Judicial and Other Legal Professionals nec – ANZSCO 271299
- Judicial and Other Legal Professionals Nec hear legal and other matters in courts and tribunals; interpret, analyse, administer, and provide advice on the law; and draft legislation.
Note: this occupation group covers Judicial and Other Legal Professionals not elsewhere classified.
- Skill Level
- Family Court Registrar (Aus)
- Family Law Mediator
- Judicial Registrar (Aus)
- Legal Researcher
- Legal Officer
- Parliamentary Counsel
Skills Assessment Requirement
Unless you are exempt in very limited circumstances, you are required to have a positive Skills Assessment to apply for the visas listed above.
Skills Assessment authority for Judicial and Other Legal Professionals Nec is Vocational & Education Training Assessment (VETASSESS). To have a positive skills assessment, you must meet the following criteria:
- Qualification assessed at Australian Bachelor degree or higher in a highly relevant field of study AND at least one year of post-qualification highly relevant employment at an appropriate skill level in the last five years
- Applicants must meet both the qualification and employment requirements to obtain a positive skills assessment
- A highly relevant field of study has a major focus in Law and Legal Studies
- Applicants must provide a cover letter justifying the rationale for choosing an ‘nec’ category
Potential Visa Pathways for Judicial and Other Legal Professionals Nec
|494 (regional Sponsored)
|482 (TSS Short Term)
|Judicial and Other Legal Professionals Nec
Group: 2712 Judicial and Other Legal Professionals
- Hear legal and other matters in courts and tribunals; interpret, analyse, administer and provide advice on the law; and draft legislation.
- Researching statutes and previous court decisions relevant to cases
- Conducting trials and hearings
- Calling and questioning witnesses
- Hearing and evaluating arguments and evidence in civil and criminal summary matters
- Deciding penalties and sentences within statutory limits, such as fines, bonds and detention, awarding damages in civil matters, and issuing court orders
- Exercising arbitral powers if resolution is not achieved or seems improbable through conciliation
- Preparing settlement memoranda and obtaining signatures of parties
- Advising government of legal, constitutional and parliamentary matters and drafting bills and attending committee meetings during consideration of bills
- Preparing advice on matters associated with intellectual property rights
- Advising clients and agents on legal and technical matters
- Skill Level
- In Australia and New Zealand:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor’s degree or higher qualification and at least five years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 1). In some instances, relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification. This occupation may require registration or licensing.
- Occupations in this Group
- 271211 Judge
- 271212 Magistrate
- 271213 Tribunal Member
- 271214 Intellectual Property Lawyer
- 271299 Judicial and Other Legal Professionals nec
How to calculate your points (skilled visas)
To apply for a skilled visa, you need to know how many points you can score. The minimum score to be eligible for application is 65 points. However, depending on your occupation, the competitiveness, and the states you are applying to, you might need to score more points to get an invite.
Points will be given to you based on the following:
- Educational Qualifications
- Points for Professional Year
- Points for NAATI- Credentialled Community Language
- Points for 2 Year Study
- Points for English
- Points for Regional Study
- Points for Work Experience
- Points for Specialist Educational Qualifications (STEM)
- Points for Partner
Click here to calculate your points.
Subclass 190 visa– Skilled Nominated Visa & Subclass 491 visa – Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa
To apply for visa subclass 190 and visa subclass 491, you need to have a nomination from the state/territory government where you want to live and work. Each State and Territory have individual requirements that must be met in order to receive nomination. (See below)
Another difference between the 190 and 491 visa is that you can only apply for visa subclass 491 if you are living and working in regional areas in Australia, while it is not a requirement if you are applying for the 190 visa.
In summary, to be eligible for 190 visa, you need to meet the following criteria:
To check if the state/ territory government requirements for your occupation, refer to the following links
Links to requirements
|New South Wales
|Australian Capital Territory (ACT)
The 407 visa a short stay visa for individuals to participate in occupational training or professional development in Australia. This visa is generally valid to stay in Australia for 2 years. Please note this visa is subject to condition 8102 which forbids work apart from the training that is specified in the visa application. You are also required to maintain health insurance whilst in Australia.
To be eligible for visa 407, you need to meet the following criteria:
You can apply for subclass 494 if you have a regional employer who is willing to sponsor you. To be eligible for this visa, you must have at least 3 years of working experience in your nominated occupation and have a relevant skills assessment. With this visa, there is a requirement that you must work for the employer who is sponsoring you.
This visa provides pathway to permanent residency through the 191 visa.
The Subclass 482 visa is a Temporary Skill Shortage visa that requires a sponsorship from an Australian employer. The TSS short term stream visa allows to your live and work in Australia for up to 2 years each time you are granted this visa. You may apply for two 482 visas in the short stream onshore and subsequent ones offshore, as long as the employer is willing to sponsor you. The TSS 482 short term stream does not have a path to permanent residency throught the 186 visa.