From 17th January 2018 further changes have been implemented to the lists of eligible Skilled Occupation including occupations that have:

  • been added to the lists of eligible skilled occupations
  • moved between the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) and the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)
  • removed from the lists of eligible skilled occupations
  • Addition and/or amendment of caveats to certain occupations which excludes the use of the occupations in certain circumstances.

 

Occupations Added to STOL

The following occupations have been added to the STSOL:

OccupationANZSCO CodeCaveat
Psychotherapist272314NIL

 

Property Manager612112Excludes any of the following positions:

  • That have a nominated base salary of less than AUD$65,000
  • With business that have fewer than five employees
  • With businesses that have an annual turnover of less than AUD$1M
  • Which are not located in regional Australia*

 

*For definition of Regional Australia contact PAX Migration

 

Real Estate Representative612115Excludes any of the following positions:

  • That have a nominated base salary of less than AUD$65,000
  • With business that have fewer than five employees
  • With businesses that have an annual turnover of less than AUD$1M
  • Which are not located in regional Australia*

 

*For definition of Regional Australia contact PAX Migration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Occupations moved from STSOL to MTLSSL

The following occupations have been moved off the STSOL list and added to the MTLSSL list:

OccupationANZSCO CodeCaveat
Horse Breeder121316Excludes positions that:

  • Predominantly involve low skilled tasks (e.g. fruit picking or packing, feeding of livestock or animals); or
  • are not located in regional Australia*

 

NOTE: This caveat has not changed.

 

*For definition of Regional Australia contact PAX Migration

 

Management Consultant142114Excludes positions in businesses that:

  • have an annual turnover of less than AUD$1M
  • in business that have fewer than five employees; or
  • have a nominated base salary of less than AUD$90,000

 

NOTE: Amended caveat – base salary requirement raised to $90,000

 

 

 

Occupations Removed from Lists

The following occupations have been removed completely from the list of eligible skilled occupations for all skilled visa programs:

  • Building Associate (ANZSCO: 312112)
  • Hair or Beauty Salon Manager (ANZSCO: 142114)

 

Occupations with caveat only changes

The following occupations remain on their existing list.  A new and/or amended caveat has been implemented:

 

OccupationANZSCO CodeCaveatExplanation of change
Accommodation & Hospitality Managers nec141999Excludes positions that are not located in regional Australia*

 

*For definition of Regional Australia contact PAX Migration

 

New caveat
Management Accountant221112Excludes any of the following positions:

  • Clerical, book keeper & accounting clerk positions
  • Positions in businesses that have an annual turnover of less than AUD$1M
  • Positions in business that have fewer than five employees

 

New caveat
Massage Therapist411611Excludes any of the following positions:

  • Are note full-time
  • Are not based in a therapeutic setting
  • Involve the provision of non-medical relaxation massage; or
  • Are in a retail setting

 

Caveat amended – clarification of wording only
Recruitment Consultant223112Excludes any of the following positions:

  • 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

 

Caveat amended – base salary requirement raised to $90,000
Supply and Distribution Manager133611Excludes 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 intra-corporate transfers to which an international trade obligation applies
  • have a nominated base salary of less than AUD$65,000 unless they involve intra-corporate transfers to which an international trade obligation applies

 

Caveat amended – annual turnover requirement does not apply where international trade obligations apply
Taxation Accountant221113Excludes any of the following positions:

  • clerical, book keeper & 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

 

Caveat amended – size of business requirements added

 

 

Don’t forget, those people who hold 457 visas – if you held a 457 visa on 18th April 2017 (or a bridging visa associated with a 457 visa), then special rules apply to you – there may be an exemption to the occupation lists.

 

Don’t be a victim of changes – contact PAX Migration Australia now to discuss your circumstances.

For further details and/or to find out if you are eligible under current regulations, contact us on 08 7226 2225 or mail@paxmigration.com.au and book a consultation for personal advice specific to your circumstances.