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Subclass 491 occupations

Updated: Feb 27

491 Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List

1 construction project manager 133111 VETASSESS

2 engineering manager 133211 Engineers Australia or AIM

3 child care centre manager 134111 ACECQA

4 nursing clinical director 134212 ANMAC

5 primary health organisation manager 134213 VETASSESS

6 welfare centre manager 134214 ACWA

7 arts administrator or manager 139911 VETASSESS

8 environmental manager 139912 VETASSESS

9 dancer or choreographer 211112 VETASSESS

10 music director 211212 VETASSESS

11 musician (instrumental) 211213 VETASSESS

12 artistic director 212111 VETASSESS

13 accountant (general) 221111 CPAA or CAANZ or IPA

14 management accountant 221112 CPAA or IPA or CAANZ

15 taxation accountant 221113 CPAA or IPA or CAANZ

16 external auditor 221213 CPAA or IPA or CAANZ

17 internal auditor 221214 VETASSESS

18 actuary 224111 VETASSESS

19 statistician 224113 VETASSESS

20 economist 224311 VETASSESS

21 land economist 224511 VETASSESS

22 valuer 224512 VETASSESS

23 management consultant 224711 VETASSESS

24 architect 232111 AACA

25 landscape architect 232112 VETASSESS

26 surveyor 232212 SSSI

27 cartographer 232213 VETASSESS

28 other spatial scientist 232214 VETASSESS

29 chemical engineer 233111 Engineers Australia

30 materials engineer 233112 Engineers Australia

31 civil engineer 233211 Engineers Australia

32 geotechnical engineer 233212 Engineers Australia

33 quantity surveyor 233213 AIQS

34 structural engineer 233214 Engineers Australia

35 transport engineer 233215 Engineers Australia

36 electrical engineer 233311 Engineers Australia

37 electronics engineer 233411 Engineers Australia

38 industrial engineer 233511 Engineers Australia

39 mechanical engineer 233512 Engineers Australia

40 production or plant engineer 233513 Engineers Australia

41 mining engineer (excluding petroleum) 233611 Engineers Australia

42 petroleum engineer 233612 Engineers Australia

43 aeronautical engineer 233911 Engineers Australia

44 agricultural engineer 233912 Engineers Australia

45 biomedical engineer 233913 Engineers Australia

46 engineering technologist 233914 Engineers Australia

47 environmental engineer 233915 Engineers Australia

48 naval architect 233916 Engineers Australia

49 engineering professionals (nec) 233999 Engineers Australia

50 agricultural consultant 234111 VETASSESS

51 agricultural scientist 234112 VETASSESS

52 forester 234113 VETASSESS

53 chemist 234211 VETASSESS

54 food technologist 234212 VETASSESS

55 environmental consultant 234312 VETASSESS

56 environmental research scientist 234313 VETASSESS

57 environmental scientist (nec) 234399 VETASSESS

58 geophysicist 234412 VETASSESS

59 hydrogeologist 234413 VETASSESS

60 life scientist (general) 234511 VETASSESS

61 biochemist 234513 VETASSESS

62 biotechnologist 234514 VETASSESS

63 botanist 234515 VETASSESS

64 marine biologist 234516 VETASSESS

65 microbiologist 234517 VETASSESS

66 zoologist 234518 VETASSESS

67 life scientists (nec) 234599 VETASSESS

68 medical laboratory scientist 234611 AIMS

69 veterinarian 234711 AVBC

70 conservator 234911 VETASSESS

71 metallurgist 234912 VETASSESS

72 meteorologist 234913 VETASSESS

73 physicist 234914 the assessing authority for the occupation (ec)

74 natural and physical science professionals (nec) 234999 VETASSESS

75 early childhood (pre-primary school) teacher 241111 AITSL

76 secondary school teacher 241411 AITSL

77 special needs teacher 241511 AITSL

78 teacher of the hearing impaired 241512 AITSL

79 teacher of the sight impaired 241513 AITSL

80 special education teachers (nec) 241599 AITSL

81 university lecturer 242111 VETASSESS

82 medical diagnostic radiographer 251211 ASMIRT

83 medical radiation therapist 251212 ASMIRT

84 nuclear medicine technologist 251213 ANZSNM

85 sonographer 251214 ASMIRT

86 optometrist 251411 OCANZ

87 orthotist or prosthetist 251912 AOPA

88 chiropractor 252111 CCEA

89 osteopath 252112 AOAC

90 occupational therapist 252411 OTC

91 physiotherapist 252511 APC

92 podiatrist 252611 PodBA

93 audiologist 252711 VETASSESS

94 speech pathologist 252712 SPA

95 general practitioner 253111 MedBA

96 specialist physician (general medicine) 253311 MedBA

97 cardiologist 253312 MedBA

98 clinical haematologist 253313 MedBA

99 medical oncologist 253314 MedBA

100 endocrinologist 253315 MedBA

101 gastroenterologist 253316 MedBA

102 intensive care specialist 253317 MedBA

103 neurologist 253318 MedBA

104 paediatrician 253321 MedBA

105 renal medicine specialist 253322 MedBA

106 rheumatologist 253323 MedBA

107 thoracic medicine specialist 253324 MedBA

108 specialist physicians (nec) 253399 MedBA

109 psychiatrist 253411 MedBA

110 surgeon (general) 253511 MedBA

111 cardiothoracic surgeon 253512 MedBA

112 neurosurgeon 253513 MedBA

113 orthopaedic surgeon 253514 MedBA

114 otorhinolaryngologist 253515 MedBA

115 paediatric surgeon 253516 MedBA

116 plastic and reconstructive surgeon 253517 MedBA

117 urologist 253518 MedBA

118 vascular surgeon 253521 MedBA

119 dermatologist 253911 MedBA

120 emergency medicine specialist 253912 MedBA

121 obstetrician and gynaecologist 253913 MedBA

122 ophthalmologist 253914 MedBA

123 pathologist 253915 MedBA

124 diagnostic and interventional radiologist 253917 MedBA

125 radiation oncologist 253918 MedBA

126 medical practitioners (nec) 253999 MedBA

127 midwife 254111 ANMAC

128 nurse practitioner 254411 ANMAC

129 registered nurse (aged care) 254412 ANMAC

130 registered nurse (child and family health) 254413 ANMAC

131 registered nurse (community health) 254414 ANMAC

132 registered nurse (critical care and emergency) 254415 ANMAC

133 registered nurse (developmental disability) 254416 ANMAC

134 registered nurse (disability and rehabilitation) 254417 ANMAC

135 registered nurse (medical) 254418 ANMAC

136 registered nurse (medical practice) 254421 ANMAC

137 registered nurse (mental health) 254422 ANMAC

138 registered nurse (perioperative) 254423 ANMAC

139 registered nurse (surgical) 254424 ANMAC

140 registered nurse (paediatrics) 254425 ANMAC

141 registered nurses (nec) 254499 ANMAC

142 ICT business analyst 261111 ACS

143 systems analyst 261112 ACS

144 multimedia specialist 261211 ACS

145 analyst programmer 261311 ACS

146 developer programmer 261312 ACS

147 software engineer 261313 ACS

148 software and applications programmers (nec) 261399 ACS

149 ICT security specialist 262112 ACS

150 computer network and systems engineer 263111 ACS

151 telecommunications engineer 263311 Engineers Australia

152 telecommunications network engineer 263312 Engineers Australia

153 barrister 271111 a legal admissions authority of a State or Territory

154 solicitor 271311 a legal admissions authority of a State or Territory

155 clinical psychologist 272311 APS

156 educational psychologist 272312 APS

157 organisational psychologist 272313 APS

158 psychologists (nec) 272399 APS

159 social worker 272511 AASW

160 civil engineering draftsperson 312211 Engineers Australia or VETASSESS

161 civil engineering technician 312212 VETASSESS

162 electrical engineering draftsperson 312311 Engineers Australia

163 electrical engineering technician 312312 TRA

164 radio communications technician 313211 TRA

165 telecommunications field engineer 313212 Engineers Australia

166 telecommunications network planner 313213 Engineers Australia

167 telecommunications technical officer or technologist 313214 Engineers Australia

168 automotive electrician 321111 TRA

169 motor mechanic (general) 321211 TRA

170 diesel motor mechanic 321212 TRA

171 motorcycle mechanic 321213 TRA

172 small engine mechanic 321214 TRA

173 sheetmetal trades worker 322211 TRA

174 metal fabricator 322311 TRA

175 pressure welder 322312 TRA

176 welder (first class) 322313 TRA

177 fitter (general) 323211 TRA

178 fitter and turner 323212 TRA

179 fitter-welder 323213 TRA

180 metal machinist (first class) 323214 TRA

181 locksmith 323313 TRA

182 panelbeater 324111 TRA

183 bricklayer 331111 TRA

184 stonemason 331112 TRA

185 carpenter and joiner 331211 TRA

186 carpenter 331212 TRA

187 joiner 331213 TRA

188 painting trades worker 332211 TRA

189 glazier 333111 TRA

190 fibrous plasterer 333211 TRA

191 solid plasterer 333212 TRA

192 wall and floor tiler 333411 TRA

193 plumber (general) 334111 TRA

194 airconditioning and mechanical services plumber 334112 TRA

195 drainer 334113 TRA

196 gasfitter 334114 TRA

197 roof plumber 334115 TRA

198 electrician (general) 341111 TRA

199 electrician (special class) 341112 TRA

200 lift mechanic 341113 TRA

201 airconditioning and refrigeration mechanic 342111 TRA

202 technical cable jointer 342212 TRA

203 electronic equipment trades worker 342313 TRA

204 electronic instrument trades worker (general) 342314 TRA

205 electronic instrument trades worker (special class) 342315 TRA

206 chef 351311 TRA

207 horse trainer 361112 TRA

208 cabinetmaker 394111 TRA

209 boat builder and repairer 399111 TRA

210 shipwright 399112 TRA

211 tennis coach 452316 VETASSESS

212 footballer 452411 VETASSESS

491 Short-term Skilled Occupation List

1 flower grower 121212 VETASSESS

2 grape grower 121215 VETASSESS

3 vegetable grower (Aus)/ market gardener (NZ) 121221 VETASSESS

4 apiarist 121311 VETASSESS

5 poultry farmer 121321 VETASSESS

6 sales and marketing manager 131112 AIM

7 advertising manager 131113 AIM

8 corporate services manager 132111 VETASSESS

9 finance manager 132211 CPAA or IPA or CAANZ

10 human resource manager 132311 AIM

11 research and development manager 132511 VETASSESS

12 manufacturer 133411 VETASSESS

13 production manager (forestry) 133511 VETASSESS

14 production manager (manufacturing) 133512 VETASSESS

15 production manager (mining) 133513 VETASSESS

16 supply and distribution manager 133611 AIM

17 health and welfare services managers (nec) 134299 VETASSESS

18 school principal 134311 VETASSESS

19 education managers (nec) 134499 VETASSESS

20 ICT project manager 135112 ACS

21 ICT managers (nec) 135199 ACS

22 laboratory manager 139913 VETASSESS

23 quality assurance manager 139914 VETASSESS

24 specialist managers (nec) except ambassador, archbishop or bishop 139999 VETASSESS

25 cafe or restaurant manager 141111 VETASSESS

26 hotel or motel manager 141311 VETASSESS

27 accommodation and hospitality managers (nec) 141999 VETASSESS

28 customer service manager 149212 VETASSESS

29 conference and event organiser 149311 VETASSESS

30 transport company manager 149413 VETASSESS

31 facilities manager 149913 VETASSESS

32 music professionals (nec) 211299 VETASSESS

33 photographer 211311 VETASSESS

34 book or script editor 212212 VETASSESS

35 director (film, television, radio or stage) 212312 VETASSESS

36 film and video editor 212314 VETASSESS

37 program director (television or radio) 212315 VETASSESS

38 stage manager 212316 VETASSESS

39 technical director 212317 VETASSESS

40 video producer 212318 VETASSESS

41 copywriter 212411 VETASSESS

42 newspaper or periodical editor 212412 VETASSESS

43 print journalist 212413 VETASSESS

44 technical writer 212415 VETASSESS

45 television journalist 212416 VETASSESS

46 journalists and other writers (nec) 212499 VETASSESS

47 company secretary 221211 VETASSESS

48 commodities trader 222111 VETASSESS

49 finance broker 222112 VETASSESS

50 insurance broker 222113 VETASSESS

51 financial brokers (nec) 222199 VETASSESS

52 financial market dealer 222211 VETASSESS

53 stockbroking dealer 222213 VETASSESS

54 financial dealers (nec) 222299 VETASSESS

55 financial investment adviser 222311 VETASSESS

56 financial investment manager 222312 VETASSESS

57 recruitment consultant 223112 VETASSESS

58 ICT trainer 223211 ACS

59 mathematician 224112 VETASSESS

60 gallery or museum curator 224212 VETASSESS

61 health information manager 224213 VETASSESS

62 records manager 224214 VETASSESS

63 librarian 224611 VETASSESS

64 organisation and methods analyst 224712 VETASSESS

65 patents examiner 224914 VETASSESS

66 information and organisation professionals (nec) 224999 VETASSESS

67 advertising specialist 225111 VETASSESS

68 marketing specialist 225113 VETASSESS

69 ICT account manager 225211 VETASSESS

70 ICT business development manager 225212 VETASSESS

71 ICT sales representative 225213 VETASSESS

72 public relations professional 225311 VETASSESS

73 technical sales representatives (nec) including education sales representatives 225499 VETASSESS

74 fashion designer 232311 VETASSESS

75 industrial designer 232312 VETASSESS

76 jewellery designer 232313 VETASSESS

77 graphic designer 232411 VETASSESS

78 illustrator 232412 VETASSESS

79 web designer 232414 VETASSESS

80 interior designer 232511 VETASSESS

81 urban and regional planner 232611 VETASSESS

82 geologist 234411 VETASSESS

83 primary school teacher 241213 AITSL

84 middle school teacher (Aus) / intermediate school teacher (NZ) 241311 AITSL

85 education adviser 249111 VETASSESS

86 art teacher (private tuition) 249211 VETASSESS

87 dance teacher (private tuition) 249212 VETASSESS

88 music teacher (private tuition) 249214 VETASSESS

89 private tutors and teachers (nec) 249299 VETASSESS

90 teacher of English to speakers of 249311 VETASSESS

91 dietitian 251111 DAA

92 nutritionist 251112 VETASSESS

93 occupational health and safety adviser 251312 VETASSESS

94 orthoptist 251412 VETASSESS

95 hospital pharmacist 251511 APharmC

96 industrial pharmacist 251512 VETASSESS

97 retail pharmacist 251513 APharmC

98 health promotion officer 251911 VETASSESS

99 health diagnostic and promotion professionals (nec) 251999 VETASSESS

100 acupuncturist 252211 Chinese Medicine Board of Australia

101 naturopath 252213 VETASSESS

102 traditional Chinese medicine practitioner 252214 Chinese Medicine Board of Australia

103 complementary health therapists (nec) 252299 VETASSESS

104 dental specialist 252311 ADC

105 resident medical officer 253112 MedBA

106 nurse educator 254211 ANMAC

107 nurse researcher 254212 ANMAC

108 nurse manager 254311 ANMAC

109 web developer 261212 ACS

110 software tester 261314 ACS

111 database administrator 262111 ACS

112 systems administrator 262113 ACS

113 network administrator 263112 ACS

114 network analyst 263113 ACS

115 ICT quality assurance engineer 263211 ACS

116 ICT support engineer 263212 ACS

117 ICT systems test engineer 263213 ACS

118 ICT support and test engineers (nec) 263299 ACS

119 judicial and other legal professionals (nec) 271299 VETASSESS

120 careers counsellor 272111 VETASSESS

121 drug and alcohol counsellor 272112 VETASSESS

122 family and marriage counsellor 272113 VETASSESS

123 rehabilitation counsellor 272114 VETASSESS

124 student counsellor 272115 VETASSESS

125 counsellors (nec) 272199 VETASSESS

126 psychotherapist 272314 VETASSESS

127 interpreter 272412 NAATI

128 social professionals (nec) 272499 VETASSESS

129 recreation officer 272612 VETASSESS

130 welfare worker 272613 ACWA

131 anaesthetic technician 311211 VETASSESS

132 cardiac technician 311212 VETASSESS

133 medical laboratory technician 311213 AIMS

134 pharmacy technician 311215 VETASSESS

135 medical technicians (nec) 311299 VETASSESS

136 meat inspector 311312 VETASSESS

137 primary products inspectors (nec) 311399 VETASSESS

138 chemistry technician 311411 VETASSESS

139 earth science technician 311412 VETASSESS

140 life science technician 311413 VETASSESS

141 science technicians (nec) 311499 VETASSESS

142 architectural draftsperson 312111 VETASSESS

143 building inspector 312113 VETASSESS

144 architectural, building and surveying technicians (nec) 312199 VETASSESS

145 mechanical engineering technician 312512 TRA

146 metallurgical or materials technician 312912 VETASSESS

147 mine deputy 312913 VETASSESS

148 hardware technician 313111 TRA

149 ICT customer support officer 313112 TRA

150 web administrator 313113 ACS

151 ICT support technicians (nec) 313199 TRA

152 farrier 322113 TRA

153 aircraft maintenance engineer (avionics) 323111 TRA

154 aircraft maintenance engineer (mechanical) 323112 TRA

155 aircraft maintenance engineer 323113 TRA

156 metal fitters and machinists (nec) 323299 TRA

157 precision instrument maker and repairer 323314 TRA

158 toolmaker 323412 TRA

159 vehicle body builder 324211 TRA

160 vehicle trimmer 324212 TRA

161 roof tiler 333311 TRA

162 business machine mechanic 342311 TRA

163 cabler (data and telecommunications) 342411 TRA

164 telecommunications linesworker 342413 TRA

165 baker 351111 TRA

166 pastrycook 351112 TRA

167 butcher or smallgoods maker 351211 TRA

168 cook 351411 TRA

169 dog handler or trainer 361111 VETASSESS

170 animal attendants and trainers (nec) 361199 VETASSESS

171 veterinary nurse 361311 VETASSESS

172 florist 362111 TRA

173 gardener (general) 362211 TRA

174 arborist 362212 TRA

175 landscape gardener 362213 TRA

176 greenkeeper 362311 TRA

177 hairdresser 391111 TRA

178 print finisher 392111 TRA

179 printing machinist 392311 TRA

180 dressmaker or tailor 393213 TRA

181 upholsterer 393311 TRA

182 furniture finisher 394211 TRA

183 wood machinist 394213 TRA

184 wood machinists and other wood trades workers (nec) 394299 TRA

185 power generation plant operator 399213 TRA

186 jeweller 399411 TRA

187 camera operator (film, television or video) 399512 TRA

188 make up artist 399514 TRA

189 sound technician 399516 TRA

190 performing arts technicians (nec) 399599 VETASSESS

191 signwriter 399611 TRA

192 ambulance officer 411111 VETASSESS

193 intensive care ambulance paramedic 411112 VETASSESS

194 dental technician 411213 TRA

195 diversional therapist 411311 VETASSESS

196 enrolled nurse 411411 ANMAC

197 massage therapist 411611 VETASSESS

198 community worker 411711 ACWA

199 disabilities services officer 411712 ACWA

200 family support worker 411713 ACWA

201 residential care officer 411715 ACWA

202 youth worker 411716 ACWA

203 diving instructor (open water) 452311 VETASSESS

204 gymnastics coach or instructor 452312 VETASSESS

205 horse riding coach or instructor 452313 VETASSESS

206 snowsport instructor 452314 VETASSESS

207 swimming coach or instructor 452315 VETASSESS

208 other sports coach or instructor 452317 VETASSESS

209 sports development officer 452321 VETASSESS

210 sportspersons (nec) 452499 VETASSESS

211 contract administrator 511111 VETASSESS

212 program or project administrator 511112 VETASSESS

213 insurance loss adjuster 599612 VETASSESS

214 insurance agent 611211 VETASSESS

215 retail buyer 639211 VETASSESS

491 Regional Occupation List

1 aquaculture farmer 121111 VETASSESS

2 cotton grower 121211 VETASSESS

3 fruit or nut grower 121213 VETASSESS

4 grain, oilseed or pasture grower (Aus)/ field crop grower (NZ) 121214 VETASSESS

5 mixed crop farmer 121216 VETASSESS

6 sugar cane grower 121217 VETASSESS

7 crop farmers (nec) 121299 VETASSESS

8 beef cattle farmer 121312 VETASSESS

9 dairy cattle farmer 121313 VETASSESS

10 deer farmer 121314 VETASSESS

11 goat farmer 121315 VETASSESS

12 horse breeder 121316 VETASSESS

13 mixed livestock farmer 121317 VETASSESS

14 pig farmer 121318 VETASSESS

15 sheep farmer 121322 VETASSESS

16 livestock farmers (nec) 121399 VETASSESS

17 mixed crop and livestock farmer 121411 VETASSESS

18 public relations manager 131114 AIM

19 policy and planning manager 132411 VETASSESS

20 project builder 133112 VETASSESS

21 procurement manager 133612 AIM

22 medical administrator 134211 VETASSESS

23 regional education manager 134412 VETASSESS

24 sports administrator 139915 VETASSESS

25 caravan park and camping ground manager 141211 VETASSESS

26 post office manager 142115 VETASSESS

27 amusement centre manager 149111 VETASSESS

28 fitness centre manager 149112 VETASSESS

29 sports centre manager 149113 VETASSESS

30 cinema or theatre manager 149912 VETASSESS

31 financial institution branch manager 149914 VETASSESS

32 human resource adviser 223111 VETASSESS

33 workplace relations adviser 223113 VETASSESS

34 policy analyst 224412 VETASSESS

35 liaison officer 224912 VETASSESS

36 market research analyst 225112 VETASSESS

37 aeroplane pilot 231111 CASA

38 flying instructor 231113 VETASSESS

39 helicopter pilot 231114 CASA

40 ship’s master 231213 AMSA

41 multimedia designer 232413 VETASSESS

42 wine maker 234213 VETASSESS

43 conservation officer 234311 VETASSESS

44 exercise physiologist 234915 VETASSESS

45 vocational education teacher 242211 See subsection (2)

46 environmental health officer 251311 VETASSESS

47 dentist 252312 ADC

48 anaesthetist 253211 MedBA

49 intellectual property lawyer 271214 VETASSESS

50 translator 272413 NAATI

51 community arts worker 272611 VETASSESS

52 agricultural technician 311111 VETASSESS

53 operating theatre technician 311214 VETASSESS

54 pathology collector 311216 AIMS

55 construction estimator 312114 VETASSESS

56 surveying or spatial science technician 312116 VETASSESS

57 mechanical engineering draftsperson 312511 Engineers Australia

58 safety inspector 312611 VETASSESS

59 maintenance planner 312911 VETASSESS

60 building and engineering technicians (nec) 312999 VETASSESS or Engineers Australia

61 vehicle painter 324311 TRA

62 floor finisher 332111 TRA

63 electrical linesworker 342211 TRA

64 zookeeper 361114 VETASSESS

65 nurseryperson 362411 TRA

66 gas or petroleum operator 399212 TRA

67 dental hygienist 411211 VETASSESS

68 dental therapist 411214 VETASSESS

69 emergency service worker 441211 VETASSESS

70 driving instructor 451211 VETASSESS

71 funeral workers (nec) 451399 VETASSESS

72 flight attendant 451711 VETASSESS

73 first aid trainer 451815 VETASSESS

74 jockey 452413 TRA

75 clinical coder 599915 VETASSESS

76 property manager 612112 VETASSESS

77 real estate representative 612115 VETASSESS

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