Skilled Migration Occupation Lists Update – Visa Subclasses 189, 190, 489 and 485

The Department of Jobs and Small Business regularly reviews the skilled migration occupation lists to ensure they are aligned and responsive to the labour market needs of Australia. The Department of Jobs and Small Business has concluded the mid-2018 review and the outcomes were reviewed by the Jon David Coleman MP, Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs.

The changes are as follows:

Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)

38 occupations have been added to the MLTSSL

OccupationANZSCOAssessing Authority
arts administrator or manager139911VETASSESS
environmental manager139912VETASSESS
dancer or choreographer211112VETASSESS
music director211212VETASSESS
musician (instrumental)211213VETASSESS
artistic director212111VETASSESS
statistician224113VETASSESS
economist224311VETASSESS
mining engineer (excluding petroleum)233611Engineers Australia
petroleum engineer233612Engineers Australia
engineering professional (nec)233999Engineers Australia
chemist234211VETASSESS
food technologist234212VETASSESS
environmental consultant234312VETASSESS
environmental research scientist234313VETASSESS
environmental scientist (nec)234399VETASSESS
geophysicist234412VETASSESS
hydrogeologist234413VETASSESS
life scientist (general)234511VETASSESS
biochemist234513VETASSESS
biotechnologist234514VETASSESS
botanist234515VETASSESS
marine biologist234516VETASSESS
microbiologist234517VETASSESS
zoologist234518VETASSESS
life scientist (nec)234599VETASSESS
conservator234911VETASSESS
metalurgist234912VETASSESS
meteorologist234913VETASSESS
natural and physical science professionals (nec)234999VETASSESS
university lecturer242111VETASSESS
audiologist252711VETASSESS
speech pathologist252712SPA
multimedia specialist261211ACS
software and applications programmers (nec)261399ACS
horse trainer361112TRA
tennis coach452316VETASSESS
footballer452411VETASSESS

Short Term Skilled-Occupation List (STSOL)

27 Occupations have been removed from the Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)

OccupationANZSCOAssessing Authority
aquaculture farmer121111VETASSESS
cotton grower121211VETASSESS
fruit or nut grower121213VETASSESS
grain, oilseed or pasture grower (Aus) / field crop grower (NZ)121214VETASSESS
mixed crop farmer121216VETASSESS
sugar cane grower121217VETASSESS
crop farmers (nec)121299VETASSESS
beef cattle farmer121312VETASSESS
dairy cattle farmer121313VETASSESS
mixed livestock farmer121317VETASSESS
pig farmer121318VETASSESS
sheep farmer121322VETASSESS
livestock farmers (nec)121399VETASSESS
mixed crop and livestock farmer121411VETASSESS
visual arts and crafts professionals (nec)211499VETASSESS
dentist252312ADC
anaesthetist253211MedBA
textile, clothing and footwear mechanic323215TRA
watch and clock maker and repairer323316TRA
chemical plant operator399211TRA
library technician399312VETASSESS
arts administrator or manager139911VETASSESS
dancer or choreographer211112VETASSESS
music director211212VETASSESS
artistic director212111VETASSESS
tennis coach452316VETASSESS
footballer452411VETASSESS

Regional Occupation List (ROL)

18 Occupations have been added to the Regional Occupation List (ROL)

OccupationANZSCOAssessing Authority
aquaculture farmer121111VETASSESS
cotton grower121211VETASSESS
fruit or nut grower121213VETASSESS
grain, oilseed or pasture grower (Aus) / field crop grower (NZ)121214VETASSESS
mixed crop farmer121216VETASSESS
sugar cane grower121217VETASSESS
crop farmers (nec)121299VETASSESS
beef cattle farmer121312VETASSESS
dairy cattle farmer121313VETASSESS
mixed livestock farmer121317VETASSESS
pig farmer121318VETASSESS
sheep farmer121322VETASSESS
livestock farmers (nec)121399VETASSESS
mixed crop and livestock farmer121411VETASSESS
visual arts and crafts professionals (nec)211499VETASSESS
dentist252312ADC
anaesthetist253211MedBA
textile, clothing and footwear mechanic323215TRA
watch and clock maker and repairer323316TRA
chemical plant operator399211TRA
library technician399312VETASSESS
arts administrator or manager139911VETASSESS
dancer or choreographer211112VETASSESS
music director211212VETASSESS
artistic director212111VETASSESS
tennis coach452316VETASSESS
footballer452411VETASSESS

Occupations with added conditions and applicability (formally known as ‘caveats’) conditions added/changed

Health Workforce Certificate

The following medical practitioner occupations now require a ‘Health Workforce Certificate’ for the position and occupation to be presented with the nomination application:

  • General Practitioner (ANZSCO 253111)
  • Medical Practitioner NEC (ANZSCO 253999)
  • Resident Medical Officer (ANZSCO 253112)

Applicability conditions (formally known as caveats) added/changed

Condition 25 – Imposes a minimum salary of $120,000 pa for footballers and replaced Condition 23 for Ship’s masters and gas or petroleum operators

Condition 26 – Replaces Condition 23 for Recruitment Consultants on the STSOL and reduces the annual salary required to $80,000 pa