Medium Term List for TSS Visa

If your occupation is on the below list of Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) you have the pathway to the TSS visa to permanent residency option. Last updated on 7 December 2019.

If you are not on the below list you may be on the Short Term List for TSS Visa.

Medium and Long‑term Strategic Skills List
Item Column 1

Occupation

Column 2

ANZSCO code

Column 3

Applicable circumstances (see section 9)

1 chief executive or managing director 111111 5
2 corporate general manager 111211 5
3 construction project manager 133111
4 engineering manager 133211
5 child care centre manager 134111
6 nursing clinical director 134212
7 primary health organisation manager 134213
8 welfare centre manager 134214
9 faculty head 134411
10 chief information officer 135111
11 arts administrator or manager 139911
12 environmental manager 139912
13 dancer or choreographer 211112
14 music director 211212
15 musician (instrumental) 211213
16 artistic director 212111
17 accountant (general) 221111 6, 19, 21
18 management accountant 221112 6, 19, 21
19 taxation accountant 221113 6, 19, 21
20 external auditor 221213
21 internal auditor 221214
22 actuary 224111
23 statistician 224113
24 economist 224311
25 land economist 224511
26 valuer 224512
27 management consultant 224711 19, 21, 23
28 architect 232111
29 landscape architect 232112
30 surveyor 232212
31 cartographer 232213
32 other spatial scientist 232214
33 chemical engineer 233111
34 materials engineer 233112
35 civil engineer 233211
36 geotechnical engineer 233212
37 quantity surveyor 233213
38 structural engineer 233214
39 transport engineer 233215
40 electrical engineer 233311
41 electronics engineer 233411
42 industrial engineer 233511
43 mechanical engineer 233512
44 production or plant engineer 233513
45 mining engineer (excluding petroleum) 233611
46 petroleum engineer 233612
47 aeronautical engineer 233911
48 agricultural engineer 233912
49 biomedical engineer 233913
50 engineering technologist 233914
51 environmental engineer 233915
52 naval architect 233916
53 engineering professionals (nec) 233999
54 agricultural consultant 234111
55 agricultural scientist 234112
56 forester 234113
57 chemist 234211
58 food technologist 234212
59 environmental consultant 234312
60 environmental research scientist 234313
61 environmental scientists (nec) 234399
62 geophysicist 234412
63 hydrogeologist 234413
64 life scientist (general) 234511
65 biochemist 234513
66 biotechnologist 234514
67 botanist 234515
68 marine biologist 234516
69 microbiologist 234517
70 zoologist 234518
71 life scientists (nec) 234599
72 medical laboratory scientist 234611
73 veterinarian 234711
74 conservator 234911
75 metallurgist 234912
76 meteorologist 234913
77 physicist 234914
78 natural and physical science professionals (nec) 234999
79 early childhood (pre‑primary school) teacher 241111
80 secondary school teacher 241411
81 special needs teacher 241511
82 teacher of the hearing impaired 241512
83 teacher of the sight impaired 241513
84 special education teachers (nec) 241599
85 university lecturer 242111
86 medical diagnostic radiographer 251211
87 medical radiation therapist 251212
88 nuclear medicine technologist 251213
89 sonographer 251214
90 optometrist 251411
91 orthotist or prosthetist 251912
92 chiropractor 252111
93 osteopath 252112
94 occupational therapist 252411
95 physiotherapist 252511
96 podiatrist 252611
97 audiologist 252711
98 speech pathologist 252712
99 general practitioner 253111 24
100 specialist physician (general medicine) 253311
101 cardiologist 253312
102 clinical haematologist 253313
103 medical oncologist 253314
104 endocrinologist 253315
105 gastroenterologist 253316
106 intensive care specialist 253317
107 neurologist 253318
108 paediatrician 253321
109 renal medicine specialist 253322
110 rheumatologist 253323
111 thoracic medicine specialist 253324
112 specialist physicians (nec) 253399
113 psychiatrist 253411
114 surgeon (general) 253511
115 cardiothoracic surgeon 253512
116 neurosurgeon 253513
117 orthopaedic surgeon 253514
118 otorhinolaryngologist 253515
119 paediatric surgeon 253516
120 plastic and reconstructive surgeon 253517
121 urologist 253518
122 vascular surgeon 253521
123 dermatologist 253911
124 emergency medicine specialist 253912
125 obstetrician and gynaecologist 253913
126 ophthalmologist 253914
127 pathologist 253915
128 diagnostic and interventional radiologist 253917
129 radiation oncologist 253918
130 medical practitioners (nec) 253999 24
131 midwife 254111
132 nurse practitioner 254411
133 registered nurse (aged care) 254412
134 registered nurse (child and family health) 254413
135 registered nurse (community health) 254414
136 registered nurse (critical care and emergency) 254415
137 registered nurse (developmental disability) 254416
138 registered nurse (disability and rehabilitation) 254417
139 registered nurse (medical) 254418
140 registered nurse (medical practice) 254421
141 registered nurse (mental health) 254422
142 registered nurse (perioperative) 254423
143 registered nurse (surgical) 254424
144 registered nurse (paediatrics) 254425
145 registered nurses (nec) 254499
146 ICT business analyst 261111
147 systems analyst 261112
148 multimedia specialist 261211
149 analyst programmer 261311
150 developer programmer 261312
151 software engineer 261313
152 software and applications programmers (nec) 261399
153 ICT security specialist 262112
154 computer network and systems engineer 263111
155 telecommunications engineer 263311
156 telecommunications network engineer 263312
157 barrister 271111
158 solicitor 271311
159 clinical psychologist 272311
160 educational psychologist 272312
161 organisational psychologist 272313
162 psychologists (nec) 272399
163 social worker 272511
164 civil engineering draftsperson 312211
165 civil engineering technician 312212
166 electrical engineering draftsperson 312311
167 electrical engineering technician 312312
168 radio communications technician 313211
169 telecommunications field engineer 313212
170 telecommunications network planner 313213
171 telecommunications technical officer or technologist 313214
172 automotive electrician 321111
173 motor mechanic (general) 321211
174 diesel motor mechanic 321212
175 motorcycle mechanic 321213
176 small engine mechanic 321214
177 sheetmetal trades worker 322211
178 metal fabricator 322311
179 pressure welder 322312
180 welder (first class) 322313
181 fitter (general) 323211
182 fitter and turner 323212
183 fitter‑welder 323213
184 metal machinist (first class) 323214
185 locksmith 323313
186 panelbeater 324111
187 bricklayer 331111
188 stonemason 331112
189 carpenter and joiner 331211
190 carpenter 331212
191 joiner 331213
192 painting trades worker 332211
193 glazier 333111
194 fibrous plasterer 333211
195 solid plasterer 333212
196 wall and floor tiler 333411
197 plumber (general) 334111
198 airconditioning and mechanical services plumber 334112
199 drainer 334113
200 gasfitter 334114
201 roof plumber 334115
202 electrician (general) 341111
203 electrician (special class) 341112
204 lift mechanic 341113
205 airconditioning and refrigeration mechanic 342111
206 technical cable jointer 342212
207 electronic equipment trades worker 342313
208 electronic instrument trades worker (general) 342314
209 electronic instrument trades worker (special class) 342315
210 chef 351311 7, 8
211 horse trainer 361112
212 cabinetmaker 394111
213 boat builder and repairer 399111
214 shipwright 399112
215 tennis coach 452316
216 footballer 452411 25

Applicable circumstances (Caveats on occupations)
Item Column 1

Circumstance

1 The position does not require a minimum of 2 years’ relevant work experience.
2 The position has nominated annual earnings of less than AUD65,000.
3 (a) the position has nominated annual earnings of less than AUD65,000; and

(b) if the nominee 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 nominated annual earnings of less than AUD80,000; and

(b) if the nominee 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 nominated annual earnings of less than AUD180,001; and

(b) if the nominee 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(16) 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 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 nominee 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 nominee is to be transferred to fill the position—the transfer is not an intra‑corporate transfer to which an international trade obligation applies.

23 The position has nominated annual earnings of less than AUD90,000.
24 A current health workforce certificate for the position and the occupation has not been presented to the Department.
25 The position has nominated annual earnings of less than AUD120,000.
26 The position has nominated annual earnings of less than AUD80,000.