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 trainer