186 Occupations List

Updated on 1st August 2019
Visa 186

Medium and Long‑term Strategic Skills List

ItemOccupationANZSCOAssessing AuthorityApplicable Circumstances
1chief executive or managing director111111AIM5
2corporate general manager111211AIM5
3construction project manager133111VETASSESS
4engineering manager133211Engineers Australia; or AIM
5child care centre manager134111TRA
6nursing clinical director134212ANMAC
7primary health organisation manager134213VETASSESS
8welfare centre manager134214ACWA
9faculty head134411VETASSESS
10chief information officer135111ACS
11arts administrator or manager139911VETASSESS
12environmental manager139912VETASSESS
13dancer or choreographer211112VETASSESS
14music director211212VETASSESS
15musician (instrumental)211213VETASSESS
16artistic director212111VETASSESS
17accountant (general)221111CPAA or IPA or CAANZ6, 19, 21
18management accountant221112CPAA or IPA or CAANZ6, 19, 21
19taxation accountant221113CPAA or IPA or CAANZ6, 19, 21
20external auditor221213CPAA or IPA or CAANZ
21internal auditor221214VETASSESS
22actuary224111VETASSESS
23statistician224113VETASSESS
24economist224311VETASSESS
25land economist224511VETASSESS
26valuer224512VETASSESS
27management consultant224711VETASSESS19, 21, 23
28architect232111AACA
29landscape architect232112VETASSESS
30surveyor232212SSSI
31cartographer232213VETASSESS
32other spatial scientist232214VETASSESS
33chemical engineer233111Engineers Australia
34materials engineer233112Engineers Australia
35civil engineer233211Engineers Australia
36geotechnical engineer233212Engineers Australia
37quantity surveyor233213AIQS
38structural engineer233214Engineers Australia
39transport engineer233215Engineers Australia
40electrical engineer233311Engineers Australia
41electronics engineer233411Engineers Australia
42industrial engineer233511Engineers Australia
43mechanical engineer233512Engineers Australia
44production or plant engineer233513Engineers Australia
45mining engineer (excluding petroleum)233611Engineers Australia
46petroleum engineer233612Engineers Australia
47aeronautical engineer233911Engineers Australia
48agricultural engineer233912Engineers Australia
49biomedical engineer233913Engineers Australia
50engineering technologist233914Engineers Australia
51environmental engineer233915Engineers Australia
52naval architect233916Engineers Australia
53engineering professionals (nec)233999Engineers Australia
54agricultural consultant234111VETASSESS
55agricultural scientist234112VETASSESS
56forester234113VETASSESS
57chemist234211VETASSESS
58food technologist234212VETASSESS
59environmental consultant234312VETASSESS
60environmental research scientist234313VETASSESS
61environmental scientists (nec)234399VETASSESS
62geophysicist234412VETASSESS
63hydrogeologist234413VETASSESS
64life scientist (general)234511VETASSESS
65biochemist234513VETASSESS
66biotechnologist234514VETASSESS
67botanist234515VETASSESS
68marine biologist234516VETASSESS
69microbiologist234517VETASSESS
70zoologist234518VETASSESS
71life scientists (nec)234599VETASSESS
72medical laboratory scientist234611AIMS
73veterinarian234711AVBC
74conservator234911VETASSESS
75metallurgist234912VETASSESS
76meteorologist234913VETASSESS
77physicist234914see subsection (2)
78natural and physical science professionals (nec)234999VETASSESS
79early childhood (pre?primary school) teacher241111AITSL
80secondary school teacher241411AITSL
81special needs teacher241511AITSL
82teacher of the hearing impaired241512AITSL
83teacher of the sight impaired241513AITSL
84special education teachers (nec)241599AITSL
85university lecturer242111VETASSESS
86medical diagnostic radiographer251211ASMIRT
87medical radiation therapist251212ASMIRT
88nuclear medicine technologist251213ANZSNM
89sonographer251214ASMIRT
90optometrist251411OCANZ
91orthotist or prosthetist251912AOPA
92chiropractor252111CCEA
93osteopath252112AOAC
94occupational therapist252411OTC
95physiotherapist252511APC
96podiatrist252611ANZPAC
97audiologist252711VETASSESS
98speech pathologist252712SPA
99general practitioner253111MedBA24
100specialist physician (general medicine)253311MedBA
101cardiologist253312MedBA
102clinical haematologist253313MedBA
103medical oncologist253314MedBA
104endocrinologist253315MedBA
105gastroenterologist253316MedBA
106intensive care specialist253317MedBA
107neurologist253318MedBA
108paediatrician253321MedBA
109renal medicine specialist253322MedBA
110rheumatologist253323MedBA
111thoracic medicine specialist253324MedBA
112specialist physicians (nec)253399MedBA
113psychiatrist253411MedBA
114surgeon (general)253511MedBA
115cardiothoracic surgeon253512MedBA
116neurosurgeon253513MedBA
117orthopaedic surgeon253514MedBA
118otorhinolaryngologist253515MedBA
119paediatric surgeon253516MedBA
120plastic and reconstructive surgeon253517MedBA
121urologist253518MedBA
122vascular surgeon253521MedBA
123dermatologist253911MedBA
124emergency medicine specialist253912MedBA
125obstetrician and gynaecologist253913MedBA
126ophthalmologist253914MedBA
127pathologist253915MedBA
128diagnostic and interventional radiologist253917MedBA
129radiation oncologist253918MedBA
130medical practitioners (nec)253999MedBA24
131midwife254111ANMAC
132nurse practitioner254411ANMAC
133registered nurse (aged care)254412ANMAC
134registered nurse (child and family health)254413ANMAC
135registered nurse (community health)254414ANMAC
136registered nurse (critical care and emergency)254415ANMAC
137registered nurse (developmental disability)254416ANMAC
138registered nurse (disability and rehabilitation)254417ANMAC
139registered nurse (medical)254418ANMAC
140registered nurse (medical practice)254421ANMAC
141registered nurse (mental health)254422ANMAC
142registered nurse (perioperative)254423ANMAC
143registered nurse (surgical)254424ANMAC
144registered nurse (paediatrics)254425ANMAC
145registered nurses (nec)254499ANMAC
146ICT business analyst261111ACS
147systems analyst261112ACS
148multimedia specialist261211ACS
149analyst programmer261311ACS
150developer programmer261312ACS
151software engineer261313ACS
152software and applications programmers (nec)261399ACS
153ICT security specialist262112ACS
154computer network and systems engineer263111ACS
155telecommunications engineer263311Engineers Australia
156telecommunications network engineer263312Engineers Australia
157barrister271111A legal admissions authority of a State or Territory
158solicitor271311A legal admissions authority of a State or Territory
159clinical psychologist272311APS
160educational psychologist272312APS
161organisational psychologist272313APS
162psychologists (nec)272399APS
163social worker272511AASW
164civil engineering draftsperson312211Engineers Australia; or VETASSESS
165civil engineering technician312212VETASSESS
166electrical engineering draftsperson312311Engineers Australia
167electrical engineering technician312312TRA
168radiocommunications technician313211TRA
169telecommunications field engineer313212Engineers Australia
170telecommunications network planner313213Engineers Australia
171telecommunications technical officer or technologist313214Engineers Australia
172automotive electrician321111TRA
173motor mechanic (general)321211TRA
174diesel motor mechanic321212TRA
175motorcycle mechanic321213TRA
176small engine mechanic321214TRA
177sheetmetal trades worker322211TRA
178metal fabricator322311TRA
179pressure welder322312TRA
180welder (first class)322313TRA
181fitter (general)323211TRA
182fitter and turner323212TRA
183fitter?welder323213TRA
184metal machinist (first class)323214TRA
185locksmith323313TRA
186panelbeater324111TRA
187bricklayer331111TRA
188stonemason331112TRA
189carpenter and joiner331211TRA
190carpenter331212TRA
191joiner331213TRA
192painting trades worker332211TRA
193glazier333111TRA
194fibrous plasterer333211TRA
195solid plasterer333212TRA
196wall and floor tiler333411TRA
197plumber (general)334111TRA
198airconditioning and mechanical services plumber334112TRA
199drainer334113TRA
200gasfitter334114TRA
201roof plumber334115TRA
202electrician (general)341111TRA
203electrician (special class)341112TRA
204lift mechanic341113TRA
205airconditioning and refrigeration mechanic342111TRA
206technical cable jointer342212TRA
207electronic equipment trades worker342313TRA
208electronic instrument trades worker (general)342314TRA
209electronic instrument trades worker (special class)342315TRA
210chef351311TRA7, 8
211horse trainer361112TRA
212cabinetmaker394111TRA
213boat builder and repairer399111TRA
214shipwright399112TRA
215tennis coach452316VETASSESS
216footballer452411VETASSESS25

Applicable Circumstances

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: The position has nominated annual earnings of less than AUD65,000; and if the identified 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: The position has nominated annual earnings of less than AUD80,000; and if the identified 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: The position has nominated annual earnings of less than AUD180,001; and if the identified 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.

10: The position is not located in regional Australia (within the meaning of subregulation 5.19(16) of the Regulations).

11: The position: is based in a front line retail setting; or predominantly involves direct client transactional interaction on a regular basis.

12: The position: is not a full time position; or is not based in a therapeutic setting; or involves the provision of non medical relaxation massage; or is in a retail setting.

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

14: The position: is not located in a commercial building or shopping centre environment; or predominantly involves managing the provision of only one particular service to a facility or managing one particular relationship.

15: The position: is based in a front line retail setting; or is based in a call centre and does not require a significant technical knowledge of products; or 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 position based in a franchise or factory; a position that: involves full or partial production of food product for distribution to another location; or 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: The position is in a business that has an annual turnover of less than AUD1,000,000; and if the identified 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: the position is in a business that has fewer than 5 employees; and if the identified person 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.