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Combined list of eligible skilled occupations

Combined list of eligible skilled occupations

A combined list of eligible skilled occupations are listed below. These occupations are eligible for temporary employer sponsorship through the 457 visa program. State and territory governments may also nominate occupations from this list form state or territory nomination.

OccupationList TypeAssessing Authority
Accommodation & Hospitality Managers(nec)STSOL VETASSESS
Accountant (General)***MLTSSLCPAA/ IPA/CAANZ
ActuaryMLTSSLVETASSESS
AcupuncturistSTSOLChinese Medicine Board Of Australia
Advertising ManagerSTSOLAIM
Advertising Specialist***STSOLVETASSESS
Aeronautical EngineerMLTSSLEngineers Australia
Aeroplane Pilot***STSOLCASA
Agricultural ConsultantMLTSSLVETASSESS
Agricultural EngineerMLTSSLEngineers Australia
Agricultural ScientistMLTSSLVETASSESS
Agricultural Technician***STSOLVETASSESS
Airconditioning & Mechanical Services PlumberMLTSSLTRA
Airconditioning & Refrigeration MechanicMLTSSLTRA
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)STSOLTRA
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)STSOLTRA
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures)STSOLTRA
Ambulance OfficerSTSOLVETASSESS
Anaesthetic TechnicianSTSOLVETASSESS
AnaesthetistSTSOLMedical Board of Australia
Analyst ProgrammerMLTSSLACS
Animal Attendants & Trainers (nec)***STSOLVETASSESS
Apiarist***STSOLVETASSESS
Aquaculture Farmer***STSOLVETASSESS
ArboristSTSOLTRA
ArchitectMLTSSLAACA
Architectural DraftspersonSTSOLVETASSESS
Architectural, Building & Surveying Technicians (nec)STSOLVETASSESS
Art Teacher (Private Tuition)STSOLVETASSESS
Artistic DirectorSTSOLVETASSESS
Arts Administrator or ManagerSTSOLVETASSESS
AudiologistMLTSSLVETASSESS
Automotive ElectricianMLTSSLTRA
Baker***STSOLTRA
BarristerMLTSSLa legal admissions
authority of a
State or Territory
Beef Cattle Farmer***STSOLVETASSESS
BiochemistMLTSSLVETASSESS
Biomedical EngineerMLTSSLEngineers Australia
BiotechnologistMLTSSLVETASSESS
Boat Builder & RepairerMLTSSLTRA
Book or Script EditorSTSOLVETASSESS
BotanistMLTSSLVETASSESS
BricklayerMLTSSLTRA
Building AssociateSTSOLVETASSESS
Building InspectorSTSOLVETASSESS
Business Machine MechanicSTSOLTRA
Butcher or Smallgoods MakerSTSOLTRA
CabinetmakerMLTSSLTRA
Cabler (Data & Telecommunications)STSOLTRA
Cafe or Restaurant Manager***STSOLVETASSESS
Camera Operator (Film, Television or Video)STSOLTRA
Cardiac TechnicianSTSOLVETASSESS
CardiologistMLTSSLMedical Board of Australia
Cardiothoracic SurgeonMLTSSLMedical Board of Australia
Careers CounsellorSTSOLVETASSESS
CarpenterMLTSSLTRA
Carpenter & JoinerMLTSSLTRA
CartographerMLTSSLVETASSESS
Chef***MLTSSLTRA
Chemical EngineerMLTSSLEngineers Australia
Chemical Plant OperatorSTSOLTRA
ChemistMLTSSLVETASSESS
Chemistry TechnicianSTSOLVETASSESS
Chief Executive or Managing Director***MLTSSLAIM
Chief Information OfficerMLTSSLACS
Child Care Centre ManagerMLTSSLTRA
ChiropractorMLTSSLCCEA
Civil EngineerMLTSSLEngineers Australia
Civil Engineering DraftspersonMLTSSLEngineers Australia/ VETASSESS
Civil Engineering TechnicianMLTSSLVETASSESS
Clinical HaematologistMLTSSLMedical Board of Australia
Clinical PsychologistMLTSSLAPS
Commodities TraderSTSOLVETASSESS
Community WorkerSTSOLAustralian Community Workers Association
Company SecretarySTSOLVETASSESS
Complementary Health Therapists (nec)STSOLVETASSESS
Computer Network & Systems EngineerMLTSSLACS
Conference & Event Organiser***STSOLVETASSESS
ConservatorMLTSSLVETASSESS
Construction Project ManagerMLTSSLVETASSESS
Contract Administrator***STSOLVETASSESS
Cook***STSOLTRA
CopywriterSTSOLVETASSESS
Corporate General Manager***MLTSSLAIM
Corporate Services Manager***STSOLVETASSESS
Cotton Grower***STSOLVETASSESS
Counsellors (nec)STSOLVETASSESS
Crop Farmers (nec)***STSOLVETASSESS
Customer Service Manager***STSOLVETASSESS
Dairy Cattle Farmer***STSOLVETASSESS
Dance Teacher (Private Tuition)STSOLVETASSESS
Dancer or ChoreographerSTSOLVETASSESS
Database AdministratorSTSOLACS
Dental SpecialistSTSOLADC
Dental TechnicianSTSOLTRA
DentistSTSOLADC
DermatologistMLTSSLMedical Board of Australia
Developer ProgrammerMLTSSLACS
Diagnostic & Interventional RadiologistMLTSSLMedical Board of Australia
Diesel Motor MechanicMLTSSLTRA
DietitianSTSOLDAA
Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage)STSOLVETASSESS
Disabilities Services OfficerSTSOLVETASSESS
Diversional TherapistSTSOLVETASSESS
Diving Instructor (Open Water)STSOLVETASSESS
Dog Handler or TrainerSTSOLVETASSESS
DrainerMLTSSLTRA
Dressmaker or TailorSTSOLTRA
Drug & Alcohol CounsellorSTSOLVETASSESS
Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) TeacherMLTSSLAITSL
Earth Science TechnicianSTSOLVETASSESS
EconomistMLTSSLVETASSESS
Education AdviserSTSOLVETASSESS
Education Managers (nec)STSOLVETASSESS
Educational PsychologistMLTSSLAPS
Electrical EngineerMLTSSLEngineers Australia
Electrical Engineering DraftspersonMLTSSLEngineers Australia
Electrical Engineering TechnicianMLTSSLTRA
Electrician (General)MLTSSLTRA
Electrician (Special Class)MLTSSLTRA
Electronic Equipment Trades WorkerMLTSSLTRA
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)MLTSSLTRA
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class)MLTSSLTRA
Electronics engineerMLTSLLEngineers Australia
Emergency Medicine SpecialistMLTSSLMedical Board of Australia
EndocrinologistMLTSSLMedical Board of Australia
Engineering ManagerMLTSSLEngineers Australia/AIM
Engineering Professionals (nec)MLTSSLEngineers Australia
Engineering TechnologistMLTSSLEngineers Australia
Enrolled NurseSTSOLANMAC
Environmental ConsultantMLTSSLVETASSESS
Environmental EngineerMLTSSLEngineers Australia
Environmental ManagerMLTSSLVETASSESS
Environmental Research ScientistMLTSSLVETASSESS
Environmental Scientists (nec)MLTSSLVETASSESS
External AuditorMLTSSLCPAA/ IPA/CAANZ
Facilities Manager***STSOLVETASSESS
Faculty HeadMLTSSLVETASSESS
Family & Marriage CounsellorSTSOLVETASSESS
Family Support WorkerSTSOLVETASSESS
FarrierSTSOLTRA
Fashion DesignerSTSOLVETASSESS
Fibrous PlastererMLTSSLTRA
Film & Video EditorSTSOLVETASSESS
Finance BrokerSTSOLVETASSESS
Finance Manager***STSOLCPAA/ICAA/IPA
Financial Brokers (nec)STSOLVETASSESS
Financial Dealers (nec)STSOLVETASSESS
Financial Investment AdviserSTSOLVETASSESS
Financial Investment ManagerSTSOLVETASSESS
Financial Market DealerSTSOLVETASSESS
Fitness Centre Manager***STSOLVETASSESS
Fitter & TurnerMLTSSLTRA
Fitter (General)MLTSSLTRA
Fitter-WelderMLTSSLTRA
FloristSTSOLTRA
Flower Grower***STSOLVETASSESS
Flying instructor***STSOLVETASSESS
Food technologistMLTSSLVETASSESS
FootballerSTSOLVETASSESS
ForesterMLTSSLVETASSESS
Fruit or Nut Grower***STSOLVETASSESS
Furniture FinisherSTSOLTRA
Gallery or Museum CuratorSTSOLVETASSESS
Gardener (General)STSOLTRA
GasfitterMLTSSLTRA
GastroenterologistMLTSSLMedical Board of Australia
General PractitionerMLTSSLMedical Board of Australia
GeologistSTSOLVETASSESS
GeophysicistMLTSSLVETASSESS
Geotechnical EngineerMLTSSLEngineers Australia
GlazierMLTSSLTRA
Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Grower (Aus) / Field Crop Grower (NZ)***STSOLVETASSESS
Grape Grower***STSOLVETASSESS
Graphic Designer***STSOLVETASSESS
GreenkeeperSTSOLTRA
Gymnastics Coach or InstructorSTSOLVETASSESS
Hair or Beauty Salon Manager***STSOLVETASSESS
Hairdresser***STSOLTRA
Hardware TechnicianSTSOLTRA
Health & Welfare Services Managers (nec)STSOLVETASSESS
Health Diagnostic & Promotion Professionals (nec)STSOLVETASSESS
Health Information ManagerSTSOLVETASSESS
Health Promotion OfficerSTSOLVETASSESS
Helicopter Pilot***STSOLCASA
Horse Breeder***STSOLVETASSESS
Horse Riding Coach or InstructorSTSOLVETASSESS
Horse trainerMLTSSLTRA
Hospital PharmacistSTSOLAPharmC
Hotel or Motel Manager***STSOLVETASSESS
Human Resource ManagerSTSOLAIM
HydrogeologistMLTSSLVETASSESS
ICT Account ManagerSTSOLVETASSESS
ICT Business AnalystMLTSSLACS
ICT Business Development ManagerSTSOLVETASSESS
ICT Customer Support OfficerSTSOLTRA
ICT Managers (nec)STSOLACS
ICT Project Manager***STSOLACS
ICT Quality Assurance EngineerSTSOLACS
ICT Sales RepresentativeSTSOLVETASSESS
ICT Security SpecialistMLTSSLACS
ICT Support Engineer***STSOLACS
ICT Support and Test Engineers (nec)STSOLACS
ICT Support Technicians (nec) STSOL TRA
ICT Systems Test Engineer***STSOLACS
ICT TrainerSTSOLACS
IllustratorSTSOLVETASSESS
Industrial DesignerSTSOLVETASSESS
Industrial EngineerMLTSSLEngineers Australia
Industrial PharmacistSTSOLVETASSESS
Information and Organisation Professionals (nec)***STSOLVETASSESS
Insurance AgentSTSOLVETASSESS
Insurance BrokerSTSOLVETASSESS
Insurance Loss AdjusterSTSOLVETASSESS
Intensive Care Ambulance ParamedicSTSOLVETASSESS
Intensive Care SpecialistMLTSSLMedical Board of Australia
Interior DesignerSTSOLVETASSESS
Internal AuditorMLTSSLVETASSESS
InterpreterSTSOLNAATI
JewellerSTSOLTRA
Jewellery DesignerSTSOLVETASSESS
JoinerMLTSSLTRA
Journalists & Other Writers (nec)STSOLVETASSESS
Judicial & Other Legal Professionals (nec)STSOLVETASSESS
Laboratory ManagerSTSOLVETASSESS
Land EconomistMLTSSLVETASSESS
Landscape ArchitectMLTSSLVETASSESS
Landscape GardenerSTSOLTRA
LibrarianSTSOLVETASSESS
Library TechnicianSTSOLVETASSESS
Life Science TechnicianSTSOLVETASSESS
Life scientist (General)MLTSSLVETASSESS
Life scientists (nec)MLTSSLVETASSESS
Lift MechanicMLTSSLTRA
Livestock  Farmers (nec)***STSOLVETASSESS
LocksmithMLTSSLTRA
Make Up ArtistSTSOLTRA
Management AccountantMLTSSLCPAA/ IPA/CAANZ
Management Consultant***STSOLVETASSESS
ManufacturerSTSOLVETASSESS
Marine BiologistMLTSSLVETASSESS
Marketing Specialist***STSOLVETASSESS
Massage Therapist***STSOLVETASSESS
Materials EngineerMLTSSLEngineers Australia
MathematicianSTSOLVETASSESS
Meat InspectorSTSOLVETASSESS
Mechanical EngineerMLTSSLEngineers Australia
Mechanical Engineering Technician***STSOLTRA
Medical Diagnostic RadiographerMLTSSLASMIRT
Medical Laboratory ScientistMLTSSLAIMS
Medical Laboratory TechnicianSTSOLAIMS
Medical OncologistMLTSSLMedical Board of Australia
Medical Practitioners (nec)MLTSSLMedical Board of Australia
Medical Radiation TherapistMLTSSLASMIRT
Medical Technicians (nec)STSOLVETASSESS
Metal FabricatorMLTSSLTRA
Metal Fitters & Machinists (nec)STSOLTRA
Metal Machinist (First Class)MLTSSLTRA
Metallurgical or Materials TechnicianSTSOLVETASSESS
MetallurgistMLTSSLVETASSESS
MeteorologistMLTSSLVETASSESS
MicrobiologistMLTSSLVETASSESS
Middle School Teacher (Aus) / Intermediate School Teacher (NZ)STSOLAITSL
MidwifeMLTSSLANMAC
Mine DeputySTSOLVETASSESS
Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)MLTSSLEngineers Australia
Mixed Crop & Livestock Farmer***STSOLVETASSESS
Mixed Crop Farmer***STSOLVETASSESS
Mixed Livestock Farmer***STSOLVETASSESS
Motor Mechanic (General)MLTSSLTRA
Motorcycle MechanicMLTSSLTRA
Multimedia SpecialistMLTSSLACS
Music DirectorSTSOLVETASSESS
Music Professionals (nec)STSOLVETASSESS
Music Teacher (Private Tuition)STSOLVETASSESS
Musician (Instrumental)MLTSSLVETASSESS
Natural and physical science professionals (nec)MLTSSLVETASSESS
NaturopathSTSOLVETASSESS
Naval ArchitectMLTSSLEngineers Australia
Network AdministratorSTSOLACS
Network AnalystSTSOLACS
NeurologistMLTSSLMedical Board of Australia
NeurosurgeonMLTSSLMedical Board of Australia
Newspaper or Periodical Editor VETASSESS
Nuclear Medicine TechnologistMLTSSLANZSNM
Nurse EducatorSTSOLANMAC
Nurse ManagerSTSOLANMAC
Nurse PractitionerMLTSSLANMAC
Nurse ResearcherSTSOLANMAC
Nursing Clinical DirectorMLTSSLANMAC
NutritionistSTSOLVETASSESS
Obstetrician & GynaecologistMLTSSLMedical Board of Australia
Occupational Health and Safety AdviserSTSOLVETASSESS
Occupational TherapistMLTSSLOTC
OphthalmologistMLTSSLMedical Board of Australia
OptometristMLTSSLOCANZ
Organisation & Methods Analyst VETASSESS
Organisational PsychologistMLTSSLAPS
Orthopaedic SurgeonMLTSSLMedical Board of Australia
OrthoptistSTSOLVETASSESS
Orthotist or ProsthetistMLTSSLAOPA
OsteopathMLTSSLANZOC
Other Spatial ScientistMLTSSLVETASSESS
Other Sports Coach or InstructorSTSOLVETASSESS
OtorhinolaryngologistMLTSSLMedical Board of Australia
Paediatric SurgeonMLTSSLMedical Board of Australia
PaediatricianMLTSSLMedical Board of Australia
Painting Trades WorkersMLTSSLTRA
PanelbeaterMLTSSLTRA
Pastrycook***STSOLTRA
Patents ExaminerSTSOLVETASSESS
PathologistMLTSSLMedical Board of Australia
Performing Arts Technicians (nec)STSOLVETASSESS
Petroleum engineerMLTSSLEngineers Australia
Pharmacy TechnicianSTSOLVETASSESS
PhotographerSTSOLVETASSESS
PhysicistMLTSSLVETASSESS (non-medical physicists only); ACPSEM (medical physicists only)
PhysiotherapistMLTSSLAPC
Pig Farmer***STSOLVETASSESS
Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeonMLTSSLMedical Board of Australia
Plumber (General)MLTSSLTRA
PodiatristMLTSSLAPodC/ANZPAC
Post Office Manager***STSOLVETASSESS
Poultry Farmer***STSOLVETASSESS
Power Generation Plant OperatorSTSOLTRA
Precision Instrument Maker & RepairerSTSOLTRA
Primary Health Organisation ManagerMLTSSLVETASSESS
Primary Products Inspectors (nec)***STSOLVETASSESS
Primary School TeacherSTSOLAITSL
Print FinisherSTSOLTRA
Print JournalistSTSOLVETASSESS
Printing MachinistSTSOLTRA
Private Tutors & Teachers (nec)STSOLVETASSESS
Production Manager (Forestry)***STSOLVETASSESS
Production Manager (Manufacturing)STSOLVETASSESS
Production Manager (Mining)STSOLVETASSESS
Production or plant engineerMLTSSLEngineers Australia
Program Director (Television or Radio)STSOLVETASSESS
Program or Project AdministratorSTSOLVETASSESS
PsychiatristMLTSSLMedical Board of Australia
Psychologists (nec)MLTSSLAPS
Public Relations ProfessionalSTSOLVETASSESS
Quality Assurance ManagerSTSOLVETASSESS
Quantity SurveyorMLTSSLAIQS
Radiation OncologistMLTSSLMedical Board of Australia
Radio Communications TechnicianMLTSSLTRA
Records ManagerSTSOLVETASSESS
Recreation OfficerSTSOLVETASSESS
Recruitment Consultant***STSOLVETASSESS
Registered Nurse (Aged Care)MLTSSLANMAC
Registered Nurse (Child & Family Health)MLTSSLANMAC
Registered Nurse (Community Health)MLTSSLANMAC
Registered Nurse (Critical Care & Emergency)MLTSSLANMAC
Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)MLTSSLANMAC
Registered Nurse (Disability & Rehabilitation)MLTSSLANMAC
Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)MLTSSLANMAC
Registered Nurse (Medical)MLTSSLANMAC
Registered Nurse (Mental Health)MLTSSLANMAC
Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)MLTSSLANMAC
Registered Nurse (Perioperative)MLTSSLANMAC
Registered Nurse (Surgical)MLTSSLANMAC
Registered Nurses (nec)MLTSSLANMAC
Rehabilitation CounsellorSTSOLVETASSESS
Renal Medicine SpecialistMLTSSLMedical Board of Australia
Research and development man agerSTSOLVETASSESS
Resident Medical OfficerSTSOLMedical Board of Australia
Residential Care OfficerSTSOLVETASSESS
Retail Buyer***STSOLVETASSESS
Retail PharmacistSTSOLAPharmC
RheumatologistMLTSSLMedical Board of Australia
Roof PlumberMLTSSLTRA
Roof TilerSTSOLTRA
Sales & Marketing Manager***STSOLAIM
School PrincipalSTSOLVETASSESS
Science Technicians (nec)STSOLVETASSESS
Secondary School TeacherMLTSSLAITSL
Sheep Farmer***STSOLVETASSESS
Sheetmetal Trades WorkerMLTSSLTRA
ShipwrightMLTSSLTRA
SignwriterSTSOLTRA
Small Engine MechanicMLTSSLTRA
Snowsport InstructorSTSOLVETASSESS
Social Professionals (nec)STSOLVETASSESS
Social WorkerMLTSSLAASW
Software & Applications  Programmers (nec)MLTSSLACS
Software EngineerMLTSSLACS
Software Tester***STSOLACS
SolicitorMLTSSLa legal admissions authority of a State or Territory
Solid PlastererMLTSSLTRA
SonographerMLTSSLASMIRT
Sound TechnicianSTSOLTRA
Special Education Teachers (nec)MLTSSLAITSL
Special Needs TeacherMLTSSLAITSL
Specialist Managers (nec) except  
AmbassadorSTSOL  VETASSESS
Archbishop  
Bishop  
Specialist Physician (General Medicine)MLTSSLMedical Board of Australia
Specialist Physicians (nec)MLTSSLMedical Board of Australia
Speech PathologistMLTSSLSPA
Sports Centre Manager***STSOLVETASSESS
Sports Development OfficerSTSOLVETASSESS
Sportspersons (nec)STSOLVETASSESS
Stage ManagerSTSOLVETASSESS
StatisticianMLTSSLVETASSESS
Stockbroking DealerSTSOLVETASSESS
StonemasonMLTSSLTRA
Structural EngineerSTSOLEngineers Australia
Student CounsellorSTSOLVETASSESS
Sugar Cane Grower***STSOLVETASSESS
Supply and Distribution Manager***STSOLAIM
Surgeon (General)MLTSSLMedical Board of Australia
SurveyorMLTSSLSSSI
Swimming Coach or InstructorSTSOLVETASSESS
Systems AdministratorSTSOLACS
Systems AnalystMLTSSLACS
Taxation Accountant***MLTSSLCPAA/ IPA/CAANZ
Teacher of English to Speakers of Other LanguagesSTSOLVETASSESS
Teacher of the Hearing ImpairedMLTSSLAITSL
Teacher of the Sight ImpairedMLTSSLAITSL
Technical Cable JointerMLTSSLTRA
Technical DirectorSTSOLVETASSESS
Technical Sales Representatives (nec)including, but not limited to, education sales representatives***STSOLVETASSESS
Technical WriterSTSOLVETASSESS
Telecommunications EngineerMLTSSLEngineers Australia
Telecommunications Field EngineerMLTSSLEngineers Australia
Telecommunications LinesworkerSTSOLTRA
Telecommunications Network EngineerMLTSSLEngineers Australia
Telecommunications Technical Officer or TechnologistMLTSSLEngineers Australia
Television JournalistSTSOLVETASSESS
Tennis CoachSTSOLVETASSESS
Textile, Clothing  & Footwear MechanicSTSOLTRA
Thoracic Medicine SpecialistMLTSSLMedical Board of Australia
ToolmakerSTSOLTRA
Traditional Chinese Medicine PractitionerSTSOLChinese Medicine Board Of Australia
Transport Company Manager***STSOLVETASSESS
Transport EngineerMLTSSLEngineers Australia
University Lecturer (Suitable for the position of Research Associate or Research Fellow in a University)***MLTSSLVETASSESS
UpholstererSTSOLTRA
Urban & Regional PlannerSTSOLVETASSESS
UrologistMLTSSLMedical Board of Australia
ValuerMLTSSLVETASSESS
Vascular SurgeonMLTSSLMedical Board of Australia
Vegetable Grower (Aus) / Market Gardener (NZ)***STSOLVETASSESS
Vehicle Body BuilderSTSOLTRA
Vehicle TrimmerSTSOLTRA
VeterinarianMLTSSLAVBC
Veterinary NurseSTSOLVETASSESS
Video ProducerSTSOLVETASSESS
Visual Arts & Crafts Professionals (nec)STSOLVETASSESS
Wall & Floor TilerMLTSSLTRA
Watch & Clock Maker & RepairerSTSOLTRA
Web AdministratorSTSOLACS
Web DesignerSTSOLVETASSESS
Web Developer***STSOLACS
Welder (First Class)MLTSSLTRA
Welfare Centre ManagerMLTSSLACWA
Welfare WorkerSTSOLACWA
Wine Maker***STSOLVETASSESS
Wood MachinistSTSOLTRA
Wood Machinists & Other Wood Trades Workers (nec)STSOLTRA
Youth WorkerSTSOLACWA
ZoologistMLTSSLVETASSESS
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