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    STSOL List

    The STSOL (Short-term Skilled Occupation List) features occupations in demand as determined by the Department of Employment (DoE) and the Department of Home Affairs. The STSOL is reviewed and updated every six months.

    The STSOL is an additional list to the STSOL although every occupation on the MLTSSL is eligible for the same visa pathways as occupations on the STSOL.

    Occupation that are only on the STSOL are not eligible for the 189 Visa.


    aquaculture farmer121111VETASSESS
    cotton grower121211VETASSESS
    flower grower121212VETASSESS
    fruit or nut grower121213VETASSESS
    grain, oilseed or pasture grower (Aus) / field crop grower (NZ)121214VETASSESS
    grape grower121215VETASSESS
    mixed crop farmer121216VETASSESS
    sugar cane grower121217VETASSESS
    vegetable grower (Aus) / market gardener (NZ)121221VETASSESS
    crop farmers (nec)121299VETASSESS
    beef cattle farmer121312VETASSESS
    dairy cattle farmer121313VETASSESS
    mixed livestock farmer121317VETASSESS
    pig farmer121318VETASSESS
    poultry farmer121321VETASSESS
    sheep farmer121322VETASSESS
    livestock farmers (nec)121399VETASSESS
    mixed crop and livestock farmer121411VETASSESS
    sales and marketing manager131112AIM
    advertising manager131113AIM
    corporate services manager132111VETASSESS
    finance manager132211(a) CPAA; or (b) IPA; or © CAANZ
    human resource manager132311AIM
    research and development manager132511VETASSESS
    production manager (forestry)133511VETASSESS
    production manager (manufacturing)133512VETASSESS
    production manager (mining)133513VETASSESS
    supply and distribution manager133611AIM
    health and welfare services managers (nec)134299VETASSESS
    school principal134311VETASSESS
    education managers (nec)134499VETASSESS
    ICT project manager135112ACS
    ICT managers (nec)135199ACS
    arts administrator or manager139911VETASSESS
    laboratory manager139913VETASSESS
    quality assurance manager139914VETASSESS
    specialist managers (nec) except:(a) ambassador; or (b) archbishop; or © bishop139999VETASSESS
    cafe or restaurant manager141111VETASSESS
    hotel or motel manager141311VETASSESS
    accommodation and hospitality managers (nec)141999VETASSESS
    customer service manager149212VETASSESS
    conference and event organiser149311VETASSESS
    transport company manager149413VETASSESS
    facilities manager149913VETASSESS
    dancer or choreographer211112VETASSESS
    music director211212VETASSESS
    music professionals (nec)211299VETASSESS
    visual arts and crafts professionals (nec)211499VETASSESS
    artistic director212111VETASSESS
    book or script editor212212VETASSESS
    director (film, television, radio or stage)212312VETASSESS
    film and video editor212314VETASSESS
    program director (television or radio)212315VETASSESS
    stage manager212316VETASSESS
    technical director212317VETASSESS
    video producer212318VETASSESS
    newspaper or periodical editor212412VETASSESS
    print journalist212413VETASSESS
    technical writer212415VETASSESS
    television journalist212416VETASSESS
    journalists and other writers (nec)212499VETASSESS
    company secretary221211VETASSESS
    commodities trader222111VETASSESS
    finance broker222112VETASSESS
    insurance broker222113VETASSESS
    financial brokers (nec)222199VETASSESS
    financial market dealer222211VETASSESS
    stockbroking dealer222213VETASSESS
    financial dealers (nec)222299VETASSESS
    financial investment adviser222311VETASSESS
    financial investment manager222312VETASSESS
    recruitment consultant223112VETASSESS
    ICT trainer223211ACS
    gallery or museum curator224212VETASSESS
    health information manager224213VETASSESS
    records manager224214VETASSESS
    organisation and methods analyst224712VETASSESS
    patents examiner224914VETASSESS
    information and organisation professionals (nec)224999VETASSESS
    advertising specialist225111VETASSESS
    marketing specialist225113VETASSESS
    ICT account manager225211VETASSESS
    ICT business development manager225212VETASSESS
    ICT sales representative225213VETASSESS
    public relations professional225311VETASSESS
    technical sales representatives (nec) including education sales representatives225499VETASSESS
    fashion designer232311VETASSESS
    industrial designer232312VETASSESS
    jewellery designer232313VETASSESS
    graphic designer232411VETASSESS
    web designer232414VETASSESS
    interior designer232511VETASSESS
    urban and regional planner232611VETASSESS
    primary school teacher241213AITSL
    middle school teacher (Aus) / intermediate school teacher (NZ)241311AITSL
    education adviser249111VETASSESS
    art teacher (private tuition)249211VETASSESS
    dance teacher (private tuition)249212VETASSESS
    music teacher (private tuition)249214VETASSESS
    private tutors and teachers (nec)249299VETASSESS
    teacher of English to speakers of other languages249311VETASSESS
    occupational health and safety adviser251312VETASSESS
    hospital pharmacist251511APharmC
    industrial pharmacist251512VETASSESS
    retail pharmacist251513APharmC
    health promotion officer251911VETASSESS
    health diagnostic and promotion professionals (nec)251999VETASSESS
    acupuncturist252211Chinese Medicine Board of Australia
    traditional Chinese medicine practitioner252214Chinese Medicine Board of Australia
    complementary health therapists (nec)252299VETASSESS
    dental specialist252311ADC
    resident medical officer253112MedBA
    nurse educator254211ANMAC
    nurse researcher254212ANMAC
    nurse manager254311ANMAC
    web developer261212ACS
    software tester261314ACS
    database administrator262111ACS
    systems administrator262113ACS
    network administrator263112ACS
    network analyst263113ACS
    ICT quality assurance engineer263211ACS
    ICT support engineer263212ACS
    ICT systems test engineer263213ACS
    ICT support and test engineers (nec)263299ACS
    judicial and other legal professionals (nec)271299VETASSESS
    careers counsellor272111VETASSESS
    drug and alcohol counsellor272112VETASSESS
    family and marriage counsellor272113VETASSESS
    rehabilitation counsellor272114VETASSESS
    student counsellor272115VETASSESS
    counsellors (nec)272199VETASSESS
    social professionals (nec)272499VETASSESS
    recreation officer272612VETASSESS
    welfare worker272613ACWA
    anaesthetic technician311211VETASSESS
    cardiac technician311212VETASSESS
    medical laboratory technician311213AIMS
    pharmacy technician311215VETASSESS
    medical technicians (nec)311299VETASSESS
    meat inspector311312VETASSESS
    primary products inspectors (nec)311399VETASSESS
    chemistry technician311411VETASSESS
    earth science technician311412VETASSESS
    life science technician311413VETASSESS
    science technicians (nec)311499VETASSESS
    architectural draftsperson312111VETASSESS
    building inspector312113VETASSESS
    architectural, building and surveying technicians (nec)312199VETASSESS
    mechanical engineering technician312512TRA
    metallurgical or materials technician312912VETASSESS
    mine deputy312913VETASSESS
    hardware technician313111TRA
    ICT customer support officer313112TRA
    web administrator313113ACS
    ICT support technicians (nec)313199TRA
    aircraft maintenance engineer (avionics)323111TRA
    aircraft maintenance engineer (mechanical)323112TRA
    aircraft maintenance engineer (structures)323113TRA
    textile, clothing and footwear mechanic323215TRA
    metal fitters and machinists (nec)323299TRA
    precision instrument maker and repairer323314TRA
    watch and clock maker and repairer323316TRA
    vehicle body builder324211TRA
    vehicle trimmer324212TRA
    roof tiler333311TRA
    business machine mechanic342311TRA
    cabler (data and telecommunications)342411TRA
    telecommunications linesworker342413TRA
    butcher or smallgoods maker351211TRA
    dog handler or trainer361111VETASSESS
    animal attendants and trainers (nec)361199VETASSESS
    veterinary nurse361311VETASSESS
    gardener (general)362211TRA
    landscape gardener362213TRA
    print finisher392111TRA
    printing machinist392311TRA
    dressmaker or tailor393213TRA
    furniture finisher394211TRA
    wood machinist394213TRA
    wood machinists and other wood trades workers (nec)394299TRA
    chemical plant operator399211TRA
    power generation plant operator399213TRA
    library technician399312VETASSESS
    camera operator (film, television or video)399512TRA
    make up artist399514TRA
    sound technician399516TRA
    performing arts technicians (nec)399599VETASSESS
    ambulance officer411111VETASSESS
    intensive care ambulance paramedic411112VETASSESS
    dental technician411213TRA
    diversional therapist411311VETASSESS
    enrolled nurse411411ANMAC
    massage therapist411611VETASSESS
    community worker411711ACWA
    disabilities services officer411712VETASSESS
    family support worker411713VETASSESS
    residential care officer411715VETASSESS
    youth worker411716ACWA
    diving instructor (open water)452311VETASSESS
    gymnastics coach or instructor452312VETASSESS
    horse riding coach or instructor452313VETASSESS
    snowsport instructor452314VETASSESS
    swimming coach or instructor452315VETASSESS
    tennis coach452316VETASSESS
    other sports coach or instructor452317VETASSESS
    sports development officer452321VETASSESS
    sportspersons (nec)452499VETASSESS
    contract administrator511111VETASSESS
    program or project administrator511112VETASSESS
    insurance loss adjuster599612VETASSESS
    insurance agent611211VETASSESS
    retail buyer639211VETASSESS

    Individual State Nominee Lists

    Visas for STSOL Occupations

    Occupations on the STSOL qualify for the following temporary Australia visas

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

    Occupations on the STSOL qualify for the following Permanent Australia visas

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

    Occupations on the STSOL are not eligible for the 189 visa.

    When is the STSOL Updated

    The STSOL is updated twice a year

    • January STSOL updates happen on the 1st January
    • July STSOL updates happen on 1st July

    What happens if my occupation is removed from the STSOL 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 ineligible for skilled migration

    STSOL Red Flag Occupations

    These Occupations have been red flagged for removal from the STSOL

    ANZSCO CodeOccupationList
    1272111Careers CounsellorSTSOLOFF (RED)
    2324212Vehicle TrimmerSTSOLOFF (RED)
    3342311Business Machine MechanicSTSOLOFF (RED)
    4361199Animal Attendants and Trainers necSTSOLOFF (RED)
    5362211Gardener (General)STSOLOFF (RED)
    6391111HairdresserSTSOLOFF (RED)
    7394213Wood MachinistSTSOLOFF (RED)
    8411611Massage TherapistSTSOLOFF (RED)
    9411711Community WorkerSTSOLOFF (RED)
    10452311Diving Instructor (Open Water)STSOLOFF (RED)
    11452312Gymnastics Coach or InstructorSTSOLOFF (RED)

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

    If you do not have an occupation on the STSOL you are not eligible for Skilled Migration. Other options include:

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