ROL Regional Occupation List

The Australian Regional Occupation List (ROL) consists of a total of 77 occupations that are in high demand especially in the regional areas of Australia.
The Department of Home Affairs (DOH) recently introduced a new list (LIN 19/050) relevant for the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa (RSMS) which became effective from March 2019 onwards.

The main aim of introducing this particular list as one of the important Skilled Occupation List was to address the needs of regional parts of Australia and introduce more labor in these areas. Further, this list is valid only for some of the key skilled visa programs and is therefore needed by the applicants who are applying under the following visa categories:

1. Training visa (Subclass 407)

2. Skilled Regional (Provincial) visa (Subclass 489)

3. Temporary Skills Shortage visa (Subclass 482)

All these visa categories specifically deal with regional visa programs. Also, the Regional Occupation List is exclusively applicable for those applicants who have been sponsored or nominated by the Australian State or Territory Government agency and are issued an invitation to apply (ITA) either on or after 18 March 2019 under the above-mentioned visa categories.

The Department of Home Affairs regularly updates the Regional Occupation List (ROL) as per the changes in the conditions of Australian labor market. The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business (formerly known as the Department of Jobs and Small Business) is mainly responsible for reviewing the Regional Occupation List (ROL) under the given visa categories.

STSOL- Short-term Skilled Occupation List

ANZSCO Code Description Assessing Authority Skill Level
121111 Aquaculture Farmer VETASSESS 1
121211 Cotton Grower VETASSESS 1
121213 Fruit or Nut Grower VETASSESS 1
121214 Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Grower VETASSESS 1
121216 Mixed Crop Farmer VETASSESS 1
121217 Sugar Cane Grower VETASSESS 1
121299 Crop Farmers nec VETASSESS 1
121312 Beef Cattle Farmer VETASSESS 1
121313 Dairy Cattle Farmer VETASSESS 1
121314 Deer Farmer VETASSESS 1
121315 Goat Farmer VETASSESS 1
121316 Horse Breeder VETASSESS 1
121317 Mixed Livestock Farmer VETASSESS 1
121318 Pig Farmer VETASSESS 1
121322 Sheep Farmer VETASSESS 1
121399 Livestock Farmers nec VETASSESS 1
121411 Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer VETASSESS 1
131114 Public Relations Manager AIM 1
132411 Policy and Planning Manager VETASSESS 1
133112 Project Builder VETASSESS 1
133612 Procurement Manager AIM 1
134211 Medical Administrator VETASSESS 1
134412 Regional Education Manager VETASSESS 1
139915 Sports Administrator VETASSESS 1
141211 Caravan Park and Camping Ground Manager VETASSESS 2
142115 Post Office Manager VETASSESS 2
149111 Amusement Centre Manager VETASSESS 2
149112 Fitness Centre Manager VETASSESS 2
149113 Sports Centre Manager VETASSESS 2
149912 Cinema or Theatre Manager VETASSESS 2
149914 Financial Institution Branch Manager VETASSESS 2
223111 Human Resource Adviser VETASSESS 1
223113 Workplace Relations Adviser VETASSESS 1
224412 Policy Analyst VETASSESS 1
224912 Liaison Officer VETASSESS 1
225112 Market Research Analyst VETASSESS 1
231111 Aeroplane Pilot CASA 1
231113 Flying Instructor VETASSESS 1
231114 Helicopter Pilot CASA 1
231213 Ship’s Master AMSA 1
232413 Multimedia Designer VETASSESS 1
234213 Wine Maker VETASSESS 1
234311 Conservation Officer VETASSESS 1
234915 Exercise Physiologist VETASSESS 1
242211 Vocational Education Teacher VETASSESS/TRA 1
251311 Environmental Health Officer VETASSESS 1
252312 Dentist ADC 1
253211 Anaesthetist MedBA 1
271214 Intellectual Property Lawyer VETASSESS 1
272413 Translator NAATI 1

Additional 59 occupations included in the Australian Regional
Occupation List (ROL) under the Skilled Regional (Provincial) visa (Subclass 489)

The Department of Employment (DOE) along with the Department of Home Affairs (DOH) has recently included a total of 59 new occupations within the Regional Occupation List (ROL) specifically for the Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (Subclass 489).


Since, Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (Subclass 489) is one of the most sort-after visa categories for getting the permanent residency (PR) to Australia, this particular inclusion of an additional number of occupations in the Regional Occupation List (ROL) is a positive step.

Moreover, some of the occupations that were removed previously from the Australia Skilled Occupation List are added again through the Regional Occupation List (ROL) under the Skilled Regional (Provincial) visa (Subclass 489).

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