STSOL

Short-term Skilled

Occupation List

STSOL – Registered Migration Australia

 

 

Other Occupation Lists

 

 

 

Column A

Column B

Column C

OCCUPATION

ANZSCO CODE

ASSESSING AUTHORITY

Chief Executive or Managing Director (See Note 17)

111111

AIM

Corporate General Manager (See Note 17)

111211

AIM

Aquaculture Farmer (See Note 12 and Note 26)

121111

VETASSESS

Cotton Grower (See Note 12 and Note 26)

121211

VETASSESS

Flower Grower  (See Note 12 and Note 26)

121212

VETASSESS

Fruit or Nut Grower (See Note 12 and Note 26)

121213

VETASSESS

Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Grower (Aus) / Field Crop Grower (NZ) (See Note 12 and Note 26)

121214

VETASSESS

Grape Grower (See Note 12 and Note 26)

121215

VETASSESS

Mixed Crop Farmer (See Note 12 and Note 26)

121216

VETASSESS

Sugar Cane Grower (See Note 12 and Note 26)

121217

VETASSESS

Vegetable Grower (Aus) / Market Gardener (NZ) (See Note 12 and Note 26)

121221

VETASSESS

Crop Farmers (nec) (See Note 12 and Note 26)

121299

VETASSESS

Apiarist (See Note 12 and Note 26)

121311

VETASSESS

Beef Cattle Farmer (See Note 12 and Note 26)

121312

VETASSESS

Dairy Cattle Farmer (See Note 12 and Note 26)

121313

VETASSESS

Horse Breeder (See Note 12 and Note 26)

121316

VETASSESS

Mixed Livestock Farmer (See Note 12 and Note 26)

121317

VETASSESS

Pig Farmer (See Note 12 and Note 26)

121318

VETASSESS

Poultry Farmer (See Note 12 and Note 26)

121321

VETASSESS

Sheep Farmer (See Note 12 and Note 26)

121322

VETASSESS

Livestock  Farmers (nec) (See Note 12 and Note 26)

121399

VETASSESS

Mixed Crop & Livestock Farmer
(See Note 12 and Note 26)

121411

VETASSESS

Sales & Marketing Manager (See Note 10)

131112

AIM

Advertising Manager

131113

AIM

Corporate Services Manager (See Note 18)

132111

VETASSESS

Finance Manager (See Note 20)

132211

CPAA/ICAA/IPA

Human Resource Manager

132311

AIM

Manufacturer

133411

VETASSESS

Production Manager (Forestry) (See Note 26)

133511

VETASSESS

Supply and Distribution Manager (See Note 23)

133611

AIM

Health & Welfare Services Managers (nec)

134299

VETASSESS

School Principal

134311

VETASSESS

Faculty Head

134411

VETASSESS

Education Managers (nec)

134499

VETASSESS

Chief Information Officer

135111

ACS

ICT Project Manager (See Note 20)

135112

 

ACS

ICT Managers (nec)

135199

ACS

Arts Administrator or Manager

139911

VETASSESS

Environmental Manager

139912

VETASSESS

Laboratory Manager

139913

VETASSESS

Quality Assurance Manager

139914

VETASSESS

Specialist Managers (nec)
except:

a.       Ambassador

b.      Archbishop

c.       Bishop

139999

VETASSESS

Cafe or Restaurant Manager
(See Note 3 and Note 24)

141111

VETASSESS

Hotel or Motel Manager
(See Note 19)

141311

VETASSESS

Accommodation & Hospitality Managers (nec)

141999

VETASSESS

Hair or Beauty Salon Manager (See Note 13)

142114

VETASSESS

Post Office Manager

142115

VETASSESS

Fitness Centre Manager

149112

VETASSESS

Sports Centre Manager

149113

VETASSESS

Customer Service Manager
(See Note 10)

149212

VETASSESS

Conference & Event Organiser
(See Note 9)

149311

VETASSESS

Fleet Manager

149411

VETASSESS

Transport Company Manager
(See Note 16)

149413

VETASSESS

Facilities Manager (See Note 8)

149913

VETASSESS

Equipment Hire Manager

149915

VETASSESS

Dancer or Choreographer

211112

VETASSESS

Musician (Instrumental)

211213

VETASSESS

Photographer

211311

VETASSESS

Visual Arts & Crafts Professionals (nec)

211499

VETASSESS

Book or Script Editor

212212

VETASSESS

Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage)

212312

VETASSESS

Film & Video Editor

212314

VETASSESS

Program Director (Television or Radio)

212315

VETASSESS

Stage Manager

212316

VETASSESS

Technical Director

212317

VETASSESS

Video Producer

212318

VETASSESS

Copywriter

212411

VETASSESS

Newspaper or Periodical Editor

212412

VETASSESS

Print Journalist

212413

VETASSESS

Technical Writer

212415

VETASSESS

Television Journalist

212416

VETASSESS

Journalists & Other Writers (nec)

212499

VETASSESS

Company Secretary

221211

VETASSESS

Commodities Trader

222111

VETASSESS

Finance Broker

222112

VETASSESS

Insurance Broker

222113

VETASSESS

Financial Brokers (nec)

222199

VETASSESS

Financial Market Dealer

222211

VETASSESS

Stockbroking Dealer

222213

VETASSESS

Financial Dealers (nec)

222299

VETASSESS

Financial Investment Adviser

222311

VETASSESS

Financial Investment Manager

222312

VETASSESS

Recruitment Consultant
(see Note 23)

223112

VETASSESS

ICT Trainer

223211

ACS

Mathematician

224112

VETASSESS

Statistician

224113

VETASSESS

Gallery or Museum Curator

224212

VETASSESS

Health Information Manager

224213

VETASSESS

Records Manager

224214

VETASSESS

Economist

224311

VETASSESS

Librarian

224611

VETASSESS

Management Consultant
(See Note 21)

224711

VETASSESS

Organisation & Methods Analyst

224712

VETASSESS

Patents Examiner

224914

VETASSESS

Information and Organisation Professionals (nec) (See Note 20)

224999

VETASSESS

Advertising Specialist (See Note 20)

225111

VETASSESS

Marketing Specialist (See Note 10)

225113

VETASSESS

ICT Account Manager

225211

VETASSESS

ICT Business Development Manager

225212

VETASSESS

ICT Sales Representative

225213

VETASSESS

Public Relations Professional

225311

VETASSESS

Technical Sales Representatives (nec)including, but not limited to, education sales representatives (See Note 15)

225499

VETASSESS

Fashion Designer

232311

VETASSESS

Industrial Designer

232312

VETASSESS

Jewellery Designer

232313

VETASSESS

Graphic Designer (See Note 20)

232411

VETASSESS

Illustrator

232412

VETASSESS

Web Designer

232414

VETASSESS

Interior Designer

232511

VETASSESS

Urban & Regional Planner

232611

VETASSESS

Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)

233611

Engineers Australia

Engineering Professionals (nec)

233999

Engineers Australia

Chemist

234211

VETASSESS

Wine Maker (See Note 26)

234213

VETASSESS

Environmental Consultant

234312

VETASSESS

Environmental Research Scientist

234313

VETASSESS

Environmental Scientists (nec)

234399

VETASSESS

Geologist

234411

VETASSESS

Botanist

234515

VETASSESS

Marine Biologist

234516

VETASSESS

Zoologist

234518

VETASSESS

Conservator

234911

VETASSESS

Meteorologist

234913

VETASSESS

Physicist

234914

VETASSESS

Primary School Teacher

241213

AITSL

Middle School Teacher (Aus) / Intermediate School Teacher (NZ)

241311

AITSL

University Lecturer (Suitable for the position of Research Associate or Research Fellow in a University) (See Note 20)

242111

VETASSESS

University Tutor

242112

VETASSESS

Education Adviser

249111

VETASSESS

Art Teacher (Private Tuition)

249211

VETASSESS

Dance Teacher (Private Tuition)

249212

VETASSESS

Music Teacher (Private Tuition)

249214

VETASSESS

Private Tutors & Teachers (nec)

249299

VETASSESS

Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages

249311

VETASSESS

Dietitian

251111

DAA

Nutritionist

251112

VETASSESS

Occupational Health and Safety Adviser

251312

VETASSESS

Orthoptist

251412

VETASSESS

Hospital Pharmacist

251511

APharmC

Industrial Pharmacist

251512

VETASSESS

Retail Pharmacist

251513

APharmC

Health Promotion Officer

251911

VETASSESS

Health Diagnostic & Promotion Professionals (nec)

251999

VETASSESS

Acupuncturist

252211

VETASSESS

Naturopath

252213

VETASSESS

Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner

252214

Chinese Medicine Board Of Australia

Complementary Health Therapists (nec)

252299

VETASSESS

Dental Specialist

252311

ADC

Dentist

252312

ADC

Resident Medical Officer

253112

Medical Board of Australia

Nurse Educator

254211

ANMAC/VETASSESS

Nurse Manager

254311

ANMAC/VETASSESS

Multimedia Specialist

261211

ACS

Software Tester (See Note 20)

261314

ACS

Software & Applications  Programmers (nec)

261399

ACS

Database Administrator

262111

ACS

ICT Security Specialist

262112

ACS

Systems Administrator

262113

ACS

Network Administrator

263112

ACS

Network Analyst

263113

ACS

ICT Quality Assurance Engineer

263211

ACS

ICT Support Engineer (see Note 20)

263212

ACS

ICT Systems Test Engineer (See Note 20)

263213

ACS

Judicial & Other Legal Professionals (nec)

271299

VETASSESS

Careers Counsellor

272111

VETASSESS

Drug & Alcohol Counsellor

272112

VETASSESS

Family & Marriage Counsellor

272113

VETASSESS

Rehabilitation Counsellor

272114

VETASSESS

Student Counsellor

272115

VETASSESS

Counsellors (nec)

272199

VETASSESS

Minister of Religion (See Note 4)

272211

VETASSESS

Interpreter

272412

NAATI

Social Professionals (nec)

272499

VETASSESS

Recreation Officer

272612

VETASSESS

Welfare Worker

272613

ACWA

Agricultural Technician (See Note 26)

311111

VETASSESS

Anaesthetic Technician

311211

VETASSESS

Cardiac Technician

311212

VETASSESS

Medical Laboratory Technician

311213

AIMS

Pharmacy Technician

311215

VETASSESS

Medical Technicians (nec)

311299

VETASSESS

Meat Inspector

311312

VETASSESS

Primary Products Inspectors (nec) (See Note 26)

311399

VETASSESS

Chemistry Technician

311411

VETASSESS

Earth Science Technician

311412

VETASSESS

Life Science Technician

311413

VETASSESS

Science Technicians (nec)

311499

VETASSESS

Architectural Draftsperson

312111

VETASSESS

Building Associate

312112

VETASSESS

Building Inspector

312113

VETASSESS

Architectural, Building & Surveying Technicians (nec)

312199

VETASSESS

Mechanical Engineering Technician (See Note 22)

312512

TRA

Metallurgical or Materials Technician

312912

VETASSESS

Mine Deputy

312913

VETASSESS

Hardware Technician

313111

TRA

ICT Customer Support Officer

313112

TRA

Web Administrator

313113

ACS

Farrier

322113

TRA

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)

323112

TRA

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures)

323113

TRA

Textile, Clothing  & Footwear Mechanic

323215

TRA

Metal Fitters & Machinists (nec)

323299

TRA

Precision Instrument Maker & Repairer

323314

TRA

Watch & Clock Maker & Repairer

323316

TRA

Toolmaker

323412

TRA

Vehicle Body Builder

324211

TRA

Vehicle Trimmer

324212

TRA

Roof Tiler

333311

TRA

Business Machine Mechanic

342311

TRA

Cabler (Data & Telecommunications)

342411

TRA

Telecommunications Linesworker

342413

TRA

Baker (See Note 7)

351111

TRA

Pastrycook (See Note 7)

351112

TRA

Cook (See Note 11 and Note 24)

351411

TRA

Dog Handler or Trainer

361111

VETASSESS

Animal Attendants & Trainers (nec) (See Note 6)

361199

VETASSESS

Veterinary Nurse

361311

VETASSESS

Florist

362111

TRA

Gardener (General)

362211

TRA

Arborist

362212

TRA

Landscape Gardener

362213

TRA

Greenkeeper

362311

TRA

Hairdresser (See Note 20)

391111

TRA

Print Finisher

392111

TRA

Printing Machinist

392311

TRA

Upholsterer

393311

TRA

Furniture Finisher

394211

TRA

Picture Framer

394212

TRA

Wood Machinist

394213

TRA

Wood Machinists & Other Wood Trades Workers (nec)

394299

TRA

Chemical Plant Operator

399211

TRA

Power Generation Plant Operator

399213

TRA

Library Technician

399312

VETASSESS

Jeweller

399411

TRA

Camera Operator (Film, Television or Video)

399512

TRA

Make Up Artist

399514

TRA

Sound Technician

399516

TRA

Performing Arts Technicians (nec)

399599

VETASSESS

Signwriter

399611

TRA

Ambulance Officer

411111

VETASSESS

Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic

411112

VETASSESS

Dental Technician

411213

TRA

Diversional Therapist

411311

VETASSESS

Enrolled Nurse

411411

ANMAC

Massage Therapist (See Note 14)

411611

VETASSESS

Community Worker

411711

VETASSESS

Disabilities Services Officer

411712

VETASSESS

Family Support Worker

411713

VETASSESS

Residential Care Officer

411715

VETASSESS

Youth Worker

411716

VETASSESS

Diving Instructor (Open Water)

452311

VETASSESS

Gymnastics Coach or Instructor

452312

VETASSESS

Horse Riding Coach or Instructor

452313

VETASSESS

Snowsport Instructor

452314

VETASSESS

Swimming Coach or Instructor

452315

VETASSESS

Tennis Coach

452316

VETASSESS

Other Sports Coach or Instructor

452317

VETASSESS

Sports Development Officer

452321

VETASSESS

Footballer

452411

VETASSESS

Sportspersons (nec)

452499

VETASSESS

Contract Administrator (See Note 20)

511111

VETASSESS

Program or Project Administrator

511112

VETASSESS

Insurance Loss Adjuster

599612

VETASSESS

Insurance Agent

611211

VETASSESS

Property Manager

612112

VETASSESS

Real Estate Agency Principal

612113

VETASSESS

Real Estate Agent

612114

VETASSESS

Real Estate Representative

612115

VETASSESS

 

NOTES:

For STSOL and MLTSSL

Note 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.

 

Note 2.    nec means “not elsewhere classified”.

 

Note 3.    In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes positions in a limited service restaurant.  A limited service restaurant includes, but is not limited to, any of the following:

  1. a) fast food or takeaway food services;
  2. b) fast casual restaurants;
  3. c) drinking establishments that offer only a limited food service;
  4. d) limited service cafes including, but not limited to, coffee shops or mall cafes;
  5. e) limited service pizza restaurants.

 

Note 4.    Minister of Religion is specified as a skilled occupation only for the purposes of paragraph 2.72B(3)(b) of the Regulations, and only in relation to an application for a Subclass 407 (Training) 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.

 

Note 5.    In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes any of the following:

  1. a) clerical, book keeper and accounting clerk positions;
  2. b) positions in a business that have an annual turnover of less than
    AUD 1 million;
  3. c) positions in a business that have fewer than five employees.

 

Note 6.    In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes positions related  to animal husbandry including, but not limited to, caring for livestock on a farm setting.

 

Note 7.    In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes positions related to mass or standardised production, including positions based in a franchise or factory, as opposed to specialist production. Positions excluded, but not limited to the following exclusions, are any of the following:

  1. a) positions that involve full or partial production of food product for distribution to another location;
  2. b) positions that predominantly involve the use of pre-prepared food product from another location.

 

Note 8.   In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes any of the following:

  1. a) positions that are not located in a commercial building or shopping centre environment;
  2. b) positions that predominately involve the management of the provision of only one particular service to a facility or managing one particular relationship.

Example:    a position that manages the cleaning contract for a facility but not other contracts relevant to the facility.

 

Note 9.   In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes any of the following:

  1. a) positions in a business that have an annual turnover of less than AUD 1 million;
  2. b) positions that have a nominated base salary of less than AUD 65,000.

 

Note 10: In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes any of the following:

  1. a) positions based in a front-line retail setting;
  2. b) positions that predominately involve direct client transactional interaction on a regular basis;
  3. c) positions in a business that have an annual turnover of less than AUD 1 million;
  4. d) positions that have a nominated base salary of less than AUD 65,000.

 

Note 11.  In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes positions involved in mass production in a factory setting and positions in a limited service restaurant.  A limited service restaurant includes, but is not limited to, any of the following:

  1. a) fast food or takeaway food services;
  2. b) fast casual restaurants;
  3. c) drinking establishments that offer only a limited food service;
  4. d) limited service cafes including, but not limited to, coffee shops or mall cafes;
  5. e) limited service pizza restaurants.

 

Note 12.  In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes positions that predominantly involve low-skilled tasks.

Examples:    fruit picking or packing, feeding of livestock or animals

 

Note 13:  In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes any of the following:

  1. a) positions that predominately involve hair dressing and/or beauty therapy related non-managerial tasks; or
  2. b) positions in a business that employ fewer than five employees.

 

Note 14:  In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes any of the following:

  1. a) non full-time positions;
  2. b) positions that are not based in a therapeutic setting;
  3. c) positions involving the provision of  non-medical relaxation massage.

 

Note 15:   In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes any of the following:

  1. a) positions that are based in a front-line retail setting;
  2. b) positions that are based in a call centre and do not require a significant technical knowledge of products;
  3. c) positions that predominantly involve selling educational courses to individual students;
  4. d) positions that have a nominated base salary of less than AUD 65,000.

 

Note 16:   In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes any of the following:

  1. a) truck driver positions;
  2. b) fleet manager positions;
  3. c) container controller positions;
  4. d) positions in a business that have an annual turnover of less than AUD 1 million;
  5. e) positions in a business that have fewer than five employees.

 

Note 17:   In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes any one of the following:

  1. a) positions in a business that have an annual turnover of less than AUD 1 million;
  2. b) positions in a business that have fewer than five employees;
  3. c) positions that have a nominated base salary of less than AUD 90,000.

 

Note 18:   In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes any one of the following:

  1. a) positions in a business that have an annual turnover of less than AUD 1 million;
  2. b) positions in a business that have fewer than five employees;
  3. c) positions that have a nominated base salary of less than AUD 80,000.

 

Note 19:   In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes positions that predominately involve  responsibility for managing hotel or motel staff.  The specification does not exclude positions that predominately involve responsibility for organising and controlling the operations of a hotel or motel that may have limited duties requiring management of hotel or motel staff but is not the main function of the position.

 

Note 20:   In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes positions that do not require a minimum of two years relevant work experience.

 

Note 21:   In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes any of the following:

  1. a) positions in a business that have an annual turnover of less than AUD 1 million;
  2. b) positions in a business that have fewer than five employees.

 

Note 22:   In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes positions relating to mobile phone repairs.

 

Note 23:   In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes any of the following:

  1. a) positions in a business with an annual turnover of less than AUD 1 million;
  2. b) positions in a business with fewer than five employees;
  3. c) positions that have a nominated base salary of less than AUD 65,000.

 

Note 24:   In relation to specifications of occupations for Subclass 186 – Employer Nomination Scheme visa, for the purposes of sub-subparagraph 5.19(4)(h)(i)(A) of the Regulations, indicates that, despite paragraph 6, for an application for approval of a nomination for a Subclass 186 visa, the occupation excludes positions in Fast Food or Takeaway Food Service.

 

Note 25:    These occupations are specified as a skilled occupation only in relation to an application for a visa listed below. These occupations are not specified as a skilled occupation in relation to any other visa subclass, despite paragraphs 2, 5, 6 and 8.

 

Note 26: (1) These occupations are specified as a skilled occupation only in relation to an application for a visa or an application for approval of a nomination for a visa listed below. These occupations are not specified as a skilled occupation in relation to any other visa subclass, despite paragraphs 3, 4, 5 and 8.

(2)  In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification only includes positions located in regional Australia.

 

Sources: DIBP and https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2017L00450/Html/Text#