Queensland Skilled Occupation Lists (QSOL) closed until 1st July, 2019

Business and Skilled Migration Queensland have announced the following:

“Skilled visa nominations are now closed

BSMQ is now closed to receive EOI’s for the General Skilled Migration Program (GSM). The program will open again in the new financial year in July 2019. We will provide new QSOL lists and eligibility criteria prior to the program being re-opened in July will published on the BSMQ website.”

If you have any queries about what your visa options are please Contact Us.

QLD Business migration update – 2nd January 2019

Business & Skilled Migration Queensland (BSMQ) temporarily suspends new invitations for business migration – will open again at a date to be advised https://t.co/nLPMWTsS2n— Australian visas (@CargilMigration) January 2, 2019


If you want to discuss how this will effect you, or plan for an application once the program opens again please Contact Us

Queensland GSM state nomination – occupations removed

Removal of occupations for Queensland

Queensland have recently announced the removal of a number of occupations from their State nomination lists. These occupations, in addition to 233914 Engineering Technologists which was removed in early August,  have been removed due to the high numbers of Expression of Interest (EOI) lodged.

The removed occupations are:

  • 221111 Accountant (general)
  • 261311 Analyst Programmer
  • 263111 Computer Network & Systems Engineer
  • 262111 Database Administrator
  • 261312 Developer Programmer
  • 261111 ICT Business Analyst
  • 313112 ICT Customer Support Officer
  • 263211 ICT Quality Assurance Engineer
  • 262112 ICT Security Specialist
  • 263212 ICT Support Engineer
  • 263213 ICT Systems Test Engineer
  • 261313 Software Engineer
  • 261314 Software Tester
  • 262113 Systems Administrator
  • 261112 Systems Analyst
  • 313113 Web Administrator
  • 312111 Architectural Draftsperson
  • 611211 Insurance Agent
  • 232511 Interior Designer
  • 221112 Management Acct
  • 233512 Mechanical Engineer
  • 225311 Public Relations Professional
  • 251511 Hospital Pharmacists
  • 251513 Retail Pharmacist

If these changes effect your visa options, and you want to discuss what other opportunities there may be please Contact Us.

Update to Queensland Skilled Occupation List (QSOL)

Queensland have quickly revised the occupations they nominate for 2017-18. Details of the announced change are copied below.

BSMQ Update to QSOL: Engineering Technologist

Engineering Technologist (233914) was taken off our Queensland Skilled Occupations Lists (QSOL) on 11 July 2017 – please note we will not be accepting any new EOIs under this occupation from the 12 July 2017 at this stage. We have received a very large number of EOIs for this occupation.

We are currently not issuing any more invitations to lodge an application with BSMQ. However, if some of the current invitees do not respond in the requested time frame, we will issue further invitations to some of those in the current queue.

If this affects you, or you want to discuss if there are any other options for this occupation, then please Contact Us.

Queensland: 2017-18 state nomination list

Queensland skilled occupations

Business and Skilled Migration Queensland have released their 2017-18 state nomination list. These have taken effective immediately. The full list of occupations that have sponsorship options are detailed below.

Subclass 190 or Subclass 489 visa nomination

There is a mix of occupations – some which are available for the Subclass 190 visa only, some for the Subclass 489 visa and some available for nomination under both visa subclasses.


Eligible occupations

The list of eligible QLD occupations are below.

Aeronautical Engineer233911
Agricultural Engineer233912
Airconditioning & Mechanical Services Plumber334112
Airconditioning & Refrigeration Mechanic342111
Analyst Programmer261311
Architectural Draftsperson312111
Architectural, Building & Surveying Technicians nec312199
Automotive Electrician321111
Biomedical Engineer233913
Building Associate312112
Building Inspector312113
Civil Engineer233211
Clinical Haematologist253313
Construction Project Manager133111
Dental Specialist252311
Developer Programmer261312
Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist253917
Diesel Motor Mechanic321212
Electrical Engineer233311
Engineering Professionals nec233999
Engineering Technologist – See Update233914
Environmental Engineer233915
Fibrous Plasterer333211
Fitter (General)323211
Fitter & Turner323212
General Practitioner253111
Geotechnical Engineer233212
Hardware Technician313111
Health Promotion Officer251911
Hospital Pharmacist251511
ICT Business Analyst261111
ICT Customer Support Officer313112
ICT Quality Assurance Engineer263211
ICT Security Specialist262112
ICT Support Engineer263212
ICT Systems Test Engineer263213
Insurance Agent611211
Insurance Loss Adjuster599612
Intensive Care Specialist253317
Interior Designer232511
Mechanical Engineer233512
Medical Diagnostic Radiographer251211
Medical Oncologist253314
Medical Radiation Therapist251212
Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)233611
Motor Mechanic (General)321211
Motorcycle Mechanic321213
Multimedia Specialist261211
Nuclear Medicine Technologist251213
Nurse Practitioner254411
Occupational Therapist252411
Orthotist or Prosthesist251912
Painting Trades Worker332211
Plumber (General)334111
Public Relations Professional225311
Quantity Surveyor233213
Recreation Officer272612
Registered Nurse (Aged Care)254412
Registered Nurse (Child & Family Health)254413
Registered Nurse (Community Health)254414
Registered Nurse (Critical and Emergency Care)254415
Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)254416
Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)154417
Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)254421
Registered Nurse (Medical)254418
Registered Nurse (Mental Health)254422
Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)254425
Registered Nurse (Perioperative)254423
Registered Nurse (Surgical)254424
Registered Nurses nec254499
Renal Medicine Specialist253322
Resident Medical Officer253112
Retail Pharmacist251513
Roof Plumber334115
Sheetmetal Trades Worker322211
Small Engine Mechanic321214
Social Professionals nec272499
Social Worker272511
Software & Applications  Programmers nec261399
Software Engineer261313
Software Tester261314
Specialist Physician (General Medicine)253311
Specialist Physicians nec253399
Structural Engineer233214
Surgeon (General)253511
Systems Analyst261112
Thoracic Medicine Specialist253324
Transport Engineer233215
Web Administrator313113
Welfare Worker272613

Are you eligible?

If you want to see the full list of skilled occupations please read our recent Blog post.

If you would like to discuss whether you are eligible for Queensland nomination please Contact Us.

Queensland 2016-2017 state nomination occupation list

Business and Skilled Migration Queensland have released their 216-2017 state nomination list. These have taken effective immediately. The full list of occupations that have sponsorship options are detailed on this link – 2016-2017 Skilled Occupations .


Migrate to Queensland

Queensland skilled occupations

There are opportunities across a number of occupational groups – Building, Construction, Engineering, Teaching, Health Care, ICT, Trades.

The most significant changes include the addition of a number of ICT occupations for experienced professionals, such as those below:

  • 261111 – ICT Business Analyst
  • 261112 – Systems Analyst
  • 261212 – Web Developer
  • 261312 – Developer Programmer
  • 261312 – Software Engineer
  • 261314 – Software Tester
  • 261399 – Software & Applications Programmers (not elsewhere classified)
  • 263211 – ICT Quality Assurance Engineer
  • 263212 – ICT Support Engineer
  • 263213 – ICT Systems Test Engineer
  • 263299 – ICT Support and Test Engineers (not elsewhere classified)
  • 313111 – Hardware Technician
  • 313112 – ICT Customer Support Officer
  • 313112 – Web Administrator
  • 313199 –  ICT Support Technicians (not elsewhere classified)

Please get in touch to discuss your options for Australia’s sunshine state.