Search the 2024 MLTSSL for Australia


Search the 2024 MLTSSL for Australia

MLTSSL List for the Year 2024

Every March, the DET advises the Minister of Immigration and Border Protection on the composition of the MLTSSL.


This list is used to select potential migrants who qualify for various qualified immigration visas at the Federal Level.


Inclusion requirement for MLTSSL 2024


  • Occupations affected by a skills shortage in Australia are identified
  • Economic and political consultation to check whether Australia would benefit from the occupation on the MLTSSL


construction project manager 133111 VETASSESS
engineering manager 133211 (a) Engineers Australia; or (b) AIM
child care centre manager 134111 TRA
nursing clinical director 134212 ANMAC
primary health organisation manager 134213 VETASSESS
welfare centre manager 134214 ACWA
accountant (general) 221111 (a) CPAA; or (b) CAANZ; or (c) IPA
management accountant 221112 (a) CPAA; or (b) CAANZ; or (c) IPA
taxation accountant 221113 (a) CPAA; or (b) CAANZ; or (c) IPA
external auditor 221213 (a) CPAA; or (b) CAANZ; or (c) IPA
internal auditor 221214 VETASSESS
actuary 224111 VETASSESS
land economist 224511 VETASSESS
valuer 224512 VETASSESS
management consultant 224711 VETASSESS
architect 232111 AACA
landscape architect 232112 VETASSESS
surveyor 232212 SSSI
cartographer 232213 VETASSESS
other spatial scientist 232214 VETASSESS
chemical engineer 233111 Engineers Australia
materials engineer 233112 Engineers Australia
civil engineer 233211 Engineers Australia
geotechnical engineer 233212 Engineers Australia
quantity surveyor 233213 AIQS
structural engineer 233214 Engineers Australia
transport engineer 233215 Engineers Australia
electrical engineer 233311 Engineers Australia
electronics engineer 233411 Engineers Australia
industrial engineer 233511 Engineers Australia
mechanical engineer 233512 Engineers Australia
production or plant engineer 233513 Engineers Australia
aeronautical engineer 233911 Engineers Australia
agricultural engineer 233912 Engineers Australia
biomedical engineer 233913 Engineers Australia
engineering technologist 233914 Engineers Australia
environmental engineer 233915 Engineers Australia
naval architect 233916 Engineers Australia
agricultural consultant 234111 VETASSESS
agricultural scientist 234112 VETASSESS
forester 234113 VETASSESS
medical laboratory scientist 234611 AIMS
veterinarian 234711 AVBC
physicist (medical physicist only) 234914 ACPSEM
early childhood (pre‑primary school) teacher 241111 AITSL
secondary school teacher 241411 AITSL
special needs teacher 241511 AITSL
teacher of the hearing impaired 241512 AITSL
teacher of the sight impaired 241513 AITSL
special education teachers (nec) 241599 AITSL
medical diagnostic radiographer 251211 ASMIRT
medical radiation therapist 251212 ASMIRT
nuclear medicine technologist 251213 ANZSNM
sonographer 251214 ASMIRT
optometrist 251411 OCANZ
orthotist or prosthetist 251912 AOPA
chiropractor 252111 CCEA
osteopath 252112 AOAC
occupational therapist 252411 OTC
physiotherapist 252511 APC
podiatrist 252611 (a) APodA; or (b) ANZPAC
audiologist 252711 VETASSESS
speech pathologist 252712 SPA
general practitioner 253111 MedBA
specialist physician (general medicine) 253311 MedBA
cardiologist 253312 MedBA
clinical haematologist 253313 MedBA
medical oncologist 253314 MedBA
endocrinologist 253315 MedBA
gastroenterologist 253316 MedBA
intensive care specialist 253317 MedBA
neurologist 253318 MedBA
paediatrician 253321 MedBA
renal medicine specialist 253322 MedBA
rheumatologist 253323 MedBA
thoracic medicine specialist 253324 MedBA
specialist physicians (nec) 253399 MedBA
psychiatrist 253411 MedBA
surgeon (general) 253511 MedBA
cardiothoracic surgeon 253512 MedBA
neurosurgeon 253513 MedBA
orthopaedic surgeon 253514 MedBA
otorhinolaryngologist 253515 MedBA
paediatric surgeon 253516 MedBA
plastic and reconstructive surgeon 253517 MedBA
urologist 253518 MedBA
vascular surgeon 253521 MedBA
dermatologist 253911 MedBA
emergency medicine specialist 253912 MedBA
obstetrician and gynaecologist 253913 MedBA
ophthalmologist 253914 MedBA
pathologist 253915 MedBA
diagnostic and interventional radiologist 253917 MedBA
radiation oncologist 253918 MedBA
medical practitioners (nec) 253999 MedBA
midwife 254111 ANMAC
nurse practitioner 254411 ANMAC
registered nurse (aged care) 254412 ANMAC
registered nurse (child and family health) 254413 ANMAC
registered nurse (community health) 254414 ANMAC
registered nurse (critical care and emergency) 254415 ANMAC
registered nurse (developmental disability) 254416 ANMAC
registered nurse (disability and rehabilitation) 254417 ANMAC
registered nurse (medical) 254418 ANMAC
registered nurse (medical practice) 254421 ANMAC
registered nurse (mental health) 254422 ANMAC
registered nurse (perioperative) 254423 ANMAC
registered nurse (surgical) 254424 ANMAC
registered nurse (paediatrics) 254425 ANMAC
registered nurses (nec) 254499 ANMAC
ICT business analyst 261111 ACS
systems analyst 261112 ACS
analyst programmer 261311 ACS
developer programmer 261312 ACS
software engineer 261313 ACS
ICT security specialist 262112 ACS
computer network and systems engineer 263111 ACS
telecommunications engineer 263311 Engineers Australia
telecommunications network engineer 263312 Engineers Australia
barrister 271111 a legal admissions authority of a State or Territory
solicitor 271311 a legal admissions authority of a State or Territory
rehab psychologist 272311 APS
educational psychologist 272312 APS
organisational psychologist 272313 APS
psychologists (nec) 272399 APS
social worker 272511 AASW
civil engineering draftsperson 312211 (a) Engineers Australia; or (b) VETASSESS
civil engineering technician 312212 VETASSESS
electrical engineering draftsperson 312311 Engineers Australia
electrical engineering technician 312312 TRA
radio communications technician 313211 TRA
telecommunications field engineer 313212 Engineers Australia
telecommunications network planner 313213 Engineers Australia
telecommunications technical officer or technologist 313214 Engineers Australia
automotive electrician 321111 TRA
motor mechanic (general) 321211 TRA
diesel motor mechanic 321212 TRA
motorcycle mechanic 321213 TRA
small engine mechanic 321214 TRA
sheetmetal trades worker 322211 TRA
metal fabricator 322311 TRA
pressure welder 322312 TRA
welder (first class) 322313 TRA
fitter (general) 323211 TRA
fitter and turner 323212 TRA
fitter‑welder 323213 TRA
metal machinist (first class) 323214 TRA
locksmith 323313 TRA
panelbeater 324111 TRA
bricklayer 331111 TRA
stonemason 331112 TRA
carpenter and joiner 331211 TRA
carpenter 331212 TRA
joiner 331213 TRA
painting trades worker 332211 TRA
glazier 333111 TRA
fibrous plasterer 333211 TRA
solid plasterer 333212 TRA
wall and floor tiler 333411 TRA
plumber (general) 334111 TRA
airconditioning and mechanical services plumber 334112 TRA
drainer 334113 TRA
gasfitter 334114 TRA
roof plumber 334115 TRA
electrician (general) 341111 TRA
electrician (special class) 341112 TRA
lift mechanic 341113 TRA
airconditioning and refrigeration mechanic 342111 TRA
technical cable jointer 342212 TRA
electronic equipment trades worker 342313 TRA
electronic instrument trades worker (general) 342314 TRA
electronic instrument trades worker (special class) 342315 TRA
chef 351311 TRA
cabinetmaker 394111 TRA
boat builder and repairer 399111 TRA
shipwright 399112 TRA

Visas for MLTSSL Occupations

Occupations on the MLTSSL qualify for the following temporary Australia visas


  • Subclass 407 Training visa
  • 491 Visa – Skilled Regional
  • 485 Visa – Graduate Visa Australia
  • TSS Visa – Work visa


Occupations on the MLTSSL qualify for the following Permanent Australia visas


  • 189 Visa – Permanent Residency
  • 190 Visa – Permanent Residency
  • Subclass 186 – Direct Entry

When is the MLTSSL Updated

The MLTSSL is updated twice a year


  • January MLTSSL updates happen on the 3rd January
  • July MLTSSL updates happen on 1st July

Additions to MLTSSL

The following occupations were added to the MLTSSL in 2024


  • Artistic director
  • Arts administrator or manager
  • Biochemist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Botanist
  • Chemist
  • Conservator
  • Dancer or choreographer
  • Economist
  • Engineering Professionals nec
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Manager
  • Environmental Research Scientist
  • Food Technologist
  • Footballer
  • Geophysicist
  • Horse Trainer
  • Hydrogeologist
  • Life Scientist
  • Marine Biologist
  • Metallurgist
  • Meteorologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)
  • Multimedia Specialist
  • Music director
  • Musician (Instrumental)
  • Natural and Physical Science Professionals
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Physicist
  • Pressure welder
  • Software and Applications Programmers
  • Statistician
  • Telecommunications network planner
  • Tennis coach
  • University Lecturer
  • Zoologist

MLTSSL Updates

The MLTSSL is updated twice a year


  • January MLTSSL updates happen on the 3rd January
  • July MLTSSL updates happen on 1st July

What happens if my occupation is removed from the MLTSSL 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 eligible for draws against the list that the occupation is now on i.e. STSOL

MLTSSL Red Flag Occupations

Occupations flagged for removal from the MLTSSL and dowgraded to STSOL

321111 Automotive Electrician MLTSSL STSOL
321213 Motorcycle Mechanic MLTSSL STSOL
323313 Locksmith MLTSSL STSOL
332211 Painting Trades Worker MLTSSL STSOL
333111 Glazier MLTSSL STSOL
333411 Wall and Floor Tiler MLTSSL STSOL
394111 Cabinetmaker MLTSSL STSOL

MLTSSL Rumours for 2024

These occupations are being considered for inclusion on the MLTSSL List

Provisional ANZSCO Code
Blockchain Strategist 261111 ICT BUSINESS ANALYST
Blockchain Planner/Manager 135112 ICT PROJECT MANAGER
Irrigation Manager 121213 FRUIT OR NUT GROWER
Biosecurity Officer 311313 QUARANTINE OFFICER
Horticulture Farm Manager 121213 FRUIT OR NUT GROWER
Maintenance Electrician 341111 ELECTRICIAN (GENERAL)

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

If you do not have an occupation on the MLTSSL but want to move to Australia these are the options


  1. Check the STSOL List for your occupation
  2. Wait until the occupation is added back to the list
  3. Explore other visa routes such as Studying in Australia
  4. Australia Investor Visa
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