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Australia Skilled Occupation List – SOL

For being considered under the Skilled Migration program initiated by the Australian government, applicant must nominate an occupation relevant to their prior work experience from the Skilled Occupation list below.


Australia Skilled Occupation List SOL 2016-2017

Assessment of the aforementioned skills is done by the respective assessing authority against a nominal charge.

At Make Visas, we can guide you to fit the necessary job description according to the SOL with much ease and help you understand every aspect better.

Important Update*

Latest Skilled Occupation list for the year 2016-17 has been introduced by the Minister of Immigration and Border Protection and has came into effect from 1 July 2016.

Changes made in the SOL list (2016-17)

Occupation which are removed from the list:

  • Mining Engineers
  • Petroleum Engineers
  • Metallurgist
  • Environmental Health Officer
  • Occupational Health and Safety Adviser
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Prosthetist
  • Dental Technician
  • Dental Therapist

Occupation which are added in the list:

  • Orthotists and Prosthetists
  • Audiologists
OccupationANZSCO CodeAssessing Authority
Construction Project Manager133111VETASSESS
Project Builder133112VETASSESS
Engineering Manager133211Engineers Australia/AIM
Production Manager (Mining)133513VETASSESS
Child Care Centre Manager134111TRA
Medical Administrator134211VETASSESS
Nursing Clinical Director134212ANMAC
Primary Health Organization Manager134213VETASSESS
Welfare Centre Manager134214ACWA/VETASSESS
Accountant (General)221111CPA/ICAA/IPA
Management Accountant221112CPA/ICAA/IPA
Taxation Accountant221113CPA/ICAA/IPA
External Auditor221213CPA/ICAA/IPA
Internal Auditor221214VETASSESS
Actuary224111VETASSESS
Land Economist224511VETASSESS
Valuer224512VETASSESS
Ship's Engineer231212AMSA
Ship's Master231213AMSA
Ship's Officer231214AMSA
Architect232111AACA
Landscape Architect232112VETASSESS
Cartographer232213VETASSESS
Other Spatial Scientist232214VETASSESS
Surveyor232212SSSI
Chemical Engineer233111Engineers Australia
Materials Engineer233112Engineers Australia
Civil Engineer233211Engineers Australia
Geotechnical Engineer233212Engineers Australia
Quantity Surveyor233213AIQS
Structural Engineer233214Engineers Australia
Transport Engineer233215Engineers Australia
Electrical Engineer233311Engineers Australia
Industrial Engineer233511Engineers Australia
Mechanical Engineer233512Engineers Australia
Production or Plant Engineer233513Engineers Australia
Aeronautical Engineer233911Engineers Australia
Agricultural Engineer233912Engineers Australia
Biomedical Engineer233913Engineers Australia
Engineering Technologist233914Engineers Australia
Environmental Engineer233915Engineers Australia
Naval Architect233916Engineers Australia
Agricultural Consultant234111VETASSESS
Agricultural Scientist234112VETASSESS
Forester234113VETASSESS
Medical Laboratory Scientist234611AIMS
Veterinarian234711AVBC
Physicist (Medical Physicist only)234914ACPSEM
Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher241111AITSL
Secondary School Teacher241411AITSL
Special Needs Teacher241511AITSL
Teacher of the Hearing Impaired241512AITSL
Teacher of the Sight Impaired241513AITSL
Special Education Teachers nec241599AITSL
Medical Diagnostic Radiographer251211AIR
Medical Radiation Therapist251212AIR
Nuclear Medicine Technologist251213ANZSNM
Sonographer251214AIR
Optometrist251411OCANZ
Chiropractor252111CCEA
Osteopath252112ANZOC
Occupational Therapist252411OTC
Physiotherapist252511APC
Podiatrist252611APodC/ANZPAC
Speech Pathologist252712SPA
General Practitioner253111Medical Board of Australia
Anaesthetist253211Medical Board of Australia
Specialist Physician (General Medicine)253311Medical Board of Australia
Cardiologist253312Medical Board of Australia
Clinical Haematologist253313Medical Board of Australia
Medical Oncologist253314Medical Board of Australia
Endocrinologist253315Medical Board of Australia
Gastroenterologist253316Medical Board of Australia
Intensive Care Specialist253317Medical Board of Australia
Neurologist253318Medical Board of Australia
Paediatrician253321Medical Board of Australia
Renal Medicine Specialist253322Medical Board of Australia
Rheumatologist253323Medical Board of Australia
Thoracic Medicine Specialist253324Medical Board of Australia
Specialist Physicians nec253399Medical Board of Australia
Psychiatrist253411Medical Board of Australia
Surgeon (General)253511Medical Board of Australia
Cardiothoracic Surgeon253512Medical Board of Australia
Neurosurgeon253513Medical Board of Australia
Orthopedic Surgeon253514Medical Board of Australia
Otorhinolaryngologist253515Medical Board of Australia
Paediatric Surgeon253516Medical Board of Australia
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon253517Medical Board of Australia
Urologist253518Medical Board of Australia
Vascular Surgeon253521Medical Board of Australia
Dermatologist253911Medical Board of Australia
Emergency Medicine Specialist253912Medical Board of Australia
Obstetrician and Gynecologist253913Medical Board of Australia
Ophthalmologist253914Medical Board of Australia
Pathologist253915Medical Board of Australia
Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist253917Medical Board of Australia
Radiation Oncologist253918Medical Board of Australia
Medical Practitioners nec253999Medical Board of Australia
Midwife254111ANMAC
Nurse Practitioner254411ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Aged Care)254412ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)254413ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Community Health)254414ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)254415ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)254416ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)254417ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Medical)254418ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)254421ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Mental Health)254422ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Perioperative)254423ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Surgical)254424ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)254425ANMAC
Registered Nurses nec254499ANMAC
ICT business Analyst261111ACS
Systems Analyst261112ACS
Analyst Programmer261311ACS
Developer Programmer261312ACS
Software Engineer261313ACS
Computer Network and Systems Engineer263111ACS
Telecommunications Engineer263311Engineers Australia
Telecommunications Network Engineer263312Engineers Australia
Barrister271111SLAA
Solicitor271311SLAA
Clinical Psychologist272311APS
Educational Psychologist272312APS
Organizational Psychologist272313APS
Psychotherapist272314VETASSESS
Psychologists nec272399APS
Social Worker272511AASW
Civil Engineering Draftsperson312211Engineers Australia/VETASSESS
Civil Engineering Technician312212VETASSESS
Electrical Engineering Draftsperson312311Engineers Australia
Electrical Engineering Technician312312TRA
Radio Communications Technician313211TRA
Telecommunications Field Engineer313212Engineers Australia
Telecommunications Network Planner313213Engineers Australia
Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist313214Engineers Australia
Automotive Electrician321111TRA
Motor Mechanic (General)321211TRA
Diesel Motor Mechanic321212TRA
Motorcycle Mechanic321213TRA
Small Engine Mechanic321214TRA
Sheet metal Trades Worker322211TRA
Metal Fabricator322311TRA
Pressure Welder322312TRA
Welder (First Class)322313TRA
Fitter (General)323211TRA
Fitter and Turner323212TRA
Fitter-Welder323213TRA
Metal Machinist (First Class)323214TRA
Locksmith323313TRA
Panel beater324111TRA
Bricklayer331111TRA
Stonemason331112TRA
Carpenter and Joiner331211TRA
Carpenter331212TRA
Joiner331213TRA
Painting trades workers332211TRA
Glazier333111TRA
Fibrous Plasterer333211TRA
Solid Plasterer333212TRA
Wall and Floor Tiler333411TRA
Plumber (General)334111TRA
Air-conditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber334112TRA
Drainer334113TRA
Gasfitter334114TRA
Roof plumber334115TRA
Electrician (General)341111TRA
Electrician (Special Class)341112TRA
Lift Mechanic341113TRA
Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic342111TRA
Electrical Lines worker342211TRA
Technical Cable Jointer342212TRA
Electronic Equipment Trades Worker342313TRA
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)342314TRA
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class)342315TRA
Chef***351311TRA
Cabinetmaker394111TRA
Boat Builder and Repairer399111TRA
Shipwright399112TRA
Dental Prosthetist411212TRA
Orthotists and Prosthetists251912VETASSESS
Audiologists252711VETASSESS

The acronyms used to refer to an Assessing Authority mean:

AcronymAssessing Authority
AACAArchitects Accreditation Council of Australia Inc
AASWAustralian Association of Social Workers
ACOPRA/APCAustralian Council of Physiotherapy Regulating Authorities Ltd/Australian Physiotherapy Council
ACPSEMAustralasian College of Physical Scientist and Engineers in Medicine
ACSAustralian Computer Society
ACWAAustralian Community Workers Association
ADCAustralian Dental Council
AIMAustralian Institute of Management
AIMSAustralian Institute of Medical Scientists
AIQSAustralian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
AIRAustralian Institute of Radiography
AITSLAustralian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership
AMSAAustralian Maritime Safety Authority
ANMACAustralian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council
ANZOCAustralian and New Zealand Osteopathic Council (name changed to Australasian Osteopathic Accreditation Council)
ANZSNMAustralian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine
APharmCAustralian Pharmacy Council
APodC/ANZPACAustralasian Podiatry Council/Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council Inc.
APSAustralian Psychological Society
AVBCAustralasian Veterinary Boards Council Inc.
CASACivil Aviation Safety Authority
CCEACouncil on Chiropractic Education Australasia Inc.
CPAACertified Practising Accountants Australia
DAADieticians Association of Australia
Engineers AustraliaInstitution of Engineers, Australia
ICAAInstitute of Chartered Accountants of Australia (name changed to Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand)
IPAInstitute of Public Accountants
NAATINational Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters
OCANZOptometry Council of Australia and New Zealand
OTCOccupational Therapy Council
SLAAState Legal Admission Authority
SPASpeech Pathology Association of Australia
SSSISurveying and Spatial Sciences Institute
TRATrades Recognition Australia
VETASSESSVocational Education and Training Assessment Services
  • ANZSCO means the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and current as at 1 July 2013.
  • nec means “not elsewhere classified”
  • *** indicates that the occupation excludes positions in fast food or takeaway food service.

For aspirants who wish to apply under State or Territory nomination by Australian Government, visit Consolidate skilled occupation list.

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