Department of Home Affairs Releases 2018 Skilled Occupation List
This week the Department of Home Affairs (DOHA) released an outcome of a biannual review of the Short Term Skilled Occupations List conducted by the Department of Employment.
This review entails addition of certain occupations to the lists of eligible skilled occupations; movement between the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) for particular visa programs; or removal from the lists of eligible skilled occupations.
The following occupations were added to the STSOL:
Real Estate Representative
The following occupations were moved from STSOL to MLTSSL:
The following occupations were removed altogether:
Hair or Beauty Salon Manager
A number of occupations had caveats added or amended:
Accommodation and Hospitality Managers nec - New caveat requires position to be in the regional area
Management Accountant – New caveat includes size of the business, employee numbers and business turnover
Massage Therapist – Amended caveat namely wording of the caveat amended to clarify definition of the role
Recruitment Consultant – Amended caveat including the minimum base salary being raised to $90,000 p.a.
Supply and Distribution Manager – Amended caveat clarifying the role of international trade obligations
Taxation Accountant – Amended caveat expended to include size of the business
The next update is expected in March 2018 in line with introduction of the TSS visa.