Skilled Visa Occupation List Update – STSOL and MLTSSL – 17 January 2018

The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has advised the changes to the lists of eligible skilled occupations for Australia’s skilled migration visa programs that will come into effect 17 January 2018.

The changes relate to the two occupation lists that are:

  • Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) and;
  • Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)

The changes include:

  • Occupations that have been added to the lists of eligible skilled occupations
  • Occupations that have been moved between the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) for specific visa programmes
  • Occupations that have removed from the lists of eligible skilled occupations

Occupations that have been added to the STSOL

The below occupations have been added to the Short-term Skilled Occupation List

ANZSCOOccupationCaveats
612112Property manager Yes
272314Psychotherapist Nil
612115Real estate representative Yes

 

Occupations that have been moved from STSOL to MLTSSL

The below occupations have moved from the Short-term Skilled Occupation List to the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)

ANZSCOOccupationCaveats
121316Horse breederYes
224711Management consultantYes

 

**No occupations moved from MLTSSL to STSOL

 

Occupations that have been completely removed from the lists

Occupations that have been removed from the lists of eligible skilled occupations

ANZSCOOccupation
312112Building associate
142114Hair or beauty salon manager

 

Occupations with changes to the caveat requirements

The occupations below will remain on their existing list however some occupations have included a caveat, a wording amendment of the caveat or a amendment of the caveat

OccupationCaveat change
Accommodation and hospitality managers nec

  • Excludes positions that are not located in regional Australia
New caveat
Management accountant

Excludes any of the following positions:

  • clerical, book keeper and accounting clerk positions
  • positions in businesses that have an annual turnover of less than AUD$1M
  • positions in businesses that have fewer than five employees.
New caveat
Massage therapist

Excludes any of the following positions:

  • are non full-time
  • are not based in a therapeutic setting
  • involve the provision of  non-medical relaxation massage; or
  • are in a retail setting.
Wording amendment
Recruitment consultant

Excludes any of the following positions:

  • that have a nominated base salary of less than AUD$90,000
  • with businesses that have an annual turnover of less than AUD$1M
  • with businesses that have fewer than five employees.
Amended caveat
Supply and distribution manager

Excludes any of the following positions:

  • based in a front-line retail setting;
  • that predominately involve direct client transactional interaction on a regular basis;
  • with businesses that have an annual turnover of less than AUD$1M unless they involve an intra-corporate transfer to which an international trade obligation applies;
  • that have a nominated base salary of less than AUD$65,000 unless they involve an intra-corporate transfer to which an international trade obligation applies.
Amended caveat
Taxation accountant

Excludes any of the following positions:

  • clerical, book keeper and accounting clerk positions
  • positions in businesses that have an annual turnover of less than AUD$1M
  • positions in businesses that have fewer than five employees.
Amended caveat

 

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