Skilled Occupation List

What is Skilled Occupation List?

Australia’s skilled visa programs are underpinned by the following 3 lists which are regularly reviewed to ensure they reflect genuine skills needs and help businesses continue to grow if skilled Australian workers are not available.

The National Skills Commission (NSC) is responsible for providing advice to Government on the skilled migration occupation lists to ensure they are responsive to skilled workforce needs across Australia. These lists underpin a range of employer-sponsored, points-tested, state-nominated and temporary training visa programs.

Which visa options are the Skilled Occupation Lists relevant to?

If you are highly skilled in an eligible skilled occupation in Australia , Ausdirect Migration may be able to help you in obtaining the following visas subject to you satisfying all the criteria required for the visa subclass:

  • Skilled Visas:
  • Employer Sponsored Visas:
    • Subclass 482 – Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa
    • Subclass 186 – Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS)
    • Subclass 407 – Training Visa
    • Subclass 494 – Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Visa
  • Subclass 485 – Temporary Graduate Visa

The latest combined Skilled Occupation List

Hereby we have consolidated the following list of the current 2021-2022 Skilled Occupation Lists, which contains the occupation name, the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupation (ANZSCO) code, on which is each occupation listed, which types of visa subclass can each occupation apply, and the assessing authority for skills assessments. Please note the *sign next to Subclass 186 (ENS) and Subclass 482 (TSS) visa means caveats apply.

Having a clear understanding of Skilled Occupation List and its role in the Australian immigration system is an important first step towards migrating to Australia. If you are skilled in one of the occupations and wish to explore the options to applying for an Australian visa, please simply let our team at Ausdirect Migration know.