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Skilled Occupation List Changes July 2017

30 Jun 2017

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 1st July 2017.

After extensively cross-referencing the old occupations lists against the new legislative instrument that has effected changes to the Australian occupations lists, we have noted the following changes, which will generally affect 189, 190 and 489 visa subclasses.

Occupations Removed from Schedule 1 - MLTSSL (old ‘SOL')

133513 Production Manager - mining (demoted to STSOL)
231212 Ship's Engineer (removed completely)
231213 Ship's Master (removed completely)
231214 Ship's Officer (removed completely)
253211 Anaesthetist (demoted to STSOL)
272314 Psychotherapist (removed completely)

 

Occupations Added to Schedule 1 - MLTSSL (old ‘SOL')

262112 ICT security specialist (promoted from STSOL)

 

Occupations Removed from Schedule 2 - STSOL (old ‘CSOL’)

111111 Chief Executive or Managing Director *
111211 Corporate General Manager *
134411 Faculty Head*
135111 Chief Information Officer *
139912 Environmental Manager *
149411 Fleet Manager
149915 Equipment Hire Manager
211213 Musician (Instrumental) *
224113 Statistician *
224311 Economist *
233611 Mining Engineer (Excluding Petroleum) *
233999 Engineering Professionals nec *
234211 Chemist *
234312 Environmental Consultant *
234313 Environmental Research Scientist *
234399 Environmental Scientists nec *
234515 Botanist *
234516 Marine Biologist *
234518 Zoologist *
234911 Conservator *
234913 Meteorologist *
234914a Physicist *
242111 University Lecturer (Suitable for the position of Research Associate or Research Fellow in a University) *
242112 University Tutor
249111 Education Adviser
261211 Multimedia Specialist*
261399 Software and Applications Programmers nec*
262112 ICT Security Specialist (promoted to MLTSSL)
272211 Minister of Religion
394212 Picture Framer
612112 Property Manager
612113 Real Estate Agency Principal
612114 Real Estate Agent
612115 Real Estate Representative

*Occupations marked above with an asterix are still available on the STSOL list for 457/ENS (employer-sponsorship) subclass visas only.

 

Occupations Added to Schedule 2 – STSOL (old ‘CSOL’)

132511 research and development manager
133512 production manager (manufacturing)
133513 production manager - mining (demoted from MLTSSL)
211212 music director
211299 music professionals (nec)
212111 artistic director
231111 aeroplane pilot
231113 flying instructor
231114 helicopter pilot
253211 anaesthetist (demoted from MLTSSL)
254212 nurse researcher
261212 web developer
263299 ICT support and test engineers (nec)
313199 ICT support technicians (nec)
323111 aircraft maintenance engineer (avionics)
351211 butcher or smallgoods maker
393213 dressmaker or tailor
639211 retail buyer

 

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 info@immigration2oz.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

All the best from the team at Immigration2oz