Skilled Occupations List (SOL) Effective July 1, 2016

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 a Temporary Graduate visa (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.

After a review by the Department of Education and Training, a new SOL was introduced on 1 July 2016 with a number of changes to the occupations.

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

Occupations removed from the SOL on 1 July 2016 were:

The review of the SOL did not impact the composition of the Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL)

As part of the annual SOL review, there are a number of occupations which are ‘flagged’ for possible removal in the future. Generally, occupations are flagged when there is emerging evidence of excess supply in the labour market. For information on the review of the 2016-17 SOL and the flagged occupations seeReview of the Skilled Occupations List (SOL). For related enquiries, emailSOL@education.gov.au.

Skilled Occupations List for applications made on or after 1 July 2016

Occupation

ANZSCO Code

Assessing Authority

Construction Project Manager

133111

VETASSESS

Project Builder

133112

VETASSESS

Engineering Manager

133211

Engineers Australia​/AIM

Production Manager (Mining)

133513

VETASSESS

Child Care Centre Manager

134111

TRA

Medical Administrator

134211

VETASSESS

Nursing Clinical Director

134212

ANMAC

Primary Health Organisation Manager

134213

VETASSESS

Welfare Centre Manager

134214

ACWA/VETASSESS

Accountant (General)

221111

CPA/CA/IPA

Management Accountant

221112

CPA/CA/IPA

Taxation Accountant

221113

CPA/CA/IPA

External Auditor

221213

CPA/CA/IPA

Internal Auditor

221214

VETASSESS

Actuary

224111

VETASSESS

Land Economist

224511

VETASSESS

Valuer

224512

VETASSESS

Ship's Engineer

231212

AMSA

Ship's Master

231213

AMSA

Ship's Officer

231214

AMSA

Architect

232111

AACA

Landscape Architect

232112

VETASSESS

Cartographer

232213

VETASSESS

Other Spatial Scientist

232214

VETASSESS

Surveyor

232212

SSSI

Chemical Engineer

233111

Engineers Australia

Materials Engineer

233112

Engineers Australia

Civil Engineer

233211

Engineers Australia

Geotechnical Engineer

233212

Engineers Australia

Quantity Surveyor

233213

AIQS

Structural Engineer

233214

Engineers Australia

Transport Engineer

233215

Engineers Australia

Electrical Engineer

233311

Engineers Australia

Electronics Engineer

233411

Engineers Australia

Industrial Engineer

233511

Engineers Australia

Mechanical Engineer

233512

Engineers Australia

Production or Plant Engineer

233513

Engineers Australia

Aeronautical Engineer

233911

Engineers Australia

Agricultural Engineer

233912

Engineers Australia

Biomedical Engineer

233913

Engineers Australia

Engineering Technologist

233914

Engineers Australia

Environmental Engineer

233915

Engineers Australia

Naval Architect

233916

Engineers Australia

Agricultural Consultant

234111

VETASSESS

Agricultural Scientist

234112

VETASSESS

Forester

234113

VETASSESS

Medical Laboratory Scientist

234611

AIMS​

Veterinarian

234711

AVBC

Physicist (Medical Physicist only)

234914

ACPSEM

Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher

241111

AITSL​

Secondary School Teacher

241411

AITSL​

Special Needs Teacher

241511

AITSL​

Teacher of the Hearing Impaired

241512

AITSL​

Teacher of the Sight Impaired

241513

AITSL​

Special Education Teachers nec

241599

AITSL​

Medical Diagnostic Radiographer

251211

AIR

Medical Radiation Therapist

251212

AIR

Nuclear Medicine Technologist

251213

ANZSNM

Sonographer

251214

AIR

Optometrist

251411

OCANZ

Orthotist or Prosthetist

251912

VETASSESS

Chiropractor

252111

CCEA

Osteopath

252112

ANZOC

Occupational Therapist

252411

OTC

Physiotherapist

252511

APC

Podiatrist

252611

APodCANZPAC

Audiologist

252711

VETASSESS

Speech Pathologist

252712

SPA

General Practitioner

253111

Medical Board of Australia

Anaesthetist

253211

Medical Board of Australia​

Specialist Physician (General Medicine)

253311

Medical Board of Australia​

Cardiologist

253312

Medical Board of Australia​

Clinical Haematologist

253313

Medical Board of Australia​

Medical Oncologist

253314

Medical Board of Australia​

Endocrinologist

253315

Medical Board of Australia​

Gastroenterologist

253316

Medical Board of Australia​

Intensive Care Specialist

253317

Medical Board of Australia​

Neurologist

253318

Medical Board of Australia​

Paediatrician

253321

Medical Board of Australia​

Renal Medicine Specialist

253322

Medical Board of Australia​

Rheumatologist

253323

Medical Board of Australia​

Thoracic Medicine Specialist

253324

Medical Board of Australia​

Specialist Physicians nec

253399

Medical Board of Australia​

Psychiatrist

253411

Medical Board of Australia​

Surgeon (General)

253511

Medical Board of Australia​

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

253512

Medical Board of Australia​

Neurosurgeon

253513

Medical Board of Australia​

Orthopaedic Surgeon

253514

Medical Board of Australia​

Otorhinolaryngologist

253515

Medical Board of Australia​

Paediatric Surgeon

253516

Medical Board of Australia​

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

253517

Medical Board of Australia​

Urologist

253518

Medical Board of Australia​

Vascular Surgeon

253521

Medical Board of Australia​

Dermatologist

253911

Medical Board of Australia​

Emergency Medicine Specialist

253912

Medical Board of Australia​

Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

253913

Medical Board of Australia​

Ophthalmologist

253914

Medical Board of Australia​

Pathologist

253915

Medical Board of Australia​

Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist

253917

Medical Board of Australia​

Radiation Oncologist

253918

Medical Board of Australia​

Medical Practitioners nec

253999

Medical Board of Australia​

Midwife

254111

ANMAC​

Nurse Practitioner

254411

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 nec

254499

ANMAC​

ICT business Analyst

261111

ACS

Systems Analyst

261112

ACS

Analyst Programmer

261311

ACS

Developer Programmer

261312

ACS

Software Engineer

261313

ACS

Computer Network and Systems Engineer

263111

ACS

Telecommunications Engineer

263311

Engineers Australia​

Telecommunications Network Engineer

263312

Engineers Australia​

Barrister

271111

SLAA

Solicitor

271311

SLAA

Clinical Psychologist

272311

APS

Educational Psychologist

272312

APS

Organisational Psychologist

272313

APS

Psychotherapist

272314

VETASSESS

Psychologists nec

272399

APS

Social Worker

272511

AASW

Civil Engineering Draftsperson

312211

Engineers Australia​/VETASSESS

Civil Engineering Technician

312212

VETASSESS

Electrical Engineering Draftsperson

312311

Engineers Australia​

Electrical Engineering Technician

312312

TRA

Radio Communications Technician

313211

TRA

Telecommunications Field Engineer

313212

Engineers Australia​

Telecommunications Network Planner

313213

Engineers Australia​

Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist

313214

Engineers Australia​

Automotive Electrician

321111

TRA

Motor Mechanic (General)

321211

TRA

Diesel Motor Mechanic

321212

TRA

Motorcycle Mechanic

321213

TRA

Small Engine Mechanic

321214

TRA

Sheetmetal Trades Worker

322211

TRA

Metal Fabricator

322311

TRA

Pressure Welder

322312

TRA

Welder (First Class)

322313

TRA

Fitter (General)

323211

TRA

Fitter and Turner

323212

TRA

Fitter-Welder

323213

TRA

Metal Machinist (First Class)

323214

TRA

Locksmith

323313

TRA

​Panelbeater

​324111

​TRA

Bricklayer

331111

TRA

Stonemason

331112

TRA

Carpenter and Joiner

331211

TRA

Carpenter

331212

TRA

Joiner

331213

TRA

Painting trades workers

332211

TRA

Glazier

333111

TRA

Fibrous Plasterer

333211

TRA

Solid Plasterer

333212

TRA

Wall and Floor Tiler

333411

TRA

Plumber (General)

334111

TRA

Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber

334112

TRA

Drainer

334113

TRA

Gasfitter

334114

TRA

Roof plumber

334115

TRA

Electrician (General)

341111

TRA

Electrician (Special Class)

341112

TRA

Lift Mechanic

341113

TRA

Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic

342111

TRA

Electrical Linesworker

342211

TRA

Technical Cable Jointer

342212

TRA

Electronic Equipment Trades Worker

342313

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 Repairer

399111

TRA

Shipwright

399112

TRA

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.​

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Crispin Aranda

Crispin Aranda

Crispin R. Aranda is an established International Visa Conselor and Immigrant Advocate. He is the president of IVC and is in several migration radio programs.


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