Updated 482 Skilled Occupation List
Short‑term Skilled Occupation List
ItemColumn 1OccupationColumn 2ANZSCO codeColumn 3Applicable circumstances (see section 9)
1flower grower1212129
2grape grower1212159
3vegetable grower (Aus) / market gardener (NZ)1212219
4apiarist1213119
5poultry farmer1213219
6sales and marketing manager1311123, 11, 20
7advertising manager131113 
8corporate services manager1321114, 20, 22
9finance manager132211 
10human resource manager132311 
11research and development manager132511 
12manufacturer133411 
13production manager (forestry)133511 
14production manager (manufacturing)133512 
15production manager (mining)133513 
16supply and distribution manager1336113, 11, 20
17health and welfare services managers (nec)134299 
18school principal134311 
19education managers (nec)134499 
20ICT project manager135112 
21ICT managers (nec)135199 
22laboratory manager139913 
23quality assurance manager139914 
24specialist managers (nec) except:(a) ambassador; or(b) archbishop; or(c) bishop139999 
25cafe or restaurant manager1411118
26hotel or motel manager1413119
27accommodation and hospitality managers (nec)141999 
28customer service manager1492122, 11, 19
29conference and event organiser1493112, 19
30transport company manager1494139, 19, 21
31facilities manager14991314
32music professionals (nec)211299 
33photographer211311 
34book or script editor212212 
35director (film, television, radio or stage)212312 
36film and video editor212314 
37program director (television or radio)212315 
38stage manager212316 
39technical director212317 
40video producer212318 
41copywriter212411 
42newspaper or periodical editor212412 
43print journalist212413 
44technical writer212415 
45television journalist212416 
46journalists and other writers (nec)212499 
47company secretary221211 
48commodities trader222111 
49finance broker222112 
50insurance broker222113 
51financial brokers (nec)222199 
52financial market dealer222211 
53stockbroking dealer222213 
54financial dealers (nec)222299 
55financial investment adviser222311 
56financial investment manager222312 
57recruitment consultant22311219, 21, 26
58ICT trainer223211 
59mathematician224112 
60gallery or museum curator224212 
61health information manager224213 
62records manager224214 
63librarian224611 
64organisation and methods analyst224712 
65patents examiner224914 
66information and organisation professionals (nec)224999 
67advertising specialist225111 
68marketing specialist2251132, 11, 19
69ICT account manager225211 
70ICT business development manager225212 
71ICT sales representative225213 
72public relations professional225311 
73technical sales representatives (nec) including education sales representatives2254992, 15
74fashion designer232311 
75industrial designer232312 
76jewellery designer232313 
77graphic designer232411 
78illustrator232412 
79web designer232414 
80interior designer232511 
81urban and regional planner232611 
82geologist234411 
83primary school teacher241213 
84middle school teacher (Aus) / intermediate school teacher (NZ)241311 
85education adviser249111 
86art teacher (private tuition)249211 
87dance teacher (private tuition)249212 
88music teacher (private tuition)249214 
89private tutors and teachers (nec)249299 
90teacher of English to speakers of other languages249311 
91dietitian251111 
92nutritionist251112 
93occupational health and safety adviser251312 
94orthoptist251412 
95hospital pharmacist251511 
96industrial pharmacist251512 
97retail pharmacist251513 
98health promotion officer251911 
99health diagnostic and promotion professionals (nec)251999 
100acupuncturist252211 
101naturopath252213 
102traditional Chinese medicine practitioner252214 
103complementary health therapists (nec)252299 
104dental specialist252311 
105resident medical officer253112 
106nurse educator254211 
107nurse researcher254212 
108nurse manager254311 
109web developer261212 
110software tester261314 
111database administrator262111 
112systems administrator262113 
113network administrator263112 
114network analyst263113 
115ICT quality assurance engineer263211 
116ICT support engineer263212 
117ICT systems test engineer263213 
118ICT support and test engineers (nec)263299 
119judicial and other legal professionals (nec)271299 
120careers counsellor272111 
121drug and alcohol counsellor272112 
122family and marriage counsellor272113 
123rehabilitation counsellor272114 
124student counsellor272115 
125counsellors (nec)272199 
126psychotherapist272314 
127interpreter272412 
128social professionals (nec)272499 
129recreation officer272612 
130welfare worker272613 
131anaesthetic technician311211 
132cardiac technician311212 
133medical laboratory technician311213 
134pharmacy technician311215 
135medical technicians (nec)311299 
136meat inspector311312 
137primary products inspectors (nec)311399 
138chemistry technician311411 
139earth science technician311412 
140life science technician311413 
141science technicians (nec)311499 
142architectural draftsperson312111 
143building inspector312113 
144architectural, building and surveying technicians (nec)312199 
145mechanical engineering technician31251216
146metallurgical or materials technician312912 
147mine deputy312913 
148hardware technician313111 
149ICT customer support officer313112 
150web administrator313113 
151ICT support technicians (nec)313199 
152farrier322113 
153aircraft maintenance engineer (avionics)323111 
154aircraft maintenance engineer (mechanical)323112 
155aircraft maintenance engineer (structures)323113 
156metal fitters and machinists (nec)323299 
157precision instrument maker and repairer323314 
158toolmaker323412 
159vehicle body builder324211 
160vehicle trimmer324212 
161roof tiler333311 
162business machine mechanic342311 
163cabler (data and telecommunications)342411 
164telecommunications linesworker342413 
165baker35111117
166pastrycook35111217
167butcher or smallgoods maker351211 
168cook3514117, 8
169dog handler or trainer361111 
170animal attendants and trainers (nec)36119918
171veterinary nurse361311 
172florist362111 
173gardener (general)362211 
174arborist362212 
175landscape gardener362213 
176greenkeeper362311 
177hairdresser391111 
178print finisher392111 
179printing machinist392311 
180dressmaker or tailor393213 
181upholsterer393311 
182furniture finisher394211 
183wood machinist394213 
184wood machinists and other wood trades workers (nec)394299 
185power generation plant operator399213 
186jeweller399411 
187camera operator (film, television or video)399512 
188make up artist399514 
189sound technician399516 
190performing arts technicians (nec)399599 
191signwriter399611 
192ambulance officer411111 
193intensive care ambulance paramedic411112 
194dental technician411213 
195diversional therapist411311 
196enrolled nurse411411 
197massage therapist41161112
198community worker411711 
199disabilities services officer411712 
200family support worker411713 
201residential care officer411715 
202youth worker411716 
203diving instructor (open water)452311 
204gymnastics coach or instructor452312 
205horse riding coach or instructor452313 
206snowsport instructor452314 
207swimming coach or instructor452315 
208other sports coach or instructor452317 
209sports development officer452321 
210sportspersons (nec)452499 
211contract administrator511111 
212program or project administrator511112 
213insurance loss adjuster599612 
214insurance agent611211 
215retail buyer63921111

7          Medium and Long‑term Strategic Skills List

        (1)     For the purposes of subregulation 2.72(9) of the Regulations:

(a)   an occupation listed in column 1 of an item of the Medium and Long‑term Strategic Skills List is specified; and

(b)   the occupation is a medium and long‑term strategic skills occupation; and

(c)   the 6‑digit code listed in column 2 of that item is the 6‑digit ANZSCO code for the occupation; and

(d)   subject to subsection (2), the occupation applies to a nominee if the tasks of the occupation that are to be performed by the nominee correspond to the tasks set out in the ANZSCO code specified for the occupation.

        (2)     However, if:

(a)   a number is listed in column 3 of an item of the Medium and Long‑term Strategic Skills List; and

(b)   the circumstances set out in column 1 of the table at section 9 of this instrument corresponding to the number so listed apply to the position in which the nominee is to work;

the occupation listed in column 1 of the item of the Medium and Long‑term Strategic Skills List does not apply to the nominee.

        (3)     The occupations and corresponding ANZSCO codes set out in the following table are the Medium and Long‑term Strategic Skills List.

Medium and Long‑term Strategic Skills List
ItemColumn 1OccupationColumn 2ANZSCO codeColumn 3Applicable circumstances (see section 9)
1chief executive or managing director1111115
2corporate general manager1112115
3construction project manager133111 
4engineering manager133211 
5child care centre manager134111 
6nursing clinical director134212 
7primary health organisation manager134213 
8welfare centre manager134214 
9faculty head134411 
10chief information officer135111 
11arts administrator or manager139911 
12environmental manager139912 
13dancer or choreographer211112 
14music director211212 
15musician (instrumental)211213 
16artistic director212111 
17accountant (general)2211116, 19, 21
18management accountant2211126, 19, 21
19taxation accountant2211136, 19, 21
20external auditor221213 
21internal auditor221214 
22actuary224111 
23statistician224113 
24economist224311 
25land economist224511 
26valuer224512 
27management consultant22471119, 21, 23
28architect232111 
29landscape architect232112 
30surveyor232212 
31cartographer232213 
32other spatial scientist232214 
33chemical engineer233111 
34materials engineer233112 
35civil engineer233211 
36geotechnical engineer233212 
37quantity surveyor233213 
38structural engineer233214 
39transport engineer233215 
40electrical engineer233311 
41electronics engineer233411 
42industrial engineer233511 
43mechanical engineer233512 
44production or plant engineer233513 
45mining engineer (excluding petroleum)233611 
46petroleum engineer233612 
47aeronautical engineer233911 
48agricultural engineer233912 
49biomedical engineer233913 
50engineering technologist233914 
51environmental engineer233915 
52naval architect233916 
53engineering professionals (nec)233999 
54agricultural consultant234111 
55agricultural scientist234112 
56forester234113 
57chemist234211 
58food technologist234212 
59environmental consultant234312 
60environmental research scientist234313 
61environmental scientists (nec)234399 
62geophysicist234412 
63hydrogeologist234413 
64life scientist (general)234511 
65biochemist234513 
66biotechnologist234514 
67botanist234515 
68marine biologist234516 
69microbiologist234517 
70zoologist234518 
71life scientists (nec)234599 
72medical laboratory scientist234611 
73veterinarian234711 
74conservator234911 
75metallurgist234912 
76meteorologist234913 
77physicist234914 
78natural and physical science professionals (nec)234999 
79early childhood (pre‑primary school) teacher241111 
80secondary school teacher241411 
81special needs teacher241511 
82teacher of the hearing impaired241512 
83teacher of the sight impaired241513 
84special education teachers (nec)241599 
85university lecturer242111 
86medical diagnostic radiographer251211 
87medical radiation therapist251212 
88nuclear medicine technologist251213 
89sonographer251214 
90optometrist251411 
91orthotist or prosthetist251912 
92chiropractor252111 
93osteopath252112 
94occupational therapist252411 
95physiotherapist252511 
96podiatrist252611 
97audiologist252711 
98speech pathologist252712 
99general practitioner253111 
100specialist physician (general medicine)253311 
101cardiologist253312 
102clinical haematologist253313 
103medical oncologist253314 
104endocrinologist253315 
105gastroenterologist253316 
106intensive care specialist253317 
107neurologist253318 
108paediatrician253321 
109renal medicine specialist253322 
110rheumatologist253323 
111thoracic medicine specialist253324 
112specialist physicians (nec)253399 
113psychiatrist253411 
114surgeon (general)253511 
115cardiothoracic surgeon253512 
116neurosurgeon253513 
117orthopaedic surgeon253514 
118otorhinolaryngologist253515 
119paediatric surgeon253516 
120plastic and reconstructive surgeon253517 
121urologist253518 
122vascular surgeon253521 
123dermatologist253911 
124emergency medicine specialist253912 
125obstetrician and gynaecologist253913 
126ophthalmologist253914 
127pathologist253915 
128diagnostic and interventional radiologist253917 
129radiation oncologist253918 
130medical practitioners (nec)253999 
131midwife254111 
132nurse practitioner254411 
133registered nurse (aged care)254412 
134registered nurse (child and family health)254413 
135registered nurse (community health)254414 
136registered nurse (critical care and emergency)254415 
137registered nurse (developmental disability)254416 
138registered nurse (disability and rehabilitation)254417 
139registered nurse (medical)254418 
140registered nurse (medical practice)254421 
141registered nurse (mental health)254422 
142registered nurse (perioperative)254423 
143registered nurse (surgical)254424 
144registered nurse (paediatrics)254425 
145registered nurses (nec)254499 
146ICT business analyst261111 
147systems analyst261112 
148multimedia specialist261211 
149analyst programmer261311 
150developer programmer261312 
151software engineer261313 
152software and applications programmers (nec)261399 
153ICT security specialist262112 
154computer network and systems engineer263111 
155telecommunications engineer263311 
156telecommunications network engineer263312 
157barrister271111 
158solicitor271311 
159clinical psychologist272311 
160educational psychologist272312 
161organisational psychologist272313 
162psychologists (nec)272399 
163social worker272511 
164civil engineering draftsperson312211 
165civil engineering technician312212 
166electrical engineering draftsperson312311 
167electrical engineering technician312312 
168radio communications technician313211 
169telecommunications field engineer313212 
170telecommunications network planner313213 
171telecommunications technical officer or technologist313214 
172automotive electrician321111 
173motor mechanic (general)321211 
174diesel motor mechanic321212 
175motorcycle mechanic321213 
176small engine mechanic321214 
177sheetmetal trades worker322211 
178metal fabricator322311 
179pressure welder322312 
180welder (first class)322313 
181fitter (general)323211 
182fitter and turner323212 
183fitter‑welder323213 
184metal machinist (first class)323214 
185locksmith323313 
186panelbeater324111 
187bricklayer331111 
188stonemason331112 
189carpenter and joiner331211 
190carpenter331212 
191joiner331213 
192painting trades worker332211 
193glazier333111 
194fibrous plasterer333211 
195solid plasterer333212 
196wall and floor tiler333411 
197plumber (general)334111 
198airconditioning and mechanical services plumber334112 
199drainer334113 
200gasfitter334114 
201roof plumber334115 
202electrician (general)341111 
203electrician (special class)341112 
204lift mechanic341113 
205airconditioning and refrigeration mechanic342111 
206technical cable jointer342212 
207electronic equipment trades worker342313 
208electronic instrument trades worker (general)342314 
209electronic instrument trades worker (special class)342315 
210chef3513117, 8
211horse trainer361112 
212cabinetmaker394111 
213boat builder and repairer399111 
214shipwright399112 
215tennis coach452316 
216footballer45241125

8          Regional Occupation List

        (1)     For the purposes of subregulation 2.72(9) of the Regulations:

(a)   an occupation listed in column 1 of an item of the Regional Occupation List is specified; and

(b)   the occupation is a medium and long‑term strategic skills occupation; and

(c)   the 6‑digit code listed in column 2 of that item is the 6‑digit ANZSCO code for the occupation; and

(d)   subject to subsection (2), the occupation applies to a nominee if the tasks of the occupation that are to be performed by the nominee correspond to the tasks set out in the ANZSCO code specified for the occupation.

        (2)     However, if:

(a)   a number is listed in column 3 of an item of the Regional Occupation List; and

(b)   the circumstances set out in column 1 of the table at section 9 of this instrument corresponding to the number so listed apply to the position in which the nominee is to work;

the occupation listed in column 1 of the item of the Regional Occupation List does not apply to the nominee.

        (3)     The occupations and corresponding ANZSCO codes set out in the following table are the Regional Occupation List.

Regional Occupation List
ItemColumn 1OccupationColumn 2ANZSCO codeColumn 3Applicable circumstances (see section 9)
1aquaculture farmer1211119, 10
2cotton grower1212119, 10
3fruit or nut grower1212139, 10
4grain, oilseed or pasture grower (Aus)/field crop grower (NZ)1212149, 10
5mixed crop farmer1212169, 10
6sugar cane grower1212179, 10
7crop farmers (nec)1212999, 10
8beef cattle farmer1213129, 10
9dairy cattle farmer1213139, 10
10deer farmer1213149, 10
11goat farmer1213159, 10
12horse breeder1213169, 10
13mixed livestock farmer1213179, 10
14pig farmer1213189, 10
15sheep farmer1213229, 10
16livestock farmers (nec)1213999, 10
17mixed crop and livestock farmer1214119, 10
18public relations manager13111410, 23
19policy and planning manager13241110, 23
20project builder13311210
21procurement manager1336122, 10
22medical administrator13421110
23regional education manager13441210
24sports administrator13991510, 23
25caravan park and camping ground manager14121110
26post office manager14211510
27amusement centre manager14911110
28fitness centre manager14911210
29sports centre manager14911310
30cinema or theatre manager14991210
31financial institution branch manager14991410, 23
32human resource adviser2231112, 6, 10
33workplace relations adviser2231139, 10
34policy analyst22441210
35liaison officer2249122, 9, 10
36market research analyst2251122, 10
37aeroplane pilot23111110
38flying instructor23111310
39helicopter pilot23111410
40ship’s master23121310, 25
41multimedia designer2324132, 10
42wine maker23421310
43conservation officer23431110
44exercise physiologist23491510
45vocational education teacher24221110
46environmental health officer25131110
47dentist25231210
48anaesthetist25321110
49intellectual property lawyer27121410
50translator27241310
51community arts worker27261110
52agricultural technician31111110
53operating theatre technician31121410
54pathology collector31121610
55construction estimator31211410
56surveying or spatial science technician31211610
57mechanical engineering draftsperson31251110
58safety inspector31261110
59maintenance planner31291110
60building and engineering technicians (nec)31299910, 23
61vehicle painter32431110
62floor finisher33211110
63electrical linesworker34221110, 23
64zookeeper36111410
65nurseryperson36241110
66gas or petroleum operator39921210, 25
67dental hygienist41121110
68dental therapist41121410
69emergency service worker44121110
70driving instructor45121110
71funeral workers (nec)45139910
72flight attendant45171110
73first aid trainer45181510
74jockey45241310
75clinical coder59991510
76property manager6121122, 10
77real estate representative6121152, 10

Written by Ross Ahmadzai

16 Nov, 2023

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