The 8 December 2022 invitation round has a high 35,000 invitations for subclass 189 visa. The minimum point receiving invitation remained at the base of 65 points.

How to be successful in applying for the Australia skill visas

Australia’s migration laws on the skill visas are complicated and without a good understanding of the detail requirement it is easy to make simple mistakes. These mistakes could potentially make your visa application invalid, or worse to result in a visa refusal. That’s why enlisting the help of a registered migration agent for your visa application is crucial to the success of your application. According to the most recent published data, 61% of skilled visas are lodged by registered migration agents.

If you are interested in skill visas, you may consider Australia skill visas including subclass 189, 190 and 491.  All these visas are points-tested and require the applicant to first submit an Expression Of Interest (EOI) by first meeting the minimum requirements below:

Skill visa requirements

Let’s explore these requirements in a little more detail.

Be under 45 years old

This is a fixed requirement, and there is no exception.  You must be under 45 years old on the day you receive invitation to lodge your visa application.  Please note that EOI is not a visa application.  So, if you are 44 years old on the day you submitted your EOI, then a few months later you received invitation to apply for your visa but you have already turned 45, then you are no longer eligible to apply for the skill visa.

Have Competent English

You must show evidence of having at least Competent English.  According to the legislation, you can show Competent English in the following ways:

  • You undertook a language test and attained the minimum score, or
Valid testsMinimum Score
IELTSAt least 6 in each of the four test components
OETAt least B in each of the four test components
TOEFL iBTAt least these scores: 18 for speaking, 13 for reading, 21 for writing and 12 for listening
PTE AcademicAt least 50 in each of the four test components
  • You hold a passport issued by the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, New Zealand or the Republic of Ireland to a citizen of that country

Have a nominated occupation on the relevant occupation list

As this is a skill visa, you must nominate an occupation.  Your occupation must also be on the relevant occupation list.  It is important that you check which occupation list your occupation falls into as this may affect which skill visa option you can apply to.  Skilled occupation lists published by the government can change over time, but at of now, there are the following 3 occupation list relevant for skill visas.

Skilled Occupation ListsNo. of Occupations ListedAvailable for the following Skilled Visas
MLTSSL212Subclass 189, 190, 491
STSOL215Subclass 190, 491 only
ROL77Subclass 491 only

When trying to match your occupation to the ones listed on the relevant occupation list, you may or may not find a direct match given the job title you are currently working as.  In addition to checking the job title, you must also check the tasks included in the occupation.  This information can be found by their respective ANZSCO code.

Have a successful skill assessment for the nominated occupation

After finding a good match of your nominated occupation, you must then be assessed that you actually have the relevant qualification and/or work experience to perform this occupation.  This is the task of skill assessment that is performed by the relevant assessing authority for the specific nominated occupation.  Every occupation has an assessing authority, so it is important to find out which assessing authority will be performing this skill assessment and understanding the requirements that assessing authority has set. 

There are many assessing authorities and each one may have different requirements to be met.  Assessing authorities typically will require assessing your qualifications and some assessing authorities may require assessing your relevant work experience, and others may require you pass a certain test.  Some assessing authorities may require you to have a certain level of English competency as well.  Certain occupations may have a higher English requirement than that of the Competent English mentioned earlier for the skill visa requirement.

Have at least 65 points on the points table

As mentioned earlier, skill visas are points-tested visas and require you to meet a minimum point before you can successfully submit an EOI.  At the moment, the minimum is 65 points.  According to the legislation, there are a number of categories that you can gain points.  Below is a list of these categories and the maximum points you can gain if you meet the criteria.  Do a calculation of how many points you can gain.  It is important are correct in your calculation as you will be required to show evidence of your claimed scores.  If you claimed more points that you actually can score, then this will have an impact at the time of your visa application.

CategoriesMaximum points that can be gained
Overseas skilled employment15
Australian skilled employment20
Educational qualifications20
Specialist education qualification10
Australian study requirement5
Professional Year in Australia5
Credentialled community language5
Study in regional Australia5
Partner skills10

As there are always too many applicants than there are available invitation positions, so the government will have their systems to decide who to give an invitation to.  For subclass 189 visa, invitations are given to the applicants with the highest scoring point.  The government does publish data of their invitations on their website.  The subclass 491 visa can be nominated by a state or territory government agency, but they can also be sponsored by an eligible relative.  If you go for the family sponsorship, then invitation follows subclass 189 in that invitations are given to the applicants with the highest scoring point.  Subclass 190 and 491 state nomination are state nominated visas and invitation will depend on the nomination criteria given by the state or territory providing the nomination.


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      Invitations Issued this month Visa SubclassNumberSkilled Independent visa (subclass 189)11,714Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored818 Invitation Process and Cut Offs Visa SubclassMinimum Points ScoreLatest Date of EffectSkilled Independent visa (subclass 189)6510/2022Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored)6510/2022 Occupations included in this month’s invitation round * Results could indicate … Read more
    • SkillSelect Invitation Rounds – 22 August 2022
      Invitations Issued this month Visa Subclass Number Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) 12,200 Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored 466 Invitation Process and Cut Offs Visa Subclass Minimum Points Score Latest Date of Effect Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) 65 08/2022 Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored) … Read more
    • SkillSelect Invitation Rounds – 21 April 2022
      Invitations Issued this month Visa Subclass Number Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) 1000 Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored 500 Invitation Process and Cut Offs Visa Subclass Minimum Points Score Latest Date of Effect Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) 85 05/2020 Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored) … Read more

    List of Occupations with ANZSCO Code, Assessing Authority, Skill Level and the relevant Occupation Lists

    Learn more about Skill Assessment and Assessing Authority here.

    ANZSCO code Occupation Assessing authority Skill LevelList
    133111construction project manager VETASSESS 1MLTSSL
    133211engineering manager (a) Engineers Australia; or (b) AIM1MLTSSL
    134111child care centre manager ACECQA 1MLTSSL
    134212nursing clinical director ANMAC 1MLTSSL
    134213primary health organisation manager VETASSESS 1MLTSSL
    134214welfare centre manager ACWA 1MLTSSL
    139911arts administrator or manager VETASSESS 1MLTSSL
    139912environmental manager VETASSESS 1MLTSSL
    211112dancer or choreographer VETASSESS 1MLTSSL
    211212music director VETASSESS 1MLTSSL
    211213musician (instrumental) VETASSESS 1MLTSSL
    212111artistic director VETASSESS 1MLTSSL
    221111accountant (general) (a) CPAA; or (b) CAANZ; or (c) IPA 1MLTSSL
    221112management accountant (a) CPAA; or (b) CAANZ; or (c) IPA 1MLTSSL
    221113taxation accountant (a) CPAA; or (b) CAANZ; or (c) IPA 1MLTSSL
    221213external auditor (a) CPAA; or (b) CAANZ; or (c) IPA 1MLTSSL
    221214internal auditor VETASSESS 1MLTSSL
    224111actuary VETASSESS 1MLTSSL
    224113statistician VETASSESS 1MLTSSL
    224311economist VETASSESS 1MLTSSL
    224511land economist VETASSESS 1MLTSSL
    224512valuer VETASSESS 1MLTSSL
    224711management consultant VETASSESS 1MLTSSL
    232111architect AACA 1MLTSSL
    232112landscape architect VETASSESS 1MLTSSL
    232212surveyor SSSI 1MLTSSL
    232213cartographer VETASSESS 1MLTSSL
    232214other spatial scientist VETASSESS 1MLTSSL
    233111chemical engineer Engineers Australia 1MLTSSL
    233112materials engineer Engineers Australia 1MLTSSL
    233211civil engineer Engineers Australia 1MLTSSL
    233212geotechnical engineer Engineers Australia 1MLTSSL
    233213quantity surveyor AIQS 1MLTSSL
    233214structural engineer Engineers Australia 1MLTSSL
    233215transport engineer Engineers Australia 1MLTSSL
    233311electrical engineer Engineers Australia 1MLTSSL
    233411electronics engineer Engineers Australia 1MLTSSL
    233511industrial engineer Engineers Australia 1MLTSSL
    233512mechanical engineer Engineers Australia 1MLTSSL
    233513production or plant engineer Engineers Australia 1MLTSSL
    233611mining engineer (excluding petroleum) Engineers Australia 1MLTSSL
    233612petroleum engineer Engineers Australia 1MLTSSL
    233911aeronautical engineer Engineers Australia 1MLTSSL
    233912agricultural engineer Engineers Australia 1MLTSSL
    233913biomedical engineer Engineers Australia 1MLTSSL
    233914engineering technologist Engineers Australia 1MLTSSL
    233915environmental engineer Engineers Australia 1MLTSSL
    233916naval architect Engineers Australia 1MLTSSL
    233999engineering professionals (nec) Engineers Australia 1MLTSSL
    234111agricultural consultant VETASSESS 1MLTSSL
    234112agricultural scientist VETASSESS 1MLTSSL
    234113forester VETASSESS 1MLTSSL
    234211chemist VETASSESS 1MLTSSL
    234212food technologist VETASSESS 1MLTSSL
    234312environmental consultant VETASSESS 1MLTSSL
    234313environmental research scientist VETASSESS 1MLTSSL
    234399environmental scientist (nec) VETASSESS 1MLTSSL
    234412geophysicist VETASSESS 1MLTSSL
    234413hydrogeologist VETASSESS 1MLTSSL
    234511life scientist (general) VETASSESS 1MLTSSL
    234513biochemist VETASSESS 1MLTSSL
    234514biotechnologist VETASSESS 1MLTSSL
    234515botanist VETASSESS 1MLTSSL
    234516marine biologist VETASSESS 1MLTSSL
    234517microbiologist VETASSESS 1MLTSSL
    234518zoologist VETASSESS 1MLTSSL
    234599life scientists (nec) VETASSESS 1MLTSSL
    234611medical laboratory scientist AIMS 1MLTSSL
    234711veterinarian AVBC 1MLTSSL
    234911conservator VETASSESS 1MLTSSL
    234912metallurgist VETASSESS 1MLTSSL
    234913meteorologist VETASSESS 1MLTSSL
    234914physicist the assessing authority for the occupation under subsection (2) 1MLTSSL
    234999natural and physical science professionals (nec) VETASSESS 1MLTSSL
    241111early childhood (pre-primary school) teacher AITSL 1MLTSSL
    241411secondary school teacher AITSL 1MLTSSL
    241511special needs teacher AITSL 1MLTSSL
    241512teacher of the hearing impaired AITSL 1MLTSSL
    241513teacher of the sight impaired AITSL 1MLTSSL
    241599special education teachers (nec) AITSL 1MLTSSL
    242111university lecturer VETASSESS 1MLTSSL
    251211medical diagnostic radiographer ASMIRT 1MLTSSL
    251212medical radiation therapist ASMIRT 1MLTSSL
    251213nuclear medicine technologist ANZSNM 1MLTSSL
    251214sonographer ASMIRT 1MLTSSL
    251411optometrist OCANZ 1MLTSSL
    251912orthotist or prosthetist AOPA 1MLTSSL
    252111chiropractor CCEA 1MLTSSL
    252112osteopath AOAC 1MLTSSL
    252411occupational therapist OTC 1MLTSSL
    252511physiotherapist APC 1MLTSSL
    252611podiatrist PodBA 1MLTSSL
    252711audiologist VETASSESS 1MLTSSL
    252712speech pathologist SPA 1MLTSSL
    253111general practitioner MedBA 1MLTSSL
    253311specialist physician (general medicine) MedBA 1MLTSSL
    253312cardiologist MedBA 1MLTSSL
    253313clinical haematologist MedBA 1MLTSSL
    253314medical oncologist MedBA 1MLTSSL
    253315endocrinologist MedBA 1MLTSSL
    253316gastroenterologist MedBA 1MLTSSL
    253317intensive care specialist MedBA 1MLTSSL
    253318neurologist MedBA 1MLTSSL
    253321paediatrician MedBA 1MLTSSL
    253322renal medicine specialist MedBA 1MLTSSL
    253323rheumatologist MedBA 1MLTSSL
    253324thoracic medicine specialist MedBA 1MLTSSL
    253399specialist physicians (nec) MedBA 1MLTSSL
    253411psychiatrist MedBA 1MLTSSL
    253511surgeon (general) MedBA 1MLTSSL
    253512cardiothoracic surgeon MedBA 1MLTSSL
    253513neurosurgeon MedBA 1MLTSSL
    253514orthopaedic surgeon MedBA 1MLTSSL
    253515otorhinolaryngologist MedBA 1MLTSSL
    253516paediatric surgeon MedBA 1MLTSSL
    253517plastic and reconstructive surgeon MedBA 1MLTSSL
    253518urologist MedBA 1MLTSSL
    253521vascular surgeon MedBA 1MLTSSL
    253911dermatologist MedBA 1MLTSSL
    253912emergency medicine specialist MedBA 1MLTSSL
    253913obstetrician and gynaecologist MedBA 1MLTSSL
    253914ophthalmologist MedBA 1MLTSSL
    253915pathologist MedBA 1MLTSSL
    253917diagnostic and interventional radiologist MedBA 1MLTSSL
    253918radiation oncologist MedBA 1MLTSSL
    253999medical practitioners (nec) MedBA 1MLTSSL
    254111midwife ANMAC 1MLTSSL
    254411nurse practitioner ANMAC 1MLTSSL
    254412registered nurse (aged care) ANMAC 1MLTSSL
    254413registered nurse (child and family health) ANMAC 1MLTSSL
    254414registered nurse (community health) ANMAC 1MLTSSL
    254415registered nurse (critical care and emergency) ANMAC 1MLTSSL
    254416registered nurse (developmental disability) ANMAC 1MLTSSL
    254417registered nurse (disability and rehabilitation) ANMAC 1MLTSSL
    254418registered nurse (medical) ANMAC 1MLTSSL
    254421registered nurse (medical practice) ANMAC 1MLTSSL
    254422registered nurse (mental health) ANMAC 1MLTSSL
    254423registered nurse (perioperative) ANMAC 1MLTSSL
    254424registered nurse (surgical) ANMAC 1MLTSSL
    254425registered nurse (paediatrics) ANMAC 1MLTSSL
    254499registered nurses (nec) ANMAC 1MLTSSL
    261111ICT business analyst ACS 1MLTSSL
    261112systems analyst ACS 1MLTSSL
    261211multimedia specialist ACS 1MLTSSL
    261311analyst programmer ACS 1MLTSSL
    261312developer programmer ACS 1MLTSSL
    261313software engineer ACS 1MLTSSL
    261399software and applications programmers (nec) ACS 1MLTSSL
    262112ICT security specialist ACS 1MLTSSL
    263111computer network and systems engineer ACS 1MLTSSL
    263311telecommunications engineer Engineers Australia 1MLTSSL
    263312telecommunications network engineer Engineers Australia 1MLTSSL
    271111barrister a legal admissions authority of a State or Territory 1MLTSSL
    271311solicitor a legal admissions authority of a State or Territory 1MLTSSL
    272311clinical psychologist APS 1MLTSSL
    272312educational psychologist APS 1MLTSSL
    272313organisational psychologist APS 1MLTSSL
    272399psychologists (nec) APS 1MLTSSL
    272511social worker AASW 1MLTSSL
    312211civil engineering draftsperson (a) Engineers Australia; or (b) VETASSESS2MLTSSL
    312212civil engineering technician VETASSESS 2MLTSSL
    312311electrical engineering draftsperson Engineers Australia 2MLTSSL
    312312electrical engineering technician TRA 2MLTSSL
    313211radio communications technician TRA 2MLTSSL
    313212telecommunications field engineer Engineers Australia 2MLTSSL
    313213telecommunications network planner Engineers Australia 2MLTSSL
    313214telecommunications technical officer or technologist Engineers Australia 2MLTSSL
    321111automotive electrician TRA 3MLTSSL
    321211motor mechanic (general) TRA 3MLTSSL
    321212diesel motor mechanic TRA 3MLTSSL
    321213motorcycle mechanic TRA 3MLTSSL
    321214small engine mechanic TRA 3MLTSSL
    322211sheetmetal trades worker TRA 3MLTSSL
    322311metal fabricator TRA 3MLTSSL
    322312pressure welder TRA 3MLTSSL
    322313welder (first class) TRA 3MLTSSL
    323211fitter (general) TRA 3MLTSSL
    323212fitter and turner TRA 3MLTSSL
    323213fitter-welder TRA 3MLTSSL
    323214metal machinist (first class) TRA 3MLTSSL
    323313locksmith TRA 3MLTSSL
    324111panelbeater TRA 3MLTSSL
    331111bricklayer TRA 3MLTSSL
    331112stonemason TRA 3MLTSSL
    331211carpenter and joiner TRA 3MLTSSL
    331212carpenter TRA 3MLTSSL
    331213joiner TRA 3MLTSSL
    332211painting trades worker TRA 3MLTSSL
    333111glazier TRA 3MLTSSL
    333211fibrous plasterer TRA 3MLTSSL
    333212solid plasterer TRA 3MLTSSL
    333411wall and floor tiler TRA 3MLTSSL
    334111plumber (general) TRA 3MLTSSL
    334112airconditioning and mechanical services plumber TRA 3MLTSSL
    334113drainer TRA 3MLTSSL
    334114gasfitter TRA 3MLTSSL
    334115roof plumber TRA 3MLTSSL
    341111electrician (general) TRA 3MLTSSL
    341112electrician (special class) TRA 3MLTSSL
    341113lift mechanic TRA 3MLTSSL
    342111airconditioning and refrigeration mechanic TRA 3MLTSSL
    342212technical cable jointer TRA 3MLTSSL
    342313electronic equipment trades worker TRA 3MLTSSL
    342314electronic instrument trades worker (general) TRA 3MLTSSL
    342315electronic instrument trades worker (special class) TRA 3MLTSSL
    351311chef TRA 2MLTSSL
    361112horse trainer TRA 3MLTSSL
    394111cabinetmaker TRA 3MLTSSL
    399111boat builder and repairer TRA 3MLTSSL
    399112shipwright TRA 3MLTSSL
    452316tennis coach VETASSESS 4MLTSSL
    452411footballer VETASSESS 3MLTSSL
    121111aquaculture farmer VETASSESS 1ROL
    121211cotton grower VETASSESS 1ROL
    121213fruit or nut grower VETASSESS 1ROL
    121214grain, oilseed or pasture grower (Aus)/field crop grower (NZ) VETASSESS 1ROL
    121216mixed crop farmer VETASSESS 1ROL
    121217sugar cane grower VETASSESS 1ROL
    121299crop farmers (nec) VETASSESS 1ROL
    121312beef cattle farmer VETASSESS 1ROL
    121313dairy cattle farmer VETASSESS 1ROL
    121314deer farmer VETASSESS 1ROL
    121315goat farmer VETASSESS 1ROL
    121316horse breeder VETASSESS 1ROL
    121317mixed livestock farmer VETASSESS 1ROL
    121318pig farmer VETASSESS 1ROL
    121322sheep farmer VETASSESS 1ROL
    121399livestock farmers (nec) VETASSESS 1ROL
    121411mixed crop and livestock farmer VETASSESS 1ROL
    131114public relations manager AIM 1ROL
    132411policy and planning manager VETASSESS 1ROL
    133112project builder VETASSESS 1ROL
    133612procurement manager AIM 1ROL
    134211medical administrator VETASSESS 1ROL
    134412regional education manager VETASSESS 1ROL
    139915sports administrator VETASSESS 1ROL
    141211caravan park and camping ground manager VETASSESS 2ROL
    142115post office manager VETASSESS 2ROL
    149111amusement centre manager VETASSESS 2ROL
    149112fitness centre manager VETASSESS 2ROL
    149113sports centre manager VETASSESS 2ROL
    149912cinema or theatre manager VETASSESS 2ROL
    149914financial institution branch manager VETASSESS 2ROL
    223111human resource adviser VETASSESS 1ROL
    223113workplace relations adviser VETASSESS 1ROL
    224412policy analyst VETASSESS 1ROL
    224912liaison officer VETASSESS 1ROL
    225112market research analyst VETASSESS 1ROL
    231111aeroplane pilot CASA 1ROL
    231113flying instructor VETASSESS 1ROL
    231114helicopter pilot CASA 1ROL
    231213ship’s master AMSA 2ROL
    232413multimedia designer VETASSESS 1ROL
    234213wine maker VETASSESS 1ROL
    234311conservation officer VETASSESS 1ROL
    234915exercise physiologist VETASSESS 1ROL
    242211vocational education teacher See subsection (2) 1ROL
    251311environmental health officer VETASSESS 1ROL
    252312dentist ADC 1ROL
    253211anaesthetist MedBA 1ROL
    271214intellectual property lawyer VETASSESS 1ROL
    272413translator NAATI 1ROL
    272611community arts worker VETASSESS 1ROL
    311111agricultural technician VETASSESS 2ROL
    311214operating theatre technician VETASSESS 3ROL
    311216pathology collector AIMS 3ROL
    312114construction estimator VETASSESS 2ROL
    312116surveying or spatial science technician VETASSESS 2ROL
    312511mechanical engineering draftsperson Engineers Australia 2ROL
    312611safety inspector VETASSESS 2ROL
    312911maintenance planner VETASSESS 2ROL
    312999building and engineering technicians (nec) (a) VETASSESS; or (b) Engineers Australia 2ROL
    324311vehicle painter TRA 3ROL
    332111floor finisher TRA 3ROL
    342211electrical linesworker TRA 3ROL
    361114zookeeper VETASSESS 3ROL
    362411nurseryperson TRA 3ROL
    399212gas or petroleum operator TRA 3ROL
    411211dental hygienist VETASSESS 1ROL
    411214dental therapist VETASSESS 1ROL
    441211emergency service worker VETASSESS 3ROL
    451211driving instructor VETASSESS 3ROL
    451399funeral workers (nec) VETASSESS 3ROL
    451711flight attendant VETASSESS 3ROL
    451815first aid trainer VETASSESS 3ROL
    452413jockey TRA 3ROL
    599915clinical coder VETASSESS 3ROL
    612112property manager VETASSESS 3ROL
    612115real estate representative VETASSESS 3ROL
    121212flower grower VETASSESS 1STSOL
    121215grape grower VETASSESS 1STSOL
    121221vegetable grower (Aus)/market gardener (NZ) VETASSESS 1STSOL
    121311apiarist VETASSESS 1STSOL
    121321poultry farmer VETASSESS 1STSOL
    131112sales and marketing manager AIM 1STSOL
    131113advertising manager AIM 1STSOL
    132111corporate services manager VETASSESS 1STSOL
    132211finance manager (a) CPAA; or (b) CAANZ; or (c) IPA 1STSOL
    132311human resource manager AIM 1STSOL
    132511research and development manager VETASSESS 1STSOL
    133411manufacturer VETASSESS 1STSOL
    133511production manager (forestry) VETASSESS 1STSOL
    133512production manager (manufacturing) VETASSESS 1STSOL
    133513production manager (mining) VETASSESS 1STSOL
    133611supply and distribution manager AIM 1STSOL
    134299health and welfare services managers (nec) VETASSESS 1STSOL
    134311school principal VETASSESS 1STSOL
    134499education managers (nec) VETASSESS 1STSOL
    135112ICT project manager ACS 1STSOL
    135199ICT managers (nec) ACS 1STSOL
    139913laboratory manager VETASSESS 1STSOL
    139914quality assurance manager VETASSESS 1STSOL
    139999specialist managers (nec) except:
    (a) ambassador; or(b) archbishop; or (c) bishop
    141111cafe or restaurant manager VETASSESS 2STSOL
    141311hotel or motel manager VETASSESS 2STSOL
    141999accommodation and hospitality managers (nec) VETASSESS 2STSOL
    149212customer service manager VETASSESS 2STSOL
    149311conference and event organiser VETASSESS 2STSOL
    149413transport company manager VETASSESS 2STSOL
    149913facilities manager VETASSESS 2STSOL
    211299music professionals (nec) VETASSESS 1STSOL
    211311photographer VETASSESS 2STSOL
    212212book or script editor VETASSESS 1STSOL
    212312director (film, television, radio or stage) VETASSESS 1STSOL
    212314film and video editor VETASSESS 1STSOL
    212315program director (television or radio) VETASSESS 1STSOL
    212316stage manager VETASSESS 1STSOL
    212317technical director VETASSESS 1STSOL
    212318video producer VETASSESS 1STSOL
    212411copywriter VETASSESS 1STSOL
    212412newspaper or periodical editor VETASSESS 1STSOL
    212413print journalist VETASSESS 1STSOL
    212415technical writer VETASSESS 1STSOL
    212416television journalist VETASSESS 1STSOL
    212499journalists and other writers (nec) VETASSESS 1STSOL
    221211company secretary VETASSESS 1STSOL
    222111commodities trader VETASSESS 2STSOL
    222112finance broker VETASSESS 2STSOL
    222113insurance broker VETASSESS 2STSOL
    222199financial brokers (nec) VETASSESS 2STSOL
    222211financial market dealer VETASSESS 1 Aus,2 NZSTSOL
    222213stockbroking dealer VETASSESS 1 Aus,2 NZSTSOL
    222299financial dealers (nec) VETASSESS 1 Aus,2 NZSTSOL
    222311financial investment adviser VETASSESS 1 Aus,2 NZSTSOL
    222312financial investment manager VETASSESS 1 Aus,2 NZSTSOL
    223112recruitment consultant VETASSESS 1STSOL
    223211ICT trainer ACS 1STSOL
    224112mathematician VETASSESS 1STSOL
    224212gallery or museum curator VETASSESS 1STSOL
    224213health information manager VETASSESS 1STSOL
    224214records manager VETASSESS 1STSOL
    224611librarian VETASSESS 1STSOL
    224712organisation and methods analyst VETASSESS 1STSOL
    224914patents examiner VETASSESS 1STSOL
    224999information and organisation professionals (nec) VETASSESS 1STSOL
    225111advertising specialist VETASSESS 1STSOL
    225113marketing specialist VETASSESS 1STSOL
    225211ICT account manager VETASSESS 1STSOL
    225212ICT business development manager VETASSESS 1STSOL
    225213ICT sales representative VETASSESS 1STSOL
    225311public relations professional VETASSESS 1STSOL
    225499technical sales representatives (nec) including education sales representatives VETASSESS 1STSOL
    232311fashion designer VETASSESS 1STSOL
    232312industrial designer VETASSESS 1STSOL
    232313jewellery designer VETASSESS 1STSOL
    232411graphic designer VETASSESS 1STSOL
    232412illustrator VETASSESS 1STSOL
    232414web designer VETASSESS 1STSOL
    232511interior designer VETASSESS 2STSOL
    232611urban and regional planner VETASSESS 1STSOL
    234411geologist VETASSESS 1STSOL
    241213primary school teacher AITSL 1STSOL
    241311middle school teacher (Aus) / intermediate school teacher (NZ) AITSL 1STSOL
    249111education adviser VETASSESS 1STSOL
    249211art teacher (private tuition) VETASSESS 1STSOL
    249212dance teacher (private tuition) VETASSESS 1STSOL
    249214music teacher (private tuition) VETASSESS 1STSOL
    249299private tutors and teachers (nec) VETASSESS 1STSOL
    249311teacher of English to speakers of other languagesVETASSESS 1STSOL
    251111dietitian DAA 1STSOL
    251112nutritionist VETASSESS 1STSOL
    251312occupational health and safety adviser VETASSESS 1STSOL
    251412orthoptist VETASSESS 1STSOL
    251511hospital pharmacist APharmC 1STSOL
    251512industrial pharmacist VETASSESS 1STSOL
    251513retail pharmacist APharmC 1STSOL
    251911health promotion officer VETASSESS 1STSOL
    251999health diagnostic and promotion professionals (nec) VETASSESS 1STSOL
    252211acupuncturist Chinese Medicine Board of Australia 1STSOL
    252213naturopath VETASSESS 1STSOL
    252214traditional Chinese medicine practitioner Chinese Medicine Board of Australia 1STSOL
    252299complementary health therapists (nec) VETASSESS 1STSOL
    252311dental specialist ADC 1STSOL
    253112resident medical officer MedBA 1STSOL
    254211nurse educator ANMAC 1STSOL
    254212nurse researcher ANMAC 1STSOL
    254311nurse manager ANMAC 1STSOL
    261212web developer ACS 1STSOL
    261314software tester ACS 1STSOL
    262111database administrator ACS 1STSOL
    262113systems administrator ACS 1STSOL
    263112network administrator ACS 1STSOL
    263113network analyst ACS 1STSOL
    263211ICT quality assurance engineer ACS 1STSOL
    263212ICT support engineer ACS 1STSOL
    263213ICT systems test engineer ACS 1STSOL
    263299ICT support and test engineers (nec) ACS 1STSOL
    271299judicial and other legal professionals (nec) VETASSESS 1STSOL
    272111careers counsellor VETASSESS 1STSOL
    272112drug and alcohol counsellor VETASSESS 1STSOL
    272113family and marriage counsellor VETASSESS 1STSOL
    272114rehabilitation counsellor VETASSESS 1STSOL
    272115student counsellor VETASSESS 1STSOL
    272199counsellors (nec) VETASSESS 1STSOL
    272314psychotherapist VETASSESS 1STSOL
    272412interpreter NAATI 1STSOL
    272499social professionals (nec) VETASSESS 1STSOL
    272612recreation officer VETASSESS 1STSOL
    272613welfare worker ACWA 1STSOL
    311211anaesthetic technician VETASSESS 2STSOL
    311212cardiac technician VETASSESS 2STSOL
    311213medical laboratory technician AIMS 2STSOL
    311215pharmacy technician VETASSESS 2STSOL
    311299medical technicians (nec) VETASSESS 2STSOL
    311312meat inspector VETASSESS 2STSOL
    311399primary products inspectors (nec) VETASSESS 2STSOL
    311411chemistry technician VETASSESS 2STSOL
    311412earth science technician VETASSESS 2STSOL
    311413life science technician VETASSESS 2STSOL
    311499science technicians (nec) VETASSESS 2STSOL
    312111architectural draftsperson VETASSESS 2STSOL
    312113building inspector VETASSESS 2STSOL
    312199architectural, building and surveying technicians (nec) VETASSESS 2STSOL
    312512mechanical engineering technician TRA 2STSOL
    312912metallurgical or materials technician VETASSESS 2STSOL
    312913mine deputy VETASSESS 2STSOL
    313111hardware technician TRA 2STSOL
    313112ICT customer support officer TRA 2STSOL
    313113web administrator ACS 2STSOL
    313199ICT support technicians (nec) TRA 2STSOL
    322113farrier TRA 3STSOL
    323111aircraft maintenance engineer (avionics) TRA 3STSOL
    323112aircraft maintenance engineer (mechanical) TRA 3STSOL
    323113aircraft maintenance engineer (structures)TRA 3STSOL
    323299metal fitters and machinists (nec) TRA 3STSOL
    323314precision instrument maker and repairer TRA 3STSOL
    323412toolmaker TRA 3STSOL
    324211vehicle body builder TRA 3STSOL
    324212vehicle trimmer TRA 3STSOL
    333311roof tiler TRA 3STSOL
    342311business machine mechanic TRA 3STSOL
    342411cabler (data and telecommunications) TRA 3STSOL
    342413telecommunications linesworker TRA 3STSOL
    351111baker TRA 3STSOL
    351112pastrycook TRA 3STSOL
    351211butcher or smallgoods maker TRA 3STSOL
    351411cook TRA 3 Aus,4 NZSTSOL
    361111dog handler or trainer VETASSESS 3STSOL
    361199animal attendants and trainers (nec) VETASSESS 4STSOL
    361311veterinary nurse VETASSESS 3STSOL
    362111florist TRA 3STSOL
    362211gardener (general) TRA 3STSOL
    362212arborist TRA 3STSOL
    362213landscape gardener TRA 3STSOL
    362311greenkeeper TRA 3STSOL
    391111hairdresser TRA 3STSOL
    392111print finisher TRA 3STSOL
    392311printing machinist TRA 3STSOL
    393213dressmaker or tailor TRA 3STSOL
    393311upholsterer TRA 3STSOL
    394211furniture finisher TRA 3STSOL
    394213wood machinist TRA 3STSOL
    394299wood machinists and other wood trades workers (nec) TRA 3STSOL
    399213power generation plant operator TRA 3STSOL
    399411jeweller TRA 3STSOL
    399512camera operator (film, television or video) TRA 3STSOL
    399514make up artist TRA 3STSOL
    399516sound technician TRA 3STSOL
    399599performing arts technicians (nec) VETASSESS 3STSOL
    399611signwriter TRA 3STSOL
    411111ambulance officer VETASSESS 2STSOL
    411112intensive care ambulance paramedic VETASSESS 1STSOL
    411213dental technician TRA 2 Aus,1 NZSTSOL
    411311diversional therapist VETASSESS 3STSOL
    411411enrolled nurse ANMAC 2STSOL
    411611massage therapist VETASSESS 2STSOL
    411711community worker ACWA 2STSOL
    411712disabilities services officer ACWA 2STSOL
    411713family support worker ACWA 2STSOL
    411715residential care officer ACWA 2STSOL
    411716youth worker ACWA 2STSOL
    452311diving instructor (open water) VETASSESS 3STSOL
    452312gymnastics coach or instructor VETASSESS 4STSOL
    452313horse riding coach or instructor VETASSESS 3STSOL
    452314snowsport instructor VETASSESS 3STSOL
    452315swimming coach or instructor VETASSESS 4STSOL
    452317other sports coach or instructor VETASSESS 4STSOL
    452321sports development officer VETASSESS 2STSOL
    452499sportspersons (nec) VETASSESS 3STSOL
    511111contract administrator VETASSESS 2STSOL
    511112program or project administrator VETASSESS 2STSOL
    599612insurance loss adjuster VETASSESS 3STSOL
    611211insurance agent VETASSESS 3 Aus,2 NZSTSOL
    639211retail buyer VETASSESS 3STSOL

    Skill Level Definition

    Skill LevelAcademic QualificationWork Experience
    1Bachelor degree or higher qualificationAt least 5 years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
    2– NZ Register Diploma or
    – AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma
    At least 3 years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
    3– NZ Register Level 4 qualification
    – AQF Certificate IV or
    – AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training
    At least 3 years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
    4– NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification or
    – AQF Certificate II or III
    At least 1 year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
    5NZ Register Level 1 qualification
    AQF Certificate I or
    compulsory secondary education
    For some occupations a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification.

    Contact us at Tanson Migration to learn more.

    Source: LIN 19/051, ANZSCO version 1.3