Skilled occupation list Australia 2018

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411511Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health WorkerNoNoNoYesNoNo
141999Accommodation and Hospitality Managers necNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
221111Accountant (General)YesYesYes6, 19, 21YesYes6, 19, 21Yes(a) CPAA; or
(b) IPA; or
(c) CAANZ
211111ActorNoNoNoYesNoNo
211199Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers necNoNoNoYesNoNo
224111ActuaryYesYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
252211AcupuncturistNoYesYes YesYes YesChinese Medicine Board of Australia
131113Advertising ManagerNoYesYes YesYes YesAIM
225111Advertising SpecialistNoYesYes1YesYes1YesVETASSESS
233911Aeronautical EngineerYesYesYes YesYes YesEngineers Australia
231111Aeroplane PilotNoYesYes10YesYes10YesCASA
234111Agricultural ConsultantYesYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
233912Agricultural EngineerYesYesYes YesYes YesEngineers Australia
234112Agricultural ScientistYesYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
311111Agricultural TechnicianNoYesYes10YesYes10NoVETASSESS
231112Air Traffic ControllerNoNoNoYesNoNo
231199Air Transport Professionals necNoNoNoYesNoNo
334112Airconditioning and Mechanical Services PlumberYesYesYes YesYes YesTRA
342111Airconditioning and Refrigeration MechanicYesYesYes YesYes YesTRA
323111Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)NoYesYes YesYes YesTRA
323112Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)NoYesYes YesYes YesTRA
323113Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures)NoYesYes YesYes YesTRA
411111Ambulance OfficerNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
149111Amusement Centre ManagerNoNoNoYesNoNo
311211Anaesthetic TechnicianNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
253211AnaesthetistNoYesYes YesYes YesMedBA
261311Analyst ProgrammerYesYesYes YesYes YesACS
361199Animal Attendants and Trainers necNoYesYes18YesYes18YesVETASSESS
142112Antique DealerNoNoNoYesNoNo
121311ApiaristNoYesYes9, 10YesYes9, 10NoVETASSESS
393211Apparel CutterNoNoNoYesNoNo
121111Aquaculture FarmerNoYesYes9, 10YesYes9, 10NoVETASSESS
362212ArboristNoYesYes YesYes YesTRA
272414ArchaeologistNoNoNoYesNoNo
232111ArchitectYesYesYes YesYes YesAACA
312111Architectural DraftspersonNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
312199Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians necNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
224211ArchivistNoNoNoYesNoNo
212311Art Director (Film, Television or Stage)NoNoNoYesNoNo
249211Art Teacher (Private Tuition)NoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
212111Artistic DirectorNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
139911Arts Administrator or ManagerNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
611111AuctioneerNoNoNoYesNoNo
252711AudiologistYesYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
212211AuthorNoNoNoYesNoNo
321111Automotive ElectricianYesYesYes YesYes YesTRA
351111BakerNoYesYes17YesYes17YesTRA
271111BarristerYesYesYes YesYes Yesa legal admissions authority of a State or Territory
141911Bed and Breakfast OperatorNoNoNoYesNoNo
121312Beef Cattle FarmerNoYesYes9, 10YesYes9, 10NoVETASSESS
142113Betting Agency ManagerNoNoNoYesNoNo
234513BiochemistNoNoYes YesYes NoVETASSESS
233913Biomedical EngineerYesYesYes YesYes YesEngineers Australia
234514BiotechnologistNoNoYes YesYes NoVETASSESS
322111BlacksmithNoNoNoYesNoNo
149911Boarding Kennel or Cattery OperatorNoNoNoYesNoNo
399111Boat Builder and RepairerYesYesYes YesYes YesTRA
212212Book or Script EditorNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
234515BotanistNoNoYes YesYes NoVETASSESS
331111BricklayerYesYesYes YesYes YesTRA
399511Broadcast Transmitter OperatorNoNoNoYesNoNo
312999Building and Engineering Technicians necNoNoNoYesNoNo
312112Building AssociateNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
312113Building InspectorNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
612111Business BrokerNoNoNoYesNoNo
342311Business Machine MechanicNoYesYes YesYes YesTRA
351211Butcher or Smallgoods MakerNoYesYes YesYes YesTRA
394111CabinetmakerYesYesYes YesYes YesTRA
342411Cabler (Data and Telecommunications)NoYesYes YesYes YesTRA
141111Cafe or Restaurant ManagerNoYesYes8YesYes8YesVETASSESS
149211Call or Contact Centre ManagerNoNoNoYesNoNo
541111Call or Contact Centre Team LeaderNoNoNoYesNoNo
399512Camera Operator (Film, Television or Video)NoYesYes YesYes YesTRA
393111Canvas Goods FabricatorNoNoNoYesNoNo
141211Caravan Park and Camping Ground ManagerNoNoNoYesNoNo
311212Cardiac TechnicianNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
253312CardiologistYesYesYes YesYes YesMedBA
253512Cardiothoracic SurgeonYesYesYes YesYes YesMedBA
272111Careers CounsellorNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
331212CarpenterYesYesYes YesYes YesTRA
331211Carpenter and JoinerYesYesYes YesYes YesTRA
232213CartographerYesYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
351311ChefYesYesYes7, 8YesYes7, 8YesTRA
233111Chemical EngineerYesYesYes YesYes YesEngineers Australia
399211Chemical Plant OperatorNoYesYes YesYes YesTRA
234211ChemistNoNoYes YesYes NoVETASSESS
311411Chemistry TechnicianNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
111111Chief Executive or Managing DirectorNoNoYes5YesYes5NoAIM
135111Chief Information OfficerNoNoYes YesYes NoACS
134111Child Care Centre ManagerYesYesYes YesYesYesTRA
252111ChiropractorYesYesYes YesYes YesCCEA
149912Cinema or Theatre ManagerNoNoNoYesNoNo
233211Civil EngineerYesYesYes YesYes YesEngineers Australia
312211Civil Engineering DraftspersonYesYesYes YesYes Yes(a) Engineers Australia; or
(b) VETASSESS
312212Civil Engineering TechnicianYesYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
599211Clerk of CourtNoNoNoYesNoNo
599915Clinical CoderNoNoNoYesNoNo
253313Clinical HaematologistYesYesYes YesYes YesMedBA
272311Clinical PsychologistYesYesYes YesYes YesAPS
393212Clothing PatternmakerNoNoNoYesNoNo
393299Clothing Trades Workers necNoNoNoYesNoNo
139111Commissioned Defence Force OfficerNoNoNoYesNoNo
139112Commissioned Fire OfficerNoNoNoYesNoNo
139113Commissioned Police OfficerNoNoNoYesNoNo
222111Commodities TraderNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
342312Communications OperatorNoNoNoYesNoNo
272611Community Arts WorkerNoNoNoYesNoNo
411711Community WorkerNoYesYes YesYes YesACWA
221211Company SecretaryNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
252299Complementary Health Therapists necNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
211211ComposerNoNoNoYesNoNo
263111Computer Network and Systems EngineerYesYesYes YesYes YesACS
149311Conference and Event OrganiserNoYesYes2, 19YesYes2, 19YesVETASSESS
234311Conservation OfficerNoNoNoYesNoNo
234911ConservatorNoNoYes YesYes NoVETASSESS
312114Construction EstimatorNoNoNoYesNoNo
133111Construction Project ManagerYesYesYes YesYesYesVETASSESS
511111Contract AdministratorNoYesYes1YesYes1YesVETASSESS
599111ConveyancerNoNoNoYesNoNo
351411CookNoYesYes7, 8YesYes7, 8YesTRA
212411CopywriterNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
111211Corporate General ManagerNoNoYes5YesYes5NoAIM
132111Corporate Services ManagerNoYesYes4, 20, 22YesYes4, 20, 22YesVETASSESS
221212Corporate TreasurerNoNoNoYesNoNo
121211Cotton GrowerNoYesYes9, 10YesYes9, 10NoVETASSESS
272199Counsellors necNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
599212Court Bailiff or Sheriff (Aus) \ Court Collections Officer (NZ)NoNoNoYesNoNo
599213Court Orderly (Aus) \ Court Registry Officer (NZ)NoNoNoYesNoNo
121299Crop Farmers necNoYesYes9, 10YesYes9, 10NoVETASSESS
149212Customer Service ManagerNoYesYes2, 11, 19YesYes2, 11, 19YesVETASSESS
121313Dairy Cattle FarmerNoYesYes9, 10YesYes9, 10NoVETASSESS
249212Dance Teacher (Private Tuition)NoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
211112Dancer or ChoreographerNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
262111Database AdministratorNoYesYes YesYes YesACS
121314Deer FarmerNoNoNoYesNoNo
441111Defence Force Member - Other RanksNoNoNoYesNoNo
111212Defence Force Senior OfficerNoNoNoYesNoNo
411211Dental HygienistNoNoNoYesNoNo
411212Dental ProsthetistNoNoNoYesNoNo
252311Dental SpecialistNoYesYes YesYes YesADC
411213Dental TechnicianNoYesYes YesYes YesTRA
411214Dental TherapistNoNoNoYesNoNo
252312DentistNoYesYes YesYes YesADC
253911DermatologistYesYesYes YesYes YesMedBA
441311DetectiveNoNoNoYesNoNo
261312Developer ProgrammerYesYesYes YesYes YesACS
253917Diagnostic and Interventional RadiologistYesYesYes YesYes YesMedBA
321212Diesel Motor MechanicYesYesYes YesYes YesTRA
251111DietitianNoYesYes YesYes YesDAA
212312Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage)NoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
212313Director of PhotographyNoNoNoYesNoNo
411712Disabilities Services OfficerNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
399911DiverNoNoNoYesNoNo
411311Diversional TherapistNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
452311Diving Instructor (Open Water)NoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
361111Dog Handler or TrainerNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
452318Dog or Horse Racing OfficialNoNoNoYesNoNo
334113Drainer (Aus) \ Drainlayer (NZ)YesYesYes YesYes YesTRA
249213Drama Teacher (Private Tuition)NoNoNoYesNoNo
393213Dressmaker or TailorNoYesYes YesYes YesTRA
451211Driving InstructorNoNoNoYesNoNo
272112Drug and Alcohol CounsellorNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
241111Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) TeacherYesYesYes YesYes YesAITSL
311412Earth Science TechnicianNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
224311EconomistNoNoYes YesYes NoVETASSESS
249111Education AdviserNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
134499Education Managers necNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
249112Education ReviewerNoNoNoYesNoNo
272312Educational PsychologistYesYesYes YesYes YesAPS
224911Electorate OfficerNoNoNoYesNoNo
233311Electrical EngineerYesYesYes YesYes YesEngineers Australia
312311Electrical Engineering DraftspersonYesYesYes YesYes YesEngineers Australia
312312Electrical Engineering TechnicianYesYesYes YesYes YesTRA
342211Electrical Linesworker (Aus) \ Electrical Line Mechanic (NZ)YesNoNoYesNoNo
341111Electrician (General)YesYesYes YesYes YesTRA
341112Electrician (Special Class)YesYesYes YesYes YesTRA
312411Electronic Engineering DraftspersonNoNoNoYesNoNo
312412Electronic Engineering TechnicianNoNoNoYesNoNo
342313Electronic Equipment Trades WorkerYesYesYes YesYes YesTRA
342314Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)YesYesYes YesYes YesTRA
342315Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class)YesYesYes YesYes YesTRA
233411Electronics EngineerYesYesYes YesYes YesEngineers Australia
322112ElectroplaterNoNoNoYesNoNo
253912Emergency Medicine SpecialistYesYesYes YesYes YesMedBA
441211Emergency Service WorkerNoNoNoYesNoNo
253315EndocrinologistYesYesYes YesYes YesMedBA
133211Engineering ManagerYesYesYes YesYesYes(a) Engineers Australia; or
(b) VETASSESS
323411Engineering PatternmakerNoNoNoYesNoNo
233999Engineering Professionals necNoNoYes YesYes NoEngineers Australia
233914Engineering TechnologistYesYesYes YesYes YesEngineers Australia
323311EngraverNoNoNoYesNoNo
411411Enrolled NurseNoYesYes YesYes YesANMAC
211113Entertainer or Variety ArtistNoNoNoYesNoNo
234312Environmental ConsultantNoNoYes YesYes NoVETASSESS
233915Environmental EngineerYesYesYes YesYes YesEngineers Australia
251311Environmental Health OfficerNoNoNoYesNoNo
139912Environmental ManagerNoNoYes YesYes NoVETASSESS
234313Environmental Research ScientistNoNoYes YesYes NoVETASSESS
234399Environmental Scientists necNoNoYes YesYes NoVETASSESS
149915Equipment Hire ManagerNoNoNoYesNoNo
234915Exercise PhysiologistNoNoNoYesNoNo
221213External AuditorYesYesYes YesYes Yes(a) CPAA; or
(b) IPA; or
(c) CAANZ
149913Facilities ManagerNoYesYes14YesYes14YesVETASSESS
134411Faculty HeadNoNoYes YesYes NoVETASSESS
272113Family and Marriage CounsellorNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
411713Family Support WorkerNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
322113FarrierNoYesYes YesYes YesTRA
232311Fashion DesignerNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
333211Fibrous PlastererYesYesYes YesYes YesTRA
212314Film and Video EditorNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
212399Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors necNoNoNoYesNoNo
222112Finance BrokerNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
132211Finance ManagerNoYesYes1YesYes1Yes(a) CPAA; or
(b) IPA; or
(c) CAANZ
222199Financial Brokers necNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
222299Financial Dealers necNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
149914Financial Institution Branch ManagerNoNoNoYesNoNo
222311Financial Investment AdviserNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
222312Financial Investment ManagerNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
222211Financial Market DealerNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
441212Fire FighterNoNoNoYesNoNo
399918Fire Protection Equipment TechnicianNoNoNoYesNoNo
451815First Aid TrainerNoNoNoYesNoNo
311311Fisheries OfficerNoNoNoYesNoNo
149112Fitness Centre ManagerNoYesYes10YesYes10YesVETASSESS
323211Fitter (General)YesYesYes YesYes YesTRA
323212Fitter and TurnerYesYesYes YesYes YesTRA
323213Fitter-WelderYesYesYes YesYes YesTRA
149411Fleet ManagerNoNoNoYesNoNo
451711Flight AttendantNoNoNoYesNoNo
332111Floor FinisherNoNoNoYesNoNo
362111FloristNoYesYes YesYes YesTRA
121212Flower GrowerNoYesYes9, 10YesYes9, 10NoVETASSESS
231113Flying InstructorNoYesYes10YesYes10YesVETASSESS
234212Food TechnologistNoNoYes YesYes NoVETASSESS
452411FootballerNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
234113Forester (Aus) \ Forest Scientist (NZ)YesYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
121213Fruit or Nut GrowerNoYesYes9, 10YesYes9, 10NoVETASSESS
451311Funeral DirectorNoNoNoYesNoNo
451399Funeral Workers necNoNoNoYesNoNo
394211Furniture FinisherNoYesYes YesYes YesTRA
222212Futures TraderNoNoNoYesNoNo
224212Gallery or Museum CuratorNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
399311Gallery or Museum TechnicianNoNoNoYesNoNo
362211Gardener (General)NoYesYes YesYes YesTRA
399212Gas or Petroleum OperatorNoNoNoYesNoNo
334114GasfitterYesYesYes YesYes YesTRA
253316GastroenterologistYesYesYes YesYes YesMedBA
253111General PractitionerYesYesYes YesYes YesMedBA
234411GeologistNoYesYesYesYes YesVETASSESS
234412GeophysicistNoNoYes YesYes NoVETASSESS
233212Geotechnical EngineerYesYesYes YesYes YesEngineers Australia
333111GlazierYesYesYes YesYes YesTRA
121315Goat FarmerNoNoNoYesNoNo
452412GolferNoNoNoYesNoNo
121214Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Grower (Aus)\Field Crop Grower (NZ)NoYesYes9, 10YesYes9, 10NoVETASSESS
121215Grape GrowerNoYesYes9, 10YesYes9, 10NoVETASSESS
232411Graphic DesignerNoYesYes1YesYes1YesVETASSESS
392211Graphic Pre-press Trades WorkerNoNoNoYesNoNo
362311GreenkeeperNoYesYes YesYes YesTRA
323312GunsmithNoNoNoYesNoNo
452312Gymnastics Coach or InstructorNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
142114Hair or Beauty Salon ManagerNoYesYes13, 21YesYes13, 21YesVETASSESS
391111HairdresserNoYesYes1YesYes1YesTRA
313111Hardware TechnicianNoYesYes YesYes YesTRA
134299Health and Welfare Services Managers necNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
251999Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals necNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
224213Health Information ManagerNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
512211Health Practice ManagerNoNoNoYesNoNo
251911Health Promotion OfficerNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
231114Helicopter PilotNoYesYes10YesYes10YesCASA
272411HistorianNoNoNoYesNoNo
252212HomoeopathNoNoNoYesNoNo
121316Horse BreederNoYesYes9, 10YesYes9, 10NoVETASSESS
452313Horse Riding Coach or InstructorNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
361112Horse TrainerNoNoYes YesYes NoTRA
251511Hospital PharmacistNoYesYes YesYes YesAPharmC
149999Hospitality, Retail and Service Managers necNoNoNoYesNoNo
141311Hotel or Motel ManagerNoYesYes9YesYes9YesVETASSESS
431411Hotel Service ManagerNoNoNoYesNoNo
223111Human Resource AdviserNoNoNoYesNoNo
132311Human Resource ManagerNoYesYes YesYes YesAIM
234413HydrogeologistNoNoYes YesYes NoVETASSESS
311415HydrographerNoNoNoYesNoNo
225211ICT Account ManagerNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
261111ICT Business AnalystYesYesYes YesYes YesACS
225212ICT Business Development ManagerNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
313112ICT Customer Support OfficerNoYesYes YesYes YesTRA
135199ICT Managers necNoYesYes YesYes YesACS
135112ICT Project ManagerNoYesYes1YesYes1YesACS
263211ICT Quality Assurance EngineerNoYesYes YesYes YesACS
225213ICT Sales RepresentativeNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
262112ICT Security SpecialistYesYesYes YesYes YesACS
263299ICT Support and Test Engineers necNoYesYesYesYes YesACS
263212ICT Support EngineerNoYesYes1YesYes1YesACS
313199ICT Support Technicians necNoYesYesYesYes YesTRA
263213ICT Systems Test EngineerNoYesYes1YesYes1YesACS
223211ICT TrainerNoYesYes YesYes YesACS
232412IllustratorNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
133311Importer or ExporterNoNoNoYesNoNo
232312Industrial DesignerNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
233511Industrial EngineerYesYesYes YesYes YesEngineers Australia
251512Industrial PharmacistNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
224999Information and Organisation Professionals necNoYesYes1YesYes1YesVETASSESS
611211Insurance AgentNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
222113Insurance BrokerNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
599611Insurance InvestigatorNoNoNoYesNoNo
599612Insurance Loss AdjusterNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
599613Insurance Risk SurveyorNoNoNoYesNoNo
271214Intellectual Property LawyerNoNoNoYesNoNo
224411Intelligence OfficerNoNoNoYesNoNo
411112Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic (Aus) \ Ambulance Paramedic (NZ)NoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
253317Intensive Care SpecialistYesYesYes YesYes YesMedBA
399912Interior DecoratorNoNoNoYesNoNo
232511Interior DesignerNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
221214Internal AuditorYesYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
272412InterpreterNoYesYes YesYes YesNAATI
399411JewellerNoYesYes YesYes YesTRA
232313Jewellery DesignerNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
452413JockeyNoNoNoYesNoYes
331213JoinerYesYesYes YesYes YesTRA
212499Journalists and Other Writers necNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
271211JudgeNoNoNoYesNoNo
271299Judicial and Other Legal Professionals necNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
241112Kaiako Kohanga Reo (Maori Language Nest Teacher)NoNoNoYesNoNo
241211Kaiako Kura Kaupapa Maori (Maori-medium Primary School Teacher)NoNoNoYesNoNo
411512Kaiawhina (Hauora) (Maori Health Assistant)NoNoNoYesNoNo
361115Kennel HandNoNoNoYesNoNo
139913Laboratory ManagerNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
224511Land EconomistYesYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
232112Landscape ArchitectYesYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
362213Landscape GardenerNoYesYes YesYes YesTRA
599214Law ClerkNoNoNoYesNoNo
393112Leather Goods MakerNoNoNoYesNoNo
599112Legal ExecutiveNoNoNoYesNoNo
521212Legal SecretaryNoNoNoYesNoNo
111399Legislators necNoNoNoYesNoNo
224912Liaison OfficerNoNoNoYesNoNo
224611LibrarianNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
399312Library TechnicianNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
141411Licensed Club ManagerNoNoNoYesNoNo
311413Life Science TechnicianNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
234511Life Scientist (General)NoNoYes YesYes NoVETASSESS
234599Life Scientists necNoNoYes YesYes NoVETASSESS
452414LifeguardNoNoNoYesNoNo
341113Lift MechanicYesYesYes YesYes YesTRA
399513Light TechnicianNoNoNoYesNoNo
121399Livestock Farmers necNoYesYes9, 10YesYes9, 10NoVETASSESS
111311Local Government LegislatorNoNoNoYesNoNo
323313LocksmithYesYesYes YesYes YesTRA
271212MagistrateNoNoNoYesNoNo
312911Maintenance PlannerNoNoNoYesNoNo
399514Make Up ArtistNoYesYes YesYes YesTRA
221112Management AccountantYesYesYes YesYes Yes(a) CPAA; or
(b) IPA; or
(c) CAANZ
224711Management ConsultantNoYesYes19, 21YesYes19, 21YesVETASSESS
133411ManufacturerNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
234516Marine BiologistNoNoYes YesYes NoVETASSESS
231215Marine SurveyorNoNoNoYesNoNo
231299Marine Transport Professionals necNoNoNoYesNoNo
225112Market Research AnalystNoNoNoYesNoNo
225113Marketing SpecialistNoYesYes2, 11, 19YesYes2, 11, 19YesVETASSESS
411611Massage TherapistNoYesYes12YesYes12YesVETASSESS
231211Master FisherNoNoNoYesNoNo
233112Materials EngineerYesYesYes YesYes YesEngineers Australia
224112MathematicianNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
311312Meat InspectorNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
233512Mechanical EngineerYesYesYes YesYes YesEngineers Australia
312511Mechanical Engineering DraftspersonNoNoNoYesNoNo
312512Mechanical Engineering TechnicianNoYesYes16YesYes16YesTRA
212112Media Producer (excluding Video)NoNoNoYesNoNo
134211Medical Administrator (Aus) \ Medical Superintendent (NZ)YesNoNoYesNoNo
251211Medical Diagnostic RadiographerYesYesYes YesYes YesASMIRT
234611Medical Laboratory ScientistYesYesYes YesYes YesAIMS
311213Medical Laboratory TechnicianNoYesYes YesYes YesAIMS
253314Medical OncologistYesYesYes YesYes YesMedBA
253999Medical Practitioners necYesYesYes YesYes YesMedBA
251212Medical Radiation TherapistYesYesYes YesYes YesASMIRT
311299Medical Technicians necNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
111312Member of ParliamentNoNoNoYesNoNo
322114Metal Casting Trades WorkerNoNoNoYesNoNo
322311Metal FabricatorYesYesYes YesYes YesTRA
323299Metal Fitters and Machinists necNoYesYes YesYes YesTRA
323214Metal Machinist (First Class)YesYesYes YesYes YesTRA
322115Metal PolisherNoNoNoYesNoNo
312912Metallurgical or Materials TechnicianNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
234912MetallurgistNoNoYes YesYes NoVETASSESS
234913MeteorologistNoNoYes YesYes NoVETASSESS
234517MicrobiologistNoNoYes YesYes NoVETASSESS
241311Middle School Teacher (Aus) \ Intermediate School Teacher (NZ)NoYesYes YesYes YesAITSL
254111MidwifeYesYesYes YesYes YesANMAC
224913Migration Agent (Aus) \ Immigration Consultant (NZ)NoNoNoYesNoNo
312913Mine DeputyNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
233611Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)NoNoYes YesYes NoEngineers Australia
121411Mixed Crop and Livestock FarmerNoYesYes9, 10YesYes9, 10NoVETASSESS
121216Mixed Crop FarmerNoYesYes9, 10YesYes9, 10NoVETASSESS
121317Mixed Livestock FarmerNoYesYes9, 10YesYes9, 10NoVETASSESS
411412Mothercraft NurseNoNoNoYesNoNo
321211Motor Mechanic (General)YesYesYes YesYes YesTRA
321213Motorcycle MechanicYesYesYes YesYes YesTRA
232413Multimedia DesignerNoNoNoYesNoNo
261211Multimedia SpecialistNoNoYes YesYes NoACS
211212Music DirectorNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
211299Music Professionals necNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
249214Music Teacher (Private Tuition)NoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
399515Musical Instrument Maker or RepairerNoNoNoYesNoNo
211213Musician (Instrumental)NoNoYes YesYes NoVETASSESS
234999Natural and Physical Science Professionals necNoNoYes YesYes NoVETASSESS
252213NaturopathNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
233916Naval Architect (Aus) \ Marine Designer (NZ)YesYesYes YesYes YesEngineers Australia
263112Network AdministratorNoYesYes YesYes YesACS
263113Network AnalystNoYesYes YesYes YesACS
253318NeurologistYesYesYes YesYes YesMedBA
253513NeurosurgeonYesYesYes YesYes YesMedBA
212412Newspaper or Periodical EditorNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
251213Nuclear Medicine TechnologistYesYesYes YesYes YesANZSNM
254211Nurse EducatorNoYesYes YesYes YesANMAC
254311Nurse ManagerNoYesYes YesYes YesANMAC
254411Nurse PractitionerYesYesYes YesYes YesANMAC
254212Nurse ResearcherNoYesYes YesYes YesANMAC
362411NurserypersonNoNoNoYesNoNo
134212Nursing Clinical DirectorYesYesYes YesYes YesANMAC
251112NutritionistNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
253913Obstetrician and GynaecologistYesYesYes YesYes YesMedBA
251312Occupational Health and Safety AdviserNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
252411Occupational TherapistYesYesYes YesYes YesOTC
512111Office ManagerNoNoNoYesNoNo
311214Operating Theatre TechnicianNoNoNoYesNoNo
253914OphthalmologistYesYesYes YesYes YesMedBA
399913Optical Dispenser (Aus) \ Dispensing Optician (NZ)NoNoNoYesNoNo
399914Optical MechanicNoNoNoYesNoNo
251411OptometristYesYesYes YesYes YesOCANZ
224712Organisation and Methods AnalystNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
272313Organisational PsychologistYesYesYes YesYes YesAPS
253514Orthopaedic SurgeonYesYesYes YesYes YesMedBA
251412OrthoptistNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
251912Orthotist or ProsthetistYesYesYes YesYes YesAOPA
252112OsteopathYesYesYes YesYes YesAOAC
232214Other Spatial ScientistYesYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
452317Other Sports Coach or InstructorNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
452323Other Sports OfficialNoNoNoYesNoNo
253515OtorhinolaryngologistYesYesYes YesYes YesMedBA
253516Paediatric SurgeonYesYesYes YesYes YesMedBA
253321PaediatricianYesYesYes YesYes YesMedBA
211411Painter (Visual Arts)NoNoNoYesNoNo
332211Painting Trades WorkerYesYesYes YesYes YesTRA
324111PanelbeaterYesYesYes YesYes YesTRA
234314Park RangerNoNoNoYesNoNo
411714Parole or Probation OfficerNoNoNoYesNoNo
351112PastrycookNoYesYes17YesYes17YesTRA
224914Patents ExaminerNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
253915PathologistYesYesYes YesYes YesMedBA
311216Pathology Collector (Aus) \ Phlebotomist (NZ)NoNoNoYesNoNo
399599Performing Arts Technicians necNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
521111Personal AssistantNoNoNoYesNoNo
361113Pet GroomerNoNoNoYesNoNo
233612Petroleum EngineerNoNoYes YesYes NoEngineers Australia
311215Pharmacy TechnicianNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
211311PhotographerNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
399915Photographer's AssistantNoNoNoYesNoNo
234914PhysicistYesYesYes YesYes YesSee subsection (2)
252511PhysiotherapistYesYesYes YesYes YesAPC
394212Picture FramerNoNoNoYesNoNo
121318Pig FarmerNoYesYes9, 10YesYes9, 10NoVETASSESS
253517Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeonYesYesYes YesYes YesMedBA
399916Plastics TechnicianNoNoNoYesNoNo
334111Plumber (General)YesYesYes YesYes YesTRA
312115Plumbing InspectorNoNoNoYesNoNo
252611PodiatristYesYesYes YesYes Yes(a) APodA; or
(b) ANZPAC
441312Police OfficerNoNoNoYesNoNo
224412Policy AnalystNoNoNoYesNoNo
132411Policy and Planning ManagerNoNoNoYesNoNo
142115Post Office ManagerNoYesYes10YesYes10YesVETASSESS
211412Potter or Ceramic ArtistNoNoNoYesNoNo
241212Pouako Kura Kaupapa Maori (Maori-medium Primary School Senior Teacher)NoNoNoYesNoNo
121321Poultry FarmerNoYesYes9, 10YesYes9, 10NoVETASSESS
399213Power Generation Plant OperatorNoYesYes YesYes YesTRA
512299Practice Managers necNoNoNoYesNoNo
323314Precision Instrument Maker and RepairerNoYesYes YesYes YesTRA
322312Pressure WelderYesNoNoYesNoNo
134213Primary Health Organisation ManagerYesYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
311399Primary Products Inspectors necNoYesYes10YesYes10NoVETASSESS
241213Primary School TeacherNoYesYes YesYes YesAITSL
392111Print FinisherNoYesYes YesYes YesTRA
212413Print JournalistNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
392311Printing MachinistNoYesYes YesYes YesTRA
249299Private Tutors and Teachers necNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
133612Procurement ManagerNoNoNoYesNoNo
133511Production Manager (Forestry)NoYesYes10YesYes10NoVETASSESS
133512Production Manager (Manufacturing)NoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
133513Production Manager (Mining)NoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
233513Production or Plant EngineerYesYesYes YesYes YesEngineers Australia
212315Program Director (Television or Radio)NoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
511112Program or Project AdministratorNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
133112Project BuilderYesNoNoYesNoNo
612112Property ManagerNoNoNoYesNoNo
253411PsychiatristYesYesYes YesYes YesMedBA
272399Psychologists necYesYesYes YesYes YesAPS
272314PsychotherapistNoNoNoYesNoNo
131114Public Relations ManagerNoNoNoYesNoNo
225311Public Relations ProfessionalNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
139914Quality Assurance ManagerNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
233213Quantity SurveyorYesYesYes YesYes YesAIQS
311313Quarantine OfficerNoNoNoYesNoNo
253918Radiation OncologistYesYesYes YesYes YesMedBA
212414Radio JournalistNoNoNoYesNoNo
212113Radio PresenterNoNoNoYesNoNo
313211Radiocommunications TechnicianYesYesYes YesYes YesTRA
149412Railway Station ManagerNoNoNoYesNoNo
612113Real Estate Agency Principal (Aus) \ Real Estate Agency Licensee (NZ)NoNoNoYesNoNo
612114Real Estate AgentNoNoNoYesNoNo
612115Real Estate RepresentativeNoNoNoYesNoNo
224214Records ManagerNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
272612Recreation Officer (Aus) \ Recreation Coordinator (NZ)NoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
223112Recruitment ConsultantNoYesYes2, 19, 21YesYes2, 19, 21YesVETASSESS
134412Regional Education ManagerNoNoNoYesNoNo
254412Registered Nurse (Aged Care)YesYesYes YesYes YesANMAC
254413Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)YesYesYes YesYes YesANMAC
254414Registered Nurse (Community Health)YesYesYes YesYes YesANMAC
254415Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)YesYesYes YesYes YesANMAC
254416Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)YesYesYes YesYes YesANMAC
254417Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)YesYesYes YesYes YesANMAC
254421Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)YesYesYes YesYes YesANMAC
254418Registered Nurse (Medical)YesYesYes YesYes YesANMAC
254422Registered Nurse (Mental Health)YesYesYes YesYes YesANMAC
254425Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)YesYesYes YesYes YesANMAC
254423Registered Nurse (Perioperative)YesYesYes YesYes YesANMAC
254424Registered Nurse (Surgical)YesYesYes YesYes YesANMAC
254499Registered Nurses necYesYesYes YesYes YesANMAC
272114Rehabilitation CounsellorNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
253322Renal Medicine SpecialistYesYesYes YesYes YesMedBA
132511Research and Development ManagerNoYesYesYesYes YesVETASSESS
253112Resident Medical OfficerNoYesYes YesYes YesMedBA
411715Residential Care OfficerNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
639211Retail BuyerNoYesYes11YesYes11YesVETASSESS
142111Retail Manager (General)NoNoNoYesNoNo
251513Retail PharmacistNoYesYes YesYes YesAPharmC
141912Retirement Village ManagerNoNoNoYesNoNo
253323RheumatologistYesYesYes YesYes YesMedBA
334115Roof PlumberYesYesYes YesYes YesTRA
333311Roof TilerNoYesYes YesYes YesTRA
312611Safety InspectorNoNoNoYesNoNo
393113Sail MakerNoNoNoYesNoNo
131112Sales and Marketing ManagerNoYesYes3, 11, 20YesYes3, 11, 20YesAIM
225411Sales Representative (Industrial Products)NoNoNoYesNoNo
225412Sales Representative (Medical and Pharmaceutical Products)NoNoNoYesNoNo
323315Saw Maker and RepairerNoNoNoYesNoNo
311414School Laboratory TechnicianNoNoNoYesNoNo
134311School PrincipalNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
311499Science Technicians necNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
392112Screen PrinterNoNoNoYesNoNo
211413SculptorNoNoNoYesNoNo
241411Secondary School TeacherYesYesYes YesYes YesAITSL
521211Secretary (General)NoNoNoYesNoNo
442216Security ConsultantNoNoNoYesNoNo
139211Senior Non-commissioned Defence Force MemberNoNoNoYesNoNo
361211ShearerNoNoNoYesNoNo
121322Sheep FarmerNoYesYes9, 10YesYes9, 10NoVETASSESS
322211Sheetmetal Trades WorkerYesYesYes YesYes YesTRA
231212Ship's EngineerNoNoNoYesNoNo
231213Ship's MasterNoNoNoYesNoNo
231214Ship's OfficerNoNoNoYesNoNo
399112ShipwrightYesYesYes YesYes YesTRA
393114ShoemakerNoNoNoYesNoNo
399611SignwriterNoYesYes YesYes YesTRA
211214SingerNoNoNoYesNoNo
321214Small Engine MechanicYesYesYes YesYes YesTRA
392312Small Offset PrinterNoNoNoYesNoNo
452314Snowsport InstructorNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
272499Social Professionals necNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
272511Social WorkerYesYesYes YesYes YesAASW
261399Software and Applications Programmers necNoNoYes YesYes NoACS
261313Software EngineerYesYesYes YesYes YesACS
261314Software TesterNoYesYes1YesYes1YesACS
271311SolicitorYesYesYes YesYes Yesa legal admissions authority of a State or Territory
333212Solid PlastererYesYesYes YesYes YesTRA
251214SonographerYesYesYes YesYes YesASMIRT
399516Sound TechnicianNoYesYes YesYes YesTRA
241599Special Education Teachers necYesYesYes YesYes YesAITSL
241511Special Needs TeacherYesYesYes YesYes YesAITSL
139999Specialist Managers necNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
253311Specialist Physician (General Medicine)YesYesYes YesYes YesMedBA
253399Specialist Physicians necYesYesYes YesYes YesMedBA
252712Speech Pathologist (Aus) \ Speech Language Therapist (NZ)YesYesYes YesYes YesSPA
139915Sports AdministratorNoNoNoYesNoNo
149113Sports Centre ManagerNoYesYes10YesYes10YesVETASSESS
452321Sports Development OfficerNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
452322Sports UmpireNoNoNoYesNoNo
452499Sportspersons necNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
212316Stage ManagerNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
224113StatisticianNoNoYes YesYes NoVETASSESS
611112Stock and Station AgentNoNoNoYesNoNo
222213Stockbroking DealerNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
331112StonemasonYesYesYes YesYes YesTRA
233214Structural EngineerYesYesYes YesYes YesEngineers Australia
272115Student CounsellorNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
121217Sugar Cane GrowerNoYesYes9, 10YesYes9, 10NoVETASSESS
133611Supply and Distribution ManagerNoYesYes3, 11, 19YesYes3, 11, 19YesAIM
253511Surgeon (General)YesYesYes YesYes YesMedBA
312116Surveying or Spatial Science TechnicianNoNoNoYesNoNo
232212SurveyorYesYesYes YesYes YesSSSI
452315Swimming Coach or InstructorNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
262113Systems AdministratorNoYesYes YesYes YesACS
261112Systems AnalystYesYesYes YesYes YesACS
221113Taxation AccountantYesYesYes6YesYes6Yes(a) CPAA; or
(b) IPA; or
(c) CAANZ
249311Teacher of English to Speakers of Other LanguagesNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
241512Teacher of the Hearing ImpairedYesYesYes YesYes YesAITSL
241513Teacher of the Sight ImpairedYesYesYes YesYes YesAITSL
342212Technical Cable JointerYesYesYes YesYes YesTRA
212317Technical DirectorNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
225499Technical Sales Representatives necNoYesYes2, 15YesYes2, 15YesVETASSESS
212415Technical WriterNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
399999Technicians and Trades Workers necNoNoNoYesNoNo
342412Telecommunications Cable JointerNoNoNoYesNoNo
263311Telecommunications EngineerYesYesYes YesYes YesEngineers Australia
313212Telecommunications Field EngineerYesYesYes YesYes YesEngineers Australia
342413Telecommunications Linesworker (Aus) \ Telecommunications Line Mechanic (NZ)NoYesYes YesYes YesTRA
263312Telecommunications Network EngineerYesYesYes YesYes YesEngineers Australia
313213Telecommunications Network PlannerYesNoNoYesNoNo
313214Telecommunications Technical Officer or TechnologistYesYesYes YesYes YesEngineers Australia
342414Telecommunications TechnicianNoNoNoYesNoNo
399517Television Equipment OperatorNoNoNoYesNoNo
212416Television JournalistNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
212114Television PresenterNoNoNoYesNoNo
452316Tennis CoachNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
323215Textile, Clothing and Footwear MechanicNoYesYes YesYes YesTRA
253324Thoracic Medicine SpecialistYesYesYes YesYes YesMedBA
323412ToolmakerNoYesYes YesYes YesTRA
252214Traditional Chinese Medicine PractitionerNoYesYes YesYes YesChinese Medicine Board of Australia
252215Traditional Maori Health PractitionerNoNoNoYesNoNo
223311Training and Development ProfessionalNoNoNoYesNoNo
272413TranslatorNoNoNoYesNoNo
149413Transport Company ManagerNoYesYes9, 19, 21YesYes9, 19, 21YesVETASSESS
233215Transport EngineerYesYesYes YesYes YesEngineers Australia
142116Travel Agency ManagerNoNoNoYesNoNo
451799Travel Attendants necNoNoNoYesNoNo
271213Tribunal MemberNoNoNoYesNoNo
599215Trust OfficerNoNoNoYesNoNo
121218Turf GrowerNoNoNoYesNoNo
242111University LecturerNoNoYes1YesYes1NoVETASSESS
242112University TutorNoNoNoYesNoNo
393311UpholstererNoYesYes YesYes YesTRA
232611Urban and Regional PlannerNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
253518UrologistYesYesYes YesYes YesMedBA
224512ValuerYesYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
253521Vascular SurgeonYesYesYes YesYes YesMedBA
121221Vegetable Grower (Aus) \ Market Gardener (NZ)NoYesYes9, 10YesYes9, 10NoVETASSESS
324211Vehicle Body BuilderNoYesYes YesYes YesTRA
324311Vehicle PainterNoNoNoYesNoNo
324212Vehicle TrimmerNoYesYes YesYes YesTRA
234711VeterinarianYesYesYes YesYes YesAVBC
361311Veterinary NurseNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
212318Video ProducerNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
211499Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals necNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
242211Vocational Education Teacher (Aus) \ Polytechnic Teacher (NZ)NoNoNoYesNoNo
333411Wall and Floor TilerYesYesYes YesYes YesTRA
323316Watch and Clock Maker and RepairerNoYesYes YesYes YesTRA
313113Web AdministratorNoYesYes YesYes YesACS
232414Web DesignerNoYesYes YesYes YesVETASSESS
261212Web DeveloperNoYesYes1YesYes1YesACS
322313Welder (First Class) (Aus) \ Welder (NZ)YesYesYes YesYes YesTRA
134214Welfare Centre ManagerYesYesYes YesYes YesACWA
272613Welfare WorkerNoYesYes YesYes YesACWA
133312WholesalerNoNoNoYesNoNo
234213Wine MakerNoYesYes10YesYes10NoVETASSESS
394213Wood MachinistNoYesYes YesYes YesTRA
394299Wood Machinists and Other Wood Trades Workers necNoYesYes YesYes YesTRA
394214Wood TurnerNoNoNoYesNoNo
639212Wool BuyerNoNoNoYesNoNo
399917Wool ClasserNoNoNoYesNoNo
223113Workplace Relations AdviserNoNoNoYesNoNo
411716Youth WorkerNoYesYes YesYes YesACWA
361114ZookeeperNoNoNoYesNoNo
234518ZoologistNoNoYes YesYes NoVETASSESS

Please note few changes to the list of occupations have been introduced 17/01/2018. We are yet to update information here.

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Skilled occupation list Australia 2018
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Skilled occupation list Australia 2018
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Skilled occupation list Australia 2018 for 189, 190, 489, ENS, RSMS, 457 and 407 visas. The most comprehensive list of skilled occupations readily available with caveats and skills assessment authorities. Check which visa can you apply for with your occupation.
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