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Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) have released the Skilled Occupations List (SOL) - 2017-18 effective 1st July.
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By
Mosiqi Acharya

30 Jun 2017 - 12:56 PM  UPDATED 3 Jul 2017 - 10:56 AM

Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) have released two Skilled Occupations List (SOL). 

This list comes into effect from 1st July, 2017.

The Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) will be applicable for General Skilled migration visas - Subclass 189 (Skilled Independent Visa), Subclass 489 (Skilled Regional Provisional Visa who are not nominated by a State or Territory government agency) and Subclass 485 (Graduate Temporary Visa) visa applications.

The Short‑term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) will be applicable for Subclass 190 (Skilled—Nominated visa) or Subclass 489 (Skilled—Regional (Provisional) visa.

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton in a press release stated, this ‘update will ensure the lists continue to reflect genuine skill needs in the labour market.’

As part of its reforms to skilled migration announced in April, the Government will update the lists on a six monthly basis to ensure the best outcomes for Australian workers and employers alike.

The updated lists are based on extensive consultation with industry and advice from the Department of Employment and the Department of Education and Training.

The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton said, "The occupation lists are designed to be dynamic. Revisions to the occupation lists are just one element of the Government's reforms strengthening the integrity of Australia's employer sponsored skilled migration programmes and raising the productivity of skilled migrants."

MANDATORY CRIMINAL CHECKS INTRODUCED

All visa applicants are now required to undergo mandatory criminal checks as part of their application.

MAXIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT LOWERED & ENGLISH TEST TIGHTENED

From 1 July 2017, all permanent skilled visas will have tightened English language and lower maximum age requirements.

Medium and Long‑term Strategic Skills List

The following table is the Medium and Long‑term Strategic Skills List.

Item

Column 1

Occupation

Column 2

ANZSCO code

Column 3

Assessing authority

 

Column 4

Specified for only certain classes (see subsection (2))

1

construction project manager

133111

VETASSESS

 

2

project builder

133112

VETASSESS

Y

3

engineering manager

133211

(a) Engineers Australia; or (b) AIM

 

4

child care centre manager

134111

TRA

 

5

medical administrator

134211

VETASSESS

Y

6

nursing clinical director

134212

ANMAC

 

7

primary health organisation manager

134213

VETASSESS

 

8

welfare centre manager

134214

ACWA

 

9

accountant (general)

221111

(a) CPAA; or (b) ICAA; or (c) IPA

 

10

management accountant

221112

(a) CPAA; or (b) IPA; or (c) CAANZ

 

11

taxation accountant

221113

(a) CPAA; or (b) IPA; or (c) CAANZ

 

12

external auditor

221213

(a) CPAA; or (b) IPA; or (c) CAANZ

 

13

internal auditor

221214

VETASSESS

 

14

actuary

224111

VETASSESS

 

15

land economist

224511

VETASSESS

 

16

valuer

224512

VETASSESS

 

17

architect

232111

AACA

 

18

landscape architect

232112

VETASSESS

 

19

surveyor

232212

SSSI

 

20

cartographer

232213

VETASSESS

 

21

other spatial scientist

232214

VETASSESS

 

22

chemical engineer

233111

Engineers Australia

 

23

materials engineer

233112

Engineers Australia

 

24

civil engineer

233211

Engineers Australia

 

25

geotechnical engineer

233212

Engineers Australia

 

26

quantity surveyor

233213

AIQS

 

27

structural engineer

233214

Engineers Australia

 

28

transport engineer

233215

Engineers Australia

 

29

electrical engineer

233311

Engineers Australia

 

30

electronics engineer

233411

Engineers Australia

 

31

industrial engineer

233511

Engineers Australia

 

32

mechanical engineer

233512

Engineers Australia

 

33

production or plant engineer

233513

Engineers Australia

 

34

aeronautical engineer

233911

Engineers Australia

 

35

agricultural engineer

233912

Engineers Australia

 

36

biomedical engineer

233913

Engineers Australia

 

37

engineering technologist

233914

Engineers Australia

 

38

environmental engineer

233915

Engineers Australia

 

39

naval architect

233916

Engineers Australia

 

40

agricultural consultant

234111

VETASSESS

 

41

agricultural scientist

234112

VETASSESS

 

42

forester

234113

VETASSESS

 

43

medical laboratory scientist

234611

AIMS

 

44

veterinarian

234711

AVBC

 

45

physicist (medical physicist only)

234914

ACPSEM

 

46

early childhood (pre‑primary school) teacher

241111

AITSL

 

47

secondary school teacher

241411

AITSL

 

48

special needs teacher

241511

AITSL

 

49

teacher of the hearing impaired

241512

AITSL

 

50

teacher of the sight impaired

241513

AITSL

 

51

special education teachers (nec)

241599

AITSL

 

52

medical diagnostic radiographer

251211

ASMIRT

 

53

medical radiation therapist

251212

ASMIRT

 

54

nuclear medicine technologist

251213

ANZSNM

 

55

sonographer

251214

ASMIRT

 

56

optometrist

251411

OCANZ

 

57

orthotist or prosthetist

251912

AOPA

 

58

chiropractor

252111

CCEA

 

59

osteopath

252112

AOAC

 

60

occupational therapist

252411

OTC

 

61

physiotherapist

252511

APC

 

62

podiatrist

252611

(a) APodA; or (b) ANZPAC

 

63

audiologist

252711

VETASSESS

 

64

speech pathologist

252712

SPA

 

65

general practitioner

253111

MedBA

 

66

specialist physician (general medicine)

253311

MedBA

 

67

cardiologist

253312

MedBA

 

68

clinical haematologist

253313

MedBA

 

69

medical oncologist

253314

MedBA

 

70

endocrinologist

253315

MedBA

 

71

gastroenterologist

253316

MedBA

 

72

intensive care specialist

253317

MedBA

 

73

neurologist

253318

MedBA

 

74

paediatrician

253321

MedBA

 

75

renal medicine specialist

253322

MedBA

 

76

rheumatologist

253323

MedBA

 

77

thoracic medicine specialist

253324

MedBA

 

78

specialist physicians (nec)

253399

MedBA

 

79

psychiatrist

253411

MedBA

 

80

surgeon (general)

253511

MedBA

 

81

cardiothoracic surgeon

253512

MedBA

 

82

neurosurgeon

253513

MedBA

 

83

orthopaedic surgeon

253514

MedBA

 

84

otorhinolaryngologist

253515

MedBA

 

85

paediatric surgeon

253516

MedBA

 

86

plastic and reconstructive surgeon

253517

MedBA

 

87

urologist

253518

MedBA

 

88

vascular surgeon

253521

MedBA

 

89

dermatologist

253911

MedBA

 

90

emergency medicine specialist

253912

MedBA

 

91

obstetrician and gynaecologist

253913

MedBA

 

92

ophthalmologist

253914

MedBA

 

93

pathologist

253915

MedBA

 

94

diagnostic and interventional radiologist

253917

MedBA

 

 

95

radiation oncologist

253918

MedBA

 

96

medical practitioners (nec)

253999

MedBA

 

97

midwife

254111

ANMAC

 

98

nurse practitioner

254411

ANMAC

 

99

registered nurse (aged care)

254412

ANMAC

 

100

registered nurse (child and family health)

254413

ANMAC

 

101

registered nurse (community health)

254414

ANMAC

 

102

registered nurse (critical care and emergency)

254415

ANMAC

 

103

registered nurse (developmental disability)

254416

ANMAC

 

104

registered nurse (disability and rehabilitation)

254417

ANMAC

 

105

registered nurse (medical)

254418

ANMAC

 

106

registered nurse (medical practice)

254421

ANMAC

 

107

registered nurse (mental health)

254422

ANMAC

 

108

registered nurse (perioperative)

254423

ANMAC

 

109

registered nurse (surgical)

254424

ANMAC

 

110

registered nurse (paediatrics)

254425

ANMAC

 

111

registered nurses (nec)

254499

ANMAC

 

112

ICT business analyst

261111

ACS

 

113

systems analyst

261112

ACS

 

114

analyst programmer

261311

ACS

 

115

developer programmer

261312

ACS

 

116

software engineer

261313

ACS

 

117

ICT security specialist

262112

ACS

 

118

computer network and systems engineer

263111

ACS

 

119

telecommunications engineer

263311

Engineers Australia

 

120

telecommunications network engineer

263312

Engineers Australia

 

121

barrister

271111

a legal admissions authority of a State or Territory

 

122

solicitor

271311

a legal admissions authority of a State or Territory

 

123

clinical psychologist

272311

APS

 

124

educational psychologist

272312

APS

 

125

organisational psychologist

272313

APS

 

126

psychologists (nec)

272399

APS

 

127

social worker

272511

AASW

 

128

civil engineering draftsperson

312211

(a) Engineers Australia; or (b) VETASSESS

 

129

civil engineering technician

312212

VETASSESS

 

130

electrical engineering draftsperson

312311

Engineers Australia

 

131

electrical engineering technician

312312

TRA

 

132

radio communications technician

313211

TRA

 

133

telecommunications field engineer

313212

Engineers Australia

 

134

telecommunications network planner

313213

Engineers Australia

Y

135

telecommunications technical officer or technologist

313214

Engineers Australia

 

136

automotive electrician

321111

TRA

 

137

motor mechanic (general)

321211

TRA

 

138

diesel motor mechanic

321212

TRA

 

139

motorcycle mechanic

321213

TRA

 

140

small engine mechanic

321214

TRA

 

141

sheetmetal trades worker

322211

TRA

 

142

metal fabricator

322311

TRA

 

143

pressure welder

322312

TRA

Y

144

welder (first class)

322313

TRA

 

145

fitter (general)

323211

TRA

 

146

fitter and turner

323212

TRA

 

147

fitter‑welder

323213

TRA

 

148

metal machinist (first class)

323214

TRA

 

149

locksmith

323313

TRA

 

150

panelbeater

324111

TRA

 

151

bricklayer

331111

TRA

 

152

stonemason

331112

TRA

 

153

carpenter and joiner

331211

TRA

 

154

carpenter

331212

TRA

 

155

joiner

331213

TRA

 

156

painting trades worker

332211

TRA

 

157

glazier

333111

TRA

 

158

fibrous plasterer

333211

TRA

 

159

solid plasterer

333212

TRA

 

160

wall and floor tiler

333411

TRA

 

161

plumber (general)

334111

TRA

 

162

airconditioning and mechanical services plumber

334112

TRA

 

163

drainer

334113

TRA

 

164

gasfitter

334114

TRA

 

165

roof plumber

334115

TRA

 

166

electrician (general)

341111

TRA

 

167

electrician (special class)

341112

TRA

 

168

lift mechanic

341113

TRA

 

169

airconditioning and refrigeration mechanic

342111

TRA

 

170

electrical linesworker

342211

TRA

Y

171

technical cable jointer

342212

TRA

 

172

electronic equipment trades worker

342313

TRA

 

173

electronic instrument trades worker (general)

342314

TRA

 

174

electronic instrument trades worker (special class)

342315

TRA

 

175

chef

351311

TRA

 

176

cabinetmaker

394111

TRA

 

177

boat builder and repairer

399111

TRA

 

178

shipwright

399112

TRA

 

Short‑term Skilled Occupation List

The following table is the Short‑term Skilled Occupation List.

Item

Column 1

Occupation

Column 2

ANZSCO code

Column 3

Assessing authority

Column 4

Specified for only certain classes (see subsection (2))

1

aquaculture farmer

121111

VETASSESS

Y

2

cotton grower

121211

VETASSESS

Y

3

flower grower

121212

VETASSESS

Y

4

fruit or nut grower

121213

VETASSESS

Y

5

grain, oilseed or pasture grower (Aus) / field crop grower (NZ)

121214

VETASSESS

Y

6

grape grower

121215

VETASSESS

Y

7

mixed crop farmer

121216

VETASSESS

Y

8

sugar cane grower

121217

VETASSESS

Y

9

vegetable grower (Aus) / market gardener (NZ)

121221

VETASSESS

Y

10

crop farmers (nec)

121299

VETASSESS

Y

11

apiarist

121311

VETASSESS

Y

12

beef cattle farmer

121312

VETASSESS

Y

13

dairy cattle farmer

121313

VETASSESS

Y

14

horse breeder

121316

VETASSESS

Y

15

mixed livestock farmer

121317

VETASSESS

Y

16

pig farmer

121318

VETASSESS

Y

17

poultry farmer

121321

VETASSESS

Y

18

sheep farmer

121322

VETASSESS

Y

19

livestock farmers (nec)

121399

VETASSESS

Y

20

mixed crop and livestock farmer

121411

VETASSESS

Y

21

sales and marketing manager

131112

AIM

 

22

advertising manager

131113

AIM

 

23

corporate services manager

132111

VETASSESS

 

24

finance manager

132211

(a) CPAA; or

(b) IPA; or

(c) CAANZ

 

25

human resource manager

132311

AIM

 

26

research and development manager

132511

VETASSESS

 

27

manufacturer

133411

VETASSESS

 

28

production manager (forestry)

133511

VETASSESS

Y

29

production manager (manufacturing)

133512

VETASSESS

 

30

production manager (mining)

133513

VETASSESS

 

31

supply and distribution manager

133611

AIM

 

32

health and welfare services managers (nec)

134299

VETASSESS

 

33

school principal

134311

VETASSESS

 

34

education managers (nec)

134499

VETASSESS

 

35

ICT project manager

135112

ACS

 

36

ICT managers (nec)

135199

ACS

 

37

arts administrator or manager

139911

VETASSESS

 

38

laboratory manager

139913

VETASSESS

 

39

quality assurance manager

139914

VETASSESS

 

40

specialist managers (nec) except:

(a) ambassador; or

(b) archbishop; or

(c) bishop

139999

VETASSESS

 

41

cafe or restaurant manager

141111

VETASSESS

 

42

hotel or motel manager

141311

VETASSESS

 

43

accommodation and hospitality managers (nec)

141999

VETASSESS

 

44

hair or beauty salon manager

142114

VETASSESS

 

45

post office manager

142115

VETASSESS

 

46

fitness centre manager

149112

VETASSESS

 

47

sports centre manager

149113

VETASSESS

 

48

customer service manager

149212

VETASSESS

 

49

conference and event organiser

149311

VETASSESS

 

50

transport company manager

149413

VETASSESS

 

51

facilities manager

149913

VETASSESS

 

52

dancer or choreographer

211112

VETASSESS

 

53

music director

211212

VETASSESS

 

54

music professionals (nec)

211299

VETASSESS

 

55

photographer

211311

VETASSESS

 

56

visual arts and crafts professionals (nec)

211499

VETASSESS

 

57

artistic director

212111

VETASSESS

 

58

book or script editor

212212

VETASSESS

 

59

director (film, television, radio or stage)

212312

VETASSESS

 

60

film and video editor

212314

VETASSESS

 

61

program director (television or radio)

212315

VETASSESS

 

62

stage manager

212316

VETASSESS

 

63

technical director

212317

VETASSESS

 

64

video producer

212318

VETASSESS

 

65

copywriter

212411

VETASSESS

 

66

newspaper or periodical editor

212412

VETASSESS

 

67

print journalist

212413

VETASSESS

 

68

technical writer

212415

VETASSESS

 

69

television journalist

212416

VETASSESS

 

70

journalists and other writers (nec)

212499

VETASSESS

 

71

company secretary

221211

VETASSESS

 

72

commodities trader

222111

VETASSESS

 

73

finance broker

222112

VETASSESS

 

74

insurance broker

222113

VETASSESS

 

75

financial brokers (nec)

222199

VETASSESS

 

76

financial market dealer

222211

VETASSESS

 

77

stockbroking dealer

222213

VETASSESS

 

78

financial dealers (nec)

222299

VETASSESS

 

79

financial investment adviser

222311

VETASSESS

 

80

financial investment manager

222312

VETASSESS

 

81

recruitment consultant

223112

VETASSESS

 

82

ICT trainer

223211

ACS

 

83

mathematician

224112

VETASSESS

 

84

gallery or museum curator

224212

VETASSESS

 

85

health information manager

224213

VETASSESS

 

86

records manager

224214

VETASSESS

 

87

librarian

224611

VETASSESS

 

88

management consultant

224711

VETASSESS

 

89

organisation and methods analyst

224712

VETASSESS

 

90

patents examiner

224914

VETASSESS

 

91

information and organisation professionals (nec)

224999

VETASSESS

 

92

advertising specialist

225111

VETASSESS

 

93

marketing specialist

225113

VETASSESS

 

94

ICT account manager

225211

VETASSESS

 

95

ICT business development manager

225212

VETASSESS

 

96

ICT sales representative

225213

VETASSESS

 

97

public relations professional

225311

VETASSESS

 

98

technical sales representatives (nec) including education sales representatives

225499

VETASSESS

 

99

aeroplane pilot

231111

CASA

 

100

flying instructor

231113

VETASSESS

 

101

helicopter pilot

231114

CASA

 

102

fashion designer

232311

VETASSESS

 

103

industrial designer

232312

VETASSESS

 

104

jewellery designer

232313

VETASSESS

 

105

graphic designer

232411

VETASSESS

 

106

illustrator

232412

VETASSESS

 

107

web designer

232414

VETASSESS

 

108

interior designer

232511

VETASSESS

 

109

urban and regional planner

232611

VETASSESS

 

110

wine maker

234213

VETASSESS

Y

111

geologist

234411

VETASSESS

 

112

primary school teacher

241213

AITSL

 

113

middle school teacher (Aus) / intermediate school teacher (NZ)

241311

AITSL

 

114

education adviser

249111

VETASSESS

 

115

art teacher (private tuition)

249211

VETASSESS

 

116

dance teacher (private tuition)

249212

VETASSESS

 

117

music teacher (private tuition)

249214

VETASSESS

 

118

private tutors and teachers (nec)

249299

VETASSESS

 

119

teacher of English to speakers of other languages

249311

VETASSESS

 

120

dietitian

251111

DAA

 

121

nutritionist

251112

VETASSESS

 

122

occupational health and safety adviser

251312

VETASSESS

 

123

orthoptist

251412

VETASSESS

 

124

hospital pharmacist

251511

APharmC

 

125

industrial pharmacist

251512

VETASSESS

 

126

retail pharmacist

251513

APharmC

 

127

health promotion officer

251911

VETASSESS

 

128

health diagnostic and promotion professionals (nec)

251999

VETASSESS

 

129

acupuncturist

252211

Chinese Medicine Board of Australia

 

130

naturopath

252213

VETASSESS

 

131

traditional Chinese medicine practitioner

252214

Chinese Medicine Board of Australia

 

132

complementary health therapists (nec)

252299

VETASSESS

 

133

dental specialist

252311

ADC

 

134

dentist

252312

ADC

 

135

resident medical officer

253112

MedBA

 

136

anaesthetist

253211

MedBA

 

137

nurse educator

254211

ANMAC

 

138

nurse researcher

254212

ANMAC

 

139

nurse manager

254311

ANMAC

 

140

web developer

261212

ACS

 

141

software tester

261314

ACS

 

142

database administrator

262111

ACS

 

143

systems administrator

262113

ACS

 

144

network administrator

263112

ACS

 

145

network analyst

263113

ACS

 

146

ICT quality assurance engineer

263211

ACS

 

147

ICT support engineer

263212

ACS

 

148

ICT systems test engineer

263213

ACS

 

149

ICT support and test engineers (nec)

263299

ACS

 

150

judicial and other legal professionals (nec)

271299

VETASSESS

 

151

careers counsellor

272111

VETASSESS

 

152

drug and alcohol counsellor

272112

VETASSESS

 

153

family and marriage counsellor

272113

VETASSESS

 

154

rehabilitation counsellor

272114

VETASSESS

 

155

student counsellor

272115

VETASSESS

 

156

counsellors (nec)

272199

VETASSESS

 

157

interpreter

272412

NAATI

 

158

social professionals (nec)

272499

VETASSESS

 

159

recreation officer

272612

VETASSESS

 

160

welfare worker

272613

ACWA

 

161

agricultural technician

311111

VETASSESS

Y

162

anaesthetic technician

311211

VETASSESS

 

163

cardiac technician

311212

VETASSESS

 

164

medical laboratory technician

311213

AIMS

 

165

pharmacy technician

311215

VETASSESS

 

166

medical technicians (nec)

311299

VETASSESS

 

167

meat inspector

311312

VETASSESS

 

168

primary products inspectors (nec)

311399

VETASSESS

Y

169

chemistry technician

311411

VETASSESS

 

170

earth science technician

311412

VETASSESS

 

171

life science technician

311413

VETASSESS

 

172

science technicians (nec)

311499

VETASSESS

 

173

architectural draftsperson

312111

VETASSESS

 

174

building associate

312112

VETASSESS

 

175

building inspector

312113

VETASSESS

 

176

architectural, building and surveying technicians (nec)

312199

VETASSESS

 

177

mechanical engineering technician

312512

TRA

 

178

metallurgical or materials technician

312912

VETASSESS

 

179

mine deputy

312913

VETASSESS

 

180

hardware technician

313111

TRA

 

181

ICT customer support officer

313112

TRA

 

182

web administrator

313113

ACS

 

183

ICT support technicians (nec)

313199

TRA

 

184

farrier

322113

TRA

 

185

aircraft maintenance engineer (avionics)

323111

TRA

 

186

aircraft maintenance engineer (mechanical)

323112

TRA

 

187

aircraft maintenance engineer (structures)

323113

TRA

 

188

textile, clothing and footwear mechanic

323215

TRA

 

189

metal fitters and machinists (nec)

323299

TRA

 

190

precision instrument maker and repairer

323314

TRA

 

191

watch and clock maker and repairer

323316

TRA

 

192

toolmaker

323412

TRA

 

193

vehicle body builder

324211

TRA

 

194

vehicle trimmer

324212

TRA

 

195

roof tiler

333311

TRA

 

196

business machine mechanic

342311

TRA

 

197

cabler (data and telecommunications)

342411

TRA

 

198

telecommunications linesworker

342413

TRA

 

199

baker

351111

TRA

 

200

pastrycook

351112

TRA

 

201

butcher or smallgoods maker

351211

TRA

 

202

cook

351411

TRA

 

203

dog handler or trainer

361111

VETASSESS

 

204

animal attendants and trainers (nec)

361199

VETASSESS

 

205

veterinary nurse

361311

VETASSESS

 

206

florist

362111

TRA

 

207

gardener (general)

362211

TRA

 

208

arborist

362212

TRA

 

209

landscape gardener

362213

TRA

 

210

greenkeeper

362311

TRA

 

211

hairdresser

391111

TRA

 

212

print finisher

392111

TRA

 

213

printing machinist

392311

TRA

 

214

dressmaker or tailor

393213

TRA

 

215

upholsterer

393311

TRA

 

216

furniture finisher

394211

TRA

 

217

wood machinist

394213

TRA

 

218

wood machinists and other wood trades workers (nec)

394299

TRA

 

219

chemical plant operator

399211

TRA

 

220

power generation plant operator

399213

TRA

 

221

library technician

399312

VETASSESS

 

222

jeweller

399411

TRA

 

223

camera operator (film, television or video)

399512

TRA

 

224

make up artist

399514

TRA

 

225

sound technician

399516

TRA

 

226

performing arts technicians (nec)

399599

VETASSESS

 

227

signwriter

399611

TRA

 

228

ambulance officer

411111

VETASSESS

 

229

intensive care ambulance paramedic

411112

VETASSESS

 

230

dental technician

411213

TRA

 

231

diversional therapist

411311

VETASSESS

 

232

enrolled nurse

411411

ANMAC

 

233

massage therapist

411611

VETASSESS

 

234

community worker

411711

ACWA

 

235

disabilities services officer

411712

VETASSESS

 

236

family support worker

411713

VETASSESS

 

237

residential care officer

411715

VETASSESS

 

238

youth worker

411716

ACWA

 

239

diving instructor (open water)

452311

VETASSESS

 

240

gymnastics coach or instructor

452312

VETASSESS

 

241

horse riding coach or instructor

452313

VETASSESS

 

242

snowsport instructor

452314

VETASSESS

 

243

swimming coach or instructor

452315

VETASSESS

 

244

tennis coach

452316

VETASSESS

 

245

other sports coach or instructor

452317

VETASSESS

 

246

sports development officer

452321

VETASSESS

 

247

footballer

452411

VETASSESS

 

248

sportspersons (nec)

452499

VETASSESS

 

249

contract administrator

511111

VETASSESS

 

250

program or project administrator

511112

VETASSESS

 

251

insurance loss adjuster

599612

VETASSESS

 

252

insurance agent

611211

VETASSESS

 

253

retail buyer

639211

VETASSESS

 

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