MTSSL list (Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List) replaced CSOL list on 19/04/2017. Occupations that appear on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) are listed below. You can search and sort the table contents. There are caveats for some occupations for 457 visa – see notes for details. Some occupations (note 25) are available only for 189, 485 and 489 applicants. Call us on 07 3668 0658 or contact us to discuss your visa situation. Don’t forget to subscribe to newsletter to be first to know about new information posted here. 

OCCUPATIONANZSCO CODEASSESSING AUTHORITY
Construction Project Manager133111VETASSESS
Project Builder (See Note 25)133112VETASSESS
Engineering Manager133211Engineers Australia/AIM
Production Manager (Mining) (See Note 25)133513VETASSESS
Child Care Centre Manager134111TRA
Medical Administrator (See Note 25)134211VETASSESS
Nursing Clinical Director134212ANMAC
Primary Health Organisation Manager134213VETASSESS
Welfare Centre Manager134214ACWA/VETASSESS
Accountant (General) (See Note 5)221111CPA/ICAA/IPA
Management Accountant221112CPA/ICAA/IPA
Taxation Accountant221113CPA/ICAA/IPA
External Auditor221213CPA/ICAA/IPA
Internal Auditor221214VETASSESS
Actuary224111VETASSESS
Land Economist224511VETASSESS
Valuer224512VETASSESS
Ship's Engineer (See Note 25)231212AMSA
Ship's Master (See Note 25)231213AMSA
Ship's Officer (See Note 25)231214AMSA
Architect232111AACA
Landscape Architect232112VETASSESS
Surveyor232212SSSI
Cartographer232213VETASSESS
Other Spatial Scientist232214VETASSESS
Chemical Engineer (See Note 25)233111Engineers Australia
Materials Engineer (See Note 25)233112Engineers Australia
Civil Engineer233211Engineers Australia
Geotechnical Engineer233212Engineers Australia
Quantity Surveyor233213AIQS
Structural Engineer233214Engineers Australia
Transport Engineer233215Engineers Australia
Electrical Engineer233311Engineers Australia
Electronics Engineer (See Note 25)233411Engineers Australia
Industrial Engineer (See Note 25)233511Engineers Australia
Mechanical Engineer233512Engineers Australia
Production or Plant Engineer (See Note 25)233513Engineers Australia
Aeronautical Engineer233911Engineers Australia
Agricultural Engineer233912Engineers Australia
Biomedical Engineer233913Engineers Australia
Engineering Technologist233914Engineers Australia
Environmental Engineer233915Engineers Australia
Naval Architect233916Engineers Australia
Agricultural Consultant234111VETASSESS
Agricultural Scientist234112VETASSESS
Forester234113VETASSESS
Medical Laboratory Scientist234611AIMS
Veterinarian234711AVBC
Physicist (Medical Physicist only)234914ACPSEM
Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher241111AITSL
Secondary School Teacher241411AITSL
Special Needs Teacher241511AITSL
Teacher of the Hearing Impaired241512AITSL
Teacher of the Sight Impaired241513AITSL
Special Education Teachers (nec)241599AITSL
Medical Diagnostic Radiographer251211AIR
Medical Radiation Therapist251212AIR
Nuclear Medicine Technologist251213ANZSNM
Sonographer251214AIR
Optometrist251411OCANZ
Orthotist or Prosthetist251912VETASSESS
Chiropractor252111CCEA
Osteopath252112ANZOC
Occupational Therapist252411OTC
Physiotherapist252511APC
Podiatrist252611APodC/ANZPAC
Audiologist252711VETASSESS
Speech Pathologist252712SPA
General Practitioner253111Medical Board of Australia
Anaesthetist253211Medical Board of Australia
Specialist Physician (General Medicine)253311Medical Board of Australia
Cardiologist253312Medical Board of Australia
Clinical Haematologist253313Medical Board of Australia
Medical Oncologist253314Medical Board of Australia
Endocrinologist253315Medical Board of Australia
Gastroenterologist253316Medical Board of Australia
Intensive Care Specialist253317Medical Board of Australia
Neurologist253318Medical Board of Australia
Paediatrician253321Medical Board of Australia
Renal Medicine Specialist253322Medical Board of Australia
Rheumatologist253323Medical Board of Australia
Thoracic Medicine Specialist253324Medical Board of Australia
Specialist Physicians (nec)253399Medical Board of Australia
Psychiatrist253411Medical Board of Australia
Surgeon (General)253511Medical Board of Australia
Cardiothoracic Surgeon253512Medical Board of Australia
Neurosurgeon253513Medical Board of Australia
Orthopaedic Surgeon253514Medical Board of Australia
Otorhinolaryngologist253515Medical Board of Australia
Paediatric Surgeon253516Medical Board of Australia
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon253517Medical Board of Australia
Urologist253518Medical Board of Australia
Vascular Surgeon253521Medical Board of Australia
Dermatologist253911Medical Board of Australia
Emergency Medicine Specialist253912Medical Board of Australia
Obstetrician & Gynaecologist253913Medical Board of Australia
Ophthalmologist253914Medical Board of Australia
Pathologist253915Medical Board of Australia
Diagnostic & Interventional Radiologist253917Medical Board of Australia
Radiation Oncologist253918Medical Board of Australia
Medical Practitioners (nec)253999Medical Board of Australia
Midwife254111ANMAC
Nurse Practitioner254411ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Aged Care)254412ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Child & Family Health)254413ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Community Health)254414ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Critical Care & Emergency)254415ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)254416ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Disability & Rehabilitation)254417ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Medical)254418ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)254421ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Mental Health)254422ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Perioperative)254423ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Surgical)254424ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)254425ANMAC
Registered Nurses (nec)254499ANMAC
ICT Business Analyst261111ACS
Systems Analyst261112ACS
Analyst Programmer261311ACS
Developer Programmer261312ACS
Software Engineer261313ACS
Computer Network & Systems Engineer263111ACS
Telecommunications Engineer263311Engineers Australia
Telecommunications Network Engineer263312Engineers Australia
Barrister271111SLAA
Solicitor271311SLAA
Clinical Psychologist272311APS
Educational Psychologist272312APS
Organisational Psychologist272313APS
Psychotherapist272314VETASSESS
Psychologists (nec)272399APS
Social Worker272511AASW
Civil Engineering Draftsperson312211Engineers Australia/ VETASSESS
Civil Engineering Technician (See Note 25)312212VETASSESS
Electrical Engineering Draftsperson312311Engineers Australia
Electrical Engineering Technician312312TRA
Radio Communications Technician313211TRA
Telecommunications Field Engineer313212Engineers Australia
Telecommunications Network Planner (See Note 25)313213Engineers Australia
Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist313214Engineers Australia
Automotive Electrician321111TRA
Motor Mechanic (General)321211TRA
Diesel Motor Mechanic321212TRA
Motorcycle Mechanic321213TRA
Small Engine Mechanic321214TRA
Sheetmetal Trades Worker322211TRA
Metal Fabricator322311TRA
Pressure Welder (See Note 25)322312TRA
Welder (First Class)322313TRA
Fitter (General)323211TRA
Fitter & Turner323212TRA
Fitter-Welder323213TRA
Metal Machinist (First Class)323214TRA
Locksmith323313TRA
Panelbeater324111TRA
Bricklayer331111TRA
Stonemason (See Note 25)331112TRA
Carpenter & Joiner331211TRA
Carpenter331212TRA
Joiner331213TRA
Painting Trades Workers332211TRA
Glazier333111TRA
Fibrous Plasterer333211TRA
Solid Plasterer333212TRA
Wall & Floor Tiler333411TRA
Plumber (General)334111TRA
Airconditioning & Mechanical Services Plumber334112TRA
Drainer334113TRA
Gasfitter334114TRA
Roof Plumber334115TRA
Electrician (General)341111TRA
Electrician (Special Class)341112TRA
Lift Mechanic341113TRA
Airconditioning & Refrigeration Mechanic342111TRA
Electrical Linesworker (See Note 25)342211TRA
Technical Cable Jointer342212TRA
Electronic Equipment Trades Worker342313TRA
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)342314TRA
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class)342315TRA
Chef (See Note 11 and Note 24)351311TRA
Cabinetmaker394111TRA
Boat Builder & Repairer399111TRA
Shipwright399112TRA

Note 1. ANZSCO means the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and current as at 1 July 2016.

Note 2. nec means “not elsewhere classified”.

Note 5. In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes any of the following:
a)           clerical, book keeper and accounting clerk positions;
b)           positions in a business that have an annual turnover of less than
AUD 1 million;
c)           positions in a business that have fewer than five employees.

Note 11. In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes positions involved in mass production in a factory setting and positions in a limited service restaurant. A limited service restaurant includes, but is not limited to, any of the following:
a)           fast food or takeaway food services;
b)           fast casual restaurants;
c)           drinking establishments that offer only a limited food service;
d)           limited service cafes including, but not limited to, coffee shops or mall cafes;
e)           limited service pizza restaurants.

Note 24: In relation to specifications of occupations for Subclass 186 – Employer Nomination Scheme visa, for the purposes of sub-subparagraph 5.19(4)(h)(i)(A) of the Regulations, indicates that, despite paragraph 6, for an application for approval of a nomination for a Subclass 186 visa, the occupation excludes positions in Fast Food or Takeaway Food Service.

Note 25:    These occupations are specified as a skilled occupation only in relation to an application for a visa listed below. These occupations are not specified as a skilled occupation in relation to any other visa subclass, despite paragraphs 2, 5, 6 and 8.
·        subclass 189 Skilled Independent visa
·        subclass 485 Temporary Graduate visa
·        subclass 489 Skilled Regional (Provisional), if the applicant is not nominated by a State or Territory government agency.

Assessing AuthorityExpanded meanings
AACAArchitects Accreditation Council of Australia Inc
AASWAustralian Association of Social Workers
ACOPRA/APCAustralian Council of Physiotherapy Regulating Authorities Ltd/Australian Physiotherapy Council
ACPSEMAustralasian College of Physical Scientist and Engineers in Medicine
ACSAustralian Computer Society
ACWAAustralian Community Workers Association
ADCAustralian Dental Council
AIMAustralian Institute of Management
AIMSAustralian Institute of Medical Scientists
AIQSAustralian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
AIRAustralian Institute of Radiography
AITSLAustralian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership
AMSAAustralian Maritime Safety Authority
ANMACAustralian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council
ANZOCAustralian and New Zealand Osteopathic Council (Name changed to Australasian Osteopathic Accreditation Council from 6 August 2014)
ANZSNMAustralian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine
APharmCAustralian Pharmacy Council
APodC/ANZPACAustralian Podiatry Council/Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council Inc.
APSAustralian Psychological Society
AVBCAustralasian Veterinary Boards Council Inc.
CASACivil Aviation Safety Authority
CCEACouncil on Chiropractic Education Australasia Inc.
CPAACertified Practising Accountants Australia
DAADieticians Association of Australia
Engineers AustraliaInstitution of Engineers, Australia
ICAAInstitute of Chartered Accountants of Australia (Name changed to Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand from 31 December 2014)
IPAInstitute of Public Accountants
NAATINational Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters
OCANZOptometry Council of Australia and New Zealand
OTCOccupational Therapy Council
SLAAState Legal Admission Authority
SPASpeech Pathology Association of Australia
SSSISurveying and Spatial Sciences Institute
TRATrades Recognition Australia
VETASSESSVocational Education and Training Assessment Services
MTSSL list (Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List)
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