Skilled Occupation List Changes January 2018

18 Jan 2018

The following changes have been made to the Australian occupations lists – Medium & Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL), formerly known as the SOL and CSOL respectively  - which have taken effect from 17th January 2018. These changes will generally affect people applying for 189, 190 and 489 visa subclasses, amongst others.

We would like to thank MIA for their summary of the changes that have been made, which can be found below:

Occupations added to the STSOL
ANZSCO    Occupation                            Caveats
612112        Property manager                 Yes
272314        Psychotherapist                    Nil
612115        Real estate representative    Yes

Occupations moved from STSOL to MLTSSL
ANZSCO    Occupation                           Caveats
121316        Horse breeder                      Yes
224711        Management consultant       Yes

**No occupations moved from MLTSSL to STSOL**

Occupations removed from the lists
ANZSCO    Occupation
312112        Building associate
142114        Hair or beauty salon manager

Occupations with caveat only changes
ANZSCO    Occupation                                                            Caveat change
141999       Accommodation and hospitality managers nec     New caveat
221112        Management accountant                                      New caveat
411611        Massage therapist                                                Wording amendment
223112        Recruitment consultant                                         Amended caveat
133611        Supply and distribution manager                          Amended caveat
221113        Taxation accountant                                              Amended caveat
Further information including caveat details can be found on the Department's website

In addition, a number of occupations that were not previously available for the Subclass 407 Training visa have now been aligned for that visa.

If anyone affected, or unsure if they are affected, has any questions or would simply like any clarification regarding the impact of these changes on their visa eligibility & potential application - please do not hesitate to contact us. You can call us at Immigration2oz HQ on 01483550914, or alternatively you can email us at and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

All the best from the team at Immigration2oz