Occupation List Changes Flagged for 1 July 2018

The Australian Gernment have announced planned reductions to the occupation skills lists. These are arguably the most significant changes (reductions) proposed since April 2017. Removal of occupations from the STSOL (Short Term Skilled Occupation List) means those occupations will no longer be eligible for state sponsorship. They will only lead to permanent visas where they appear on the Regional Occupation List. These changes are not definite as there is a consultation period to go through, so the final changes on 1 July may not be exactly as proposed in the bulletin released today (31st May 2018).

 

Red—Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) occupations for possible removal

ANZSCO

Occupation

Current Status

Traffic Light

133411

Manufacturer

STSOL

OFF

211499

Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals nec

STSOL

OFF

212312

Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage)

STSOL

OFF

212314

Film and Video Editor

STSOL

OFF

212315

Program Director (Television or Radio)

STSOL

OFF

212316

Stage Manager

STSOL

OFF

212317

Technical Director

STSOL

OFF

212318

Video Producer

STSOL

OFF

241311

Middle School Teacher

STSOL

OFF

323215

Textile, Clothing and Footwear Mechanic

STSOL

OFF

323316

Watch and Clock Maker and Repairer

STSOL

OFF

342411

Cabler (Data and Telecommunications)

STSOL

OFF

342413

Telecommunications Linesworker

STSOL

OFF

399211

Chemical Plant Operator

STSOL

OFF

399312

Library Technician

STSOL

OFF

411715

Residential Care Officer

STSOL

OFF

599612

Insurance Loss Adjuster

STSOL

OFF

 

 

Orange—Medium Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) Occupations for possible movement to STSOL

ANZSCO

Occupation

Current Status

Traffic Light

221112 Management Accountant

MLTSSL

STSOL

234111 Agricultural Consultant

MLTSSL

STSOL

312212 Civil Engineering Technician

MLTSSL

STSOL

 

Yellow—STSOL occupations for possible move to MLTSSL

ANZSCO

Occupation

Current Status

Traffic Light

452411

Footballer

STSOL

MLTSSL

 

Purple—Occupations for possible movement from STSOL to Regional Occupations List (ROL)

ANZSCO

Occupation

Current Status

Traffic Light

252312

Dentist

STSOL

ROL

253211

Anaesthetist

STSOL

ROL

 

 

Grandfathering arrangements do apply for those people who held 457 visas on the 19th April 2017.

For full advice about your eligibility for a skilled visa contact us at mail@paxmigration.com.au or 08 7226 2225 to book your consultation with an experienced agent.