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The Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) is a comprehensive list of occupations that are currently in high demand in Australia.Immigration News

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The Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) is a comprehensive list of occupations that are currently 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
  • 187 Regional Sponsor Migration Scheme
  • 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 STSOL: 

Occupation

ANZSCO Code

Assessing Authority

Accommodation and Hospitality Managers nec

141999

VETASSESS

Acupuncturist

252211

CMBA

Advertising Manager

131113

AIM

Advertising Specialist

225111

VETASSESS

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)

323111

TRA

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)

323112

TRA

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures)

323113

TRA

Ambulance Officer

411111

VETASSESS

Anaesthetic Technician

311211

VETASSESS

Animal Attendants and Trainers nec*

361199

VETASSESS

Apiarist*

121311

VETASSESS

Arborist

362212

TRA

Architectural Draftsperson

312111

VETASSESS

Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians nec

312199

VETASSESS

Art Teacher (Private Tuition)

249211

VETASSESS

Baker*

351111

TRA

Book or Script Editor

212212

VETASSESS

Building Inspector

312113

VETASSESS

Business Machine Mechanic

342311

TRA

Butcher or Smallgoods Maker

351211

TRA

Cabler (Data and Telecommunications)

342411

TRA

Café or Restaurant Manager*

141111

VETASSESS

Camera Operator (Film, Television, or Video)

399512

TRA

Cardiac Technician

311212

VETASSESS

Careers Councillor

272111

VETASSESS

Chemistry Technician

311411

VETASSESS

Commodities Trader

222111

VETASSESS

Community Worker

411711

ACWA

Company Secretary

221211

VETASSESS

Complementary Health Therapists nec

252299

VETASSESS

Conference and Event Organiser*

149311

VETASSESS

Contract Administrator

511111

VETASSESS

Cook*

351411

TRA

Copywriter

212411

VETASSESS

Corporate Services Manager*

132111

VETASSESS

Counsellors nec

272199

VETASSESS

Customer Service Manager*

149212

VETASSESS

Dance Teacher (Private Tuition)

249212

VETASSESS

Database Administrator

262111

ACS

Dental Specialist

252311

ADC

Dental Technician

411213

TRA

Dietitian

251111

DAA

Director (Film, Television, Radio, or Stage)

212312

VETASSESS

Disabilities Services Officer

411712

ACWA

Diversional Therapist

411311

VETASSESS

Diving Instructor (Open Water)

452311

VETASSESS

Dog Handler or Trainer

361111

VETASSESS

Dressmaker or Tailor

393213

TRA

Drug and Alcohol Counsellor

272112

VETASSESS

Earth Science Technician

311412

VETASSESS

Education Advisor

249111

VETASSESS

Education Managers nec

134499

VETASSESS

Enrolled Nurse

411411

ANMAC

Facilities Manager*

149913

VETASSESS

Family and Marriage Counsellor

272113

VETASSESS

Family Support Worker

411713

ACWA

Farrier

322113

TRA

Fashion Designer

232311

VETASSESS

Film and Video Editor

212314

VETASSESS

Finance Broker

222112

VETASSESS

Finance Manager

132211

CAANZ

CPAA

IPA

Financial Brokers nec

222199

VETASSESS

Financial Dealers nec

222299

VETASSESS

Financial Investment Adviser

222311

VETASSESS

Financial Investment Manager

222312

VETASSESS

Financial Market Dealer

222211

VETASSESS

Florist

362111

TRA

Flower Grower*

121212

VETASSESS

Furniture Finisher

394211

TRA

Gallery or Museum Curator

224212

VETASSESS

Gardener (General)

362211

TRA

Geologist

234411

VETASSESS

Grape Grower*

121215

VETASSESS

Graphic Designer

232411

VETASSESS

Greenkeeper

362311

TRA

Gymnastics Coach or Instructor

452312

VETASSESS

Hairdresser

391111

TRA

Hardware Technician

313111

TRA

Health and Welfare Services Managers nec

134299

VETASSESS

Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals nec

251999

VETASSESS

Health Information Manager

224213

VETASSESS

Health Promotion Officer

251911

VETASSESS

Horse Riding Coach or Instructor

452313

VETASSESS

Hospital Pharmacist

251511

APharmC

Hotel or Motel Manager*

141311

VETASSESS

Human Resource Manager

132311

AIM

ICT Account Manager

225211

VETASSESS

ICT Business Development Manager

225212

VETASSESS

ICT Customer Support Officer

313112

TRA

ICT Managers nec

135199

ACS

ICT Project Manager

135112

ACS

ICT Quality Assurance Engineer

263211

ACS

ICT Sales Representative

225213

VETASSESS

ICT Support and Test Engineers nec

263299

ACS

ICT Support Engineer

263212

ACS

ICT Support Technicians nec

313199

TRA

ICT Systems Test Engineer

263213

ACS

ICT Trainer         

223211

ACS

Illustrator

232412

VETASSESS

Industrial Designer

232312

VETASSESS

Industrial Pharmacist

251512

VETASSESS

Information and Organisation Professionals nec

224999

VETASSESS

Insurance Agent

611211

VETASSESS

Insurance Broker

222113

VETASSESS

Insurance Loss Adjustor

599612

VETASSESS

Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic

411112

VETASSESS

Interior Designer

232511

VETASSESS

Interpreter

272412

NAATI

Jeweller

399411

TRA

Jewellery Designer

232313

VETASSESS

Journalists and Other Writers nec

212499

VETASSESS

Judicial and Other Legal Professionals nec

271299

VETASSSESS

Laboratory Manager

139913

VETASSESS

Landscape Gardener

362213

TRA

Librarian

224611

VETASSESS

Life Science Technician

311413

VETASSESS

Make Up Artist

399514

TRA

Manufacturer

133411

VETASSESS

Marketing Specialist*

225113

VETASSESS

Massage Therapist*

411611

VETASSESS

Mathematician

224112

VETASSESS

Meat Inspector

311312

VETASSESS

Mechanical Engineering Technician*

312512

TRA

Medical Laboratory Technician

311213

AIMS

Medical Technicians nec

311299

VETASSESS

Metal Fitters and Machinists nec

323299

TRA

Metallurgical or Materials Technician

312912

VETASSESS

Middle School Teacher

241311

AITSL

Mine Deputy

312913

VETASSESS

Minister of Religion

272211

 

Music Professionals nec

211299

VETASSESS

Music Teacher (Private Tuition)

249214

VETASSESS

Naturopath

252213

VETASSESS

Network Administrator

263112

ACS

Network Analyst

263113

ACS

Newspaper or Periodical Editor

212412

VETASSESS

Nurse Educator

254211

ANMAC

Nurse Manager

254311

ANMAC

Nurse Researcher

254212

ANMAC

Nutritionist

251112

VETASSESS

Occupational Health and Safety Adviser

251312

VETASSESS

Organisation and Methods Analyst

224712

VETASSESS

Orthoptist

251412

VETASSESS

Other Sports Coach or Instructor

452317

VETASSESS

Pastrycook*

351112

TRA

Patents Examiner

224914

VETASSESS

Performing Arts Technicians

399599

VETASSESS

Pharmacy Technician

311215

VETASSESS

Photographer

211311

VETASSESS

Poultry Farmer*

121321

VETASSESS

Power Generation Plant Operator

399213

TRA

Precision Instrument Maker and Repairer

323314

TRA

Primary Products Inspectors nec

311399

VETASSESS

Primary School Teacher

241213

AITSL

Print Finisher

392111

TRA

Print Journalist

212413

VETASSESS

Printing Machinist

392311

TRA

Private Tutors and Teachers nec

249299

VETASSESS

Production Manager (Forestry)

133511

VETASSESS

Production Manager (Manufacturing)

133512

VETASSESS

Production Manager (Mining)

133513

VETASSESS

Program Director (Television or Radio)

212315

VETASSESS

Program or Project Administrator

511112

VETASSESS

Psychotherapist

272314

VETASSESS

Public Relations Professional

225311

VETASSESS

Quality Assurance Manager

139914

VETASSESS

Records Manager

224214

VETASSESS

Recreation Officer

272612

VETASSESS

Recruitment Consultant*

223112

VETASSESS

Rehabilitation Counsellor

272114

VETASSESS

Research and Development Manager

132511

VETASSESS

Resident Medical Officer*

253112

MedBA

Residential Care Officer

411715

ACWA

Retail Buyer*

639211

VETASSESS

Retail Pharmacist

251513

APharmC

Roof Tiler

333311

TRA

Sales and Marketing Manager*

131112

AIM

School Principal

134311

VETASSESS

Science Technicians nec

311499

VETASSESS

Signwriter

399611

TRA

Snowsport Instructor

452314

VETASSESS

Social Professionals nec

272499

VETASSESS

Software Tester

261314

ACS

Sound Technician

399516

TRA

Specialist Managers

139999

VETASSESS

Sports Development Officer

452321

VETASSESS

Sportspersons nec

452499

VETASSESS

Stage Manager

212316

VETASSESS

Stockbroking Dealer

222213

VETASSESS

Student Counsellor

272115

VETASSESS

Supply and Distribution Manager*

133611

AIM

Swimming Coach or Instructor

452315

VETASSESS

Systems Administrator

262113

ACS

Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages

249311

VETASSESS

Technical Director

212317

VETASSESS

Technical Sales Representatives nec*

225499

VETASSESS

Technical Writer

212415

VETASSESS

Telecommunications Linesworker

342413

TRA

Television Journalist

212416

VETASSESS

Toolmaker

323412

TRA

Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner

252214

CMBA

Transport Company Manager*

149413

VETASSESS

Upholsterer

393311

TRA

Urban and Regional Manager

232611

VETASSESS

Vegetable Grower*

121221

VETASSESS

Vehicle Body Builder

324211

TRA

Vehicle Trimmer

324212

TRA

Veterinary Nurse

361311

VETASSESS

Video Producer

212318

VETASSESS

Web Administrator

313113

ACS

Web Designer

232414

VETASSESS

Web Developer

261212

ACS

Welfare Worker

272613

ACWA

Wood Machinist

394213

TRA

Wood Machinists and Other Wood Trades Workers nec

394299

TRA

Youth Worker

411716

ACWA

 

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

Caveats

Animal Attendants and Trainers nec

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) - Short Term Stream

Low skilled tasks

Excludes positions that relate to animal husbandry, including caring for livestock on a farm.

 

Apiarist

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) - Short 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.

 

Baker

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) - Short Term Stream

Low skilled tasks

Excludes positions that relate to mass or standardised production (as opposed to specialist production), including any of the below positions which: are based in a franchise or factory involve full or partial production of food product for distribution to another location predominantly involve the use of pre-prepared food product from another location.

 

Cafe or Restaurant Manager

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) - Short Term Stream

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.

 

Conference and Event Organiser

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) - Short Term Stream

Salary

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

Business size

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

 

Cook

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) - Short 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.

 

Corporate Services Manager

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) - Short Term Stream

Business size

Excludes positions that are in a business which has an annual turnover of less than AUD1M and if the person is to be transferred to fill the position—the transfer is not an intra-corporate transfer to which an international trade obligation applies.

Salary (ICT)

Excludes positions:

  • which have nominated annual earnings of less than AUD80,000, 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.

Business size

Excludes positions that are in a business that has fewer than five employees and if the person is to be transferred to fill the position—the transfer is not an intra-corporate transfer to which an international trade obligation applies.

 

Customer Service Manager

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) - Short Term Stream

Salary

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

Business size

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

Low skilled tasks

Excludes any positions that are based in a front-line retail setting predominantly involve direct client transactional interaction on a regular basis.

 

Facilities Manager

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) - Short Term Stream

Low skilled tasks

Excludes any positions that are located in a commercial building or shopping centre environment predominantly involve managing the provision of only one particular service to a facility or managing one particular relationship. Example: Managing the cleaning contract for a facility but not other contracts relevant to the facility.

 

Flower Grower

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) - Short 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.

 

Grape Grower

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) - Short 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.

 

Hotel or Motel Manager

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) - Short 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.

 

Marketing Specialist

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) - Short Term Stream

Salary

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

Business size

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

Low skilled tasks

Excludes any positions that are based in a front-line retail setting predominantly involve direct client transactional interaction on a regular basis.

 

Massage Therapist

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) - Short Term Stream

Low skilled tasks

Excludes any positions that are not full-time are not based in a therapeutic setting involve the provision of non-medical relaxation massage or are in a retail setting.

 

Mechanical Engineering Technician

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) - Short Term Stream

Low skilled tasks

Excludes positions that relate to mobile phone repairs.

 

Pastrycook

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) - Short Term Stream

Low skilled tasks

Excludes positions that relate to mass or standardised production (as opposed to specialist production), including any of the below positions which: are based in a franchise or factory involve full or partial production of food product for distribution to another location predominantly involve the use of pre-prepared food product from another location.

 

Poultry Farmer

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) - Short 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.

 

Recruitment Consultant

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) - Short 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 AUD80,000.

 

Resident Medical Officer

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) - Short 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.

 

Retail Buyer

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) - Short Term Stream

Low skilled tasks

Excludes any positions that are based in a front-line retail setting predominantly involve direct client transactional interaction on a regular basis.

 

Sales and Marketing Manager

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) - Short Term Stream

Business size

Excludes positions that are in a business which has an annual turnover of less than AUD1M and if the person is to be transferred to fill the position—the transfer is not an intra-corporate transfer to which an international trade obligation applies.

Salary (ICT)

Excludes positions:

  • which have nominated annual earnings of less than AUD80,000, 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.

Low skilled tasks

Excludes any positions that are based in a front-line retail setting predominantly involve direct client transactional interaction on a regular basis.

 

Supply and Distribution Manager

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) - Short Term Stream

Business size

Excludes positions that are in a business which has an annual turnover of less than AUD1M and if the person is to be transferred to fill the position—the transfer is not an intra-corporate transfer to which an international trade obligation applies.

Salary (ICT)

Excludes positions:

  • which have nominated annual earnings of less than AUD80,000, 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.

Low skilled tasks

Excludes any positions that are based in a front-line retail setting predominantly involve direct client transactional interaction on a regular basis.

 

Technical Sales Representatives nec

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) - Short Term Stream

Salary

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

Low skilled tasks

Excludes any positions that are based in a front-line retail setting; are based in a call centre and do not require a significant technical knowledge of products predominantly involves selling educational courses to individual students.

 

Transport Company Manager

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) - Short Term Stream

Business size

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

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.

 

Vegetable Grower

482 - Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) - Short 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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