Australia seeks Geologist to live and work in Australia. Your occupation is listed on the current occupations list 2017 - MLTSSL. Geologist, as described in the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) 234411, confirms your skills are currently in Demand. Do not miss this important opportunity for a visa with a pathway to permanent residency.


Having your skill on the occupations list provides lots of opportunities for obtaining a work visa in Australia: 

Do you have an employer as a sponsor

Would you rather obtain an independent skilled visa

Would you like to work in regional Australia


Geologist is also on the State Sponsorship List for one or more Australian States/Territories. You may qualify for a lower required pass mark in your points based work visa assessment, and for priority processing to fast-track your work visa application.


GEOLOGISTS AND GEOPHYSICISTS study the composition, structure and other physical attributes of the earth, locate and advise on the extraction of minerals, petroleum and ground water, and detect, monitor and forecast seismic, magnetic, electrical, thermal and oceanographic activity.

Geographers are excluded from this unit group. Geographers are included in Unit Group 2724 Social Professionals.

What Visas Am I Eligible For?

As your occupation is on the MLTSSL occupations list, you may be eligible to apply  for any of the visas below. When granted you may live and work in Australia on a permanent basis and you may included immediate family members. State/Territory or Family nomination may be a viable option to consider. 

Australian General Skilled Migration Program

  • Subclass 189 | Skilled Independent

  • Subclass 190 | Skilled Nominated

  • Subclass 186 | Employer Nomination Scheme

  • Subclass 187 | Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme

  • Subclass 457 | Temporary Work - Skilled

  • Subclass 489 | Skilled Regional

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Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).


Tasks Include:

  • Conducting preliminary surveys of mineral, petroleum and natural gas deposits with prospectors, Mining Engineers, Metallurgists, and other mineral scientists and engineers 

  • Preparing and supervising the production of laboratory reports and scientific papers 

  • Conducting studies of the structure, nature and formation of the earth's crust and the minerals contained in it 

  • Studying and dating fossils and rock strata to develop knowledge of the evolution and biology of life forms, and to assess their commercial applications 

  • Studying the effects of natural events, such as erosion, sedimentation, earthquakes and volcanic activity, on the formation of the earth's surface and sea beds 

  • Carrying out exploration to determine the resources present by sampling, examining and analysing geological specimens, rock cores, cuttings and samples using optical, chemical, electronic and mechanical techniques 

  • Conducting surveys of variations in the earth's gravitational and magnetic fields to determine its physical features 

  • Investigating the propagation of seismic waves to determine the structure and stability of the earth's mantle and crust 

  • Studying the causes of earthquakes and other stress states of the earth's crust 

  • Performing laboratory and field studies, and aerial, ground and drill hole surveys


  • 234411 Geologist 

  • 234412 Geophysicist

234411 | GEOLOGIST

Studies the composition, structure and other physical attributes of the earth to increase scientific knowledge and to develop practical applications in fields such as mineral exploitation, civil engineering, environmental protection and rehabilitation of land after mining.

Skill Level: 1


  • Hydrogeologist 

  • Marine Geologist 

  • Palaeontologist


Studies the composition, structure and other physical attributes of the earth, locates minerals, petroleum or ground water, and detects, monitors and forecasts seismic, magnetic, electrical, geothermal and oceanographic activity.

Skill Level: 1


  • Physical Oceanographer 

  • Seismologist

geologist & geophysicist occupation list 2017

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