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
Occupations ANZSCO Code
Maintenance Planner 312911
Software Engineer 261313
Developer Programmer 261312
Registered Nurses NEC 254499
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
Midwife 254111
Medical Practitioner 253999
Psychiatrist 253411
Resident Medical Officer 253112
General Practitioner 253111
Mechanical Engineer 233512
Construction Project Manager 133111
Chief Executive or Managing Director 111111

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 ID Description Occupation Ceiling Value 2020
4524 Sportspersons 1,000
4523 Sports Coaches, Instructors, and Officials 4,071
3991 Boat Builders and Shipwrights 1,000
3941 Cabinetmakers 2,112
3611 Animal Attendants and Trainers 1,051
3513 Chefs 2,738
3423 Electronics Trades Workers 1,313
3422 Electrical Distribution Trades Workers 1,000
3421 Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics 1,851
3411 Electricians 8,624
3341 Plumbers 5,060
3334 Wall and Floor Tilers 1,682
3332 Plasterers 2,100
3331 Glaziers 1,000
3322 Painting Trades Workers 3,330
3312 Carpenters and Joiners 8,536
3311 Bricklayers and Stonemasons 1,610
3241 Panel beaters 1,000
3233 Precision Metal Trades Workers 1,000
3232 Metal Fitters and Machinists 7,007
3223 Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers 3,983
3222 Sheetmetal Trades Workers 1,000
3212 Motor Mechanics 6,399
3211 Automotive Electricians 1,000
3132 Telecommunications Technical Specialists 1,000
3123 Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians 1,000
3122 Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians 1,000
2725 Social Workers 2,128
2723 Psychologists 1,832
2713 Solicitors 4,650
2711 Barristers 1,000
2633 Telecommunications Engineering Professionals 1,000
2631 Computer Network Professionals* 2,553
2621 Database and Systems Administrators and ICT Security Specialists 2,887
2613 Software and Applications Programmers* 8,748
2612 Multimedia Specialists and Web Developers 1,000
2611 ICT Business and Systems Analysts* 2,587
2544 Registered Nurses 17,509
2541 Midwives 1,218
2539 Other Medical Practitioners 1,250
2535 Surgeons 1,000
2534 Psychiatrists 1,000
2533 Internal Medicine Specialists 1,000
2531 General Practitioners and Resident Medical officers 3,550
2527 Speech Professionals and Audiologists 1,000
2526 Podiatrists 1,000
2525 Physiotherapists 1,784
2524 Occupational Therapists 1,082
2521 Chiropractors and Osteopaths 1,000
2519 Other Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals 1,000
2514 Optometrists and Orthoptists 1,000
2512 Medical Imaging Professionals 1,203
2421 University Lecturers and Tutors 3,407
2415 Special Education Teachers 1,111
2414 Secondary School Teachers 8,052
2411 Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers 2,294
2349 Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals 1,000
2347 Veterinarians 1,000
2346 Medical Laboratory Scientists 1,505
2345 Life Scientists 1,000
2344 Geologists, Geophysicists, and Hydrogeologists 1,000
2343 Environmental Scientists 1,472
2342 Chemists and Food & Wine Scientists 1,000
2341 Agricultural and Forestry Scientists 1,000
2339 Other Engineering Professionals* 1,000
2336 Mining Engineers 1,000
2335 Industrial, Mechanical, and Production Engineers* 1,600
2334 Electronics Engineers* 1,000
2333 Electrical Engineers 1,000
2332 Civil Engineering Professionals 3,772
2331 Chemical and Materials Engineers 1,000
2322 Cartographers and Surveyors 1,000
2321 Architects and Landscape Architects 2,171
2247 Management consultant 5,269
2245 Land Economists and Valuers 1,000
2243 Economists 1,000
2241 Actuaries, Mathematicians, and Statisticians 1,000
2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries, and Corporate Treasurers* 1,552
2211 Accountants* 2,746
2121 Artistic Directors, and Media Producers and Presenters 1,098
2112 Music Professionals 1,000
2111 Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers 1,000
1399 Other Specialist Managers 3,044
1342 Health and Welfare Services Managers 1,785
1341 Child Care Centre Managers 1,000
1332 Engineering Managers 1,000
1331 Construction Managers 4,983
1213 Livestock Farmers 5,934

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

Occupation ANZSCO Code List Assessing Authority
Ambulance Officer 411111 STSOL VETASSESS
Arborist 362212 STSOL TRA
Animal Attendants and Trainers NEC 361199 STSOL VETASSESS
Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic 342111 MLTSSL TRA
Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber 334112 MLTSSL TRA
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures) 323113 STSOL TRA
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical) 323112 STSOL TRA
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics) 323111 STSOL TRA
Architectural Draftsperson 312111 STSOL VETASSESS
Anesthetic Technician 311211 STSOL VETASSESS
Agricultural Technician 311111 Regional VETASSESS
Analyst Programmer 261311 MLTSSL ACS
Anesthetist 253211 STSOL MedBA
Acupuncturist 252211 STSOL Chinese Medicine Board of Australia
Agricultural Scientist 234112 MLTSSL VETASSESS
Agricultural Consultant 234111 MLTSSL VETASSESS
Agricultural Engineer 233912 MLTSSL Engineers Australia
Aeronautical Engineer 233911 MLTSSL Engineers Australia
Architect 232111 MLTSSL AACA
Airplane Pilot 231111 Regional CASA
Advertising Specialist 225111 STSOL VETASSESS
Actuary 224111 MLTSSL VETASSESS
Accountant (General) 221111 MLTSSL CAANZ/ CPAA/ IPA
Amusement Centre Manager 149111 Regional VETASSESS
Advertising Manager 131113 STSOL AIM
Apiarist 121311 STSOL VETASSESS
Aquaculture Farmer 121111 STSOL VETASSESS
Accommodation and Hospitality Managers NEC 141999 STSOL VETASSESS

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Note:

PR – Permanent Residency

EOI – Expression of Interest

SOL – Skills Occupation List

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