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The Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) is a comprehensive list of occupations that are in high demand in Australia.Immigration News

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The Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) is a comprehensive list of occupations that are in high demand in Australia. The list is determined by the Department of Home Affairs and is regularly reviewed by the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business to respond to changes in the labour market. Having an occupation on this list may make you eligible for one or multiple of the following visa types:

  • 407 Training Visa
  • 489 Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa
  • 482 Temporary Skill Shortage Visa
  • 485 Temporary Graduate Visa
  • 187 Regional Sponsor Migration Scheme Visa
  • 186 Employer Nomination Scheme Visa
  • 189 Skilled Independent Visa
  • 190 Skilled Nominated Visa

Please note some occupations have caveats, which are special conditions, these occupations will have a * next to their name. You can read about the caveats at the bottom of this page.

The following occupations are currently on the MLTSSL: 

Occupation

ANZSCO Code

Assessing Authority

Accountant (General)*

221111

CAANZ

CPAA

IPA

Actuary

224111

VETASSESS

Aeronautical Engineer

233911

Engineers Australia

Agricultural Consultant

234111

VETASSESS

Agricultural Engineer

234111

Engineers Australia

Agricultural Scientist

234112

VETASSESS

Air Conditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber

334112

TRA

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic

342111

TRA

Analyst Programmer

261311

ACS

Architect

232111

AACA

Artistic Director

212111

VETASSESS

Arts Administrator or Manager

139911

VETASSESS

Audiologist

252711

VETASSESS

Automotive Electrician

321111

TRA

Barrister

271111

Legal admissions authority of a state or territory.

Biochemist

234513

VETASSESS

Biomedical Engineer

233913

Engineers Australia

Biotechnologist

234514

VETASSESS

Boat Builder and Repairer

399111

TRA

Botanist

234515

VETASSESS

Bricklayer

331111

TRA

Cabinetmaker

394111

TRA

Cardiologist

253312

MedBA

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

253512

MedBA

Carpenter

331212

TRA

Carpenter and Joiner

331211

TRA

Cartographer

232213

VETASSESS

Chef*

351311

TRA

Chemical Engineer

233111

Engineers Australia

Chemist

234211

VETASSESS

Chief Executive or Managing Director*

111111

AIM

Chief Information Officer

135111

ACS

Child Care Centre Manager

134111

TRA

Chiropractor

252111

CCEA

Civil Engineer

233211

Engineers Australia

Civil Engineering Draftsperson

312211

Engineers Australia

VETASSESS

Civil Engineering Technician

312212

VETASSESS

Clinical Haematologist

253313

MedBA

Clinical Psychologist

272311

APS

Computer Network and Systems Engineer

263111

ACS

Conservator

234911

VETASSESS

Construction Project Manager

133111

VETASSESS

Corporate General Manager*

111211

AIM

Dancer or Choreographer

211112

VETASSESS

Dermatologist

253911

MedBA

Developer Programmer

261312

ACS

Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist

253917

MedBA

Diesel Motor Mechanic

321212

TRA

Drainer

334113

TRA

Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher

241111

AITSL

Economist

224311

VETASSESS

Educational Psychologist

272312

APS

Electrical Engineer

233311

Engineers Australia

Electrical Engineering Draftsperson

312311

Engineers Australia

Electrical Engineering Technician

312312

TRA

Electrician (General)

341111

TRA

Electrician (Special Class)

341112

TRA

Electronic Equipment Trades Worker

342313

TRA

Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)

342314

TRA

Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class)

342315

TRA

Electronics Engineer

233411

Engineers Australia

Emergency Medicine Specialist

253912

MedBA

Endocrinologist

253315

MedBA

Engineering Manager

133211

Engineers Australia

AIM

Engineering Professionals nec

233999

Engineers Australia

Engineering Technologist

233914

Engineers Australia

Environmental Consultant

234312

VETASSESS

Environmental Engineer

233915

Engineers Australia

Environmental Manager

139912

VETASSESS

Environmental Research Scientist

234313

VETASSESS

Environmental Scientists nec

234399

VETASSESS

External Auditor

221213

CAANZ

CPAA

IPA

Faculty Head

134411

VETASSESS

Fibrous Plasterer

333211

TRA

Fitter (General)

323211

TRA

Fitter and Turner

323212

TRA

Fitter-Welder

323213

TRA

Food Technologist

234212

VETASSESS

Footballer*

452411

VETASSESS

Forester

234113

VETASSESS

Gasfitter

334114

TRA

Gastroenterologist

253316

MedBA

General Practitioner*

253111

MedBA

Geophysicist

234412

VETASSESS

Geotechnical Engineer

233212

Engineers Australia

Glazier

333111

TRA

Horse Trainer

361112

TRA

Hydrogeologist

234413

VETASSESS

ICT Business Analyst

261111

ACS

ICT Security Specialist

262112

ACS

Industrial Engineer

233511

Engineers Australia

Intensive Care Specialist

253317

MedBA

Internal Auditor

221214

VETASSESS

Joiner

331213

TRA

Land Economist

224511

VETASSESS

Landscape Architect

232112

VETASSESS

Life Scientist (General)

234511

VETASSESS

Life Scientists nec

234599

VETASSESS

Lift Mechanic

341113

TRA

Locksmith

323313

TRA

Management Accountant*

221112

CAANZ

CPAA

IPA

Management Consultant*

224711

VETASSESS

Marine Biologist

234516

VETASSESS

Materials Engineer

233112

Engineers Australia

Mechanical Engineer

233512

Engineers Australia

Medical Diagnostic Radiographer

251211

ASMIRT

Medical Laboratory Scientist

234611

AIMS

Medical Oncologist

253314

MedBA

Medical Practitioners nec*

253999

MedBA

Medical Radiation Therapist

251212

ASMIRT

Metal Fabricator

322311

TRA

Metal Machinist (First Class)

323214

TRA

Metallurgist

234912

VETASSESS

Meteorologist

234913

VETASSESS

Microbiologist

234517

VETASSESS

Midwife

254111

ANMAC

Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)

233611

Engineers Australia

Motor Mechanic (General)

321211

TRA

Motorcycle Mechanic

321213

TRA

Multimedia Specialist

261211

ACS

Music Director

211212

VETASSESS

Musician (Instrumental)

211213

VETASSESS

Natural and Physical Science Professionals nec

234999

VETASSESS

Naval Architect

233916

Engineers Australia

Neurologist

253318

MedBA

Neurosurgeon

253513

MedBA

Nuclear Medicine Technologist

251213

ANZSNM

Nurse Practitioner

254411

ANMAC

Nursing Clinical Director

134212

ANMAC

Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

253913

MedBA

Occupational Therapist

252411

OTC

Ophthalmologist

253914

MedBA

Optometrist

251411

OCANZ

Organisational Psychologist

272313

APS

Orthopaedic Surgeon

253514

MedBA

Orthotist or Prosthetist

251912

AOPA

Osteopath

252112

AOAC

Other Spatial Scientist

232214

VETASSESS

Otorhinolaryngologist

253515

MedBA

Paediatric Surgeon

253516

MedBA

Paediatrician

253321

MedBA

Painting Trades Worker

332211

TRA

Panelbeater

324111

TRA

Pathologist

253915

MedBA

Petroleum Engineer

233612

Engineers Australia

Physicist

234914

VETASSESS

ACPSEM

Physiotherapist

252511

APC

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

253517

MedBA

Plumber (General)

334111

TRA

Podiatrist

252611

ANZPAC

Pressure Welder

322312

TRA

Primary Health Organisation Manager

134213

VETASSESS

Production or Plant Engineer

233513

Engineers Australia

Psychiatrist

253411

MedBA

Psychologists nec

272399

APS

Quantity Surveyor

233213

AIQS

Radiation Oncologist

253918

MedBA

Radio Communications Technician

313211

TRA

Registered Nurse (Aged Care)

254412

ANMAC

Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)

254413

ANMAC

Registered Nurse (Community Health)

254414

ANMAC

Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)

254415

ANMAC

Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)

254416

ANMAC

Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)

254417

ANMAC

Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)

254421

ANMAC

Registered Nurse (Medical)

254418

ANMAC

Registered Nurse (Mental Health)

254422

ANMAC

Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)

254425

ANMAC

Registered Nurse (Perioperative)

254423

ANMAC

Registered Nurse (Surgical)

254424

ANMAC

Registered Nurses nec

254499

ANMAC

Renal Medicine Specialist

253322

MedBA

Rheumatologist

253323

MedBA

Roof Plumber

334115

TRA

Secondary School Teacher

241411

AITSL

Sheetmetal Trades Worker

322211

TRA

Shipwright

399112

TRA

Small Engine Mechanic

321214

TRA

Social Worker

272511

AASW

Software and Applications Programmers nec

261399

ACS

Software Engineer

261313

ACS

Solicitor

271311

Legal admissions authority of a state or territory

Solid Plasterer

333212

TRA

Sonographer

251214

ASMIRT

Special Education Teachers nec

241599

AITSL

Special Needs Teacher

241511

AITSL

Specialist Physician (General Medicine)

253311

MedBA

Specialist Physicians nec

253399

MedBA

Speech Pathologist

252712

SPA

Statistician

224113

VETASSESS

Stonemason

331112

TRA

Structural Engineer

233214

Engineers Australia

Surgeon (General)

253511

MedBA

Surveyor

232212

SSSI

Systems Analyst

261112

ACS

Taxation Accountant*

221113

CAANZ

CPAA

IPA

Teacher of the Hearing Impaired

241512

AITSL

Teacher of the Sight Impaired

241513

AITSL

Technical Cable Jointer

342212

TRA

Telecommunications Engineer

263311

Engineers Australia

Telecommunications Field Engineer

313212

Engineers Australia

Telecommunications Network Engineer

263312

Engineers Australia

Telecommunications Network Planner

313213

Engineers Australia

Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist

313214

Engineers Australia

Tennis Coach

452316

VETASSESS

Thoracic Medicine Specialist

253324

MedBA

Transport Engineer

233215

Engineers Australia

University Lecturer

242111

VETASSESS

Urologist

253518

MedBA

Valuer

224512

VETASSESS

Vascular Surgeon

253521

MedBA

Veterinarian

234711

AVBC

Wall and Floor Tiler

333411

TRA

Welder (First Class)

322313

TRA

Welfare Centre Manager

134214

ACWA

Zoologist

234518

VETASSESS

 

If your occupation is not on this list please check the Short-Term Skilled Occupation List and the Regional Occupation List as well. 

Caveats

Accountant (General)

186 - Employer Nomination Scheme visa and 482 - Temporary Skill Shortage – Medium Term Stream

Business size

Excludes positions that are in a business that has fewer than five employees.

Business size

Excludes positions that are in a business that has an annual turnover of less than AUD1M.

Low skilled tasks

Excludes clerical, bookkeeper or accounting clerk positions.

 

Chef

186 - Employer Nomination Scheme visa and 482 - Temporary Skill Shortage – Medium Term Stream

Low skilled tasks

Excludes positions involved in mass production in a factory setting.

Low skilled tasks

Excludes positions in a limited service restaurant.

A limited service restaurant includes, but is not limited to, the following: fast food or takeaway food services fast casual restaurants drinking establishments that offer only a limited food service limited service cafes including, but not limited to, coffee shops or mall cafes limited service pizza restaurants.

 

Chief Executive or Managing Director

186 - Employer Nomination Scheme visa and  482 - Temporary Skill Shortage  – Medium Term Stream

Salary (ICT)

Excludes positions:

  • has nominated annual earnings of less than AUD180,001 and
  • if the nominee is to be transferred to fill the position—the transfer is not an intra-corporate transfer to which an international trade obligation applies.

 

Corporate General Manager

186 - Employer Nomination Scheme visa and 482 - Temporary Skill Shortage  – Medium Term Stream

Salary (ICT)

Excludes positions:

  • has nominated annual earnings of less than AUD180,001 and
  • if the nominee is to be transferred to fill the position—the transfer is not an intra-corporate transfer to which an international trade obligation applies

 

Footballer

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage – Medium Term Stream and 186 - Employer Nomination Scheme visa

Salary

Excludes positions with nominated annual earnings of less than AUD120,000.

 

General Practitioner

186 - Employer Nomination Scheme visa, 482 - Temporary Skill Shortage – Medium Term Stream, and 187 - Regional Sponsor Migration Scheme

Health workforce certificate

Excludes positions where a current health workforce certificate for the position and the occupation has not been presented to the Department.

 

Management Accountant

186 - Employer Nomination Scheme visa and 482 - Temporary Skill Shortage  – Medium Term Stream

Business size

Excludes positions that are in a business that has fewer than five employees.

Business size

Excludes positions that are in a business that has an annual turnover of less than AUD1M.

Low skilled tasks

Excludes clerical, bookkeeper or accounting clerk positions.

 

Management Consultant

186 - Employer Nomination Scheme visa and 482 - Temporary Skill Shortage – Medium Term Stream

Business size

Excludes positions that are in a business that has fewer than five employees.

Business size

Excludes positions that are in a business that has an annual turnover of less than AUD1M.

Salary

Excludes positions that have nominated annual earnings of less than AUD90,000.

 

Medical Practitioners nec

186 - Employer Nomination Scheme visa, 482 - Temporary Skill Shortage – Medium Term Stream, and 187 - Regional Sponsor Migration Scheme

Health workforce certificate

Excludes positions where a current health workforce certificate for the position and the occupation has not been presented to the Department.

 

Taxation Accountant

186 - Employer Nomination Scheme visa and 482 - Temporary Skill Shortage – Medium Term Stream

Business size

Excludes positions that are in a business that has fewer than five employees.

Business size

Excludes positions that are in a business that has an annual turnover of less than AUD1M.

Low skilled tasks

Excludes clerical, bookkeeper or accounting clerk positions.

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