STSOL List 2024 Australian Migration

STSOL 2024

Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)


The STSOL (Short-term Skilled Occupation List) features occupations in demand as determined by the Department of Employment (DoE) and the Department of Home Affairs. The STSOL is reviewed and updated every six months.

The STSOL is an additional list to the STSOL although every occupation on the MLTSSL is eligible for the same visa pathways as occupations on the STSOL.

Occupations on the STSOL are eligible for the Australia 190 Visa

Occupation that are only on the STSOL are not eligible for the 189 Visa.

STSOL List for 2024


aquaculture farmer121111VETASSESS
cotton grower121211VETASSESS
flower grower121212VETASSESS
fruit or nut grower121213VETASSESS
grain, oilseed or pasture grower (Aus)121214VETASSESS
grape grower121215VETASSESS
mixed crop farmer121216VETASSESS
sugar cane grower121217VETASSESS
vegetable grower (Aus)121221VETASSESS
crop farmers (nec)121299VETASSESS
beef cattle farmer121312VETASSESS
dairy cattle farmer121313VETASSESS
mixed livestock farmer121317VETASSESS
pig farmer121318VETASSESS
poultry farmer121321VETASSESS
sheep farmer121322VETASSESS
livestock farmers (nec)121399VETASSESS
mixed crop and livestock farmer121411VETASSESS
sales and marketing manager131112AIM
advertising manager131113AIM
corporate services manager132111VETASSESS
finance manager132211CPAA
human resource manager132311AIM
research and development manager132511VETASSESS
production manager (forestry)133511VETASSESS
production manager (manufacturing)133512VETASSESS
production manager (mining)133513VETASSESS
supply and distribution manager133611AIM
health and welfare services managers (nec)134299VETASSESS
school principal134311VETASSESS
education managers (nec)134499VETASSESS
ICT project manager135112ACS
ICT managers (nec)135199ACS
arts administrator or manager139911VETASSESS
laboratory manager139913VETASSESS
quality assurance manager139914VETASSESS
specialist managers (nec)139999VETASSESS
cafe or restaurant manager141111VETASSESS
hotel or motel manager141311VETASSESS
accommodation and hospitality managers141999VETASSESS
customer service manager149212VETASSESS
conference and event organiser149311VETASSESS
transport company manager149413VETASSESS
facilities manager149913VETASSESS
dancer or choreographer211112VETASSESS
music director211212VETASSESS
music professionals (nec)211299VETASSESS
visual arts and crafts professionals (nec)211499VETASSESS
artistic director212111VETASSESS
book or script editor212212VETASSESS
director (film, television, radio or stage)212312VETASSESS
film and video editor212314VETASSESS
program director (television or radio)212315VETASSESS
stage manager212316VETASSESS
technical director212317VETASSESS
video producer212318VETASSESS
newspaper or periodical editor212412VETASSESS
print journalist212413VETASSESS
technical writer212415VETASSESS
television journalist212416VETASSESS
journalists and other writers (nec)212499VETASSESS
company secretary221211VETASSESS
commodities trader222111VETASSESS
finance broker222112VETASSESS
insurance broker222113VETASSESS
financial brokers (nec)222199VETASSESS
financial market dealer222211VETASSESS
stockbroking dealer222213VETASSESS
financial dealers (nec)222299VETASSESS
financial investment adviser222311VETASSESS
financial investment manager222312VETASSESS
recruitment consultant223112VETASSESS
ICT trainer223211ACS
gallery or museum curator224212VETASSESS
health information manager224213VETASSESS
records manager224214VETASSESS
organisation and methods analyst224712VETASSESS
patents examiner224914VETASSESS
information professionals224999VETASSESS
advertising specialist225111VETASSESS
marketing specialist225113VETASSESS
ICT account manager225211VETASSESS
ICT business development manager225212VETASSESS
ICT sales representative225213VETASSESS
public relations professional225311VETASSESS
technical sales representatives225499VETASSESS
fashion designer232311VETASSESS
industrial designer232312VETASSESS
jewellery designer232313VETASSESS
graphic designer232411VETASSESS
web designer232414VETASSESS
interior designer232511VETASSESS
urban and regional planner232611VETASSESS
primary school teacher241213AITSL
middle school teacher241311AITSL
education adviser249111VETASSESS
art teacher (private tuition)249211VETASSESS
dance teacher (private tuition)249212VETASSESS
music teacher (private tuition)249214VETASSESS
private tutors and teachers (nec)249299VETASSESS
teacher of English to speakers of other languages249311VETASSESS
occupational health and safety adviser251312VETASSESS
hospital pharmacist251511APharmC
industrial pharmacist251512VETASSESS
retail pharmacist251513APharmC
health promotion officer251911VETASSESS
health diagnostic professionals251999VETASSESS
acupuncturist252211Medicine Board
traditional Chinese medicine practitioner252214Medicine Board
complementary health therapists (nec)252299VETASSESS
dental specialist252311ADC
resident medical officer253112MedBA
nurse educator254211ANMAC
nurse researcher254212ANMAC
nurse manager254311ANMAC
web developer261212ACS
software tester261314ACS
database administrator262111ACS
systems administrator262113ACS
network administrator263112ACS
network analyst263113ACS
ICT quality assurance engineer263211ACS
ICT support engineer263212ACS
ICT systems test engineer263213ACS
ICT support and test engineers (nec)263299ACS
judicial and other legal professionals (nec)271299VETASSESS
careers counsellor272111VETASSESS
drug and alcohol counsellor272112VETASSESS
family and marriage counsellor272113VETASSESS
rehabilitation counsellor272114VETASSESS
student counsellor272115VETASSESS
counsellors (nec)272199VETASSESS
social professionals (nec)272499VETASSESS
recreation officer272612VETASSESS
welfare worker272613ACWA
anaesthetic technician311211VETASSESS
cardiac technician311212VETASSESS
medical laboratory technician311213AIMS
pharmacy technician311215VETASSESS
medical technicians (nec)311299VETASSESS
meat inspector311312VETASSESS
primary products inspectors (nec)311399VETASSESS
chemistry technician311411VETASSESS
earth science technician311412VETASSESS
life science technician311413VETASSESS
science technicians (nec)311499VETASSESS
architectural draftsperson312111VETASSESS
building inspector312113VETASSESS
architectural, surveying technician312199VETASSESS
mechanical engineering technician312512TRA
metallurgical or materials technician312912VETASSESS
mine deputy312913VETASSESS
hardware technician313111TRA
ICT customer support officer313112TRA
web administrator313113ACS
ICT support technicians (nec)313199TRA
aircraft maintenance engineer (avionics)323111TRA
aircraft maintenance engineer (mechanical)323112TRA
aircraft maintenance engineer (structures)323113TRA
textile, clothing and footwear mechanic323215TRA
metal fitters and machinists (nec)323299TRA
precision instrument maker and repairer323314TRA
watch and clock maker and repairer323316TRA
vehicle body builder324211TRA
vehicle trimmer324212TRA
roof tiler333311TRA
business machine mechanic342311TRA
cabler (data and telecommunications)342411TRA
telecommunications linesworker342413TRA
butcher or smallgoods maker351211TRA
dog handler or trainer361111VETASSESS
animal attendants and trainers (nec)361199VETASSESS
veterinary nurse361311VETASSESS
gardener (general)362211TRA
landscape gardener362213TRA
print finisher392111TRA
printing machinist392311TRA
dressmaker or tailor393213TRA
furniture finisher394211TRA
wood machinist394213TRA
wood machinists394299TRA
chemical plant operator399211TRA
power generation plant operator399213TRA
library technician399312VETASSESS
camera operator (film, television or video)399512TRA
make up artist399514TRA
sound technician399516TRA
performing arts technicians (nec)399599VETASSESS
ambulance officer411111VETASSESS
intensive care ambulance paramedic411112VETASSESS
dental technician411213TRA
diversional therapist411311VETASSESS
enrolled nurse411411ANMAC
massage therapist411611VETASSESS
community worker411711ACWA
disabilities services officer411712VETASSESS
family support worker411713VETASSESS
residential care officer411715VETASSESS
youth worker411716ACWA
diving instructor (open water)452311VETASSESS
gymnastics coach or instructor452312VETASSESS
horse riding coach or instructor452313VETASSESS
snowsport instructor452314VETASSESS
swimming coach or instructor452315VETASSESS
tennis coach452316VETASSESS
other sports coach or instructor452317VETASSESS
sports development officer452321VETASSESS
sportspersons (nec)452499VETASSESS
contract administrator511111VETASSESS
program or project administrator511112VETASSESS
insurance loss adjuster599612VETASSESS
insurance agent611211VETASSESS
retail buyer639211VETASSESS

Australia Visas for STSOL Occupations

Occupations on the STSOL qualify for the following Australia visas:
  • 407 Visa – Training visa
  • 491 Visa – Skilled Regional
  • 485 Visa – Graduate Visa Australia
  • Employer Sponsored
  • 190 Visa – Permanent Residency

Occupations on the STSOL are not eligible for the 189 visa.

How Oftern is the STSOL Updated?


The STSOL is updated twice a year

  • January STSOL updates happen on the 1st January
  • July STSOL updates happen on 1st July

What happens if my occupation is removed from the STSOL during my application

  • Applications that have already received an Invitation to Apply will continue as normal
  • Applications that are already being processed after receiving an invitation to apply will continue as normal
  • Applications at EOI stage will only be ineligible for skilled migration

Australia Visas for STSOL Occupations

Occupations on the STSOL qualify for the following Australia visas:
  • 407 Visa – Training visa
  • 491 Visa – Skilled Regional
  • 485 Visa – Graduate Visa Australia
  • Employer Sponsored
  • 190 Visa – Permanent Residence


Occupations on the STSOL are not eligible for the 189 visa.

How Oftern is the STSOL Updated?

The STSOL is updated twice a year

  • January STSOL updates happen on the 1st January
  • Mid Year STSOL updates happen on 1st July

What happens if my occupation is removed from the STSOL during my application?

  • Applications that have already received an Invitation to Apply will continue as normal.


  • Applications that are already being processed after receiving an invitation to apply will continue as normal.


  • Applications at EOI stage will become ineligible for skilled migration.

What is a STSOL Red Flag Occupation?

STSOL Red Flag Occupations are those occupations that the Australian Government are considering removing from the STSOL.

The following Occupations have been red flagged for removal from the STSOL:

  • Careers Counsellor
  • Vehicle Trimmer
  • Business Machine Mechanic
  • Animal Attendants and Trainers
  • Gardener (General)
  • Wood Machinist
  • Massage Therapist
  • Community Worker
  • Diving Instructor (Open Water)
  • Gymnastics Coach

Do I need to have an occupation on the STSOL to apply for Australia Immigration?

If you do not have an occupation on the STSOL you are not eligible for Skilled Migration.

  • Wait until the occupation is added back to the list
  • Explore other visa routes such as Studying in Australia
  • Australia Investor Visa


The STSOL is for occupations in short-term demand and applies to subclass visas requiring sponsorship by an employer or Australian State (190 Visa).


The Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) targets occupations in longer-term demand for the 189 skilled migration visas

Can I apply for permanent residency if my occupation is on the STSOL?

Yes, occupations on the STSOL are eligible for the 190 Visa which gives Australian PR.

Can my family accompany me to Australia if I get a visa through the STSOL?

Yes, skilled migration visas allow for immediate family members (spouse and dependent children) to be included in the application or join the primary visa holder in Australia.

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