Skilled Occupations Lists

This information page can be used by potential applicants seeking to nominate skilled occupations which are acceptable for per​manent and temporary skilled migration to Australia under these programs:

Skilled Occupation List (SOL)

The current Skilled Occupation List (SOL) is relevant for applicants for:

  • independent points-based skilled migration who are not nominated by a state or territory government agency
  • a Family Sponsored Points Tested visa
  • Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) - Graduate Work stream.

Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL)

The current Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL) is relevant for applicants for:

  • points-based skilled migration who are nominated by a state or territory government agency under a State Migration Plan
  • the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS), who must have been nominated by an Australian employer to fill a position in an occupation that appears in the CSOL
  • the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457)
  • the Training and Research visa (subclass 402).
Last modified Thursday 13 February 2014