List of the day – Australia’s in-demand jobs in 2021

Which occupations are in demand in Australia in 2021?

Occupations in Australia are sought after globally and Australia immigration is a pathway for skilled workers in in-demand occupations to build a promising career. Australia always looks out for skilled people overseas to fill the requirements of its labor market.

Australia welcomes skilled and qualified workers willing to work in Australia in short-term and long-term skilled jobs. The SOL Australia is the official list of occupations in high demand in the country. It’s an important list for those seeking immigration.

Immigration candidates can decide if their skills are in the category of occupations that are in-demand. If they are, that means they have a greater opportunity to get invited to Australia, being offered a chance at obtaining Australia immigration PR.

So, those who are applying for a permanent residency visa in Australia under subclass 189, 190, and 491 must go through the SOL and select the right occupation that matches their skill set and work experience that is verifiable.

Below is the list of occupations for visa subclasses that are employer-sponsored. These visa subclasses include:

  • Subclass 482 – Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa
  • Subclass 494 – Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Visa
  • Subclass 186 – Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) Visa
  • Subclass 187 – Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) visa

These occupations don’t apply to you if you applied under the following visa categories:

  • Subclass 190 – Skilled Nominated Visa
  • Subclass 189 – Skilled Independent Visa
  • Subclass 491 – Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa
Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) 2021
OccupationsANZSCO Code
Maintenance Planner312911
Software Engineer261313
Developer Programmer261312
Registered Nurses NEC254499
Registered Nurse (Preoperative)254423
Registered Nurse (Mental Health)254422
Registered Nurse (Medical)254418
Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)254415
Registered Nurse (Aged Care)254412
Medical Practitioner253999
Resident Medical Officer253112
General Practitioner253111
Mechanical Engineer233512
Construction Project Manager133111
Chief Executive or Managing Director111111

Australia decides occupational ceilings for jobs listed in SOL. The occupational ceiling is the limit imposed on the number of EOIs that can be invited for skilled migration from a certain occupational group. This ceiling is decided to ensure that a few occupations don’t dominate the Skilled Migration program.

Below are Australia’s latest occupational ceilings for 2021

Occupation IDDescriptionOccupation Ceiling Value 2020
4523Sports Coaches, Instructors, and Officials4,071
3991Boat Builders and Shipwrights1,000
3611Animal Attendants and Trainers1,051
3423Electronics Trades Workers1,313
3422Electrical Distribution Trades Workers1,000
3421Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics1,851
3334Wall and Floor Tilers1,682
3322Painting Trades Workers3,330
3312Carpenters and Joiners8,536
3311Bricklayers and Stonemasons1,610
3241Panel beaters1,000
3233Precision Metal Trades Workers1,000
3232Metal Fitters and Machinists7,007
3223Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers3,983
3222Sheetmetal Trades Workers1,000
3212Motor Mechanics6,399
3211Automotive Electricians1,000
3132Telecommunications Technical Specialists1,000
3123Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians1,000
3122Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians1,000
2725Social Workers2,128
2633Telecommunications Engineering Professionals1,000
2631Computer Network Professionals*2,553
2621Database and Systems Administrators and ICT Security Specialists2,887
2613Software and Applications Programmers*8,748
2612Multimedia Specialists and Web Developers1,000
2611ICT Business and Systems Analysts*2,587
2544Registered Nurses17,509
2539Other Medical Practitioners1,250
2533Internal Medicine Specialists1,000
2531General Practitioners and Resident Medical officers3,550
2527Speech Professionals and Audiologists1,000
2524Occupational Therapists1,082
2521Chiropractors and Osteopaths1,000
2519Other Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals1,000
2514Optometrists and Orthoptists1,000
2512Medical Imaging Professionals1,203
2421University Lecturers and Tutors3,407
2415Special Education Teachers1,111
2414Secondary School Teachers8,052
2411Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers2,294
2349Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals1,000
2346Medical Laboratory Scientists1,505
2345Life Scientists1,000
2344Geologists, Geophysicists, and Hydrogeologists1,000
2343Environmental Scientists1,472
2342Chemists and Food & Wine Scientists1,000
2341Agricultural and Forestry Scientists1,000
2339Other Engineering Professionals*1,000
2336Mining Engineers1,000
2335Industrial, Mechanical, and Production Engineers*1,600
2334Electronics Engineers*1,000
2333Electrical Engineers1,000
2332Civil Engineering Professionals3,772
2331Chemical and Materials Engineers1,000
2322Cartographers and Surveyors1,000
2321Architects and Landscape Architects2,171
2247Management consultant5,269
2245Land Economists and Valuers1,000
2241Actuaries, Mathematicians, and Statisticians1,000
2212Auditors, Company Secretaries, and Corporate Treasurers*1,552
2121Artistic Directors, and Media Producers and Presenters1,098
2112Music Professionals1,000
2111Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers1,000
1399Other Specialist Managers3,044
1342Health and Welfare Services Managers1,785
1341Child Care Centre Managers1,000
1332Engineering Managers1,000
1331Construction Managers4,983
1213Livestock Farmers5,934

Now, here’s the new SOL for Australia immigration in 2021

OccupationANZSCO CodeListAssessing Authority
Ambulance Officer411111STSOLVETASSESS
Animal Attendants and Trainers NEC361199STSOLVETASSESS
Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic342111MLTSSLTRA
Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber334112MLTSSLTRA
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures)323113STSOLTRA
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)323112STSOLTRA
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)323111STSOLTRA
Architectural Draftsperson312111STSOLVETASSESS
Anesthetic Technician311211STSOLVETASSESS
Agricultural Technician311111RegionalVETASSESS
Analyst Programmer261311MLTSSLACS
Acupuncturist252211STSOLChinese Medicine Board of Australia
Agricultural Scientist234112MLTSSLVETASSESS
Agricultural Consultant234111MLTSSLVETASSESS
Agricultural Engineer233912MLTSSLEngineers Australia
Aeronautical Engineer233911MLTSSLEngineers Australia
Airplane Pilot231111RegionalCASA
Advertising Specialist225111STSOLVETASSESS
Accountant (General)221111MLTSSLCAANZ/ CPAA/ IPA
Amusement Centre Manager149111RegionalVETASSESS
Advertising Manager131113STSOLAIM
Aquaculture Farmer121111STSOLVETASSESS
Accommodation and Hospitality Managers NEC141999STSOLVETASSESS

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PR – Permanent Residency

EOI – Expression of Interest

SOL – Skills Occupation List

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