What is Australia’s Skilled Occupation List? Last changed March 2018

Skills assessment

This list is provided by the Australian government, it contains a list of jobs that Australia needs in the immediate short term and also in the long run. This process requires you to pass a skills assessment where a person get points for different skills e.g Qualification, experience and so on.

View the full skilled occupation list for Australia

It is essential to meet a English language test or be from an exempt country like the USA, UK, Ireland and New Zealand

In-demand professions

Nurses in twelve different specialist areas of expertise in the profession are featured. Health care is in demand as Australia’s population ages and lives longer.  Australia need Audiologist Chiropractors and Prosthetist these are occupations in health sector are here to stay in one Australia’s fastest growing field healthcare. If you are an expert in hearing loss or can treat those who have lost limbs and need artificial replacements you are needed,

Panel Beater, Cabinet Maker, Accountant, internal auditors and Software Engineer are still needed.

Bricklayer, Stonemason, Electrical engineers, Mechanical engineers and Carpenter are in short supply.

Social Worker also continue to be in demand.


If you are a foreign student in Australia it would be wise to check if your qualification leads to a profession that is on the skills register. Occupations are being constantly added and changed.

We have a lot of experience and knowledge in the migration field and will be happy to initially offer free consultation for 20 minutes to establish if you qualify to get a skilled visa to enter and work in Australia. .

Ask our migration agent Perth or our migration agent In Brisbane

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