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The Regional Occupation List (ROL) is a comprehensive list of occupations that are currently in high demand in regional 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
  • 187 Regional Sponsor Migration Scheme

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 ROL: 

Occupation

ANZSCO Code

Assessing Authority

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker

411511

 

Actor

211111

 

Actors, Dancers, and Other Entertainers nec

211199

 

Aeroplane Pilot

231111

CASA

Agricultural Technician

311111

VETASSESS

Air Traffic Controller

231112

 

Amusement Centre Manager

149111

VETASSESS

Anaesthetist

253211

MedBA

Antique Dealer

142112

 

Apparel Cutter

393211

TRA

Aquaculture Farmer*

121111

VETASSESS

Archaeologist

272414

 

Archivist

224211

 

Art Director (Film, Television or Stage)

212311

 

Auctioneer

611111

 

Author

212211

 

Bed and Breakfast Operator

141911

 

Beef Cattle Farmer*

121312

VETASSESS

Betting Agency Manager

142113

 

Blacksmith

322111

TRA

Boarding Kennel or Cattery Operator

149911

 

Broadcast Transmitter Operator

399511

TRA

Building and Engineering Technicians nec*

312999

VETASSESS

Engineers Australia

Building Associate

312112

 

Business Broker

612111

 

Call or Contact Centre Manager

149211

 

Call or Contact Centre Team Leader

541111

 

Canvas Goods Fabricator

393111

TRA

Caravan Park and Camping Ground Manager

141211

VETASSESS

Chemical Plant Operator

399211

TRA

Child Care Worker

421111

 

Cinema or Theatre Manager

149912

VETASSESS

Clerk of Court

599211

 

Clinical Coder

599915

VETASSESS

Clothing Patternmaker

393212

TRA

Clothing Trades Workers nec

393299

VETASSESS

Commissioned Defence Force Officer

139111

 

Commissioned Fire Officer

139112

 

Commissioned Police Officer

139113

 

Communications Operator

342312

TRA

Community Arts Worker

272611

VETASSESS

Composer

211211

 

Conservation Officer

234311

VETASSESS

Construction Estimator

312114

VETASSESS

Conveyancer

599111

 

Corporate Treasurer

221212

 

Cotton Grower*

121211

VETASSESS

Court Bailiff or Sheriff

599212

 

Court Orderly

599213

 

Crop Farmers nec*

121299

VETASSESS

Dairy Cattle Farmer*

121313

VETASSESS

Deer Farmer

121314

VETASSESS

Defence Force Member - Other Ranks

441111

 

Defence Force Senior Officer

111212

 

Dental Hygienist

411211

VETASSESS

Dental Prosthetist

411212

 

Dental Therapist

411214

VETASSESS

Dentist

252312

ADC

Detective

441311

 

Director of Photography

212313

 

Diver

399911

VETASSESS

Dog or Horse Racing Official

452318

 

Drama Teacher (Private Tuition)

249213

 

Driving Instructor

451211

VETASSESS

Education Reviewer

249112

 

Electorate Officer

224911

 

Electrical Lines Worker*

342211

TRA

Electronic Engineering Draftsperson

312411

 

Electronic Engineering Technician

312412

 

Electroplater

322112

TRA

Emergency Service Worker

441211

VETASSESS

Engineering Patternmaker

323411

TRA

Engraver

323311

TRA

Entertainer or Variety Artist

211113

 

Environmental Health Officer

251311

VETASSESS

Equipment Hire Manager

149915

 

Exercise Physiologist

234915

VETASSESS

Film, Television, Radio, and Stage Directors nec

212399

 

Financial Institution Branch Manager*

149914

VETASSESS

Fire Fighter

441212

 

Fire Protection Equipment Technician

399918

TRA

First Aid Trainer

451815

VETASSESS

Fisheries Officer

311311

 

Fitness Centre Manager

149112

VETASSESS

Fleet Manager

149411

 

Flight Attendant

451711

VETASSESS

Floor Finisher

332111

TRA

Flying Instructor

231113

VETASSESS

Fruit or Nut Grower*

121213

VETASSESS

Funeral Director

451311

 

Funeral Workers nec

451399

VETASSESS

Futures Trader

222212

 

Gallery or Museum Technician

399311

TRA

Gas or Petroleum Operator*

399212

TRA

Goat Farmer

121315

VETASSESS

Golfer

452412

 

Grain, Oilseed, or Pasture Grower*

121214

VETASSESS

Graphic Pre-press Trades Worker

392211

TRA

Gunsmith

323312

TRA

Hair or Beauty Salon Manager

142114

 

Health Practice Manager

512211

 

Helicopter Pilot

231114

CASA

Historian

272411

 

Homoeopath

252212

 

Horse Breeder*

121316

VETASSESS

Hospitality, Retail, and Service Managers nec

149999

 

Hotel Service Manager

431411

 

Human Resource Adviser*

223111

VETASSESS

Hydrographer

311415

 

Importer or Exporter

133311

 

Insurance Investigator

599611

 

Insurance Risk Surveyor

599613

 

Intellectual Property Lawyer

271214

VETASSESS

Intelligence Officer

224411

 

Interior Decorator

399912

 

Jockey

452413

TRA

Judge

271211

 

Kaiako Kohanga Reo (Maori Language Nest Teacher)

241112

 

Kaiako Kura Kaupapa Maori (Maori-medium Primary School Teacher)

241211

 

Kaiawhina (Hauora) (Maori Health Assistant)

411512

 

Kennel Hand

361115

 

Law Clerk

599214

 

Leather Goods Maker

393112

TRA

Legal Executive

599112

 

Legal Secretary

521212

 

Legislators nec

111399

 

Liaison Officer*

224912

VETASSESS

Library Technician

399312

VETASSESS

Licensed Club Manager

141411

 

Lifeguard

452414

 

Light Technician

399513

TRA

Livestock Farmers nec*

121399

VETASSESS

Local Government Legislator

111311

 

Magistrate

271212

 

Maintenance Planner

312911

VETASSESS

Marine Surveyor

231215

 

Marine Transport Professionals nec

231299

 

Market Research Analyst*

225112

VETASSESS

Master Fisher

231211

 

Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson

312511

Engineers Australia

Media Producer (Excluding Video)

212112

 

Medical Administrator

134211

VETASSESS

Member of Parliament

111312

 

Metal Casting Trades Worker

322114

TRA

Metal Polisher

322115

TRA

Migration Agent

224913

 

Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer*

121411

VETASSESS

Mixed Crop Farmer*

121216

VETASSESS

Mixed Livestock Farmer*

121317

VETASSESS

Mothercraft Nurse

411412

 

Multimedia Designer*

232413

VETASSESS

Musical Instrument Maker or Repairer

399515

TRA

Nurseryperson

362411

TRA

Office Manager

512111

 

Operating Theatre Technician

311214

VETASSESS

Optical Dispenser

399913

TRA

Optical Mechanic

399914

TRA

Other Sports Official

452323

 

Painter (Visual Arts)

211411

 

Park Ranger

234314

 

Parole or Probation Officer

411714

 

Pathology Collector

311216

AIMS

Personal Assistant

521111

 

Pet Groomer

361113

VETASSESS

Photographer’s Assistant

399915

VETASSESS

Picture Framer

394212

TRA

Pig Farmer*

121318

VETASSESS

Plastics Technician

399916

TRA

Plumbing Inspector

312115

 

Police Officer

441312

 

Policy Analyst

224412

VETASSESS

Policy and Planning Manager*

132411

VETASSESS

Post Office Manager

142115

VETASSESS

Potter or Ceramic Artist

211412

 

Pouako Kura Kaupapa Maori (Maori-medium Primary School Senior Teacher)

241212

 

Practice Managers nec

512299

 

Procurement Manager*

133612

AIM

Project Builder

133112

VETASSESS

Property Manager

612112

VETASSESS

Public Relations Manager*

131114

AIM

Quarantine Officer

311313

 

Radio Journalist

212414

 

Radio Presenter

212113

 

Railway Station Manager

149412

 

Real Estate Agency Principal

612113

 

Real Estate Agent

612114

 

Real Estate Representative*

612115

VETASSESS

Regional Education Manager

134412

VETASSESS

Retail Manager (General)

142111

 

Retirement Village Manager

141912

 

Safety Inspector

312611

VETASSESS

Sail Maker

393113

 

Sales Representative (Industrial Products)

225411

 

Sales Representative (Medical and Pharmaceutical Products)

225412

 

Saw Doctor

323315

TRA

School Laboratory Technician

311414

 

Screen Printer

392112

TRA

Sculptor

211413

 

Secretary (General)

521211

 

Security Consultant

442216

 

Senior Non-commissioned Defence Force Member

139211

 

Shearer

361211

VETASSESS

Sheep Farmer*

121322

VETASSESS

Ship’s Engineer

231212

 

Ship’s Master*

231213

AMSA

Ship’s Officer

231214

 

Shoemaker

393114

TRA

Singer

211214

 

Small Offset Printer

392312

TRA

Sports Administrator*

139915

VETASSESS

Sports Centre Manager

149113

VETASSESS

Sports Umpire

452322

 

Stock and Station Agent

611112

 

Sugar Cane Grower*

121217

VETASSESS

Surveying or Spatial Science Technician

312116

VETASSESS

Technicians and Trades Workers nec

399999

TRA

Telecommunications Cable Jointer

342412

TRA

Telecommunications Technician

342414

TRA

Television Equipment Operator

399517

TRA

Television Presenter

212114

 

Textile, Clothing and Footwear Mechanic

323215

TRA

Traditional Maori Health Practitioner

252215

 

Training and Development Professional

223311

 

Translator

272413

NAATI

Travel Agency Manager

142116

 

Travel Attendants nec

451799

 

Tribunal Member

271213

 

Trust Officer

599215

 

Turf Grower

121218

 

University Tutor

242112

 

Vehicle Painter

324311

TRA

Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals nec

211499

VETASSESS

Vocational Education Teacher

242211

VETASSESS (non-trades)

TRA (trades)

Watch and Clock Maker and Repairer

323316

TRA

Wholesaler

133312

 

Wine Maker

234213

VETASSESS

Wood Turner

394214

TRA

Wool Buyer

639212

 

Wool Classer

399917

TRA

Workplace Relations Adviser*

223113

VETASSESS

Zookeeper

361114

VETASSESS

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

Caveats

Aquaculture Farmer

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) – Medium Term Stream

Low skilled tasks

Excludes positions that predominantly involve responsibility for low-skilled tasks, for example:

  • Rostering, maintaining records, reception duties and allocating duties to housekeepers, porters or doorpersons.
  • Fruit picking or packing or feeding of livestock or animals.
  • Truck driving.

 

Beef Cattle Farmer
482 - Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) – Medium Term Stream

Low skilled tasks

Excludes positions that predominantly involve responsibility for low-skilled tasks, for example:

  • Rostering, maintaining records, reception duties and allocating duties to housekeepers, porters or doorpersons
  • Fruit picking or packing or feeding of livestock or animals.
  • Truck driving.

 

Building and Engineering Technicians nec

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) – Medium Term Stream

Salary

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

 

Cotton Grower

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) – Medium Term Stream

Low skilled tasks

Excludes positions that predominantly involve responsibility for low-skilled tasks, for example:

  • Rostering, maintaining records, reception duties and allocating duties to housekeepers, porters or doorpersons.
  • Fruit picking or packing or feeding of livestock or animals.
  • Truck driving.

 

Crop Farmers nec

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) – Medium Term Stream

Low skilled tasks

Excludes positions that predominantly involve responsibility for low-skilled tasks, for example:

  • Rostering, maintaining records, reception duties and allocating duties to housekeepers, porters or doorpersons.
  • Fruit picking or packing or feeding of livestock or animals.
  • Truck driving.

 

Dairy Cattle Farmer

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) – Medium Term Stream

Low skilled tasks

Excludes positions that predominantly involve responsibility for low-skilled tasks, for example:

  • Rostering, maintaining records, reception duties and allocating duties to housekeepers, porters or doorpersons.
  • Fruit picking or packing or feeding of livestock or animals.
  • Truck driving.

 

Electrical Linesworker

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) – Medium Term Stream

Salary

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

 

Financial Institution Branch Manager

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) – Medium Term Stream

Salary

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

 

Fruit or Nut Grower

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) – Medium Term Stream

Low skilled tasks

Excludes positions that predominantly involve responsibility for low-skilled tasks, for example:

  • Rostering, maintaining records, reception duties and allocating duties to housekeepers, porters or doorpersons.
  • Fruit picking or packing or feeding of livestock or animals.
  • Truck driving.

 

Gas or Petroleum Operator

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) – Medium Term Stream

Salary

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

 

Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Grower

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) – Medium Term Stream

Low skilled tasks

Excludes positions that predominantly involve responsibility for low-skilled tasks, for example:

  • Rostering, maintaining records, reception duties and allocating duties to housekeepers, porters or doorpersons.
  • Fruit picking or packing or feeding of livestock or animals.
  • Truck driving.

 

Horse Breeder

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) – Medium Term Stream

Low skilled tasks

Excludes positions that predominantly involve responsibility for low-skilled tasks, for example:

  • Rostering, maintaining records, reception duties and allocating duties to housekeepers, porters or doorpersons.
  • Fruit picking or packing or feeding of livestock or animals.
  • Truck driving.

 

Human Resource Adviser

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) – Medium Term Stream

Salary

Excludes positions which have nominated annual earnings of less than AUD65,000.

Low skilled tasks

Excludes clerical, bookkeeper or accounting clerk positions.

 

Liaison Officer

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) – Medium Term Stream

Salary

Excludes positions which have nominated annual earnings of  less than AUD65,000.

Low skilled tasks

Excludes positions that predominantly involve responsibility for low-skilled tasks, for example:

  • Rostering, maintaining records, reception duties and allocating duties to housekeepers, porters or doorpersons.
  • Fruit picking or packing or feeding of livestock or animals.
  • Truck driving.

 

Livestock Farmers nec

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) – Medium Term Stream

Low skilled tasks

Excludes positions that predominantly involve responsibility for low-skilled tasks, for example:

  • Rostering, maintaining records, reception duties and allocating duties to housekeepers, porters or doorpersons.
  • Fruit picking or packing or feeding of livestock or animals.
  • Truck driving.

 

Market Research Analyst

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) – Medium Term Stream

Salary

Excludes positions which have nominated annual earnings of less than AUD65,000.

 

Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) – Medium Term Stream

Low skilled tasks

Excludes positions that predominantly involve responsibility for low-skilled tasks, for example:

  • Rostering, maintaining records, reception duties and allocating duties to housekeepers, porters or doorpersons.
  • Fruit picking or packing or feeding of livestock or animals.
  • Truck driving.

 

Mixed Crop Farmer

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) – Medium Term Stream

Low skilled tasks

Excludes positions that predominantly involve responsibility for low-skilled tasks, for example:

  • Rostering, maintaining records, reception duties and allocating duties to housekeepers, porters or doorpersons.
  • Fruit picking or packing or feeding of livestock or animals.
  • Truck driving.

 

Mixed Livestock Farmer

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) – Medium Term Stream

Low skilled tasks

Excludes positions that predominantly involve responsibility for low-skilled tasks, for example:

  • Rostering, maintaining records, reception duties and allocating duties to housekeepers, porters or doorpersons.
  • Fruit picking or packing or feeding of livestock or animals.
  • Truck driving.

 

Multimedia Designer

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) – Medium Term Stream

Salary

Excludes positions which have nominated annual earnings of less than AUD65,000.

 

Pig Farmer

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) – Medium Term Stream

Low skilled tasks

Excludes positions that predominantly involve responsibility for low-skilled tasks, for example:

  • Rostering, maintaining records, reception duties and allocating duties to housekeepers, porters or doorpersons.
  • Fruit picking or packing or feeding of livestock or animals.
  • Truck driving

 

Policy and Planning Manager

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) – Medium Term Stream

Salary

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

 

Procurement Manager

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) – Medium Term Stream

Salary

Excludes positions which have nominated annual earnings of less than AUD65,000.

 

Public Relations Manager

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) – Medium Term Stream

Salary

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

 

Real Estate Representative

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) – Medium Term Stream

Salary

Excludes positions which have nominated annual earnings of less than AUD65,000.

 

Sheep Farmer
482 - Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) – Medium Term Stream

Low skilled tasks

Excludes positions that predominantly involve responsibility for low-skilled tasks, for example:

  • Rostering, maintaining records, reception duties and allocating duties to housekeepers, porters or doorpersons.
  • Fruit picking or packing or feeding of livestock or animals.
  • Truck driving.

 

Ship's Master

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) – Medium Term Stream

Salary

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

 

Sports Administrator

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) – Medium Term Stream

Salary

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

 

Sugar Cane Grower

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) – Medium Term Stream

Low skilled tasks

Excludes positions that predominantly involve responsibility for low-skilled tasks, for example:

  • Rostering, maintaining records, reception duties and allocating duties to housekeepers, porters or doorpersons.
  • Fruit picking or packing or feeding of livestock or animals.
  • Truck driving.

 

Workplace Relations Adviser

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) – Medium Term Stream

Low skilled tasks

Excludes positions that predominantly involve responsibility for low-skilled tasks, for example:

  • Rostering, maintaining records, reception duties and allocating duties to housekeepers, porters or doorpersons.
  • Fruit picking or packing or feeding of livestock or animals.
  • Truck driving.
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