Changes to Skilled Occupation Lists flagged for July 2018

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.


To provide a submission, please visit


The following occupations on the Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) are flagged for possible removal.


  • 133411 Manufacturer

  • 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.


  • 452411 Footballer



The following occupation is on the STSOL and flagged for possible move to the Regional Occupations List (ROL).


  • 252312 Dentist

  • 253211 Anaesthetist


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.


If you require assistance, please contact one of our consultants today.



Disclaimer: The information provided herein is of a general nature only and does not constitute immigration advice. For more detailed and case specific information or advice, please contact SCA Connect.

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