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About this form
This information form lists the skilled occupations which are
acceptable for permanent migration to Australia under
2 separate categories:
• General Skilled Migration, and
• The Employer Nomination Scheme.
Occupations are listed alphabetically in accordance with the
first four major occupational groups in the Australian
Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) dictionary:
• Managers and Administrators,
• Professionals,
• Associate Professionals, and
• Tradespersons and Related Workers.
The ASCO dictionary is available from the Australian Bureau
of Statistics website http://www.abs.gov.au/
For each occupation the list shows:
• the name of the occupation,
• the ASCO code of the occupation,
• the relevant skills/qualifications assessing authority for the
occupation,
• whether the occupation is included on the SOL for General
Skilled Migration, (Y for yes, N for no),
• whether the occupation is on the SSASSL for General
Skilled Migration to the Sydney region (Y for yes, N for no),
• the number of points for skill allocated for the occupation
in the points test (General Skilled Migration only), and
• whether the occupation is on the ENSOL the Employer
Nomination Scheme (Y for yes, N for no).
General Skilled Migration
Skilled Occupation List (SOL)
If you intend to apply under General Skilled Migration you
must have a nominated occupation which is on the SOL at
the time you apply.
Offshore General Skilled – (a General Skilled Migration
visa which can only be granted while you are outside
Australia) you must provide evidence that you have obtained
a skills assessment from a relevant assessing authority for
your nominated occupation at the time you lodge your
application.
Onshore General Skilled – (a General Skilled Migration
visa which can only be granted while you are in Australia)
you must make a declaration that you have applied for a skills
assessment from a relevant assessing authority for your
nominated occupation at the time you lodge your application.
For further information on the requirements for General
Skilled Migration, see the department’s website
www.immi.gov.au/migration/skilled/
Onshore Skilled New Zealand Citizen categories – you
must provide an assessment from the relevant assessing
authority for your nominated occupation at the time you
lodge your application. The assessment must confirm that
your skills have been assessed as suitable for your nominated
occupation.
Sydney and Selected Areas Skilled Shortage List (SSASSL)
If you are applying for the Skilled - Australian Sponsored
(subclass 138) visa and your sponsor lives in Sydney, Gosford,
Newcastle or Wollongong, you must have a nominated
occupation which is on the SSASSL.
For further information on the SSASSL, including whether you
need to nominate an occupation on the SSASSL, see the
department’s website
www.immi.gov.au/migration/skilled/about_ssassl.htm
Employer Nomination Scheme
Employer Nomination Scheme Occupation List (ENSOL)
If you are applying under the Employer Nomination Scheme,
you must have been nominated by an Australian employer to
fill a position in an occupation that appears in the ENSOL.
You must also demonstrate that you have the necessary skills
and qualifications to fill the position for which you have been
nominated. You can demonstrate this by:
• working in Australia in the occupation for which you are
being nominated for 2 years prior to applying for your ENS
visa (including at least the last 12 months with your
nominating employer); or
• have your skills and qualifications assessed as equivalent to
the Australian standard by the appropriate assessment
authority and, unless exceptional circumstances apply, have
3 years post-qualification experience in the occupation; or
• be nominated for a position which attracts a base salary of
more than A$151,500 (excluding superannuation and
allowances).
Form
1121i
Skilled Occupation List (SOL), Sydney
and Selected Areas Skill Shortage List
(SSASSL), and Employer Nomination
Scheme Occupation List (ENSOL)
Important
This form contains the Skilled Occupation List (SOL), the Sydney and Selected Areas Skill Shortage List (SSASSL),
and the Employer Nomination Scheme Occupation List (ENSOL), and includes details of the relevant assessing
authorities for each occupations. The information contained in this form was correct at the time of printing, however
it is subject to change at any time and so before you apply for your visa, you should check the latest version of the
form, available on the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (the department) website
www.immi.gov.au/allforms/, or at any of the department’s offices.

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If you wish to demonstrate that you have the necessary skills
by obtaining a skills assessment from the assessment
authority listed for your occupation on this form (ie. option 2
above), then you must obtain this skills assessment before
you lodge your visa application and you must provide it to
the department at the time you lodge your visa application.
If you are applying under the Employer Nomination
Scheme, and you are required to hold a licence or
registration of any kind in order to work in Australia in your
occupation, you can provide evidence that you are eligible to
unconditionally hold that licence or registration with your visa
application instead of providing a skills assessment from the
assessing authority listed on this form.
If you are applying under the Employer Nomination
Scheme and you have been nominated to fill a senior
academic or scientific research position by an Australian
university or the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial
Research Organisation (CSIRO), you will not need to have
your skills assessed by an assessing authority listed on this
form.
If you are applying under the Employer Nomination
Scheme and the assessing authority for your occupation is
listed as TRA (Trades Recognition Australia), the
department will also accept a skills assessment from
the Department of Industrial Relations in the State or
Territory where you will be working.
For further information on the requirements of the Employer
Nomination Scheme, see the department’s website
www.immi.gov.au/migration/employers/ or read
booklet 5, Employer Sponsored Migration, which is available
from the website or from any of the department’s offices.
Assessing authorities
The assessing authorities are responsible for undertaking
skills assessments for migration purposes and are not
employment agencies. The assessing authorities will not reply
to requests for job placement.
You must contact a relevant assessing authority directly to
obtain a skills assessment. They will provide all necessary
applications forms and associated information relating to the
assessment. There will be a charge for the assessment. The
contact details for assessing authorities are listed on
pages 15–17 of this form.
An overview of the processing guidelines of some assessing
authorities is provided on pages 18–23. Information on
processing guidelines is intended as a guide only and the
most up to date information can be obtained from the
relevant assessing authority.
Home page
http://www.immi.gov.au/
General
enquiry line
Telephone 131 881 during business hours
in Australia to speak to an operator (recorded
information available outside these hours).
If you are outside Australia, please contact
your nearest Australian mission.

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Child Care Co-ordinator
1295-11
Y
Y
50
VETASSESS
Y
Company Secretary
1212-11
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Construction Project Manager
1191-11
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Director of Nursing
1292-11
Y
N
60
ANMC
Y
Education Managers (nec)
1293-79
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Engineering Manager
1221-11
Y
N
60
Engineers Australia/AIM
Y
Environment, Parks and Land Care Manager
1299-17
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Finance Manager
1211-11
Y
N
60
CPAA/ICAA/NIA
Y
General Manager
1112-11
Y
Y
60
AIM
Y
Human Resource Manager
1213-11
Y
N
60
AIM
Y
Information Technology Manager
1224-11
Y
N
60
ACS
Y
Laboratory Manager
1299-13
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Medical Administrator
1292-13
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Policy And Planning Manager
1291-11
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Production Manager (Manufacturing)
1222-11
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Production Manager (Mining)
1222-13
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Project Builder
1191-13
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Regional Education Manager
1293-15
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Research and Development Manager
1299-11
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Sales and Marketing Manager
1231-11
Y
N
60
AIM
Y
Sports Administrator
1299-19
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Supply and Distribution Manager
1223-11
Y
N
60
AIM
Y
Welfare Centre Manager
1299-15
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
1. Managers and administrators
Artistic Director
1296-13
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Commissioned Defence Force Officer
1294-11
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Commissioned Fire Officer
1294-13
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Commissioned Police Officer
1294-15
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Faculty Head
1293-13
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Importer or Exporter
1192-11
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Manufacturer
1193-11
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Media Producer
1296-11
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
School Principal
1293-11
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Specialist Managers (nec)
1299-79
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Wholesaler
1192-13
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Occupation
ASCO
SOL SSASSL
Points
Assessing
ENSOL
(Employer Nomination Scheme only)
Code
for Skill
Authority
In addition, the following Manager and Administrator occupations may be nominated under the Employer Nomination Scheme but not under the
General Skilled Migration categories.
nec – not elsewhere classified
Occupation
ASCO
SOL SSASSL
Points
Assessing
ENSOL
(General Skilled Migration and Employer Nomination Scheme)
Code
for Skill
Authority

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Accountant
2211-11
Y
Y
60
CPAA/ICAA/NIA
Y
Accountant – Corporate Treasurer
2213-11
Y
Y
60
CPAA/ICAA/NIA
Y
Accountant – Internal Auditor
2212-13
Y
Y
50
VETASSESS
Y
Accountant – External Auditor
2212-11
Y
Y
60
CPAA/ICAA/NIA
Y
Actuary
2293-15
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Acupuncturist
2394-13
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Advertising Specialist
2221-17
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Agricultural Adviser
2114-21
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Agricultural Scientist
2114-19
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Anatomist or Physiologist
2113-11
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Architect
2121-11
Y
N
60
AACA
Y
Archivist
2299-15
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Art Teacher (Private)
2491-11
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Audiologist
2399-11
Y
Y
50
VETASSESS
Y
Biochemist
2113-17
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Botanist
2113-13
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Building Surveyor
2549-79
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Business and Information Professionals (nec)
2299-79
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Careers Counsellor
2513-17
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Cartographer
2123-11
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Chemist
2111-11
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Chiropractor
2387-11
Y
N
60
CCEA
Y
Community Worker
2512-13
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Computing Professionals – (nec)
2231-79
Y
Y
60
ACS
Y
Computing Professionals – Applications and Analyst Programmer
2231-17
Y
Y
60
ACS
Y
Computing Professionals – Computer Systems Auditor
2231-21
Y
Y
60
ACS
Y
Computing Professionals – Software Designer
2231-15
Y
Y
60
ACS
Y
Computing Professionals – Systems Designer
2231-13
Y
Y
60
ACS
Y
Computing Professionals – Systems Manager
2231-11
Y
Y
60
ACS
Y
Computing Professionals – Systems Programmer
2231-19
Y
Y
60
ACS
Y
Conservator
2549-11
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Copywriter
2534-19
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Counsellors (nec)
2513-79
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Dance Teacher (Private)
2491-15
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Dental Specialist
2381-13
Y
N
60
ADC
Y
Dentist
2381-11
Y
Y
60
ADC
Y
Dietitian
2393-11
Y
N
60
DAA
Y
Drama Teacher (Private)
2491-17
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Drug and Alcohol Counsellor
2513-13
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Economist
2522-11
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Editor
2534-11
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Electorate Officer
2549-13
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Engineer – Aeronautical Engineer
2129-11
Y
Y
60
Engineers Australia
Y
Engineer – Agricultural Engineer
2129-13
Y
N
60
Engineers Australia
Y
Engineer – Biomedical Engineer
2129-15
Y
N
60
Engineers Australia
Y
Engineer – Building and Engineering Professionals (nec)
2129-79
Y
N
60
Engineers Australia
Y
2. Professionals
Occupation
ASCO
SOL SSASSL
Points
Assessing
ENSOL
(General Skilled Migration and Employer Nomination Scheme)
Code
for Skill
Authority

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Engineer – Chemical Engineer
2129-17
Y
N
60
Engineers Australia
Y
Engineer – Civil Engineer
2124-11
Y
Y
60
Engineers Australia
Y
Engineer – Civil Engineering Technologist
2128-11
Y
N
60
Engineers Australia
Y
Engineer – Electrical Engineer
2125-11
Y
Y
60
Engineers Australia
Y
Engineer – Electrical or Electronics Engineering Technologist
2128-15
Y
N
60
Engineers Australia
Y
Engineer – Electronics Engineer
2125-13
Y
N
60
Engineers Australia
Y
Engineer – Engineering Technologists (nec)
2128-79
Y
N
60
Engineers Australia
Y
Engineer – Industrial Engineer
2129-19
Y
N
60
Engineers Australia
Y
Engineer – Materials Engineer
2127-15
Y
N
60
Engineers Australia
Y
Engineer – Mechanical Engineer
2126-11
Y
N
60
Engineers Australia
Y
Engineer – Mechanical Engineering Technologist
2128-13
Y
N
60
Engineers Australia
Y
Engineer – Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)
2127-11
Y
N
60
Engineers Australia
Y
Engineer – Naval Architect
2129-21
Y
N
60
Engineers Australia
Y
Engineer – Petroleum Engineer
2127-13
Y
N
60
Engineers Australia
Y
Engineer – Production or Plant Engineer
2126-13
Y
N
60
Engineers Australia
Y
Environmental Health Officer
2543-13
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Environmental Research Scientist
2114-11
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Extractive Metallurgist
2119-15
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Family Counsellor
2513-15
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Fashion Designer
2533-11
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Forester
2114-13
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Geologist
2112-11
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Geophysicist
2112-13
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Graphic Designer
2533-13
Y
Y
50
VETASSESS
Y
Health Information Manager
2299-11
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Historian
2529-11
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Illustrator
2533-19
Y
Y
50
VETASSESS
Y
Industrial Designer
2533-15
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Industrial Relations Officer
2291-15
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Intelligence Officer
2299-19
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Interior Designer
2533-17
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Interpreter
2529-13
Y
N
60
NAATI
Y
Journalists and Related Professionals (nec)
2534-79
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Land Economist
2295-13
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Landscape Architect
2121-13
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Legal Practitioner – Barrister
2521-11
Y
N
60
SLAA
Y
Legal Practitioner – Solicitor
2521-13
Y
N
60
SLAA
Y
Librarian
2292-11
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Life Scientists (nec)
2113-79
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Management Consultant
2294-11
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Marine Biologist
2113-19
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Market Research Analyst
2221-15
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Marketing Specialist
2221-13
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Master Fisher
2542-13
Y
N
40
VETASSESS
Y
Materials Scientist
2119-19
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Mathematician
2293-11
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Occupation
ASCO
SOL SSASSL
Points
Assessing
ENSOL
(General Skilled Migration and Employer Nomination Scheme)
Code
for Skill
Authority
2. Professionals (continued)

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Medical Practitioner – Anaesthetist
2312-11
Y
Y
60
State/Territory Medical Board
Y
Medical Practitioner – Dermatologist
2312-13
Y
N
60
State/Territory Medical Board
Y
Medical Practitioner – Emergency Medicine Specialist
2312-15
Y
Y
60
State/Territory Medical Board
Y
Medical Practitioner – General Medical Practitioner
2311-11
Y
Y
60
State/Territory Medical Board
Y
Medical Practitioner – Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
2312-17
Y
Y
60
State/Territory Medical Board
Y
Medical Practitioner – Ophthalmologist
2312-19
Y
N
60
State/Territory Medical Board
Y
Medical Practitioner – Paediatrician
2312-21
Y
N
60
State/Territory Medical Board
Y
Medical Practitioner – Pathologist
2312-23
Y
N
60
State/Territory Medical Board
Y
Medical Practitioner – Psychiatrist
2312-27
Y
Y
60
State/Territory Medical Board
Y
Medical Practitioner – Radiologist
2312-29
Y
N
60
State/Territory Medical Board
Y
Medical Practitioner – Specialist Medical Practitioners (nec)
2312-79
Y
N
60
State/Territory Medical Board
Y
Medical Practitioner – Specialist Physician
2312-25
Y
N
60
State/Territory Medical Board
Y
Medical Practitioner – Surgeon
2312-31
Y
Y
60
State/Territory Medical Board
Y
Medical Scientist
2115-11
Y
N
60
AIMS
Y
Meteorologist
2119-13
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Museum or Gallery Curator
2549-21
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Music Teacher (Private)
2491-13
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Natural and Physical Science Professionals (nec)
2119-79
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Naturopath
2394-11
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Nurse – Registered Developmental Disability Nurse
2326-11
Y
N
60
ANMC
Y
Nurse – Registered Mental Health Nurse
2325-11
Y
Y
60
ANMC
Y
Nurse – Registered Midwife
2324-11
Y
Y
60
ANMC
Y
Nurse – Registered Nurse
2323-11
Y
Y
60
ANMC
Y
Occupational Health and Safety Officer
2543-11
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Occupational Therapist
2383-11
Y
Y
60
COTRB
Y
Oenologist
2549-17
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Optometrist
2384-11
Y
N
60
OCANZ
Y
Organisation and Methods Analyst
2294-13
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Orthoptist
2399-13
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Orthotist
2399-15
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Osteopath
2387-13
Y
N
60
SCORB
Y
Park Ranger
2114-15
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Patents Examiner
2549-15
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Personnel Consultant
2291-13
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Personnel Officer
2291-11
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Pharmacist – Hospital Pharmacist
2382-11
Y
Y
60
APEC
Y
Pharmacist – Industrial Pharmacist
2382-13
Y
Y
50
VETASSESS
Y
Pharmacist – Retail Pharmacist
2382-15
Y
Y
60
APEC
Y
Physical Metallurgist
2119-17
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Physicist
2119-11
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Physiotherapist
2385-11
Y
Y
60
ACOPRA
Y
Podiatrist
2388-11
Y
Y
60
APC
Y
Policy Analyst
2299-17
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Print Journalist
2534-13
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Psychologist – Clinical Psychologist
2514-11
Y
N
60
APS
Y
2. Professionals (continued)
Occupation
ASCO
SOL SSASSL
Points
Assessing
ENSOL
(General Skilled Migration and Employer Nomination Scheme)
Code
for Skill
Authority

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Psychologist – Educational Psychologist
2514-13
Y
N
60
APS
Y
Psychologist – Organisational Psychologist
2514-15
Y
N
60
APS
Y
Psychologist – Psychologists (nec)
2514-79
Y
N
60
APS
Y
Public Relations Officer
2221-11
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Quality Assurance Manager
2294-15
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Quantity Surveyor
2122-11
Y
N
60
AIQS
Y
Radio Journalist
2534-17
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Radiographer – Medical Diagnostic Radiographer
2391-11
Y
Y
60
AIR
Y
Radiographer – Nuclear Medicine Technologist
2391-15
Y
Y
60
ANZSNM
Y
Radiographer – Radiation Therapist
2391-13
Y
Y
60
AIR
Y
Radiographer – Sonographer
2391-17
Y
Y
60
AIR
Y
Records Manager
2299-13
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Recreation Officer
2549-19
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Rehabilitation Counsellor
2513-11
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Sales Representative (Industrial Products)
2222-11
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Sales Representative (Information and Communication Products)
2222-13
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Sales Representative (Medical and Pharmaceutical Products)
2222-15
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Seafarer – Ship's Engineer
2542-15
Y
N
40
AMSA
Y
Seafarer – Ship's Master
2542-11
Y
N
40
AMSA
Y
Seafarer – Ship's Officer
2542-19
Y
N
40
AMSA
Y
Seafarer – Ship's Surveyor
2542-17
Y
N
40
AMSA
Y
Social Professionals (nec)
2529-79
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Social Worker
2511-11
Y
N
60
AASW
Y
Soil Scientist
2114-17
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Speech Pathologist
2386-11
Y
Y
60
SPAA
Y
Statistician
2293-13
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Surveyor
2123-13
Y
N
60
ISA
Y
Teacher – Education Officer
2493-11
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Teacher – Pre-Primary School Teacher
2411-11
Y
N
60
AEI-NOOSR
Y
Teacher – Primary School Teacher
2412-11
Y
N
60
AEI-NOOSR
Y
Teacher – Secondary School Teacher
2413-11
Y
Y
60
AEI-NOOSR
Y
Teacher – Vocational Education Teacher (Non-trades)
2422-11
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Teacher – Vocational Education Teacher (Trades)
2422-11
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Technical Sales Representatives (nec)
2222-79
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Technical Writer
2534-21
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Television Journalist
2534-15
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Training Officer
2291-17
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Translator
2529-15
Y
N
60
NAATI
Y
Urban and Regional Planner
2523-11
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Valuer
2295-11
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Veterinarian
2392-11
Y
N
60
AVBC
Y
Welfare Worker
2512-11
Y
N
60
AIWCW
Y
Zoologist
2113-15
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
2. Professionals (continued)
nec – not elsewhere classified
Occupation
ASCO
SOL SSASSL
Points
Assessing
ENSOL
(General Skilled Migration and Employer Nomination Scheme)
Code
for Skill
Authority

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Air Traffic Controller
2541-13
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Art Director (Film, Television or Stage)
2536-11
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Book Editor
2535-13
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Composer
2537-17
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Dancer or Choreographer
2538-13
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage)
2536-13
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Director of Photography
2536-15
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Environmental and Agricultural Science Professionals (nec)
2114-79
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Film and Video Editor
2536-17
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Flight Engineer
2541-17
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Flight Service Officer
2541-15
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Flying Instructor
2541-19
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Instrumental Musician
2537-15
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Legal Professionals (nec)
2521-79
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Ministers of Religion
2515-11
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Music Director
2537-11
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Nurse – Nurse Educator
2322-11
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Nurse – Nurse Manager
2321-11
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Nurse – Nurse Researcher
2322-13
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Painter (Visual Arts)
2531-11
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Photographer
2532-11
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Pilot – Aircraft Pilot
2541-11
N
N
N/A
CASA
Y
Potter or Ceramic Artist
2531-15
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Program Director (Radio or Television)
2536-21
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Radio Presenter
2539-11
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Script Editor
2535-15
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Sculptor
2531-13
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Singer
2537-13
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Stage Manager
2536-19
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Student Counsellor
2513-19
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Teacher – English as a Second Language Teacher
2492-11
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Teacher – Extra-systemic Teachers (nec)
2491-79
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Teacher – Special Education Teachers (nec)
2414-79
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Teacher – Special Needs Teacher
2414-11
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Teacher – Teacher of the Hearing Impaired
2414-13
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Teacher of the Sight Impaired
2414-15
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Technical Director
2536-23
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Television Presenter
2539-13
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
University Lecturer
2421-11
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
University Tutor
2421-13
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals (nec)
2531-79
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Occupation
ASCO
SOL SSASSL
Points
Assessing
ENSOL
(Employer Nomination Scheme only)
Code
for Skill
Authority
2. Professionals (continued)
nec – not elsewhere classified
In addition, the following Professional occupations may be nominated under the Employer Nomination Scheme but not under the General Skilled
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker
3493-11
Y
N
40
VETASSESS
Y
Ambulance Officer
3491-11
Y
N
40
VETASSESS
Y
Architectural Associate
3121-13
Y
N
40
VETASSESS
Y
Biomedical Engineering Associate
3129-11
Y
N
40
IEAUST
Y
Branch Accountant (Financial Institution)
3211-11
Y
N
40
VETASSESS
Y
Building Associate
3121-11
Y
N
40
VETASSESS
Y
Building Associate Professionals (nec)
3129-79
Y
N
40
VETASSESS
Y
Building Inspector
3121-17
Y
N
40
VETASSESS
Y
Chef
3322-11
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Chef – Head Chef
3322-01
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Chemistry Technical Officer
3112-11
Y
N
40
VETASSESS
Y
Civil Engineering Associate
3122-11
Y
N
40
Engineers Australia
Y
Civil Engineering Technician
3122-13
Y
N
40
VETASSESS
Y
Commodities Trader
3212-17
Y
N
40
VETASSESS
Y
Computing Support Technician
3294-11
Y
N
40
TRA
Y
Dental Hygienist
3492-13
Y
N
40
VETASSESS
Y
Dental Technician
3492-15
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Dental Therapist
3492-11
Y
N
40
VETASSESS
Y
Disabilities Services Officer
3421-17
Y
N
40
VETASSESS
Y
Electrical Engineering Associate
3123-11
Y
N
40
Engineers Australia
Y
Electrical Engineering Technician
3123-13
Y
N
40
TRA
Y
Electronic Engineering Associate
3124-11
Y
N
40
Engineers Australia
Y
Electronic Engineering Technician
3124-13
Y
N
40
TRA
Y
Engineering Associate Professionals (nec)
3129-79
Y
N
40
Engineers Australia
Y
Family Support Worker
3421-19
Y
N
40
VETASSESS
Y
Financial Dealers and Brokers (nec)
3212-79
Y
N
40
VETASSESS
Y
Financial Institution Branch Manager
3211-13
Y
N
40
VETASSESS
Y
Financial Investment Adviser
3213-11
Y
N
40
VETASSESS
Y
Financial Market Dealer
3212-15
Y
N
40
VETASSESS
Y
Futures Trader
3212-13
Y
N
40
VETASSESS
Y
Hotel or Motel Manager (Degree Level)
3323-11
Y
N
50
VETASSESS
Y
Hotel or Motel Manager (Diploma Level)
3323-11
Y
N
40
VETASSESS
Y
Insurance Broker
3212-19
Y
N
40
VETASSESS
Y
Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic
3491-13
Y
N
40
VETASSESS
Y
Interior Decorator
3999-11
Y
N
40
VETASSESS
Y
Library Technician
3997-11
Y
N
40
VETASSESS
Y
Massage Therapist
3494-11
Y
N
40
VETASSESS
Y
Mechanical Engineering Associate
3125-11
Y
N
40
Engineers Australia
Y
Mechanical Engineering Technician
3125-13
Y
N
40
TRA
Y
Medical Laboratory Technical Officer
3111-11
Y
N
40
AIMS
Y
Metallurgical and Materials Technician
3129-13
Y
N
40
VETASSESS
Y
Mine Deputy
3129-15
Y
N
40
VETASSESS
Y
Museum or Art Gallery Technician
3999-13
Y
N
40
VETASSESS
Y
Office Manager
3291-11
Y
N
40
VETASSESS
Y
Parole or Probation Officer
3421-11
Y
N
40
VETASSESS
Y
Plumbing Engineering Associate
3121-21
Y
N
40
VETASSESS
Y
3. Associate professionals
Occupation
ASCO
SOL SSASSL
Points
Assessing
ENSOL
(General Skilled Migration and Employer Nomination Scheme)
Code
for Skill
Authority

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Plumbing Inspector
3121-19
Y
N
40
VETASSESS
Y
Primary Products Inspector
3991-11
Y
N
40
VETASSESS
Y
Project or Program Administrator
3292-11
Y
N
40
VETASSESS
Y
Property Manager
3293-13
Y
N
40
VETASSESS
N
Real Estate Agency Manager
3293-11
Y
N
40
VETASSESS
Y
Real Estate Salesperson
3293-15
Y
N
40
VETASSESS
N
Residential Care Officer
3421-15
Y
N
40
VETASSESS
Y
Safety Inspector
3992-11
Y
N
40
VETASSESS
Y
Stockbroking Dealer
3212-11
Y
N
40
VETASSESS
Y
Surveying and Cartographic Associate
3121-15
Y
N
40
VETASSESS
Y
Youth Worker
3421-13
Y
N
40
VETASSESS
Y
3. Associate professionals (continued)
Agricultural Technical Officer
3112-17
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Earth Science Technical Officer
3112-13
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Gymnastics Coach
3993-19
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Horseriding Coach
3993-25
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Jockey
3993-11
N
N
N/A
TRA
Y
Life Science Technical Officer
3112-15
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Other Sports Coach
3993-27
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Senior Non-Commissioned Defence Force Officer
3994-11
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Sports Development Officers
3993-29
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Swimming Coach
3993-23
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
Tennis Coach
3993-21
N
N
N/A
VETASSESS
Y
In addition, the following Associate Professional occupations may be nominated under the Employer Nomination Scheme but not under the General
Skilled Migration categories.
nec – not elsewhere classified
Occupation
ASCO
SOL SSASSL
Points
Assessing
ENSOL
(General Skilled Migration and Employer Nomination Scheme)
Code
for Skill
Authority
Occupation
ASCO
SOL SSASSL
Points
Assessing
ENSOL
(Employer Nomination Scheme only)
Code
for Skill
Authority

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Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)
4114-15
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)
4114-11
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures)
4114-13
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Apparel Cutter
4941-17
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Automotive Electrician
4212-11
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Baker
4512-11
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Binder and Finisher
4913-11
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Blacksmith
4123-11
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Boat Builder and Repairer
4981-13
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Bricklayer
4414-11
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Broadcast Transmitter Operator
4992-17
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Business Machine Mechanic
4315-13
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Butcher
4511-11
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Buttermaker or Cheesemaker
4519-13
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Cabinetmaker
4922-11
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Cable Jointer
4313-13
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Canvas Goods Maker
4944-13
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Carpenter
4411-13
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Carpenter and Joiner
4411-11
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Communications Linesperson
4316-13
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Confectioner
4519-15
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Cook
4513-11
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Diesel Fuel Injection Technicians
4999-79
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Drainer
4431-15
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Dressmaker
4941-15
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Electrical Powerline Trades person
4313-11
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Electrician (Special Class)
4311-13
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Electronic Equipment Trades person
4315-11
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Electronic Instrument Trades person (Special Class)
4314-13
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Electroplater
4126-13
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Engraver
4115-21
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Farrier
4123-13
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Fibrous Plasterer
4412-11
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Fitter
4112-11
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Flat Glass Trades person
4982-11
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Floor Finisher
4423-11
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Furniture Finisher
4929-13
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Furniture Upholsterer
4942-11
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Gasfitter
4431-13
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Gem Cutter and Polisher
4983-13
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
General Clothing Trades person
4941-11
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
General Communications Trades person
4316-11
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
General Electrician
4311-11
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
General Electronic Instrument Trades person
4314-11
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
General Fabrication Engineering Trades person
4121-11
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
General Gardener
4623-11
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
4. Tradespersons and related workers
Occupation
ASCO
SOL SSASSL
Points
Assessing
ENSOL
(General Skilled Migration and Employer Nomination Scheme)
Code
for Skill
Authority

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General Mechanical Engineering Trades person
4111-11
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
General Plumber
4431-11
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Glass Blower
4982-13
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Graphic Pre-Press Trades person
4911-11
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Greenkeeper
4622-11
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Gunsmith
4115-19
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Hairdresser
4931-11
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Head Gardener
4623-01
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Jeweller
4983-11
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Joiner
4411-15
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Landscape Gardener
4623-13
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Leather Goods Maker
4944-11
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Lift Mechanic
4311-15
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Locksmith
4115-15
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Mechanical Services and Air-conditioning Plumber
4431-19
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Medical Grade Shoemaker
4943-13
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Metal Casting Trades person
4125-11
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Metal Fabricator (Boilermaker)
4122-11
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Metal Machinist (First Class)
4112-13
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Metal Polisher
4126-11
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Motor Mechanic
4211-11
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Nursery person
4621-11
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Optical Mechanic
4999-11
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Painter and Decorator
4421-11
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Panel Beater
4213-11
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Pastry cook
4512-13
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Pattern maker-Grader (Clothing)
4941-19
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Piano Tuner
4999-17
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Picture Framer
4929-11
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Precision Instrument Maker and Repairer
4115-11
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Pressure Welder
4122-13
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Printing Machinist
4912-11
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Mechanic
4312-11
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Roof Plumber
4431-17
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Roof Slater and Tiler
4413-11
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Sail Maker
4944-15
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Saw Maker and Repairer
4115-17
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Screen Printer
4914-11
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Sheetmetal Worker (First Class)
4124-11
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Shipwright
4981-11
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Shoemaker
4943-11
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Signwriter
4422-11
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Small Offset Printer
4912-13
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Smallgoods Maker
4511-13
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Solid Plasterer
4415-11
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Stonemason
4416-13
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
4. Tradespersons and related workers (continued)
Occupation
ASCO
SOL SSASSL
Points
Assessing
ENSOL
(General Skilled Migration and Employer Nomination Scheme)
Code
for Skill
Authority

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Supervisor, Aircraft Maintenance Engineers
4114-01
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Supervisor, Automotive Electricians
4212-01
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Supervisor, Bakers and Pastry cooks
4512-01
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Supervisor, Bricklayers
4414-01
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Supervisor, Cabinet makers
4922-01
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Supervisor, Carpentry and Joinery Trades persons
4411-01
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Supervisor, Communications Trades persons
4316-01
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Supervisor, Electrical Distribution Trades persons
4313-01
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Supervisor, Electricians
4311-01
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Supervisor, Electronic and Office Equipment Trades persons
4315-01
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Supervisor, Electronic Instrument Trades persons
4314-01
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Supervisor, Fibrous Plasterers
4412-01
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Supervisor, Floor Finishers
4423-01
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Supervisor, Forging Trades persons
4123-01
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Supervisor, General Fabrication Engineering Trades persons
4121-01
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Supervisor, General Mechanical Engineering Trades persons
4111-01
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Supervisor, Hairdressers
4931-01
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Supervisor, Meat Trades persons
4511-01
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Supervisor, Metal Casting Trades persons
4125-01
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Supervisor, Metal Finishing Trades persons
4126-01
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Supervisor, Metal Fitters and Machinists
4112-01
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Supervisor, Motor Mechanics
4211-01
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Supervisor, Painters and Decorators
4421-01
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Supervisor, Panel Beaters
4213-01
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Supervisor, Plumbers
4431-01
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Supervisor, Precision Metal Trades persons
4115-01
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Supervisor, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Mechanics
4312-01
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Supervisor, Roof Slaters and Tilers
4413-01
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Supervisor, Sheet metal Trades persons
4124-01
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Supervisor, Signwriters
4422-01
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Supervisor, Solid Plasterers
4415-01
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Supervisor, Structural Steel and Welding Trades persons
4122-01
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Supervisor, Toolmakers
4113-01
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Supervisor, Vehicle Body Makers
4215-01
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Supervisor, Vehicle Painters
4214-01
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Supervisor, Vehicle Trimmers
4216-01
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Supervisor, Wall and Floor Tilers and Stonemasons
4416-01
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Tailor
4941-13
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Textile, Clothing or Footwear Mechanic
4112-15
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Toolmaker
4113-11
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Trades Person and Related Workers (nec)
4999-79
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Tree Surgeon
4623-15
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Upholsterers and Bedding Trades persons (nec)
4942-79
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Vehicle Body Maker
4215-11
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Vehicle Painter
4214-11
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Vehicle Trimmer
4216-11
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
4. Tradespersons and related workers (continued)
Occupation
ASCO
SOL SSASSL
Points
Assessing
ENSOL
(General Skilled Migration and Employer Nomination Scheme)
Code
for Skill
Authority

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Wall and Floor Tiler
4416-11
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Watch and Clock Maker and Repairer
4115-13
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Welder (First Class)
4122-15
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
Wood Trades persons (nec)
4929-79
Y
N
60
TRA
Y
Wood Turner
4921-13
Y
Y
60
TRA
Y
4. Tradespersons and related workers (continued)
Aircraft Safety Equipment Worker
4999-15
N
N
N/A
TRA
Y
Camera Operator (Film, Television or Video)
4992-13
N
N
N/A
TRA
Y
Chemical Plant Operator
4987-11
N
N
N/A
TRA
Y
Driller
4986-11
N
N
N/A
TRA
Y
Florist
4984-11
N
N
N/A
TRA
Y
Horse Trainer
4614-11
N
N
N/A
TRA
Y
Light Technician
4992-21
N
N
N/A
TRA
Y
Make Up Artist
4992-27
N
N
N/A
TRA
Y
Miller
4519-11
N
N
N/A
TRA
Y
Petroleum and Gas Plant Operator
4987-13
N
N
N/A
TRA
Y
Power Generation Plant Operator
4988-11
N
N
N/A
TRA
Y
Slaughterperson
4511-15
N
N
N/A
TRA
Y
Sound Technician
4992-11
N
N
N/A
TRA
Y
Supervisor, Chemical, Petroleum and Gas Plant Operators
4987-01
N
N
N/A
TRA
Y
Supervisor, Drillers
4986-01
N
N
N/A
TRA
Y
Supervisor, Power Generation Plant Operators
4988-01
N
N
N/A
TRA
Y
Television Equipment Operator
4992-15
N
N
N/A
TRA
Y
Wood Machinist (A-Grade)
4921-11
N
N
N/A
TRA
Y
In addition, the following Tradepersons and related worker occupations may be nominated under the Employer Nomination Scheme but not under
the General Skilled Migration categories.
nec – not elsewhere classified
Occupation
ASCO
SOL SSASSL
Points
Assessing
ENSOL
(General Skilled Migration and Employer Nomination Scheme)
Code
for Skill
Authority
Occupation
ASCO
SOL SSASSL
Points
Assessing
ENSOL
(Employer Nomination Scheme only)
Code
for Skill
Authority

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Contact details for assessing authorities
AACA
Architects Accreditation Council of
Australia
Address
Architects Accreditation Council of
Australia
PO Box 236
CIVIC SQUARE ACT 2608
AUSTRALIA
Telephone 61 2 6230 0506
Fax
61 2 6230 7879
E-mail
assistantregistrar@aaca.org.au
Website
http://www.aaca.org.au/
AASW
Australian Association of
Social Workers
Address
Australian Association of Social Workers
Overseas Qualifications Assessment
PO Box 4956
KINGSTON ACT 2604
AUSTRALIA
Telephone 61 2 6273 0199
Fax
61 2 6273 5020
E-mail
aaswosea@aasw.asn.au
Website
http://www.aasw.asn.au/
ACOPRA
Australian Council of Physiotherapy
Regulating Authorities
Address
Australian Council of Physiotherapy
Regulating Authorities Ltd
PO Box 587
CANBERRA ACT 2601
AUSTRALIA
Telephone 61 2 6262 6029
Fax
61 2 6262 5284
E-mail
acopra@acopra.com.au
Website
http://www.acopra.com.au/
ACS
Australian Computer Society
Address
Australian Computer Society
PO Box Q534
Queen Victoria Building
SYDNEY NSW 1230
AUSTRALIA
Telephone 61 2 9290 3422
Fax
61 2 9299 3997
E-mail
info@acs.org.au
Website
http://www.acs.org.au/
ADC
Australian Dental Council
Address
Australian Dental Council
Level 2, 112 Wellington Parade
EAST MELBOURNE VIC 3002
AUSTRALIA
Telephone 61 3 9415 1638
Fax
61 3 9415 1669
E-mail
info@dentalcouncil.net.au
Website
http://www.dentalcouncil.net.au/
AEI-NOOSR AEI-NOOSR
Address
Professional and International
Recognition Unit Australian Education
International (AEI)
GPO Box 1407
CANBERRA ACT 2601
AUSTRALIA
Telephone 61 2 6240 5199
Fax
61 2 6123 6450
E-mail
noosr@dest.gov.au
Website
www.dest.gov.au/noosr
AIM
Australian Institute of Management
Address
Australian Institute of Management
Manager Skills Assessment Unit
PO Box 112 (181 Fitzroy Street)
ST KILDA VIC 3182
AUSTRALIA
Telephone 61 3 9534 8181
Fax
61 3 9534 8860
E-mail
barbarak@aim.com.au
Website
http://www.aim.com.au/
AIMS
Australian Institute of
Medical Scientists
Address
Australian Institute of Medical Scientists
PO Box 1911
MILTON QLD 4064
AUSTRALIA
Telephone 61 7 3876 2988
Fax
61 7 3876 2999
E-mail
aimsnat@aims.org.au
Website
http://www.aims.org.au/
AIQS
Australian Institute of
Quantity Surveyors
Address
Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
PO Box 301
DEAKIN WEST ACT 2600
AUSTRALIA
Telephone 61 2 6282 2222
Fax
61 2 6285 2427
E-mail
contact@aiqs.com.au
Website
http://www.aiqs.com.au/
AIR
Australian Institute of Radiography
Address
Australian Institute of Radiography
PO Box 1169
COLLINGWOOD VIC 3066
AUSTRALIA
Telephone 61 3 9419 3336
Fax
61 3 9416 0783
E-mail
air@A-I-R.com.au
Website
http://www.a-i-r.com.au/
AIWCW
Australian Institute of Welfare and
Community Workers
Address
Australian Institute of Welfare and
Community Workers
PO Box 42
Flinders Lane Post Office
MELBOURNE VIC 8009
AUSTRALIA
Telephone 61 3 9654 8287
Fax
61 3 9654 1081
E-mail
info@aiwcw.org.au
Website
http://www.aiwcw.org.au/
AMSA
Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Address
Ship Operators and Qualifications
Maritime Operations
Australian Maritime Safety Authority
GPO Box 2181
CANBERRA ACT 2601
AUSTRALIA
Telephone 61 2 6279 5043
Fax
61 2 6279 5056
E-mail
maritime.qualifications@amsa.gov.au
Website
http://www.amsa.gov.au/
ANMC
Australian Nursing and
Midwifery Council
Address
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council
PO Box 873
DICKSON ACT 2602
AUSTRALIA
Telephone 61 2 6257 7960
Fax
61 2 6257 5056
E-mail
anmc@anmc.org.au
Website
http://www.anmc.org.au/
ANZSNM
Australasia and New Zealand Society
of Nuclear Medicine
Address
Australasia and New Zealand Society of
Nuclear Medicine Incorporated ANZSNM
(Accreditation Board) Secretariat
PO Box 7108
UPPER FERNTREE GULLY VIC 3156
AUSTRALIA
Telephone 61 3 9756 0128
Fax
61 3 9753 6372
E-mail
anzsnm@21century.com.au
Website
http://www.anzsnm.org.au/
APodC
Australasian Podiatry Council
Address
Australasian Podiatry Council
41 Derby Street
COLLINGWOOD VIC 3066
AUSTRALIA
Telephone 61 3 9416 3111
Fax
61 3 9416 3188
E-mail
apodc@apodc.com.au
Website
http://www.apodc.com.au/
APEC
Australian Pharmacy Examining
Council Incorporated
Address
Australian Pharmacy Examining
Council Inc (APEC)
PO Box 269
CIVIC SQUARE ACT 2608
AUSTRALIA
Telephone 61 2 6247 5088
Fax
61 2 6247 9611
E-mail
apec@apec.asn.au
Website
http://www.apec.asn.au/
APS
Australian Psychological Society
Address
Australian Psychological Society
PO Box 38
Flinders Lane Post Office
MELBOURNE VIC 8009
AUSTRALIA
Telephone 61 3 8662 3300 or
1800 333 497 (toll free)
Fax
61 3 9663 6177
E-mail
membership@psychsociety.com.au
Website
http://www.psychology.org.au/
AVBC
Australasian Veterinary
Boards Council
Address
Australasian Veterinary Boards Council
Level 11, 470 Collins Street
MELBOURNE VIC 3000
AUSTRALIA
Telephone 61 3 9620 7844
Fax
61 3 9620 7844
E-mail
admin@avbc.asn.au
Website
http://www.avbc.asn.au/
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Contact details for assessing authorities (continued)
CASA
Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Address
Civil Aviation Safety Authority
PO Box 2005
CANBERRA ACT 2601
AUSTRALIA
Telephone 61 131 757
Fax
61 2 6217 1664
E-mail
fcl.licensing@casa.gov.au
Website
http://www.casa.gov.au/
CCEA
Council on Chiropractic Education
Australasia Incorporated
Address
PO Box 100
ROSEWOOD QLD 4340
AUSTRALIA
Telephone 07 5464 1658
Fax
07 5464 2076
E-mail
ccea_inc@bigpond.com.au
Website
http://www.ccea.com.au/
COTRB
Council of Occupational Therapists
Registration Board
Address
Council of Occupational Therapists
Registration Board (Australia and NZ)
Incorporated
PO Box 229
TORRENSVILLE SA 5031
AUSTRALIA
Telephone 61 8 8443 9375
Fax
61 8 8443 9550
E-mail
cotrb@saboards.com.au
Website
http://www.cotrb.saboards.com.au/
CPAA
Certified Practising Accountants
of Australia
Address
Qualifications Assessment Unit CPA
Australia
GPO Box 2820AA
MELBOURNE VIC 3001
AUSTRALIA
Telephone 61 3 9606 9606
Fax
61 3 9670 3336
E-mail
osassess@cpaaustralia.com.au
Website
http://www.cpaaustralia.com.au/
DAA
Dietitians Association of Australia
Address
1/8 Phipps Close
DEAKIN ACT 2600
AUSTRALIA
Telephone 61 2 6282 9555
Fax
61 2 6282 9888
E-mail
nationaloffice@daa.asn.au
Website
http://www.daa.asn.au/
ICAA
Institute of Chartered Accountants
in Australia
Address
Qualifications Assessment Section
GPO Box 3921
SYDNEY NSW 2001
AUSTRALIA
Telephone 61 2 9290 5732
Fax
61 2 9262 1298
E-mail
assess@icaa.org.au
Website
http://www.icaa.org.au/
Engineers Australia
Engineers Australia
Address
Engineers Australia
Engineering House
11 National Circuit
BARTON ACT 2600
AUSTRALIA
Telephone 61 2 6270 6577
Fax
61 2 6273 2354
E-mail
osqa@engineersaustralia.org.au
Website
http://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/
ISA
Institution of Surveyors, Australia
Address
Institution of Surveyors, Australia
27-29 Napier Close
DEAKIN ACT 2600
AUSTRALIA
Telephone 61 2 6282 2866
Fax
61 2 6282 2576
E-mail
isa@isaust.org.au
Website
http://www.isaust.org.au/
NAATI
National Accreditation Authority for
Translators and Interpreters
Address
National Accreditation Authority for
Translators and Interpreters (NAATI)
PO Box 40
HAWKER ACT 2614
AUSTRALIA
Telephone 61 2 6255 1888
Fax
61 2 6255 1889
E-mail
info@naati.com.au
Website
http://www.naati.com.au/
NIA
National Institute of Accountants
Address
National Institute of Accountants
PO Box 18204
Collins Street East
MELBOURNE VIC 8003
Telephone 61 3 8665 3100
Fax
61 3 8665 3130
E-mail
natoffice@nia.org.au
Website
http://www.nia.org.au/
OCANZ
Optometry Council of Australia and
New Zealand
Address
Optometry Council of Australia and
New Zealand
PO Box 185
CARLTON SOUTH VIC 3053
AUSTRALIA
Telephone 61 3 9663 2733
Fax
61 3 9663 7478
E-mail
ocanz@ozemail.com.au
Website
http://www.ocanz.org/
SCORB
State Chiropractors/Osteopaths
Registration Board
(refer to relevant authority in the
State/Territory to which you intend
to migrate)
New South Wales
Address
NSW Chiropractors Registration Board
PO Box K599
HAYMARKET NSW 1238
AUSTRALIA
Telephone 61 2 9219 0277
Fax
61 2 9281 2030
E-mail
chiroreg@doh.health.nsw.gov.au
Website
http://www.chiroreg.health.nsw.gov.au/
Address
NSW Osteopaths Registration Board
PO Box K599
HAYMARKET NSW 1238
AUSTRALIA
Telephone 61 2 9219 0233
Fax
61 2 9281 2030
E-mail
osteoreg@doh.health.nsw.gov.au
Website
http://www.osteoreg.health.nsw.gov.au/
Queensland
Address
Executive Officer
Chiropractors Board of Queensland
GPO Box 2438
BRISBANE QLD 4001
AUSTRALIA
Telephone 61 7 3225 2517
Fax
61 7 3225 2527
E-mail
chiropractic@healthregboards.qld.gov.au
Website
www.chiroandosteoboard.qld.gov.au
Address
Executive Officer
Osteopaths Board of Queensland
GPO Box 2438
BRISBANE QLD 4001
AUSTRALIA
Telephone 61 7 3225 2517
Fax
61 7 3225 2527
E-mail
osteopathy@healthregboards.qld.gov.au
Website
www.chiroandosteoboard.qld.gov.au
South Australia (Chiropractors and Osteopaths)
Address
Chiropractors Board of South Australia
PO Box 229
TORRENSVILLE PLAZA SA 5031
AUSTRALIA
Telephone 61 8 8443 9669
Fax
61 8 8443 9550
E-mail
cbsa@saboards.com.au
Website
http://www.cbsa.saboards.com.au/
Tasmania
Address
Registrar
Tasmanian Chiropractors & Osteopaths
Registration Board (Tas)
PO Box 6
SOUTH HOBART TAS 7004
AUSTRALIA
Telephone 61 3 6224 9666
Fax
61 3 6224 9700
E-mail
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Contact details for assessing authorities (continued)
Victoria
Address
Registrar
Osteopaths Registration Board of Victoria
PO Box 248
Collins Street West
MELBOURNE VIC 8007
AUSTRALIA
Telephone 61 3 9286 1888
Fax
61 3 9286 1880
E-mail
registrar@osteoboard.vic.gov.au
Website
http://www.osteoboard.vic.gov.au/
Address
Registrar
Chiropractors Registration Board of
Victoria
GPO Box 4831VV
MELBOURNE VIC 3001
AUSTRALIA
Telephone 61 3 9639 8652
Fax
61 3 9639 8653
E-mail
chirobd@chiroreg.vic.gov.au
Website
http://www.chiroreg.vic.gov.au/
Western Australia
Address
Osteopaths Registration Board
of Western Australia
PO Box 263
WEST PERTH WA 6872
AUSTRALIA
Telephone 61 8 9368 2633
Fax
61 8 9368 2677
E-mail
egbank@bigpond.com
Address
Chiropractors Registration Board
of Western Australia
PO Box 263
SOUTH PERTH WA 6951
AUSTRALIA
Telephone 61 8 9321 8499
Fax
61 8 9481 3686
E-mail
chiroboard@mjwa.com.au
Northern Territory
Address
Registrar
Chiropractors and Osteopaths
Registration Board of the NT
GPO Box 4221
DARWIN NT 0801
AUSTRALIA
Telephone 61 8 8946 9543
Fax
61 8 8946 9550
Australian Capital Territory
Address
Registrar
Chiropractic and Osteopaths Registration
Board of the ACT
PO Box 976
CIVIC SQUARE ACT 2608
AUSTRALIA
Telephone 61 2 6205 1597
Fax
61 2 6205 1602
E-mail
tom.valentine@act.gov.au
SLAA
State Legal Admission Authority
If your nominated occupation is legal
practitioner you must make application to
the SLAA for admission as a barrister
and/or solicitor in the relevant Australian
State or Territory. Once you have been
admitted as a barrister and/or solicitor
you do not need to make application to a
SLAA for a skills assessment, as evidence
of your admission in the relevant State or
Territory (eg. certified admission
certificate) itself constitutes a skills
assessment.
New South Wales
Address
The Professional Services Officer
Legal Practitioners Admission Board
GPO Box 3980
SYDNEY NSW 2001
AUSTRALIA
Telephone 61 2 9392 0300
Fax
61 2 9392 0315
E-mail
ag_lpab@agd.nsw.gov.au
Website
http://www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/
Queensland
Address
Legal Practitioners Admissions Board
GPO Box 1785
BRISBANE QLD 4001
2nd Floor
Law Society House
179 Ann Street
BRISBANE QLD 4000
Telephone 61 7 3842 5985
Fax
61 7 3221 7193
E-mail
admissions@qls.com.au
South Australia
Address
The Registrar
Legal Practitioners Registry
PO Box 2066
ADELAIDE SA 5001
AUSTRALIA
Telephone 61 8 8229 0251
Fax
61 8 8231 1929
E-mail
registry@lssa.asn.au
Tasmania
Address
The Secretary
Board of Legal Education
GPO Box 167B
HOBART TAS 7001
AUSTRALIA
Telephone 61 3 6233 6245
Fax
61 3 6223 7816
Victoria
Address
The Secretary
Council of Legal Education
GPO Box 1776Q
MELBOURNE VIC 3001
Level 27, 530 Collins Street
MELBOURNE VIC 3000
Telephone 61 3 9613 8794
61 3 9614 1011
Fax
61 3 9614 4661
E-mail
colevic@aar.com.au
Western Australia
Address
The Secretary
Legal Practice Board
5th Floor, Kings Building
533 Hay Street
PERTH WA 6000
AUSTRALIA
Telephone 61 8 9325 1311
Northern Territory
Address
The Secretary
Legal Practitioners Admissions Board
GPO Box 3946
DARWIN NT 0801
AUSTRALIA
Telephone 61 8 8999 6574
Australian Capital Territory
Address
The Secretary
Legal Practitioners Admission Board
GPO Box 1548
CANBERRA CITY ACT 2601
AUSTRALIA
Telephone 61 2 6267 2735
Fax
61 2 6257 3668
E-mail
gaeleen.curley@act.gov.au
SPAA
Speech Pathology Association of
Australia
Address
Speech Pathology Association of Australia
2nd Floor, 11-19 Bank Place
MELBOURNE VIC 3000
AUSTRALIA
Telephone 61 3 9642 4899
Fax
61 3 9642 4922
E-mail
office@speechpathologyaustralia.org.au
Website
www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au
State/Territory Medical Board
If your nominated occupation is medical practitioner,
please consult the following website
www.immi.gov.au/migration/skilled/doctors for
information on the skills assessment process.
TRA
Trades Recognition Australia
Address
Trades Recognition Australia
PO Box 9879
CANBERRA ACT 2601
AUSTRALIA
Telephone 61 2 6121 7456
Fax
61 2 6121 7768
E-mail
traenquiries@dewr.gov.au
Website
www.workplace.gov.au/tra
VETASSESS Vocational Education and
Training Assessment Services
Address
Qualifications Assessment Unit
Level 4
478 Albert Street
EAST MELBOURNE VIC 3002
AUSTRALIA
VETASSESS
GPO Box 2752
MELBOURNE VIC 3001
AUSTRALIA
Telephone 61 3 9655 4801
Fax
61 3 9654 3385
E-mail
vetassess@vetassess.com.au
Website
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Skills assessment process
Following is a brief description on the assessment process for
various occupations.
While you are encouraged to contact the assessment bodies
direct for further information, general information on various
occupations can be obtained through the Occupational
Information leaflets in the publications page of the NOOSR
website at www.dest.gov.au/noosr/leaflets/
AACA Architects Accreditation Council of Australia Inc
The assessment of overseas academic qualifications in
architecture is carried out by the Architects Accreditation
Council of Australia Inc. Qualifications obtained outside
Australia are assessed in terms of equivalence with an academic
qualification in architecture from a recognised school of
architecture in Australia. Generally a qualification is of 5 to
6 years duration from a higher education institution.
Applicants should be aware that this assessment is provisional
only, and upon arrival in Australia they will be required to
submit for the Review of Academic Equivalence (RAE),
undertake work experience in an architect’s office, and submit
for the Architectural Practice Examination (APE) before being
eligible for registration.
AASW Australian Association of Social Workers
The general field of social welfare in Australia is diverse and
complex, with a range of occupational groups involved in
service provision. The social work profession is one of these
groups. Whilst social work is not a legally registered occupation
in Australia, many employers do require eligibility for
membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers
(AASW).
The AASW is the professional organisation for social workers in
Australia. It has a number of functions including: approval of
Australian Bachelor of Social Work courses so that their
graduates can meet AASW membership eligibility requirements;
self-regulation of the profession; and assessment of overseas
social work qualifications.
The assessment of overseas social work qualifications is
undertaken on the basis of AASW’s membership eligibility
requirements. A comparative method of assessment is used:
the formal social work educational course completed overseas
is compared with AASW requirements for social work courses
in Australia, which are Bachelor degrees in social work awarded
after 4 years of study at a university. The overseas qualifications
are compared with AASW requirements for Australian courses
in terms of educational level, length, structure and content,
including required fieldwork placements. AASW encourages
applicants to contact AASW directly if they require further
information and application forms.
ACOPRA Australian Council of Physiotherapy Regulating
Authorities Ltd
The assessment of overseas physiotherapy qualifications is
carried out by the Australian Council of Physiotherapy
Regulating Authorities Ltd through its committee the Australian
Examining Committee for Overseas Physiotherapists (AECOP).
With few exceptions, all overseas-qualified physiotherapists are
required to undertake the AECOP process in order to meet
Australian registration requirements.
AECOP Process
The AECOP process has 3 stages:
1. AECOP Eligibility Assessment – a physiotherapist who
completed his or her basic physiotherapy qualification
overseas must complete and submit the Eligibility and
Skills Assessment form (1249) and certified copies of
specific documents. This information is assessed to
determine whether the AECOP eligibility criteria have been
satisfied.
2. AECOP Written Examination (previously termed Screening
Examination) – conducted world-wide. The AECOP Written
Examination is a multiple choice question examination
covering the principal areas of physiotherapy as practised
in Australia.
3. AECOP Clinical Examination – conducted in Australia only.
Upon successful completion of the AECOP process, a candidate
will be eligible to apply to register to practise as a
physiotherapist in Australia. Only then will a candidate’s skills
be considered suitable for migration purposes.
AECOP Eligibility Criteria
An overseas qualified physiotherapist is normally assessed as
eligible to proceed to the Written Examination if, in addition to
general requirements relating to residency status, he or she
submits evidence that the following criteria have been satisfied:
1. The tertiary level studies leading to his or her
physiotherapy qualification are equivalent in duration to no
less than 3 academic years and the curriculum studied is
sufficiently similar in theory and practical aspects
(including hours of clinical practice) to the entry-level
physiotherapy programs undertaken in Australia, and
included a substantial element of supervised physiotherapy
clinical practice. [Educational programs in Australia leading
to a physiotherapy qualification involve a minimum of
4 years study and include substantial periods of supervised
clinical practice.]
2. The tertiary level studies leading to his or her
physiotherapy qualification included theoretical and clinical
components of cardio-respiratory, musculoskeletal and
neurological physiotherapy, and theoretical and practical
aspects of electrotherapy, similar in content and duration
to entry-level physiotherapy programs undertaken in
Australia;
3. The tertiary level studies leading to his or her
physiotherapy qualification qualify the candidate to be
registered/licensed as a physiotherapist in the country in
which the program was completed (if applicable); and
4. If the candidate is from a country where English is not the
first language of that country, they are able to demonstrate
that they have a comprehensive knowledge and satisfactory
level of skill in English by completing the AECOP English
Language Requirements.
Further details and a copy of form 1249 are available from
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ACS Australian Computer Society
The Australian Computer Society (ACS) is the professional
society for information technology practitioners in Australia.
It is also the professional body authorised by the Australian
Government to conduct skills assessments for migration
purposes.
You may apply for a skills assessment if:
• you are a current Member (MACS) of the ACS; or
• you possess any of the following Australian qualifications or
overseas qualifications and relevant experience assessed as
comparable:
– *Bachelor (undergraduate) degree or higher qualification
with a major in IT plus 4-years of relevant professional IT
work experience;
– Bachelor (undergraduate) degree or higher qualification
with a minor in IT plus 6-years of relevant professional IT
work experience;
– (AQF) Advanced Diploma (3 years full-time)
or (AQF) Diploma (2 years full-time) in IT plus
6-years of relevant professional IT work experience.
*Recent graduates of an Australian university who fall within
the first category do not require experience.
If you do not possess a recognised qualification in IT (or IT
sub-discipline) but you have a qualification in another
discipline together with significant experience in IT and
extensive professional development education, you may apply
for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Applicants in this
category should have a minimum of 6 years relevant
professional IT work experience.
AIM Australian Institute of Management
To satisfy the level of qualifications, training and work
experience for a ‘professional manager’ assessed by AIM,
applicants must hold a senior management position.
The criteria used is as follows:
A record of proven management achievement over a period of
5 years or more in a senior management position such as a
chief executive, general manager or senior functional manager
who delegates authority to several other managers who hold
positions requiring the delegation of work to several other
positions of a supervisory, or technical, or skilled nature.
The years of experience may be reduced if the applicant has
qualifications in management studies or business
administration assessed as comparable to an Australian
Bachelor degree, or in a discipline relevant to the field in which
the manager is working. You must have relevant work
experience – recent graduates are not able to meet the
requirements.
An important factor in making an assessment is whether a
person delegates authority to other managers who are
themselves responsible for planning, organisation, decision
making, staffing and control, and who in turn delegate to
others.
The assessment is based upon a review of an entire career
history and satisfactory evidence is sought of managerial
progression through increased authority and responsibility of
each position thereby demonstrating a period of sustained
success.
Applicants who wish to have their skills assessed should
contact AIM for further information.
Note: Any grading of experience and education undertaken
by any AIM State Division for membership does not
automatically translate into approval under the skills
assessment process for migration.
AIR Australian Institute of Radiography
Medical Radiation Science in Australia
Medical Radiation Science in Australia encompasses:
• Diagnostic Radiographers (Medical Imaging Technologists);
• Radiation Therapists; and
• Sonographers.
Radiographers/Radiation Therapists/ Sonographers and
Industrial Radiographers holding qualifications obtained
outside Australia must apply directly to the Australian Institute
of Radiography for assessment of their qualifications.
The AIR will, through its Overseas Qualifications Assessment
Panel, directly assess Radiographers/Radiation Therapists and
Sonographers and will refer assessments on Industrial
Radiographers to AINDT. However all applications must be
submitted to the AIR.
A Comprehensive appeal process is available to all applicants
and the appeal mechanism is conducted by persons not
associated with the original assessment.
AIWCW Australian Institute of Welfare and Community Workers
The general field of social welfare in Australia is diverse and
complex, with a range of occupational groups involved in
service provision. Persons with welfare work qualifications are
employed across many of these occupations, and their job titles
may vary greatly. However, eligibility for membership of the
Australian Institute of Welfare and Community Workers
(AIWCW) is used by a variety of employers as an important
criteria for employment.
The AIWCW is the professional organisation responsible for
assessment of overseas qualifications and work experience
suitable for recognition as a generic welfare worker in Australia,
using the criteria for eligibility for membership. Eligibility for
membership of the AIWCW generally requires a person to have
completed a vocational qualification in welfare work,
community services or human services, with a 3 year university
degree, or a 2 year diploma at a college of technical and further
education (TAFE); including studies of society, individual
human structure and function, welfare work with individuals,
groups and communities, welfare services and systems, and
practical training of at least 400 hours.
Full membership of the AIWCW is also available to those who:
• satisfy the AIWCW requirements for Core Competencies; and
• have a relevant qualification at least equivalent to the
Australian Qualification Framework Diploma in academic
standard; and
• which is at least equivalent to 2 years of full-time or
1000 hours of study; and
• have at least 3 years of professional work experience
(30 hours per week or more) within the last 10 years.
A ‘relevant qualification’ may include, for example, a general
3 year Bachelor of Arts degree with a psychology or sociology
major, or a specialised 2 year diploma in the field of social
welfare. Decisions about the relevance of alternative
qualifications and/or work experience are made on an
individual basis by an AIWCW Membership Assessment
Coordinator, with doubtful cases being referred to the National
Membership Assessment Panel.
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Experience has shown that, due to differences in social work
education between countries, the course studied by many
overseas trained social workers, who initially seek to join the
AASW, do not meet AASW eligibility requirements. In the past,
many of these people have met the requirements of the
AIWCW. You may initially apply for social work assessment and
if unsuccessful, have your application sent on for welfare work
assessment without additional cost. However, this process is
not usually available for other occupations in this complex
field.
AMSA Australian Maritime Safety Authority
The professions assessed by AMSA are seafarers classified as
deck officers (masters and mates) and engineers.
ANMC Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council
Qualifications Immediately Recognised by the Australian
Nurse Regulatory Authorities
Registered Nurses who have completed education programs
leading to initial registration as a registered nurse in the
following countries meet the requirements for registration with
the Australian Nurse Regulatory Authorities: United Kingdom,
Ireland, South Africa, USA, *Canada, *Hong Kong, *Singapore
and nurses from the *Netherlands with HBO qualifications.
*Proof of English language proficiency is required.
Midwives who have completed education programs leading to
initial registration as a midwife in the following countries meet
the requirements for registration with the Australian Nurse
Regulatory Authorities: United Kingdom and Ireland.
Note: Nurse Regulatory Authorities may impose additional
requirements. Nurses from the above countries applying for
migration must have their qualifications assessed by the ANMC.
Nurses seeking to determine their eligibility to apply for
registration as a nurse in Australia may apply for an
assessment of their qualifications provided they have:
• completed a pre-registration course of training;
• been registered as a nurse in the country where education
was undertaken;
• current registration, a practising certificate or licence in the
country where they are currently practising; and
• demonstrated proficiency in the English language.
It is a requirement for nurses to possess and demonstrate the
National Nursing competency Standards before they
are granted registration. Overseas nurses may be required to
complete a Competency Based Assessment Program/Migrant
Bridging Program in order to be able to meet this requirement.
These courses must be completed either all or in part in
Australia. The requirement to complete such a program will be
determined at assessment.
Enrolled Nurses
Note: There is no nominated occupation with corresponding
ASCO Code under the Skilled Occupation List for Enrolled
Nurse, Registered Nurse (Division 2), Licensed Practical Nurse
or Nurse Assistant. Nurses who have these qualifications are
not able to apply for assessment of their skills under General
Skilled Migration.
ANZSNM The Australasia and New Zealand Society
of Nuclear Medicine
Nuclear Medicine Technologists holding overseas nuclear
medicine technology qualifications obtained outside Australia
must apply directly to the ANZSNM Accreditation Board for
assessment of their qualifications.
Assessment Criteria
Applicants must provide evidence of:
• tertiary qualifications in nuclear medicine technology;
• proof of 2 years post graduate full time work experience;
and
• evidence of registration to practice nuclear medicine
technology in their home country.
Documentation of course structure and work experience will
be required to be eligible to sit ANZSNM examinations.
A skills assessment letter for the purpose of lodgement of an
application for skilled migration to Australia is given on
successful completion of an English examination and the
ANZSNM Nuclear Medicine (2 x 2 hour) multiple choice
examinations offered at venues within Australia.
For full accreditation the applicant is required to complete a
12 month period of supervised practice in Australia.
APEC Australian Pharmacy Examining Council Incorporated
Pharmacy in Australia
Qualifications Immediately Acceptable to Pharmacy
Registration Authorities
A pharmacy degree obtained in the UK, Ireland and NZ and
a licence to practise in the UK, Ireland and NZ – note:
registering authority may impose additional requirements.
You must still have your qualifications recognised by APEC
before you are able to apply for migration.
Qualifications not Immediately Acceptable to
Registration Authorities
If your qualifications do not immediately meet the Australian
requirements you will need to undertake the examination
process conducted by the Australian Pharmacy Examining
Council Inc (APEC).
Eligibility Criteria
The APEC assessment procedure is open to any overseas
trained pharmacist who has completed an approved pharmacy
course which included a minimum component of the
equivalent of 3 years of full-time academic study and is eligible
for registration as a pharmacist in the country in which the
qualification was obtained.
Examination Procedure
This consists of an English language requirement (some
candidates may be granted an exemption), Stage I
Examination (a written multiple-choice-question examination
covering basic pharmaceutical sciences which is conducted
twice a year), interview and counselling, a period of
supervised practice in an Australian pharmacy; and Stage II
Examination (conducted in Australia only) — a practical and
oral examination covering the practice of pharmacy.
Note: An application for an assessment of qualifications
determines a person’s eligibility to undertake the
examination procedure. It is not an application to sit the
examination. When a person’s eligibility is determined,
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A skills assessment letter for the purposes of migration
is given upon successful completion of an eligibility
assessment, English language requirement and the
Stage 1 examination. The remainder of the process may
be completed on arrival in Australia.
AVBC Australasian Veterinary Boards Council
To practise as a veterinarian in Australia you must be registered
with the registration board of the state or territory in which
you practise. If you are an overseas trained veterinarian, there
are 3 ways in which you can enter the profession in Australia:
• by immediate recognition of your overseas qualifications;
• by completion of a primary veterinary degree at an Australian
veterinary school; or
• by successfully completing the National Veterinary
Examination (NVE).
Qualifications immediately acceptable for registration in
Australia
Bachelor degrees awarded after 5 years of study by United
Kingdom and New Zealand veterinary schools are accepted for
immediate registration in all States and Territories. Similar
qualifications awarded by some universities in other English
speaking countries may, in some instances, be accepted for
immediate registration. For information about this you should
contact the veterinary registration board in the State or
Territory in which you wish to practice.
Qualifications not immediately acceptable for
registration in Australia
If your qualifications are not acceptable for immediate
registration you can either apply to enrol at an Australian
university where you may be granted credit for your overseas
studies, and complete the veterinary science course, or you can
take the NVE. If you intend to enrol at an Australian university,
you must contact the university directly. If you wish to
undertake the NVE you have to be formally assessed as
meeting the eligibility criteria to sit the examination. You
need to:
• hold a degree or diploma awarded after at least 4 years of
study at a veterinary school listed in the ‘World Veterinary
Directory’ or at a school which was part of a college or
university listed in the ‘World List of Universities’; and
• be registered, licensed or eligible to be recognised as a
veterinarian of good standing in the country in which you
studied or worked.
Examination Procedure
The examination procedures consist of the following
components:
Eligibility Assessment—assessment of qualifications and
associated documents to determine eligibility to undertake
the NVE \procedures.
English Language Requirement—before proceeding to
the NVE Preliminary Examination.
Preliminary Examination—written multiple-choice
question (MCQ) examination.
Final Examination—Clinical Examination.
Please note that an application for an assessment of
qualifications determines a person’s eligibility to
undertake the examination procedure. To satisfy the
skills component of a migration application a Candidate
must successfully complete all stages of the NVE.
CASA Civil Aviation Safety Authority
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) is responsible for
safety regulation of civil air operations in Australia and the
operation of Australian aircraft overseas. Its functions include:
• standards setting;
• entry control (includes certification and licensing);
• safety surveillance of the industry enforcement of standards;
• regulatory oversight of the national airways system, and air
traffic services, aviation rescue and fire fighting services
provided by Airservices Australia.
A Professional Aircraft Pilot flies aircraft to transport
passengers, mail and freight or provide agricultural, aviation
and aerial surveillance services. Licences are issued as either
commercial pilot licence (CPL) or air transport pilot licences
(ATPL).
There are no formal educational qualifications required for this
occupation but applicants must be licensed by CASA.
An overseas pilot licence may be deemed equivalent to an
Australian ATPL or CPL if it authorises the holder to fly aircraft
as pilot in command in air transport operations or commercial
operations respectively.
CPAA CPA Australia
CPA Australia (CPAA) is one of the 3 professional accounting
bodies in Australia and is a designated assessing authority for
ASCO occupations Accountant, Corporate Treasurer, External
Auditor and Finance Manager.
Assessment for migration purposes is based on the same
criteria for admission to Associate (entry-level) membership
of CPAA. In general, you can select CPAA, ICAA (The Institute
of Chartered Accountants Australia) or NIA (National
Institution of Accountants) to provide your assessment.
Note: ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)
and CIMA (The Chartered Institute of Management
Accountants) qualified accountants who do not also have an
undergraduate degree are offered several options for meeting
the requirements for admission as an Associate membership
of CPAA. However, for the purpose of migration applications,
these accountants are advised to apply to the ICAA or NIA for
a skills assessment.
To meet the educational standard for any of the above ASCO
occupations, you must have formal qualifications assessed by
CPAA as comparable to an Australian Bachelor degree. These
qualifications must include adequate coverage of at least 9 of
the 12 core curriculum areas required for Associate
membership. Work experience is not accepted in lieu of formal
qualifications. The core curriculum areas are basic accounting,
financial and corporate accounting, current accounting issues
(standards and theory), cost and management accounting,
business finance, auditing, introductory law (including
contracts), economics, statistics, computer information
systems, Australian taxation law and Australian company law.
Further information and instructions are provided with the
assessment application form, available on request or from the
CPAA website. CPAA will issue a written assessment result
indicating that your qualifications either meet or do not meet
the requirement for your nominated ASCO occupation. If your
assessment advises that you meet the requirement, you can
submit it with your visa application without completing any
further study. Assessments are valid for 5 years and will include
details of accredited study programs available by distance
learning. Thus, if your assessment is not successful in the first
instance, you will be able to complete additional studies
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If your visa is granted (and validated) and you wish to apply for
membership of CPAA, you must complete the remaining entry
level studies prescribed before admission. Members admitted
at Associate level must complete the postgraduate level CPA
Program and Mentor Program (work experience) before
advancing to CPA status.
ICAA Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) is
one of the 3 professional accounting bodies in Australia and is
a designated assessing authority for the ASCO occupations of
Accountant, Corporate Treasurer, External Auditor and Finance
Manager.
To be considered suitable for any of these occupations for the
purpose of migration, you must hold formal qualifications
assessed by the ICAA as at least comparable to the level of an
Australian Bachelor degree. When it has been established that
your qualifications are comparable to an Australian Bachelor
degree, the ICAA then examines individual subjects to
determine the coverage of required core knowledge areas.
Successful applicants are required to have adequate coverage
in at least 9 of the 12 core knowledge areas. These areas are:
Accounting Systems and Processes; Corporate Accounting and
Reporting; Accounting Theory (Professional and Regulatory
Processes); Cost and Management Accounting; Corporate
Finance; Auditing and Assurance; Introduction to Law and
Commercial Law; Australian Company Law; Australian Taxation
Law; Information Systems Design and Development;
Economics (micro and macro) and Quantitative Methods. It is
important to note that practical experience is not accepted as
an alternative to formal tertiary study.
Although, in general, you can apply to any of the 3 professional
accounting bodies it is recommended that you apply to the
ICAA or the NIA for skills assessment, if you are an Associate or
a Fellow member of ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified
Accountants) (UK) or CIMA (The Chartered Institute of
Management Accountants) (UK) but you do not hold an
undergraduate degree. Please refer to the ICAA website
http://www.icaa.org.au/ for further information about professional
accounting qualifications recognised by the ICAA.
When the ICAA has completed your skills assessment, it will
send you a letter indicating whether your qualifications are
suitable or not suitable for the purpose of migration to
Australia under General Skilled Migration. If your letter of
assessment states that your qualifications are suitable for your
nominated occupation, you must include it with your
application for General Skilled Migration. Your letter of
assessment will also contain further information about how to
become a member of the ICAA. If you intend to seek admission
to the membership of the ICAA, you will be required to
undertake further university studies (at least in Australian
Company and Taxation Law). Unless you are a full current
member of an accounting body with which the ICAA has
reciprocal membership, you will also be completing the ICAA’s
post-graduate program, the CA Program before becoming a
member. A period of approved mentored experience may also
be necessary.
If your letter of assessment indicates that your qualifications are
not suitable for the purpose of migration to Australia under
General Skilled Migration, you should not proceed with a
migration application. In this case your letter of assessment will
provide information about required further study to bridge
your knowledge to meet the current educational criteria for
your nominated occupation. Further information about the
recognition of overseas accounting qualifications, assessment
process and about how to apply is provided on our website
http://www.icaa.org.au/. You can also download an application form
for the skills assessment from the ICAA website.
Engineers Australia Institution of Engineers, Australia
The Institution of Engineers, Australia (IEAust) is the assessing
authority in Australia that conducts engineering skills
assessments for migration purposes.
There are 3 occupational categories in the engineering
profession: professional engineer, engineering technologist
and engineering associate. Details regarding these occupational
categories and the assessment process are presented on the
website http://www.ieaust.org.au/
Intending applicants for assessment should go to the website
and read or download the Overseas Qualifications Assessment
Kit. The Kit provides comprehensive instructions on what you
need to do to have your engineering skills and qualifications
assessed. Applicants with further questions on the assessment
process may contact the IEAust by telephone, facsimile or
e-mail (see Contact details of assessing authorities).
NIA The National Institute of Accountants
The National Institute of Accountants (NIA) is one of the 3
professional accounting bodies in Australia and is a designated
assessing authority for the ASCO occupations of Accountant,
Corporate Treasurer, External Auditor and Finance Manager.
To be considered suitable for any of these occupations for the
purposes of migration, you must hold formal qualifications
assessed by the NIA as at least comparable to the level of an
Australian Bachelor degree. Accountants who do not have a
Bachelor degree, but who are ACCA (Association of Chartered
Certified Accountants) and CIMA (The Chartered Institute of
Management Accountants) qualified, are also assessed by NIA
for migration purposes. Applicants’ qualifications must also
include adequate coverage of a minimum of 9 out of the
12 core curriculum areas that are necessary for these
occupations in Australia. Regardless of which occupation you
nominate, the same core requirements apply. It is important to
note that practical experience is not accepted as an alternative
to a formal qualification.
The core curriculum areas include: basic accounting, financial
and corporate accounting, cost and management accounting,
current accounting issues (standards and theory), business
finance, auditing, introductory law (including contracts),
economics, statistics, computer information systems, Australian
taxation law and Australian company law.
In general, you can apply to any one of 3 authorised assessing
authorities – ie. NIA, ICAA (Institute of Chartered Accountants
in Australia) or CPAA (CPA Australia) – for a skills assessment
for migration purposes.
Further information and instructions are available on the NIA
website http://www.nia.org.au/, from which the application form can
also be downloaded. Based on the certified supporting
documentation submitted with your application, NIA will
forward a letter of assessment to indicate either your
qualifications are suitable or not suitable for migration
purposes. A letter of assessment that indicates that your
qualifications are suitable for your nominated ASCO occupation
must be submitted with your visa application.
If your qualifications are acceptable for migration purposes you
can apply to be admitted as a member of NIA. You may still
need to undertake further studies after arriving in Australia if
you intend to seek admission to membership of the NIA. This
may include some additional studies in Australian company
law, Australian taxation law and financial accounting.
There are 4 levels of membership in NIA – Associate (ANIA),
Member (MNIA), Professional National Accountant (PNA),
Fellow (FNIA / FPNA). Applicants with at least an
undergraduate degree qualification plus a minimum of 3 years
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OCANZ Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand
Optometry in Australia
Optometrists carry out eye examinations to measure visual
efficiency and detect any visual defects. They may prescribe
and dispense suitable visual aids such as spectacles and contact
lenses as well as special telescopic and magnifying devices for
the visually impaired. Optometrists may also advise patients on
eye exercises to improve eye muscles and coordination. They
are trained in detection and diagnosis of eye diseases, and can
refer patients to ophthalmologists or other health care
practitioners.
Optometry Education in Australia
A bachelor degree in optometry is required.
Entry of overseas qualified optometrist into the profession
in Australia
The qualifications recognised for registration as an optometrist
are specified by legislation in each State and Territory.
Australian and New Zealand qualifications are accepted in all
jurisdictions. Optometrists who qualified in other countries can
sit an examination conducted by the Optometry Council of
Australia and New Zealand or the New South Wales Board of
Optometrical Registration. A pass in the first examination is
accepted for registration purposes in all States and Territories
of Australia and New Zealand while a pass in the latter will not
be automatically accepted in any of the other Australian States
or Territories, or in New Zealand.
Optometrists who received their qualification outside Australia
or New Zealand should contact the Optometry Council.
If your qualifications are acceptable for migration purposes,
you will still need to apply for registration if you are successful
in migrating to Australia. If following migration to Australia,
your qualifications are accepted by a registration board, this
does not guarantee you employment as an optometrist. That
will depend on other factors, such as the number of vacancies
or your suitability for a particular job.
TRA Trades Recognition Australia
The term ‘trades’ is used in Australia to describe occupations
which require technical knowledge and manual skills and
where training is usually through an apprenticeship.
In the past, trades skills and knowledge have been recognised
in Australia through a trade certificate. Recent changes to
Australia’s training system are replacing trade certificates with
qualifications known as Australian Qualification Framework
(AQF) certificates.
The AQF comprises qualifications at levels which reflect the
complexity and range of the required skills and knowledge.
The qualification for a trade is usually an AQF Certificate III or,
in some cases, AQF Certificate IV. These qualification levels also
apply to other occupations, and the qualification level by itself
does not make an occupation a trade. A trade is defined by the
combination of the type of knowledge and skill involved,
together with the level of qualification.
AQF Certificates are issued in respect of defined sets of
competencies. Competencies, and the combinations of
competencies required for a certificate, are specified in
Training Packages.
Competencies are detailed specifications of the knowledge and
skill required in the workplace in Australia. They provide the
benchmarks for assessing skills for migration purposes.
Assessing skills against competencies requires very detailed
information from a variety of sources. You will be required to
provide extensive and detailed information about your training
and/or work experience to the assessing authority. You will
need to meet the assessing authority’s requirements for the
authentication of the information you provide.
The assessing authority will charge you a fee to carry out
the assessment.
The assessment of your skills by the assessing authority will be
for migration purposes only. The outcome of your assessment
will not be a qualification.
It will assist you in your self-assessment against the skill
requirement for migration, but it does not mean that your
application for migration to Australia will necessarily be
approved. It will be considered by the Australian Government,
together with other factors, in making a decision on your
migration application.
Information about trade skills and application forms for having
your trade skills assessed are available by contacting the Trades
Recognition Australia (TRA).
Applications and payments for assessment must be made
directly to the assessing authority. Any further inquiries about
your skills assessment must also be made directly to the
assessing authority.
If you are successful in your migration application, it is also
important to understand that you will not automatically be
provided with a qualification in Australia on the basis of your
skills assessment. You may be required to undergo further
assessment before a decision can be made on whether to issue
you with a qualification in Australia. The assessing authority will
provide you with more information on this, including
additional fees you will have to pay.