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ANZSCO 271111 - Registered Migration Australia




A barrister pleads cases before civil, criminal and industrial courts and other tribunals. Registration or licensing is required in Australia. Barrister is a Skill Level 1 occupation.


Barrister Specialisations


  • Queen's Counsel
  • Senior Counsel (Aus)


Barrister Occupation Lists
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Group: 2711 Barristers



Job Description - Registered Migration Australia


The job of a barrister in Australia is to plead cases before civil, criminal and industrial courts and other tribunals.



  • 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


Skill Level

Most occupations in the barrister unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1). 

Registration or licensing is required in Australia as a barrister.


English Requirement Barrister


  • IELTS result with a minimum score of 6 (L, R, W), 7 in speaking and 7 overall;
  • OET result with a minimum grade B in all sections;
  • TOEFL iBT with a minimum score (L:12 R:13 W:21 S:23 overall L93);
  • PTE Academic with a minimum score of 50 (L, R, W), 65 in speaking and 65 overall


  • Australian Graduate Exceptions apply in some states/territories
  • Priority Skilled Lists may apply a specific requirement in some states/territories
  • Countries exempt from submitting IELTS or OET include the UK; Canada; New Zealand; US; and Ireland


Where mandatory licensing or registration is required you must demonstrate a level of English either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS, or equivalent, whichever is higher.



Assessment Authority


  • Barrister is currently assessed with SLAA - (State Legal Admission Authority); more information regarding assessment bodies.


Average Income of a Barrister


The average salary for a Barrister in Australia is $ 136,058 for male employees and $ 123,629 for female employees per year. Average Age: Males: 44.6 Females: 41.8 Persons: 43.2


Source: (Group 2711) Barristers - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016


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