 712211 All TRA
All Not Lost For Chefs and Cooks Following Changes to Skilled Occupation List




  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.
  2. nec means “not elsewhere classified”.
  3. * Judges and Magistrates are appointed positions, appointed by the Attorney General’s Department.
  4. ** Tribunal Member comprises a large number of different positions appointed by different relevant agencies.
  5. *** indicates that, despite paragraphs 2, 5 and 6, for a nomination or visa application for a Subclass 457 visa or a Subclass 186 visa, the occupation excludes positions in Fast Food or Takeaway Food Service.
  6. **** indicates that Minister of Religion is specified as a skilled occupation only for the purposes of paragraph 2.72I(5)(ba) of the Regulations, and only in relation to an application for a Subclass 402 Training and Research 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.
  7. The acronyms used to refer to an Assessing Authority mean:
Australia Visa Requirements


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



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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 assistance. If you have a question for Mark, please post in our Community Forums. Please note All information provided on Getting Down Under should be considered in conjunction with our disclaimer. Please seek professional advice if you have any doubts! 

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  2. HI Mark,

    Is there any possibility for “ICT Business Development Manager”. I have 60 Points and can get 5 more points from State Sponsorship. I know currently no state is sponsoring this job role but can you just suggest which all states will open the sponsorship in July 2017 (As per the previous trends)

  3. Dear Mark,
    Hope you are doing fine!
    This is Nasim, from Middle East, Iran.
    As I am a Business Development Officer for Veterinary Drug raw material, I don’t know if I could apply for visa 190, for Sales Representative(Pharmaceutical).
    Please help me.
    thanks a million.

  4. Hi!
    My name is Djenita, I am 34 from Bosnia and Herzegovina. I am professor of English language and literature with experiance as TESOL in primary school (age : 9- 14) and one year experiance as kindergarten TESOL, (age 3-6). What are my chances?

  5. hi
    I am Electrical Engineer, submitted EOI in NSW on 16th NOV 2015 with 55 points W/O state sponsorship.
    till now I am waiting for invitation from the said state. my occupation is still existing in 2016-17 financial year’s SOL. I need to know still the requirements are same for my occupation for NSW? whats the probability to get the invitation. its already about 1 year been past, i am waiting for invitation.


  6. Greeting
    My name is Jurica, otherwise I’m from Serbia. I am a mining technician with years of experience in mining. I wonder if I can apply for a job in Australia in one of mine?

    Thanks in advance

    Best regards from Serbia

    • Hi Jurica, if I’m being honest I think you will struggle. Since the downturn in the mining sector here in Austrralia more people are looisng there jobs in mining than being recruited at the moment so focusing in this space might be a challenge.

  7. Hi,
    Is there any effect on the petroleum engineers who will have plan to apply for 190 visa from new South Wales.

    I have completed my 55 points and need to have anothet 5 points to apply.

  8. Dear Mark,

    I’m a doctor, specialis of physical and rehabilitation medicine, and I’ve just read my proffession is wanted in Australia.
    Please, can you tell me what is my first step if I want to emigrate?
    Thank you very much

  9. Hi …my name is Verica.I am 37 years old. I am from Macedonia. Would like to apply for a job no 234113..can you tell me where to apply. I m forestry engineer. Thanks…

  10. Hi,

    My name is Tim and I am professional magician from Croatia. I see Australia is looking for Entertainers or Variety Artist so if you could tell me what is the first step I should take on my way of getting Australian visa?

    • Hi Alex, these are just references to the notes at the very bottom of the list:

      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.
      nec means “not elsewhere classified”.
      * Judges and Magistrates are appointed positions, appointed by the Attorney General’s Department.
      ** Tribunal Member comprises a large number of different positions appointed by different relevant agencies.
      *** indicates that, despite paragraphs 2, 5 and 6, for a nomination or visa application for a Subclass 457 visa or a Subclass 186 visa, the occupation excludes positions in Fast Food or Takeaway Food Service.
      **** indicates that Minister of Religion is specified as a skilled occupation only for the purposes of paragraph 2.72I(5)(ba) of the Regulations, and only in relation to an application for a Subclass 402 Training and Research 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.

      Hope this helps clarify?



    • Hi Alex and sorry for the delay.

      Best to refer to the bottom of the list:


      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.
      nec means “not elsewhere classified”.
      * Judges and Magistrates are appointed positions, appointed by the Attorney General’s Department.
      ** Tribunal Member comprises a large number of different positions appointed by different relevant agencies.
      *** indicates that, despite paragraphs 2, 5 and 6, for a nomination or visa application for a Subclass 457 visa or a Subclass 186 visa, the occupation excludes positions in Fast Food or Takeaway Food Service.
      **** indicates that Minister of Religion is specified as a skilled occupation only for the purposes of paragraph 2.72I(5)(ba) of the Regulations, and only in relation to an application for a Subclass 402 Training and Research 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.
      The acronyms used to refer to an Assessing Authority mean:

  11. Hii, My name is R.Uthayraj, i am a sri lankan and I’m looking for a job in Conference & I do have 7years Mechanical Engineer (233512) already. I just didn’t get it how do I get the visa. Do I have to find the job first? How should I proceed to get the job and the visa? Where should I apply?
    Thank you

  12. Hello Mark,

    My name is Petra and I am from Croatia.
    I hold a Bachelor and a Master in Landscape Architecture, and recently a Master in Conservation Leadership at the University of Cambridge; which is a Master’s for conservation/environmnetal professionals with several years of relevant experience and provided me with an overall perspective in addressing the complex environmental global challenges.
    To sum up I have over 7 years of professional experience in nature conservation public sector
    and so my question is as my Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture is nominated under the Australian Skilled Occupations List for 2016 -2017 but I have over 7 years of experience in conservation sector and a recent Master in Conservation Leadership under which occupational list should I apply…?

    Thank you kindly in advance.

    • Hi Petra, I guess it depends on where you have the most experience and skills.

      Probably the best way to think about it is if you were applying for a job in Croatia, what skills and experience would help you get the job first?

      This is probably the occupation you should use as a basis for nomination. :)

      All the best


  13. Hello, My name is Bruna, Im Italian and Im looking for a job in Conference & Event Organiser (149311) area. I do have 10 years experience already. I just didn’t get it how do I get the visa. Do I have to find the job first? How should I proceed to get the job and the visa? Where should I apply?
    Thank you!

  14. Hi Mark, my name is Spasoje. I am 27 years old and i come from Bosnia & Hercegovina. I am an engeneer for agriculture economy and rural development, and i am currently finishing first year of Master’s degree also at the Faculty of Agriculture. Do i have a chance if i apply, and for what kind of visa i should apply? Thanks.

  15. Hi Mark I’m Construction worker with a lot of working expirience. I’m interested to apliacated for work and live in Australia with all my family witch counts 5 members. . I’ll be very gradefull and thankfull if you accept my aplication. I hope we would cooperated in the future and if you let me know abt my next steps and moves. Kind regards..

  16. Hi Mark,

    I’m 38 years old.
    I’m environmental engineer and my wife has a degree in business management.
    Do we have any chance for new start up in Australia?

    I would like to apply for job under No. 233915

    Best regards

  17. hi my name is kire and i am from macedonia.i am offset print maschinist .i am 27 years old and i have 10 years expirients.i work on heidelberg komori fugi adast miller….i want to leave my country so please help to find this job.this is my mail so contact me and i am ready for work.tnx i want to aply for Printing Machinist 392311

  18. Hi Mark,

    my name is Ivan and for the last 15 years I work as a video editor for TV and various private production companies. Can you tell me please where can I find more details about applying for the Film & Video editor job (212314)?

    Best regards,


  19. Hello i am Mladen from Serbia. I am 28 years old and have locksmith degree. I am also skilled in metal welding and painting. I find information about this from my friend and even if i know english very good im little confused.How do we go if get work visa? Are there work for metal welders or any kind of job will do for start.Thank you for your time i really appreciate it. Best regards

  20. Hello! My name is Jasmina, and last name is Petrevska.I am 23 years old, and I’m married. I’m from Macedonia , city-Bitola. I have studied at Tehnical Faculty about Computer Science and Engineering. I have no work experience. What are my chanes for to come in Australia with my husband? Thank you, advance.

  21. Hi,Mark

    I ma 35 and I live and work in Croatia.
    I would like to move to Australia with my girlfriend.
    I would like to apply for the position Plastics Technician 399916.
    I was injection moulding junior technician in Canada for almost two years.
    What are my chances and where can I get more info?



  22. Hi Mark, I’m Maria and I have a degree: MBA – specialist in strategic management and my husband has a degree: Bachelor operating manager.Do we have chance to live and work in Australia.

    Thank you so much for your time.
    Best regards,

  23. Hi Mark! I’m Jovana and I’m 23 years old and I graduated a fashion design. I have an older sister Tamara and she’s 28, she finished Faculty of law and bussiness studies, has a bachllelor degree in English language.We are from Serbia. I would like to apply for jobs under 232311 All VETASSES and 211311 All VETASSES. My sister would like to apply for jobs under 272413 All NAATI, 249311 All VETASSES and 241213 All AITSL. Where we can apply for those jobs and what are our chances to relocate to Australia?

    Thank you!

  24. Hi Mark

    I’m an Australian citizen and my wife is an Bangladeshi citizen,

    currently I’m living in Bangladesh and waiting for our new born baby to delivery on next month who will be a Australian citizen by descent

    Problem is my wife still did not applied for her PR or tourist visa, After baby birth i will go back to Australia and start work but I want to take my baby and wife along with me because I dont feel safe for leave them in here and also its not possible for me to look after the baby myself while i’m working so in this case what visa should I apply for my wife so she can go with us to Australia and look after the baby

    I was wondering if there is any special circumtance for this? like she get 3/6 months visa than later she can apply her PR from Australia?

    Please kindly suggest me


    • Hi Shane, firstly I would double check on the Australian Citizenship by descent for your baby. Although the application process should be a straight forward one for your baby. I’m not sure if it would be as straight forward as you may suggest, even though you are a Aussie citizen.

      as for your wide, you will need to apply for a spouse visa/pr. As I understand it there are options for your wife to visit Australia for visits of the durations you have suggested.

      Visit here for more information on this visa class. Lots of useful information here.

      Please post in our forums if you have any further questions :)



  25. Good day,
    I am Anton. I live in Croatia, Zagreb. A year ago I completed specialist studies for safety, occupational health and safety course. accquired professional title: specialist professional engineer and safety and protection. Do I have chance to live and work in Australia?

  26. Hi, I have Chemical engineering diploma and 9 years of experience as researcher analyst in pharmaceutical industry and I am 34 Years old. My husband has agriculture diploma and 11 Years Experience and we have two kids. Is there a chance for hole family to move and live there if for example one of as gets a job, and from you’re point of view which one of as has a better chance?Thank you.

  27. Hello! My Name is Vuk and my Surname is Vucurovic. I am 29 years old and I am from Belgrade, Serbia. I finished the Bachelor and Masters Degree at The Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering, University of Belgrade, Department for Road and Urban Traffic and Transport – Road Traffic Safety guidance. I have one and a half year of work experience. My first work experience was at 2013. in one Transport company, named “DUMBO Moving & Storage”, which is located in New York City, like a Dispatcher. I worked there for six months. Also, I worked in Belgrade, in one German company, its name “KUEHNE + NAGEL”, as Operator of the Service Center for Maritime Traffic and Transport. I spent there one year. Now, I am currently unemployed. I would like to apply for the position number 233215, Transport Engineer in Australia. So, I have a couple of questions: First; What is necessary to get a work visa for Australia? Second; Do you have a lot of open positions for Transport Engineer in Australia? Third; Is my work experience enough to get work visa for Australia? Fourth; Which level of English Language knowledge is necessary to get get a job in Australia? Fifth; Tell me, when is the first date when I can apply, and when is the deadline day for application? Please, in your answer, write me everything what is necessary for me to apply for job position Transport Engineer, because, maybe I forgot something to ask you. Thanks in advance.

  28. Hello, I’m 28 old with master degree in naval architecture. I’m currently working in offshore sector the last 4years as a naval architect. I am wondering what are the chances to get a job in Australia and what are the criteria? I saw that under job code 233916 a position is listed for Naval Architect.

  29. Hi – I have submitted EOI on 11th March under 221214 _ Internal Auditor. Occupation Ceiling for this was already closed in Sep 2015. What is my chance for invitation for VISA as other people have also submitted thier EOI in last 6-7 months. Besides i am going to be 40 years old in Oct 2016. In New SOL my profession is already there.

    • Hi Ajay

      It’s always difficult to comment on your chances because it’s governed by both your circumstances / points and the circumstances / points of the other applicant who have registered an EOI.

      Critical ages for all skilled visas are : 29, 34, 39, 44 and final cut off date is age 49 and 364 days.
      For business skills visa applications – age 54 is critical!
      For retirement visas the main applicant must be age 55 +

      All the best


    • Hi

      Critical ages for all skilled visas are : 29, 34, 39, 44 and final cut off date is age 49 and 364 days.
      For business skills visa applications – age 54 is critical!
      For retirement visas the main applicant must be age 55 +

  30. So, what would be my odds of finding a job in Australia?
    I have Masters degree in experimental biology, but I haven’t worked at any job position relevant to my occupation. I have only worked for a year and a half as a higschool professor of biology, so, no skill development for me here in Croatia. I have only finished some free on-line courses about bioinformatics since college.

  31. Hi i am Marin from Croatia 37 year old Mechanic technictian now working on the on shore drilling rig, as rig Mechanic in. I want to apply for the job code: 321212 and i see that on this list you dont have offer for the job on the oil field only Driller, buth for the mechanic profesion i cant appy on the that code..

    Thank you


  32. Hi my name is Marko. I am from Croatia and i am a police officer with 8 years of work experience and i would like to apply for a job no 139113..can you tell me where to apply

  33. Hi,
    My name iz Zeljka, I’m 36 years old Croatian. I graduated at Academy of Fine Arts restoration of paintings and wooden sculptures, also I have experience in restaurants as a line cook, as a elementary school teacher of art, as a manager in food industry, art exhibition organizer, sales person, etc. How can I apply and for what kind of job on your list I could apply and what do you exactly offer? I worked in Canada 2 and half years.

    • Hi Zelika, firstly to be clear please note we are not the people offering this role. Getting Down Under simply provides advice for people looking to move to Australia (I launched this website after I moved to Australia myself 10 years ago) :)

      Can I suggest you identify the job title most likely to be a job you can easily demonstrate your experience in and we’ll take it from there. Please start a new post in our forums. You can find our forums here: Its proving tricky to track all the replied in these comments so the forums make it easier. :)

      All the best

  34. Hello,I have a bachelor degree in Marketing and magistrate in tourism with 5 years experience. I am wondering what are the chances to get a job in Australia and in which of those two fields?

  35. Hi, my name is Ivan….
    I am an photographer and owner of video production company in Croatia with over 10 years experience in video production business.
    I worked over 10 years on national TV station (RTL), my positions was, from camera assistant, lead camera, editing, production director, scriptwriter to director.
    I am skillful in Adobe Premiere, Edius, After Effects, Lightroom, Illustrator, and all kind of software needed for production.
    Recently started my own company, but looking for new challenges, higher production tasks and new experience in that filed.
    Can you be so kind and tell me, what are my chances to find business opportunity in Australia, and maybe what should be my first steps?

    Thank you so much for your time.
    Best regards,

  36. I am 31 old master teacher with eight year working in primary school.My housband is techer too.He has 13 year working in primary school.He has 38 year.We have 3 childreen,9 year,6 year and 3 year old.

  37. Hello. I am a dentist,and i would love to know something more about procedure off applying for tjat type of job. If anyone could help me,i would be really thankfull.. cheers

    • Hi Matija, this updated does not bring good news for you I’m afraid. As per the article a number of roles have been removed from the list including

      • Dental Hygienists [411211]
      • Dental Prosthetists [411212]
      • dental Technicians [411213]
      • dental Therapists [411214]

      One of the conditions of the skilled Australian visa streams is that your occupation has to appear ON this list. I would note that the general ‘Dentist’ is still listed!

      Unless your in a position to apply and be approved before the end of June your options may be somewhat limited I’m afraid. To avoid any further questions being lost in our comments, please post in our forums.

      All the best


  38. To whom it may concern,

    My name is Milica and I come from Croatia. As I skimmed through the occupations you require, I simply cannot resist to ask you what are my chances to relocate to Australia considering that my degrees are a qualified pre school teacher and early child development and I also graduated Management in Rural Tourism and had a chance to participate in a project and developmental tourism plan. My specialties are creating new and enriching existing tourism products and in such way to contribute to rural development and particularly to sustainability and cultural heritage preservation. Destination management is also may field of interest because it is very important in tourism industry to know other destinations and their main products.

    Thank you for your time,

    Milica Sokec

    • Hello Milica and thanks for your question. :)

      You education is important however your experience is key when applying for an Australian visa. If you have some good teaching experience this is certianly an area considered in demand at the moment.

      All the best


  39. Hi. I am 37 Years old. Veterinarian with Sarajevo University OF Veterinarian science diplome and 8 Years Long experiance in small animal clinic. What are My chances to Come for work and living in Australija with My familije? Which visa is best option for me. Thank you in advance.

  40. Hi,I’m production and project manager with 2 engineering diplomas with more than 20 years experience.Skills in printing and multimedia business .I’m 48 years old and came from Croatia.Do I have any chance for new start up in Australia ?

  41. I am a school head here in the philippines. Im an english major graduate in secondary, master of arts in educational administration and a ph.d. in educational admin and supervision. What type of work that qualifies me to enter australia….im nearly 50s.

  42. I’m having Electrial Engineering diploma offering from University of Moratuwa. Also im having 10 yrs working experience in relavant field. Kindly help me to find out how to apply for this event.

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