Queensland Skilled Occupation Lists (QSOL)

The Queensland Skilled Occupation Lists (QSOL) reflect the current labour demand for positions throughout Queensland. Check the category applicable to your current situation to see if your profession is in demand in Queensland and ensure that you meet any specialisations and work experience requirements.

There are additional requirements against particular occupations on our lists, which may include a job offer, registration and work experience in specialised fields. Please do not submit an EOI if you do not meet the additional requirements (if applicable) as specified against your occupation.

After you check whether your occupation on the relevant dropdown list below, please ensure you meet the rest of BSMQ’s criteria as listed:

Please note: you must obtain a valid Skills Assessment (mandatory) and registration (where applicable) prior to lodging your EOI. 

Please see the below for the occupations removed from our QSOL:

I'm working in Queensland - QSOL

 

ANZCO Occupation Subclass 489 Subclass 190
121111 Aquaculture Farmer    
121211 Cotton Grower    
121212 Flower Grower    
121213 Fruit or Nut Grower    
121215 Grape Grower    
121216 Sugar Cane Farmer    
121221 Vegetable Grower    
121299 Crop Farmers nec    
121311 Apiarist    
121312 Beef Cattle Farmer    
121313 Dairy Cattle Farmer    
121316 Horse Breeder    
121317 Mixed Livestock Farmer    
121318 Pig Farmer    
121321 Poultry Farmer    
121322 Sheep Farmer    
121399 Livestock Farmer nec    
121411 Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer    
133111 Construction Project Manager    
133211 Engineering Manager    
133411 Manufacturer    
134111 Child Care Centre Manager    
134212 Nursing Clinical Director    
134213 Primary Health Organisation Manager    
134214 Welfare Centre Manager    
134299 Health & Welfare Services Managers nec    
139911 Arts Administrator or Manager    
139913 Laboratory Manager    
139914 Quality Assurance Manager    
139999 Specialist Managers nec    
141111 Café or Restaurant Manager    
141311 Hotel or Motel Manager    
141999 Accommodation & Hospitality Managers nec    
221113 Taxation Accountant  

Additional requirements apply. See Note 1

 

Additional requirements apply. See Note 1

222211 Financial Market Dealer    
222213 Stockbroking Dealer    
222299 Financial Dealers nec    
223112 Recruitment Consultant    
223211 ICT Trainer  

Additional requirements apply. See note 2

 

Additional requirements apply. See note 2

224111 Actuary     
224112 Mathematician    
224212 Gallery or Museum Curator    
224213 Health Information Manager    
224214 Records Manager    
224511 Land Economist    
232212 Surveyor    
233211 Civil Engineer    
233212 Geotechnical Engineer    
233213 Quantity Surveyor    
233214 Structural Engineer    
233215 Transport Engineer    
233311 Electrical Engineer    
233911 Aeronautical Engineer    
233912 Agricultural Engineer    
233913 Biomedical Engineer    
233915 Environmental Engineer    
234111 Agricultural Consultant    
234112 Agricultural Scientist    
234113 Forester    
234411 Geologist    
234611 Medical Laboratory Scientist    
234711 Veterinarian    
241111 Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers    
241213 Primary School Teacher    
241511 Special Needs Teacher    
241512 Teaching of the Hearing Impaired    
241513 Teacher of the Sight Impaired    
214599 Special Education Teachers nec    
251211 Medical Diagnostic Radiographer    
251212 Medical Radiation Therapist    
251213 Nuclear Medicine Technologist    
251214 Sonographer    
251312 Occupational Health and Safety Adviser    
251411 Optometrist    
251412 Orthoptist    
251512 Industrial Pharmacist    
251911 Health Promotion Officer    
251912 Orthotist and Prosthetist    
252311 Dental Specialist    
252312 Dentist    
252411 Occupational Therapist    
252511 Physiotherapist    
252611 Podiatrist    
252711 Audiologist    
252712 Speech Pathologist    
253111 General Practitioner    
253112 Resident Medical Officer    
253211 Anaesthetist    
253311 Specialist Physician (General Medicine)    
253312 Cardiologist    
253313 Clinical Haematologist    
253314 Medical Oncologist    
253315 Endocrinologist    
253316 Gastroenterologist    
253317 Intensive Care Specialist    
253318 Neurologist    
253321 Paediatrician    
253322 Renal Medicine Specialist    
253323 Rheumatologist    
253324 Thoracic Medicine Specialist    
253399 Specialist Physicians nec    
253411 Psychiatrist    
253511 Surgeon (General)    
253512 Cardiothoracic Surgeon    
253513 Neurosurgeon    
253514 Orthopaedic Surgeon    
253515 Otorhinolaryngologist    
253516 Paediatric Surgeon    
253517 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon    
253518 Urologist    
253521 Vascular Surgeon    
253911 Dermatologist    
253912 Emergency Medicine Specialist    
253913 Obstetrician and Gynaecologist    
253914 Ophthalmologist    
253915 Pathologist    
253917 Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist    
253918 Radiation Oncologist    
253999 Medical Practitioners nec    
254111 Midwife    
254411 Nurse Practitioner    
254412 Registered Nurse (Aged Care)    
254413 Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)    
254414 Registered Nurse (Community Health)    
254415 Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)    
254416 Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)    
254417 Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)    
254418 Registered Nurse (Medical)    
254421 Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)    
254422 Registered Nurse (Mental Health)    
254423 Registered Nurse (Perioperative)    
254424 Registered Nurse (Surgical)    
254425 Registered Nurse (Paediatric)    
254499 Registered Nurse nec    
263112 Network Administrator  

Additional requirements apply. See note 2

 

Additional requirements apply. See note 2

263113 Network Analyst  

Additional requirements apply. See note 2

 

Additional requirements apply. See note 2

263311 Telecommunications Engineer  

Additional requirements apply. See note 2

 

Additional requirements apply. See note 2

263312 Telecommunications Network Engineer  

Additional requirements apply. See note 2

 

Additional requirements apply. See note 2

271111 Barrister    
271311 Solicitor    
272111 Careers Counsellor    
272112 Drug & Alcohol Counsellor    
272113 Family & Marriage Counsellor    
272114 Rehabilitation Counsellor    
272115 Student Counsellor    
272199 Counsellors nec    
272311 Clinical Psychologist    
272312 Educational Psychologist    
272313 Organisational Psychologist    
272399 Psychologists nec    
272412 Interpreter    
272499 Social Professionals nec    
272511 Social Worker    
272612 Recreation Officer    
272613 Welfare Worker    
311211 Anaesthetic Technician    
311212 Cardiac Technician    
311213 Medical Laboratory Technician    
311215 Pharmacy Technician    
311299 Medical Technicians (nec)    
311411 Chemistry Technician    
311412 Earth Science Technician    
311413 Life Science Technician    
311499 Science Technicians nec    
312112 Building Associate    
312113 Building Inspector    
312199 Architectural, Building & Surveying Technicians nec    
312211 Civil Engineering Draftsperson    
312912 Metallurgical or Materials Technician    
312913 Mine Deputy    
313111 Hardware Technician    
321111 Automotive Electrician     
321211 Motor Mechanic (General)    
321212 Diesel Motor Mechanic    
321213 Motorcycle Mechanic    
321214 Small Engine Mechanic    
322211 Sheetmetal Trades Workers    
322311 Metal Fabricator    
322313 Welder – first class    
323112 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)    
323113 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures)    
323211 Fitter (General)    
323212 Fitter & Turner    
323213 Fitter – Welder     
323214 Metal Machinist (First Class)    
323299 Metal Fitters & Machinists (nec)    
323215 Textile, Clothing  & Footwear Mechanic    
323412 Toolmaker    
324111 Panelbeater    
324211 Vehicle Body Builder    
324212 Vehicle Trimmer    
331111 Bricklayer    
331211 Carpenter & Joiner    
331212 Carpenter    
331213 Joiner    
332211 Painting Trades Workers    
333211 Fibrous Plasterer    
333212 Solid Plasterer    
334111 Plumber (General)    
334112 Airconditioning & Mechanical Services Plumber    
334113 Drainer    
334114 Gasfitter    
334115 Roof Plumber    
342111 Airconditioning & Refrigeration Mechanic    
351111 Baker  

Additional requirements apply. See note 3

 
351112 Pastrycook  

Additional requirements apply. See note 3

 
351311 Chef  

Additional requirements apply. See note 3

  
351411 Cook  

Additional requirements apply. See note 3

  
361311 Veterinary Nurse     
392311 Printing Machinist    
394111 Cabinetmaker    
399111 Boat Builder & Repairer    
399112 Shipwright    
411111 Ambulance Officer    
411112 Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic    
411213 Dental Technician    
411311 Diversional Therapist    
411411 Enrolled Nurse    
411611 Massage Therapist    
411711 Community Worker    
411712 Disabilities Services Officer    
411713 Family Support Worker    
411715 Residential Care Officer    
411716 Youth Worker    
452311 Diving Instructor (Open Water)    
452312 Gymnastics Coach or Instructor    
452313 Horse Riding Coach or Instructor    
452315 Swimming Coach or Instructor    
452316 Tennis Coach    
452321 Sports Development Officer    
599612 Insurance Loss Adjuster    

Note 1: Applicants must have a minimum of three years experience (including 6 months working in Queensland); and a job offer for a full time position in their nominated occupation  with a Queensland employer registered in Australia.. For regional areas, this requirement is 2 years experience (including 4 months’ work in a regional Queensland location) and a job offer in a full time position in their nominated occupation with a Queensland employer registered in Australia. The work experience must be related to the nominated occupations.

Note 2: Applicants must have five years experience post qualification in their nominated occupation and a job offer for a full time position in their nominated occupation with a Queensland employer registered in Australia. Queensland is seeking ICT skills and work experience in relation to one or more of the following: cyber security, data scientist, data and business analytics and ICT development and architecture. (The 2017-18 QSOL will also place a specific Queensland ceiling of 200 on nominations for ICT occupations across onshore, alumni and offshore programs).

Your ACS skills assessment will state what date your skilled work experience is recognised from – for example:

The following employment after December 2011 is considered to equate to work at an appropriately skilled level and relevant to 313113 (Web Administrator) of the ANZSCO Code. 

Please ensure you check this date before claiming work experience points on your SkillSelect EOI. If you claim work experience points prior to this date listed on your skills assessment, your state nomination application will be refused due to points being incorrectly claimed. For more information, please refer to Migration Skills Assessment on the ACS website.

Note 3: Applicants must have 3 years experience working in their chosen field and a job offer for a full time position in their nominated occupation with a Queensland employer registered in Australia.

I'm offshore - QSOL

 

ANZCO Occupation Subclass 489 Subclass 190
133111 Construction Project Manager    
224111 Actuary    
224112 Mathematician    
232212 Surveyor    
233211 Civil Engineer  

Additional conditions apply. See Note 2

 

Additional conditions apply. See Note 2

233212 Geotechnical Engineer  

Additional conditions apply. See Note 2

 

Additional conditions apply. See Note 2

233213 Quantity Surveyor    
233214 Structural Engineer  

Additional conditions apply. See Note 2

 

Additional conditions apply. See Note 2

233215 Transport Engineer  

Additional conditions apply. See Note 2

 

Additional conditions apply. See Note 2

233311 Electrical Engineer  

Additional conditions apply. See Note 2

 

Additional conditions apply. See Note 2

233911 Aeronautical Engineer  

Additional conditions apply. See Note 2

 

Additional conditions apply. See Note 2

233912 Agricultural Engineer  

Additional conditions apply. See Note 2

 

Additional conditions apply. See Note 2

233913 Biomedical Engineer  

Additional conditions apply. See Note 2

 

Additional conditions apply. See Note 2

233915 Environmental Engineer  

Additional conditions apply. See Note 2

 

Additional conditions apply. See Note 2

234711 Veterinarian    
251211 Medical Diagnostic Radiographer    
251212 Medical Radiation Therapist    
251213 Nuclear Medicine Technologist    
251214 Sonographer    
251411 Optometrist    
251911 Health Promotion Officer    
251912 Orthotist or Prosthesist    
252311 Dental Specialist     
252312 Dentist     
252411 Occupational Therapist  

Registration required with the Occupational Therapy Board of Queensland

 
252511 Physiotherapist    
252611 Podiatrist    
253111 General Practitioner    
253112 Resident Medical Officer    
253211 Anaesthetist    
253311 Specialist Physician (General Medicine)    
253312 Cardiologist    
253313 Clinical Haematologist    
253314 Medical Oncologist    
253315 Endocrinologist    
253316 Gastroenterologist    
253317 Intensive Care Specialist    
253318 Neurologist    
253321 Paediatrician    
253322 Renal Medicine Specialist    
253323 Rheumatologist    
253324 Thoracic Medicine Specialist    
253399 Specialist Physicians nec    
253411 Psychiatrist    
253511 Surgeon (General)    
253915 Pathologist    
253917 Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist    
254111 Midwife    
254411 Nurse Practitioner    
254412 Registered Nurse (Aged Care)    
254413 Registered Nurse (Child & Family Health)    
254414 Registered Nurse (Community Health)  

Minimum of five years’ experience post qualification

 
254415 Registered Nurse (Critical and Emergency Care)    
254416 Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)    
254417 Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)  

Minimum of five years’ experience post qualification

 
254418 Registered Nurse (Medical)  

Minimum of five years’ experience post qualification

 
254421 Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)  

Minimum of five years’ experience post qualification

 
254422 Registered Nurse (Mental Health)    
254423 Registered Nurse (Perioperative)    
254424 Registered Nurse (Surgical)  

Minimum of five years’ experience post qualification

 
254425 Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)  

Minimum of five years’ experience post qualification

 
254499 Registered Nurses nec  

Minimum of five years’ experience post qualification.

 
271311 Solicitor    
272412 Interpreter    
272499 Social Professionals nec    
272511 Social Worker    
272612 Recreation Officer    
272613 Welfare Worker     
312112 Building Associate     
312113 Building Inspector     
312199 Architectural, Building & Surveying Technicians nec     
313111 Hardware Technician  

Additional requirements apply. See note 1

 

Additional requirements apply. See note 1

321111 Automotive Electrician    
321211 Motor Mechanic (General)    
321212 Diesel Motor Mechanic     
321213 Motorcycle Mechanic     
321214 Small Engine Mechanic     
322211 Sheetmetal Trades Worker    
323211 Fitter (General)    
323212 Fitter & Turner    
324111 Panelbeater    
331111 Bricklayer    
332211 Painting Trades Worker    
333211 Fibrous Plasterer    
334111 Plumber (General)    
334112 Airconditioning & Mechanical Services Plumber    
334113 Drainer    
334114 Gasfitter    
334115 Roof Plumber    
342111 Airconditioning & Refrigeration Mechanic    
351311 Chef  

Additional requirements apply. See note 3

 
351411 Cook  

Additional requirements apply. See note 3

 
394111 Cabinetmaker    
599612 Insurance Loss Adjuster    

Note 1: Applicants must have five years experience post qualification in their nominated occupation and a job offer for a full time position in their nominated occupation with a Queensland employer registered in Australia. Queensland is seeking specific ICT skills and work experience in relation to one or more of the following: cyber security, data scientist, data and business analytics and ICT development and architecture. (The 2017-18 QSOL will also place a specific Queensland ceiling of 200 on nominations for ICT occupations across onshore, alumni and offshore programs).

Your ACS skills assessment will state what date your skilled work experience is recognised from – for example:

The following employment after December 2011 is considered to equate to work at an appropriately skilled level and relevant to 313113 (Web Administrator) of the ANZSCO Code. 

Please ensure you check this date before claiming work experience points on your SkillSelect EOI. If you claim work experience points prior to this date listed on your skills assessment, your state nomination application will be refused due to points being incorrectly claimed. For more information, please refer to Migration Skills Assessment on the ACS website.

Note 2: Engineers  – applicants must have registration with the Board of Engineers Queensland (BPEQ).

Note 3: Applicants must have 6 years experience working in their chosen field and a job offer for a full time position in their nominated occupation with a Queensland employer registered in Australia.

I'm a Master's graduate from a QLD university - QSOL
ANZCO Occupation Subclass 190
132311 Human Resource Manager  
133211 Engineering Manager  
134499 Education Managers nec  
135112 ICT Project Manager  
135199 ICT Managers nec  
222211 Financial Market Dealer  
222311 Financial Investment Adviser  
222312 Financial Investment Manager  
223211 ICT Trainer  
224112 Mathematician  
224213 Health Information Manager  
224711 Management Consultant  
225113 Marketing Specialist  
225211 ICT Account Manager  
225212 ICT Business Development Manager  
232312 Industrial Designer  
233211 Civil Engineer  
233214 Structural Engineer  
233912 Agricultural Engineer  
233915 Environmental Engineer  
234112 Agricultural Scientist  
234711 Veterinarian  
251911 Health Promotion Officer  
254311 Nurse Manager  
254411 Nurse Practitioner  
263112 Network Administrator  
263113 Network Analyst  
313212 Telecommunications Field Engineer  

 

I'm a PhD graduate from a QLD university - QSOL

 

PhD graduates may be eligible for the Skilled Nomination (Permanent) visa (subclass 190), allowing you to live and work in Queensland permanently.

To be eligible for Queensland skilled visa state nomination, your occupation must be listed on the DIBP’s relevant list of eligible skilled occupations. However, the list excludes the below removed occupations:

  • 132211 Finance Manager
  • 221111 Accountant (general)
  • 261311 Analyst Programmer
  • 263111 Computer Network & Systems Engineer
  • 262111 Database Administrator
  • 261312 Developer Programmer
  • 233914 Engineering Technologist
  • 261111 ICT Business Analyst
  • 313112 ICT Customer Support Officer
  • 263211 ICT Quality Assurance Engineer
  • 262112 ICT Security Specialist
  • 263212 ICT Support Engineer
  • 263213 ICT Systems Test Engineer
  • 261313 Software Engineer
  • 261314 Software Tester
  • 262113 Systems Administrator
  • 261112 Systems Analyst
  • 313113 Web Administrator
  • 312111 Architectural Draftsperson
  • 611211 Insurance Agent
  • 232511 Interior Designer
  • 221112 Management Acct
  • 233512 Mechanical Engineer
  • 225311 Public Relations Professional
  • 251511 Hospital Pharmacists
  • 251513 Retail Pharmacist

ANZSCO and assessing authorities

ANZSCO is a system developed to collect, publish and analyse occupation statistics across government agencies, and is being introduced by DIBP as the new standard to capture occupation information in all visa, settlement and citizenship programs.

ANZSCO is used within skilled visa programs, where it is a requirement for visa eligibility, as the standard by which a visa applicant’s skills to undertake a specific occupation in Australia are assessed.

The relevant assessing authority is listed against the occupations in the Migration (IMMI 17/072: Specification of Occupations and Assessing Authorities) Instrument 2017. Below is an explanatory list of the abbreviations for the assessing authorities. Please note this is not an exhaustive list. For more information, please see DIBP’s website.

Assessing Authority Abbreviations
AACA Architects Accreditation Council of Australia Inc
AASW Australian Association of Social Workers
ACPSEM Australasian College of Physical Scientist and Engineers in Medicine
ACS Australian Computer Society
ACWA Australian Community Workers Association
ADC Australian Dental Council
AIM Australian Institute of Management
AIMS Australian Institute of Medical Scientists
AIQS Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
AIR Australian Institute of Radiography
AITSL Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership
AMSA Australian Maritime Safety Authority
ANMAC Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council
ANZSNM Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine
AOAC Australasian Osteopathic Accreditation Council
APharmC Australian Pharmacy Council
APodC/ANZPAC Australasian Podiatry Council/Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council Inc.
APC Australian Physiotherapy Council
APS Australian Psychological Society
AVBC Australasian Veterinary Boards Council
CASA Civil Aviation Safety Authority
CCEA Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia
CPAA Certified Practising Accountants Australia
DAA Dietitians Association of Australia
CA Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
IPA Institute of Public Accountants
NAATI National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters
OCANZ Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand
OTC Occupational Therapy Council
SPA Speech Pathology Association of Australia
SSSI Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute
TRA Trades Recognition Australia
VETASSESS Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services