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BlogAustralia’s Medium & Long term Skilled Occupations list – A guide for applicants!

December 17, 2018by Vision Consultants

It can be seen from the latest Skill Select draw that took place just a couple of days ago, it can be witnessed that the cut off score in the coming draws are setting the threshold higher and higher. The latest draw set the minimum cut off for accountants at 80 points whereas it was 75 for ICT professionals and software engineers.

If you are an international student currently enrolled on student visa or have a bridging and/or TR visa, than you may be contemplating your odds that what can be your best options to go for PR pathway. Australia follows a strict system whereby potential migrants and applicants are invited by a series of Skill Select rounds and those professionals whose field/occupations fall under either the Medium, short term or long term skilled occupations that Australia currently needs, are invited to apply.

Australia’s Skilled Occupations List is further divided into three categories; Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) and Regional Occupation List (ROL).  Each of these categories has its own set of rules, allowances and limitations. Occupations marked as being included in the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) will, for instance, allow the holder to live and work in Australia for up to four years while jobs listed as Short-term Skilled Occupations (STSOL) will allow the visa holder to live and work in Australia for 2 years.

If your occupation is listed on the Medium and Long term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL), you may also qualify for a Skilled Independent Visa but if it is listed as short term you must apply for skilled migration via nomination by an Australian State or Territory Government.

For the ease and convenience of our readers, we have compiled all of the occupational list to form into a consolidated one. Find below the Medium and long term occupations and see whether your occupations falls under the category, if you wish to apply for Australian PR visas including 189, 190 and 489.


Occupation Visa Type
Accommodation and Hospitality STSOL
Accountant STSOL
Actuary MLTSSL
Acupuncturist STSOL
Advertising Manager STSOL
Advertising Specialist STSOL
Aeronautical Engineer MLTSSL
Aeroplane Pilot MLTSSL
Agricultural Consultant MLTSSL
Agricultural Engineer MLTSSL
Agricultural Scientist MLTSSL
Agricultural Technician STSOL
Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber MLTSSL
Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic MLTSSL
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics) MLTSSL
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical) MLTSSL
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures) MLTSSL
Ambulance Officer STSOL
Amusement Centre Manager STSOL
Anaesthetic Technician STSOL
Anaesthetist MLTSSL
Analyst Programmer MLTSSL
Animal Attendants and Trainers STSOL
Apiarist STSOL
Aquaculture Farmer MLTSSL
Arborist MLTSSL
Architect MLTSSL
Architectural Draftsperson MLTSSL
Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians MLTSSL
Art Teacher (Private Tuition) STSOL
Artistic Director STSOL
Arts Administrator or Manager STSOL
Audiologist MLTSSL
Automotive Electrician MLTSSL
Barrister MLTSSL
Beef Cattle Farmer MLTSSL
Biochemist MLTSSL
Biomedical Engineer MLTSSL
Biotechnologist MLTSSL
Boat Builder and Repairer MLTSSL
Book or Script Editor STSOL
Botanist MLTSSL
Bricklayer MLTSSL
Building and Engineering Technicians MLTSSL
Building Inspector MLTSSL
Business Machine Mechanic STSOL
Butcher or Smallgoods Maker STSOL
Cabinetmaker MLTSSL
Cabler (Data and Telecommunications) MLTSSL
Cafe or Restaurant Manager STSOL
Camera Operator (Film, Television or Video) STSOL
Caravan Park and Camping Ground Manager STSOL
Cardiac Technician MLTSSL
Cardiologist MLTSSL
Cardiothoracic Surgeon MLTSSL
Careers Counsellor MLTSSL
Carpenter MLTSSL
Carpenter and Joiner MLTSSL
Cartographer MLTSSL
Chemical Engineer MLTSSL
Chemical Plant Operator STSOL
Chemist MLTSSL
Chemistry Technician STSOL
Chief Executive or Managing Director MLTSSL
Chief Information Officer MLTSSL
Child Care Centre Manager MLTSSL
Chiropractor MLTSSL
Cinema or Theatre Manager Regional
Civil Engineer MLTSSL
Civil Engineering Draftsperson MLTSSL
Civil Engineering Technician MLTSSL
Clinical Coder Regional
Clinical Haematologist MLTSSL
Clinical Psychologist MLTSSL
Commodities Trader STSOL
Community Arts Worker Regional
Community Worker STSOL
Company Secretary STSOL
Complementary Health Therapists STSOL
Computer Network and Systems Engineer MLTSSL
Conference and Event Organiser STSOL
Conservation Officer Regional
Conservator MLTSSL
Construction Estimator Regional
Construction Project Manager MLTSSL
Contract Administrator STSOL
Copywriter STSOL
Corporate General Manager MLTSSL
Corporate Services Manager STSOL
Cotton Grower STSOL
Counsellors STSOL
Crop Farmers STSOL
Customer Service Manager STSOL
Dairy Cattle Farmer STSOL
Dance Teacher (Private Tuition) STSOL
Dancer or Choreographer STSOL
Database Administrator STSOL
Dental Hygienist Regional
Dental Specialist STSOL
Dental Technician STSOL
Dental Therapist Regional
Dentist STSOL
Dermatologist MLTSSL
Developer Programmer MLTSSL
Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist MLTSSL
Diesel Motor Mechanic MLTSSL
Dietitian STSOL
Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage) STSOL
Disabilities Services Officer STSOL
Diversional Therapist STSOL
Diving Instructor (Open Water) STSOL
Dog Handler or Trainer STSOL
Drainer MLTSSL
Dressmaker or Tailor STSOL
Driving Instructor Regional
Drug and Alcohol Counsellor STSOL
Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher MLTSSL
Earth Science Technician STSOL
Economist MLTSSL
Education Adviser STSOL
Education Managers STSOL
Educational Psychologist MLTSSL
Electrical Engineer MLTSSL
Electrical Engineering Draftsperson MLTSSL
Electrical Engineering Technician MLTSSL
Electrical Lines worker Regional
Electrician (General) MLTSSL
Electrician (Special Class) MLTSSL
Electronic Equipment Trades Worker MLTSSL
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker MLTSSL
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker MLTSSL
Electronics Engineer MLTSSL
Emergency Medicine Specialist MLTSSL
Emergency Service Worker Regional
Endocrinologist MLTSSL
Engineering Manager MLTSSL
Engineering Professionals MLTSSL
Engineering Technologist MLTSSL
Enrolled Nurse STSOL
Environmental Consultant MLTSSL
Environmental Engineer MLTSSL
Environmental Health Officer Regional
Environmental Manager MLTSSL
Environmental Research Scientist MLTSSL
Environmental Scientists MLTSSL
Exercise Physiologist Regional
External Auditor MLTSSL
Facilities Manager STSOL
Faculty Head MLTSSL
Family and Marriage Counsellor STSOL
Family Support Worker STSOL
Farrier STSOL
Fashion Designer STSOL
Fibrous Plasterer MLTSSL
Film and Video Editor STSOL
Finance Broker STSOL
Finance Manager STSOL
Financial Brokers STSOL
Financial Dealers STSOL
Financial Institution Branch Manager Regional
Financial Investment Adviser STSOL
Financial Investment Manager STSOL
Financial Market Dealer STSOL
First Aid Trainer Regional
Fitness Centre Manager Regional
Fitter (General) MLTSSL
Fitter and Turner MLTSSL
Fitter-Welder MLTSSL
Flight Attendant Regional
Floor Finisher Regional
Florist STSOL
Flower Grower STSOL
Flying Instructor Regional
Food Technologist MLTSSL
Footballer STSOL
Forester MLTSSL
Fruit or Nut Grower STSOL
Funeral Workers Regional
Furniture Finisher STSOL
Gallery or Museum Curator STSOL
Gardener (General) STSOL
Gas or Petroleum Operator Regional
Gasfitter MLTSSL
Gastroenterologist MLTSSL
General Practitioner MLTSSL
Geologist STSOL
Geophysicist MLTSSL
Geotechnical Engineer MLTSSL
Glazier MLTSSL
Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Grower STSOL
Grape Grower STSOL
Graphic Designer STSOL
Greenkeeper STSOL
Gymnastics Coach or Instructor STSOL
Hairdresser STSOL
Hardware Technician STSOL
Health and Welfare Services Managers STSOL
Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals STSOL
Health Information Manager STSOL
Health Promotion Officer STSOL
Helicopter Pilot Regional
Horse Breeder Regional
Horse Riding Coach or Instructor STSOL
Horse Trainer MLTSSL
Hospital Pharmacist STSOL
Hotel or Motel Manager STSOL
Human Resource Adviser Regional
Human Resource Manager STSOL
Hydrogeologist MLTSSL
ICT Account Manager STSOL
ICT Business Analyst MLTSSL
ICT Business Development Manager STSOL
ICT Customer Support Officer STSOL
ICT Managers STSOL
ICT Project Manager STSOL
ICT Quality Assurance Engineer STSOL
ICT Sales Representative STSOL
ICT Security Specialist MLTSSL
ICT Support and Test Engineers STSOL
ICT Support Engineer STSOL
ICT Support Technicians STSOL
ICT Systems Test Engineer STSOL
Illustrator STSOL
Industrial Designer STSOL
Industrial Engineer MLTSSL
Industrial Pharmacist STSOL
Information and Organisation Professionals STSOL
Insurance Agent STSOL
Insurance Broker STSOL
Insurance Loss Adjuster STSOL
Intellectual Property Lawyer Regional
Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic STSOL
Intensive Care Specialist MLTSSL
Interior Designer STSOL
Internal Auditor MLTSSL
Interpreter STSOL
Jeweller STSOL
Jewellery Designer STSOL
Jockey Regional
Journalists and Other Writers STSOL
Judicial and Other Legal Professionals STSOL
Laboratory Manager STSOL
Land Economist MLTSSL
Landscape Architect MLTSSL
Landscape Gardener STSOL
Liaison Officer Regional
Librarian STSOL
Library Technician STSOL
Life Science Technician STSOL
Life Scientist (General) MLTSSL
Life Scientists MLTSSL
Lift Mechanic MLTSSL
Livestock Farmers STSOL
Locksmith MLTSSL
Maintenance Planner Regional
Make Up Artist STSOL
Management Accountant MLTSSL
Management Consultant MLTSSL
Manufacturer STSOL
Marine Biologist MLTSSL
Market Research Analyst Regional
Marketing Specialist STSOL
Massage Therapist STSOL
Materials Engineer MLTSSL
Mathematician STSOL
Meat Inspector STSOL
Mechanical Engineer MLTSSL
Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson Regional
Mechanical Engineering Technician STSOL
Medical Administrator Regional
Medical Diagnostic Radiographer MLTSSL
Medical Laboratory Scientist MLTSSL
Medical Laboratory Technician STSOL
Medical Oncologist MLTSSL
Medical Practitioners MLTSSL
Medical Radiation Therapist MLTSSL
Medical Technicians STSOL
Metal Fabricator MLTSSL
Metal Fitters and Machinists STSOL
Metal Machinist (First Class) MLTSSL
Metallurgical or Materials Technician STSOL
Metallurgist MLTSSL
Meteorologist MLTSSL
Microbiologist MLTSSL
Middle School Teacher STSOL
Midwife MLTSSL
Mine Deputy STSOL
Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum) MLTSSL
Minister of Religion STSOL
Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer STSOL
Mixed Crop Farmer STSOL
Mixed Livestock Farmer STSOL
Motor Mechanic (General) MLTSSL
Motorcycle Mechanic MLTSSL
Multimedia Designer Regional
Multimedia Specialist MLTSSL
Music Director STSOL
Music Professionals STSOL
Music Teacher (Private Tuition) STSOL
Musician (Instrumental) MLTSSL
Natural and Physical Science Professionals MLTSSL
Naturopath STSOL
Naval Architect MLTSSL
Network Administrator STSOL
Network Analyst STSOL
Neurologist MLTSSL
Neurosurgeon MLTSSL
Newspaper or Periodical Editor STSOL
Nuclear Medicine Technologist MLTSSL
Nurse Educator STSOL
Nurse Manager STSOL
Nurse Practitioner MLTSSL
Nurse Researcher STSOL
Nurseryperson Regional
Nursing Clinical Director MLTSSL
Nutritionist STSOL
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist MLTSSL
Occupational Health and Safety Adviser STSOL
Occupational Therapist MLTSSL
Operating Theatre Technician Regional
Ophthalmologist MLTSSL
Optometrist MLTSSL
Organisation and Methods Analyst STSOL
Organisational Psychologist MLTSSL
Orthopaedic Surgeon MLTSSL
Orthoptist STSOL
Orthotist or Prosthetist MLTSSL
Osteopath MLTSSL
Other Spatial Scientist MLTSSL
Other Sports Coach or Instructor STSOL
Otorhinolaryngologist MLTSSL
Paediatric Surgeon MLTSSL
Paediatrician MLTSSL
Painting Trades Worker MLTSSL
Panelbeater MLTSSL
Pastrycook STSOL
Patents Examiner STSOL
Pathologist MLTSSL
Pathology Collector Regional
Performing Arts Technicians STSOL
Petroleum Engineer MLTSSL
Pharmacy Technician STSOL
Photographer STSOL
Physicist MLTSSL
Physiotherapist MLTSSL
Pig Farmer STSOL
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon MLTSSL
Plumber (General) MLTSSL
Podiatrist MLTSSL
Policy Analyst Regional
Policy and Planning Manager Regional
Post Office Manager Regional
Poultry Farmer STSOL
Power Generation Plant Operator STSOL
Precision Instrument Maker and Repairer STSOL
Pressure Welder MLTSSL
Primary Health Organisation Manager MLTSSL
Primary Products Inspectors STSOL
Primary School Teacher STSOL
Print Finisher STSOL
Print Journalist STSOL
Printing Machinist STSOL
Private Tutors and Teachers STSOL
Procurement Manager Regional
Production Manager (Forestry) STSOL
Production Manager (Manufacturing) STSOL
Production Manager (Mining) STSOL
Production or Plant Engineer MLTSSL
Program Director (Television or Radio) STSOL
Program or Project Administrator STSOL
Project Builder Regional
Property Manager Regional
Psychiatrist MLTSSL
Psychologists MLTSSL
Psychotherapist 272314 STSOL
Public Relations Manager Regional
Public Relations Professional STSOL
Quality Assurance Manager STSOL
Quantity Surveyor MLTSSL
Radiation Oncologist MLTSSL
Radiocommunications Technician MLTSSL
Real Estate Representative Regional
Records Manager STSOL
Recreation Officer STSOL
Recruitment Consultant STSOL
Regional Education Manager Regional
Registered Nurse (Aged Care) MLTSSL
Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health) MLTSSL
Registered Nurse (Community Health) MLTSSL
Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) MLTSSL
Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability) MLTSSL
Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation) MLTSSL
Registered Nurse (Medical Practice) MLTSSL
Registered Nurse (Medical) MLTSSL
Registered Nurse (Mental Health) MLTSSL
Registered Nurse (Paediatrics) MLTSSL
Registered Nurse (Perioperative) MLTSSL
Registered Nurse (Surgical) MLTSSL
Registered Nurses MLTSSL
Rehabilitation Counsellor STSOL
Renal Medicine Specialist MLTSSL
Research and Development Manager STSOL
Resident Medical Officer STSOL
Residential Care Officer STSOL
Retail Buyer STSOL
Retail Pharmacist STSOL
Rheumatologist MLTSSL
Roof Plumber MLTSSL
Roof Tiler STSOL
Safety Inspector Regional
Sales and Marketing Manager STSOL
School Principal STSOL
Science Technicians STSOL
Secondary School Teacher MLTSSL
Sheep Farmer STSOL
Sheetmetal Trades Worker MLTSSL
Ship’s Master Regional
Shipwright MLTSSL
Signwriter STSOL
Small Engine Mechanic MLTSSL
Snowsport Instructor STSOL
Social Professionals STSOL
Social Worker MLTSSL
Software and Applications Programmers MLTSSL
Software Engineer MLTSSL
Software Tester STSOL
Solicitor MLTSSL
Solid Plasterer MLTSSL
Sonographer MLTSSL
Sound Technician STSOL
Special Education Teachers MLTSSL
Special Needs Teacher MLTSSL
Specialist Managers STSOL
Specialist Physician (General Medicine) MLTSSL
Specialist Physicians MLTSSL
Speech Pathologist MLTSSL
Sports Administrator Regional
Sports Centre Manager Regional
Sports Development Officer STSOL
Sportspersons STSOL
Stage Manager STSOL
Statistician MLTSSL
Stockbroking Dealer STSOL
Stonemason MLTSSL
Structural Engineer MLTSSL
Student Counsellor STSOL
Sugar Cane Grower STSOL
Supply and Distribution Manager STSOL
Surgeon (General) MLTSSL
Surveying or Spatial Science Technician Regional
Surveyor MLTSSL
Swimming Coach or Instructor STSOL
Systems Administrator STSOL
Systems Analyst MLTSSL
Taxation Accountant MLTSSL
Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages STSOL
Teacher of the Hearing Impaired MLTSSL
Teacher of the Sight Impaired MLTSSL
Technical Cable Jointer MLTSSL
Technical Director STSOL
Technical Sales Representatives STSOL
Technical Writer STSOL
Telecommunications Engineer MLTSSL
Telecommunications Field Engineer MLTSSL
Telecommunications Linesworker STSOL
Telecommunications Network Engineer MLTSSL
Telecommunications Network Planner MLTSSL
Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist MLTSSL
Television Journalist STSOL
Tennis Coach STSOL
Textile, Clothing and Footwear Mechanic STSOL
Thoracic Medicine Specialist MLTSSL
Toolmaker STSOL
Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner STSOL
Translator Regional
Transport Company Manager STSOL
Transport Engineer MLTSSL
University Lecturer MLTSSL
Upholsterer STSOL
Urban and Regional Planner STSOL
Urologist MLTSSL
Vascular Surgeon MLTSSL
Vegetable Grower STSOL
Vehicle Body Builder STSOL
Vehicle Painter Regional
Vehicle Trimmer STSOL
Veterinarian MLTSSL
Veterinary Nurse STSOL
Video Producer STSOL
Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals STSOL
Vocational Education Teacher Regional
Wall and Floor Tiler MLTSSL
Watch and Clock Maker and Repairer STSOL
Web Administrator STSOL
Web Designer STSOL
Web Developer STSOL
Welder (First Class) MLTSSL
Welfare Centre Manager MLTSSL
Welfare Worker STSOL
Wine Maker Regional
Wood Machinist STSOL
Wood Machinists and Other Wood


Trades Workers

Workplace Relations Adviser STSOL
Youth Worker STSOL
Zookeeper Regional
Zoologist MLTSSL

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