Most demanded list of occupation in Australia

Applicants applying for the Skilled Migrant Visa such as  189, 190, 491 and 485 must have an occupation currently listed on the relevant Skilled Occupation List, Medium and Long Term Skilled Occupation List OR Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL).

Applicants whose occupations appear on the STSOL must be sponsored by one of the Australian State or Territory Government.

Prospective migrants must have a positive assessment of qualifications and work experience for Skilled Migrant Visa purposes.

The Skilled Occupation List is updated from time to time and the latest version was released on 11/03/2019.

Medium and Long Term Skilled Occupation List:

construction project manager
engineering manager
child care centre manager
nursing clinical director
primary health organisation manager
welfare centre manager
arts administrator or manager
environmental manager
dancer or choreographer
music director
musician (instrumental)
artistic director
accountant (general)
management accountant
taxation accountant
external auditor
internal auditor
actuary
statistician
economist
land economist
valuer
management consultant
architect
landscape architect
surveyor
cartographer
other spatial scientist
chemical engineer
materials engineer
civil engineer
geotechnical engineer
quantity surveyor
structural engineer
transport engineer
electrical engineer
electronics engineer
industrial engineer
mechanical engineer
production or plant engineer
mining engineer (excluding petroleum)
petroleum engineer
aeronautical engineer
agricultural engineer
biomedical engineer
engineering technologist
environmental engineer
naval architect
engineering professionals (nec)
agricultural consultant
agricultural scientist
forester
chemist
food technologist
environmental consultant
environmental research scientist
environmental scientist (nec)
geophysicist
hydrogeologist
life scientist (general)
biochemist
biotechnologist
botanist
marine biologist
microbiologist
zoologist
life scientists (nec)
medical laboratory scientist
veterinarian
conservator
metallurgist
meteorologist
physicist
natural and physical science professionals (nec)
early childhood (pre‑primary school) teacher
secondary school teacher
special needs teacher
teacher of the hearing impaired
teacher of the sight impaired
special education teachers (nec)
university lecturer
medical diagnostic radiographer
medical radiation therapist
nuclear medicine technologist
sonographer
optometrist
orthotist or prosthetist
chiropractor
osteopath
occupational therapist
physiotherapist
podiatrist
audiologist
speech pathologist
general practitioner
specialist physician (general medicine)
cardiologist
clinical haematologist
medical oncologist
endocrinologist
gastroenterologist
intensive care specialist
neurologist
paediatrician
renal medicine specialist
rheumatologist
thoracic medicine specialist
specialist physicians (nec)
psychiatrist
surgeon (general)
cardiothoracic surgeon
neurosurgeon
orthopaedic surgeon
otorhinolaryngologist
paediatric surgeon
plastic and reconstructive surgeon
urologist
vascular surgeon
dermatologist
emergency medicine specialist
obstetrician and gynaecologist
ophthalmologist
pathologist
diagnostic and interventional radiologist
radiation oncologist
medical practitioners (nec)
midwife
nurse practitioner
registered nurse (aged care)
registered nurse (child and family health)
registered nurse (community health)
registered nurse (critical care and emergency)
registered nurse (developmental disability)
registered nurse (disability and rehabilitation)
registered nurse (medical)
registered nurse (medical practice)
registered nurse (mental health)
registered nurse (perioperative)
registered nurse (surgical)
registered nurse (paediatrics)
registered nurses (nec)
ICT business analyst
systems analyst
multimedia specialist
analyst programmer
developer programmer
software engineer
software and applications programmers (nec)
ICT security specialist
computer network and systems engineer
telecommunications engineer
telecommunications network engineer
barrister
solicitor
clinical psychologist
educational psychologist
organisational psychologist
psychologists (nec)
social worker
civil engineering draftsperson
civil engineering technician
electrical engineering draftsperson
electrical engineering technician
radio communications technician
telecommunications field engineer
telecommunications network planner
telecommunications technical officer or technologist
automotive electrician
motor mechanic (general)
diesel motor mechanic
motorcycle mechanic
small engine mechanic
sheetmetal trades worker
metal fabricator
pressure welder
welder (first class)
fitter (general)
fitter and turner
fitter‑welder
metal machinist (first class)
locksmith
panelbeater
bricklayer
stonemason
carpenter and joiner
carpenter
joiner
painting trades worker
glazier
fibrous plasterer
solid plasterer
wall and floor tiler
plumber (general)
airconditioning and mechanical services plumber
drainer
gasfitter
roof plumber
electrician (general)
electrician (special class)
lift mechanic
airconditioning and refrigeration mechanic
technical cable jointer
electronic equipment trades worker
electronic instrument trades worker (general)
electronic instrument trades worker (special class)
chef
horse trainer
cabinetmaker
boat builder and repairer
shipwright
tennis coach
footballer

Short‑term Skilled Occupation List

flower grower
grape grower
vegetable grower (Aus)/market gardener (NZ)
apiarist
poultry farmer
sales and marketing manager
advertising manager
corporate services manager
finance manager
human resource manager
research and development manager
manufacturer
production manager (forestry)
production manager (manufacturing)
production manager (mining)
supply and distribution manager
health and welfare services managers (nec)
school principal
education managers (nec)
ICT project manager
ICT managers (nec)
laboratory manager
quality assurance manager
specialist managers (nec) except:(a) ambassador; or(b) archbishop; or(c) bishop
cafe or restaurant manager
hotel or motel manager
accommodation and hospitality managers (nec)
customer service manager
conference and event organiser
transport company manager
facilities manager
music professionals (nec)
photographer
book or script editor
director (film, television, radio or stage)
film and video editor
program director (television or radio)
stage manager
technical director
video producer
copywriter
newspaper or periodical editor
print journalist
technical writer
television journalist
journalists and other writers (nec)
company secretary
commodities trader
finance broker
insurance broker
financial brokers (nec)
financial market dealer
stockbroking dealer
financial dealers (nec)
financial investment adviser
financial investment manager
recruitment consultant
ICT trainer
mathematician
gallery or museum curator
health information manager
records manager
librarian
organisation and methods analyst
patents examiner
information and organisation professionals (nec)
advertising specialist
marketing specialist
ICT account manager
ICT business development manager
ICT sales representative
public relations professional
technical sales representatives (nec) including education sales representatives
fashion designer
industrial designer
jewellery designer
graphic designer
illustrator
web designer
interior designer
urban and regional planner
geologist
primary school teacher
middle school teacher (Aus) / intermediate school teacher (NZ)
education adviser
art teacher (private tuition)
dance teacher (private tuition)
music teacher (private tuition)
private tutors and teachers (nec)
teacher of English to speakers of other languages
dietitian
nutritionist
occupational health and safety adviser
orthoptist
hospital pharmacist
industrial pharmacist
retail pharmacist
health promotion officer
health diagnostic and promotion professionals (nec)
acupuncturist
naturopath
traditional Chinese medicine practitioner
complementary health therapists (nec)
dental specialist
resident medical officer
nurse educator
nurse researcher
nurse manager
web developer
software tester
database administrator
systems administrator
network administrator
network analyst
ICT quality assurance engineer
ICT support engineer
ICT systems test engineer
ICT support and test engineers (nec)
judicial and other legal professionals (nec)
careers counsellor
drug and alcohol counsellor
family and marriage counsellor
rehabilitation counsellor
student counsellor
counsellors (nec)
psychotherapist
interpreter
social professionals (nec)
recreation officer
welfare worker
anaesthetic technician
cardiac technician
medical laboratory technician
pharmacy technician
medical technicians (nec)
meat inspector
primary products inspectors (nec)
chemistry technician
earth science technician
life science technician
science technicians (nec)
architectural draftsperson
building inspector
architectural, building and surveying technicians (nec)
mechanical engineering technician
metallurgical or materials technician
mine deputy
hardware technician
ICT customer support officer
web administrator
ICT support technicians (nec)
farrier
aircraft maintenance engineer (avionics)
aircraft maintenance engineer (mechanical)
aircraft maintenance engineer (structures)
metal fitters and machinists (nec)
precision instrument maker and repairer
toolmaker
vehicle body builder
vehicle trimmer
roof tiler
business machine mechanic
cabler (data and telecommunications)
telecommunications linesworker
baker
pastrycook
butcher or smallgoods maker
cook
dog handler or trainer
animal attendants and trainers (nec)
veterinary nurse
florist
gardener (general)
arborist
landscape gardener
greenkeeper
hairdresser
print finisher
printing machinist
dressmaker or tailor
upholsterer
furniture finisher
wood machinist
wood machinists and other wood trades workers (nec)
power generation plant operator
jeweller
camera operator (film, television or video)
make up artist
sound technician
performing arts technicians (nec)
signwriter
ambulance officer
intensive care ambulance paramedic
dental technician
diversional therapist
enrolled nurse
massage therapist
community worker
disabilities services officer
family support worker
residential care officer
youth worker
diving instructor (open water)
gymnastics coach or instructor
horse riding coach or instructor
snowsport instructor
swimming coach or instructor
other sports coach or instructor
sports development officer
sportspersons (nec)
contract administrator
program or project administrator
insurance loss adjuster
insurance agent
retail buyer

Regional Occupation List:

aquaculture farmer
cotton grower
fruit or nut grower
grain, oilseed or pasture grower (Aus)/field crop grower (NZ)
mixed crop farmer
sugar cane grower
crop farmers (nec)
beef cattle farmer
dairy cattle farmer
deer farmer
goat farmer
horse breeder
mixed livestock farmer
pig farmer
sheep farmer
livestock farmers (nec)
mixed crop and livestock farmer
public relations manager
policy and planning manager
project builder
procurement manager
medical administrator
regional education manager
sports administrator
caravan park and camping ground manager
post office manager
amusement centre manager
fitness centre manager
sports centre manager
cinema or theatre manager
financial institution branch manager
human resource adviser
workplace relations adviser
policy analyst
liaison officer
market research analyst
aeroplane pilot
flying instructor
helicopter pilot
ship’s master
multimedia designer
wine maker
conservation officer
exercise physiologist
vocational education teacher
environmental health officer
dentist
anaesthetist
intellectual property lawyer
translator
community arts worker
agricultural technician
operating theatre technician
pathology collector
construction estimator
surveying or spatial science technician
mechanical engineering draftsperson
safety inspector
maintenance planner
building and engineering technicians (nec)
vehicle painter
floor finisher
electrical linesworker
zookeeper
nurseryperson
gas or petroleum operator
dental hygienist
dental therapist
emergency service worker
driving instructor
funeral workers (nec)
flight attendant
first aid trainer
jockey
clinical coder
property manager
real estate representative

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