Is Your Profession In Demand in Australia? Check Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List!

Do you wish to move to Australia as a skilled worker and get its prized Permanent Residency (PR)? But just having the necessary skills does not mean you can get a visa and shift to the country. You cannot become eligible for an Australia Visa if your profession in not in demand and not given on the Australian Skilled Occupations List (SOL).

Now the list is called the Australia Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL). You need to check the 2017 – 2018 MLTSSL to find out in case your specific line-of-work makes the grade for a Visa for the country.

The MTSSL is basically a list brought out by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection of the vocations that qualify for consideration as part of a candidates’ visa application.

In case you are keen to shift to the overseas hotspot under one of the skilled Visa Schemes, it is mandatory that you have a job given on the MLTSSL.

Australian Skilled Occupations List (SOL)


The list contains the different in-demand professions along with their ANZSCO Codes and the assessing authorities/organizations. For instance, in the first occupation while Accountant (General) is the occupation, 221111 is the ANZSCO Code and CPA/CA/IPA is the assessing authority.

Caveats, or the *** asterisks, apply to some particular professions on these lists which exclude the use of the line-of-work in certain situations for the Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa (Subcategory 57) Scheme.

Some specific professions on the MLTSSL are flagged with a double Asterix. It denotes that these profession types are confined to the candidates submitting an application under some particular visa classes only. The vocations indicated via ‘** asterisks’ are only obtainable for these visa schemes, namely, Skilled – Independent (subclass 189), Temporary Graduate (subclass 485), and the Skilled-Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489), in case the candidate does not have any nomination from a government organization of ant Australian State or Territory.

For more information, please check the government website!

Accountant (General)*** 221111 CPA/CA/IPA

Actuary 224111 VETASSESS

Aeronautical Engineer 233911 Engineers Australia

Agricultural Consultant 234111 VETASSESS

Agricultural Engineer 233912 Engineers Australia

Agricultural Scientist 234112 VETASSESS

Air-conditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber 334112 TRA

Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic 342111 TRA

Anaesthetist 253211 Medical Board of Australia

Analyst Programmer 261311 ACS

Architect 232111 AACA

Audiologist 252711 VETASSESS

Automotive Electrician 321111 TRA

Barrister 271111 SLAA

Biomedical Engineer 233913 Engineers Australia

Boat Builder and Repairer 399111 TRA

Bricklayer 331111 TRA

Cabinetmaker 394111 TRA

Cardiologist 253312 Medical Board of Australia

Cardiothoracic Surgeon 253512 Medical Board of Australia

Carpenter 331212 TRA

Carpenter and Joiner 331211 TRA

Cartographer 232213 VETASSESS

Chef*** 351311 TRA

Chemical Engineer** 233111 Engineers Australia

Child Care Centre Manager 134111 TRA

Chiropractor 252111 CCEA

Civil Engineer 233211 Engineers Australia

Civil Engineering Draftsperson 312211 Engineers Australia / VETASSESS

Civil Engineering Technician** 312212 VETASSESS

Clinical Haematologist 253313 Medical Board of Australia

Clinical Psychologist 272311 APS

Computer Network and Systems Engineer 263111 ACS

Construction Project Manager 133111 VETASSESS

Dermatologist 253911 Medical Board of Australia

Developer Programmer 261312 ACS

Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist 253917 Medical Board of Australia

Diesel Motor Mechanic 321212 TRA

Drainer 334113 TRA

Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher 241111 AITSL

Educational Psychologist 272312 APS

Electrical Engineer 233311 Engineers Australia

Electrical Engineering Draftsperson 312311 Engineers Australia

Electrical Engineering Technician 312312 TRA

Electrical Linesworker** 342211 TRA

Electrician (General) 341111 TRA

Electrician (Special Class) 341112 TRA

Electronic Equipment Trades Worker 342313 TRA

Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General) 342314 TRA

Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class) 342315 TRA

Electronics Engineer** 233411 Engineers Australia

Emergency Medicine Specialist 253912 Medical Board of Australia

Endocrinologist 253315 Medical Board of Australia

Engineering Manager 133211 Engineers Australia /AIM

Engineering Technologist 233914 Engineers Australia

Environmental Engineer 233915 Engineers Australia

External Auditor 221213 CPA/CA/IPA

Fibrous Plasterer 333211 TRA

Fitter (General) 323211 TRA

Fitter and Turner 323212 TRA

Fitter-Welder 323213 TRA

Forester 234113 VETASSESS

Gasfitter 334114 TRA

Gastroenterologist 253316 Medical Board of Australia

General Practitioner 253111 Medical Board of Australia

Geotechnical Engineer 233212 Engineers Australia

Glazier 333111 TRA

ICT business Analyst 261111 ACS

Industrial Engineer** 233511 Engineers Australia

Intensive Care Specialist 253317 Medical Board of Australia

Internal Auditor 221214 VETASSESS

Joiner 331213 TRA

Land Economist 224511 VETASSESS

Landscape Architect 232112 VETASSESS

Lift Mechanic 341113 TRA

Locksmith 323313 TRA

Management Accountant 221112 CPA/CA/IPA

Materials Engineer** 233112 Engineers Australia

Mechanical Engineer 233512 Engineers Australia

Medical Administrator** 134211 VETASSESS

Medical Diagnostic Radiographer 251211 AIR

Medical Laboratory Scientist 234611 AIMS

Medical Oncologist 253314 Medical Board of Australia

Medical Practitioners nec 253999 Medical Board of Australia

Medical Radiation Therapist 251212 AIR

Metal Fabricator 322311 TRA

Metal Machinist (First Class) 323214 TRA

Midwife 254111 ANMAC

Motor Mechanic (General) 321211 TRA

Motorcycle Mechanic 321213 TRA

Naval Architect 233916 Engineers Australia

Neurologist 253318 Medical Board of Australia

Neurosurgeon 253513 Medical Board of Australia

Nuclear Medicine Technologist 251213 ANZSNM

Nurse Practitioner 254411 ANMAC

Nursing Clinical Director 134212 ANMAC

Obstetrician and Gynecologist 253913 Medical Board of Australia

Occupational Therapist 252411 OTC

Ophthalmologist 253914 Medical Board of Australia

Optometrist 251411 OCANZ

Organizational Psychologist 272313 APS

Orthopedic Surgeon 253514 Medical Board of Australia

Orthotist or Prosthetist 251912 VETASSESS

Osteopath 252112 ANZOC

Other Spatial Scientist 232214 VETASSESS

Otorhinolaryngologist 253515 Medical Board of Australia

Paediatric Surgeon 253516 Medical Board of Australia

Paediatrician 253321 Medical Board of Australia

Painting trades workers 332211 TRA

Panelbeater 324111  TRA

Pathologist 253915 Medical Board of Australia

Physicist (Medical Physicist only) 234914 ACPSEM

Physiotherapist 252511 APC

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon 253517 Medical Board of Australia

Plumber (General) 334111 TRA

Podiatrist 252611 APodCANZPAC

Pressure Welder** 322312 TRA

Primary Health Organization Manager 134213 VETASSESS

Production Manager (Mining)** 133513 VETASSESS

Production or Plant Engineer** 233513 Engineers Australia

Project Builder** 133112 VETASSESS

Psychiatrist 253411 Medical Board of Australia

Psychologists nec 272399 APS

Psychotherapist 272314 VETASSESS

Quantity Surveyor 233213 AIQS

Radiation Oncologist 253918 Medical Board of Australia

Radio Communications Technician 313211 TRA

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 Practice) 254421 ANMAC

Registered Nurse (Medical) 254418 ANMAC

Registered Nurse (Mental Health) 254422 ANMAC

Registered Nurse (Paediatrics) 254425 ANMAC

Registered Nurse (Perioperative) 254423 ANMAC

Registered Nurse (Surgical) 254424 ANMAC

Registered Nurses nec 254499 ANMAC

Renal Medicine Specialist 253322 Medical Board of Australia

Rheumatologist 253323 Medical Board of Australia

Roof plumber 334115 TRA

Secondary School Teacher 241411 AITSL

Sheetmetal Trades Worker 322211 TRA

Ship’s Engineer** 231212 AMSA

Ship’s Master** 231213 AMSA

Ship’s Officer** 231214 AMSA

Shipwright 399112 TRA

Small Engine Mechanic 321214 TRA

Social Worker 272511 AASW

Software Engineer 261313 ACS

Solicitor 271311 SLAA

Solid Plasterer 333212 TRA

Sonographer 251214 AIR

Special Education Teachers nec 241599 AITSL

Special Needs Teacher 241511 AITSL

Specialist Physician (General Medicine) 253311 Medical Board of Australia

Specialist Physicians nec 253399 Medical Board of Australia

Speech Pathologist 252712 SPA

Stonemason** 331112 TRA

Structural Engineer 233214 Engineers Australia

Surgeon (General) 253511 Medical Board of Australia

Surveyor 232212 SSSI

Systems Analyst 261112 ACS

Taxation Accountant 221113 CPA/CA/IPA

Teacher of the Hearing Impaired 241512 AITSL

Teacher of the Sight Impaired 241513 AITSL

Technical Cable Jointer 342212 TRA

Telecommunications Engineer 263311 Engineers Australia

Telecommunications Field Engineer 313212 Engineers Australia

Telecommunications Network Engineer 263312 Engineers Australia

Telecommunications Network Planner** 313213 Engineers Australia

Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist 313214 Engineers Australia

Thoracic Medicine Specialist 253324 Medical Board of Australia

Transport Engineer 233215 Engineers Australia

Urologist 253518 Medical Board of Australia

Valuer 224512 VETASSESS

Vascular Surgeon 253521 Medical Board of Australia

Veterinarian 234711 AVBC

Wall and Floor Tiler 333411 TRA

Welder (First Class) 322313 TRA

Welfare Centre Manager 134214 ACWA/VETASSESS

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