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SOL 2016-17 Announced

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 Manager133111AllVETASSESS
Project Builder133112AllVETASSESS
Engineering Manager133211AllEngineers Australia/AIM
Production Manager (Mining)133513AllVETASSESS
Child Care Centre Manager134111AllTRA
Medical Administrator134211AllVETASSESS
Nursing Clinical Director134212AllANMAC
Primary Health Organisation Manager134213AllVETASSESS
Welfare Centre Manager134214AllACWA/VETASSESS
Accountant (General)221111AllCPA/ICAA/IPA
Management Accountant221112AllCPA/ICAA/IPA
Taxation Accountant221113AllCPA/ICAA/IPA
External Auditor221213AllCPA/ICAA/IPA
Internal Auditor221214AllVETASSESS
Land Economist224511AllVETASSESS
Ship’s Engineer231212AllAMSA
Ship’s Master231213AllAMSA
Ship’s Officer231214AllAMSA
Landscape Architect232112AllVETASSESS
Other Spatial Scientist232214AllVETASSESS
Chemical Engineer233111AllEngineers Australia
Materials Engineer233112AllEngineers Australia
Civil Engineer233211AllEngineers Australia
Geotechnical Engineer233212AllEngineers Australia
Quantity Surveyor233213AllAIQS
Structural Engineer233214AllEngineers Australia
Transport Engineer233215AllEngineers Australia
Electrical Engineer233311AllEngineers Australia
Electronics Engineer233411AllEngineers Australia
Industrial Engineer233511AllEngineers Australia
Mechanical Engineer233512AllEngineers Australia
Production or Plant Engineer233513AllEngineers Australia
Aeronautical Engineer233911AllEngineers Australia
Agricultural Engineer233912AllEngineers Australia
Biomedical Engineer233913AllEngineers Australia
Engineering Technologist233914AllEngineers Australia
Environmental Engineer233915AllEngineers Australia
Naval Architect233916AllEngineers Australia
Agricultural Consultant234111AllVETASSESS
Agricultural Scientist234112AllVETASSESS
Medical Laboratory Scientist234611AllAIMS
Physicist (Medical Physicist only)234914AllACPSEM
Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher241111AllAITSL
Secondary School Teacher241411AllAITSL
Special Needs Teacher241511AllAITSL
Teacher of the Hearing Impaired241512AllAITSL
Teacher of the Sight Impaired241513AllAITSL
Special Education Teachers (nec)241599AllAITSL
Medical Diagnostic Radiographer251211AllAIR
Medical Radiation Therapist251212AllAIR
Nuclear Medicine Technologist251213AllANZSNM
Orthotist or Prosthetist251912AllVETASSESS
Occupational Therapist252411AllOTC
Speech Pathologist252712AllSPA
General Practitioner253111AllMedical Board of Australia
Anaesthetist253211AllMedical Board of Australia
Specialist Physician (General Medicine)253311AllMedical Board of Australia
Cardiologist253312AllMedical Board of Australia
Clinical Haematologist253313AllMedical Board of Australia
Medical Oncologist253314AllMedical Board of Australia
Endocrinologist253315AllMedical Board of Australia
Gastroenterologist253316AllMedical Board of Australia
Intensive Care Specialist253317AllMedical Board of Australia
Neurologist253318AllMedical Board of Australia
Paediatrician253321AllMedical Board of Australia
Renal Medicine Specialist253322AllMedical Board of Australia
Rheumatologist253323AllMedical Board of Australia
Thoracic Medicine Specialist253324AllMedical Board of Australia
Specialist Physicians (nec)253399AllMedical Board of Australia
Psychiatrist253411AllMedical Board of Australia
Surgeon (General)253511AllMedical Board of Australia
Cardiothoracic Surgeon253512AllMedical Board of Australia
Neurosurgeon253513AllMedical Board of Australia
Orthopaedic Surgeon253514AllMedical Board of Australia
Otorhinolaryngologist253515AllMedical Board of Australia
Paediatric Surgeon253516AllMedical Board of Australia
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon253517AllMedical Board of Australia
Urologist253518AllMedical Board of Australia
Vascular Surgeon253521AllMedical Board of Australia
Dermatologist253911AllMedical Board of Australia
Emergency Medicine Specialist253912AllMedical Board of Australia
Obstetrician & Gynaecologist253913AllMedical Board of Australia
Ophthalmologist253914AllMedical Board of Australia
Pathologist253915AllMedical Board of Australia
Diagnostic & Interventional Radiologist253917AllMedical Board of Australia
Radiation Oncologist253918AllMedical Board of Australia
Medical Practitioners (nec)253999AllMedical Board of Australia
Nurse Practitioner254411AllANMAC
Registered Nurse (Aged Care)254412AllANMAC
Registered Nurse (Child & Family Health)254413AllANMAC
Registered Nurse (Community Health)254414AllANMAC
Registered Nurse (Critical Care & Emergency)254415AllANMAC
Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)254416AllANMAC
Registered Nurse (Disability & Rehabilitation)254417AllANMAC
Registered Nurse (Medical)254418AllANMAC
Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)254421AllANMAC
Registered Nurse (Mental Health)254422AllANMAC
Registered Nurse (Perioperative)254423AllANMAC
Registered Nurse (Surgical)254424AllANMAC
Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)254425AllANMAC
Registered Nurses (nec)254499AllANMAC
ICT business Analyst261111AllACS
Systems Analyst261112AllACS
Analyst Programmer261311AllACS
Developer Programmer261312AllACS
Software Engineer261313AllACS
Computer Network & Systems Engineer263111AllACS
Telecommunications Engineer263311AllEngineers Australia
Telecommunications Network Engineer263312AllEngineers Australia
Clinical Psychologist272311AllAPS
Educational Psychologist272312AllAPS
Organisational Psychologist272313AllAPS
Psychologists (nec)272399AllAPS
Social Worker272511AllAASW
Civil Engineering Draftsperson312211AllEngineers Australia/ VETASSESS
Civil Engineering Technician312212AllVETASSESS
Electrical Engineering Draftsperson312311AllEngineers Australia
Electrical Engineering Technician312312AllTRA
Radio Communications Technician313211AllTRA
Telecommunications Field Engineer313212AllEngineers Australia
Telecommunications Network Planner313213AllEngineers Australia
Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist313214AllEngineers Australia
Automotive Electrician321111AllTRA
Motor Mechanic (General)321211AllTRA
Diesel Motor Mechanic321212AllTRA
Motorcycle Mechanic321213AllTRA
Small Engine Mechanic321214AllTRA
Sheetmetal Trades Worker322211AllTRA
Metal Fabricator322311AllTRA
Pressure Welder322312AllTRA
Welder (First Class)322313AllTRA
Fitter (General)323211AllTRA
Fitter & Turner323212AllTRA
Metal Machinist (First Class)323214AllTRA
Carpenter & Joiner331211AllTRA
Painting trades workers332211AllTRA
Fibrous Plasterer333211AllTRA
Solid Plasterer333212AllTRA
Wall & Floor Tiler333411AllTRA
Plumber (General)334111AllTRA
Airconditioning & Mechanical Services Plumber334112AllTRA
Roof plumber334115AllTRA
Electrician (General)341111AllTRA
Electrician (Special Class)341112AllTRA
Lift Mechanic341113AllTRA
Airconditioning & Refrigeration Mechanic342111AllTRA
Electrical Linesworker342211AllTRA
Technical Cable Jointer342212AllTRA
Electronic Equipment Trades Worker342313AllTRA
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)342314AllTRA
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class)342315AllTRA
Chef ***351311AllTRA
Boat Builder & Repairer399111AllTRA




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 AColumn BColumn CColumn D
Chief Executive or Managing Director111111 


Corporate General Manager111211AllAIM
Defence Force Senior Officer111212AllVETASSESS
Aquaculture Farmer121111AllVETASSESS
Cotton Grower121211AllVETASSESS
Flower Grower121212AllVETASSESS
Fruit or Nut Grower121213AllVETASSESS
Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Grower (Aus) / Field Crop Grower (NZ)121214AllVETASSESS
Grape Grower121215AllVETASSESS
Mixed Crop Farmer121216AllVETASSESS
Sugar Cane Grower121217AllVETASSESS
Turf Grower121218AllVETASSESS
Vegetable Grower (Aus) / Market Gardener (NZ)121221AllVETASSESS
Crop Farmers (nec)121299AllVETASSESS
Beef Cattle Farmer121312AllVETASSESS
Dairy Cattle Farmer121313AllVETASSESS
Deer Farmer121314AllVETASSESS
Goat Farmer121315AllVETASSESS
Horse Breeder121316AllVETASSESS
Mixed Livestock Farmer121317AllVETASSESS
Pig Farmer121318AllVETASSESS
Poultry Farmer121321AllVETASSESS
Sheep Farmer121322AllVETASSESS
Livestock Farmers (nec)121399AllVETASSESS
Mixed Crop & Livestock Farmer121411AllVETASSESS
Sales & Marketing Manager131112AllAIM
Advertising Manager131113AllAIM
Public Relations Manager131114AllAIM
Corporate Services Manager132111AllVETASSESS
Finance Manager132211AllCPAA/ICAA/IPA
Human Resource Manager132311AllAIM
Policy & Planning Manager132411AllVETASSESS
Research & Development Manager132511 


Importer or Exporter133311AllVETASSESS
Production Manager (Forestry)133511All VETASSESS
Production Manager (Manufacturing)133512 


Supply & Distribution  Manager133611AllAIM
Procurement Manager133612AllAIM
Health & Welfare Services Managers (nec)134299AllVETASSESS
School Principal134311AllVETASSESS
Faculty Head134411AllVETASSESS
Regional Education Manager134412AllVETASSESS
Education Managers (nec)134499AllVETASSESS
Chief Information Officer135111AllACS
ICT Project Manager135112AllACS
ICT Managers (nec)135199AllACS
Commissioned Defence Force Officer139111AllVETASSESS
Commissioned Fire Officer139112AllVETASSESS
Commissioned Police Officer139113AllVETASSESS
Senior Non-Commissioned Defence Force Member139211AllVETASSESS
Arts Administrator or Manager139911AllVETASSESS
Environmental Manager139912AllVETASSESS
Laboratory Manager139913AllVETASSESS
Quality Assurance Manager139914AllVETASSESS
Sports Administrator139915AllVETASSESS
Specialist Managers (nec)
EXCEPT:a.                    Ambassadorb.                    Archbishopc.                    Bishop
Cafe or Restaurant Manager***141111AllVETASSESS
Caravan Park & Camping Ground Manager141211AllVETASSESS
Hotel or Motel Manager141311AllVETASSESS
Licensed Club Manager141411AllVETASSESS
Bed & Breakfast Operator141911AllVETASSESS
Retirement Village Manager141912AllVETASSESS
Accommodation & Hospitality Managers (nec)141999AllVETASSESS
Antique Dealer142112AllVETASSESS
Betting Agency Manager142113AllVETASSESS
Hair or Beauty Salon Manager142114AllVETASSESS
Post Office Manager142115AllVETASSESS
Travel Agency Manager142116AllVETASSESS
Amusement Centre Manager149111AllVETASSESS
Fitness Centre Manager149112AllVETASSESS
Sports Centre Manager149113AllVETASSESS
Call or Contact Centre Manager149211AllVETASSESS
Customer Service Manager149212AllVETASSESS
Conference & Event Organiser149311AllVETASSESS
Fleet Manager149411AllVETASSESS
Railway Station Manager149412AllVETASSESS
Transport Company Manager149413AllVETASSESS
Boarding Kennel or Cattery Operator149911 


Cinema or Theatre Manager149912AllVETASSESS
Facilities Manager149913AllVETASSESS
Financial Institution Branch Manager149914 


Equipment Hire Manager149915AllVETASSESS
Dancer or Choreographer211112AllVETASSESS
Entertainer or Variety Artist211113AllVETASSESS
Actors, Dancers & Other Entertainers (nec)211199AllVETASSESS
Music Director211212AllVETASSESS
Musician (Instrumental)211213AllVETASSESS
Music Professionals (nec)211299AllVETASSESS
Painter (Visual Arts)211411AllVETASSESS
Potter or Ceramic Artist211412AllVETASSESS
Visual Arts & Crafts Professionals (nec)211499AllVETASSESS
Artistic Director212111AllVETASSESS
Media Producer (excluding Video)212112AllVETASSESS
Radio Presenter212113AllVETASSESS
Television Presenter212114AllVETASSESS
Book or Script Editor212212AllVETASSESS
Art Director (Film, Television or Stage)212311AllVETASSESS
Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage)212312AllVETASSESS
Director of Photography212313AllVETASSESS
Film & Video Editor212314AllVETASSESS
Program Director (Television or Radio)212315AllVETASSESS
Stage Manager212316AllVETASSESS
Technical Director212317AllVETASSESS
Video Producer212318AllVETASSESS
Film, Television, Radio & Stage Directors (nec)212399AllVETASSESS
Newspaper or Periodical Editor212412AllVETASSESS
Print Journalist212413AllVETASSESS
Radio Journalist212414AllVETASSESS
Technical Writer212415AllVETASSESS
Television Journalist212416AllVETASSESS
Journalists & Other Writers (nec)212499AllVETASSESS
Company Secretary221211AllVETASSESS
Corporate Treasurer221212AllCPAA/ICAA/IPA
Commodities Trader222111AllVETASSESS
Finance Broker222112AllVETASSESS
Insurance Broker222113AllVETASSESS
Financial Brokers (nec)222199AllVETASSESS
Financial Market Dealer222211AllVETASSESS
Futures Trader222212AllVETASSESS
Stockbroking Dealer222213AllVETASSESS
Financial Dealers (nec)222299AllVETASSESS
Financial Investment Adviser222311AllVETASSESS
Financial Investment Manager222312AllVETASSESS
Human Resource Adviser223111AllVETASSESS
Recruitment Consultant223112AllVETASSESS
Workplace Relations Adviser223113AllVETASSESS
ICT Trainer223211AllACS
Training & Development Professional223311AllVETASSESS
Gallery or Museum Curator224212AllVETASSESS
Health Information Manager224213AllVETASSESS
Records Manager224214AllVETASSESS
Intelligence Officer224411AllVETASSESS
Policy Analyst224412AllVETASSESS
Management Consultant224711AllVETASSESS
Organisation & Methods Analyst224712AllVETASSESS
Electorate Officer224911AllVETASSESS
Liaison Officer224912AllVETASSESS
Migration Agent (Aus)224913AllVETASSESS
Patents Examiner224914AllVETASSESS
Information & Organisation Professionals (nec)224999AllVETASSESS
Advertising Specialist225111AllVETASSESS
Market Research Analyst225112AllVETASSESS
Marketing Specialist225113AllVETASSESS
ICT Account Manager225211AllVETASSESS
ICT Business Development Manager225212 


ICT Sales Representative225213AllVETASSESS
Public Relations Professional225311AllVETASSESS
Sales Representative (Industrial Products)225411AllVETASSESS
Sales Representative (Medical & Pharmaceutical Products)225412AllVETASSESS
Technical Sales Representatives (nec)225499AllVETASSESS
Aeroplane Pilot231111AllCASA
Air Traffic Controller231112AllVETASSESS
Flying Instructor231113AllVETASSESS
Helicopter Pilot231114AllCASA
Air Transport Professionals (nec)231199AllVETASSESS
Master Fisher231211AllVETASSESS
Marine Surveyor231215AllAMSA
Marine Transport Professionals(nec)231299AllVETASSESS
Fashion Designer232311AllVETASSESS
Industrial Designer232312AllVETASSESS
Jewellery Designer232313AllVETASSESS
Graphic Designer232411AllVETASSESS
Multimedia Designer232413AllVETASSESS
Web Designer232414AllVETASSESS
Interior Designer232511AllVETASSESS
Urban & Regional Planner232611AllVETASSESS
Mining Engineer (Excluding Petroleum)233611AllEngineers Australia
Petroleum Engineer233612AllEngineers Australia
Engineering Professionals (nec)233999AllEngineers Australia
Food Technologist234212AllVETASSESS
Wine Maker234213AllVETASSESS
Conservation Officer234311AllVETASSESS
Environmental Consultant234312AllVETASSESS
Environmental Research Scientist234313AllVETASSESS
Park Ranger234314AllVETASSESS
Environmental Scientists (nec)234399AllVETASSESS
Life Scientist (General)234511AllVETASSESS
Marine Biologist234516AllVETASSESS
Life Scientists (nec)234599AllVETASSESS
Exercise Physiologist234915AllVETASSESS
Natural & Physical Science Professionals  (nec)234999AllVETASSESS
Primary School Teacher241213AllAITSL
Middle School Teacher (Aus) / Intermediate School Teacher (NZ)241311 


University Lecturer (Suitable for the
position of Research Associate or Research Fellow in a University)
University Tutor242112AllVETASSESS
Vocational Education Teacher (Non Trades)242211AllVETASSESS
Vocational Education Teacher (Trades)242211AllTRA
Education Adviser249111AllVETASSESS
Education Reviewer249112AllVETASSESS
Art Teacher (Private Tuition)249211AllVETASSESS
Dance Teacher (Private Tuition)249212AllVETASSESS
Drama Teacher (Private Tuition)249213AllVETASSESS
Music Teacher (Private Tuition)249214AllVETASSESS
Private Tutors & Teachers (nec)249299AllVETASSESS
Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages249311AllVETASSESS
Environmental Health Officer251311AllVETASSESS
Occupational Health and Safety Adviser251312AllVETASSESS
Hospital Pharmacist251511AllAPharmC
Industrial Pharmacist251512AllVETASSESS
Retail Pharmacist251513AllAPharmC
Health Promotion Officer251911AllVETASSESS
Health Diagnostic & Promotion Professionals (nec)251999AllVETASSESS
Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner252214AllChinese Medicine Board Of Australia
Complementary Health Therapists(nec)252299AllVETASSESS
Dental Specialist252311AllADC
Resident Medical Officer253112AllMedical Board of Australia
Nurse Researcher254212AllANMAC/VETASSESS
Nurse Manager254311AllANMAC/VETASSESS
Nurse Educator254211AllANMAC/VETASSESS
Multimedia Specialist261211AllACS
Web Developer261212AllACS
Software Tester261314AllACS
Software & Applications  Programmers (nec)261399AllACS
Database Administrator262111AllACS
ICT Security Specialist262112AllACS
Systems Administrator262113AllACS
Network Administrator263112AllACS
Network Analyst263113AllACS
ICT Quality Assurance Engineer263211AllACS
ICT Support Engineer263212AllACS
ICT Systems Test Engineer263213AllACS
ICT Support & Test Engineers(nec)263299AllACS
Judge*271211AllAgency that approves the appointment
Magistrate*271212AllAgency that approves the appointment
Tribunal Member**271213AllAgencies that approve the appointment
Intellectual Property Lawyer271214AllVETASSESS
Judicial & Other Legal Professionals (nec)271299AllVETASSESS
Careers Counsellor272111AllVETASSESS
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor272112AllVETASSESS
Family & Marriage Counsellor272113AllVETASSESS
Rehabilitation Counsellor272114AllVETASSESS
Student Counsellor272115AllVETASSESS
Counsellors (nec)272199AllVETASSESS
Minister of Religion****272211AllVETASSESS
Social Professionals (nec)272499AllVETASSESS
Community Arts Worker272611AllVETASSESS
Recreation Officer272612AllVETASSESS
Welfare Worker272613AllACWA
Agricultural Technician311111AllVETASSESS
Anaesthetic Technician311211AllVETASSESS
Cardiac Technician311212AllVETASSESS
Medical Laboratory Technician311213AllAIMS
Operating Theatre Technician311214AllVETASSESS
Pharmacy Technician311215AllVETASSESS
Pathology Collector (Aus) / Phlebotomist (NZ)311216AllAIMS
Medical Technicians (nec)311299AllVETASSESS
Fisheries Officer311311AllVETASSESS
Meat Inspector311312AllVETASSESS
Quarantine Officer311313AllVETASSESS
Primary Products Inspectors (nec)311399AllVETASSESS
Chemistry Technician311411AllVETASSESS
Earth Science Technician311412AllVETASSESS
Life Science Technician311413AllVETASSESS
School Laboratory Technician311414AllVETASSESS
Science Technicians (nec)311499AllVETASSESS
Architectural Draftsperson312111AllVETASSESS
Building Associate312112AllVETASSESS
Building Inspector312113AllVETASSESS
Construction Estimator312114AllVETASSESS
Plumbing Inspector312115AllVETASSESS
Surveying or Spatial Science Technician312116AllVETASSESS
Architectural, Building & Surveying Technicians (nec)312199AllVETASSESS
Electronic Engineering Draftsperson312411 


Engineers Australia
Electronic Engineering Technician312412AllTRA
Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson312511AllEngineers Australia
Mechanical Engineering Technician312512AllTRA
Safety Inspector312611AllVETASSESS
Maintenance Planner312911AllVETASSESS
Metallurgical or Materials Technician312912AllVETASSESS
Mine Deputy312913AllVETASSESS
Building & Engineering Technicians (nec)312999AllVETASSESS/Engineers Australia
Hardware Technician313111AllTRA
ICT Customer Support Officer313112AllTRA
Web Administrator313113AllACS
ICT Support Technicians (nec)313199AllTRA
Metal Casting Trades Worker322114AllTRA
Metal Polisher322115AllTRA
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)323111 


Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)323112AllTRA
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures)323113AllTRA
Textile, Clothing  & Footwear Mechanic323215AllTRA
Metal Fitters & Machinists (nec)323299AllTRA
Precision Instrument Maker & Repairer323314AllTRA
Saw Maker & Repairer323315AllTRA
Watch & Clock Maker & Repairer323316AllTRA
Engineering Patternmaker323411AllTRA
Vehicle Body Builder324211AllTRA
Vehicle Trimmer324212AllTRA
Vehicle Painter324311AllTRA
Floor Finisher332111AllTRA
Roof Tiler333311AllTRA
Business Machine Mechanic342311AllTRA
Communications Operator342312AllTRA
Cabler (Data &Telecommunications)342411AllTRA
Telecommunications Cable Jointer342412AllTRA
Telecommunications Linesworker342413AllTRA
Telecommunications Technician342414AllTRA
Butcher or Smallgoods Maker (Excluding the activity of slaughtering animals, or primarily boning, slicing or packaging meat in a non-retail setting.)351211AllTRA
Dog Handler or Trainer361111AllVETASSESS
Horse Trainer361112AllTRA
Kennel Hand361115AllVETASSESS
Animal Attendants & Trainers (nec)361199AllVETASSESS
Veterinary Nurse361311AllVETASSESS
Gardener (General)362211AllTRA
Landscape Gardener362213AllTRA
Print Finisher392111AllTRA
Screen Printer392112AllTRA
Graphic Pre-press Trades Worker392211AllTRA
Printing Machinist392311AllTRA
Small Offset Printer392312AllTRA
Canvas Goods Fabricator393111AllTRA
Leather Goods Maker393112AllTRA
Sail Maker393113AllTRA
Apparel Cutter393211AllTRA
Clothing Patternmaker393212AllTRA
Dressmaker or Tailor393213AllTRA
Clothing Trades Workers (nec)393299AllVETASSESS
Furniture Finisher394211AllTRA
Picture Framer394212AllTRA
Wood Machinist394213AllTRA
Wood Turner394214AllTRA
Wood Machinists & Other Wood Trades Workers (nec)394299AllTRA
Chemical Plant Operator399211AllTRA
Gas or Petroleum Operator399212AllTRA
Power Generation Plant Operator399213AllTRA
Gallery or Museum Technician399311AllTRA
Library Technician399312AllVETASSESS
Broadcast Transmitter Operator399511AllTRA
Camera Operator (Film, Television or Video)399512AllTRA
Light Technician399513AllTRA
Make Up Artist399514AllTRA
Musical Instrument Maker or Repairer399515AllTRA
Sound Technician399516AllTRA
Television Equipment Operator399517AllTRA
Performing Arts Technicians (nec)399599AllVETASSESS
Interior Decorator399912AllVETASSESS
Optical Dispenser399913AllTRA
Optical Mechanic399914AllTRA
Plastics Technician399916AllTRA
Wool Classer399917AllTRA
Fire Protection Equipment Technician399918AllTRA
Technicians & Trades Workers (nec)399999AllTRA
Ambulance Officer411111AllVETASSESS
Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic411112 


Dental Hygienist411211AllVETASSESS
Dental Prosthetist411212AllTRA
Dental Technician411213AllTRA
Dental Therapist411214AllVETASSESS
Diversional Therapist411311AllVETASSESS
Enrolled Nurse411411AllANMAC
Mothercraft Nurse411412AllVETASSESS
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Worker411511AllVETASSESS
Massage Therapist411611AllVETASSESS
Community Worker411711AllVETASSESS
Disabilities Services Officer411712AllVETASSESS
Family Support Worker411713AllVETASSESS
Parole or Probation Officer411714AllVETASSESS
Residential Care Officer411715AllVETASSESS
Youth Worker411716AllVETASSESS
Defence Force Member – Other Ranks441111AllVETASSESS
Emergency Service Worker441211AllVETASSESS
Fire Fighter441212AllVETASSESS
Police Officer441312AllVETASSESS
Prison Officer442111AllVETASSESS
Driving Instructor451211AllVETASSESS
Funeral Director451311AllVETASSESS
Funeral Workers (nec)451399AllVETASSESS
Flight Attendant451711AllVETASSESS
Travel Attendants (nec)451799AllVETASSESS
First Aid Trainer451815AllVETASSESS
Diving Instructor (Open Water)452311AllVETASSESS
Gymnastics Coach or Instructor452312AllVETASSESS
Horse Riding Coach or Instructor452313AllVETASSESS
Snowsport Instructor452314AllVETASSESS
Swimming Coach or Instructor452315AllVETASSESS
Tennis Coach452316AllVETASSESS
Other Sports Coach or Instructor452317AllVETASSESS
Dog or Horse Racing Official452318AllVETASSESS
Sports Development Officer452321AllVETASSESS
Sports Umpire452322AllVETASSESS
Other Sports Official452323AllVETASSESS
Sportspersons (nec)452499AllVETASSESS
Contract Administrator511111AllVETASSESS
Program or Project Administrator511112AllVETASSESS
Legal Executive599112AllVETASSESS
Court Bailiff or Sheriff (Aus) / Court Collections Officer (NZ)599212AllVETASSESS
Insurance Investigator599611AllVETASSESS
Insurance Loss Adjuster599612AllVETASSESS
Insurance Risk Surveyor599613AllVETASSESS
Clinical Coder599915AllVETASSESS
Stock & Station Agent611112AllVETASSESS
Insurance Agent611211AllVETASSESS
Business Broker612111AllVETASSESS
Property Manager612112AllVETASSESS
Real Estate Agency Principal612113AllVETASSESS
Real Estate Agent612114AllVETASSESS
Real Estate Representative612115AllVETASSESS
Retail Buyer639211AllVETASSESS
Wool Buyer639212AllVETASSESS




  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:


AcronymExpanded meanings
AACAArchitects Accreditation Council of Australia Inc
AASWAustralian Association of Social Workers
ACOPRA/APCAustralian Council of Physiotherapy Regulating Authorities Ltd/Australian Physiotherapy Council
ACPSEMAustralasian College of Physical Scientist and Engineers in Medicine
ACSAustralian Computer Society
ACWAAustralian Community Workers Association
ADCAustralian Dental Council
AIMAustralian Institute of Management
AIMSAustralian Institute of Medical Scientists
AIQSAustralian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
AIRAustralian Institute of Radiography
AITSLAustralian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership
AMSAAustralian Maritime Safety Authority
ANMACAustralian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council
ANZOCAustralian and New Zealand Osteopathic Council (Name changed to Australasian Osteopathic Accreditation Council from 6 August 2014)
ANZSNMAustralian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine
APharmCAustralian Pharmacy Council
APodC/ANZPACAustralian Podiatry Council/Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council Inc.
APSAustralian Psychological Society
AVBCAustralasian Veterinary Boards Council Inc.
CASACivil Aviation Safety Authority
CCEACouncil on Chiropractic Education Australasia Inc.
CPAACertified Practising Accountants Australia
DAADieticians Association of Australia
Engineers AustraliaInstitution of Engineers, Australia
ICAAInstitute of Chartered Accountants of Australia (Name changed to Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand from 31 December 2014)
IPAInstitute of Public Accountants
NAATINational Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters
OCANZOptometry Council of Australia and New Zealand
OTCOccupational Therapy Council
SLAAState Legal Admission Authority
SPASpeech Pathology Association of Australia
SSSISurveying and Spatial Sciences Institute
TRATrades Recognition Australia
VETASSESSVocational Education and Training Assessment Services



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Written by Mark

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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  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. Hello I am Milos from Serbia,I want to apply for any job regarding farm,animals ect,any hard and honest job,can you direct me in that way?

  6. 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.


  7. Hi I’m a social worker, , 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? email hailu524@gmail.com.
    Thank you very much

  8. 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.

  9. Helloooo…
    I am a surgeon(urologist)..my wife is a pharmacist..can u tell us what chances do we have? And whats the first step to do??..thank u

  10. 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.

  11. Hi Mark
    Im Verica..I m 37….I m from Macedonia. End I m forestry engineriing. I need a jobs from no 234 113… Thanks

  12. hello sir,am An Electrical Technician currently working in Qatar.on this forum how can i fill my credentials or submit my resume.i appreciate for your help.thnks

  13. 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

  14. 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…

  15. 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?

  16. Hi mark i am certified fitness instructor for 3 years and i am 23 years can i apply now or i need to wait for 1st of July?
    thank you

    • 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:

  17. 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

  18. 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


  19. 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!

  20. HI Mark,

    Is it possible to apply for more that one role, in case the you are not elected for the primary one?

  21. 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.

  22. 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..

  23. 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

  24. Hi Mark. I’m 27 and I have University Medical degree. I’m a doctor and I have a year and a half working expirience. Can you please tell me if there are a chances for me to be able to come and work in Australia?

  25. 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 hristijan26122011@gmail.com so contact me and i am ready for work.tnx i want to aply for Printing Machinist 392311

  26. 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,


  27. 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

  28. 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.

  29. 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?



  30. hello I am from Macedonia 35 years and I’m following the interest masino locksmith technician

  31. 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,

  32. 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!

  33. 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. https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1/801- Lots of useful information here.

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



  34. 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?

  35. Hi Mark, my name is Sasha, i am 40, i am a locksmith/welder and a truck driver, Is there any possibility for me … ???

  36. Hey, I’m a 34 year old elementary teacher with 10 years of experience.
    Do you think I have a chance?

  37. 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.

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

  40. 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 +

  41. I’m 36 years old and came from Croatia. I’m veterinary nurse! Do I have any chance for new start up in Australia with my family?

  42. Hi,I am 31 years old profesor of Bosnian language.Do I have chance to live and work in amazing Australia :D

  43. 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.

    • Hi leonardo, having qualifications is only a small part unfortunately. You have to have demonstrable experience in the occupation you are registering with.

  44. 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


  45. 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

  46. 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: https://gettingdownunder.com/forums/forum/thinking-about-it/ Its proving tricky to track all the replied in these comments so the forums make it easier. :)

      All the best

  47. 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?

  48. 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,

  49. 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.

  50. Hi I am 20 Years old forestry technician from Croatia. What are my chances to come for work and living in Australia

  51. I am a veteran security guard,working in transfer of money,ex soldier,where can i apply for visa?I want to take my family with me.

  52. 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. https://gettingdownunder.com/forums/

      All the best


  53. 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


  54. 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.

    • Hi :) Well Veterinarian is considered a skill in demand and is on the Skilled Occupation List for 2016 – 2017 so I would suggest your chances are good and the skilled visa work stream would most likely be the most appropriate. if you have any additional questions please post these in our forums: https://gettingdownunder.com/forums/ :)

  55. 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 ?

  56. I would like to apply for job under No. 231213 , and 231214 for my self where to get and make application.


  57. 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.

    • Hi Jerly, the cut off for skilled visa is 50 years old. Have you seen any of the vocations in the list that might be suitable?



  58. 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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