Health professions on the Skilled Occupations List from July 2014

The Skilled Occupations List (SOL) was updated on 1st July.  Many jobs in the health industry have remained on the SOL, meaning that Australia will accept skilled workers from overseas to fill job vacancies.
Occupations in the health industry that are on the SOL include (each occupation has an Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) code so that it can be clearly differentiated from other similar occupations):

Occupation and ANZSCO code

Medical Administrator    134211
Nursing Clinical Director    134212
Primary Health Organisation Manager    134213
Medical Laboratory Scientist    234611
Medical Diagnostic Radiographer    251211
Medical Radiation Therapist    251212
Sonographer    251214
Optometrist    251411
Chiropractor    252111
Osteopath    252112
Dental Specialist    252311
Dentist    252312
Occupational Therapist    252411
Physiotherapist    252511
Podiatrist    252611
Speech Pathologist    252712
General Practitioner    253111
General Practitioner    253111
Anaesthetist    253211
Specialist Physician (General Medicine)    253311
Cardiologist    253312
Clinical Haematologist    253313
Medical Oncologist    253314
Endocrinologist    253315
Gastroenterologist    253316
Intensive Care Specialist    253317
Neurologist    253318
Paediatrician    253321
Renal Medicine Specialist    253322
Rheumatologist    253323
Thoracic Medicine Specialist    253324
Specialist Physicians nec    253399
Psychiatrist    253411
Surgeon (General)    253511
Cardiothoracic Surgeon    253512
Neurosurgeon    253513
Orthopaedic Surgeon    253514
Otorhinolaryngologist    253515
Paediatric Surgeon    253516
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon    253517
Urologist    253518
Vascular Surgeon    253521
Dermatologist    253911
Emergency Medicine Specialist    253912
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist    253913
Ophthalmologist    253914
Pathologist    253915
Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist    253917
Radiation Oncologist    253918
Medical Practitioners nec    253999
Midwife    254111
Nurse Practitioner    254411
Registered Nurse (Aged Care)    254412
Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)    254413
Registered Nurse (Community Health)    254414
Registered Nurse (Critical Care & Emergency)    254415
Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)    254416
Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)    254417
Registered Nurse (Medical)    254418
Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)    254421
Registered Nurse (Mental Health)    254422
Registered Nurse (Perioperative)    254423
Registered Nurse (Surgical)    254424
Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)    254425
Registered Nurses nec    254499
Clinical Psychologist    272311
Educational Psychologist    272312
Organisational Psychologist    272313
Psychotherapist    272314
Psychologists nec    272399
Social Worker    272511
Dental Hygienist    411211
Dental Prosthetist    411212
Dental Technician    411213
Dental Therapist    411214

Click here to go to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website. Click here for our recent article about dentistry staying on the Skilled Occpuations List being opposed by the Australian Dental Association.

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