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New Jobs Added to Skilled Occupation Lists

Posted by Alberto Fascetti on Mar 16, 2019 9:20:28 AM

 

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Australia's government recently announced changes to the lists of skilled occupations for Australia's skilled visa programmes. These changes came into effect on 11 March 2019 and include occupations that will be:

  1. Added to the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL),

  2. Moved from the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) to the MLTSSL,

  3. Added to the Regional Occupations List (ROL), and;

  4. Removed from the STSOL.

A new Visas for General Practitioners (GPs) initiative was also announced on 11 March. It's designed to direct doctors into rural and regional areas of Australia that have lower access to services. Let's find out more about these recent changes...

Occupations added to the MLTSSL

36 occupations have been added to the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL):

Occupation                      Anzsco code     Assessing authority

arts administrator or manager         139911         VETASSESS

environmental manager                   139912         VETASSESS

dancer or choreographer                 211112           VETASSESS

music director                                   211212          VETASSESS

musician (instrumental)                    211213          VETASSESS

artistic director                                  212111           VETASSESS

statistician                                         224113         VETASSESS

economist                                         224311          VETASSESS

mining engineer (excluding

petroleum)                                       233611      Engineers Australia

petroleum engineer                         233612     Engineers Australia

engineering professionals (nec)     233999    Engineers Australia

chemist                                            234211           VETASSESS

food technologist                            234212          VETASSESS

environmental consultant               234312          VETASSESS

environmental research scientist   234313           VETASSESS

environmental scientist (nec)        234399          VETASSESS

geophysicist                                   234412           VETASSESS

hydrogeologist                              234413           VETASSESS

life scientist (general)                    234511            VETASSESS

biochemist                                      234513            VETASSESS

biotechnologist                              234514            VETASSESS

botanist                                          234515            VETASSESS

marine biologist                             234516            V ETASSESS

microbiologist                                234517            VETASSESS

zoologist                                         234518           VETASSESS

life scientists (nec)                        234599            VETASSESS

conservator                                   234911              VETASSESS

metallurgist                                    234912             VETASSESS

meteorologist                                234913              VETASSESS

natural and physical science

professionals (nec)                        234999             VETASSESS

university lecturer                         242111                 VETASSESS

multimedia specialist                     261211                 ACS

software and applications

programmers (nec)                        261399              ACS

horse trainer                                   361112                TRA

tennis coach                                   452316              VETASSESS

footballer                                        452411               VETASSESS

Occupations removed from the STSOL

The following 27 occupations have been removed from the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL):

Occupation                    Anzsco code       Assessing authority

aquaculture farmer                   121111                        VETASSESS

cotton grower                          121211                        VETASSESS

fruit or nut grower                   121213                       VETASSESS

grain, oilseed or pasture grower

(Aus) / field crop grower (NZ)  21214                     VETASSESS

mixed crop farmer                    121216                      VETASSESS

sugar cane grower                   121217                       VETASSESS

crop farmers (nec)                   121299                      VETASSESS

beef cattle farmer                     121312                       VETASSESS

dairy cattle farmer                    121313                       VETASSESS

mixed livestock farmer             121317                       VETASSESS

pig farmer                                  121318                      VETASSESS

sheep farmer                             121322                      VETASSESS

livestock farmers (nec)            121399                       VETASSESS

mixed crop and livestock farmer 121411                    VETASSESS

visual arts and crafts

professionals (nec)                    211499                    VETASSESS

dentist                                        252312                     ADC

anaesthetist                                253211                     MedBA

textile, clothing and footwear

mechanic                                   323215                       TRA

watch and clock maker and 

repairer                                      323316                       TRA

chemical plant operator           399211                        TRA

library technician                      399312                       VETASSESS

arts administrator or manager 139911                         VETASSESS

dancer or choreographer         211112                          VETASSESS

music director                          211212                          VETASSESS

artistic director                         212111                          VETASSESS

tennis coach                             452316                        VETASSESS

footballer                                  452411                        VETASSESS

Occupations moved from the STSOL to the MLTSSL

6 occupations listed in the table above have been moved from the STSOL to the MLTSSL. These 6 occupations are:

Occupation                  Anzsco code           Assessing authority

arts administrator or manager 139911                 VETASSESS

dancer or choreographer         211112                  VETASSESS

music director                          211212                  VETASSESS

artistic director                         212111                   VETASSESS

tennis coach                             452316                VETASSESS

footballer                                  452411                 VETASSESS

Occupations added to the ROL

18 occupations have been added to the Regional Occupation List (ROL):

Occupation                       Anzsco code    Assessing authority

aquaculture farmer                        121111                     VETASSESS

cotton grower                                121211                     VETASSESS

fruit or nut grower                          121213                   VETASSESS

grain, oilseed or pasture

grower (Aus)/field crop grower (NZ) 121214              VETASSESS

mixed crop farmer                         121216                    VETASSESS

sugar cane grower                         121217                    VETASSESS

crop farmers (nec)                        121299                    VETASSESS

beef cattle farmer                         121312                      VETASSESS

dairy cattle farmer                        121313                     VETASSESS

deer farmer                                   121314                     VETASSESS

goat farmer                                   121315                     VETASSESS

mixed livestock farmer                 121317                     VETASSESS

pig farmer                                     121318                     VETASSESS

sheep farmer                                121322                     VETASSESS

livestock farmers (nec)                121399                     VETASSESS

mixed crop and livestock farmer 121411                       VETASSESS

dentist                                           252312                     ADC

anaesthetist                                  253211                      MedBA

The assessing authorities referred to in the tables above do not apply to the subclass 407 visa.

Already submitted an invitation or application?

These changes do not affect invitations or applications made between 18 March 2018 and 11 March 2019.

Visas for GPs Initiative

A new Visas for GPs Initiative will regulate the number of doctors entering Australia through the skilled migration program to work in the primary healthcare sector.

From 11 March 2019, a Health Workforce Certificate is required for an employer to nominate a position in the following occupations for the Employer Nomination Scheme 186 Visa, Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme 187 Visa and the Temporary Skill Shortage 482 Visa:

  • General Practitioner (ANZSCO 253111),

  • Resident Medical Officer (ANZSCO 253112), and;

  • Medical Practitioners not elsewhere classified (ANZSCO 253999).

The Government says this initiative will reduce the number of doctors entering the primary healthcare workforce through the skilled migration program by about 200 doctors a year, over a period of four years.

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Sources:

Working in Australia – Skilled Occupation List

Summary of 11 March 2019 changes

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