Subclass 494 Visa Occupation List | Global Vision Migration


The list of occupations eligible for the new Subclass 494 Skilled Employer Sponsored Visa has been released by the Department of Home Affairs (Regional). The 494 visa will replace the current 187 (RSMS) visa, and 10,000 spots will be available every year beginning November 16, 2019. Employer sponsorship is required, and the position must be expected to last at least 5 years. It must meet the AMSR and has a 45-year age limit, competent English, and RCB advise. Applicants for visas must have a satisfactory skills evaluation and at least three years of skilled work experience.

Subclass 494 Skilled Employer Sponsored (Regional)

The 491 visa includes a road to permanent residency through the 191 visa, which requires applicants to have at least three years of full-time relevant work experience in the specified occupation or a related sector at the same level of ability.

 Any place outside of Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane is considered a regional area.

Medium and Long‑term Strategic Skills List
Item Column 1Occupation Column 2Assessing authority
1 chief executive or managing director AIM
2 corporate general manager AIM
3 construction project manager VETASSESS
4 engineering manager (a) Engineers Australia; or(b) AIM
5 child care centre manager ACECQA
6 nursing clinical director ANMAC
7 primary health organisation manager VETASSESS
8 welfare centre manager ACWA
9 faculty head VETASSESS
10 chief information officer ACWA
11 arts administrator or manager VETASSESS
12 environmental manager VETASSESS
13 dancer or choreographer VETASSESS
14 music director VETASSESS
15 musician (instrumental) VETASSESS
16 artistic director VETASSESS
17 accountant (general) (a) CAANZ; or(b) CPAA; or

(c) IPA

18 management accountant (a) CAANZ; or(b) CPAA; or

(c) IPA

19 taxation accountant (a) CAANZ; or(b) CPAA; or

(c) IPA

20 external auditor (a) CAANZ; or(b) CPAA; or

(c) IPA

21 internal auditor VETASSESS
22 actuary VETASSESS
23 statistician VETASSESS
24 economist VETASSESS
25 land economist VETASSESS
26 valuer VETASSESS
27 management consultant VETASSESS
28 architect AACA
29 landscape architect VETASSESS
30 surveyor SSSI
31 cartographer VETASSESS
32 other spatial scientist VETASSESS
33 chemical engineer Engineers Australia
34 materials engineer Engineers Australia
35 civil engineer Engineers Australia
36 geotechnical engineer Engineers Australia
37 quantity surveyor AIQS
38 structural engineer Engineers Australia
39 transport engineer Engineers Australia
40 electrical engineer Engineers Australia
41 electronics engineer Engineers Australia
42 industrial engineer Engineers Australia
43 mechanical engineer Engineers Australia
44 production or plant engineer Engineers Australia
45 mining engineer (excluding petroleum) Engineers Australia
46 petroleum engineer Engineers Australia
47 aeronautical engineer Engineers Australia
48 agricultural engineer Engineers Australia
49 biomedical engineer Engineers Australia
50 engineering technologist Engineers Australia
51 environmental engineer Engineers Australia
52 naval architect Engineers Australia
53 engineering professionals (nec) Engineers Australia
54 agricultural consultant VETASSESS
55 agricultural scientist VETASSESS
56 forester VETASSESS
57 chemist VETASSESS
58 food technologist VETASSESS
59 environmental consultant VETASSESS
60 environmental research scientist VETASSESS
61 environmental scientists (nec) VETASSESS
62 geophysicist VETASSESS
63 hydrogeologist VETASSESS
64 life scientist (general) VETASSESS
65 biochemist VETASSESS
66 biotechnologist VETASSESS
67 botanist VETASSESS
68 marine biologist VETASSESS
69 microbiologist VETASSESS
70 zoologist VETASSESS
71 life scientists (nec) VETASSESS
72 medical laboratory scientist AIMS
73 veterinarian AVBC
74 conservator VETASSESS
75 metallurgist VETASSESS
76 meteorologist VETASSESS
77 physicist the assessing authority for the occupation under subsection (2)
78 natural and physical science professionals (nec) VETASSESS
79 early childhood (pre‑primary school) teacher AITSL
80 secondary school teacher AITSL
81 special needs teacher AITSL
82 teacher of the hearing impaired AITSL
83 teacher of the sight impaired AITSL
84 special education teachers (nec) AITSL
85 university lecturer VETASSESS
86 medical diagnostic radiographer ASMIRT
87 medical radiation therapist ASMIRT
88 nuclear medicine technologist ANZSNM
89 sonographer ASMIRT
90 optometrist OCANZ
91 orthotist or prosthetist AOPA
92 chiropractor CCEA
93 osteopath AOAC
94 occupational therapist OTC
95 physiotherapist APC
96 podiatrist PodBA
97 audiologist VETASSESS
98 speech pathologist SPA
99 general practitioner MedBA
100 specialist physician (general medicine) MedBA
101 cardiologist MedBA
102 clinical haematologist MedBA
103 medical oncologist MedBA
104 endocrinologist MedBA
105 gastroenterologist MedBA
106 intensive care specialist MedBA
107 neurologist MedBA
108 paediatrician MedBA
109 renal medicine specialist MedBA
110 rheumatologist MedBA
111 thoracic medicine specialist MedBA
112 specialist physicians (nec) MedBA
113 psychiatrist MedBA
114 surgeon (general) MedBA
115 cardiothoracic surgeon MedBA
116 neurosurgeon MedBA
117 orthopaedic surgeon MedBA
118 otorhinolaryngologist MedBA
119 paediatric surgeon MedBA
120 plastic and reconstructive surgeon MedBA
121 urologist MedBA
122 vascular surgeon MedBA
123 dermatologist MedBA
124 emergency medicine specialist MedBA
125 obstetrician and gynaecologist MedBA
126 ophthalmologist MedBA
127 pathologist MedBA
128 diagnostic and interventional radiologist MedBA
129 radiation oncologist MedBA
130 medical practitioners (nec) MedBA
131 midwife ANMAC
132 nurse practitioner ANMAC
133 registered nurse (aged care) ANMAC
134 registered nurse (child and family health) ANMAC
135 registered nurse (community health) ANMAC
136 registered nurse (critical care and emergency) ANMAC
137 registered nurse (developmental disability) ANMAC
138 registered nurse (disability and rehabilitation) ANMAC
139 registered nurse (medical) ANMAC
140 registered nurse (medical practice) ANMAC
141 registered nurse (mental health) ANMAC
142 registered nurse (perioperative) ANMAC
143 registered nurse (surgical) ANMAC
144 registered nurse (paediatrics) ANMAC
145 registered nurses (nec) ANMAC
146 ICT business analyst ACS
147 systems analyst ACS
148 multimedia specialist ACS
149 analyst programmer ACS
150 developer programmer ACS
151 software engineer ACS
152 software and applications programmers (nec) ACS
153 ICT security specialist ACS
154 computer network and systems engineer ACS
155 telecommunications engineer Engineers Australia
156 telecommunications network engineer Engineers Australia
157 barrister a legal admissions authority of a State or Territory
158 solicitor a legal admissions authority of a State or Territory
159 clinical psychologist APS
160 educational psychologist APS
161 organisational psychologist APS
162 psychologists (nec) APS
163 social worker AASW
164 civil engineering draftsperson (a) Engineers Australia; or(b) VETASSESS
165 civil engineering technician VETASSESS
166 electrical engineering draftsperson Engineers Australia
167 electrical engineering technician TRA
168 radio communications technician TRA
169 telecommunications field engineer Engineers Australia
170 telecommunications network planner Engineers Australia
171 telecommunications technical officer or technologist Engineers Australia
172 automotive electrician TRA
173 motor mechanic (general) TRA
174 diesel motor mechanic TRA
175 motorcycle mechanic TRA
176 small engine mechanic TRA
177 sheetmetal trades worker TRA
178 metal fabricator TRA
179 pressure welder TRA
180 welder (first class) TRA
181 fitter (general) TRA
182 fitter and turner TRA
183 fitter‑welder TRA
184 metal machinist (first class) TRA
185 locksmith TRA
186 panelbeater TRA
187 bricklayer TRA
188 stonemason TRA
189 carpenter and joiner TRA
190 carpenter TRA
191 joiner TRA
192 painting trades worker TRA
193 glazier TRA
194 fibrous plasterer TRA
195 solid plasterer TRA
196 wall and floor tiler TRA
197 plumber (general) TRA
198 airconditioning and mechanical services plumber TRA
199 drainer TRA
200 gasfitter TRA
201 roof plumber TRA
202 electrician (general) TRA
203 electrician (special class) TRA
204 lift mechanic TRA
205 airconditioning and refrigeration mechanic TRA
206 technical cable jointer TRA
207 electronic equipment trades worker TRA
208 electronic instrument trades worker (general) TRA
209 electronic instrument trades worker (special class) TRA
210 chef TRA
211 horse trainer TRA
212 cabinetmaker TRA
213 boat builder and repairer TRA
214 shipwright TRA
215 tennis coach VETASSESS
216 footballer VETASSESS

Note:          For the meaning of the expressions in column 2, see section 9.

(2)  The assessing authority:

(a)  for a physicist (other than a medical physicist) is VETASSESS; and

(b)  for a medical physicist is ACPSEM.

Note:          For the meaning of VETASSESS and ACPSEM, see section 9.

7  Regional Occupation List

(1)  The following table is the Regional Occupation List.

Regional Occupation List
Item Column 1Occupation Column 2Assessing authority
1 aquaculture farmer VETASSESS
2 cotton grower VETASSESS
3 flower grower VETASSESS
4 fruit or nut grower VETASSESS
5 grain, oilseed or pasture grower (Aus) / field crop grower (NZ) VETASSESS
6 grape grower VETASSESS
7 mixed crop farmer VETASSESS
8 sugar cane grower VETASSESS
9 turf grower VETASSESS
10 vegetable grower (Aus) / market gardener (NZ) VETASSESS
11 crop farmers (nec) VETASSESS
12 apiarist VETASSESS
13 beef cattle farmer VETASSESS
14 dairy cattle farmer VETASSESS
15 deer farmer VETASSESS
16 goat farmer VETASSESS
17 horse breeder VETASSESS
18 mixed livestock farmer VETASSESS
19 pig farmer VETASSESS
20 poultry farmer VETASSESS
21 sheep farmer VETASSESS
22 livestock farmers (nec) VETASSESS
23 mixed crop and livestock farmer VETASSESS
24 sales and marketing manager AIM
25 advertising manager AIM
26 public relations manager AIM
27 corporate services manager VETASSESS
28 finance manager (a) CAANZ; or(b) CPAA; or

(c) IPA

29 human resource manager AIM
30 policy and planning manager VETASSESS
31 research and development manager VETASSESS
32 project builder VETASSESS
33 importer or exporter VETASSESS
34 wholesaler VETASSESS
35 manufacturer VETASSESS
36 production manager (forestry) VETASSESS
37 production manager (manufacturing) VETASSESS
38 production manager (mining) VETASSESS
39 supply and distribution manager AIM
40 procurement manager AIM
41 medical administrator (Aus) / medical superintendent (NZ) VETASSESS
42 health and welfare services managers (nec) VETASSESS
43 school principal VETASSESS
44 regional education manager VETASSESS
45 education managers (nec) VETASSESS
46 ICT project manager ACS
47 ICT managers (nec) ACS
48 laboratory manager VETASSESS
49 quality assurance manager VETASSESS
50 sports administrator VETASSESS
51 specialist managers (nec) VETASSESS
52 cafe or restaurant manager VETASSESS
53 caravan park and camping ground manager VETASSESS
54 hotel or motel manager VETASSESS
55 licensed club manager VETASSESS
56 bed and breakfast operator VETASSESS
57 retirement village manager VETASSESS
58 accommodation and hospitality managers (nec) VETASSESS
59 retail manager (general) VETASSESS
60 antique dealer VETASSESS
61 betting agency manager VETASSESS
62 hair or beauty salon manager VETASSESS
63 post office manager VETASSESS
64 travel agency manager VETASSESS
65 amusement centre manager VETASSESS
66 fitness centre manager VETASSESS
67 sports centre manager VETASSESS
68 call or contact centre manager VETASSESS
69 customer service manager VETASSESS
70 conference and event organiser VETASSESS
71 fleet manager VETASSESS
72 railway station manager VETASSESS
73 transport company manager VETASSESS
74 boarding kennel or cattery operator VETASSESS
75 cinema or theatre manager VETASSESS
76 facilities manager VETASSESS
77 financial institution branch manager VETASSESS
78 equipment hire manager VETASSESS
79 hospitality, retail and service managers (nec) VETASSESS
80 actor VETASSESS
81 entertainer or variety artist VETASSESS
82 actors, dancers and other entertainers (nec) VETASSESS
83 composer VETASSESS
84 singer VETASSESS
85 music professionals (nec) VETASSESS
86 photographer VETASSESS
87 painter (visual arts) VETASSESS
88 potter or ceramic artist VETASSESS
89 sculptor VETASSESS
90 visual arts and crafts professionals (nec) VETASSESS
91 media producer (excluding video) VETASSESS
92 radio presenter VETASSESS
93 television presenter VETASSESS
94 author VETASSESS
95 book or script editor VETASSESS
96 art director (film, television or stage) VETASSESS
97 director (film, television, radio or stage) VETASSESS
98 director of photography VETASSESS
99 film and video editor VETASSESS
100 program director (television or radio) VETASSESS
101 stage manager VETASSESS
102 technical director VETASSESS
103 video producer VETASSESS
104 film, television, radio and stage directors (nec) VETASSESS
105 copywriter VETASSESS
106 newspaper or periodical editor VETASSESS
107 print journalist VETASSESS
108 radio journalist VETASSESS
109 technical writer VETASSESS
110 television journalist VETASSESS
111 journalists and other writers (nec) VETASSESS
112 company secretary VETASSESS
113 corporate treasurer (a) CAANZ; or(b) CPAA; or

(c) IPA

114 commodities trader VETASSESS
115 finance broker VETASSESS
116 insurance broker VETASSESS
117 financial brokers (nec) VETASSESS
118 financial market dealer VETASSESS
119 futures trader VETASSESS
120 stockbroking dealer VETASSESS
121 financial dealers (nec) VETASSESS
122 financial investment adviser VETASSESS
123 financial investment manager VETASSESS
124 human resource adviser VETASSESS
125 recruitment consultant VETASSESS
126 workplace relations adviser VETASSESS
127 ICT trainer ACS
128 training and development professional VETASSESS
129 mathematician VETASSESS
130 archivist VETASSESS
131 gallery or museum curator VETASSESS
132 health information manager VETASSESS
133 records manager VETASSESS
134 policy analyst VETASSESS
135 librarian VETASSESS
136 organisation and methods analyst VETASSESS
137 electorate officer VETASSESS
138 liaison officer VETASSESS
139 migration agent (Aus) / immigration consultant (NZ) VETASSESS
140 patents examiner VETASSESS
141 information and organisation professionals (nec) VETASSESS
142 advertising specialist VETASSESS
143 market research analyst VETASSESS
144 marketing specialist VETASSESS
145 ICT account manager VETASSESS
146 ICT business development manager VETASSESS
147 ICT sales representative VETASSESS
148 public relations professional VETASSESS
149 sales representative (industrial products) VETASSESS
150 sales representative (medical and pharmaceutical products) VETASSESS
151 technical sales representatives (nec) VETASSESS
152 aeroplane pilot CASA
153 flying instructor VETASSESS
154 helicopter pilot CASA
155 air transport professionals (nec) VETASSESS
156 master fisher VETASSESS
157 ship’s engineer AMSA
158 ship’s master AMSA
159 ship’s officer AMSA
160 marine surveyor AMSA
161 marine transport professionals (nec) VETASSESS
162 fashion designer VETASSESS
163 industrial designer VETASSESS
164 jewellery designer VETASSESS
165 graphic designer VETASSESS
166 illustrator VETASSESS
167 multimedia designer VETASSESS
168 web designer VETASSESS
169 interior designer VETASSESS
170 urban and regional planner VETASSESS
171 wine maker VETASSESS
172 conservation officer VETASSESS
173 park ranger VETASSESS
174 geologist VETASSESS
175 exercise physiologist VETASSESS
176 primary school teacher AITSL
177 middle school teacher (Aus) / intermediate school teacher (NZ) AITSL
178 university tutor VETASSESS
179 vocational education teacher (Aus) / polytechnic teacher (NZ) the assessing body for the occupation under subsection (2)
180 education adviser VETASSESS
181 education reviewer VETASSESS
182 art teacher (private tuition) VETASSESS
183 dance teacher (private tuition) VETASSESS
184 drama teacher (private tuition) VETASSESS
185 music teacher (private tuition) VETASSESS
186 private tutors and teachers (nec) VETASSESS
187 teacher of English to speakers of other languages VETASSESS
188 dietitian DAA
189 nutritionist VETASSESS
190 environmental health officer VETASSESS
191 occupational health and safety adviser VETASSESS
192 orthoptist VETASSESS
193 hospital pharmacist APharmC
194 industrial pharmacist VETASSESS
195 retail pharmacist APharmC
196 health promotion officer VETASSESS
197 health diagnostic and promotion professionals (nec) VETASSESS
198 acupuncturist CMBA
199 homoeopath VETASSESS
200 naturopath VETASSESS
201 traditional Chinese medicine practitioner CMBA
202 complementary health therapists (nec) VETASSESS
203 dental specialist ADC
204 dentist ADC
205 resident medical officer MedBA
206 anaesthetist MedBA
207 nurse educator ANMAC
208 nurse researcher ANMAC
209 nurse manager ANMAC
210 web developer ACS
211 software tester ACS
212 database administrator ACS
213 systems administrator ACS
214 network administrator ACS
215 network analyst ACS
216 ICT quality assurance engineer ACS
217 ICT support engineer ACS
218 ICT systems test engineer ACS
219 ICT support and test engineers (nec) ACS
220 intellectual property lawyer VETASSESS
221 judicial and other legal professionals (nec) VETASSESS
222 careers counsellor VETASSESS
223 drug and alcohol counsellor VETASSESS
224 family and marriage counsellor VETASSESS
225 rehabilitation counsellor VETASSESS
226 student counsellor VETASSESS
227 counsellors (nec) VETASSESS
228 psychotherapist VETASSESS
229 historian VETASSESS
230 interpreter NAATI
231 translator NAATI
232 archaeologist VETASSESS
233 social professionals (nec) VETASSESS
234 community arts worker VETASSESS
235 recreation officer (Aus) / recreation coordinator (NZ) VETASSESS
236 welfare worker ACWA
237 agricultural technician VETASSESS
238 anaesthetic technician VETASSESS
239 cardiac technician VETASSESS
240 medical laboratory technician AIMS
241 operating theatre technician VETASSESS
242 pharmacy technician VETASSESS
243 pathology collector (Aus) / phlebotomist (NZ) AIMS
244 medical technicians (nec) VETASSESS
245 fisheries officer VETASSESS
246 meat inspector VETASSESS
247 quarantine officer VETASSESS
248 primary products inspectors (nec) VETASSESS
249 chemistry technician VETASSESS
250 earth science technician VETASSESS
251 life science technician VETASSESS
252 school laboratory technician VETASSESS
253 hydrographer VETASSESS
254 science technicians (nec) VETASSESS
255 architectural draftsperson VETASSESS
256 building associate VETASSESS
257 building inspector VETASSESS
258 construction estimator VETASSESS
259 plumbing inspector VETASSESS
260 surveying or spatial science technician VETASSESS
261 architectural, building and surveying technicians (nec) VETASSESS
262 electronic engineering draftsperson Engineers Australia
263 electronic engineering technician TRA
264 mechanical engineering draftsperson Engineers Australia
265 mechanical engineering technician TRA
266 safety inspector VETASSESS
267 maintenance planner VETASSESS
268 metallurgical or materials technician VETASSESS
269 mine deputy VETASSESS
270 building and engineering technicians (nec) (a) VETASSESS; or(b) Engineers Australia
271 hardware technician TRA
272 ICT customer support officer TRA
273 web administrator ACS
274 ICT support technicians (nec) TRA
275 blacksmith TRA
276 electroplater TRA
277 farrier TRA
278 metal casting trades worker TRA
279 metal polisher TRA
280 aircraft maintenance engineer (avionics) TRA
281 aircraft maintenance engineer (mechanical) TRA
282 aircraft maintenance engineer (structures) TRA
283 textile, clothing and footwear mechanic TRA
284 metal fitters and machinists (nec) TRA
285 engraver TRA
286 gunsmith TRA
287 precision instrument maker and repairer TRA
288 saw doctor TRA
289 watch and clock maker and repairer TRA
290 engineering patternmaker TRA
291 toolmaker TRA
292 vehicle body builder TRA
293 vehicle trimmer TRA
294 vehicle painter TRA
295 floor finisher TRA
296 roof tiler TRA
297 electrical linesworker (Aus) / electrical line mechanic (NZ) TRA
298 business machine mechanic TRA
299 communications operator TRA
300 cabler (data and telecommunications) TRA
301 telecommunications cable jointer TRA
302 telecommunications linesworker (Aus) / telecommunications line mechanic (NZ) TRA
303 telecommunications technician TRA
304 baker TRA
305 pastrycook TRA
306 butcher or smallgoods maker TRA
307 cook TRA
308 dog handler or trainer VETASSESS
309 pet groomer VETASSESS
310 zookeeper VETASSESS
311 kennel hand VETASSESS
312 animal attendants and trainers (nec) VETASSESS
313 shearer VETASSESS
314 veterinary nurse VETASSESS
315 florist TRA
316 gardener (general) TRA
317 arborist TRA
318 landscape gardener TRA
319 greenkeeper TRA
320 nurseryperson TRA
321 hairdresser TRA
322 print finisher TRA
323 screen printer TRA
324 graphic pre‑press trades worker TRA
325 printing machinist TRA
326 small offset printer TRA
327 canvas goods fabricator TRA
328 leather goods maker TRA
329 sail maker TRA
330 shoemaker TRA
331 apparel cutter TRA
332 clothing patternmaker TRA
333 dressmaker or tailor TRA
334 clothing trades workers (nec) VETASSESS
335 upholsterer TRA
336 furniture finisher TRA
337 picture framer TRA
338 wood machinist TRA
339 wood turner TRA
340 wood machinists and other wood trades workers (nec) TRA
341 chemical plant operator TRA
342 gas or petroleum operator TRA
343 power generation plant operator TRA
344 gallery or museum technician TRA
345 library technician VETASSESS
346 jeweller TRA
347 broadcast transmitter operator TRA
348 camera operator (film, television or video) TRA
349 light technician TRA
350 makeup artist TRA
351 musical instrument maker or repairer TRA
352 sound technician TRA
353 television equipment operator TRA
354 performing arts technicians (nec) VETASSESS
355 signwriter TRA
356 diver VETASSESS
357 interior decorator VETASSESS
358 optical dispenser (Aus) / dispensing optician (NZ) TRA
359 optical mechanic TRA
360 photographer’s assistant VETASSESS
361 plastics technician TRA
362 wool classer TRA
363 fire protection equipment technician TRA
364 technicians and trades workers (nec) TRA
365 ambulance officer VETASSESS
366 intensive care ambulance paramedic (Aus) / ambulance paramedic (NZ) VETASSESS
367 dental hygienist VETASSESS
368 dental prosthetist TRA
369 dental technician TRA
370 dental therapist VETASSESS
371 diversional therapist VETASSESS
372 enrolled nurse ANMAC
373 mothercraft nurse VETASSESS
374 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health worker VETASSESS
375 massage therapist VETASSESS
376 community worker ACWA
377 disabilities services officer ACWA
378 family support worker ACWA
379 residential care officer ACWA
380 youth worker ACWA
381 child care worker (group leaders only) ACECQA
382 hotel service manager VETASSESS
383 emergency service worker VETASSESS
384 security consultant VETASSESS
385 driving instructor VETASSESS
386 funeral director VETASSESS
387 funeral workers (nec) VETASSESS
388 flight attendant VETASSESS
389 travel attendants (nec) VETASSESS
390 first aid trainer VETASSESS
391 diving instructor (open water) VETASSESS
392 gymnastics coach or instructor VETASSESS
393 horse riding coach or instructor VETASSESS
394 snowsport instructor VETASSESS
395 swimming coach or instructor VETASSESS
396 other sports coach or instructor VETASSESS
397 dog or horse racing official VETASSESS
398 sports development officer VETASSESS
399 sports umpire VETASSESS
400 other sports official VETASSESS
401 golfer VETASSESS
402 jockey TRA
403 lifeguard VETASSESS
404 sportspersons (nec) VETASSESS
405 contract administrator VETASSESS
406 program or project administrator VETASSESS
407 office manager VETASSESS
408 health practice manager VETASSESS
409 practice managers (nec) VETASSESS
410 personal assistant VETASSESS
411 secretary (general) VETASSESS
412 legal secretary VETASSESS
413 call or contact centre team leader VETASSESS
414 conveyancer VETASSESS
415 legal executive VETASSESS
416 clerk of court VETASSESS
417 court bailiff or sheriff (Aus) / court collections officer (NZ) VETASSESS
418 court orderly (Aus) / court registry officer (NZ) VETASSESS
419 law clerk VETASSESS
420 trust officer VETASSESS
421 insurance investigator VETASSESS
422 insurance loss adjuster VETASSESS
423 insurance risk surveyor VETASSESS
424 clinical coder VETASSESS
425 auctioneer VETASSESS
426 stock and station agent VETASSESS
427 insurance agent VETASSESS
428 business broker VETASSESS
429 property manager VETASSESS
430 real estate agency principal (Aus) / real estate agency licensee (NZ) VETASSESS
431 real estate agent VETASSESS
432 real estate representative VETASSESS
433 retail buyer VETASSESS
434 wool buyer VETASSESS

Note 1:       A small number of occupations are known by different titles in Australia and New Zealand. In these cases, ANZSCO uses a dual title, which notes the country‑specific titles, to describe the occupations, e.g. “grain, oilseed or pasture grower (Aus) / field crop grower (NZ)”. These dual titles have been used in column 1 of the table in this subsection for consistency with ANZSCO.

Note 2:       For the meaning of the expressions in column 2, see section 9.

(2)  The assessing authority:

(a)  for a vocational education teacher (Aus) / polytechnic teacher (NZ) (trades) is TRA; and

(b)  for a vocational education teacher (Aus) / polytechnic teacher (NZ) (other than a vocational education teacher (Aus) / polytechnic teacher (NZ) (trades)) is VETASSESS.

Note:          For the meaning of TRA and VETASSESS, see section 9.

8  Specification of assessing authorities for child care centre managers and podiatrists—assessments that occurred before 16 November 2019

For the purposes of subclause 494.224(6) of Schedule 2 to the Regulations, a person or body listed in column 2 of an item of the following table is specified as the assessing authority for the occupation listed in column 1 of the item in relation to an assessment if the assessment occurred before 16 November 2019.

Assessing authorities
Item Column 1Occupation Column 2Assessing authority
1 child care centre manager TRA
2 podiatrist Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council Limited

Note:          For the meaning of TRA, see section 9.

9  Assessing authorities

An expression mentioned in column 1 of an item of the following table is short for the expression mentioned in column 2 of that item.

Assessing authorities
Item Column 1This expression … Column 2is short for …
1 AACA Architects Accreditation Council of Australia
2 AASW Australian Association of Social Workers Limited
3 ACECQA Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority
4 ACPSEM Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine
5 ACS Australian Computer Society Incorporated
6 ACWA Australian Community Workers Association Inc
7 ADC Australian Dental Council Limited
8 AIM Australian Institute of Management
9 AIMS Australian Institute of Medical Scientists
10 AIQS The Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
11 AITSL Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership Limited
12 AMSA Australian Maritime Safety Authority
13 ANMAC Australian Nursing & Midwifery Accreditation Council Limited
14 ANZSNM Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine
15 AOAC Australasian Osteopathic Accreditation Council Limited
16 AOPA The Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association Limited
17 APC Australian Physiotherapy Council Limited
18 APharmC Australian Pharmacy Council Ltd
19 APS The Australian Psychological Society Limited
20 ASMIRT Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy
21 AVBC Australasian Veterinary Boards Council Incorporated
22 CAANZ Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
23 CASA Civil Aviation Safety Authority
24 CCEA Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia Limited
25 CMBA Chinese Medicine Board of Australia
26 CPAA CPA Australia Ltd
27 DAA Dietitians Association of Australia
28 Engineers Australia The Institution of Engineers Australia
29 IPA Institute of Public Accountants Ltd
30 MedBA Medical Board of Australia
31 NAATI National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Ltd
32 PodBA Podiatry Board of Australia
33 OCANZ Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand Limited
34 OTC Occupational Therapy Council of Australia Ltd
35 SPA The Speech Pathology Association of Australia Limited
36 SSSI Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute Limited
37 TRA Trades Recognition Australia
38 VETASSESS Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services
Subclass 494 Skilled Employer Sponsored (Regional)
The below occupations were omitted under the new 494 visa occupations list (as compared to the 187 list):
  • defence force senior officer,
  • local government legislator,
  • member of parliament,
  • legislators (nec),
  • commissioned defence force officer,
  • commissioned fire officer,
  • commissioned police officer,
  • senior non-commissioned defence force member,
  • intelligence officer,
  • air traffic controller,
  • maori teachers (x 3 occupations),
  • maori health practitioner,
  • judge,
  • magistrate,
  • tribunal member,
  • maori health assistant,
  • parole or probation officer,
  • defence force member – other ranks,
  • fire fighter,
  • detective,
  • police officer.

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