The Department of Jobs and Small Business has now published proposed changes to the occupation lists for July 2018.
The public consultation period is open until 20th June 2018. The Government will take into account stakeholder feedback.
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The following occupations on the Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) are flagged for possible removal.
211499 Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals nec
212312 Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage)
212314 Film and Video Editor
212315 Program Director (Television or Radio)
212316 Stage Manager
212317 Technical Director
212318 Video Producer
241311 Middle School Teacher
323215 Textile, Clothing and Footwear Mechanic
323316 Watch and Clock Maker and Repairer
342411 Cabler (Data and Telecommunications)
342413 Telecommunications Linesworker
399211 Chemical Plant Operator
399312 Library Technician
411715 Residential Care Officer
599612 Insurance Loss Adjuster
The following occupations are on the Medium to Long-term strategic skills list (MLTSSL) and are flagged for possible removal to the STSOL.
221112 Management Accountant
234111 Agricultural Consultant
312212 Civil Engineering Technician
The following occupation is on the STSOL and flagged for possible move to MLTSSL.
The following occupation is on the STSOL and flagged for possible move to the Regional Occupations List (ROL).
In recent changes to the occupation lists, applications already lodged were not impacted by subsequent changes to the occupation lists, however until the changes are made this cannot be confirmed.
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