Skilled Occupation List Updates – Some Pleasant Surprises!

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Today there was a release of information about occupations which have changed on the various lists which permit visa applications for Subclass 485, 489, 189 and 190 (Skilled Visas);  482, 186 and 187 (Employer Sponsored Visas) and 407 (Training Visa).

Some welcome additions!   Overall this is very good news!

It gets a little confusing; as there are now three occupation lists – the Medium Long Term Skills Shortage List (MLTSSL); the Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) and the Regional Occupation List (ROL).    Further; each List may be applied differently (through legislative instrument) to the different visas – Skilled Visas (189, 190,485  and 489); Employer Sponsored Visas (482; 186 and 187) and Training Visa (407).

Here’s a summary of the changes.    When an occupation is moved on to the Medium Long Term Skills Shortage List – there is a possibility of a Permanent Residency Visa – either directly, or through transition after being on a Temporary Skills Shortage Visa.

These Occupations have been Added to the MLTSSL – for the purposes of Subclass 482 (Temporary Skills Shortage); 186 (Employer Nomination Scheme);. 187 (Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme); 189 and 489 (Skilled Migration):  

  • Telecommunications network planner (ANZSCO code 313213)
  • Pressure welder (ANZSCO code 322312)
  • Environmental Manager (ANZSCO code 139912)
  • Musician (Instrumental) (ANZSCO code 211213)
  • Statistician (ANZSCO code 224113)
  • Economist (ANZSCO code 224311)
  • Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum) (ANZSCO code 233611)
  • Petroleum Engineer (ANZSCO code 233612)
  • Engineering Professionals nec (ANZSCO code 233999)
  • Chemist (ANZSCO code 234211)
  • Food Technologist (ANZSCO code 234212)
  • Environmental Consultant (ANZSCO code 234312)
  • Environmental Research Scientist (ANZSCO code 234313)
  • Environmental Scientists nec (ANZSCO code 234399)
  • Geophysicist (ANZSCO code 234412)
  • Hydrogeologist (ANZSCO code 234413)
  • Life Scientist (General) (ANZSCO code 234511)
  • Biochemist (ANZSCO code 234513)
  • Biotechnologist (ANZSCO code 234514)
  • Botanist (ANZSCO code 234515)
  • Marine Biologist (ANZSCO code 234516)
  • Microbiologist (ANZSCO code 234517)
  • Zoologist (ANZSCO code 234518)
  • Life Scientists nec (ANZSCO code 234599)
  • Conservator (ANZSCO code 234911)
  • Metallurgist (ANZSCO code 234912)
  • Meteorologist (ANZSCO code 234913)
  • Natural and Physical Science Professionals nec (ANZSCO code 234999)
  • University Lecturer (ANZSCO code 242111)
  • Multimedia Specialist (ANZSCO code 261211)
  • Software and Applications Programmers nec (ANZSCO code 261399)
  • Horse Trainer (ANZSCO code 361112)
  • Physicist – no longer restricted to medical physicist


These Occupations have been Added to the STSOL for the purpose of the Subclass 186 Visa  (Employer Nomination Scheme):

  • visual arts and crafts professionals (nec) (ANZSCO code 211499)
  • textile, clothing and footwear mechanic (ANZSCO code 323215)
  • watch and clock maker and repairer (ANZSCO code 323316)
  • chemical plant operator (ANZSCO code 399211)
  • library technician (ANZSCO code 399312)

These Occupations have Moved from the STSOL to the MLTSSL, for the purpose of the 187, 482, 186 and 407 (Training) Visas. 

  • arts administrator or manager (ANZSCO code 139911)
  • dancer or choreographer (ANZSCO code 211112)
  • music director (ANZSCO code 211212)
  • artistic director (ANZSCO code 212111)
  • tennis coach (ANZSCO code 452316)
  • footballer (ANZSCO code 452411

    These Occupations are No Longer permitted for the Subclass 407 (Training) Visa.
  • Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals (ANZSCO code 211499)
  • Textile, Clothing and Footwear Mechanic (ANZSCO code 323215)
  • Watch and Clock Maker and Repairer (ANZSCO code 323316)
  • Chemical Plant Operator (ANZSCO code 399211)
  • Library Technician (ANZSCO code 399312)
  • Arts Administrator or Manager (ANZSCO code 139911)
  • Dancer or Choreographer (ANZSCO code 211112)
  • Music Director (ANZSCO code 211212)
  • Artistic Director (ANZSCO code 212111)
  • Footballer (ANZSCO code 452411)
  • Aquaculture Farmer (ANZSCO code 121111)
  • Cotton Grower (ANZSCO code 121211)
  • Fruit or Nut Grower (ANZSCO code 121213)
  • Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Grower (ANZSCO code 121214)
  • Mixed Crop Farmer (ANZSCO code 121216)
  • Sugar Cane Grower (ANZSCO code 121217)
  • Crop Farmers nec (ANZSCO code 121299)
  • Beef Cattle Farmer (ANZSCO code 121312)
  • Dairy Cattle Farmer (ANZSCO code 121313)
  • Mixed Livestock Farmer (ANZSCO code 121317)
  • Pig Farmer (ANZSCO code 121318)
  • Sheep Farmer (ANZSCO code 121322)
  • Livestock Farmers nec (ANZSCO code 121399)
  • Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer (ANZSCO code 121411)
  • Dentist (ANZSCO code 252312)
  • Anaesthetist (ANZSCO code 253211)
  • Tennis Coach (ANZSCO code 4542316)

These occupations have been added to ROL for a Subclass 482 Visa 

  • deer farmer (ANZSCO code 121314)
  • goat farmer (ANZSCO code 121315)

These occupations have been added to the ROL but removed from the STSOL, for the Subclass 482 Visa:

  • aquaculture farmer (ANZSCO code 121111)
  • cotton grower (ANZSCO code 121211)
  • fruit or nut grower (ANZSCO code 121213)
  • grain, oilseed or pasture grower (Aus) / field crop grower (NZ) (ANZSCO code 121214)
  • mixed crop farmer (ANZSCO code 121216)
  • sugar cane grower (ANZSCO code 121217)
  • crop farmers (nec) (ANZSCO code 121299)
  • beef cattle farmer (ANZSCO code 121312)
  • dairy cattle farmer (ANZSCO code 121313)
  • mixed livestock farmer (ANZSCO code 121317)
  • pig farmer (ANZSCO code 121318)
  • sheep farmer (ANZSCO code 121322)
  • livestock farmers (nec) (ANZSCO code 121399)
  • mixed crop and livestock farmer (ANZSCO code 121411)
  • dentist (ANZSCO code 252312)
  • anaesthetist (ANZSCO code 253211)

 

Tennis Coaches can now become permanent residents

Removed from ROL and moved to MLTSSL for the RSMS (187) and ENS (186) Visas 

  • arts administrator or manager (ANZSCO code 139911)
  • dancer or choreographer (ANZSCO code 211112)
  • music director (ANZSCO code 211212)
  • artistic director (ANZSCO code 212111)
  • tennis coach (ANZSCO code 452316)
  • footballer (ANZSCO code 452411)
  • telecommunications network planner (ANZSCO code 313213)
  • pressure welder (ANZSCO code 322312)

 

These occupations have had some special conditions added – namely, they can only be used when a person is nominated in a regional area under a Health Workforce Certificate. 

  • general practitioner (ANZSCO code 253111)
  • medical practitioners (nec) (ANZSCO code 253999)
  • resident medical officer (ANZSCO code 253112)

 

Does this present any opportunities to you?   If you’ve already been in touch with us, let us know if you qualify under any of the occupations which now have a residency pathway.  We’ll be pleased to check it out for you!    Why not complete our visa eligibility assessment?

Leanne Stevens

CEO, Emergico // Registered Migration Agent (#1171279)

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