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Changes That May Affect Skills Eligibility

An updated skilled occupation lists has just been released and takes effect today, being the start of Australia’s new Fiscal year 2017-18. This list was finalized after the authorities evaluated jobs in shorter supply and the long-term needs of the economy.

Below is a summary of these changes:

MLTSSL – Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (*highly sought after skills)
STSOL – Short-term Skilled Occupation List (*less sought after skills)

Occupations Removed from MLTSSL

• 133513 Production Manager – mining (demoted to STSOL)
• 231212 Ship’s Engineer (removed completely)
• 231213 Ship’s Master (removed completely)
• 231214 Ship’s Officer (removed completely)
• 253211 Anaesthetist (demoted to STSOL)
• 272314 Psychotherapist (removed completely)

Occupations Added to MLTSSL

• 262112 ICT Security Specialist (promoted from STSOL)

Occupations Removed from STSOL

• 111111 Chief Executive or Managing Director
• 111211 Corporate General Manager
• 134411 Faculty Head
• 135111 Chief Information Officer
• 139912 Environmental Manager
• 149411 Fleet Manager
• 149915 Equipment Hire Manager
• 211213 Musician (Instrumental)
• 224113 Statistician
• 224311 Economist
• 233611 Mining Engineer (Excluding Petroleum)
• 233999 Engineering Professionals nec
• 234211 Chemist
• 234312 Environmental Consultant
• 234313 Environmental Research Scientist
• 234399 Environmental Scientists nec
• 234515 Botanist
• 234516 Marine Biologist
• 234518 Zoologist
• 234911 Conservator
• 234913 Meteorologist
• 234914a Physicist
• 242111 University Lecturer (Suitable for the position of Research Associate or Research Fellow in a University)
• 242112 University Tutor
• 249111 Education Adviser
• 261211 Multimedia Specialist
• 261399 Software and Applications Programmers nec
• 262112 ICT Security Specialist (promoted to STSOL)
• 272211 Minister of Religion
• 394212 Picture Framer
• 612112 Property Manager
• 612113 Real Estate Agency Principal
• 612114 Real Estate Agent
• 612115 Real Estate Representative

Occupations Added to STSOL

• 132511 Research And Development Manager
• 133512 Production Manager (manufacturing)
• 133513 Production Manager – Mining (demoted from MLTSSL)
• 211212 Music Director
• 211299 Music Professionals (nec)
• 212111 Artistic Director
• 231111 Aeroplane Pilot
• 231113 Flying Instructor
• 231114 Helicopter Pilot
• 253211 Anaesthetist (demoted from MLTSSL)
• 254212 Nurse Researcher
• 261212 Web Developer
• 263299 ICT Support And Test Engineers (nec)
• 313199 ICT Support Technicians (nec)
• 323111 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (avionics)
• 351211 Butcher or Smallgoods Maker
• 393213 Dressmaker or Tailor
• 639211 Retail buyer

As part of the immigration changes announced in April, the government will revisit the occupation lists on a six-month basis.

These are only a few of the changes in the Immigration programme. The immigration law and regulations are extremely dynamic, that it is expected to be continuously changing in response to the requirements of the government.

Just like what we are always saying, strike the iron while it is hot. Know your eligibility and always apply for what you qualify for when you qualify. The new fiscal year has just started, and more changes are yet to come. Speak to our consultants to know your eligibility for an Australian Visa. Call 6299 0245 to book an appointment.