Changes to Skilled Occupation Lists – Subclasses 189, 190 ,489 and 485

11 March 2019

These changes apply to Subclasses 189, 190, 489 and 485 only.

You may have a new opportunity to apply for a Skilled permanent residency visa if you have qualifications and/or work experience in one of the occupations listed below. Permanent residency is also available if you study in a field closely related to an occupation listed in the MLTSSL list below. Read more about Study options and Skilled visas.

Please note, lists below relate only to occupations which have been added to the full list, removed or moved from one list to another. For full info regarding visa options for your situation please contact us to arrange an assessment.

The following 36 occupations have been added to the MLTSSL – Medium and Long-Term Strategic List (MLTSSL)

arts administrator or manager139911
environmental manager139912
dancer or choreographer211112
music director211212
musician (instrumental)211213
artistic director212111
statistician224113
economist224311
mining engineer (excluding petroleum)233611
petroleum engineer233612
engineering professional (nec)233999
chemist234211
food technologist234212
environmental consultant234312
environmental research scientist234313
environmental scientist (nec)234399
geophysicist234412
hydrogeologist234413
life scientist (general)234511
biochemist234513
biotechnologist234514
botanist234515
marine biologist234516
microbiologist234517
zoologist234518
life scientist (nec)234599
conservator234911
metalurgist234912
meteorologist234913
natural and physical science professionals (nec)234999
university lecturer242111
multimedia specialist261211
software and applications programmers (nec)261399
horse trainer361112
tennis coach452316
footballer452411
pyhysicist *see note234914

*The occupation Physicist was previously available for medical physicists under the old regulations. Under the new regulations, it is available for all physicists.

The following occupations have been removed from the MLTSSL list:

audiologist252711
speech pathologist252712

 

The following 27 occupations have been removed from the STSOL, 6 of which have moved to MLTSSL (marked with an *)

aquaculture farmer121111
cotton grower121211
fruit or nut grower121213
grain, oilseed or pasture grower (Aus) / field crop grower (NZ)121214
mixed crop farmer121216
sugar cane grower121217
crop farmers (nec)121299
beef cattle farmer121312
dairy cattle farmer121313
mixed livestock farmer121317
pig farmer121318
sheep farmer121322
livestock farmers (nec)121399
mixed crop and livestock farmer121411
visual arts and crafts professionals (nec)211499
dentist252312
anaesthetist253211
textile, clothing and footwear mechanic323215
watch and clock maker and repairer323316
chemical plant operator399211
library technician399312
arts administrator or manager *139911
dancer or choreographer *211112
music director *211212
artistic director *212111
tennis coach *452316
footballer *452411

The occupations marked with an (*) above have moved to the MLTSSL.

The following 18 occupations have been added to the ROL – Regional Occupations List:

 

aquaculture farmer121111
cotton grower121211
fruit or nut grower121213
grain, oilseed or pasture grower (Aus)/field crop grower (NZ)121214
mixed crop farmer121216
sugar cane grower121217
crop farmers (nec)121299
beef cattle farmer121312
dairy cattle farmer121313
deer farmer121314
goat farmer121315
mixed livestock farmer121317
pig farmer121318
sheep farmer121322
livestock farmers (nec)121399
mixed crop and livestock farmer121411
dentist252312
anaesthetist253211

 

 

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