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 2013

  2. nec means “not elsewhere classified”.

  3. * Judges and Magistrates are appointed positions, appointed by the Attorney General's Department.

  4. ** Tribunal Member comprises a large number of different positions appointed by different relevant agencies.

  5. *** indicates that the occupation excludes positions in fast food or takeaway food service. 

  6. **** indicates that Minister of Religion is specified as a skilled occupation only in relation to an application for a Subclass 402 visa. Minister of Religion is not specified as a skilled occupation in relation to any other subclass.

  7. The acronyms used to refer to an Assessing Authority mean:

Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL): 

You must nominate an occupation from this list if:


  • You are nominated by a State of Territory Government for subclass 190 or subclass 489 visas 

  • Applying under the Direct entry Stream Employer Nomination Scheme visa 

  • Applying for Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457)

  • Applying for Training and Research Visa (subclass 402)


Please use the Skilled Occupations List (SOL) If you are applying for the following visas:


  • You are applying for Independent Skilled Migrant visa (subclass 189).

  • You are applying for Skilled Family Sponsored ( provisional) visa (subclass 489).

  • You are applying for Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) - Graduate Work Stream.  


To search for an occupation please type in the search filed on the top right corner of the table bellow. Please note that once your enter your search value, only results that match your search appear in the table. Make sure that there is no value in the search filed if you want to browes all occupations in the list.