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Skilled migration program

Legislative instruments

The table below provides information on the formal legislative instrument(s) which specify the occupations available for the skilled visa types listed.

Visa Program(s)Subclasses (streams or types)Legislative Instrument(s)
Skilled independent visas
Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) – Points-tested stream

Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491)
LIN 19/051: Specification of Occupations and Assessing Authorities
Skilled nominated visas

Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)

Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491)

LIN 19/051: Specification of Occupations and Assessing Authorities
Employer sponsored visa programs
Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 494)
LIN 19/219: Occupations for Subclass 494 Visas

LIN 19/260: Assessing Authorities for Subclass 494 Visas
Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa (subclass 482)
LIN 19/048 : Specification of Occupations and Assessing Authorities— Subclass 482 Visa
Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa (subclass 186)
LIN 19/049 Specification of Occupations and Assessing Authorities—Subclass 186 Visa
Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) visa (subclass 187) LIN 19/047 Specification of Occupations — Subclass 187 Visa

IMMI 12/096 :Specification of Occupations and Assessing Authorities
Other temporary visa programs
Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) – Graduate Work
LIN 19/051: Specification of Occupations and Assessing Authorities
Training visa (subclass 407)
LIN 19/050: Specification of Occupations—Subclass 407 Visa