Individuals and Travellers

Skilled Occupations List (SOL)

On 1 July 2016, a new SOL will be introduced with a number of changes to the occupations. If you intend to apply on or after 1 July 2016 for an Independent or Family Sponsored Points Tested visa or a Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) – Graduate Work Stream visa, you need to make sure your occupation is listed on the new SOL. If you have lodged a valid application before 1 July 2016, your application will not be affected by these changes.

Occupations being added to the SOL from 1 July 2016 are:

  • Orthotist or Prosthetist (ANZSCO 251912)
  • Audiologist (ANZSCO 252711).

Occupations being removed from the SOL from 1 July 2016 are:

  • Mining Engineer (Excluding Petroleum) (ANZSCO 233611)
  • Petroleum Engineer (ANZSCO 233612)
  • Metallurgist (ANZSCO 234912)
  • Environmental Health Officer (ANZSCO 251311)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Adviser (ANZSCO 251312)
  • Dental Hygienist (ANZSCO 411211)
  • Dental Prosthetist (ANZSCO 411212)
  • Dental Technician (ANZSCO 411213)
  • Dental Therapist (ANZSCO 411214).

The review of the SOL has not impacted the composition of the Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL).  Occupations currently listed on the CSOL will continue to be listed from 1 July 2016.  For more information on the CSOL see Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL).

For further information on the review of the 2016-17 SOL see Review of the Skilled Occupations List (SOL).

Information on the occupation ceiling levels for the 2016-17 SOL will be available on the SkillSelect page from early June.

You must nominate an occupation from the Skilled Occupations List (SOL) if you are applying for an Independent or Family Sponsored Points Tested visa or Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) – Graduate Work Stream.

Applicants who require a skills assessment as part of their visa application must contact a relevant assessing authority directly to obtain a skill assessment. The assessing authority will provide all necessary applications forms and associated information relating to the assessment.

There will be a charge by the assessing authorities for the assessment.

Skilled Occupations List for applications made between 1 July 2015 and 30 June 2016

Occupation ANZSCO Code Assessing Authority
Construction Project Manager133111 VETASSESS
Project Builder133112 VETASSESS
Engineering Manager133211 Engineers Australia​/AIM
Production Manager (Mining)133513 VETASSESS
Child Care Centre Manager134111 TRA
Medical Administrator134211 VETASSESS
Nursing Clinical Director134212 ANMAC
Primary Health Organisation Manager134213 VETASSESS
Welfare Centre Manager134214 ACWA/VETASSESS
Accountant (General)221111 CPA/CA/IPA
Management Accountant221112 CPA/CA/IPA
Taxation Accountant221113 CPA/CA/IPA
External Auditor221213 CPA/CA/IPA
Internal Auditor221214 VETASSESS
Actuary224111 VETASSESS
Land Economist224511 VETASSESS
Valuer224512 VETASSESS
Ship's Engineer231212 AMSA
Ship's Master231213 AMSA
Ship's Officer231214 AMSA
Architect232111 AACA
Landscape Architect232112 VETASSESS
Cartographer232213 VETASSESS
Other Spatial Scientist232214 VETASSESS
Surveyor232212 SSSI
Chemical Engineer233111 Engineers Australia
Materials Engineer233112 Engineers Australia
Civil Engineer233211 Engineers Australia
Geotechnical Engineer233212 Engineers Australia
Quantity Surveyor233213 AIQS
Structural Engineer233214 Engineers Australia
Transport Engineer233215 Engineers Australia
Electrical Engineer233311 Engineers Australia
Electronics Engineer233411 Engineers Australia
Industrial Engineer233511 Engineers Australia
Mechanical Engineer233512 Engineers Australia
Production or Plant Engineer233513 Engineers Australia
Mining Engineer (Excluding Petroleum)233611 Engineers Australia
Petroleum Engineer233612 Engineers Australia
Aeronautical Engineer233911 Engineers Australia
Agricultural Engineer233912 Engineers Australia
Biomedical Engineer233913 Engineers Australia
Engineering Technologist233914 Engineers Australia
Environmental Engineer233915 Engineers Australia
Naval Architect233916 Engineers Australia
Agricultural Consultant234111 VETASSESS
Agricultural Scientist234112 VETASSESS
Forester234113 VETASSESS
Medical Laboratory Scientist234611 AIMS​
Veterinarian234711 AVBC
Metallurgist234912 VETASSESS
Physicist (Medical Physicist only)234914 ACPSEM
Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher241111 AITSL​
Secondary School Teacher241411 AITSL​
Special Needs Teacher241511 AITSL​
Teacher of the Hearing Impaired241512 AITSL​
Teacher of the Sight Impaired241513 AITSL​
Special Education Teachers nec241599 AITSL​
Medical Diagnostic Radiographer251211 AIR
Medical Radiation Therapist251212 AIR
Nuclear Medicine Technologist251213 ANZSNM
Sonographer251214 AIR
Environmental Health Officer251311 VETASSESS
Occupational Health and Safety Adviser251312 VETASSESS
Optometrist251411 OCANZ
Chiropractor252111 CCEA
Osteopath252112 ANZOC
Occupational Therapist252411 OTC
Physiotherapist252511 APC
Podiatrist252611 APodCANZPAC
Speech Pathologist252712 SPA
General Practitioner253111 Medical Board of Australia
Anaesthetist253211 Medical Board of Australia​
Specialist Physician (General Medicine)253311 Medical Board of Australia​
Cardiologist253312 Medical Board of Australia​
Clinical Haematologist253313 Medical Board of Australia​
Medical Oncologist253314 Medical Board of Australia​
Endocrinologist253315 Medical Board of Australia​
Gastroenterologist253316 Medical Board of Australia​
Intensive Care Specialist253317 Medical Board of Australia​
Neurologist253318 Medical Board of Australia​
Paediatrician253321 Medical Board of Australia​
Renal Medicine Specialist253322 Medical Board of Australia​
Rheumatologist253323 Medical Board of Australia​
Thoracic Medicine Specialist253324 Medical Board of Australia​
Specialist Physicians nec253399 Medical Board of Australia​
Psychiatrist253411 Medical Board of Australia​
Surgeon (General)253511 Medical Board of Australia​
Cardiothoracic Surgeon253512 Medical Board of Australia​
Neurosurgeon253513 Medical Board of Australia​
Orthopaedic Surgeon253514 Medical Board of Australia​
Otorhinolaryngologist253515 Medical Board of Australia​
Paediatric Surgeon253516 Medical Board of Australia​
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon253517 Medical Board of Australia​
Urologist253518 Medical Board of Australia​
Vascular Surgeon253521 Medical Board of Australia​
Dermatologist253911 Medical Board of Australia​
Emergency Medicine Specialist253912 Medical Board of Australia​
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist253913 Medical Board of Australia​
Ophthalmologist253914 Medical Board of Australia​
Pathologist253915 Medical Board of Australia​
Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist253917 Medical Board of Australia​
Radiation Oncologist253918 Medical Board of Australia​
Medical Practitioners nec253999 Medical Board of Australia​
Midwife254111 ANMAC​
Nurse Practitioner254411 ANMAC​
Registered Nurse (Aged Care)254412 ANMAC​
Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)254413 ANMAC​
Registered Nurse (Community Health)254414 ANMAC​
Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)254415 ANMAC​
Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)254416 ANMAC​
Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)254417 ANMAC​
Registered Nurse (Medical)254418 ANMAC​
Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)254421 ANMAC​
Registered Nurse (Mental Health)254422 ANMAC​
Registered Nurse (Perioperative)254423 ANMAC​
Registered Nurse (Surgical)254424 ANMAC​
Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)254425 ANMAC​
Registered Nurses nec254499 ANMAC​
ICT business Analyst261111 ACS
Systems Analyst261112 ACS
Analyst Programmer261311 ACS
Developer Programmer261312 ACS
Software Engineer261313 ACS
Computer Network and Systems Engineer263111 ACS
Telecommunications Engineer263311 Engineers Australia​
Telecommunications Network Engineer263312 Engineers Australia​
Barrister271111 SLAA
Solicitor271311 SLAA
Clinical Psychologist272311 APS
Educational Psychologist272312 APS
Organisational Psychologist272313 APS
Psychotherapist272314 VETASSESS
Psychologists nec272399 APS
Social Worker272511 AASW
Civil Engineering Draftsperson312211 Engineers Australia​/ VETASSESS
Civil Engineering Technician312212 VETASSESS
Electrical Engineering Draftsperson312311 Engineers Australia​
Electrical Engineering Technician312312 TRA
Radio Communications Technician313211 TRA
Telecommunications Field Engineer313212 Engineers Australia​
Telecommunications Network Planner313213 Engineers Australia​
Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist313214 Engineers Australia​
Automotive Electrician321111 TRA
Motor Mechanic (General)321211 TRA
Diesel Motor Mechanic321212 TRA
Motorcycle Mechanic321213 TRA
Small Engine Mechanic321214 TRA
Sheetmetal Trades Worker322211 TRA
Metal Fabricator322311 TRA
Pressure Welder322312 TRA
Welder (First Class)322313 TRA
Fitter (General)323211 TRA
Fitter and Turner323212 TRA
Fitter-Welder323213 TRA
Metal Machinist (First Class)323214 TRA
Locksmith323313 TRA
​Panelbeater​324111 ​TRA
Bricklayer331111 TRA
Stonemason331112 TRA
Carpenter and Joiner331211 TRA
Carpenter331212 TRA
Joiner331213 TRA
Painting trades workers332211 TRA
Glazier333111 TRA
Fibrous Plasterer333211 TRA
Solid Plasterer333212 TRA
Wall and Floor Tiler333411 TRA
Plumber (General)334111 TRA
Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber334112 TRA
Drainer334113 TRA
Gasfitter334114 TRA
Roof plumber334115 TRA
Electrician (General)341111 TRA
Electrician (Special Class)341112 TRA
Lift Mechanic341113 TRA
Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic342111 TRA
Electrical Linesworker342211 TRA
Technical Cable Jointer342212 TRA
Electronic Equipment Trades Worker342313 TRA
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)342314 TRA
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class)342315 TRA
Chef***351311 TRA
​Cabinetmaker​394111 ​TRA
Boat Builder and Repairer399111 TRA
Shipwright399112 TRA
Dental Hygienist411211 VETASSESS
Dental Prosthetist411212 TRA
Dental Technician411213 TRA
Dental Therapist411214 VETASSESS

1. The acronyms used to refer to an Assessing Authority mean:

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)
ANZSNM Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine
APharmC Australian Pharmacy Council
APodC/ANZPAC Australasian 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
EngineersAustralia Institution of Engineers, Australia
CA Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
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

2. ANZSCO means the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and current as at 1 July 2013.

3. nec means "not elsewhere classified".

4. *** indicates that the occupation excludes positions in fast food or takeaway food service.