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Queensland Nomination and Occupations List for 2018

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Queensland Nomination and Occupations List for 2018
Written by Crispin Aranda.
Updated March 20, 2018 | Australia

Queensland State Nomination and Skilled Occupation Lists (QSOL)

Business and Skilled Migration Queensland (BSMQ) is the state nominating body for the Queensland Government and a business unit of Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ). In partnership with the Department of Home Affairs, BSMQ nominates successful skilled and business applicants wanting to establish themselves in Queensland.

Benefits of seeking state nomination  Watch for a minute - https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=16&v=9cw-OSxhTes

Nomination by the State of Queensland will provide:

  • priority processing of your visa with the Department of Home Affairs.
  • an additional 5 points for a Skilled Nominated (Permanent) visa (subclass 190) towards the Department of Home Affairs points test
  • an additional 10 points for a Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) towards the Department of Home Affairs points test
  • the same work rights as an Australian citizen. You’ll be an independent migrant not tied to a single employer.

Queensland offers a high standard of living and good working conditions including:

  • safe working conditions
  • high minimum wages
  • entitlements including public holidays and leave.

The Queensland Skilled Occupation Lists (QSOL) reflect the current labour demand for positions throughout Queensland. Check the category applicable to your current situation to see if your profession is in demand in Queensland and ensure that you meet any specialisations and work experience requirements.

There are additional requirements against particular occupations on our lists, which may include a job offer, registration and work experience in specialised fields. Please do not submit an EOI if you do not meet the additional requirements (if applicable) as specified against your occupation.

Please note: you must obtain a valid Skills Assessment (mandatory) and registration (where applicable) prior to lodging your EOI. 

Please see the below for the occupations removed from our QSOL:

If you have an occupation on our QSOL, please also ensure you meet the rest of BSMQ’s criteria:

Want another look at Queensland, where Australia shines - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWaMt3CLRt8

Queensland Occupations List 2018 for Offshore Applicants 

ANZCO

Occupation

Subclass 489

Subclass 190

133111

Construction Project Manager

224111

Actuary

224112

Mathematician

232212

Surveyor

233211

Civil Engineer

Additional conditions apply. See Note 2

Additional conditions apply. See Note 2

233212

Geotechnical Engineer

Additional conditions apply. See Note 2

Additional conditions apply. See Note 2

233213

Quantity Surveyor

233214

Structural Engineer

Additional conditions apply. See Note 2

Additional conditions apply. See Note 2

233215

Transport Engineer

Additional conditions apply. See Note 2

Additional conditions apply. See Note 2

233311

Electrical Engineer

Additional conditions apply. See Note 2

Additional conditions apply. See Note 2

233911

Aeronautical Engineer

Additional conditions apply. See Note 2

Additional conditions apply. See Note 2

233912

Agricultural Engineer

Additional conditions apply. See Note 2

Additional conditions apply. See Note 2

233913

Biomedical Engineer

Additional conditions apply. See Note 2

Additional conditions apply. See Note 2

233915

Environmental Engineer

Additional conditions apply. See Note 2

Additional conditions apply. See Note 2

234711

Veterinarian

251211

Medical Diagnostic Radiographer

251212

Medical Radiation Therapist

251213

Nuclear Medicine Technologist

251214

Sonographer

251411

Optometrist

251911

Health Promotion Officer

251912

Orthotist or Prosthesist

252311

Dental Specialist

  

252312

Dentist

  

252411

Occupational Therapist

Registration required with the Occupational Therapy Board of Queensland

252511

Physiotherapist

252611

Podiatrist

253111

General Practitioner

253112

Resident Medical Officer

253211

Anaesthetist

253311

Specialist Physician (General Medicine)

253312

Cardiologist

253313

Clinical Haematologist

253314

Medical Oncologist

253315

Endocrinologist

253316

Gastroenterologist

253317

Intensive Care Specialist

253318

Neurologist

253321

Paediatrician

253322

Renal Medicine Specialist

253323

Rheumatologist

253324

Thoracic Medicine Specialist

253399

Specialist Physicians nec

253411

Psychiatrist

253511

Surgeon (General)

253915

Pathologist

253917

Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist

254111

Midwife

254411

Nurse Practitioner

271311

Solicitor

272412

Interpreter

272499

Social Professionals nec

272511

Social Worker

272612

Recreation Officer

272613

Welfare Worker

  

312113

Building Inspector

  

312199

Architectural, Building & Surveying Technicians nec

  

313111

Hardware Technician

Additional requirements apply. See note 1

Additional requirements apply. See note 1

321111

Automotive Electrician

321211

Motor Mechanic (General)

321212

Diesel Motor Mechanic

  

321213

Motorcycle Mechanic

  

321214

Small Engine Mechanic

  

322211

Sheetmetal Trades Worker

323211

Fitter (General)

323212

Fitter & Turner

324111

Panelbeater

331111

Bricklayer

332211

Painting Trades Worker

333211

Fibrous Plasterer

334111

Plumber (General)

334112

Airconditioning & Mechanical Services Plumber

334113

Drainer

334114

Gasfitter

334115

Roof Plumber

342111

Airconditioning & Refrigeration Mechanic

351311

Chef

Additional requirements apply. See note 3

351411

Cook

Additional requirements apply. See note 3

394111

Cabinetmaker

599612

Insurance Loss Adjuster

Note 1: Applicants must have five years experience post qualification in their nominated occupation and a job offer for a full time position in their nominated occupation with a Queensland employer registered in Australia. Queensland is seeking specific ICT skills and work experience in relation to one or more of the following: cyber security, data scientist, data and business analytics and ICT development and architecture. (The 2017-18 QSOL will also place a specific Queensland ceiling of 200 on nominations for ICT occupations across onshore, alumni and offshore programs).

Your ACS skills assessment will state what date your skilled work experience is recognised from – for example:

The following employment after December 2011 is considered to equate to work at an appropriately skilled level and relevant to 313113 (Web Administrator) of the ANZSCO Code. 

Please ensure you check this date before claiming work experience points on your SkillSelect EOI. If you claim work experience points prior to this date listed on your skills assessment, your state nomination application will be refused due to points being incorrectly claimed. For more information, please refer to Migration Skills Assessment on the ACS website.

Note 2: Engineers  – applicants must have registration with the Board of Engineers Queensland (BPEQ).

Note 3: Applicants must have 6 years experience working in their chosen field and a job offer for a full time position in their nominated occupation with a Queensland employer registered in Australia.

About the Author

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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