Petroleum EngineerANZSCO 233612

Petroleum Engineer Immigration to Australia PR Visa

Plans and directs the engineering aspects of locating and extracting petroleum or natural gas from the earth. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 1


✓ Mud Engineer

✓ Petrophysical Engineer

Average Income:

The average salary for a Petroleum Engineer is $ 179,021 for male employees and $ 133,068 for female employees per year.Average Age: Males: 38.2 Females: 33.2 Persons: 37.3[See:Australian Bureau of Statistics-2336 Mining engineers - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016]

Australian visa options for Petroleum Engineer

Employer Sponsorship
Permanent489 VisaPermanent 457 Visa
Skilled Occupation ANZSCO CodeAssessing Authority189 Visa 190 VisaStateFamily186 Visa (DE)186 VisaAll areaRegional area
Petroleum Engineer233612Engineers Australia

Visa processing times-months(75%) 101755
Visa processing times-months(90%) 15191111

To obtain a positive skills assessment form Engineers Australia, applicants wishing to be assessed as a Petroleum Engineer may need to submit a Competency Demonstration Report (CDR).

09/05/2019 Round Results:

09/05/2019 (current)189 Visa489 Visa (Provisional) (Family Sponsored)
Number of total invitations10010
Points Score8085
Visa date of effect22/03/2019 4:31 pm28/04/2019 1:45 am
07/02/2018 (Previous)189 Visa489 Visa (Provisional) (Family Sponsored)
Points Score
Visa date of effect15/03/2019 9:40 am
12/10/2018 6:31 AM
Unofficial Results189 Visa489 Visa (Provisional)(Family Sponsored)

Occupation Ceiling for Petroleum Engineer :

Results : 3 / 1000 (Available: 997) (Ceiling Value) [0.30% Filled]

State and territory nominated visas is not subject to occupational ceiling limitations


MINING ENGINEERS plan and direct the engineering aspects of locating and extracting minerals, petroleum and natural gas from the earth.

Indicative Skill Level:

In Australia and New Zealand:

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).

Registration or licensing may be required.

Task Include:

  • conducting preliminary surveys of mineral, petroleum and natural gas deposits with prospectors, Geologists, Geophysicists, other mineral scientists and other engineers to determine the resources present, the feasibility of extracting the reserves
  • preparing operation and project cost estimates and production schedules, and reporting progress, production and costs compared to budget
  • determining the most suitable methods of ore extraction taking account of such factors as depth of overburden, and attitude and physical characteristics of deposits and surrounding strata
  • preparing plans for tunnels and chambers, location and construction of mine shafts, layout of mine development and the application of appropriate mining techniques