New Occupation List For Australia 2017-2018

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Aside from its kangaroos and koalas, Australia is greatly known for its market.  A lot of Filipinos yearn to have a job in Australia.  In addition to that, after how many years, they decide to get their families to live there with them as well.  A few days back, Australia announced the newest occupation list for 2017-18.  This took effect last July 1, 2017.

Applicants for General Skilled Migration are required to nominate an eligible occupation from the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSL). 

Read: 5 Tips on How to Find Jobs Abroad

Applicants for the following visas can nominate an occupation from the MLTSL:

  • Subclass 189 (Skilled—Independent) visas
  • Subclass 489 (Skilled—Regional (Provisional)) visas by applicants who are not nominated by a State or Territory government agency
  • Subclass 485 (Temporary Graduate) visas.

The new MLTSSL has 178 occupations that can be nominated for skilled migration to Australia.

Every year, the Department of of Education and Training gives a heads up to the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection on what will be the composition of the skilled list.

The fitting of occupations for content on the SOL is assessed through a two-step process:

First, they need to identify occupations that are relevant to supply constraints.  Moreover, it should be more likely to warrant government intervention to address these constraints.

Then, they would now assess the medium to long-term skill needs of the economy for the vacancies that were identified in the first step. This is then when they will decide if a skilled migration is beneficial or not.

12 occupations have been entirely removed from the list of eligible skilled occupations; nine of these were eligible for 457 and 186 visas on 19 April 2017

Occupation                              ANZSCO Code

  • Equipment Hire Manager         149915
  • Fleet Manager                              149411
  • Picture Framer                              394212
  • Property Manager                        612112
  • Psychotherapist                             272314
  • Real Estate Agent                          612114
  • Real Estate Representative          612115
  • Real Estate Agent Principal         612113
  • Ship’s Engineer                              231212
  • Ship’s Master                                  231213
  • Ship’s Officer                                  231214
  • University Tutor                            24211

A number of occupations were added to the lists for selected visa programmes.  Some additional occupations have moved between the STSOL to the MLTSSL.

The short-term skilled occupation list  (STSOL) replaced the consolidated skilled occupation list in April this year.

Applicants of Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 visa; Skilled Regional Provisional Subclass 489 visa (state nominated); Employer Nomination Scheme Subclass 186 visa; Temporary worker (Skilled) Subclass 457 visa and Training Subclass 407 visa- Occupational Training Stream must nominate an occupation on the STSOL.

You can see the list for the the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List in this page.  Furthermore, you can also see the Short-term Skilled Occupation list in this page.

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Having these said, it can be a conclusion that your migration to Australia is now a bit easier and on hand.  Check the skilled occupation list and see where you can go from there!

Read Also: Urgent Jobs In Australia (Late 2016 – Mid 2017)

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