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Jobs Removed From From The Australian Skilled Occupations List

Over 200 Jobs No Longer Qualify

List of removed occupations

Occupations entirely removed from the list of eligible skilled occupation on 19 April 2017 are listed below. For the list of vacancies qualifying for skilled sponsorship from 1st July 2017, see here: 2017 – 2018 SOL

OccupationANZSCO Code
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker411511
Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers NEC211199
Aeroplane Pilot231111
Air Traffic Controller231112
Air Transport Professionals NEC231199
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)323111
Amusement Centre Manager149111
Antique Dealer142112
Apparel Cutter393211
Art Director (Film, Television or Stage)212311
Artistic Director212111
Bed and Breakfast Operator141911
Betting agency Manager142113
Boarding Kennel or Cattery Operator149911
Broadcast Transmitter Operator399511
Building and Engineering Technicians NEC312999
Business Broker612111
Butcher or Smallgoods Maker351211
Call or Contact Centre Manager149211
Canvas Goods Fabricator393111
Caravan Park and Camping Ground Manager141211
Cinema or Theatre Manager149912
Clinical Coder599915
Clothing Patternmaker393212
Clothing Trades Workers NEC393299
Commissioned Defence Force Officer139111
Commissioned Fire Officer139112
Commissioned Police Officer139113
Communications Operator342312
Community Arts Worker272611
Conservation Officer234311
Construction Estimator312114
Corporate Treasurer221212
Court Bailiff or Sheriff (Aus) / Court Collections Officer (NZ)599212
Deer Farmer121314
Defence Force Member – Other Ranks441111
Defence Force Senior Officer111212
Dental Hygienist411211
Dental Prosthetist411212
Dental Therapist411214
Director of Photography212313
Dog or Horse Racing Official452318
Drama Teacher (Private Tuition)249213
Dressmaker or Tailor393213
Driving Instructor451211
Education Reviewer249112
Electorate Officer224911
Electronic Engineering Draftsperson312411
Electronic Engineering Technician312412
Emergency Service Worker441211
Engineering Patternmaker323411
Entertainer or Variety Artist211113
Environmental Health Officer251311
Exercise Physiologist234915
Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors NEC212399
Financial Institution Branch Manager149914
Fire Fighter441212
Fire Protection Equipment Technician399918
First Aid Trainer451815
Fisheries Officer311311
Flight Attendant451711
Floor Finisher332111
Flying Instructor231113
Food Technologist234212
Funeral Director451311
Funeral Workers NEC451399
Futures Trader222212
Gallery or Museum Technician399311
Gas or Petroleum Operator399212
Goat Farmer121315
Graphic Pre-press Trades Worker392211
Helicopter Pilot231114
Horse Trainer361112
Human Resource Adviser223111
ICT Support and Test Engineers NEC263299
ICT Support Technicians NEC313199
Importer or Exporter133311
Insurance Investigator599611
Insurance Risk Surveyor599613
Intellectual Property Lawyer271214
Intelligence Officer224411
Interior Decorator399912
Kennel Hand361115
Leather Goods Maker393112
Legal Executive599112
Liaison Officer224912
Licensed Club Manager141411
Life Scientist (General)234511
Life Scientists NEC234599
Light Technician399513
Maintenance Planner312911
Marine Surveyor231215
Marine Transport Professionals NEC231299
Market Research Analyst225112
Master Fisher231211
Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson312511
Media Producer (excluding Video)212112
Metal Casting Trades Worker322114
Metal Polisher322115
Migration Agent (Aus)224913
Mothercraft Nurse411412
Multimedia Designer232413
Music Director211212
Music Professionals NEC211299
Musical Instrument Maker or Repairer399515
Natural and Physical Science Professionals NEC234999
Nurse Researcher254212
Operating Theatre Technician311214
Optical Dispenser (Aus) / Dispensing Optician (NZ)399913
Optical Mechanic399914
Other Sports Official452323
Painter (Visual Arts)211411
Park Ranger234314
Parole or Probation Officer411714
Pathology Collector (Aus) / Phlebotomist (NZ)311216
Petroleum Engineer233612
Plastics Technician399916
Plumbing Inspector312115
Police Officer441312
Policy Analyst224412
Policy and Planning Manager132411
Potter or ceramic artist211412
Prison Officer442111
Procurement Manager133612
Production Manager (Manufacturing)133512
Public Relations Manager131114
Quarantine Officer311313
Radio Journalist212414
Radio Presenter212113
Railway Station Manager149412
Regional Education Manager134412
Research and Development Manager132511
Retail Buyer639211
Retirement Village Manager141912
Safety Inspector312611
Sail Maker393113
Sales Representative (Industrial Products)225411
Sales Representative (Medical and Pharmaceutical Products)225412
Saw Maker and Repairer323315
School Laboratory Technician311414
Screen Printer392112
Senior Non-commissioned Defence Force Member139211
Small Offset Printer392312
Sports Administrator139915
Sports Umpire452322
Stock and Station Agent611112
Surveying or Spatial Science Technician312116
Technicians and Trades Workers NEC399999
Telecommunications Cable Jointer342412
Telecommunications Technician342414
Television Equipment Operator399517
Television Presenter212114
Training and Development Professional223311
Travel Agency Manager142116
Travel Attendants NEC451799
Tribunal Member271213
Turf Grower121218
Vehicle Painter324311
Vocational Education Teacher (Non-Trades)242211
Vocational Education Teacher (Trades)242211
Web Developer261212
Wood Turner394214
Wool Buyer639212
Wool Classer399917
Workplace Relations Advisor223113

Source: https://www.border.gov.au/

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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  1. What category does Clinical Research Manager (Working in Contract Research Organisation and Pharmaceutical Companies ( was this classified as Life Science)?

  2. Hi,
    my occupation (environmental health officer) has been removed entirely from the list. Is there any way for me now to get a permanent visa (any type) or there is no chance at all?
    Thank you

    • If you are wanting to use your skill to apply then I’m afraid the news isn’t great David. Having a job on the occupations list is a key condition of applying via the skilled stream.

      With that said, keep in mind that the STSOL will be updated approx every 6 months and the MLTSSL list annually so the doors can open just as easily as they close. Good luck mate!

    • There are a number of Welder roles on the current MLTSSL list Sima so at time of typing, yes he can. Note though that this list will be revised between now and 1st July

  3. Dear Mr. Mark,


    My skill occupation is one of them that has been removed from the list.
    I have already done my positive skill assessment on 10th April 2017.
    I am able to apply for EOI or i am also not able to apply for EOI ?
    please let me know…


    • Hi Sumit, you can apply for an EOI and if your occupation returns to one of the occupations it will be considered. Note your EOI will only be valid for 2 years before you need to complete a new one.

      • Dear Mr. Mark,

        My occupation code in 223111.
        If i got positive EOI after that can i apply for visa into subclass 190 or i have to wait upto my occupation is not listed again into STSOL.
        Is there any chances to come back my occupation into the STSOL.


  4. Dear Mr. Mark,


    My skill occupation is one of them that has been removed from the list. Query is that this occupation skill is permanently removed or is there any chances for the July 2017 list.


      • Hi
        I am a zoology post graduate from India with one year bachelor of education degree. I worked as a science teacher in schools for 3 years but from last 2 years I’m giving home tutions for biology and chemistry. I want to apply as a private tutor and teacher ( code 249299) . Could you suggest if I ‘m eligible for the same . My points are 60 without state nomination( 60 + 5 with state nomination) . Is there any scope of PR and job opportunities in this category ? My PTE score is 9 band overall: none less than 8.

        • Hi, it’s pretty difficult to say with 100% certainty that you are eligible based on the information provided, however, the occupation is listed on the STSOL list so short-term opportunities may be made available.

          With regards to the job opportunities. The fact the occupation is on the list of occupations in demand is a good start, however, it’s difficult to forecast when or if the vacancies will become available. I would encourage you to visit websites such as 457jobsaustralia.com or seek.com.au to identify appropriate jobs offering sponsorship.

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2017 - 2018 Australian Skilled Occupations List (SOL)

2017 – 2018 Skilled Occupations List (SOL)

MLTSSL -Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List

MLTSSL – Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List