186 visa occupations list | Employer Sponsored 186 visa ENS Occupations List

list of eligible skilled occupations for 186 visa commencing 18th March 2018

The below list applies to the:

Item Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4
Occupation ANZSCO Assessing Inapplicability
code authority conditions (see
section 8)
1 chief executive or managing 111111 AIM 5
director
2 corporate general manager 111211 AIM 5
3 construction project manager 133111 VETASSESS
Item Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4
Occupation ANZSCO Assessing Inapplicability
code authority conditions (see
section 8)
4 engineering manager 133211 (a) Engineers
Australia; or
(b) AIM
5 child care centre manager 134111 TRA
6 nursing clinical director 134212 ANMAC
7 primary health organisation 134213 VETASSESS
manager
8 welfare centre manager 134214 ACWA
9 faculty head 134411 VETASSESS
10 chief information officer 135111 ACS
11 environmental manager 139912 VETASSESS
12 musician (instrumental) 211213 VETASSESS
13 accountant (general) 221111 (a) CPAA; or 6, 19, 21
(b) IPA; or
(c) CAANZ
14 management accountant 221112 (a) CPAA; or 6, 19, 21
(b) IPA; or
(c) CAANZ
15 taxation accountant 221113 (a) CPAA; or 6, 19, 21
(b) IPA; or
(c) CAANZ
16 external auditor 221213 (a) CPAA; or
(b) IPA; or
(c) CAANZ
17 internal auditor 221214 VETASSESS
18 actuary 224111 VETASSESS
19 statistician 224113 VETASSESS
20 economist 224311 VETASSESS
21 land economist 224511 VETASSESS
22 valuer 224512 VETASSESS
23 management consultant 224711 VETASSESS 19, 21, 23
24 architect 232111 AACA
25 landscape architect 232112 VETASSESS
26 surveyor 232212 SSSI
27 cartographer 232213 VETASSESS
28 other spatial scientist 232214 VETASSESS
29 chemical engineer 233111 Engineers
Australia
Section 7
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List
Item Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4
Occupation ANZSCO Assessing Inapplicability
code authority conditions (see
section 8)
30 materials engineer 233112 Engineers
Australia
31 civil engineer 233211 Engineers
Australia
32 geotechnical engineer 233212 Engineers
Australia
33 quantity surveyor 233213 AIQS
34 structural engineer 233214 Engineers
Australia
35 transport engineer 233215 Engineers
Australia
36 electrical engineer 233311 Engineers
Australia
37 electronics engineer 233411 Engineers
Australia
38 industrial engineer 233511 Engineers
Australia
39 mechanical engineer 233512 Engineers
Australia
40 production or plant engineer 233513 Engineers
Australia
41 mining engineer (excluding 233611 Engineers
petroleum) Australia
42 petroleum engineer 233612 Engineers
Australia
43 aeronautical engineer 233911 Engineers
Australia
44 agricultural engineer 233912 Engineers
Australia
45 biomedical engineer 233913 Engineers
Australia
46 engineering technologist 233914 Engineers
Australia
47 environmental engineer 233915 Engineers
Australia
48 naval architect 233916 Engineers
Australia
49 engineering professionals (nec) 233999 Engineers
Australia
50 agricultural consultant 234111 VETASSESS
51 agricultural scientist 234112 VETASSESS

Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List

Item Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4
Occupation ANZSCO Assessing Inapplicability
code authority conditions (see
section 8)
52 forester 234113 VETASSESS
53 chemist 234211 VETASSESS
54 food technologist 234212 VETASSESS
55 environmental consultant 234312 VETASSESS
56 environmental research scientist 234313 VETASSESS
57 environmental scientists (nec) 234399 VETASSESS
58 geophysicist 234412 VETASSESS
59 hydrogeologist 234413 VETASSESS
60 life scientist (general) 234511 VETASSESS
61 biochemist 234513 VETASSESS
62 biotechnologist 234514 VETASSESS
63 botanist 234515 VETASSESS
64 marine biologist 234516 VETASSESS
65 microbiologist 234517 VETASSESS
66 zoologist 234518 VETASSESS
67 life scientists (nec) 234599 VETASSESS
68 medical laboratory scientist 234611 AIMS
69 veterinarian 234711 AVBC
70 conservator 234911 VETASSESS
71 metallurgist 234912 VETASSESS
72 meteorologist 234913 VETASSESS
73 physicist 234914 See subsection (2)
74 natural and physical science 234999 VETASSESS
professionals (nec)
75 early childhood (pre-primary 241111 AITSL
school) teacher
76 secondary school teacher 241411 AITSL
77 special needs teacher 241511 AITSL
78 teacher of the hearing impaired 241512 AITSL
79 teacher of the sight impaired 241513 AITSL
80 special education teachers (nec) 241599 AITSL
81 university lecturer 242111 VETASSESS
82 medical diagnostic radiographer 251211 ASMIRT
83 medical radiation therapist 251212 ASMIRT
84 nuclear medicine technologist 251213 ANZSNM
85 sonographer 251214 ASMIRT
86 optometrist 251411 OCANZ

Specification of occupations and assessing authorities for Subclass 186 visa  Part 2

Section 7
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List
Item Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4
Occupation ANZSCO Assessing Inapplicability
code authority conditions (see
section 8)
87 orthotist or prosthetist 251912 AOPA
88 chiropractor 252111 CCEA
89 osteopath 252112 AOAC
90 occupational therapist 252411 OTC
91 physiotherapist 252511 APC
92 podiatrist 252611 (a) APodA; or
(b) ANZPAC
93 audiologist 252711 VETASSESS
94 speech pathologist 252712 SPA
95 general practitioner 253111 MedBA
96 specialist physician (general 253311 MedBA
medicine)
97 cardiologist 253312 MedBA
98 clinical haematologist 253313 MedBA
99 medical oncologist 253314 MedBA
100 endocrinologist 253315 MedBA
101 gastroenterologist 253316 MedBA
102 intensive care specialist 253317 MedBA
103 neurologist 253318 MedBA
104 paediatrician 253321 MedBA
105 renal medicine specialist 253322 MedBA
106 rheumatologist 253323 MedBA
107 thoracic medicine specialist 253324 MedBA
108 specialist physicians (nec) 253399 MedBA
109 psychiatrist 253411 MedBA
110 surgeon (general) 253511 MedBA
111 cardiothoracic surgeon 253512 MedBA
112 neurosurgeon 253513 MedBA
113 orthopaedic surgeon 253514 MedBA
114 otorhinolaryngologist 253515 MedBA
115 paediatric surgeon 253516 MedBA
116 plastic and reconstructive surgeon 253517 MedBA
117 urologist 253518 MedBA
118 vascular surgeon 253521 MedBA
119 dermatologist 253911 MedBA
120 emergency medicine specialist 253912 MedBA
121 obstetrician and gynaecologist 253913 MedBA
Item Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4
Occupation ANZSCO Assessing Inapplicability
code authority conditions (see
section 8)
122 ophthalmologist 253914 MedBA
123 pathologist 253915 MedBA
124 diagnostic and interventional 253917 MedBA
radiologist
125 radiation oncologist 253918 MedBA
126 medical practitioners (nec) 253999 MedBA
127 midwife 254111 ANMAC
128 nurse practitioner 254411 ANMAC
129 registered nurse (aged care) 254412 ANMAC
130 registered nurse (child and family 254413 ANMAC
health)
131 registered nurse (community health) 254414 ANMAC
132 registered nurse (critical care and 254415 ANMAC
emergency)
133 registered nurse (developmental 254416 ANMAC
disability)
134 registered nurse (disability and 254417 ANMAC
rehabilitation)
135 registered nurse (medical) 254418 ANMAC
136 registered nurse (medical practice) 254421 ANMAC
137 registered nurse (mental health) 254422 ANMAC
138 registered nurse (perioperative) 254423 ANMAC
139 registered nurse (surgical) 254424 ANMAC
140 registered nurse (paediatrics) 254425 ANMAC
141 registered nurses (nec) 254499 ANMAC
142 ICT business analyst 261111 ACS
143 systems analyst 261112 ACS
144 multimedia specialist 261211 ACS
145 analyst programmer 261311 ACS
146 developer programmer 261312 ACS
147 software engineer 261313 ACS
148 software and applications 261399 ACS
programmers (nec)
149 ICT security specialist 262112 ACS
150 computer network and systems 263111 ACS
engineer
151 telecommunications engineer 263311 Engineers
Australia
152 telecommunications network 263312 Engineers
  • Migration (IMMI 18/049: Specification of Occupations and Assessing Authorities—

Subclass 186 Visa) Instrument 2018

OPC63237 – B

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Specification of occupations and assessing authorities for Subclass 186 visa  Part 2

Section 7
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List
Item Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4
Occupation ANZSCO Assessing Inapplicability
code authority conditions (see
section 8)
engineer Australia
153 barrister 271111 A legal
admissions
authority of a
State or Territory
154 solicitor 271311 A legal
admissions
authority of a
State or Territory
155 clinical psychologist 272311 APS
156 educational psychologist 272312 APS
157 organisational psychologist 272313 APS
158 psychologists (nec) 272399 APS
159 social worker 272511 AASW
160 civil engineering draftsperson 312211 (a) Engineers
Australia; or
(b) VETASSESS
161 civil engineering technician 312212 VETASSESS
162 electrical engineering draftsperson 312311 Engineers
Australia
163 electrical engineering technician 312312 TRA
164 radio communications technician 313211 TRA
165 telecommunications field engineer 313212 Engineers
Australia
166 telecommunications technical 313214 Engineers
officer or technologist Australia
167 automotive electrician 321111 TRA
168 motor mechanic (general) 321211 TRA
169 diesel motor mechanic 321212 TRA
170 motorcycle mechanic 321213 TRA
171 small engine mechanic 321214 TRA
172 sheetmetal trades worker 322211 TRA
173 metal fabricator 322311 TRA
174 welder (first class) 322313 TRA
175 fitter (general) 323211 TRA
176 fitter and turner 323212 TRA
177 fitter-welder 323213 TRA
178 metal machinist (first class) 323214 TRA
179 locksmith 323313 TRA
Item Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4
Occupation ANZSCO Assessing Inapplicability
code authority conditions (see
section 8)
180 panelbeater 324111 TRA
181 bricklayer 331111 TRA
182 stonemason 331112 TRA
183 carpenter and joiner 331211 TRA
184 carpenter 331212 TRA
185 joiner 331213 TRA
186 painting trades worker 332211 TRA
187 glazier 333111 TRA
188 fibrous plasterer 333211 TRA
189 solid plasterer 333212 TRA
190 wall and floor tiler 333411 TRA
191 plumber (general) 334111 TRA
192 airconditioning and mechanical 334112 TRA
services plumber
193 drainer 334113 TRA
194 gasfitter 334114 TRA
195 roof plumber 334115 TRA
196 electrician (general) 341111 TRA
197 electrician (special class) 341112 TRA
198 lift mechanic 341113 TRA
199 airconditioning and refrigeration 342111 TRA
mechanic
200 technical cable jointer 342212 TRA
201 electronic equipment trades worker 342313 TRA
202 electronic instrument trades worker 342314 TRA
(general)
203 electronic instrument trades worker 342315 TRA
(special class)
204 chef 351311 TRA 7, 8
205 horse trainer 361112 TRA
206 cabinetmaker 394111 TRA
207 boat builder and repairer 399111 TRA
208 shipwright 399112 TRA
Note: For the meaning of the expressions in column 3, see section 9.
  • The assessing authority for:
  • a physicist (other than a medical physicist) is VETASSESS; and
  • a medical physicist is ACPSEM.

Assessing authorities

Item Column 1 Column 2
This expression … is short for …
1 AACA Architects Accreditation Council of Australia Inc.
2 AASW Australian Association of Social Workers
3 ACPSEM Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in
  • Migration (IMMI 18/049: Specification of Occupations and Assessing Authorities—

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Specification of occupations and assessing authorities for Subclass 186 visa  Part 2

Section 9

Assessing authorities

Item Column 1 Column 2
This expression … is short for …
Medicine
4 ACS Australian Computer Society
5 ACWA Australian Community Workers Association
6 ADC Australian Dental Council
7 AIM Australian Institute of Management
8 AIMS Australian Institute of Medical Scientists
9 AIQS Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
10 AITSL Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership
11 AMSA Australian Maritime Safety Authority
12 ANMAC Australian Nursing & Midwifery Accreditation Council
Limited
13 ANZPAC Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council
Inc.
14 ANZSNM Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine
15 AOAC Australasian Osteopathic Accreditation Council
Note: AOAC was previously known as the Australian and New
Zealand Osteopathic Council.
16 AOPA Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association
17 APC Australian Physiotherapy Council
18 APharmC Australian Pharmacy Council
19 APodA Australian Podiatry Association
Note: APodA was previously known as the Australian Podiatry
Council.
20 APS Australian Psychological Society
21 ASMIRT Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy
Note: ASMIRT was previously known as the Australian Institute
of Radiography.
22 AVBC Australasian Veterinary Boards Council Inc.
23 CAANZ Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
Note: CAANZ was previously known as the Institute of Chartered
Accountants of Australia.
24 CASA Civil Aviation Safety Authority
25 CCEA Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia Limited
26 CPAA CPA Australia Ltd
27 DAA Dietitians Association of Australia
28 Engineers Australia Institution of Engineers Australia
29 IPA Institute of Public Accountants
30 MedBA Medical Board of Australia
31 NAATI National Accreditation Authority for Translators and
Interpreters
32 OCANZ Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand
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Assessing authorities

Item Column 1 Column 2
This expression … is short for …
33 OTC Occupational Therapy Council (Australia and New Zealand)
Limited
34 SPA Speech Pathology Australia
35 SSSI Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute
36 TRA Trades Recognition Australia
Positions for which occupation is inapplicable
Item Position
1 The position does not require a minimum of 2 years’ relevant work experience.
2 The position has a nominated base salary of less than AUD65,000.
3 (a) the position has a nominated base salary of less than AUD65,000; and

(b) if the person is to be transferred to fill the position—the transfer is not an intra‑corporate transfer to which an international trade obligation applies.

4 (a) the position has a nominated base salary of less than AUD80,000; and

(b) if the person is to be transferred to fill the position—the transfer is not an intra‑corporate transfer to which an international trade obligation applies.

5 (a) the position has a nominated base salary of less than AUD180,001; and

(b) if the person is to be transferred to fill the position—the transfer is not an intra‑corporate transfer to which an international trade obligation applies.

6 The position is a clerical, bookkeeper or accounting clerk position.
7 The position is involved in mass production in a factory setting.
8 The position is in a limited service restaurant.
9 The position predominantly involves responsibility for low‑skilled tasks.

Example 1:              Rostering, maintaining records, reception duties and allocating duties to
housekeepers, porters or doorpersons.

Example 2:              Fruit picking or packing or feeding of livestock or animals.

Example 3:              Truck driving.

10 The position is not located in regional Australia (within the meaning of subregulation 5.19(7) of the Regulations).
11 The position:

(a) is based in a front‑line retail setting; or

(b) predominantly involves direct client transactional interaction on a regular basis.

12 The position:

(a) is not a full‑time position; or

(b) is not based in a therapeutic setting; or

(c) involves the provision of non‑medical relaxation massage; or

(d) is not in a retail setting.

13 The position predominantly involves hairdressing or beauty therapy related non‑managerial tasks.
14 The position:

(a) is not located in a commercial building or shopping centre environment; or

(b) predominantly involves managing the provision of only one particular service to a facility or managing one particular relationship.

Example: Managing the cleaning contract for a facility but not other contracts relevant to the facility.

15 The position:

(a) is based in a front‑line retail setting; or

(b) is based in a call centre and does not require a significant technical knowledge of products; or

(c) predominantly involves selling educational courses to individual students.

16 The position relates to mobile phone repairs.
17 The position relates to mass or standardised production (as opposed to specialist production), including the following:

(a) a position based in a franchise or factory;

(b) a position that:

(i) involves full or partial production of food product for distribution to another location; or

(ii) predominantly involves the use of pre‑prepared food product from another location.

18 The position relates to animal husbandry, including caring for livestock on a farm.
19 The position is in a business that has an annual turnover of less than AUD1,000,000.
20 (a) the position is in a business that has an annual turnover of less than AUD1,000,000; and

(b) if the person is to be transferred to fill the position—the transfer is not an intra‑corporate transfer to which an international trade obligation applies.

21 The position is in a business that has fewer than 5 employees.
22 (a) the position is in a business that has fewer than 5 employees; and

(b) if the person is to be transferred to fill the position—the transfer is not an intra‑corporate transfer to which an international trade obligation applies.

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