Changes to Australia’s Skilled Occupation Lists – 11 March 2019

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Immigration Australia has announced a number of changes to their Skilled Occupation Lists, effective immediately. Immigration Australia has:

  • Introduced new occupations to MLTSSL.
  • Moved occupations from STSOL to MLTSSL.
  • Removed occupations from STSOL.
  • Introduced new occupations to the Regional Occupation List.
  • Removed occupations from STSOL and added them to the Regional Occupation List.
  • Removed occupations from the Regional Occupation List and added them to MLTSSL.

You can see all the changes below.

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Please note: MLTSSL – Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List, STOL – Short-term Skilled Occupation List.

New occupations on MLTSSL

  • 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

Moved from STSOL to MLTSSL

  • Arts administrator or manager (ANZSCO code 139911)
  • Dancer or choreographer (ANZSCO code 211112)
  • Music director (ANZSCO code 211212)
  • Artistic director (ANZSCO code 212111)
  • Tennis coach (ANZSCO code 452316)
  • Footballer (ANZSCO code 452411)

Removed from STSOL

  • Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals (ANZSCO code 211499)
  • 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)
  • Arts Administrator or Manager (ANZSCO code 139911)
  • Dancer or Choreographer (ANZSCO code 211112)
  • Music Director (ANZSCO code 211212)
  • Artistic Director (ANZSCO code 212111)
  • Footballer (ANZSCO code 452411)
  • 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)
  • Anaesthetist (ANZSCO code 253211)
  • Tennis Coach (ANZSCO code 4542316)

New occupations on the Regional Occupation List

  • Deer farmer (ANZSCO code 121314)
  • Goat farmer (ANZSCO code 121315)

Added to Regional Occupation List, removed from STSOL

  • Aquaculture farmer (ANZSCO code 121111)
  • Cotton grower (ANZSCO code 121211)
  • Fruit or nut grower (ANZSCO code 121213)
  • Grain, oilseed or pasture grower (Aus) / field crop grower (NZ) (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)
  • Anaesthetist (ANZSCO code 253211)

Added to MLTSSL, removed from Regional Occupation List

  • Arts administrator or manager (ANZSCO code 139911)
  • Dancer or choreographer (ANZSCO code 211112)
  • Music director (ANZSCO code 211212)
  • Artistic director (ANZSCO code 212111)
  • Tennis coach (ANZSCO code 452316)
  • Footballer (ANZSCO code 452411)
  • Telecommunications network planner (ANZSCO code 313213)
  • Pressure welder (ANZSCO code 322312)

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