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2017 – 2018 Skilled Occupations List (SOL)

The 2017 – 2018 SOL (now the MLTSSL) has been published with a number of changes

The 2017 – 2018 Australian Skilled Occupations List (SOL) has been published with approximately 200 occupations being removed from what was the 2016 – 2017 SOL

The updated list is available below, in addition, to the 200 roles being removed the SOL has also had a name change with the list now being referred to as (its a mouthful!) the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL). See here for the list of jobs removed from the previous 2016 – 2017 SOL.

From 19 April 2017, the CSOL list has also received a name change and will now be referred to as STSOL (Short-term skilled occupation list)

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Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)

Please note that the ‘note’ references are not in order as we have sorted the list in alphabetical order to make it easier to navigate.

OCCUPATIONANZSCO CODECOUNTRYASSESSING AUTHORITY
Accountant (General) (See Note 5)221111AllCPA/ICAA/IPA
Actuary224111AllVETASSESS
Aeronautical Engineer233911AllEngineers Australia
Agricultural Consultant234111AllVETASSESS
Agricultural Engineer233912AllEngineers Australia
Agricultural Scientist234112AllVETASSESS
Airconditioning & Mechanical Services Plumber334112AllTRA
Airconditioning & Refrigeration Mechanic342111AllTRA
Anaesthetist253211AllMedical Board of Australia
Analyst Programmer261311AllACS
Architect232111AllAACA
Audiologist252711AllVETASSESS
Automotive Electrician321111AllTRA
Barrister271111AllSLAA
Biomedical Engineer233913AllEngineers Australia
Boat Builder & Repairer399111AllTRA
Bricklayer331111AllTRA
Cabinetmaker394111AllTRA
Cardiologist253312AllMedical Board of Australia
Cardiothoracic Surgeon253512AllMedical Board of Australia
Carpenter331212AllTRA
Carpenter & Joiner331211AllTRA
Cartographer232213AllVETASSESS
Chef (See Note 11 and Note 24)351311AllTRA
Chemical Engineer (See Note 25)233111AllEngineers Australia
Child Care Centre Manager134111AllTRA
Chiropractor252111AllCCEA
Civil Engineer233211AllEngineers Australia
Civil Engineering Draftsperson312211AllEngineers Australia/ VETASSESS
Civil Engineering Technician (See Note 25)312212AllVETASSESS
Clinical Haematologist253313AllMedical Board of Australia
Clinical Psychologist272311AllAPS
Computer Network & Systems Engineer263111AllACS
Construction Project Manager133111AllVETASSESS
Dermatologist253911AllMedical Board of Australia
Developer Programmer261312AllACS
Diagnostic & Interventional Radiologist253917AllMedical Board of Australia
Diesel Motor Mechanic321212AllTRA
Drainer334113AllTRA
Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher241111AllAITSL
Educational Psychologist272312AllAPS
Electrical Engineer233311AllEngineers Australia
Electrical Engineering Draftsperson312311AllEngineers Australia
Electrical Engineering Technician312312AllTRA
Electrical Linesworker  (See Note 25)342211AllTRA
Electrician (General)341111AllTRA
Electrician (Special Class)341112AllTRA
Electronic Equipment Trades Worker342313AllTRA
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)342314AllTRA
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class)342315AllTRA
Electronics Engineer (See Note 25)233411AllEngineers Australia
Emergency Medicine Specialist253912AllMedical Board of Australia
Endocrinologist253315AllMedical Board of Australia
Engineering Manager133211AllEngineers Australia/AIM
Engineering Technologist233914AllEngineers Australia
Environmental Engineer233915AllEngineers Australia
External Auditor221213AllCPA/ICAA/IPA
Fibrous Plasterer333211AllTRA
Fitter (General)323211AllTRA
Fitter & Turner323212AllTRA
Fitter-Welder323213AllTRA
Forester234113AllVETASSESS
Gasfitter334114AllTRA
Gastroenterologist253316AllMedical Board of Australia
General Practitioner253111AllMedical Board of Australia
Geotechnical Engineer233212AllEngineers Australia
Glazier333111AllTRA
ICT Business Analyst261111AllACS
Industrial Engineer (See Note 25)233511AllEngineers Australia
Intensive Care Specialist253317AllMedical Board of Australia
Internal Auditor221214AllVETASSESS
Joiner331213AllTRA
Land Economist224511AllVETASSESS
Landscape Architect232112AllVETASSESS
Lift Mechanic341113AllTRA
Locksmith323313AllTRA
Management Accountant221112AllCPA/ICAA/IPA
Materials Engineer (See Note 25)233112AllEngineers Australia
Mechanical Engineer233512AllEngineers Australia
Medical Administrator (See Note 25)134211AllVETASSESS
Medical Diagnostic Radiographer251211AllAIR
Medical Laboratory Scientist234611AllAIMS
Medical Oncologist253314AllMedical Board of Australia
Medical Practitioners (nec)253999AllMedical Board of Australia
Medical Radiation Therapist251212AllAIR
Metal Fabricator322311AllTRA
Metal Machinist (First Class)323214AllTRA
Midwife254111AllANMAC
Motor Mechanic (General)321211AllTRA
Motorcycle Mechanic321213AllTRA
Naval Architect233916AllEngineers Australia
Neurologist253318AllMedical Board of Australia
Neurosurgeon253513AllMedical Board of Australia
Nuclear Medicine Technologist251213AllANZSNM
Nurse Practitioner254411AllANMAC
Nursing Clinical Director134212AllANMAC
Obstetrician & Gynaecologist253913AllMedical Board of Australia
Occupational Therapist252411AllOTC
Ophthalmologist253914AllMedical Board of Australia
Optometrist251411AllOCANZ
Organisational Psychologist272313AllAPS
Orthopaedic Surgeon253514AllMedical Board of Australia
Orthotist or Prosthetist251912AllVETASSESS
Osteopath252112AllANZOC
Other Spatial Scientist232214AllVETASSESS
Otorhinolaryngologist253515AllMedical Board of Australia
Paediatric Surgeon253516AllMedical Board of Australia
Paediatrician253321AllMedical Board of Australia
Painting Trades Workers332211AllTRA
Panelbeater324111AllTRA
Pathologist253915AllMedical Board of Australia
Physicist (Medical Physicist only)234914AllACPSEM
Physiotherapist252511AllAPC
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon253517AllMedical Board of Australia
Plumber (General)334111AllTRA
Podiatrist252611AllAPodC/ANZPAC
Pressure Welder (See Note 25)322312AllTRA
Primary Health Organisation Manager134213AllVETASSESS
Production Manager (Mining) (See Note 25)133513AllVETASSESS
Production or Plant Engineer (See Note 25)233513AllEngineers Australia
Project Builder (See Note 25)133112AllVETASSESS
Psychiatrist253411AllMedical Board of Australia
Psychologists (nec)272399AllAPS
Psychotherapist272314AllVETASSESS
Quantity Surveyor233213AllAIQS
Radiation Oncologist253918AllMedical Board of Australia
Radio Communications Technician313211AllTRA
Registered Nurse (Aged Care)254412AllANMAC
Registered Nurse (Child & Family Health)254413AllANMAC
Registered Nurse (Community Health)254414AllANMAC
Registered Nurse (Critical Care & Emergency)254415AllANMAC
Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)254416AllANMAC
Registered Nurse (Disability & Rehabilitation)254417AllANMAC
Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)254421AllANMAC
Registered Nurse (Medical)254418AllANMAC
Registered Nurse (Mental Health)254422AllANMAC
Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)254425AllANMAC
Registered Nurse (Perioperative)254423AllANMAC
Registered Nurse (Surgical)254424AllANMAC
Registered Nurses (nec)254499AllANMAC
Renal Medicine Specialist253322AllMedical Board of Australia
Rheumatologist253323AllMedical Board of Australia
Roof Plumber334115AllTRA
Secondary School Teacher241411AllAITSL
Sheetmetal Trades Worker322211AllTRA
Ship’s Engineer (See Note 25)231212AllAMSA
Ship’s Master (See Note 25)231213AllAMSA
Ship’s Officer (See Note 25)231214AllAMSA
Shipwright399112AllTRA
Small Engine Mechanic321214AllTRA
Social Worker272511AllAASW
Software Engineer261313AllACS
Solicitor271311AllSLAA
Solid Plasterer333212AllTRA
Sonographer251214AllAIR
Special Education Teachers (nec)241599AllAITSL
Special Needs Teacher241511AllAITSL
Specialist Physician (General Medicine)253311AllMedical Board of Australia
Specialist Physicians (nec)253399AllMedical Board of Australia
Speech Pathologist252712AllSPA
Stonemason (See Note 25)331112AllTRA
Structural Engineer233214AllEngineers Australia
Surgeon (General)253511AllMedical Board of Australia
Surveyor232212AllSSSI
Systems Analyst261112AllACS
Taxation Accountant221113AllCPA/ICAA/IPA
Teacher of the Hearing Impaired241512AllAITSL
Teacher of the Sight Impaired241513AllAITSL
Technical Cable Jointer342212AllTRA
Telecommunications Engineer263311AllEngineers Australia
Telecommunications Field Engineer313212AllEngineers Australia
Telecommunications Network Engineer263312AllEngineers Australia
Telecommunications Network Planner (See Note 25)313213AllEngineers Australia
Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist313214AllEngineers Australia
Thoracic Medicine Specialist253324AllMedical Board of Australia
Transport Engineer233215AllEngineers Australia
Urologist253518AllMedical Board of Australia
Valuer224512AllVETASSESS
Vascular Surgeon253521AllMedical Board of Australia
Veterinarian234711AllAVBC
Wall & Floor Tiler333411AllTRA
Welder (First Class)322313AllTRA
Welfare Centre Manager134214AllACWA/VETASSESS


SCHEDULE 2

Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)

From 19 April 2017, the CSOL list has also received a name change and will now be referred to as STSOL (Short-term skilled occupation list).

Column AColumn BColumn CColumn D
OCCUPATIONANZSCO CODECOUNTRYASSESSING AUTHORITY
Chief Executive or Managing Director (See Note 17)111111AllAIM
Corporate General Manager (See Note 17)111211AllAIM
Aquaculture Farmer (See Note 12 and Note 26)121111AllVETASSESS
Cotton Grower(See Note 12 and Note 26)121211AllVETASSESS
Flower Grower (See Note 12 and Note 26)121212AllVETASSESS
Fruit or Nut Grower (See Note 12 and Note 26)121213AllVETASSESS
Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Grower (Aus) / Field Crop Grower (NZ) (See Note 12 and Note 26)121214AllVETASSESS
Grape Grower (See Note 12 and Note 26)121215AllVETASSESS
Mixed Crop Farmer (See Note 12 and Note 26)121216AllVETASSESS
Sugar Cane Grower (See Note 12 and Note 26)121217AllVETASSESS
Vegetable Grower (Aus) / Market Gardener (NZ) (See Note 12 and Note 26)121221AllVETASSESS
Crop Farmers (nec) (See Note 12 and Note 26)121299AllVETASSESS
Apiarist (See Note 12 and Note 26)121311AllVETASSESS
Beef Cattle Farmer (See Note 12 and Note 26)121312AllVETASSESS
Dairy Cattle Farmer (See Note 12 and Note 26)121313AllVETASSESS
Horse Breeder (See Note 12 and Note 26)121316AllVETASSESS
Mixed Livestock Farmer (See Note 12 and Note 26)121317AllVETASSESS
Pig Farmer (See Note 12 and Note 26)121318AllVETASSESS
Poultry Farmer (See Note 12 and Note 26)121321AllVETASSESS
Sheep Farmer (See Note 12 and Note 26)121322AllVETASSESS
Livestock  Farmers (nec) (See Note 12 and Note 26)121399AllVETASSESS
Mixed Crop & Livestock Farmer
(See Note 12 and Note 26)
121411AllVETASSESS
Sales & Marketing Manager (See Note 10)131112AllAIM
Advertising Manager131113AllAIM
Corporate Services Manager (See Note 18)132111AllVETASSESS
Finance Manager (See Note 20)132211AllCPAA/ICAA/IPA
Human Resource Manager132311AllAIM
Manufacturer133411AllVETASSESS
Production Manager (Forestry) (See Note 26)133511AllVETASSESS
Supply and Distribution Manager (See Note 23)133611AllAIM
Health & Welfare Services Managers (nec)134299AllVETASSESS
School Principal134311AllVETASSESS
Faculty Head134411AllVETASSESS
Education Managers (nec)134499AllVETASSESS
Chief Information Officer135111AllACS
ICT Project Manager (See Note 20)135112

 

AllACS
ICT Managers (nec)135199AllACS
Arts Administrator or Manager139911AllVETASSESS
Environmental Manager139912AllVETASSESS
Laboratory Manager139913AllVETASSESS
Quality Assurance Manager139914AllVETASSESS
Specialist Managers (nec)
except:
a.       Ambassadorb.      Archbishopc.       Bishop
139999AllVETASSESS
Cafe or Restaurant Manager
(See Note 3 and Note 24)
141111AllVETASSESS
Hotel or Motel Manager
(See Note 19)
141311AllVETASSESS
Accommodation & Hospitality Managers (nec)141999AllVETASSESS
Hair or Beauty Salon Manager (See Note 13)142114AllVETASSESS
Post Office Manager142115AllVETASSESS
Fitness Centre Manager149112AllVETASSESS
Sports Centre Manager149113AllVETASSESS
Customer Service Manager
(See Note 10)
149212AllVETASSESS
Conference & Event Organiser
(See Note 9)
149311AllVETASSESS
Fleet Manager149411AllVETASSESS
Transport Company Manager
(See Note 16)
149413AllVETASSESS
Facilities Manager (See Note 8)149913AllVETASSESS
Equipment Hire Manager149915AllVETASSESS
Dancer or Choreographer211112AllVETASSESS
Musician (Instrumental)211213AllVETASSESS
Photographer211311AllVETASSESS
Visual Arts & Crafts Professionals (nec)211499AllVETASSESS
Book or Script Editor212212AllVETASSESS
Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage)212312AllVETASSESS
Film & Video Editor212314AllVETASSESS
Program Director (Television or Radio)212315AllVETASSESS
Stage Manager212316AllVETASSESS
Technical Director212317AllVETASSESS
Video Producer212318AllVETASSESS
Copywriter212411AllVETASSESS
Newspaper or Periodical Editor212412AllVETASSESS
Print Journalist212413AllVETASSESS
Technical Writer212415AllVETASSESS
Television Journalist212416AllVETASSESS
Journalists & Other Writers (nec)212499AllVETASSESS
Company Secretary221211AllVETASSESS
Commodities Trader222111AllVETASSESS
Finance Broker222112AllVETASSESS
Insurance Broker222113AllVETASSESS
Financial Brokers (nec)222199AllVETASSESS
Financial Market Dealer222211AllVETASSESS
Stockbroking Dealer222213AllVETASSESS
Financial Dealers (nec)222299AllVETASSESS
Financial Investment Adviser222311AllVETASSESS
Financial Investment Manager222312AllVETASSESS
Recruitment Consultant
(see Note 23
)
223112AllVETASSESS
ICT Trainer223211AllACS
Mathematician224112AllVETASSESS
Statistician224113AllVETASSESS
Gallery or Museum Curator224212AllVETASSESS
Health Information Manager224213AllVETASSESS
Records Manager224214AllVETASSESS
Economist224311AllVETASSESS
Librarian224611AllVETASSESS
Management Consultant
(See Note 21
)
224711AllVETASSESS
Organisation & Methods Analyst224712AllVETASSESS
Patents Examiner224914AllVETASSESS
Information and Organisation Professionals (nec) (See Note 20)224999AllVETASSESS
Advertising Specialist (See Note 20)225111AllVETASSESS
Marketing Specialist (See Note 10)225113AllVETASSESS
ICT Account Manager225211AllVETASSESS
ICT Business Development Manager225212AllVETASSESS
ICT Sales Representative225213VETASSESS
Public Relations Professional225311AllVETASSESS
Technical Sales Representatives (nec) including, but not limited to, education sales representatives (See Note 15)225499AllVETASSESS
Fashion Designer232311AllVETASSESS
Industrial Designer232312AllVETASSESS
Jewellery Designer232313AllVETASSESS
Graphic Designer (See Note 20)232411AllVETASSESS
Illustrator232412AllVETASSESS
Web Designer232414AllVETASSESS
Interior Designer232511AllVETASSESS
Urban & Regional Planner232611AllVETASSESS
Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)233611AllEngineers Australia
Engineering Professionals (nec)233999AllEngineers Australia
Chemist234211AllVETASSESS
Wine Maker (See Note 26)234213AllVETASSESS
Environmental Consultant234312AllVETASSESS
Environmental Research Scientist234313AllVETASSESS
Environmental Scientists (nec)234399AllVETASSESS
Geologist234411AllVETASSESS
Botanist234515AllVETASSESS
Marine Biologist234516AllVETASSESS
Zoologist234518AllVETASSESS
Conservator234911AllVETASSESS
Meteorologist234913AllVETASSESS
Physicist234914AllVETASSESS
Primary School Teacher241213AllAITSL
Middle School Teacher (Aus) / Intermediate School Teacher (NZ)241311AllAITSL
University Lecturer (Suitable for the position of Research Associate or Research Fellow in a University) (See Note 20)242111AllVETASSESS
University Tutor242112AllVETASSESS
Education Adviser249111AllVETASSESS
Art Teacher (Private Tuition)249211AllVETASSESS
Dance Teacher (Private Tuition)249212AllVETASSESS
Music Teacher (Private Tuition)249214AllVETASSESS
Private Tutors & Teachers (nec)249299AllVETASSESS
Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages249311AllVETASSESS
Dietitian251111AllDAA
Nutritionist251112AllVETASSESS
Occupational Health and Safety Adviser251312AllVETASSESS
Orthoptist251412AllVETASSESS
Hospital Pharmacist251511AllAPharmC
Industrial Pharmacist251512AllVETASSESS
Retail Pharmacist251513AllAPharmC
Health Promotion Officer251911AllVETASSESS
Health Diagnostic & Promotion Professionals (nec)251999AllVETASSESS
Acupuncturist252211AllVETASSESS
Naturopath252213AllVETASSESS
Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner252214AllChinese Medicine Board Of Australia
Complementary Health Therapists (nec)252299AllVETASSESS
Dental Specialist252311AllADC
Dentist252312AllADC
Resident Medical Officer253112AllMedical Board of Australia
Nurse Educator254211AllANMAC/VETASSESS
Nurse Manager254311AllANMAC/VETASSESS
Multimedia Specialist261211AllACS
Software Tester (See Note 20)261314AllACS
Software & Applications  Programmers (nec)261399AllACS
Database Administrator262111AllACS
ICT Security Specialist262112AllACS
Systems Administrator262113AllACS
Network Administrator263112AllACS
Network Analyst263113AllACS
ICT Quality Assurance Engineer263211AllACS
ICT Support Engineer (see Note 20)263212AllACS
ICT Systems Test Engineer (See Note 20)263213AllACS
Judicial & Other Legal Professionals (nec)271299AllVETASSESS
Careers Counsellor272111AllVETASSESS
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor272112AllVETASSESS
Family & Marriage Counsellor272113AllVETASSESS
Rehabilitation Counsellor272114AllVETASSESS
Student Counsellor272115AllVETASSESS
Counsellors (nec)272199AllVETASSESS
Minister of Religion (See Note 4)272211AllVETASSESS
Interpreter272412AllNAATI
Social Professionals (nec)272499AllVETASSESS
Recreation Officer272612AllVETASSESS
Welfare Worker272613AllACWA
Agricultural Technician (See Note 26)311111AllVETASSESS
Anaesthetic Technician311211AllVETASSESS
Cardiac Technician311212AllVETASSESS
Medical Laboratory Technician311213AllAIMS
Pharmacy Technician311215AllVETASSESS
Medical Technicians (nec)311299AllVETASSESS
Meat Inspector311312AllVETASSESS
Primary Products Inspectors (nec) (See Note 26)311399AllVETASSESS
Chemistry Technician311411AllVETASSESS
Earth Science Technician311412AllVETASSESS
Life Science Technician311413AllVETASSESS
Science Technicians (nec)311499AllVETASSESS
Architectural Draftsperson312111AllVETASSESS
Building Associate312112AllVETASSESS
Building Inspector312113AllVETASSESS
Architectural, Building & Surveying Technicians (nec)312199AllVETASSESS
Mechanical Engineering Technician (See Note 22)312512AllTRA
Metallurgical or Materials Technician312912AllVETASSESS
Mine Deputy312913AllVETASSESS
Hardware Technician313111AllTRA
ICT Customer Support Officer313112AllTRA
Web Administrator313113AllACS
Farrier322113AllTRA
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)323112AllTRA
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures)323113AllTRA
Textile, Clothing  & Footwear Mechanic323215AllTRA
Metal Fitters & Machinists (nec)323299AllTRA
Precision Instrument Maker & Repairer323314AllTRA
Watch & Clock Maker & Repairer323316AllTRA
Toolmaker323412AllTRA
Vehicle Body Builder324211AllTRA
Vehicle Trimmer324212AllTRA
Roof Tiler333311AllTRA
Business Machine Mechanic342311AllTRA
Cabler (Data & Telecommunications)342411AllTRA
Telecommunications Linesworker342413AllTRA
Baker (See Note 7)351111AllTRA
Pastrycook (See Note 7)351112AllTRA
Cook (See Note 11 and Note 24)351411AllTRA
Dog Handler or Trainer361111AllVETASSESS
Animal Attendants & Trainers (nec) (See Note 6)361199AllVETASSESS
Veterinary Nurse361311AllVETASSESS
Florist362111AllTRA
Gardener (General)362211AllTRA
Arborist362212AllTRA
Landscape Gardener362213AllTRA
Greenkeeper362311AllTRA
Hairdresser (See Note 20)391111AllTRA
Print Finisher392111AllTRA
Printing Machinist392311AllTRA
Upholsterer393311AllTRA
Furniture Finisher394211AllTRA
Picture Framer394212AllTRA
Wood Machinist394213AllTRA
Wood Machinists & Other Wood Trades Workers (nec)394299AllTRA
Chemical Plant Operator399211AllTRA
Power Generation Plant Operator399213AllTRA
Library Technician399312AllVETASSESS
Jeweller399411AllTRA
Camera Operator (Film, Television or Video)399512AllTRA
Make Up Artist399514AllTRA
Sound Technician399516AllTRA
Performing Arts Technicians (nec)399599AllVETASSESS
Signwriter399611AllTRA
Ambulance Officer411111AllVETASSESS
Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic411112AllVETASSESS
Dental Technician411213AllTRA
Diversional Therapist411311AllVETASSESS
Enrolled Nurse411411AllANMAC
Massage Therapist (See Note 14)411611AllVETASSESS
Community Worker411711AllVETASSESS
Disabilities Services Officer411712AllVETASSESS
Family Support Worker411713AllVETASSESS
Residential Care Officer411715AllVETASSESS
Youth Worker411716AllVETASSESS
Diving Instructor (Open Water)452311AllVETASSESS
Gymnastics Coach or Instructor452312AllVETASSESS
Horse Riding Coach or Instructor452313AllVETASSESS
Snowsport Instructor452314AllVETASSESS
Swimming Coach or Instructor452315AllVETASSESS
Tennis Coach452316AllVETASSESS
Other Sports Coach or Instructor452317AllVETASSESS
Sports Development Officer452321AllVETASSESS
Footballer452411AllVETASSESS
Sportspersons (nec)452499AllVETASSESS
Contract Administrator (See Note 20)511111AllVETASSESS
Program or Project Administrator511112AllVETASSESS
Insurance Loss Adjuster599612AllVETASSESS
Insurance Agent611211AllVETASSESS
Property Manager612112AllVETASSESS
Real Estate Agency Principal612113AllVETASSESS
Real Estate Agent612114AllVETASSESS
Real Estate Representative612115AllVETASSESS

 

 

 

3  Notes

Repeal the Notes, substitute:

NOTES

For Schedule 1 and Schedule 2

Note 1.    ANZSCO means the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and current as at
1 July 2016.

Note 2.    nec means “not elsewhere classified”.

Note 3.    In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes positions in a limited service restaurant.  A limited service restaurant includes, but is not limited to, any of the following:

  1. a) fast food or takeaway food services;
  2. b) fast casual restaurants;
  3. c) drinking establishments that offer only a limited food service;
  4. d) limited service cafes including, but not limited to, coffee shops or mall cafes;
  5. e) limited service pizza restaurants.

Note 4.    Minister of Religion is specified as a skilled occupation only for the purposes of paragraph 2.72B(3)(b) of the Regulations, and only in relation to an application for a Subclass 407 (Training) visa. Minister of Religion is not specified as a skilled occupation in relation to any other visa subclass, despite paragraphs 2, 5, 6 and 8.

Note 5.    In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes any of the following:

  1. a) clerical, book keeper and accounting clerk positions;
  2. b) positions in a business that have an annual turnover of less than
    AUD 1 million;
  3. c) positions in a business that have fewer than five employees.

Note 6.    In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes positions related  to animal husbandry including, but not limited to, caring for livestock on a farm setting.

Note 7.    In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes positions related to mass or standardised production, including positions based in a franchise or factory, as opposed to specialist production. Positions excluded, but not limited to the following exclusions, are any of the following:

  1. a) positions that involve full or partial production of food product for distribution to another location;
  2. b) positions that predominantly involve the use of pre-prepared food product from another location.

Note 8.   In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes any of the following:

  1. a) positions that are not located in a commercial building or shopping centre environment;
  2. b) positions that predominately involve the management of the provision of only one particular service to a facility or managing one particular relationship.

Example:    a position that manages the cleaning contract for a facility but not other contracts relevant to the facility.

Note 9.   In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes any of the following:

  1. a) positions in a business that have an annual turnover of less than AUD 1 million;
  2. b) positions that have a nominated base salary of less than AUD 65,000.

 

 

Note 10: In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes any of the following:

  1. a) positions based in a front-line retail setting;
  2. b) positions that predominately involve direct client transactional interaction on a regular basis;
  3. c) positions in a business that have an annual turnover of less than AUD 1 million;
  4. d) positions that have a nominated base salary of less than AUD 65,000.

Note 11.  In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes positions involved in mass production in a factory setting and positions in a limited service restaurant.  A limited service restaurant includes, but is not limited to, any of the following:

  1. a) fast food or takeaway food services;
  2. b) fast casual restaurants;
  3. c) drinking establishments that offer only a limited food service;
  4. d) limited service cafes including, but not limited to, coffee shops or mall cafes;
  5. e) limited service pizza restaurants.

Note 12.  In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes positions that predominantly involve low-skilled tasks.

Examples:    fruit picking or packing, feeding of livestock or animals

Note 13:  In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes any of the following:

  1. a) positions that predominately involve hair dressing and/or beauty therapy related non-managerial tasks; or
  2. b) positions in a business that employ fewer than five employees.

 

 

Note 14:  In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes any of the following:

  1. a) non full-time positions;
  2. b) positions that are not based in a therapeutic setting;
  3. c) positions involving the provision of  non-medical relaxation massage.

Note 15:   In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes any of the following:

  1. a) positions that are based in a front-line retail setting;
  2. b) positions that are based in a call centre and do not require a significant technical knowledge of products;
  3. c) positions that predominantly involve selling educational courses to individual students;
  4. d) positions that have a nominated base salary of less than AUD 65,000.

Note 16:   In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes any of the following:

  1. a) truck driver positions;
  2. b) fleet manager positions;
  3. c) container controller positions;
  4. d) positions in a business that have an annual turnover of less than AUD 1 million;
  5. e) positions in a business that have fewer than five employees.

Note 17:   In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes any one of the following:

  1. a) positions in a business that have an annual turnover of less than AUD 1 million;
  2. b) positions in a business that have fewer than five employees;
  3. c) positions that have a nominated base salary of less than AUD 90,000.

Note 18:   In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes any one of the following:

  1. a) positions in a business that have an annual turnover of less than AUD 1 million;
  2. b) positions in a business that have fewer than five employees;
  3. c) positions that have a nominated base salary of less than AUD 80,000.

Note 19:   In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes positions that predominately involve  responsibility for managing hotel or motel staff.  The specification does not exclude positions that predominately involve responsibility for organising and controlling the operations of a hotel or motel that may have limited duties requiring management of hotel or motel staff but is not the main function of the position.

Note 20:   In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes positions that do not require a minimum of two years relevant work experience.

Note 21:   In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes any of the following:

  1. a) positions in a business that have an annual turnover of less than AUD 1 million;
  2. b) positions in a business that have fewer than five employees.

Note 22:   In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes positions relating to mobile phone repairs.

Note 23:   In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification excludes any of the following:

  1. a) positions in a business with an annual turnover of less than AUD 1 million;
  2. b) positions in a business with fewer than five employees;
  3. c) positions that have a nominated base salary of less than AUD 65,000.

Note 24:   In relation to specifications of occupations for Subclass 186 – Employer Nomination Scheme visa, for the purposes of sub-subparagraph 5.19(4)(h)(i)(A) of the Regulations, indicates that, despite paragraph 6, for an application for approval of a nomination for a Subclass 186 visa, the occupation excludes positions in Fast Food or Takeaway Food Service.

Note 25:    These occupations are specified as a skilled occupation only in relation to an application for a visa listed below. These occupations are not specified as a skilled occupation in relation to any other visa subclass, despite paragraphs 2, 5, 6 and 8.

  • subclass 189 Skilled Independent visa
  • subclass 485 Temporary Graduate visa
  • subclass 489 Skilled Regional (Provisional), if the applicant is not nominated by a State or Territory government agency.

Note 26: (1) These occupations are specified as a skilled occupation only in relation to an application for a visa or an application for approval of a nomination for a visa listed below. These occupations are not specified as a skilled occupation in relation to any other visa subclass, despite paragraphs 3, 4, 5 and 8.

  • subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa
  • subclass 186 – Employer Nomination Scheme visa
  • subclass 489 – Skilled-Regional(Provisional) visa, if the applicant is nominated by a State or Territory government agency.

(2)  In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, despite paragraph 2 of this instrument, for the purposes of paragraph 2.72(10)(aa) of the Regulations, the specification only includes positions located in regional Australia.

(Regional Australia is defined in subregulation 5.19(7) of the Migration Regulations 1994.)

Acronym table

The acronyms used to refer to an Assessing Authority mean:

AcronymExpanded meanings
AACAArchitects Accreditation Council of Australia Inc
AASWAustralian Association of Social Workers
ACOPRA/APCAustralian Council of Physiotherapy Regulating Authorities Ltd/Australian Physiotherapy Council
ACPSEMAustralasian College of Physical Scientist and Engineers in Medicine
ACSAustralian Computer Society
ACWAAustralian Community Workers Association
ADCAustralian Dental Council
AIMAustralian Institute of Management
AIMSAustralian Institute of Medical Scientists
AIQSAustralian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
AIRAustralian Institute of Radiography
AITSLAustralian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership
AMSAAustralian Maritime Safety Authority
ANMACAustralian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council
ANZOCAustralian and New Zealand Osteopathic Council (Name changed to Australasian Osteopathic Accreditation Council from 6 August 2014)
ANZSNMAustralian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine
APharmCAustralian Pharmacy Council
APodC/ANZPACAustralian Podiatry Council/Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council Inc.
APSAustralian Psychological Society
AVBCAustralasian Veterinary Boards Council Inc.
CASACivil Aviation Safety Authority
CCEACouncil on Chiropractic Education Australasia Inc.
CPAACertified Practising Accountants Australia
DAADieticians Association of Australia
Engineers AustraliaInstitution of Engineers, Australia
ICAAInstitute of Chartered Accountants of Australia (Name changed to Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand from 31 December 2014)
IPAInstitute of Public Accountants
NAATINational Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters
OCANZOptometry Council of Australia and New Zealand
OTCOccupational Therapy Council
SLAAState Legal Admission Authority
SPASpeech Pathology Association of Australia
SSSISurveying and Spatial Sciences Institute
TRATrades Recognition Australia
VETASSESSVocational Education and Training Assessment Services

 

 

 

 

Written by Mark

As the founder of Getting Down Under, Mark is passionate about demystifying the process associated with a move to Australia.
Having launched Getting Down Under in early January 2006 and made the move to Australia from the UK in the same year, Mark continues to share resources and support for those looking for assitance, Getting Down Under.

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  2. Dear Mark,

    In the CSOL available on the dip website the electronics engineer is not available even though it is available in the MLTSSL list . Can this be the reason that it reached its ceiling value? Your expert opinion will be highly regarded.

    Apart from this these 16 occupation which were not removed but given restricted for some visas class ? What is your prediction for their future in 2017 ~2018 list.

    Thanks in advance

    Regards

    Max khan

    • Hi Max, the reason it has reached its ceiling is because all the places allocated for the 2016-2017 migration year have been utilised. There is no link between the ceilings and the lists the occupations appear on. As for my prediction. I think it is highly likely that some of the flagged occupations will be removed, however beyond that, it’s very difficult to say as it would be simply speculation at this time.

  3. Mark,

    Can you please let me know when can we expect the new MLTSSL list for the year 2017-2018.

    Best,

  4. Hi Mark,

    I’m a Sales & Marketing Manager for an Italian winery in Asia currently, I’m thinking about applying for Marketing Specialist 225113 in Australia, I’m wondering if there’s a limitation to the industries for this job, can wine marketing/trading be included?

    Thank you so much!
    Chen

  5. Hi Mark

    Please can you tell me that where I can get details requirements against each category like the education, experience ilets score extra so that I can choose the best one to which I ful fill the requirements

  6. Hi Mark,
    What are the chances for electronics engineer & telecommunication engineer to be on 2017- 2018 SOL?

    Thank you.

      • Thank you for your prompt reply.

        i can see that Electronics engineer is flagged but what are the chances for telecommunication engineer?

        • Hi mate. Well, there has been no indicators that the occupation will be removed so I would hope that it stays.

          Keep in mind though that nothing is guaranteed in this space. The Australian Immigration department are known to change things without warning.

          • I’m confused. Is this the MLTSSL for July 2017 to July 2018 or not? Because on one hand, this says to be the MLTSSL 2017-2018, but on the other hand, there are all those flagged occupations for 2017-2018 that appear on this MLTSSL 2017-2018 and you are expressing some concerns they may not be on the MLTSSL 17-18.

          • Sorry for any confusion Jason. This is the current list (at time of typing) however the list is going to be updated (again) between now and the 1st July.

            We’ll update this list as the Australian Immigration department updates theirs.

  7. Hi Mark,
    Thanks for the reply but to specific 39.4 years will be considered in 32-39 (inclusive) or 40-44 (inclusive) .In which categogry it will fall.

  8. Hi Mark,
    My DOB is 15 -07-1978,so if i apply in the month of july for skill asessment ,as per point calculation shall get 25 points or 15 point.
    please share the reference point if any.

    • Hi Inder, Your visa application will be assessed on your points at the time of invitation so the number of points will be governed by the date when you receive an invitation following lodgement of your EOI.

  9. Hi,
    I loged an EOI as an External Auditor (221213), but in this new MTSSL this occupation is not listed, will it have an impact on my invitation chances? Will I need to change my nominated occupation to that of a Gerneral Accountant(221111)?
    Thank You.

    • Yes Sudan, you will need an occupation on the MTSSL, without you will not receive an invitation.

      All the best

      Mark

  10. Hi Mark,

    Its really nice to see such a crisp n quick replies from u for all queries! Really appreciated!
    Im a electronic n telecomm engineer and have 11 years exp in software engineering..
    Whts the best suited role for me as per SOL?
    Also would like to understand from a PR process perspective.. from where to start?
    Im little confused n like to know whr to start..
    skill assessment – wht i need to do for this? Any agency will help me in getting this done?
    EOI – when can i apply this? After skill assessment or even i can do it first and skill assessment can be later?
    My spouse is a MBA Finanace.. will it help me to get additional 5 points?
    Visa type- whoch visa suitable for my profile 189 or 190?
    Sorry for such a long writing.. but trying to get my confusion clear.. thanks in advance!

    • Hi Ashie, give this article a go with regards to completing your EOI

      https://gettingdownunder.com/job-australian-sol-what-next/

      With regards to the best-suited role. Best way to check this is to google the name of the occupations you are interested in, followed by the anzsco code listed on the occupations iist

      Eg

      Software Engineer 261313 will bring up the top result for the abs website which define the key tasks and criteria associated with each role.

      The software engineer example I mentioned earlier will bring up this result

      Use this approach to check multiple occupations you think might be a fit and then identify the job that will be the best fit for you.

      Your spouses MBA will not help you get an extra 5 points (usually the occupation of your spouse will, not their qualifications).

      Hope this helps. Please post in our forums if you have extra questions as it helps me keep a better track in there :)

  11. Hi
    My occuption is on the STSOL; my agent is telling me to apply 189 visa; is that possible ? if not , what are my options?

    i am Aircraft maintenance engineer.

    • Hi Med, you will need a job on the MLTSSL to be able to qualify for one of the permanent visas like the 189 visa. If you were wanting to go down the skilled stream then you will be limited o the shorter term options available under the TSS visa scheme.

  12. Hi Mark,

    The list published after 17 April, will changes will the occupations be removed.
    Cartographer is a Flagged occupation will it be remove or added

    • Ashu, I have no idea, we should find out in the net few weeks when the updated list is published.

      • Hi Mark,

        Thank you for the Crisp reply.
        Can you please let me know if the final list for 201-2018 has been published along with the Quota for each category.
        Thanks,

  13. Hi mark
    I was wondering if an applicant has a good chance of getting invited if he has an occupation from stsol ? or will each state in Australia come up with a separate occupation list ??

    Also when should an applicant send an eoi to dibp (have they started accepting EOIs according to new rules 20 april 2017)
    Please guide me
    Thank you

    • Hi Ajay, only one STSOL is published across all states however each state may choose which of these roles they choose to sponsor. EOI’s can be registered at any time and remain valid for a period of two years.

  14. Hi Mark,

    I have submitted my EOI with 65 points in Feb 2017 for 189 Visa as Engineering Technologist and waiting for the invite. I would like to know on the possibilities of getting additional 5 partner points to better my chances of an early invite in July. My spouse has done B.Sc in Zoology and Masters in Marine Biology. I see the occupation “Marine Biologist” listed in the STSOL. My occupation Engineering Technologist also appear in STSOL. Can I go with the skill assessment for her with her qualification? She has has no relevant working experience though. Please suggest. Thanks in advance.

    • Hi Nikhil, the 189 Visa is a permanent residency visa, however, the STSOL is a Short Term Skilled Occupations List designed to support short-term 2 – 4-year visa assignments. Your occupation is on the MLTSSL (Medium Long Term list) however your spouses (as you rightly state) is on the short term visa list. On this basis, I’m unsure if you will be able to use the fact your wife has an occupation on the STSOL to claim extra points for a PR visa. Probably best to check with the Aussie migration department to be sure. See the link here

  15. Hi mark
    I was wondering if an applicant has a good chance of getting invited if he has an occupation from stsol ? or will each state in Australia come up with a separate occupation list ??

    Also when should an applicant send an eoi to dibp (have they started accepting EOIs according to new rules 20 april 2017)
    Please guide me
    Thank you

  16. Hi Mark,

    I have Applied for Visa in the month of Oct 2016 but now as per new STSOL list my occupation is permanently removed will it impact my case and how much time is expected to get visa .

    Thanks in Advance
    Raj

  17. Hi Mark, Is it worth submitting a 186 application now for a job that will not be on the Medium skills after March 2018, but is currently in the short term list? I’m of the opinion that it will be rejected unless it’s processed before March 2018 which seems unrealistic given typical processing times. The job is Marketing Specialist. Thanks in advance.

    • I think you have almost answered your own question there Barney! I’m unsure where you are getting the information that the job won’t be on the list after March 2018 though as I’ve not aware of the updated lists being published at the time of typing…

  18. The list only specifies the occupations that will be in the SOL during 2017-2018. When will the occupation ceilings for this SOL be announced ?

    • Hi Mani, we expect the new occupation ceilings to be published in the next few weeks.

      • Thanks mark for the prompt response. Additionally, do you expect any reduction in the cut off score for the pro rata occupations particularly (external auditor) ? As during 2016-2017 remained it remained throughout at 70. My score currently is 65. Please guide

  19. Hi Mark, thanks for your post. I’m currently holding a 457 visa which was granted in July 2016. My occupation is Restaurant manager which in the Short term list from now on. So do I just need to work two years under the same position and then apply 186 – permanent resident visa as the change of 457 visa on 19th April will not affect people holding 457 visa prior 19th April? thank you

  20. Dear Mark

    Hi Mark, Thanks for updating

    I am preparing 189, 190 as an accountant

    Every year, there is a rumor, accountant will be removed from SOL

    According to your SOL Lists post, Accountant is still valid for 189 for the year ending June 2018?

    Regards
    Suchan

    • Hi Suchan, there has been a suggestion that a final review of this list will be undertaken before July 1, 2017, so I would wait until the list is 100% finalised before assuming that the Accountancy roles will remain. With that said, I don;t anticipate a significant change to this list, however, recent events have also taught be differently!

      • Thanks for kind Reply Mark
        Then what do u expect the quarter number for the next year’s round
        Positive or Negative ?

        Regards
        Suchan

  21. Hello sir , I have completed B.Sc. in chemistry recently. I just want to know that which subject i should pursue further in masters to get the job of chemistry technician.Is there any subject related to public health in SOL list????

    • Hi Hem, take a look here for the current list of skills, commensurate with the qualifications and experience for a chemistry technician. This should help you identify any skills you don’t currently possess and therefore the subjects to pursue to fill this gap.

      Hope this helps

  22. Hello sir ,i want to study masters of counselling which is coming under the short term occupation list and i am an international student. Would it be safe to invest in australia with the goal of settling there ?

    • Hi Erika, I wish I could answer that question however as I can’t be 100% sure I think you need to be comfortable with the options yourself before making the decision.

      As we have all seen this week, a lot can change in a very short time when it comes to Australian Migration

  23. Hi Mark,
    I have just initiated my 189 visa application with submission of my skill sets to skillselect.Iam a Mechanical Engineer and noticed that its appearing in the recently released MLTSSL.My Q is that can we expect a revised MLTSSL again in July’17 or the 19th April list would remain valid for 2017/18.

    • Hi Swaraj, all we know at this time is that the MLTSSL will be reviewed and a final version of the list will be published in time for the new migration year starting 1st July. At the time of typing, it’s difficult to tell what changes will be considered, unfortunately. For now, you have done the right thing by initiating your application.

      Best of luck!

  24. Hello sir , im an international student seeking to broaden my horizons by coming to australia. My occupation is now coming in the short term skilled list. Is it still a safe bet to apply to australia with the dream of settling there one day ?

    • Hi Asha, if you want to experience living in Australia then I would go for it. If you qualify for a 4-year visa then a lot can change and the occupation may become a permanent option. With that said, recent events demonstrate that there are no guarantees, unfortunately.

  25. hi mark,

    i am currently doing MBA program form Darwin only one semester left. in previous month i assists my degree from Engineer Australia in Chemical Engineering. and i have also 3 years overseas experience. no i am worry that chemical engineer will be removed from SOL list in July? and what can i do to apply 189 visa, thanks

    • Hasan, it is what it is, unfortunately.

      There is no guarantee that Chemical engineer will be removed from the list, however, if it is, you will still need to have an occupation on the MLTSSL to qualify down the 189 visa path so your options might be limited. There are no workarounds unfortunately so I would wait to see what July brings.

  26. Hi Mark,

    My question is regards to any individuals currently on a 457 visa (granted prior to 17 April 2017). Will they be impacted by the changes to the 186 visa come March 2018? I understand the new law stipulates that 186 visa applications will be underpinned by the MLTSSL however will this be the case too for someone transitioning from a 457 to 186 visa and not a direct entry 186 visa applicant? In particular if the person can only apply for 186 down the track well over March 2018. Do you have any clarification on this particular issue? Thank you very much.

    • Hi Dawn

      Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and immigration minister Peter Dutton said people currently on 457 visas would have their conditions “grandfathered”, implying that their current visas were not at risk.

      But it remains unclear how people currently on 457 visas will be treated once their current visas expire, when they attempt to apply for permanent residency or to extend their expired visa; whether they will be assessed under the conditions that existed when they first obtained their 457 visa, or whether they will revert to the new system.

  27. Hi Mark,
    Accountant General is part of MTSSL. Does this mean that it will remain in the list for PR invitations for 2017-18 or could it still be excluded from the list after review?
    Thanks

    • Hi Tayyab, I expect it should remain until at least the end of 2017. The occupations list and migration year are now a little out of sync (the migration year runs from 1 July to 30 June the following year. However I don’t anticipate the list being updated only a few months after it’s release.

  28. Hi Mark,

    I am intrested in applying for state nomination in Victoria as a Phd graduate. I am a Mathematician.
    I used to live in Melbourne for almost a year and studied there also for Certificate 3 and 4 in Business when I first arrived here. My husband and I have relatives in Melbourne but we currently living in Sydney because I am doing my Phd, and that is the reason why we came here ad left Melbourne.

    Now my question is if we have to move in Melbourne first before applying for state nomination because I do not have a job offer. And I think that if you live in other state you have to provide a job offer if you want state nomination in Victoria.

    Thank you in advance a lot.

    Regrads,
    Evangelia.

  29. Hi Mark, Up until Tuesday the company I work for here in the UK but are global head office is in Brisbane were going to sponsor me on a 457 Visa as ICT Trainer. Now with the announcement of this being scrapped they have said they can still sponsor me but only on the STSOL giving me 2 years, then reapply whilst on shore for another 2 years and then if I wanted longer I would have to go offshore for this to be done.

    Does this all mean the dream my wife and I had of setting ourselves up permanently in Australia is over? The second 2 year visa I’m guessing has no guarantees of being approved, especially as I’m a specific trainer of a system that isn’t prevalent in Australia but after 2 initial years of training could be done by an Australian national if I’ve done my job write.

    My wife is a 50 year old fitness instructor and I can see no way of using her profession as a long term way to make our dreams happen.

    Any advice you can offer would be gratefully received.

    • I’m afraid the Short Term Visa options appear to be the only option available at this time Iain, though keep in mind that further options could be opened up for you over the coming years. 4 years is a long time when it comes to Australian migration policy and the occupations it considers in demand. (Appreciating, of course, there is a big upheaval risk to take into consideration here).

  30. Hello, and thanks for this detailed piece of info. My question is, I’m uncertain as for the applicability of the new MLTSSL list. Is it for year 2017-2018, applicable from 1st of July?
    Thanks a lot for your answer, as I’m not sure I clearly found the “validity” of this list on the Internet yet.
    Regards,
    Sev

    • Hi Sevy, the new list came into effect the day after the legislation was published. As such this list is effective from 19 April. Although the STSOL list ( the list being used for the 2 – 4 year TSS visa classes) is going to be reviewed regularly (every 6 months) I don’t anticipate any changes to the MLTSS list in the short term.

      • Thank you! I read that some people think the MSTSS will be updated again end of June as usual, which I thought was strange as it is indeed too short term. Your answer totally makes sense. Thanks :)

  31. Hii mark? Im listed under visa subclass 573. .. but im doing chemical engineering which says look into note 25, note 25 doesnt list subclass 573 !

    • Hi Danith, the subclass 573 visa closed for new applications on 1 July 2016 so I assume you are already here in Australia on one?

      If this is the case, you will need to apply for one of the visa classes that is applicable to your occupation (eg 189 Visa) and go through the same point testing process and meet the same criteria as the other applicants.

      As the 573 visa is closed, supporting information online is limited however there doesn’t appear to be a natural migration from the 573 to one of the PR Visa classes (especially after these recent changes) so it is likely you will need to go down the route I have suggested.

  32. Hi Mark ,

    At the moment i do not have invitation to apply as I submitted my EOI ON 18th April 2017 in New South Walesas , i was falling short of 5 points and claiming it through state nomination , (55+5) do i still stand a chance for state nomination , I had applied under 190, also I, have a query , if i apply under 189 after getting a better score with my PTE , will I be able to claim 20 points ( 65) ,presently im claiming 10 and falling short of 5 points for 189 (55) and file my EOI once thePTE score is updated , where according to you I stand a better chance. Also do you think there will be any futher changes in July 2017 list as my skill is flaged and im worried about my Australian P.R to be granted.

    Thank you
    Rajesh

  33. Hi Mark,
    I am a bit confused what visa I am now eligible for. My occupation is 221111 and it appears on the MLTSSL only. Does this mean I can apply for 189 but I cannot do 190 ?
    Thanks

    • Hi Joe, reviewing the Departmental website, 221111 is flagged with *** asterixis.

      *** means that the occupation is excluded certain circumstances, however the caveats only apply to the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (Subclass 457) programme:

      There is no further exclusion for this occupation so my interpretation is that both the 189 and 190 visa types could apply to this occupation type.

  34. Sorry i forgot to mention i applied inder 190, also i have a query if i apply under 189 after getting a better score with my PTE i may be able to claim 20 points ( 65) ,presently im claming 10 and falling short of 5 points for 189 ( 55) and file my Eoi once tge PTE score is updated , where according to you I stand a better chance. Also do you think there will be any futher changes in July 2017 list as my skill is flaged and im worried about my Australian P.R to be granted. Thanks , Rajesh again !

  35. Hi Mark ,
    I loged my EOI for ship officer on 18th april 2017 and the eoi has been accepted, i also have applied for state sponsorship from NSW as i was falling short of 5 points (55+5) do i still stand a chance for state nomination ?

    Thank you
    Rajesh

    • Rajesh, where you say your EOI has been ‘accepted’ does this mean you have received an invitation to apply?

      • Hi Mark ,

        At the moment i do not have invitation to apply as I submitted my EOI ON 18th April 2017 in New South Wales
        Sorry , i forgot to mention i applied inder 190, also i have a query if i apply under 189 after getting a better score with my PTE i may be able to claim 20 points ( 65) ,presently im claming 10 and falling short of 5 points for 189 ( 55) and file my Eoi once tge PTE score is updated , where according to you I stand a better chance. Also do you think there will be any futher changes in July 2017 list as my skill is flaged and im worried about my Australian P.R to be granted. Thanks , Rajesh again !

        I loged my EOI for ship officer on 18th april 2017 and the eoi has been accepted, i also have applied for state sponsorship from NSW as i was falling short of 5 points (55+5) do i still stand a chance for state nomination ?

        Thank you
        Rajesh

        • Hi Rajesh. It’s really difficult to say. You might have 65 points and apply for one visa type and 20 people ahead of you might be waiting with 70 points so will be invited to apply first

          On the other hand, you might apply for a different visa class with 60 points and there might only be one other applicant with more points meaning you are higher up in the ‘queue’ and more likely to get an invite.

          The point I’m trying to make is that the getting the points and meeting the other criteria to apply are only one part of the process governing the likelihood of success.

          The other candidates applying for the same visas and their points will also impact your chances.

          Consider it a little like applying for a job, Your resume might highlight that you have all the skills and experience, however without knowing the skills and experience of the other job applicants It’s very difficult to forecast if you will get an interview.

          I Hope this makes sense and good luck!

          Mark

  36. I was about to submit my application for an MBA program in Sydney, hoping to be able to get a PR once I’m done with my school. Now with all these changes, it looks like it is almost impossible? I’m a US citizen, with no family in AUS, so if I understood all what I read correctly, the only way to get a PR would be through a marriage?

    • Hi Sylvester. It’s certainly a lot more difficult now than it has ever been. Marriage could be an option however in the years it would take to find someone and qualify down this path, the goalposts will likely change anyway!

  37. Hi Mark,
    According to the 19th April skilled occupation lists update,my occupation has been removed from skilled occupation list and it is neither on STSOL nor on MLTSSL.I got a positive skill assessment from ACS for Web Developer (261212) on 10th April,2017.Can you please guide me that what should be the next best move regarding my further process as I’m bit confused about it.Is there any ways out for the same dilemma.
    My dream of Australia permanent residency visa seems to be shattered.If possible guide me on the same as I’m not able to decide what should be done now.
    Regards,
    Richa

    • Hi Richa, which visa path were you following. Had you submitted an Expression of interest and had you received an invitation to apply?

        • If you have not submitted an EOI and your occupation is no longer a qualifying occupation then I’m afraid your options will be limited unfortunately.

          • Hi Mark,
            I got your point but my concern is that on ANZSCO website it’s showing that Web Developer occupation is still may be eligible for NT and SA.The occupation Multimedia Specialist is also having the exact job duties as of Web Developer.So can I still file EOI for Web Developer or Multimedia Specialist and expect a nomination further.

      • I have not submitted an expression of Interest yet and have received positive skill assessment from ACS for Web Developer on 10th April,2017 which has been removed from skilled occupation list.I was planning to submit EOI this week only but got this new update.What I’m supposed to do now to proceed further.

  38. Dear Mark,

    I am a foreign solicitor and would like to apply for PR via the independent skilled visa (subclass 189). Do I need to secure any state nomination or sponsorship? Any other requirements that I need to fulfill apart from the assessment?

    Thank you so much for your time.

    Thanks,
    Lin

  39. Hi Mark,

    Thanks for the great update !

    Do you have any idea about when will the ceiling of occupations be published for the next financial year?

    Cheers,

  40. My company has applied for 457 but now with all the changes I’ll fall under STSOL, so with this i have 2 years + 2 years renewal option. However, does this mean this end of road for me to apply for a PR? is this close ended opportunity because im under STSOL? or can I still apply PR under point based system?

    I’m concerned and your help is very much appriciated

    • It depends really on where you are with your 457 Visa app and the occupation you’ve applied under Danny. The PR options now appear very limited for people coming to Australia under one of the temporary working classes unfortunately.

  41. Hi,

    Can you please help. I want to know for subclass 186: marketing specialist occupation, do I need to have all the requirements fulfilled as per note 10.

    I mean is it same for 457 and 186.

    Your help is really appreciated.

    Thanks

    • Hi Priyan, the note says “In relation to specifications of occupations for a Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa” so my interpretation is that this comment does not specifically relate to the 186 Visa class.

      • Hi Mark,

        Thanks for your feedback. I checked and it turns out to be that ENS 186 is having the same effect regarding occupation as 457.

        Though I satisfy all the caveats re marketing specialist role except one which is 1 million turnover.

        My organisation is non profit making. Can I get exemption for that.

        Thanks for being really helpful.

        Regards,

  42. Hi Mark,

    I have received an EOI through state sponsorship for 190 but have yet to submit my PCC and medical reports to DIBP. If my occupation has been removed from the list, will my application for 190 be affected?

    Thanks for your advice.

    Kind regards,
    Jules

  43. Hi Sir Mark, thanks for the update! anyway, could please clarify if there is a two ** in my category? what does this mean? is 189 visa is not possible anymore for two ** category? im 233511 by the way.

    • Hi Juvel. We don;t have the ** on our list, however, the Australian Migration Website states:

      Skilled-Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489), if the applicant is not nominated by a State or Territory government agency These occupations are indicated via ‘** asterisks’.

      For your occupation, it would appear that the role qualifies for 189 Visa Sponsorship

      • Thanks for your reply Mark, since Industrial Engineer 233511 is with ** now, I can only apply for the Visa 189 as you said. I have actually submitted mg EOI last March 11, 2017 and have not yet invited with 65 points. I just wonder, is this 2017-2018 are FINAL or is it still a Draft until the Final List on July 01, 2017?
        What can you say below? Is this true?
        “Occupations being on the MLTSSL but not on the STSOL is certainly unexpected, and we expect there will be some changes to the MLTSSL from 1 July with these occupations quite possibly being removed from the MLTSSL also.
        The 16 occupations on the MLTSSL but not on the STSOL are as follows:”

        Project Builder ANZSCO 133112
        Production Manager (Mining) ANZSCO 133513
        Medical Administrator ANZSCO 134211
        Ship’s Engineer ANZSCO 231212
        Ship’s Master ANZSCO 231213
        Ship’s Officer ANZSCO 231214
        Chemical Engineer ANZSCO 233111
        Materials Engineer ANZSCO 233112
        Electronics Engineer ANZSCO 233411
        Industrial Engineer ANZSCO 233511
        Production or Plant Engineer ANZSCO 233513
        Civil Engineering Technician ANZSCO 312212
        Telecommunications Network Planner ANZSCO 313213
        Pressure Welder ANZSCO 322312
        Stonemason ANZSCO 331112
        Electrical Linesworker ANZSCO 342211

        • Hi Juvel, I am not aware of any information (from an official government source) being published which would suggest that the MLTSSL occupations might change. At thus time I would be inclined to consider it speculation only.

          The STSOL (used for short term 2 – 4-year visas) on the other hand will most likely be updated with the Australian government already flagging that the occupations on this list will be reviewed approximately every 6 months.

          • Thanks for sharing that Daniel. I had not read that until now.

            It’s interesting. I understood that he STSOl would be reviewed however I’m surprised that the MLTSSL would be reviewed in July also. From my perspective. The Australian Government would have reviewed both lists prior to making the decision to remove over 200 occupations. You have to consider what source they used when selecting which of the 200 jobs were removed from the list??

            I understand that the department of education has already made their submissions so if they do ‘revise’ the MLTSSL in July, I would hope it’s not a significant revision.

            Thanks for sharing this source Daniel!

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