STSOL –  Eligible Skilled Occupations + ANZSCO

STSOL List is used in conjunction with the new TSS visa. From March 2018 the 457 visa will be replaced with the TSS visa. The TSS visa will be comprised of a Short-Term stream of up to 2 years, AND a Medium-Term stream of up to 4 years.

Occupations on the Short Term stream are only eligible for a 2-year visa, and with no permanent residence outcome

1. From 19 April 2017, the  occupation lists for the 457 programme have been re-named:

  • The Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL) is now called the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL).
  • The Skilled Occupation List (SOL) is now called the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL).

2. Other majors changes are

  • the reduction in occupations eligible for temporary and permanent skilled migration. For the 457 there have been 216 occupations removed and ‘caveats’ added to 59 other occupations.
  • Previously, subclass 457 visas were granted for 4 years, with the main exceptions to this where if the nominating sponsor requested it, or if the  contract was less e.g, the sponsor was a start-up and the sponsorship agreement was 18 months; or it fitted with a MOFU extension visa applicant (Member of the Family Unit) visa grant.

Now, for this transition period for 457 visas granted after April 19th 2017, 4 year visas are only granted if the applicant’s occupation is on the MLTSSL.

For all other applicants where their occupation is not on the MLTSSL, a maximum visa period of 2 years will be available.

Despite these changes, the TSS visa goals are much like the old 457, it allows skilled workers to come to Aust​ralia and work, but the periods have changed for an approved business for up to:

Each occupation is identified by its 4-digit ANZSCO unit code which is listed below with a combined STSOL Short-term Skilled Occupation List, and MLTSSL

STSOL Eligible Skilled Occupations combined

Some visas that use the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) also access occupations on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL). Below is the combined STSOL and eligible MLTSSL occupations in a single list.

This is published in the Skilled occupation lists

Occupations with  ‘*** asterisks mean they are generally EXCLUDED for the 457 program.

Occupation ANZSCO Code Assessing Authority​
Accommodation and Hospitality Managers nec 141999 VETASSESS
Accountant (General)*** 221111 CPA/CA/IPA
Actuary 224111 VETASSESS
Acupuncturist 252211 VETASSESS
Advertising Manager 131113 AIM
Advertising Specialist*** 225111 VETASSESS
Aeronautical Engineer 233911 Engineers Australia​
Agricultural Consultant 234111 VETASSESS
Agricultural Engineer 233912 Engineers Australia​
Agricultural Scientist 234112 VETASSESS
Agricultural Technician*** 311111 VETASSESS
Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber 334112 TRA​
Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic 342111 TRA​
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical) 323112 TRA​
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures) 323113 TRA​
Ambulance Officer 411111 VETASSESS
Anaesthetic Technician 311211 VETASSESS
Anaesthetist 253211 Medical Board of Australia​
Analyst Programmer 261311 ACS​
Animal Attendants and Trainers nec *** 361199 VETASSESS
Apiarist *** 121311 VETASSESS
Aquaculture Farmer *** 121111 VETASSESS
Arborist 362212 TRA​
Architect 232111 AACA
Architectural Draftsperson 312111 VETASSESS
Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians nec 312199 VETASSESS
Art Teacher (Private Tuition) 249211 VETASSESS
Arts Administrator or Manager 139911 VETASSESS
Audiologist 252711 VETASSESS
Automotive Electrician 321111 TRA​
Baker *** 351111 TRA​
Barrister 271111 SLAA
Beef Cattle Farmer *** 121312 VETASSESS
Biomedical Engineer 233913 Engineers Australia​
Boat Builder and Repairer 399111 TRA​
Book or Script Editor 212212 VETASSESS
Botanist 234515 VETASSESS
Bricklayer 331111 TRA​
Building Associate 312112 VETASSESS
Building Inspector 312113 VETASSESS
Business Machine Mechanic 342311 TRA​
Cabinetmaker 394111 TRA​
Cabler (Data and Telecommunications) 342411 TRA​
Cafe or Restaurant Manager*** 141111 VETASSESS
Camera Operator (Film, Television or Video) 399512 TRA​
Cardiac Technician 311212 VETASSESS
Cardiologist 253312 Medical Board of Australia​
Cardiothoracic Surgeon 253512 Medical Board of Australia​
Careers Counsellor 272111 VETASSESS
Carpenter 331212 TRA​
Carpenter and Joiner 331211 TRA​
Cartographer 232213 VETASSESS
Chef*** 351311 TRA​
Chemical Plant Operator 399211 TRA​
Chemist 234211 VETASSESS
Chemistry Technician 311411 VETASSESS
Chief Executive or Managing Director *** 111111 AIM​
Chief Information Officer 135111 ACS
Child Care Centre Manager 134111 TRA
Chiropractor 252111 CCEA
Civil Engineer 233211 Engineers Australia​
Civil Engineering Draftsperson 312211 Engineers Australia​/
Clinical Haematologist 253313 Medical Board of Australia​
Clinical Psychologist 272311 APS
Commodities Trader 222111 VETASSESS
Community Worker 411711 VETASSESS​
Company Secretary 221211 VETASSESS
Complementary Health Therapists nec 252299 VETASSESS
Computer Network and Systems Engineer 263111 ACS​
Conference and Event Organiser *** 149311 VETASSESS
Conservator 234911 VETASSESS
Construction Project Manager 133111 VETASSESS
Contract Administrator *** 511111 VETASSESS
Cook*** 351411 TRA​
Copywriter 212411 VETASSESS
Corporate General Manager *** 111211 AIM​
Corporate Services Manager *** 132111 VETASSESS
Coton Grower *** 121211 VETASSESS
Counsellors nec 272199 VETASSESS
Crop Farmers nec  *** 121299 VETASSESS
Customer Service Manager  *** 149212 VETASSESS
Dairy Cattle Farmer  *** 121313 VETASSESS
Dance Teacher (Private Tuition) 249212 VETASSESS
Dancer or Choreographer 211112 VETASSESS
Database Administrator 262111 ACS​
Dental Specialist 252311 ADC
Dental Technician 411213 TRA​
Dentist 252312 ADC​
Dermatologist 253911 Medical Board of Australia​
Developer Programmer 261312 ACS​
Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist 253917 Medical Board of Australia​
Diesel Motor Mechanic 321212 TRA​
Dietitian 251111 DAA
Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage) 212312 VETASSESS
Disabilities Services Officer 411712 VETASSESS
Diversional Therapist 411311 VETASSESS
Diving Instructor (Open Water) 452311 VETASSESS
Dog Handler or Trainer 361111 VETASSESS
Drainer 334113 TRA​
Drug and Alcohol Counsellor 272112 VETASSESS
Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher 241111 AITSL​
Earth Science Technician 311412 VETASSESS
Economist 224311 VETASSESS
Education Adviser 249111 VETASSESS
Education Managers nec 134499 VETASSESS
Educational Psychologist 272312 APS​
Electrical Engineer 233311 Engineers Australia​
Electrical Engineering Draftsperson 312311 Engineers Australia​
Electrical Engineering Technician 312312 TRA​
Electrician (General) 341111 TRA​
Electrician (Special Class) 341112 TRA​
Electronic Equipment Trades Worker 342313 Engineers Australia​
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General) 342314 TRA​
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class) 342315 TRA​
Emergency Medicine Specialist 253912 TRA​
Endocrinologist 253315 Engineers Australia​
Engineering Manager 133211 Medical Board of Australia​
Engineering Professionals nec 233999 Medical Board of Australia​
Engineering Technologist 233914 Engineers Australia​/AIM
Enrolled Nurse 411411 ANMAC​​
Environmental Consultant 234312 VETASSESS
Environmental Engineer 233915 Engineers Australia​​
Environmental Manager 139912 VETASSESS
Environmental Research Scientist 234313 VETASSESS
Environmental Scientists nec 234399 VETASSESS
Equipment Hire Manager 149915 VETASSESS
External Auditor 221213 CPA/CA/IPA
Facilities Manager  *** 149913 VETASSESS
Faculty Head 134411 VETASSESS
Family and Marriage Counsellor 272113 VETASSESS
Family Support Worker 411713 VETASSESS
Farrier 322113 TRA​
Fashion Designer 232311 VETASSESS
Fibrous Plasterer 333211 TRA​
Film and Video Editor 212314 VETASSESS
Finance Broker 222112 VETASSESS
Finance Manager  *** 132211 CPA/ICA/AIPA
Financial Brokers nec 222199 VETASSESS
Financial Dealers nec 222299 VETASSESS
Financial Investment Adviser 222311 VETASSESS
Financial Investment Manager 222312 VETASSESS
Financial Market Dealer 222211 VETASSESS
Fitness Centre Manager 149112 VETASSESS
Fitter (General) 323211 TRA​
Fitter and Turner 323212 TRA​
Fitter-Welder 323213 TRA​
Fleet Manager 149411 VETASSESS
Florist 362111 TRA​
Flower Grower *** 121212 VETASSESS
Footballer 452411 VETASSESS
Forester 234113 VETASSESS
Fruit or Nut Grower *** 121213 VETASSESS
Furniture Finisher 394211 TRA​
Gallery or Museum Curator 224212 VETASSESS
Gardener (General) 362211 TRA​
Gasfitter 334114 TRA​
Gastroenterologist 253316 Medical Board of Australia
General Practitioner 253111 Medical Board of Australia
Geologist 234411 VETASSESS
Geotechnical Engineer 233212 Engineers Australia
Glazier 333111 TRA​
Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Grower (Aus) / Field Crop Grower (NZ) *** 121214 VETASSESS
Grape Grower *** 121215 VETASSESS
Graphic Designer *** 232411 VETASSESS
Greenkeeper 362311 TRA​
Gymnastics Coach or Instructor 452312 VETASSESS
Hair or Beauty Salon Manager *** 142114 VETASSESS
Hairdresser *** 391111 TRA​
Hardware Technician 313111 TRA​
Health and Welfare Services Managers nec 134299 VETASSESS
Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals nec 251999 VETASSESS
Health Information Manager 224213 VETASSESS
Health Promotion Officer 251911 VETASSESS
Horse Breeder *** 121316 VETASSESS
Horse Riding Coach or Instructor 452313 VETASSESS
Hospital Pharmacist 251511 APharmC
Hotel or Motel Manager *** 141311 VETASSESS
Human Resource Manager 132311 AIM
ICT Account Manager 225211 VETASSESS
ICT business Analyst 261111 ACS​
ICT Business Development Manager 225212 VETASSESS
ICT Customer Support Officer 313112 TRA​
ICT Managers nec 135199 ACS​
ICT Project Manager *** 135112 ACS​
ICT Quality Assurance Engineer 263211 ACS​
ICT Sales Representative 225213 VETASSESS
ICT Security Specialist 262112 ACS​
ICT Support Engineer *** 263212 ACS​
ICT Systems Test Engineer *** 263213 ACS​
ICT Trainer 223211 ACS​
Illustrator 232412 VETASSESS
Industrial Designer 232312 VETASSESS
Industrial Pharmacist 251512 VETASSESS
Information and Organisation Professionals nec *** 224999 VETASSESS
Insurance Agent 611211 VETASSESS
Insurance Broker 222113 VETASSESS
Insurance Loss Adjuster 599612 VETASSESS
Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic 411112 VETASSESS
Intensive Care Specialist 253317 Medical Board of Australia
Interior Designer 232511 VETASSESS
Internal Auditor 221214 VETASSESS
Interpreter 272412 NAATI
Jeweller 399411 TRA​
Jewellery Designer 232313 VETASSESS
Joiner 331213 TRA​
Journalists and Other Writers nec 212499 VETASSESS
Judicial and Other Legal Professionals nec 271299 VETASSESS
Laboratory Manager 139913 VETASSESS
Land Economist 224511 VETASSESS
Landscape Architect 232112 VETASSESS
Landscape Gardener 362213 TRA​
Librarian 224611 VETASSESS
Library Technician 399312 VETASSESS
Life Science Technician 311413 VETASSESS
Lift Mechanic 341113 TRA​
Livestock Farmer *** 121399 VETASSESS
Locksmith 323313 TRA​
Make Up Artist 399514 TRA​
Management Accountant 221112 CPA/CA/IPA
Management Consultant *** 224711 VETASSESS
Manufacturer 133411 VETASSESS
Marine Biologist 234516 VETASSESS
Marketing Specialist *** 225113 VETASSESS
Massage Therapist *** 411611 VETASSESS
Mathematician 224112 VETASSESS
Meat Inspector 311312 VETASSESS
Mechanical Engineer 233512 Engineers Australia
Mechanical Engineering Technician *** 312512 TRA​​
Medical Diagnostic Radiographer 251211 AIR
Medical Laboratory Scientist 234611 AIMS​
Medical Laboratory Technician 311213 AIMS​
Medical Oncologist 253314 Medical Board of Australia
Medical Practitioners nec 253999 Medical Board of Australia
Medical Radiation Therapist 251212 AIR
Medical Technicians nec 311299 VETASSESS
Metal Fabricator 322311 TRA​
Metal Fitters and Machinists nec 323299 TRA​
Metal Machinist (First Class) 323214 TRA​
Metallurgical or Materials Technician 312912 VETASSESS
Meteorologist 234913 VETASSESS
Middle School Teacher (Aus) / Intermediate School Teacher (NZ) 241311 AITSL​ ​​
Midwife 254111 ANMAC​
Mine Deputy 312913 VETASSESS
Mining Engineer (Excluding Petroleum) 233611 Engineers Australia
Minister of Religion* 272211 VETASSESS
Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer *** 121411 VETASSESS
Mixed Crop Farmer *** 121216 VETASSESS
Mixed Livestock Farmer *** 121317 VETASSESS
Motor Mechanic (General) 321211 TRA​​
Motorcycle Mechanic 321213 TRA​
Multimedia Specialist 261211 ACS​
Music Teacher (Private Tuition) 249214 VETASSESS
Musician (Instrumental) 211213 VETASSESS
Naturopath 252213 VETASSESS
Naval Architect 233916 Engineers Australia
Network Administrator 263112 ACS​
Network Analyst 263113 ACS​
Neurologist 253318 Medical Board of Australia
Neurosurgeon 253513 Medical Board of Australia
Newspaper or Periodical Editor 212412 VETASSESS
Nuclear Medicine Technologist 251213 ANZSNM
Nurse Educator 254211 ANMAC​
Nurse Manager 254311 ANMAC​
Nurse Practitioner 254411 ANMAC​
Nursing Clinical Director 134212 ANMAC
Nutritionist 251112 VETASSESS
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist 253913 Medical Board of Australia
Occupational Health and Safety Adviser 251312 VETASSESS
Occupational Therapist 252411 OTC
Ophthalmologist 253914 Medical Board of Australia
Optometrist 251411 OCANZ
Organisation and Methods Analyst 224712 VETASSESS
Organisational Psychologist 272313 APS
Orthopaedic Surgeon 253514 Medical Board of Australia
Orthoptist 251412 VETASSESS
Orthotist or Prosthetist 251912 VETASSESS
Osteopath 252112 ANZOC
Other Spatial Scientist 232214 VETASSESS
Other Sports Coach or Instructor 452317 VETASSESS
Otorhinolaryngologist 253515 Medical Board of Australia
Paediatric Surgeon 253516 Medical Board of Australia
Paediatrician 253321 Medical Board of Australia
Painting trades workers 332211 TRA​
Panelbeater 324111 TRA​
Pastrycook *** 351112 TRA​
Patents Examiner 224914 VETASSESS
Pathologist 253915 Medical Board of Australia
Performing Arts Technicians nec 399599 VETASSESS
Pharmacy Technician 311215 VETASSESS
Photographer 211311 VETASSESS
Physicist 234914 VETASSESS
Physicist (Medical Physicist only) 234914 ACPSEM
Physiotherapist 252511 APC
Picture Framer 394212 TRA​
Pig Farmer *** 121318 VETASSESS
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon 253517 Medical Board of Australia
Plumber (General) 334111 TRA​
Podiatrist 252611 APodC/ANZPAC
Post Office Manager 142115 VETASSESS
Poultry Farmer *** 121321 VETASSESS
Power Generation Plant Operator 399213 TRA​
Precision Instrument Maker and Repairer 323314 TRA​
Primary Health Organisation Manager 134213 VETASSESS
Primary Products Inspectors nec *** 311399 VETASSESS
Primary School Teacher 241213 AITSL​
Print Finisher 392111 TRA​
Print Journalist 212413 VETASSESS
Printing Machinist 392311 TRA​
Private Tutors and Teachers nec 249299 VETASSESS
Production Manager (Forestry) *** 133511 VETASSESS
Program Director (Television or Radio) 212315 VETASSESS
Program or Project Administrator 511112 VETASSESS
Property Manager 612112 VETASSESS
Psychiatrist 253411 Medical Board of Australia
Psychologists nec 272399 APS
Psychotherapist 272314 VETASSESS
Public Relations Professional 225311 VETASSESS
Quality Assurance Manager 139914 VETASSESS
Quantity Surveyor 233213 AIQS
Radiation Oncologist 253918 Medical Board of Australia
Radio Communications Technician 313211 TRA​
Real Estate Agency Principal 612113 VETASSESS
Real Estate Agent 612114 VETASSESS
Real Estate Representative 612115 VETASSESS
Records Manager 224214 VETASSESS
Recreation Officer 272612 VETASSESS
Recruitment Consultant *** 223112 VETASSESS
Registered Nurse (Aged Care) 254412 ANMAC​
Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health) 254413 ANMAC​
Registered Nurse (Community Health) 254414 ANMAC​
Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) 254415 ANMAC​
Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability) 254416 ANMAC​
Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation) 254417 ANMAC​
Registered Nurse (Medical Practice) 254421 ANMAC​
Registered Nurse (Medical) 254418 ANMAC​
Registered Nurse (Mental Health) 254422 ANMAC​
Registered Nurse (Paediatric) 254425 ANMAC​
Registered Nurse (Perioperative) 254423 ANMAC​
Registered Nurse (Surgical) 254424 ANMAC​
Registered Nurses nec 254499 ANMAC​
Rehabilitation Counsellor 272114 VETASSESS
Renal Medicine Specialist 253322 Medical Board of Australia
Resident Medical Officer 253112 Medical Board of Australia
Residential Care Officer 411715 VETASSESS
Retail Pharmacist 251513 VETASSESS
Rheumatologist 253323 APharmC
Roof plumber 334115 Medical Board of Australia
Roof Tiler 333311 TRA​
Sales and Marketing Manager *** 131112 AIM
School Principal 134311 VETASSESS
Science Technicians nec 311499 VETASSESS
Secondary School  Teacher 241411 AITSL​
Sheep Farmer *** 121322 VETASSESS
Sheetmetal Trades Worker 322211 TRA​
Shipwright 399112 TRA​
Signwriter 399611 TRA​
Small Engine Mechanic 321214 TRA​
Snowsport Instructor 452314 VETASSESS
Social Professionals nec 272499 VETASSESS
Social Worker 272511 AASW
Software and Applications Programmers nec 261399 ACS​
Software Engineer 261313 ACS​
Software Tester *** 261314 ACS​
Solicitor 271311 SLAA
Solid Plasterer 333212 TRA​
Sonographer 251214 AIR
Sound Technician 399516 TRA​
Special Education Teachers nec 241599 AITSL​
Special Needs Teacher 241511 AITSL​
Specialist Managers nec except:

  • Ambassador
  • Archbishop
  • Bishop
Specialist Physician (General Medicine) 253311 Medical Board of Australia
Specialist Physicians nec 253399 Medical Board of Australia
Speech Pathologist 252712 SPA
Sports Centre Manager 149113 VETASSESS
Sports Development Officer 452321 VETASSESS
Sportspersons nec 452499 VETASSESS
Stage Manager 212316 VETASSESS
Statistician 224113 VETASSESS
Stockbroking Dealer 222213 VETASSESS
Structural Engineer 233214 Engineers Australia
Student Counsellor 272115 VETASSESS
Sugar Cane Grower *** 121217 VETASSESS
Supply and Distribution  Manager *** 133611 AIM
Surgeon (General) 253511 Medical Board of Australia
Surveyor 232212 SSSI
Swimming Coach or Instructor 452315 VETASSESS
Systems Administrator 262113 ACS​
Systems Analyst 261112 ACS​
Taxation Accountant 221113 CPA/CA/IPA
Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages 249311 VETASSESS
Teacher of the Hearing Impaired 241512 AITSL​
Teacher of the Sight Impaired 241513 AITSL​
Technical Cable Jointer 342212 TRA​
Technical Director 212317 VETASSESS
Technical Sales Representatives nec *** 225499 VETASSESS
Technical Writer 212415 VETASSESS
Telecommunications Engineer 263311 Engineers Australia
Telecommunications Field Engineer 313212 Engineers Australia
Telecommunications Linesworker 342413 TRA​
Telecommunications Network Engineer 263312 Engineers Australia
Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist 313214 Engineers Australia
Television Journalist 212416 VETASSESS
Tennis Coach 452316 VETASSESS
Textile, Clothing and Footwear Mechanic 323215 TRA​
Thoracic Medicine Specialist 253324 Medical Board of Australia
Toolmaker 323412 TRA​
Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner 252214 Chinese Medicine Board Of Australia
Transport Company Manager *** 149413 VETASSESS
Transport Engineer 233215 Engineers Australia​
University Lecturer (Suitable for the position of Research Associate or Research Fellow in a University) *** 242111 VETASSESS
University Tutor 242112 VETASSESS
Upholsterer 393311 TRA​
Urban and Regional Planner 232611 VETASSESS
Urologist 253518 Medical Board of Australia​
Valuer 224512 VETASSESS
Vascular Surgeon 253521 Medical Board of Australia​
Vegetable Grower (Aus) / Market Gardener (NZ) *** 121221 VETASSESS
Vehicle Body Builder 324211 TRA​
Vehicle Trimmer 324212 TRA​
Veterinarian 234711 AVBC
Veterinary Nurse 361311 VETASSESS
Video Producer 212318 VETASSESS
Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals nec 211499 VETASSESS
Wall and Floor Tiler 333411 VETASSESS
Watch and Clock Maker and Repairer 323316 TRA​
Web Administrator 313113 ACS
Web Designer 232414 VETASSESS
Welder (First Class) 322313 TRA​
Welfare Centre Manager 134214 ACWA/VETASSESS
Welfare Worker 272613 ACWA
Wine Maker *** 234213 VETASSESS
Wood Machinist 394213 TRA​
Wood Machinists and Other Wood Trades Workers nec 394299 TRA​
Youth Worker 411716 VETASSESS
Zoologist 234518 VETASSESS

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