On 11 March 2019, the skilled occupation lists were updated.
The changes include standardising the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) by making thirty occupations available to all visa subclasses. These occupations were previously accessible to Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS), Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) and Training visas.
Regional employers also benefit with the addition of 18 occupations to the Regional Occupation List. This recognises the particular challenges that regional areas face in recruiting skilled workers. The occupations range from farming-related occupations such as Beef Cattle Farmer and Sheep Farmer, to Anaesthetist and Dentist.
The number of eligible occupations per visa subclass is as follows:
|Subclass||Number of eligible occupations|
|ENS visa (subclass 186)||216 skilled|
|Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) visa (subclass 187)||673 skilled|
|Skilled Independent, Skilled Regional (Provisional) Family nominated and Temporary Graduate visas |
(subclasses 189, 489 and 485)
|Skilled Regional (Provisional) State or Territory nominated visa (subclass 489)||504 skilled|
|Skilled Nominated visa|
|TSS visa (subclass 482)||508 skilled|
|Training visa (subclass 407)||509 skilled|
Following occupations is add to MLTSSL.
●Arts Administrator or Manager
●Dancer or Choreographer
●Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum
●Engineering Professionals nec
●Environmental Research Scientist
●Environmental Scientists nec
●Life Scientist (General
●Life Scientists nec
●Natural and Physical Science Professionals nec
●Software and Applications Programmers nec
Addition of 18 occupations to the Regional Occupation List (ROL)
●Fruit or Nut Grower
●Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Grower (Aus)/field crop grower (NZ)
●Mixed Crop Farmer
●Sugar Cane Grower
●Crop Farmers nec
●Beef Cattle Farmer
●Dairy Cattle Farmer
●Mixed Livestock Farmer
●Livestock Farmers nec
●Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer
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Paul migrated to Australia in 1999 as an international student. After completing his IT degree at the Queensland University of Technology in 2003, he began his career as an education consultant, going on to become a registered migration agent in 2007. His professional experience covers a range of visa areas, including business sponsorship, skilled migration, partner, parent and student visas.