Registered Migration Australia


ANZSCO 271311 - Registered Migration Australia


A solicitor provides legal advice, prepares and drafts legal documents, and conducts negotiations on behalf of clients on matters associated with the law. Registration or licensing is required. In Australia a solitior is a Skill Level 1 occupation.




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Group: 2713 Solicitors



Solicitor job description - Registered Migration Australia

The job of a solicitor in Australia is to provide legal advice, prepare and draft legal documents, and conduct negotiations on behalf of clients on matters associated with the law.



  • interviewing clients to determine the nature of problems, and recommending and undertaking appropriate legal action
  • preparing cases for court by conducting investigations, undertaking research, arranging witness preparation and attendance, and giving notice of court actions
  • representing clients in court
  • managing conveyancing and other property matters by preparing contracts of sale, mortgage documents, lease documents and other documents relating to the transfer of land and buildings
  • preparing and critically reviewing contracts between parties
  • preparing wills
  • providing advice on family law, company law, partnerships, commercial law and trusts
  • may act as trustee or guardian
  • may act as executor of clients' wills


Skill Level

Most occupations in the solicitor unit group (Group 2713) have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).


Registration or licensing as a solicitor in Australia may be required.


Occupations within the Solicitor Group


  • 271311 Solicitor


English Requirement


  • 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


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


Average Income

The average salary for a Solicitor in Australia is $ 104,694 for male employees and $ 94,660 for female employees per year. Average Age: Males: 36.9 Females: 34.3 Persons: 35.5

Source: (Group 2713) Solicitors - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016


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