MLTSSL Medium Long Term Strategic Skills List for Australian Skilled Migration


The Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) is a list of skilled occupations in Australia that are in demand over the long term. The list is regularly reviewed and updated based on changing economic and labour market conditions.


The occupations that appear on the MLTSSL are selected based on a range of factors:


  • Labour market demand: Occupations that are in high demand in Australia and have a shortage of qualified workers will typically be included on the MLTSSL.


  • Economic importance: Occupations that are considered important to the Australian economy such as those in the healthcare or technology sectors are on the MLTSSL List


  • Skill level: Occupations that require higher levels of education and experience such engineering or medical are more likely to be included on the MLTSSL.


  • Future growth potential: Occupations that are projected to experience significant growth in the future such as those in renewable energy or cybersecurity may be added to the MLTSSL.


Occupations listed on the MLTSSL are considered to be in high demand and are therefore more likely to be eligible for skilled migration programs in Australia.


Australia visa eligibility by being on the MLTSSL List


Occupations on the MLTSSL are eligible for these skilled visas


  • Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)
  • Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)
  • Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) (for occupations in certain regional areas)
  • Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) (for post-study work)

Current MLTSSL (Medium Long Term Strategic Skills List)


You must have an occupation on this list to be eligible for the 189, 190 and 491 Skilled Migration Visas for Australia



construction project manager133111VETASSESS
engineering manager133211(a) Engineers Australia; or (b) AIM
child care centre manager134111TRA
nursing clinical director134212ANMAC
primary health organisation manager134213VETASSESS
welfare centre manager134214ACWA
accountant (general)221111(a) CPAA; or (b) CAANZ; or (c) IPA
management accountant221112(a) CPAA; or (b) CAANZ; or (c) IPA
taxation accountant221113(a) CPAA; or (b) CAANZ; or (c) IPA
external auditor221213(a) CPAA; or (b) CAANZ; or (c) IPA
internal auditor221214VETASSESS
land economist224511VETASSESS
management consultant224711VETASSESS
landscape architect232112VETASSESS
other spatial scientist232214VETASSESS
chemical engineer233111Engineers Australia
materials engineer233112Engineers Australia
civil engineer233211Engineers Australia
geotechnical engineer233212Engineers Australia
quantity surveyor233213AIQS
structural engineer233214Engineers Australia
transport engineer233215Engineers Australia
electrical engineer233311Engineers Australia
electronics engineer233411Engineers Australia
industrial engineer233511Engineers Australia
mechanical engineer233512Engineers Australia
production or plant engineer233513Engineers Australia
aeronautical engineer233911Engineers Australia
agricultural engineer233912Engineers Australia
biomedical engineer233913Engineers Australia
engineering technologist233914Engineers Australia
environmental engineer233915Engineers Australia
naval architect233916Engineers Australia
agricultural consultant234111VETASSESS
agricultural scientist234112VETASSESS
medical laboratory scientist234611AIMS
physicist (medical physicist only)234914ACPSEM
early childhood (pre‑primary school) teacher241111AITSL
secondary school teacher241411AITSL
special needs teacher241511AITSL
teacher of the hearing impaired241512AITSL
teacher of the sight impaired241513AITSL
special education teachers (nec)241599AITSL
medical diagnostic radiographer251211ASMIRT
medical radiation therapist251212ASMIRT
nuclear medicine technologist251213ANZSNM
orthotist or prosthetist251912AOPA
occupational therapist252411OTC
podiatrist252611(a) APodA; or (b) ANZPAC
speech pathologist252712SPA
general practitioner253111MedBA
specialist physician (general medicine)253311MedBA
clinical haematologist253313MedBA
medical oncologist253314MedBA
intensive care specialist253317MedBA
renal medicine specialist253322MedBA
thoracic medicine specialist253324MedBA
specialist physicians (nec)253399MedBA
surgeon (general)253511MedBA
cardiothoracic surgeon253512MedBA
orthopaedic surgeon253514MedBA
paediatric surgeon253516MedBA
plastic and reconstructive surgeon253517MedBA
vascular surgeon253521MedBA
emergency medicine specialist253912MedBA
obstetrician and gynaecologist253913MedBA
diagnostic and interventional radiologist253917MedBA
radiation oncologist253918MedBA
medical practitioners (nec)253999MedBA
nurse practitioner254411ANMAC
registered nurse (aged care)254412ANMAC
registered nurse (child and family health)254413ANMAC
registered nurse (community health)254414ANMAC
registered nurse (critical care and emergency)254415ANMAC
registered nurse (developmental disability)254416ANMAC
registered nurse (disability and rehabilitation)254417ANMAC
registered nurse (medical)254418ANMAC
registered nurse (medical practice)254421ANMAC
registered nurse (mental health)254422ANMAC
registered nurse (perioperative)254423ANMAC
registered nurse (surgical)254424ANMAC
registered nurse (paediatrics)254425ANMAC
registered nurses (nec)254499ANMAC
ICT business analyst261111ACS
systems analyst261112ACS
analyst programmer261311ACS
developer programmer261312ACS
software engineer261313ACS
ICT security specialist262112ACS
computer network and systems engineer263111ACS
telecommunications engineer263311Engineers Australia
telecommunications network engineer263312Engineers Australia
barrister271111a legal admissions authority of a State or Territory
solicitor271311a legal admissions authority of a State or Territory
clinical psychologist272311APS
educational psychologist272312APS
organisational psychologist272313APS
psychologists (nec)272399APS
social worker272511AASW
civil engineering draftsperson312211(a) Engineers Australia; or (b) VETASSESS
civil engineering technician312212VETASSESS
electrical engineering draftsperson312311Engineers Australia
electrical engineering technician312312TRA
radio communications technician313211TRA
telecommunications field engineer313212Engineers Australia
telecommunications network planner313213Engineers Australia
telecommunications technical officer or technologist313214Engineers Australia
automotive electrician321111TRA
motor mechanic (general)321211TRA
diesel motor mechanic321212TRA
motorcycle mechanic321213TRA
small engine mechanic321214TRA
sheetmetal trades worker322211TRA
metal fabricator322311TRA
pressure welder322312TRA
welder (first class)322313TRA
fitter (general)323211TRA
fitter and turner323212TRA
metal machinist (first class)323214TRA
carpenter and joiner331211TRA
painting trades worker332211TRA
fibrous plasterer333211TRA
solid plasterer333212TRA
wall and floor tiler333411TRA
plumber (general)334111TRA
airconditioning and mechanical services plumber334112TRA
roof plumber334115TRA
electrician (general)341111TRA
electrician (special class)341112TRA
lift mechanic341113TRA
airconditioning and refrigeration mechanic342111TRA
technical cable jointer342212TRA
electronic equipment trades worker342313TRA
electronic instrument trades worker (general)342314TRA
electronic instrument trades worker (special class)342315TRA
boat builder and repairer399111TRA
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