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The previous Skilled Occupation List (SOL) has been replaced. The previous Skilled Occupation List (SOL) has been replaced. Please refer to the current Australian SOL for details of which occupations will be eligible under the updated General Skilled Migration program.

Professionals listed here may apply for skilled migration to Australia.

Professionals perform analytical, conceptual and creative tasks through the application of theoretical knowledge and experience in the fields of science, engineering, business and information, health, education, social welfare and the arts.

All occupations in this major group have a level of skill commensurate with the equivalent of an Australian diploma or bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Some occupations such as those in Sub-Major Group 25 Social, Arts and Miscellaneous Professionals may require high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest.

Tasks performed by Professionals typically include:

Skilled Occupations List

Professionals: Life Sciences
Occupation ASCO Code Assessing Authority Points Awarded
Anatomist or Physiologist [Embryologist, Neuroanatomist, Sports Physiologist] 2113-11 VETASSESS 50
Biochemist [Enzyme Chemist, Molecular Biologist, Protein Chemist] 2113-17 VETASSESS 50
Botanist [Plant Morphologist, Plant Pathologist, Plant Physiologist, Plant Taxonomist] 2113-13 VETASSESS 50
Life Scientists (not elsewhere classified) [Biophysicist, Cell Geneticist, Microbiologist (Non-Clinical), Parasitologist, Pharmacologist (Non-Clinical), Toxicologist] 2113-79 VETASSESS 50
Marine Biologist 2113-19 VETASSESS 50
Medical Scientist [Medical Scientific Officer, Cytologist, Medical Physicist, Pharmacologist Clinical Research)] 2115-11 AIMS 60
Zoologist [Entomologist, Mammologist, Ornithologist] 2113-15 VETASSESS 50
Professionals: Natural and Physical Science
Chemist [Analytical Chemist, Food Technologist, Industrial Chemist] 2111-11 VETASSESS 50
Extractive Metallurgist [Hydrometallurgical Engineer, Pyrometallurgical Engineer] 2119-15 VETASSESS 50
Geologist [Hydrogeologist, Marine Geologist, Palaeontologist] 2112-11 VETASSESS 50
Geophysicist [Physical Oceanographer, Seismologist] 2112-13 VETASSESS 50
Materials Scientist [Ceramics Scientist, Polymer Scientist] 2119-19 VETASSESS 50
Meteorologist 2119-13 VETASSESS 50
Natural and Physical Science Professionals (not elsewhere classified) [Sports Scientist] 2119-79 VETASSESS 50
Physical Metallurgist 2119-17 VETASSESS 50
Physicist [Astronomer, Cosmologist, Crystallographer] 2119-11 VETASSESS 50
Professionals: Architects and Surveyors
Architect [Conservation Architect, Heritage Architect] 2121-11 AACA 60
Building Surveyor none VETASSESS 50
Cartographer 2123-11 VETASSESS 50
Landscape Architect 2121-13 VETASSESS 50
Quantity Surveyor 2122-11 AIQS 60
Surveyor [Cadastral Surveyor, Geodetic Surveyor, Hydrographic Surveyor, Photogrammetric Surveyor, Geomatician, Geomatic Engineer] 2123-13 ISA 50
Professionals: Engineering
Engineer - Aeronautical Engineer [Aerospace Engineer, Avionics Systems Engineer] 2129-11 IEA 60
Engineer- Agricultural Engineer 2129-13 IEA 60
Engineer - Biomedical Engineer [Bioengineer, Clinical Engineer, Medical Engineer] 2129-15 VETASSESS 50
Engineer - Building and Engineering Professionals (not elsewhere classified) 2129-79 IEA 60
Engineer - Chemical Engineer 2129-17 IEA 60
Engineer - Civil Engineer [Traffic Engineer, Hydrolics Engineer] 2124-11 IEA 60
Engineer - Civil Engineering Technologist 2128-11 IEA 60
Engineer - Electrical Engineer 2125-11 IEA 60
Engineer - Electrical or Electronics Engineering Technologist 2128-15 IEA 60
Engineer - Electronics Engineer [Mechatronics Engineer, Radio Engineer] 2125-13 IEA 60
Engineer - Engineering Technologists (not elsewhere classified) 2128-79 IEA 60
Engineer - Industrial Engineer 2129-19 IEA 60
Engineer - Materials Engineer 2127-15 IEA 60
Engineer - Mechanical Engineer [Air-conditioning Engineer] 2126-11 IEA 60
Engineer - Mechanical Engineering Technologist 2128-13 IEA 60
Engineer - Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum) 2127-11 IEA 60
Engineer - Naval Architect 2129-21 IEA 60
Engineer - Petroleum Engineer [Mud Engineer, Petrophysical Engineer] 2127-13 IEA 60
Engineer - Production or Plant Engineer 2126-13 IEA 60
Professionals: Agricultural Professionals
Agricultural Adviser 2114-21 VETASSESS 50
Agricultural Scientist 2114-19 VETASSESS 50
Environmental Research Scientist 2114-11 VETASSESS 50
Forester 2114-13 VETASSESS 50
Park Ranger 2114-15 VETASSESS 50
Soil Scientist 2114-17 VETASSESS 50
Professionals: Accounting
Accountant - Corporate Treasurer [Financial Risk Manager] 2213-11 CPAA/ICAA/NIA 60
Accountant - External Auditor 2212-11 CPAA/ICAA/NIA 60
Accountant [Financial Analyst, Insolvency Practitioner, Taxation Agent] 2211-11 CPAA/ICAA/NIA 60
Accountant- Internal Auditor [Audit Officer] 2212-13 VETASSESS 50
Professionals: Marketing and Sales
Advertising Specialist 2221-17 VETASSESS 50
Market Research Analyst 2221-15 VETASSESS 50
Marketing Specialist [Marketing Officer, Marketing Co-ordinator, Product Manager, Sales Promotion Officer] 2221-13 VETASSESS 50
Sales Representative (Industrial Products) 2222-11 VETASSESS 50
Sales Representative (Information and Communication Products) 2222-13 VETASSESS 50
Sales Representative (Medical and Pharmaceutical Products) 2222-15 VETASSESS 50
Public Relations Officer [Corporate Affairs Officer, Press Officer, Promotions Officer] 2221-11 VETASSESS 50
Technical Sales Representatives (not elsewhere classified) 2222-79 VETASSESS 50
Professionals: Information Technology
Information Technology Officer - Applications and Analyst Programmer 2231-17 ACS 60
Information Technology Officer - Computer Systems Auditor [IT Security Manager] 2231-21 ACS 60
Information Technology Officer - Computing Professionals (not elsewhere classified) 2231-79 ACS 60
Information Technology Officer - Software Designer [Database Designer] 2231-15 ACS 60
Information Technology Officer - Systems Designer 2231-13 ACS 60
Information Technology Officer - Systems Manager [Database Administrator, Network Administrator] 2213-11 ACS 60
Information Technology Officer - Systems Programmer [Database Programmer] 2231-19 ACS 60
Professionals: Human Resources
Industrial Relations Officer [Industrial Advocate, Trade Union Official, Union Organiser] 2291-15 VETASSESS 50
Personnel Consultant 2291-13 VETASSESS 50
Personnel Officer 2291-11 VETASSESS 50
Training Officer 2291-17 VETASSESS 50
Professionals: Business & Information
Actuary 2293-15 VETASSESS 50
Archivist 2299-15 VETASSESS 50
Business and Information Professionals (not elsewhere classified) [Business Researcher, Liaison Officer] 2299-79 VETASSESS 50
Health Information Manager [Medical Records Administrator, Casemix Co-ordinator, Health Data Administrator] 2299-11 VETASSESS 50
Intelligence Officer 2299-19 VETASSESS 50
Land Economist [Property Economist] 2295-13 VETASSESS 50
Librarian [Bibliographer, Cataloguer] 2292-11 VETASSESS 50
Management Consultant 2294-11 VETASSESS 50
Mathematician 2293-11 VETASSESS 50
Organisation and Methods Analyst [Procedures Analyst] 2294-13 VETASSESS 50
Policy Analyst 2299-17 VETASSESS 50
Quality Assurance Manager 2294-15 VETASSESS 50
Records Manager 2299-13 VETASSESS 50
Statistician [Biometrician, Demographer] 2293-13 VETASSESS 50
Valuer [Plant and Machinery Valuer, Property Valuer, Real Estate Valuer] 2295-11 VETASSESS 50
Professionals: Health
Acupuncturist 2394-13 VETASSESS 50
Audiologist 2399-11 VETASSESS 50
Chiropractor 2387-11 SCORB 60
Dental Specialist [Endodontist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Oral Pathologist, Orthodontist, Paedodontist, Periodontist, Prosthodontist] 2381-13 ADC 60
Dentist [Dental Practitioner] 2381-11 ADC 60
Dietitian [Nutritionist] 2393-11 DAA 60
Medical Practitioner - Anaesthetist 2312-11 State / Terr. Med. Board 60
Medical Practitioner - Dermatologist 2312-13 State / Terr. Med. Board 60
Medical Practitioner - Emergency Medicine Specialist 2312-15 State / Terr. Med. Board 60
Medical Practitioner - General Medical Practitioner 2311-11 State / Terr. Med. Board 60
Medical Practitioner - Obstetrician and Gynaecologist 2312-17 State / Terr. Med. Board 60
Medical Practitioner - Ophthalmologist 2312-19 State / Terr. Med. Board 60
Medical Practitioner - Paediatrician 2312-21 State / Terr. Med. Board 60
Medical Practitioner - Pathologist 2312-23 State / Terr. Med. Board 60
Medical Practitioner - Psychiatrist 2312-27 State / Terr. Med. Board 60
Medical Practitioner - Radiologist 2312-29 State / Terr. Med. Board 60
Medical Practitioner - Specialist Medical Practitioners [Not otherwise specified] 2312-79 State / Terr. Med. Board 60
Medical Practitioner - Specialist Physician 2312-25 State / Terr. Med. Board 60
Medical Practitioner - Surgeon 2312-31 State / Terr. Med. Board 60
Naturopath 2394-11 VETASSESS 50
Nurse - Registered Developmental Disability Nurse [Registered Mental Retardation Nurse] 2326-11 ANCI 60
Nurse - Registered Mental Health Nurse [Psychiatric Nurse] 2325-11 ANCI 60
Nurse - Registered Midwife [Certified Midwife] 2324-11 ANCI 60
Nurse - Registered Nurse [Acute Care Nurse, Aged Care Nurse, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Community Nurse, Paediatrics Nurse, Remote/Rural Area Nurse] 2323-11 ANCI 60
Occupational Therapist 2383-11 COTRBI 60
Optometrist 2384-11 OCANZ 60
Orthoptist 2399-13 VETASSESS 50
Orthotist [Prosthetist] 2399-15 VETASSESS 50
Osteopath 2387-13 SCORB 60
Pharmacist - Hospital Pharmacist 2382-11 APEC 60
Pharmacist - Industrial Pharmacist 2382-13 VETASSESS 50
Pharmacist - Retail Pharmacist [Community Pharmacist] 2382-15 APEC 60
Physiotherapist [Physical Therapist, Sports Physiotherapist] 2385-11 ACOPRA 60
Podiatrist 2388-11 APC 60
Radiographer - Medical Diagnostic Radiographer [Medical Imaging Technologist] 2391-11 AIR 60
Radiographer - Nuclear Medicine Technologist 2391-15 ANZSNM 60
Radiographer - Radiation Therapist 2391-13 AIR 60
Radiographer - Sonographer 2391-17 AIR 60
Speech Pathologist [Speech Therapist] 2386-11 SPAA 60
Veterinarian [Veterinary Surgeon, Veterinary Parasitologist, Veterinary Pathologist] 2392-11 AVBCI 60
Professionals: Education
Art Teacher (Private) 2491-11 VETASSESS 50
Dance Teacher (Private) [Ballet Teacher] 2491-15 VETASSESS 50
Drama Teacher (Private) [Elocution Teacher] 2491-17 VETASSESS 50
Music Teacher (Private) [Singing Teacher] 2491-13 VETASSESS 50
Teacher - Education Officer [Curriculum Advisory Teacher, Home-School Liaison Officer, Pre-School Adviser, School Inspector] 2493-11 VETASSESS 50
Teacher - Pre-Primary School Teacher [Kindergarten Teacher] 2411-11 Teaching Australia 60
Teacher - Primary School Teacher 2412-11 Teaching Australia 60
Teacher - Secondary School Teacher 2413-11 Teaching Australia 60
Teacher - Vocational Education Teacher (non trades) 2422-11 VETASSESS 50
Teacher - Vocational Education Teacher (trades) 2422-11 TRA 60
Professionals: Counselling
Careers Counsellor 2513-17 VETASSESS 50
Community Worker [Community Development Officer, Community Support Worker, Housing Officer] 2512-13 VETASSESS 50
Counsellors (not elsewhere classified) [Grief Counsellor, Rape Crisis Counsellor, Trauma Counsellor] 2513-79 VETASSESS 50
Drug and Alcohol Counsellor 2513-13 VETASSESS 50
Family Counsellor [Family Court Counsellor] 2513-15 VETASSESS 50
Rehabilitation Counsellor 2513-11 VETASSESS 50
Social Worker 2511-11 AASW 60
Welfare Worker 2512-11 AIWCW 60
Professionals: Social and Legal
Economist [Economic Analyst, Agricultural Economist, Econometrician, Economic Forecaster, Macro-economist, Micro-economist] 2522-11 VETASSESS 50
Historian 2529-11 VETASSESS 50
Interpreter 2529-13 VETASSESS 60
Legal Practitioner - Barrister [Queen's Counsel] 2521-11 SLAA 60
Legal Practitioner - Solicitor 2521-13 SLAA 60
Psychologist - Clinical Psychologist [Clinical Neuropsychologist, Forensic Psychologist, Health Psychologist] 2514-11 APS 60
Psychologist - Educational Psychologist 2514-13 APS 60
Psychologist - Organisational Psychologist [Industrial Psychologist, Occupational Psychologist] 2514-15 APS 60
Psychologist - Psychologists (not elsewhere classified) [Sport Psychologist] 2514-79 APS 60
Social Professionals (not elsewhere classified) [Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Criminologist, Linguist, Political Scientist, Prehistorian, Sociologist] 2529-79 VETASSESS 50
Translator 2529-15 NAATI 60
Urban and Regional Planner [Land Planner, Traffic and Transport Planner, Town Planner] 2523-11 VETASSESS 50
Professionals: Design and Illustration
Fashion Designer 2533-11 VETASSESS 50
Graphic Designer [Commercial Artist, Graphic Artist, Calligrapher, Display Artist, Exhibition Designer, Film and Video Graphics Designer, Publication Designer] 2533-13 VETASSESS 50
Illustrator [Animator, Cartoonist] 2533-19 VETASSESS 50
Industrial Designer [Product Designer] 2533-15 VETASSESS 50
Interior Designer 2533-17 VETASSESS 50
Professionals: Media
Copywriter 2534-19 VETASSESS 50
Editor [Associate Editor, Features Editor, News Editor, Pictures Editor] 2534-11 VETASSESS 50
Journalists and Related Professionals (Note elsewhere classified) [Critic, Editorial Assistant] 2534-79 VETASSESS 50
Print Journalist [Columnist, Feature Writer, Leader Writer, Newspaper Reporter] 2534-13 VETASSESS 50
Radio Journalist [Radio Reporter] 2534-17 VETASSESS 50
Technical Writer 2534-21 VETASSESS 50
Television Journalist [Television Reporter] 2534-15 VETASSESS 50
Professionals: Nautical Professionals
Seafarer - Ship's Engineer [Marine Engineer] 2542-15 AMSA 40
Seafarer - Ship's Master [Ship's Captain] 2542-11 AMSA 40
Seafarer - Ship's Officer [Deck Officer, Ship's Navigating Officer] 2542-19 AMSA 40
Seafarer - Ship's Surveyor [Marine Engineer Surveyor] 2542-17 AMSA 40
Professionals: Other Professionals
Conservator [Art Conservator] 2549-11 VETASSESS 50
Electorate Officer 2549-13 VETASSESS 50
Environmental Health Officer [Health Surveyor] 2543-13 VETASSESS 50
Master Fisher 2542-13 VETASSESS 40
Museum or Gallery Curator 2549-21 VETASSESS 50
Occupational Health and Safety Officer 2543-11 VETASSESS 50
Oenologist [Winemaker] 2549-17 VETASSESS 50
Patents Examiner 2549-15 VETASSESS 50
Recreation Officer 2549-19 VETASSESS 50