Updated on 1st August 2019
Visa 187

Medium and Long‑term Strategic Skills List

ItemOccupationANZSCO
1chief executive or managing director111111
2corporate general manager111211
3construction project manager133111
4engineering manager133211
5child care centre manager134111
6nursing clinical director134212
7primary health organisation manager134213
8welfare centre manager134214
9faculty head134411
10chief information officer135111
11arts administrator or manager139911
12environmental manager139912
13dancer or choreographer211112
14music director211212
15musician (instrumental)211213
16artistic director212111
17accountant (general)221111
18management accountant221112
19taxation accountant221113
20external auditor221213
21internal auditor221214
22actuary224111
23statistician224113
24economist224311
25land economist224511
26valuer224512
27management consultant224711
28architect232111
29landscape architect232112
30surveyor232212
31cartographer232213
32other spatial scientist232214
33chemical engineer233111
34materials engineer233112
35civil engineer233211
36geotechnical engineer233212
37quantity surveyor233213
38structural engineer233214
39transport engineer233215
40electrical engineer233311
41electronics engineer233411
42industrial engineer233511
43mechanical engineer233512
44production or plant engineer233513
45mining engineer (excluding petroleum)233611
46petroleum engineer233612
47aeronautical engineer233911
48agricultural engineer233912
49biomedical engineer233913
50engineering technologist233914
51environmental engineer233915
52naval architect233916
53engineering professionals (nec)233999
54agricultural consultant234111
55agricultural scientist234112
56forester234113
57chemist234211
58food technologist234212
59environmental consultant234312
60environmental research scientist234313
61environmental scientists (nec)234399
62geophysicist234412
63hydrogeologist234413
64life scientist (general)234511
65biochemist234513
66biotechnologist234514
67botanist234515
68marine biologist234516
69microbiologist234517
70zoologist234518
71life scientists (nec)234599
72medical laboratory scientist234611
73veterinarian234711
74conservator234911
75metallurgist234912
76meteorologist234913
77physicist234914
78natural and physical science professionals (nec)234999
79early childhood (pre?primary school) teacher241111
80secondary school teacher241411
81special needs teacher241511
82teacher of the hearing impaired241512
83teacher of the sight impaired241513
84special education teachers (nec)241599
85university lecturer242111
86medical diagnostic radiographer251211
87medical radiation therapist251212
88nuclear medicine technologist251213
89sonographer251214
90optometrist251411
91orthotist or prosthetist251912
92chiropractor252111
93osteopath252112
94occupational therapist252411
95physiotherapist252511
96podiatrist252611
97audiologist252711
98speech pathologist252712
99general practitioner253111
100specialist physician (general medicine)253311
101cardiologist253312
102clinical haematologist253313
103medical oncologist253314
104endocrinologist253315
105gastroenterologist253316
106intensive care specialist253317
107neurologist253318
108paediatrician253321
109renal medicine specialist253322
110rheumatologist253323
111thoracic medicine specialist253324
112specialist physicians (nec)253399
113psychiatrist253411
114surgeon (general)253511
115cardiothoracic surgeon253512
116neurosurgeon253513
117orthopaedic surgeon253514
118otorhinolaryngologist253515
119paediatric surgeon253516
120plastic and reconstructive surgeon253517
121urologist253518
122vascular surgeon253521
123dermatologist253911
124emergency medicine specialist253912
125obstetrician and gynaecologist253913
126ophthalmologist253914
127pathologist253915
128diagnostic and interventional radiologist253917
129radiation oncologist253918
130medical practitioners (nec)253999
131midwife254111
132nurse practitioner254411
133registered nurse (aged care)254412
134registered nurse (child and family health)254413
135registered nurse (community health)254414
136registered nurse (critical care and emergency)254415
137registered nurse (developmental disability)254416
138registered nurse (disability and rehabilitation)254417
139registered nurse (medical)254418
140registered nurse (medical practice)254421
141registered nurse (mental health)254422
142registered nurse (perioperative)254423
143registered nurse (surgical)254424
144registered nurse (paediatrics)254425
145registered nurses (nec)254499
146ICT business analyst261111
147systems analyst261112
148multimedia specialist261211
149analyst programmer261311
150developer programmer261312
151software engineer261313
152software and applications programmers (nec)261399
153ICT security specialist262112
154computer network and systems engineer263111
155telecommunications engineer263311
156telecommunications network engineer263312
157barrister271111
158solicitor271311
159clinical psychologist272311
160educational psychologist272312
161organisational psychologist272313
162psychologists (nec)272399
163social worker272511
164civil engineering draftsperson312211
165civil engineering technician312212
166electrical engineering draftsperson312311
167electrical engineering technician312312
168radio communications technician313211
169telecommunications field engineer313212
170telecommunications network planner313213
171telecommunications technical officer or technologist313214
172automotive electrician321111
173motor mechanic (general)321211
174diesel motor mechanic321212
175motorcycle mechanic321213
176small engine mechanic321214
177sheetmetal trades worker322211
178metal fabricator322311
179pressure welder322312
180welder (first class)322313
181fitter (general)323211
182fitter and turner323212
183fitter?welder323213
184metal machinist (first class)323214
185locksmith323313
186panelbeater324111
187bricklayer331111
188stonemason331112
189carpenter and joiner331211
190carpenter331212
191joiner331213
192painting trades worker332211
193glazier333111
194fibrous plasterer333211
195solid plasterer333212
196wall and floor tiler333411
197plumber (general)334111
198airconditioning and mechanical services plumber334112
199drainer334113
200gasfitter334114
201roof plumber334115
202electrician (general)341111
203electrician (special class)341112
204lift mechanic341113
205airconditioning and refrigeration mechanic342111
206technical cable jointer342212
207electronic equipment trades worker342313
208electronic instrument trades worker (general)342314
209electronic instrument trades worker (special class)342315
210chef351311
211horse trainer361112
212cabinetmaker394111
213boat builder and repairer399111
214shipwright399112
215tennis coach452316
216footballer452411

Regional Occupation List

ItemOccupationANZSCO
1defence force senior officer111212
2local government legislator111311
3member of parliament111312
4legislators (nec)111399
5aquaculture farmer121111
6cotton grower121211
7flower grower121212
8fruit or nut grower121213
9grain, oilseed or pasture grower (Aus) / field crop grower (NZ)121214
10grape grower121215
11mixed crop farmer121216
12sugar cane grower121217
13turf grower121218
14vegetable grower (Aus) / market gardener (NZ)121221
15crop farmers (nec)121299
16apiarist121311
17beef cattle farmer121312
18dairy cattle farmer121313
19deer farmer121314
20goat farmer121315
21horse breeder121316
22mixed livestock farmer121317
23pig farmer121318
24poultry farmer121321
25sheep farmer121322
26livestock farmers (nec)121399
27mixed crop and livestock farmer121411
28sales and marketing manager131112
29advertising manager131113
30public relations manager131114
31corporate services manager132111
32finance manager132211
33human resource manager132311
34policy and planning manager132411
35research and development manager132511
36project builder133112
37importer or exporter133311
38wholesaler133312
39manufacturer133411
40production manager (forestry)133511
41production manager (manufacturing)133512
42production manager (mining)133513
43supply and distribution manager133611
44procurement manager133612
45medical administrator (Aus) / medical superintendent (NZ)134211
46health and welfare services managers (nec)134299
47school principal134311
48regional education manager134412
49education managers (nec)134499
50ICT project manager135112
51ICT managers (nec)135199
52commissioned defence force officer139111
53commissioned fire officer139112
54commissioned police officer139113
55senior non?commissioned defence force member139211
56laboratory manager139913
57quality assurance manager139914
58sports administrator139915
59specialist managers (nec)139999
60cafe or restaurant manager141111
61caravan park and camping ground manager141211
62hotel or motel manager141311
63licensed club manager141411
64bed and breakfast operator141911
65retirement village manager141912
66accommodation and hospitality managers (nec)141999
67retail manager (general)142111
68antique dealer142112
69betting agency manager142113
70hair or beauty salon manager142114
71post office manager142115
72travel agency manager142116
73amusement centre manager149111
74fitness centre manager149112
75sports centre manager149113
76call or contact centre manager149211
77customer service manager149212
78conference and event organiser149311
79fleet manager149411
80railway station manager149412
81transport company manager149413
82boarding kennel or cattery operator149911
83cinema or theatre manager149912
84facilities manager149913
85financial institution branch manager149914
86equipment hire manager149915
87hospitality, retail and service managers (nec)149999
88actor211111
89entertainer or variety artist211113
90actors, dancers and other entertainers (nec)211199
91composer211211
92singer211214
93music professionals (nec)211299
94photographer211311
95painter (visual arts)211411
96potter or ceramic artist211412
97sculptor211413
98visual arts and crafts professionals (nec)211499
99media producer (excluding video)212112
100radio presenter212113
101television presenter212114
102author212211
103book or script editor212212
104art director (film, television or stage)212311
105director (film, television, radio or stage)212312
106director of photography212313
107film and video editor212314
108program director (television or radio)212315
109stage manager212316
110technical director212317
111video producer212318
112film, television, radio and stage directors (nec)212399
113copywriter212411
114newspaper or periodical editor212412
115print journalist212413
116radio journalist212414
117technical writer212415
118television journalist212416
119journalists and other writers (nec)212499
120company secretary221211
121corporate treasurer221212
122commodities trader222111
123finance broker222112
124insurance broker222113
125financial brokers (nec)222199
126financial market dealer222211
127futures trader222212
128stockbroking dealer222213
129financial dealers (nec)222299
130financial investment adviser222311
131financial investment manager222312
132human resource adviser223111
133recruitment consultant223112
134workplace relations adviser223113
135ICT trainer223211
136training and development professional223311
137mathematician224112
138archivist224211
139gallery or museum curator224212
140health information manager224213
141records manager224214
142intelligence officer224411
143policy analyst224412
144librarian224611
145organisation and methods analyst224712
146electorate officer224911
147liaison officer224912
148migration agent (Aus) / immigration consultant (NZ)224913
149patents examiner224914
150information and organisation professionals (nec)224999
151advertising specialist225111
152market research analyst225112
153marketing specialist225113
154ICT account manager225211
155ICT business development manager225212
156ICT sales representative225213
157public relations professional225311
158sales representative (industrial products)225411
159sales representative (medical and pharmaceutical products)225412
160technical sales representatives (nec)225499
161aeroplane pilot231111
162air traffic controller231112
163flying instructor231113
164helicopter pilot231114
165air transport professionals (nec)231199
166master fisher231211
167ship’s engineer231212
168ship’s master231213
169ship’s officer231214
170marine surveyor231215
171marine transport professionals (nec)231299
172fashion designer232311
173industrial designer232312
174jewellery designer232313
175graphic designer232411
176illustrator232412
177multimedia designer232413
178web designer232414
179interior designer232511
180urban and regional planner232611
181wine maker234213
182conservation officer234311
183park ranger234314
184geologist234411
185exercise physiologist234915
186kaiako kohanga reo (Maori language nest teacher)241112
187kaiako kura kaupapa maori (Maori?medium primary school teacher)241211
188pouako kura kaupapa maori (Maori?medium primary school senior teacher)241212
189primary school teacher241213
190middle school teacher (Aus) / intermediate school teacher (NZ)241311
191university tutor242112
192vocational education teacher (Aus) / polytechnic teacher (NZ)242211
193education adviser249111
194education reviewer249112
195art teacher (private tuition)249211
196dance teacher (private tuition)249212
197drama teacher (private tuition)249213
198music teacher (private tuition)249214
199private tutors and teachers (nec)249299
200teacher of English to speakers of other languages249311
201dietitian251111
202nutritionist251112
203environmental health officer251311
204occupational health and safety adviser251312
205orthoptist251412
206hospital pharmacist251511
207industrial pharmacist251512
208retail pharmacist251513
209health promotion officer251911
210health diagnostic and promotion professionals (nec)251999
211acupuncturist252211
212homoeopath252212
213naturopath252213
214traditional Chinese medicine practitioner252214
215traditional Maori health practitioner252215
216complementary health therapists (nec)252299
217dental specialist252311
218dentist252312
219resident medical officer253112
220anaesthetist253211
221nurse educator254211
222nurse researcher254212
223nurse manager254311
224web developer261212
225software tester261314
226database administrator262111
227systems administrator262113
228network administrator263112
229network analyst263113
230ICT quality assurance engineer263211
231ICT support engineer263212
232ICT systems test engineer263213
233ICT support and test engineers (nec)263299
234judge271211
235magistrate271212
236tribunal member271213
237intellectual property lawyer271214
238judicial and other legal professionals (nec)271299
239careers counsellor272111
240drug and alcohol counsellor272112
241family and marriage counsellor272113
242rehabilitation counsellor272114
243student counsellor272115
244counsellors (nec)272199
245psychotherapist272314
246historian272411
247interpreter272412
248translator272413
249archaeologist272414
250social professionals (nec)272499
251community arts worker272611
252recreation officer (Aus) / recreation coordinator (NZ)272612
253welfare worker272613
254agricultural technician311111
255anaesthetic technician311211
256cardiac technician311212
257medical laboratory technician311213
258operating theatre technician311214
259pharmacy technician311215
260pathology collector (Aus) / phlebotomist (NZ)311216
261medical technicians (nec)311299
262fisheries officer311311
263meat inspector311312
264quarantine officer311313
265primary products inspectors (nec)311399
266chemistry technician311411
267earth science technician311412
268life science technician311413
269school laboratory technician311414
270hydrographer311415
271science technicians (nec)311499
272architectural draftsperson312111
273building associate312112
274building inspector312113
275construction estimator312114
276plumbing inspector312115
277surveying or spatial science technician312116
278architectural, building and surveying technicians (nec)312199
279electronic engineering draftsperson312411
280electronic engineering technician312412
281mechanical engineering draftsperson312511
282mechanical engineering technician312512
283safety inspector312611
284maintenance planner312911
285metallurgical or materials technician312912
286mine deputy312913
287building and engineering technicians (nec)312999
288hardware technician313111
289ICT customer support officer313112
290web administrator313113
291ICT support technicians (nec)313199
292blacksmith322111
293electroplater322112
294farrier322113
295metal casting trades worker322114
296metal polisher322115
297aircraft maintenance engineer (avionics)323111
298aircraft maintenance engineer (mechanical)323112
299aircraft maintenance engineer (structures)323113
300textile, clothing and footwear mechanic323215
301metal fitters and machinists (nec)323299
302engraver323311
303gunsmith323312
304precision instrument maker and repairer323314
305saw maker and repairer323315
306watch and clock maker and repairer323316
307engineering patternmaker323411
308toolmaker323412
309vehicle body builder324211
310vehicle trimmer324212
311vehicle painter324311
312floor finisher332111
313roof tiler333311
314electrical linesworker (Aus) / electrical line mechanic (NZ)342211
315business machine mechanic342311
316communications operator342312
317cabler (data and telecommunications)342411
318telecommunications cable jointer342412
319telecommunications linesworker (Aus) / telecommunications line mechanic (NZ)342413
320telecommunications technician342414
321baker351111
322pastrycook351112
323butcher or smallgoods maker351211
324cook351411
325dog handler or trainer361111
326pet groomer361113
327zookeeper361114
328kennel hand361115
329animal attendants and trainers (nec)361199
330shearer361211
331veterinary nurse361311
332florist362111
333gardener (general)362211
334arborist362212
335landscape gardener362213
336greenkeeper362311
337nurseryperson362411
338hairdresser391111
339print finisher392111
340screen printer392112
341graphic pre?press trades worker392211
342printing machinist392311
343small offset printer392312
344canvas goods fabricator393111
345leather goods maker393112
346sail maker393113
347shoemaker393114
348apparel cutter393211
349clothing patternmaker393212
350dressmaker or tailor393213
351clothing trades workers (nec)393299
352upholsterer393311
353furniture finisher394211
354picture framer394212
355wood machinist394213
356wood turner394214
357wood machinists and other wood trades workers (nec)394299
358chemical plant operator399211
359gas or petroleum operator399212
360power generation plant operator399213
361gallery or museum technician399311
362library technician399312
363jeweller399411
364broadcast transmitter operator399511
365camera operator (film, television or video)399512
366light technician399513
367make up artist399514
368musical instrument maker or repairer399515
369sound technician399516
370television equipment operator399517
371performing arts technicians (nec)399599
372signwriter399611
373diver399911
374interior decorator399912
375optical dispenser (Aus) / dispensing optician (NZ)399913
376optical mechanic399914
377photographer’s assistant399915
378plastics technician399916
379wool classer399917
380fire protection equipment technician399918
381technicians and trades workers (nec)399999
382ambulance officer411111
383intensive care ambulance paramedic (Aus) / ambulance paramedic (NZ)411112
384dental hygienist411211
385dental prosthetist411212
386dental technician411213
387dental therapist411214
388diversional therapist411311
389enrolled nurse411411
390mothercraft nurse411412
391Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health worker411511
392kaiawhina (hauora) (Maori health assistant)411512
393massage therapist411611
394community worker411711
395disabilities services officer411712
396family support worker411713
397parole or probation officer411714
398residential care officer411715
399youth worker411716
400child care worker (group leaders only)421111
401hotel service manager431411
402defence force member ? other ranks441111
403emergency service worker441211
404fire fighter441212
405detective441311
406police officer441312
407security consultant442216
408driving instructor451211
409funeral director451311
410funeral workers (nec)451399
411flight attendant451711
412travel attendants (nec)451799
413first aid trainer451815
414diving instructor (open water)452311
415gymnastics coach or instructor452312
416horse riding coach or instructor452313
417snowsport instructor452314
418swimming coach or instructor452315
419other sports coach or instructor452317
420dog or horse racing official452318
421sports development officer452321
422sports umpire452322
423other sports official452323
424golfer452412
425jockey452413
426lifeguard452414
427sportspersons (nec)452499
428contract administrator511111
429program or project administrator511112
430office manager512111
431health practice manager512211
432practice managers (nec)512299
433personal assistant521111
434secretary (general)521211
435legal secretary521212
436call or contact centre team leader541111
437conveyancer599111
438legal executive599112
439clerk of court599211
440court bailiff or sheriff (Aus) / court collections officer (NZ)599212
441court orderly (Aus) / court registry officer (NZ)599213
442law clerk599214
443trust officer599215
444insurance investigator599611
445insurance loss adjuster599612
446insurance risk surveyor599613
447clinical coder599915
448auctioneer611111
449stock and station agent611112
450insurance agent611211
451business broker612111
452property manager612112
453real estate agency principal (Aus) / real estate agency licensee (NZ)612113
454real estate agent612114
455real estate representative612115
456retail buyer639211
457wool buyer639212