Occupation Profile – Barrister – (ANZSCO 271111) – Skilled / Employer-Sponsored Migration

Occupation TitleBARRISTER
ANZSCO Code271111
Occupations in this Group271111 Barrister
DescriptionPleads cases before civil, criminal and industrial courts and other tribunals. Registration or licensing is required.
Skill Level1
SpecialisationsQueen’s Counsel
Senior Counsel (Aus)
Occupation ListMedium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)
Combined list of eligible skilled occupations for subclasses 457 and 186
Tasks-receiving written information in the form of briefs and verbal instructions concerning cases from Solicitors, other specialist Legal Professionals and clients
-providing advice and written opinions on points of law
-conferring with clients and witnesses in preparation for court proceedings
-drawing up pleadings, affidavits and other court documents
-researching statutes and previous court decisions relevant to cases
-outlining the facts to the court, calling and questioning witnesses, and making addresses to the court to argue a client’s case
-providing opinion on complex legal issues
-may draw up or settle documents
Skills Assessment AuthorityState Legal Admissions Authority
Related OccupationsNone
State Sponsorship OptionsSkilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) Sponsorship
Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) Sponsorship
English RequirementsEnglish proficiency; may be demonstrated by undertaking the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test and achieving the following minimum scores:

Listening: 7.0
Reading: 7.0
Writing: 8.0
Speaking: 7.5