In order to immigrate to Australia according to the Skilled Migration Program, which includes the Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189), the Skilled State Sponsorship Visa (subclass 190) and the Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa (subclass 489), you need to have an occupation listed on one of the respective lists below.

From time to time, the Department of Home Affairs changes the said lists.

The current lists as at June 2018 are as follows:

Medium and Long term Strategic Skills List for a Skilled Independent  Visa (subclass 189) and a Skilled Sponsored Visa (subclass 190) for a Skilled State Sponsorship visa only (Subclass 190) for a Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa (subclass 489)
accountant (general) (a) ambassador; or aeroplane pilot
actuary (b) archbishop; or agricultural technician
aeronautical engineer (c) bishop amusement centre manager
agricultural consultant accommodation and hospitality managers (nec) building and engineering technicians (nec)
agricultural engineer acupuncturist caravan park and camping ground manager
agricultural scientist advertising manager cinema or theatre manager
airconditioning and mechanical services plumber advertising specialist clinical coder
airconditioning and refrigeration mechanic aircraft maintenance engineer (avionics) community arts worker
analyst programmer aircraft maintenance engineer (mechanical) conservation officer
architect aircraft maintenance engineer (structures) construction estimator
audiologist ambulance officer dental hygienist
automotive electrician anaesthetic technician dental therapist
barrister anaesthetist driving instructor
biomedical engineer animal attendants and trainers (nec) electrical linesworker
boat builder and repairer apiarist emergency service worker
bricklayer aquaculture farmer environmental health officer
cabinetmaker arborist exercise physiologist
cardiologist architectural draftsperson financial institution branch manager
cardiothoracic surgeon architectural, building and surveying technicians (nec) first aid trainer
carpenter art teacher (private tuition) fitness centre manager
carpenter and joiner artistic director flight attendant
cartographer arts administrator or manager floor finisher
chef baker flying instructor
chemical engineer beef cattle farmer funeral workers (nec)
child care centre manager book or script editor gas or petroleum operator
chiropractor building inspector helicopter pilot
civil engineer business machine mechanic horse breeder
civil engineering draftsperson butcher or smallgoods maker human resource adviser
civil engineering technician cabler (data and telecommunications) intellectual property lawyer
clinical haematologist cafe or restaurant manager jockey
clinical psychologist camera operator (film, television or video) liaison officer
computer network and systems engineer cardiac technician maintenance planner
construction project manager careers counsellor market research analyst
dermatologist chemical plant operator mechanical engineering draftsperson
developer programmer chemistry technician medical administrator
diagnostic and interventional radiologist commodities trader multimedia designer
diesel motor mechanic community worker nurseryperson
drainer company secretary operating theatre technician
early childhood (pre primary school) teacher complementary health therapists (nec) pathology collector
educational psychologist conference and event organiser policy analyst
electrical engineer contract administrator policy and planning manager
electrical engineering draftsperson cook post office manager
electrical engineering technician copywriter procurement manager
electrician (general) corporate services manager project builder
electrician (special class) cotton grower property manager
electronic equipment trades worker counsellors (nec) public relations manager
electronic instrument trades worker (general) crop farmers (nec) real estate representative
electronic instrument trades worker (special class) customer service manager regional education manager
electronics engineer dairy cattle farmer safety inspector
emergency medicine specialist dance teacher (private tuition) ship’s master
endocrinologist dancer or choreographer sports administrator
engineering manager database administrator sports centre manager
engineering technologist dental specialist surveying or spatial science technician
environmental engineer dental technician translator
external auditor dentist vehicle painter
fibrous plasterer dietitian vocational education teacher
fitter (general) director (film, television, radio or stage) wine maker
fitter and turner disabilities services officer workplace relations adviser
fitter welder diversional therapist zookeeper
forester diving instructor (open water)  
gasfitter dog handler or trainer  
gastroenterologist dressmaker or tailor  
general practitioner drug and alcohol counsellor  
geotechnical engineer earth science technician  
glazier education adviser  
ICT business analyst education managers (nec)  
ICT security specialist enrolled nurse  
industrial engineer facilities manager  
intensive care specialist family and marriage counsellor  
internal auditor family support worker  
joiner farrier  
land economist fashion designer  
landscape architect film and video editor  
lift mechanic finance broker  
locksmith finance manager  
management accountant financial brokers (nec)  
management consultant financial dealers (nec)  
materials engineer financial investment adviser  
mechanical engineer financial investment manager  
medical diagnostic radiographer financial market dealer  
medical laboratory scientist florist  
medical oncologist flower grower  
medical practitioners (nec) footballer  
medical radiation therapist fruit or nut grower  
metal fabricator furniture finisher  
metal machinist (first class) gallery or museum curator  
midwife gardener (general)  
motor mechanic (general) geologist  
motorcycle mechanic grain, oilseed or pasture grower (Aus) / field crop grower (NZ)  
naval architect grape grower  
neurologist graphic designer  
neurosurgeon greenkeeper  
nuclear medicine technologist gymnastics coach or instructor  
nurse practitioner hairdresser  
nursing clinical director hardware technician  
obstetrician and gynaecologist health and welfare services managers (nec)  
occupational therapist health diagnostic and promotion professionals (nec)  
ophthalmologist health information manager  
optometrist health promotion officer  
organisational psychologist horse riding coach or instructor  
orthopaedic surgeon hospital pharmacist  
orthotist or prosthetist  hotel or motel manager  
osteopath human resource manager  
other spatial scientist ICT account manager  
otorhinolaryngologist ICT business development manager  
paediatric surgeon ICT customer support officer  
paediatrician ICT managers (nec)  
painting trades worker ICT project manager  
panelbeater ICT quality assurance engineer  
pathologist ICT sales representative  
physicist (medical physicist only) ICT support and test engineers (nec)  
physiotherapist ICT support engineer  
plastic and reconstructive surgeon ICT support technicians (nec)  
plumber (general) ICT systems test engineer  
podiatrist ICT trainer  
pressure welder illustrator  
primary health organisation manager industrial designer  
production or plant engineer industrial pharmacist  
psychiatrist information and organisation professionals (nec)  
psychologists (nec) insurance agent  
quantity surveyor insurance broker  
radiation oncologist insurance loss adjuster  
radio communications technician intensive care ambulance paramedic  
registered nurse (aged care) interior designer  
registered nurse (child and family health) interpreter  
registered nurse (community health) jeweller  
registered nurse (critical care and emergency) jewellery designer  
registered nurse (developmental disability) journalists and other writers (nec)  
registered nurse (disability and rehabilitation) judicial and other legal professionals (nec)  
registered nurse (medical practice) laboratory manager  
registered nurse (medical) landscape gardener  
registered nurse (mental health) librarian  
registered nurse (paediatrics) library technician  
registered nurse (perioperative) life science technician  
registered nurse (surgical) livestock farmers (nec)  
registered nurses (nec) make up artist  
renal medicine specialist manufacturer  
rheumatologist marketing specialist  
roof plumber massage therapist  
secondary school teacher mathematician  
sheetmetal trades worker meat inspector  
shipwright mechanical engineering technician  
small engine mechanic medical laboratory technician  
social worker medical technicians (nec)  
software engineer metal fitters and machinists (nec)  
solicitor metallurgical or materials technician  
solid plasterer middle school teacher (Aus) / intermediate school teacher (NZ)  
sonographer mine deputy  
special education teachers (nec) mixed crop and livestock farmer  
special needs teacher mixed crop farmer  
specialist physician (general medicine) mixed livestock farmer  
specialist physicians (nec) music director  
speech pathologist music professionals (nec)  
stonemason music teacher (private tuition)  
structural engineer naturopath  
surgeon (general) network administrator  
surveyor network analyst  
systems analyst newspaper or periodical editor  
taxation accountant nurse educator  
teacher of the hearing impaired nurse manager  
teacher of the sight impaired nurse researcher  
technical cable jointer nutritionist  
telecommunications engineer occupational health and safety adviser  
telecommunications field engineer organisation and methods analyst  
telecommunications network engineer orthoptist  
telecommunications network planner other sports coach or instructor  
telecommunications technical officer or technologist pastrycook  
thoracic medicine specialist patents examiner  
transport engineer performing arts technicians (nec)  
urologist pharmacy technician  
valuer photographer  
vascular surgeon pig farmer  
veterinarian poultry farmer  
wall and floor tiler power generation plant operator  
welder (first class) precision instrument maker and repairer  
welfare centre manager primary products inspectors (nec)  
  primary school teacher  
  print finisher  
  print journalist  
  printing machinist  
  private tutors and teachers (nec)  
  production manager (forestry)  
  production manager (manufacturing)  
  production manager (mining)  
  program director (television or radio)  
  program or project administrator  
  public relations professional  
  quality assurance manager  
  records manager  
  recreation officer  
  recruitment consultant   
  rehabilitation counsellor  
  research and development manager  
  resident medical officer  
  residential care officer  
  retail buyer  
  retail pharmacist  
  roof tiler  
  sales and marketing manager  
  school principal  
  science technicians (nec)  
  sheep farmer  
  snowsport instructor  
  social professionals (nec)  
  software tester   
  sound technician  
  specialist managers (nec) except:  
  sports development officer  
  sportspersons (nec)  
  stage manager  
  stockbroking dealer  
  student counsellor  
  sugar cane grower  
  supply and distribution manager   
  swimming coach or instructor  
  systems administrator  
  teacher of English to speakers of other languages  
  technical director  
  technical sales representatives (nec) including education sales representatives  
  technical writer  
  telecommunications linesworker  
  television journalist  
  tennis coach  
  textile, clothing and footwear mechanic  
  traditional Chinese medicine practitioner  
  transport company manager  
  urban and regional planner  
  vegetable grower (Aus) / market gardener (NZ)  
  vehicle body builder  
  vehicle trimmer  
  veterinary nurse  
  video producer  
  visual arts and crafts professionals (nec)  
  watch and clock maker and repairer  
  web administrator  
  web designer  
  web developer  
  welfare worker  
  wood machinist  
  wood machinists and other wood trades workers (nec)  
  youth worker  

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