New Skilled Occupation List Announced

New legislative instruments came into affect on 11th March 2019 to allow for a number of changes to the MLSOL, STSOL and ROL in Australia. These  changes might allow you and your family to migrate to Australia. There are now even more avenues available in order to achieve your visa goals with a number of new occupations added to the Medium and Long‑term Strategic Skills List and Regional Occupations List.

We recommend you contact an Infinite Migration Australia consultant for a consultation to review your options to live and work in Australia.

 

Which visas are affected?

Skilled occupation lists applies to all general skilled migration visa, employer sponsored temporary and permanent visas, regional sponsored migration and training visas.  The new changes will only apply to new applications; pending nomination and applications prior to 11 March 2019 will not be affected.

 

What Does this Mean?

The new skilled occupation changes mean that there has been a major shift in regards to the number of occupations available to migrate to Australia on a skilled visa.  The change has been made by the Australian Department of Home Affairs in an attempt to respond to changes in the Australian labour market and regional variations across Australia.

The instrument operates to specify the skilled occupations applicable to an application, or proposed application, for a Subclass 407 (Training) visa (Subclass 407 visa).

The specified occupations are allocated to three different lists being:

  1. the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL);
  2. the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL); and
  3. the Regional Occupation List (ROL).

The purpose of the instrument is to update the occupations included in the skilled occupations lists for the purposes of paragraph 2.72B(3)(b) of the Regulations.

Specifically, changes from the old law in the instrument are as follows:

 

The following 27 occupations are no longer a part of the STSOL:

  • aquaculture farmer (ANZSCO code 121111);
  • cotton grower (ANZSCO code 121211);
  • fruit or nut grower (ANZSCO 121213);
  • grain, oilseed or pasture grower (Aus)/field crop grower (NZ) (ANZSCO
    code 121214);
  • mixed crop farmer (ANZSCO code 121216);
  • sugar cane farmer (ANZSCO code 121217);
  • crop farmers (nec) (ANZSCO code 121299);
  • beef cattle farmer (ANZSCO code 121312);
  • dairy cattle farmer (ANZSCO code 121313);
  • mixed livestock farmer (ANZSCO code 121317);
  • pig farmer (ANZSCO code 121318);
  • sheep farmer (ANZSCO code 121322);
  • livestock farmers (nec) (ANZSCO code 121399);
  • mixed crop and livestock farmer (ANZSCO code 121411);
  • arts administrator or manager (ANZSCO code 139911);
  • dancer or choreographer (ANZSCO code 211112);
  • music director (ANZSCO code 211212);
  • visual arts and crafts professionals (nec) (ANZSCO code 211499);
  • artistic director (ANZSCO code 212111);
  • dentist (ANZSCO code 252312);
  • anaesthetist (ANZSCO code 252312);
  • textile, clothing and footwear mechanic (ANZSCO code 323215);
  • watch and clock maker and repairer (ANZSCO code 323316);
  • chemical plant operator (ANZSCO code 399211);
  • library technician (ANZSCO code 399312);
  • tennis coach (ANZSCO code 452316); and
  • footballer (ANZSCO code 452411).

 

The following six occupations are added to the MLTSSL, and are no longer a
part of the STSOL:

  • arts administrator or manager (ANZSCO code 139911);
  • dancer or choreographer (ANZSCO code 211112);
  • music director (ANZSCO code 211211);
  • artistic director (ANZSCO code 212111);
  • tennis coach (ANZSCO code 452411); and
  • footballer (ANZSCO code 452411).

 

The following two occupations are added to the ROL:

  • deer farmer (ANZSCO code 121314); and
  • goat farmer (ANZSCO code 121315).

 

The following 16 occupations are added to the ROL, and are no longer part of
the STSOL:

  • aquaculture farmer (ANZSCO code 121111);
  • cotton grower (ANZSCO code 121211);
  • fruit or nut grower (ANZSCO code 121213);
  • grain, oilseed or pasture grower (ANZSCO code 121214);
  • mixed crop farmer (ANZSCO code 121216);
  • sugar cane grower (ANZSCO code 121217);
  • crop farmers (nec) (ANZSCO code 121299);
  • beef cattle farmer (ANZSCO code 121312);
  • dairy cattle farmer (ANZSCO code 121313);
  • mixed livestock farmer (ANZSCO code 121317);
  • pig farmer (ANZSCO code 121318);
  • sheep farmer (ANZSCO code 121322);
  • livestock farmers (nec) (ANZSCO code 121399);
  • mixed crop and livestock farmer (ANZSCO code 121411);
  • dentist (ANZSCO code 252312); and
  • anaesthetist (ANZSCO code 253211).

 

The following occupations have been added to the Medium and Long‑term Strategic Skills List:

  • Telecommunications network planner (ANZSCO code 313213)
  • Pressure welder (ANZSCO code 322312)
  • Environmental Manager (ANZSCO code 139912)
  • Musician (Instrumental) (ANZSCO code 211213)
  • Statistician (ANZSCO code 224113)
  • Economist (ANZSCO code 224311)
  • Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum) (ANZSCO code 233611)
  • Petroleum Engineer (ANZSCO code 233612)
  • Engineering Professionals nec (ANZSCO code 233999)
  • Chemist (ANZSCO code 234211)
  • Food Technologist (ANZSCO code 234212)
  • Environmental Consultant (ANZSCO code 234312)
  • Environmental Research Scientist (ANZSCO code 234313)
  • Environmental Scientists nec (ANZSCO code 234399)
  • Geophysicist (ANZSCO code 234412)
  • Hydrogeologist (ANZSCO code 234413)
  • Life Scientist (General) (ANZSCO code 234511)
  • Biochemist (ANZSCO code 234513)
  • Biotechnologist (ANZSCO code 234514)
  • Botanist (ANZSCO code 234515)
  • Marine Biologist (ANZSCO code 234516)
  • Microbiologist (ANZSCO code 234517)
  • Zoologist (ANZSCO code 234518)
  • Life Scientists nec (ANZSCO code 234599)
  • Conservator (ANZSCO code 234911)
  • Metallurgist (ANZSCO code 234912)
  • Meteorologist (ANZSCO code 234913)
  • Natural and Physical Science Professionals nec (ANZSCO code 234999)
  • University Lecturer (ANZSCO code 242111)
  • Multimedia Specialist (ANZSCO code 261211)
  • Software and Applications Programmers nec (ANZSCO code 261399)
  • Horse Trainer (ANZSCO code 361112)
  • Physicist – no longer restricted to medical physicist

Have more questions? Talk to us regarding your specific situation.

 

Source: https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2019L00278

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