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Update on Occupation Lists

The Department of Home Affairs have recently updated the occupation lists.

The following occupations have recently been added to the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) for subclasses 187, 482, 186, 189,190, 489 and 485:

arts administrator or manager (ANZSCO code 139911)

dancer or choreographer (ANZSCO code 211112)

music director (ANZSCO code 211212)

artistic director (ANZSCO code 212111)

tennis coach (ANZSCO code 452316)

footballer (ANZSCO code 452411)

Telecommunications network planner (ANZSCO code 313213)

Pressure welder (ANZSCO code 322312)

Environmental Manager (ANZSCO code 139912)

Musician (Instrumental) (ANZSCO code 211213)

Statistician (ANZSCO code 224113)

Economist (ANZSCO code 224311)

Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum) (ANZSCO code 233611)

Petroleum Engineer (ANZSCO code 233612)

Engineering Professionals nec (ANZSCO code 233999)

Chemist (ANZSCO code 234211)

Food Technologist (ANZSCO code 234212)

Environmental Consultant (ANZSCO code 234312)

Environmental Research Scientist (ANZSCO code 234313)

Environmental Scientists nec (ANZSCO code 234399)

Geophysicist (ANZSCO code 234412)

Hydrogeologist (ANZSCO code 234413)

Life Scientist (General) (ANZSCO code 234511)

Biochemist (ANZSCO code 234513)

Biotechnologist (ANZSCO code 234514)

Botanist (ANZSCO code 234515)

Marine Biologist (ANZSCO code 234516)

Microbiologist (ANZSCO code 234517)

Zoologist (ANZSCO code 234518)

Life Scientists nec (ANZSCO code 234599)

Conservator (ANZSCO code 234911)

Metallurgist (ANZSCO code 234912)

Meteorologist (ANZSCO code 234913)

Natural and Physical Science Professionals nec (ANZSCO code 234999)

University Lecturer (ANZSCO code 242111)

Multimedia Specialist (ANZSCO code 261211)

Software and Applications Programmers nec (ANZSCO code 261399)

Horse Trainer (ANZSCO code 361112)

Physicist - no longer restricted to medical physicist

The following occupations have recently been added to the Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) for subclass 482:

visual arts and crafts professionals (nec) (ANZSCO code 211499)

textile, clothing and footwear mechanic (ANZSCO code 323215)

watch and clock maker and repairer (ANZSCO code 323316)

chemical plant operator (ANZSCO code 399211)

library technician (ANZSCO code 399312)

The following occupations have recently been removed from the STSOL for subclasses 189,190, 489 and 485:

Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals (ANZSCO code 211499)

Textile, Clothing and Footwear Mechanic (ANZSCO code 323215)

Watch and Clock Maker and Repairer (ANZSCO code 323316)

Chemical Plant Operator (ANZSCO code 399211)

Library Technician (ANZSCO code 399312)

Arts Administrator or Manager (ANZSCO code 139911)

Dancer or Choreographer (ANZSCO code 211112)

Music Director (ANZSCO code 211212)

Artistic Director (ANZSCO code 212111)

Footballer (ANZSCO code 452411)

Aquaculture Farmer (ANZSCO code 121111)

Cotton Grower (ANZSCO code 121211)

Fruit or Nut Grower (ANZSCO code 121213)

Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Grower (ANZSCO code 121214)

Mixed Crop Farmer (ANZSCO code 121216)

Sugar Cane Grower (ANZSCO code 121217)

Crop Farmers nec (ANZSCO code 121299)

Beef Cattle Farmer (ANZSCO code 121312)

Dairy Cattle Farmer (ANZSCO code 121313)

Mixed Livestock Farmer (ANZSCO code 121317)

Pig Farmer (ANZSCO code 121318)

Sheep Farmer (ANZSCO code 121322)

Livestock Farmers nec (ANZSCO code 121399)

Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer (ANZSCO code 121411)

Dentist (ANZSCO code 252312)

Anaesthetist (ANZSCO code 253211)

Tennis Coach (ANZSCO code 4542316)

The following occupations have recently been added to the Regional Occupation List (ROL) for subclass 482:

deer farmer (ANZSCO code 121314)

goat farmer (ANZSCO code 121315)

aquaculture farmer (ANZSCO code 121111)

cotton grower (ANZSCO code 121211)

fruit or nut grower (ANZSCO code 121213)

grain, oilseed or pasture grower (Aus) / field crop grower (NZ) (ANZSCO code 121214)

mixed crop farmer (ANZSCO code 121216)

sugar cane grower (ANZSCO code 121217)

crop farmers (nec) (ANZSCO code 121299)

beef cattle farmer (ANZSCO code 121312)

dairy cattle farmer (ANZSCO code 121313)

mixed livestock farmer (ANZSCO code 121317)

pig farmer (ANZSCO code 121318)

sheep farmer (ANZSCO code 121322)

livestock farmers (nec) (ANZSCO code 121399)

mixed crop and livestock farmer (ANZSCO code 121411)

dentist (ANZSCO code 252312)

anaesthetist (ANZSCO code 253211)

Caveats/Conditions added to the occupation lists

The caveats mentioned below have been added/changed for specific occupations:

Condition 24 – requires a Health Workforce Certificate for the position and occupation to be presented with the nomination application for the following medical practitioner occupations:

  • general practitioner (ANZSCO code 253111)

  • medical practitioners (nec) (ANZSCO code 253999)

  • resident medical officer (ANZSCO code 253112)

Condition 25 - imposes a minimum nominated annual earnings of $120,000 for the occupations of footballers, Ship’s Masters and Gas or Petroleum Operators.

Condition 26 – imposes a minimum nominated annual earnings of $80,000 for the occupation of Recruitment Consultant.

How can we help?

If you are unsure about how these changes impact your eligibility for visa options, please contact one of our consultants today to discuss further.

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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