ENS 186 visa skills list

For an employer to sponsor an employee for permanent residency with a 186 visa, the nominated employee needs to be in an occupation on the medium to long term skilled occupation list.

Check this skills occupation list to see if your profession is on it. The immigration department changes the list throughout the year. Some occupations are added and others are removed.

If you have been on a 482 visa or a 457 visa, you are looking to transition to a permanent ENS 186 visa, and your occupation is no longer on the list, contact our reliable migration agent for advice about your options.

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OccupationANZSCO codeListAssessing authority
Accountant (General)221111MLTSSLCAANZ

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IPA

Actuary224111MLTSSLVETASSESS
Aeronautical Engineer233911MLTSSLEngineers Australia
Agricultural Consultant234111MLTSSLVETASSESS
Agricultural Engineer233912MLTSSLEngineers Australia
Agricultural Scientist234112MLTSSLVETASSESS
Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber334112MLTSSLTRA
Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic342111MLTSSLTRA
Analyst Programmer261311MLTSSLACS
Architect232111MLTSSLAACA
Artistic Director212111MLTSSLVETASSESS
Arts Administrator or Manager139911MLTSSLVETASSESS
Audiologist252711MLTSSLVETASSESS
Automotive Electrician321111MLTSSLTRA
Barrister271111MLTSSLLegal admissions authority of a state or territory
Biochemist234513MLTSSLVETASSESS
Biomedical Engineer233913MLTSSLEngineers Australia
Biotechnologist234514MLTSSLVETASSESS
Boat Builder and Repairer399111MLTSSLTRA
Botanist234515MLTSSLVETASSESS
Bricklayer331111MLTSSLTRA
Cabinetmaker394111MLTSSLTRA
Cardiologist253312MLTSSLMedBA
Cardiothoracic Surgeon253512MLTSSLMedBA
Carpenter331212MLTSSLTRA
Carpenter and Joiner331211MLTSSLTRA
Cartographer232213MLTSSLVETASSESS
Chef351311MLTSSLTRA
Chemical Engineer233111MLTSSLEngineers Australia
Chemist234211MLTSSLVETASSESS
Chief Executive or Managing Director111111MLTSSLAIM
Chief Information Officer135111MLTSSLACS
Chiropractor252111MLTSSLCCEA
Civil Engineer233211MLTSSLEngineers Australia
Civil Engineering Draftsperson312211MLTSSLEngineers Australia

VETASSESS

Civil Engineering Technician312212MLTSSLVETASSESS
Clinical Haematologist253313MLTSSLMedBA
Clinical Psychologist272311MLTSSLAPS
Computer Network and Systems Engineer263111MLTSSLACS
Conservator234911MLTSSLVETASSESS
Construction Project Manager133111MLTSSLVETASSESS
Corporate General Manager111211MLTSSLAIM
Dancer or Choreographer211112MLTSSLVETASSESS
Dermatologist253911MLTSSLMedBA
Developer Programmer261312MLTSSLACS
Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist253917MLTSSLMedBA
Diesel Motor Mechanic321212MLTSSLTRA
Drainer334113MLTSSLTRA
Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher241111MLTSSLAITSL
Economist224311MLTSSLVETASSESS
Educational Psychologist272312MLTSSLAPS
Electrical Engineer233311MLTSSLEngineers Australia
Electrical Engineering Draftsperson312311MLTSSLEngineers Australia
Electrical Engineering Technician312312MLTSSLTRA
Electrician (General)341111MLTSSLTRA
Electrician (Special Class)341112MLTSSLTRA
Electronic Equipment Trades Worker342313MLTSSLTRA
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)342314MLTSSLTRA
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class)342315MLTSSLTRA
Electronics Engineer233411MLTSSLEngineers Australia
Emergency Medicine Specialist253912MLTSSLMedBA
Endocrinologist253315MLTSSLMedBA
Engineering Manager133211MLTSSLEngineers Australia

AIM

Engineering Professionals nec233999MLTSSLEngineers Australia
Engineering Technologist233914MLTSSLEngineers Australia
Environmental Consultant234312MLTSSLVETASSESS
Environmental Engineer233915MLTSSLEngineers Australia
Environmental Manager139912MLTSSLVETASSESS
Environmental Research Scientist234313MLTSSLVETASSESS
Environmental Scientists nec234399MLTSSLVETASSESS
External Auditor221213MLTSSLCAANZ

CPAA

IPA

Faculty Head134411MLTSSLVETASSESS
Fibrous Plasterer333211MLTSSLTRA
Fitter (General)323211MLTSSLTRA
Fitter and Turner323212MLTSSLTRA
Fitter-Welder323213MLTSSLTRA
Food Technologist234212MLTSSLVETASSESS
Footballer452411MLTSSLVETASSESS
Forester234113MLTSSLVETASSESS
Gasfitter334114MLTSSLTRA
Gastroenterologist253316MLTSSLMedBA
General Practitioner253111MLTSSLMedBA
Geophysicist234412MLTSSLVETASSESS
Geotechnical Engineer233212MLTSSLEngineers Australia
Glazier333111MLTSSLTRA
Horse Trainer361112MLTSSLTRA
Hydrogeologist234413MLTSSLVETASSESS
ICT Business Analyst261111MLTSSLACS
ICT Security Specialist262112MLTSSLACS
Industrial Engineer233511MLTSSLEngineers Australia
Intensive Care Specialist253317MLTSSLMedBA
Internal Auditor221214MLTSSLVETASSESS
Joiner331213MLTSSLTRA
Land Economist224511MLTSSLVETASSESS
Landscape Architect232112MLTSSLVETASSESS
Life Scientist (General)234511MLTSSLVETASSESS
Life Scientists nec234599MLTSSLVETASSESS
Lift Mechanic341113MLTSSLTRA
Locksmith323313MLTSSLTRA
Management Accountant221112MLTSSLCAANZ

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IPA

Management Consultant224711MLTSSLVETASSESS
Marine Biologist234516MLTSSLVETASSESS
Materials Engineer233112MLTSSLEngineers Australia
Mechanical Engineer233512MLTSSLEngineers Australia
Medical Diagnostic Radiographer251211MLTSSLASMIRT
Medical Laboratory Scientist234611MLTSSLAIMS
Medical Oncologist253314MLTSSLMedBA
Medical Practitioners nec253999MLTSSLMedBA
Medical Radiation Therapist251212MLTSSLASMIRT
Metal Fabricator322311MLTSSLTRA
Metal Machinist (First Class)323214MLTSSLTRA
Metallurgist234912MLTSSLVETASSESS
Meteorologist234913MLTSSLVETASSESS
Microbiologist234517MLTSSLVETASSESS
Midwife254111MLTSSLANMAC
Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)233611MLTSSLEngineers Australia
Motor Mechanic (General)321211MLTSSLTRA
Motorcycle Mechanic321213MLTSSLTRA
Multimedia Specialist261211MLTSSLACS
Music Director211212MLTSSLVETASSESS
Musician (Instrumental)211213MLTSSLVETASSESS
Natural and Physical Science Professionals nec234999MLTSSLVETASSESS
Naval Architect233916MLTSSLEngineers Australia
Neurologist253318MLTSSLMedBA
Neurosurgeon253513MLTSSLMedBA
Nuclear Medicine Technologist251213MLTSSLANZSNM
Nurse Practitioner254411MLTSSLANMAC
Nursing Clinical Director134212MLTSSLANMAC
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist253913MLTSSLMedBA
Occupational Therapist252411MLTSSLOTC
Ophthalmologist253914MLTSSLMedBA
Optometrist251411MLTSSLOCANZ
Organisational Psychologist272313MLTSSLAPS
Orthopaedic Surgeon253514MLTSSLMedBA
Orthotist or Prosthetist251912MLTSSLAOPA
Osteopath252112MLTSSLAOAC
Other Spatial Scientist232214MLTSSLVETASSESS
Otorhinolaryngologist253515MLTSSLMedBA
Paediatric Surgeon253516MLTSSLMedBA
Paediatrician253321MLTSSLMedBA
Painting Trades Worker332211MLTSSLTRA
Panelbeater324111MLTSSLTRA
Pathologist253915MLTSSLMedBA
Petroleum Engineer233612MLTSSLEngineers Australia
Physicist234914MLTSSLVETASSESS

ACPSEM

Physiotherapist252511MLTSSLAPC
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon253517MLTSSLMedBA
Plumber (General)334111MLTSSLTRA
Pressure Welder322312MLTSSLTRA
Primary Health Organisation Manager134213MLTSSLVETASSESS
Production or Plant Engineer233513MLTSSLEngineers Australia
Psychiatrist253411MLTSSLMedBA
Psychologists nec272399MLTSSLAPS
Quantity Surveyor233213MLTSSLAIQS
Radiation Oncologist253918MLTSSLMedBA
Radiocommunications Technician313211MLTSSLTRA
Registered Nurse (Aged Care)254412MLTSSLANMAC
Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)254413MLTSSLANMAC
Registered Nurse (Community Health)254414MLTSSLANMAC
Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)254415MLTSSLANMAC
Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)254416MLTSSLANMAC
Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)254417MLTSSLANMAC
Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)254421MLTSSLANMAC
Registered Nurse (Medical)254418MLTSSLANMAC
Registered Nurse (Mental Health)254422MLTSSLANMAC
Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)254425MLTSSLANMAC
Registered Nurse (Perioperative)254423MLTSSLANMAC
Registered Nurse (Surgical)254424MLTSSLANMAC
Registered Nurses nec254499MLTSSLANMAC
Renal Medicine Specialist253322MLTSSLMedBA
Rheumatologist253323MLTSSLMedBA
Roof Plumber334115MLTSSLTRA
Secondary School Teacher241411MLTSSLAITSL
Sheetmetal Trades Worker322211MLTSSLTRA
Shipwright399112MLTSSLTRA
Small Engine Mechanic321214MLTSSLTRA
Social Worker272511MLTSSLAASW
Software and Applications Programmers nec261399MLTSSLACS
Software Engineer261313MLTSSLACS
Solicitor271311MLTSSLLegal admissions authority of a state or territory
Solid Plasterer333212MLTSSLTRA
Sonographer251214MLTSSLASMIRT
Special Education Teachers nec241599MLTSSLAITSL
Special Needs Teacher241511MLTSSLAITSL
Specialist Physician (General Medicine)253311MLTSSLMedBA
Specialist Physicians nec253399MLTSSLMedBA
Speech Pathologist252712MLTSSLSPA
Statistician224113MLTSSLVETASSESS
Stonemason331112MLTSSLTRA
Structural Engineer233214MLTSSLEngineers Australia
Surgeon (General)253511MLTSSLMedBA
Surveyor232212MLTSSLSSSI
Systems Analyst261112MLTSSLACS
Taxation Accountant221113MLTSSLCAANZ

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Teacher of the Hearing Impaired241512MLTSSLAITSL
Teacher of the Sight Impaired241513MLTSSLAITSL
Technical Cable Jointer342212MLTSSLTRA
Telecommunications Engineer263311MLTSSLEngineers Australia
Telecommunications Field Engineer313212MLTSSLEngineers Australia
Telecommunications Network Engineer263312MLTSSLEngineers Australia
Telecommunications Network Planner313213MLTSSLEngineers Australia
Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist313214MLTSSLEngineers Australia
Tennis Coach452316MLTSSLVETASSESS
Thoracic Medicine Specialist253324MLTSSLMedBA
Transport Engineer233215MLTSSLEngineers Australia
University Lecturer242111MLTSSLVETASSESS
Urologist253518MLTSSLMedBA
Valuer224512MLTSSLVETASSESS
Vascular Surgeon253521MLTSSLMedBA
Veterinarian234711MLTSSLAVBC
Wall and Floor Tiler333411MLTSSLTRA
Welder (First Class)322313MLTSSLTRA
Welfare Centre Manager134214MLTSSLACWA
Zoologist234518MLTSSLVETASSESS