Skilled Occupation Lists

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) publishes a list of occupations which are suitable for temporary or permanent skilled visa applications for Australia. Your occupation needs to be on the correct Skilled Occupation List to be eligible for the visa.

MLTSSL for subclass 189, 489 and 485 visa applications

This occupation list is applicable for the following visa applications:

  • Subclass 189 Skilled Independent Visa
  • Subclass 489 Skilled Regional Sponsored (Relative) Visa
  • Subclass 485 Temporary Graduate Visa

STSOL for subclass 190 and 489 visa applications

This occupation list is applicable for the following visa applications:

  • Subclass 190 Skilled Nominated Visa
  • Subclass 489 Skilled Regional Sponsored (State/Territory) Visa

This occupation list is applicable for the subclass 187 RSMS visa applications.

This occupation list is applicable for the following visa applications:

  • Subclass 457 Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa
  • Subclass 186 Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) Visa - Direct Entry Stream

Please note that for the 457 visa applications, your visa will only be valid for 2 years if your occupation is on the STSOL; and 4 years if your occupation is on the MLTSSL.

The following occupation list is applicable for a subclass 407 visa application with a nomination eligibility type 2.

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