Australia Skilled Occupation List 2013 – 2014

The Australian Skilled Occupation List 2013 – 2014 has been updated by the Australian immigration authorities. The changes reflect recommendations given by the Australian Workforce Productivity Agency (previously known as Skills Australia).

As a result of the constantly changing needs of the Australian work force, five occupations are scheduled to be removed from the Skilled Occupation List from 1 July 2013.

Occupations getting removed include:

ANZSCO CodeOccupation
323111Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)
323112Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)
323113Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures)
251511Hospital Pharmacist
251513Retail Pharmacist

Updated Skilled Occupation List 2013

The following 187 occupations eligible for independent and family sponsored skilled migration under SkillSelect will be on the Skilled Occupation list from 1 July 2013.

ANZSCO CodeOccupation
221111Accountant (General)
233911Aeronautical Engineer
234111Agricultural Consultant
233912Agricultural Engineer
234112Agricultural Scientist
334112Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber
342111Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic
261311Analyst Programmer
321111Automotive Electrician
233913Biomedical Engineer
399111Boat Builder and Repairer
253512Cardiothoracic Surgeon
331211Carpenter and Joiner
233111Chemical Engineer
134111Child Care Centre Manager
233211Civil Engineer
312211Civil Engineering Draftsperson
312212Civil Engineering Technician
253313Clinical Haematologist
272311Clinical Psychologist
263111Computer Network and Systems Engineer
133111Construction Project Manager
411211Dental Hygienist
411212Dental Prosthetist
252311Dental Specialist
411213Dental Technician
411214Dental Therapist
261312Developer Programmer
253917Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist
321212Diesel Motor Mechanic
241111Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher
272312Educational Psychologist
233311Electrical Engineer
312311Electrical Engineering Draftsperson
312312Electrical Engineering Technician
342211Electrical Linesworker
341111Electrician (General)
341112Electrician (Special Class)
342313Electronic Equipment Trades Worker
342314Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)
342315Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class)
233411Electronics Engineer
253912Emergency Medicine Specialist
133211Engineering Manager
233914Engineering Technologist
233915Environmental Engineer
251311Environmental Health Officer
221213External Auditor
333211Fibrous Plasterer
323211Fitter (General)
323212Fitter and Turner
253111General Medical Practitioner
233212Geotechnical Engineer
261111ICT business Analyst
233511Industrial Engineer
253317Intensive Care Specialist
221214Internal Auditor
224511Land Economist
232112Landscape Architect
341113Lift Mechanic
221112Management Accountant
233112Materials Engineer
233512Mechanical Engineer
134211Medical Administrator
251211Medical Diagnostic Radiographer
234611Medical Laboratory Scientist
253314Medical Oncologist
253999Medical Practitioners nec
251212Medical Radiation Therapist
322311Metal Fabricator
323214Metal Machinist (First Class)
233611Mining Engineer (Excluding Petroleum)
321211Motor Mechanic (General)
321213Motorcycle Mechanic
233916Naval Architect
251213Nuclear Medicine Technologist
254411Nurse Practitioner
134212Nursing Clinical Director
253913Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
251312Occupational Health and Safety Advisor
252411Occupational Therapist
272313Organisational Psychologist
253514Orthopaedic Surgeon
232214Other Spatial Scientist
253515Paediatric Surgeon
253516Paediatric Surgeon
332211Painting trades workers
233612Petroleum Engineer
234914Physicist (Medical Physicist only)
253517Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
334111Plumber (General)
322312Pressure Welder
134213Primary Health Organisation Manager
133513Production Manager (Mining)
233513Production or Plant Engineer
133112Project Builder
272399Psychologists nec
233213Quantity Surveyor
253918Radiation Oncologist
313211Radio Communications Technician
254412Registered Nurse (Aged Care)
254413Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)
254414Registered Nurse (Community Health)
254415Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)
254416Registered Nurse (Development Disability)
254417Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)
254421Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)
254418Registered Nurse (Medical)
254422Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
254423Registered Nurse (Perioperative)
254424Registered Nurse (Surgical)
254499Registered Nurse nec
253322Renal Medicine Specialist
334115Roof plumber
241411Secondary School Teacher
322211Sheetmetal Trades Worker
231212Ship’s Engineer
231213Ship’s Master
231214Ship’s Officer
321214Small Engine Mechanic
272511Social Worker
261313Software Engineer
333212Solid Plasterer
241599Special Education Teachers nec
241511Special Needs Teacher
253311Specialist Physician (General Medicine)
253399Specialist Physicians nec
252712Speech Pathologist
233214Structural Engineer
253511Surgeon (General)
261112Systems Analyst
221113Taxation Accountant
241512Teacher of the Hearing Impaired
241513Teacher of the Sight Impaired
342212Technical Cable Jointer
263311Telecommunications Engineer
313212Telecommunications Field Engineer
263312Telecommunications Network Engineer
313213Telecommunications Network Planner
313214Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist
253324Thoracic Medicine Specialist
233215Transport Engineer
232611Urban and Regional Planner
253521Vascular Surgeon
322313Welder (First Class)
134214Welfare Centre Manager
  1. VarunVarun06-21-2013

    what is the cap limit for each of these occupation

    • RobRob06-26-2013

      Hi Varun,

      The occupation ceilings for the coming migration year have not been posted yet.

      Unfortunately will have to wait until 1st July 2013 to find out.

  2. ANEETAANEETA07-07-2013

    I am Registerd nurse from India ,Currently working in Saudi arabia with an ielts band score of 7.5,would like to know the process of australian skilled visa

    • RobRob07-10-2013

      Hello Aneeta,

      Thank you for your comment. I have forwarded your details to my colleague who will be in contact with you shortly.

  3. We already passed the 1st July 2013, Any Update ?

    • RobRob07-10-2013

      Hi Domenico,

      Indeed we have passed the 1st of July and any updates will likely be published by the Department of Immigration. We would normally post updates here, but we have been (and still are) working on a few major upgrades to improve our website and improve our customer service / experience.

  4. AnnieAnnie08-28-2013

    Hi , I am an industrial & Manufacturing engineer . I want to apply for Australian immigration skilled working visa , please guide what are the focused areas , like IELTS , documents , application date etc .

    • RobRob08-28-2013

      Hi Annie,

      Thanks for your enquiry.

      If you would like to book a consultation we charge $85 AUD per hour. During this time we will be able to answer all your questions.

      Our fee to help with a SC189 visa application is $1995.

      Please let us know if you would like to book a consultation.



  5. ShereenShereen09-01-2013

    Hi Rob,

    I am a Market risk analyst and a financial adviser and my sister is a graphic / web designer; are we considered qualified for the skilled migration visa?

    Thank you

    • RobRob09-03-2013

      Hi Shereen,

      Thank you for your enquiry.

      Your occupations alone do not determine your eligibility for an Australian skilled migration visa. A prospective skilled migrant must have an occupation on the skilled occupation list, pass the points test, as well as meet other criteria, such as health and character. If you wish to discuss your eligibility in detail, a one hour consultation should be sufficient to assess your circumstances. Our consultation fee is charged at $85 per hour.

      Please contact us by email if you wish to schedule a telephone or Skype consultation.

  6. Joanna DeveraJoanna Devera10-26-2013


    Could I apply Diploma of childrens services for Temporary graduate visa? Thanks

  7. Joanna DeveraJoanna Devera10-26-2013


    I have done my Diploma of children’s services here in australia, Could I apply this for Temporary Graduate Visa as listed in SOL it should be Child care manager.. Is there any chance to meet the eligibility for this course?

  8. Sanka Lakshan PanaduraSanka Lakshan Panadura10-29-2013

    I am an undergraduate following B.Sc Agriculture (Sri Lanka) and by the next year March, I complete my degree and visit to Australia for working related agriculture.I am specializing Agricultural Engineering.So what would be the procedure that I have to follow when applying skilled migration?

    thank you

  9. asraful alamasraful alam10-29-2013

    I am a Merchandiser in a Garments factory with 5 years experience.
    Is it possible for me apply for the Australian skilled work Permit

    I will be so glad to you if you reply me.
    Asraful Alam

  10. KeriKeri11-19-2013

    I have master degree in economics and my partner is welder.
    Are we considered qualified for the skilled migration visa?

    Thank you

    • RobRob11-20-2013

      Hi Keri,

      Thank you for your enquiry. Unfortunately we cannot assess you based on the information given. I strongly recommend completing a comprehensive skilled visa assessment. For a small fee we will provide a professionally prepared and detailed assessment.