MLTSSL

MLTSSL List

Every March, the DET advises the Minister of Immigration and Border Protection on the composition of the MLTSSL.

This list is used to select potential migrants who qualify for various qualified immigration visas at the Federal Level.

Inclusion requirement for MLTSSL

  • Occupations affected by a skills shortage in Australia are identified
  • Economic and political consultation to check whether Australia would benefit from the occupation on the MLTSSL

MLTSSL

MLTSSL OCCUPATIONANZSCO CODESKILLS ASSESSMENT AUTHORITY
construction project manager133111VETASSESS
engineering manager133211(a) Engineers Australia; or (b) AIM
child care centre manager134111TRA
nursing clinical director134212ANMAC
primary health organisation manager134213VETASSESS
welfare centre manager134214ACWA
accountant (general)221111(a) CPAA; or (b) CAANZ; or (c) IPA
management accountant221112(a) CPAA; or (b) CAANZ; or (c) IPA
taxation accountant221113(a) CPAA; or (b) CAANZ; or (c) IPA
external auditor221213(a) CPAA; or (b) CAANZ; or (c) IPA
internal auditor221214VETASSESS
actuary224111VETASSESS
land economist224511VETASSESS
valuer224512VETASSESS
management consultant224711VETASSESS
architect232111AACA
landscape architect232112VETASSESS
surveyor232212SSSI
cartographer232213VETASSESS
other spatial scientist232214VETASSESS
chemical engineer233111Engineers Australia
materials engineer233112Engineers Australia
civil engineer233211Engineers Australia
geotechnical engineer233212Engineers Australia
quantity surveyor233213AIQS
structural engineer233214Engineers Australia
transport engineer233215Engineers Australia
electrical engineer233311Engineers Australia
electronics engineer233411Engineers Australia
industrial engineer233511Engineers Australia
mechanical engineer233512Engineers Australia
production or plant engineer233513Engineers 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 radiographer251211ASMIRT
medical radiation therapist251212ASMIRT
nuclear medicine technologist251213ANZSNM
sonographer251214ASMIRT
optometrist251411OCANZ
orthotist or prosthetist251912AOPA
chiropractor252111CCEA
osteopath252112AOAC
occupational therapist252411OTC
physiotherapist252511APC
podiatrist252611(a) APodA; or (b) ANZPAC
audiologist252711VETASSESS
speech pathologist252712SPA
general practitioner253111MedBA
specialist physician (general medicine)253311MedBA
cardiologist253312MedBA
clinical haematologist253313MedBA
medical oncologist253314MedBA
endocrinologist253315MedBA
gastroenterologist253316MedBA
intensive care specialist253317MedBA
neurologist253318MedBA
paediatrician253321MedBA
renal medicine specialist253322MedBA
rheumatologist253323MedBA
thoracic medicine specialist253324MedBA
specialist physicians (nec)253399MedBA
psychiatrist253411MedBA
surgeon (general)253511MedBA
cardiothoracic surgeon253512MedBA
neurosurgeon253513MedBA
orthopaedic surgeon253514MedBA
otorhinolaryngologist253515MedBA
paediatric surgeon253516MedBA
plastic and reconstructive surgeon253517MedBA
urologist253518MedBA
vascular surgeon253521MedBA
dermatologist253911MedBA
emergency medicine specialist253912MedBA
obstetrician and gynaecologist253913MedBA
ophthalmologist253914MedBA
pathologist253915MedBA
diagnostic and interventional radiologist253917MedBA
radiation oncologist253918MedBA
medical practitioners (nec)253999MedBA
midwife254111ANMAC
nurse practitioner254411ANMAC
registered nurse (aged care)254412ANMAC
registered nurse (child and family health)254413ANMAC
registered nurse (community health)254414ANMAC
registered nurse (critical care and emergency)254415ANMAC
registered nurse (developmental disability)254416ANMAC
registered nurse (disability and 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
ICT security specialist262112ACS
computer network and systems engineer263111ACS
telecommunications engineer263311Engineers Australia
telecommunications network engineer263312Engineers Australia
barrister271111a legal admissions authority of a State or Territory
solicitor271311a legal admissions authority of a State or Territory
rehab psychologist272311APS
educational psychologist272312APS
organisational psychologist272313APS
psychologists (nec)272399APS
social worker272511AASW
civil engineering draftsperson312211(a) Engineers Australia; or (b) VETASSESS
civil engineering technician312212VETASSESS
electrical engineering draftsperson312311Engineers Australia
electrical engineering technician312312TRA
radio communications technician313211TRA
telecommunications field engineer313212Engineers Australia
telecommunications network planner313213Engineers 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 welder322312TRA
welder (first class)322313TRA
fitter (general)323211TRA
fitter and turner323212TRA
fitter‑welder323213TRA
metal machinist (first class)323214TRA
locksmith323313TRA
panelbeater324111TRA
bricklayer331111TRA
stonemason331112TRA
carpenter and joiner331211TRA
carpenter331212TRA
joiner331213TRA
painting trades worker332211TRA
glazier333111TRA
fibrous plasterer333211TRA
solid plasterer333212TRA
wall and floor tiler333411TRA
plumber (general)334111TRA
airconditioning and mechanical services plumber334112TRA
drainer334113TRA
gasfitter334114TRA
roof plumber334115TRA
electrician (general)341111TRA
electrician (special class)341112TRA
lift mechanic341113TRA
airconditioning and refrigeration mechanic342111TRA
technical cable jointer342212TRA
electronic equipment trades worker342313TRA
electronic instrument trades worker (general)342314TRA
electronic instrument trades worker (special class)342315TRA
chef351311TRA
cabinetmaker394111TRA
boat builder and repairer399111TRA
shipwright399112TRA

Visas for MLTSSL Occupations

Occupations on the MLTSSL qualify for the following temporary Australia visas

  • Subclass 407 Training visa
  • 491 Visa – Skilled Regional
  • 485 Visa – Graduate Visa Australia
  • TSS Visa – Work visa

Occupations on the MLTSSL qualify for the following Permanent Australia visas

  • 189 Visa – Permanent Residency
  • 190 Visa – Permanent Residency
  • Subclass 186 – Direct Entry

When is the MLTSSL Updated

The MLTSSL is updated twice a year

  • January MLTSSL updates happen on the 3rd January
  • July MLTSSL updates happen on 1st July

Additions to MLTSSL

The following occupations were added to the MLTSSL

  • Artistic director
  • Arts administrator or manager
  • Biochemist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Botanist
  • Chemist
  • Conservator
  • Dancer or choreographer
  • Economist
  • Engineering Professionals nec
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Manager
  • Environmental Research Scientist
  • Food Technologist
  • Footballer
  • Geophysicist
  • Horse Trainer
  • Hydrogeologist
  • Life Scientist
  • Marine Biologist
  • Metallurgist
  • Meteorologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)
  • Multimedia Specialist
  • Music director
  • Musician (Instrumental)
  • Natural and Physical Science Professionals
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Physicist
  • Pressure welder
  • Software and Applications Programmers
  • Statistician
  • Telecommunications network planner
  • Tennis coach
  • University Lecturer
  • Zoologist

MLTSSL Updates

The MLTSSL is updated twice a year

  • January MLTSSL updates happen on the 3rd January
  • July MLTSSL updates happen on 1st July

What happens if my occupation is removed from the MLTSSL during my application

  • Applications that have already received an Invitation to Apply will continue as normal
  • Applications that are already being processed after receiving an invitation to apply will continue as normal
  • Applications at EOI stage will only be eligible for draws against the list that the occupation is now on i.e. STSOL

MLTSSL Red Flag Occupations

Occupations flagged for removal from the MLTSSL and dowgraded to STSOL

321111Automotive ElectricianMLTSSLSTSOL
321213Motorcycle MechanicMLTSSLSTSOL
323313LocksmithMLTSSLSTSOL
332211Painting Trades WorkerMLTSSLSTSOL
333111GlazierMLTSSLSTSOL
333411Wall and Floor TilerMLTSSLSTSOL
394111CabinetmakerMLTSSLSTSOL

MLTSSL Rumours

These occupations are being considered for inclusion on the MLTSSL List

Occupation
Provisional ANZSCO Code
Blockchain Strategist261111 ICT BUSINESS ANALYST
Blockchain Planner/Manager135112 ICT PROJECT MANAGER
Data Scientist224999 INFORMATION AND ORGANISATION PROFESSIONALS NEC
Irrigation Manager121213 FRUIT OR NUT GROWER
Biosecurity Officer311313 QUARANTINE OFFICER
Horticulture Farm Manager121213 FRUIT OR NUT GROWER
Maintenance Electrician341111 ELECTRICIAN (GENERAL)

Do I need to have an occupation on the MLTSSL to apply for Australia Immigration?

If you do not have an occupation on the MLTSSL but want to move to Australia these are the options

  1. Check the STSOL List for your occupation
  2. Wait until the occupation is added back to the list
  3. Explore other visa routes such as Studying in Australia
  4. Australia Investor Visa
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