QSOL

Queensland Skilled Occupation Lists

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INDAH MELINDASARI, B.Com

MARN 0961 448 | UPDATED MAY 2019

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Queensland Skilled Occupation Lists Overview

State Nomination Skilled Program for Queensland is now closed for Skilled nominated visa Subclass 190 since 26 November 2019.

Currently, Queensland is open only for Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491).

Queensland Skilled Occupation Lists

There are 3 different streams you need to review to confirm eligibility:

  • Working in Queensland
    This stream is for migrants who are currently living and working in Queensland in their skilled occupation (or closely related) and have an occupation that has been identified as a shortage in Queensland. Applicants under this stream must not be currently studying.
  • Living and working Overseas
    This stream is for migrants living and working overseas and who have an occupation that has been identified as in shortage in Queensland.
  • Possess a Master /PhD from Universities in Queensland

You need to meet the requirements from the Department of Home Affairs as well as the requirements of Business and Skilled Migration Queensland (BSMQ) criteria for your chosen visa category.

Criteria for Queensland Skilled Occupation Lists

The Department of Home Affairs criteria requires you to:

  • Have a points test result of 65 or higher, inclusive of state nomination points;
  • Have a positive skills assessment in your nominated occupation;
  • Be under 45 years of age;
  • Meet the minimum English language requirement of COMPETENT, unless a higher level is required by your assessing authority; and
  • Submit additional documents if invited to lodge an application for a subclass 190 or subclass 491 visa.

Queensland Skilled Occupation Categories

Queensland Skilled Occupation list is divided into 3 categories. Each Category has its requirements as follows:

  • Have an occupation on the QSOL for applicants currently working in Queensland (onshore);
  • Provide evidence you have been living in regional Queensland for three months if applying for a 491;
  • Provide evidence of full-time employment immediately before applying/lodging (minimum 35 hours per week) in your nominated occupation for the past six months for subclass 190 and three months for subclass 491;
  • Satisfy specialisation or other requirements for certain occupations;
  • Provide evidence of ongoing full-time employment (minimum 35 hours per week) with a Queensland employer registered in Australia for a further 12 months; and
  • Commit to living and working in Queensland for two years from visa grant for the subclass 190 and three years from visa grant for the subclass 491.
  • Have an occupation on the QSOL for applicants not currently working in Queensland (offshore);
  • Satisfy specialisation or other requirements for certain occupations;
  • Provide evidence that you have a minimum of 2 years’ post-qualification work experience in your nominated occupation (unless otherwise stated);
  • Commit to living and working in Queensland from the date that you arrive in Queensland to live permanently.

Master Graduates

  • Have an occupation on the QSOL for Queensland Masters Graduates;
  • Have completed 100% of your Master’s degree at a Queensland-based institution and graduated in the last two years (this qualification must be related to your nominated occupation);
  • Satisfy specialization or other requirements for certain occupations;
  • Provide evidence of current full-time employment immediately before applying (minimum 35 hours per week) with a Queensland employer registered in Australia in your nominated occupation (or closely related occupation); and
  • Provide evidence of ongoing full-time employment for a minimum of 12 months immediately before applying (minimum 35 hours per week) with a Queensland employer registered in Australia in your nominated occupation (or closely related occupation).

PhD Graduates

  • Have an occupation on HA’s combined current list of eligible skilled occupations
  • Have completed 100% of your PhD at a Queensland-based institution and graduated in the last two years (this qualification must be related to your nominated occupation); and
  • A job offer is not required unless otherwise stated.

Please note the exception for the occupation of University Lecturer. PhD applicants applying under the occupation of University Lecturer (ANZSCO code 242111), must meet working in Queensland criteria including having been employed for six months in their nominated occupation and have continual ongoing employment for at least 12 months.

Occupation List for Onshore Applicants

Please see below for the