New Occupation List for 2017-18 for migration to Australia


Australia has announced the new skilled occupation list for the immigration intake program for the year 2017-18. The new occupation list takes effect on Saturday, 1st July 2017. 


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

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

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

 

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

Each year, the Deaprtment of Education and Training advises the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection on composition of the skilled occupation list. 
The suitability of occupations for inclusion on the SOL is assessed through a two-step process. The first step involves identifying occupations that are most susceptible to supply constraints and are likely to warrant government intervention to address these constraints.


The second step involves assessing the medium to long-term skill needs of the economy for each occupation identified in step one, to determine if the occupation would benefit from skilled migration.


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 ;

 

Item Occupation
1 Equipment Hire Manager
2 Fleet Manager
3 Picture Framer
4 Property Manager
5 Psychotherapist
6 Real Estate Agent Principal
7 Real Estate Agent
8 Real Estate Agent Representive
9 Ship's Engineer
10 Ship's Master
11 Ship's Officer
12 University Tutor

 

A number of occupations have been added to the lists for certain visa programmes and 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. 

Those applying for Skilled Nomiated Subclass 190 visa, Skilled Regional Provisional Subclass 489 visa (state nominated), Employer Nomiation 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. 

Medium and Long‑term Strategic Skills List

 

Item Occupation
1. Accountant (General)
2. Actuary
3. Aeronautical Engineer
4. Agricultural Consultant
5. Agricultural Engineer
6. Agricultural Scientist
7. Airconditioning And Mechanical Services Plumber
8. Airconditioning And Refrigeration Mechanic
9. Analyst Programmer
10. Architect
11. Audiologist
12. Automotive Electrician
13. Barrister
14. Biomedical Engineer
15. Boat Builder And Repairer
16. Bricklayer
17. Cabinetmaker
18. Cardiologist
19. Cardiothoracic Surgeon
20. Carpenter
21. Carpenter And Joiner
22. Cartographer
23. Chef
24. Chemical Engineer
25. Child Care Centre Manager
26. Chiropractor
27. Civil Engineer
28. Civil Engineering Draftsperson
29. Civil Engineering Technician
30. Clinical Haematologist
31. Clinical Psychologist
32. Computer Network And Systems Engineer
33. Construction Project Manager
34. Dermatologist
35. Developer Programmer
36. Diagnostic And Interventional Radiologist
37. Diesel Motor Mechanic
38. Drainer
39. Early Childhood (Pre‑Primary School) Teacher
40. Educational Psychologist
41. Electrical Engineer
42. Electrical Engineering Draftsperson
43. Electrical Engineering Technician
44. Electrical Linesworker
45. Electrician (General)
46. Electrician (Special Class)
47. Electronic Equipment Trades Worker
48. Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)
49. Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class)
50. Electronics Engineer
51. Emergency Medicine Specialist
52. Endocrinologist
53. Engineering Manager
54. Engineering Technologist
55. Environmental Engineer
56. External Auditor
57. Fibrous Plasterer
58. Fitter (General)
59. Fitter And Turner
60. Fitter‑Welder
61. Forester
62. Gasfitter
63. Gastroenterologist
64. General Practitioner
65. Geotechnical Engineer
66. Glazier
67. Ict Business Analyst
68. Ict Security Specialist
69. Industrial Engineer
70 Intensive Care Specialist
71. Internal Auditor
72. Joiner
73. Land Economist
74. Landscape Architect
75. Lift Mechanic
76. Locksmith
77. Management Accountant
78. Materials Engineer
79. Mechanical Engineer
80. Medical Administrator
81. Medical Diagnostic Radiographer
82. Medical Laboratory Scientist
83. Medical Oncologist
84. Medical Practitioners (Nec)
85. Medical Radiation Therapist
86. Metal Fabricator
87. Metal Machinist (First Class)
88. Midwife
89. Motor Mechanic (General)
90. Motorcycle Mechanic
91. Naval Architect
92. Neurologist
93. Neurosurgeon
94. Nuclear Medicine Technologist
95. Nurse Practitioner
96. Nursing Clinical Director
97. Obstetrician And Gynaecologist
98. Occupational Therapist
99. Ophthalmologist
100. Optometrist
101. Organisational Psychologist
102. Orthopaedic Surgeon
103. Orthotist Or Prosthetist
104. Osteopath
105. Other Spatial Scientist
106. Otorhinolaryngologist
107. Paediatric Surgeon
108. Paediatrician
109. Painting Trades Worker
110. Panelbeater
111. Pathologist
112. Physicist (Medical Physicist Only)
113. Physiotherapist
114. Plastic And Reconstructive Surgeon
115. Plumber (General)
116. Podiatrist
117. Pressure Welder
118. Primary Health Organisation Manager
119. Production Or Plant Engineer
120. Project Builder
121. Psychiatrist
122. Psychologists (Nec)
123. Quantity Surveyor
124. Radiation Oncologist
125. Radio Communications Technician
126. Registered Nurse (Aged Care)
127. Registered Nurse (Child And Family Health)
128. Registered Nurse (Community Health)
129. Registered Nurse (Critical Care And Emergency)
130. Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)
131. Registered Nurse (Disability And Rehabilitation)
132. Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)
133. Registered Nurse (Medical)
134. Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
135. Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)
136. Registered Nurse (Perioperative)
137. Registered Nurse (Surgical)
138. Registered Nurses (Nec)
139. Renal Medicine Specialist
140. Rheumatologist
141. Roof Plumber
142. Secondary School Teacher
143. Sheetmetal Trades Worker
144. Shipwright
145. Small Engine Mechanic
146. Social Worker
147. Software Engineer
148. Solicitor
149. Solid Plasterer
150. Sonographer
151. Special Education Teachers (Nec)
152. Special Needs Teacher
153. Specialist Physician (General Medicine)
154. Specialist Physicians (Nec)
155. Speech Pathologist
156. Stonemason
157. Structural Engineer
158. Surgeon (General)
159. Surveyor
160. Systems Analyst
161. Taxation Accountant
162. Teacher Of The Hearing Impaired
163. Teacher Of The Sight Impaired
164. Technical Cable Jointer
165. Telecommunications Engineer
166. Telecommunications Field Engineer
167. Telecommunications Network Engineer
168. Telecommunications Network Planner
169. Telecommunications Technical Officer Or Technologist
170. Thoracic Medicine Specialist
171. Transport Engineer
172. Urologist
173. Valuer
174. Vascular Surgeon
175. Veterinarian
176. Wall And Floor Tiler
177. Welder (First Class)
178. Welfare Centre Manager

 

 

The following table is the Short‑term Skilled Occupation List.

Item Occupation
1. Accommodation And Hospitality Managers (Nec)
2. Acupuncturist
3. Advertising Manager
4. Advertising Specialist
5. Aeroplane Pilot
6. Agricultural Technician
7. Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)
8. Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)
9. Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures)
10. Ambulance Officer
11. Anaesthetic Technician
12. Anaesthetist
13. Animal Attendants And Trainers (Nec)
14. Apiarist
15. Aquaculture Farmer
16. Arborist
17. Architectural Draftsperson
18. Architectural, Building And Surveying Technicians (Nec)
19. Art Teacher (Private Tuition)
20. Artistic Director
21. Arts Administrator Or Manager
22. Baker
23. Beef Cattle Farmer
24. Book Or Script Editor
25. Building Associate
26. Building Inspector
27. Business Machine Mechanic
28. Butcher Or Smallgoods Maker
29. Cabler (Data And Telecommunications)
30. Cafe Or Restaurant Manager
31. Camera Operator (Film, Television Or Video)
32. Cardiac Technician
33. Careers Counsellor
34. Chemical Plant Operator
35. Chemistry Technician
36. Commodities Trader
37. Community Worker
38. Company Secretary
39. Complementary Health Therapists (Nec)
40. Conference And Event Organiser
41. Contract Administrator
42. Cook
43. Copywriter
44. Corporate Services Manager
45. Cotton Grower
46. Counsellors (Nec)
47. Crop Farmers (Nec)
48. Customer Service Manager
49. Dairy Cattle Farmer
50. Dance Teacher (Private Tuition)
51. Dancer Or Choreographer
52. Database Administrator
53. Dental Specialist
54. Dental Technician
55. Dentist
56. Dietitian
57. Director (Film, Television, Radio Or Stage)
58. Disabilities Services Officer
59. Diversional Therapist
60. Diving Instructor (Open Water)
61. Dog Handler Or Trainer
62. Dressmaker Or Tailor
63. Drug And Alcohol Counsellor
64. Earth Science Technician
65. Education Adviser
66. Education Managers (Nec)
67. Enrolled Nurse
68. Facilities Manager
69. Family And Marriage Counsellor
70. Family Support Worker
71. Farrier
72. Fashion Designer
73. Film And Video Editor
74. Finance Broker
75. Finance Manager
76. Financial Brokers (Nec)
77. Financial Dealers (Nec)
78. Financial Investment Adviser
79. Financial Investment Manager
80. Financial Market Dealer
81. Fitness Centre Manager
82. Florist
83. Flower Grower
84. Flying Instructor
85. Footballer
86. Fruit Or Nut Grower
87. Furniture Finisher
88. Gallery Or Museum Curator
89. Gardener (General)
90. Geologist
91. Grain, Oilseed Or Pasture Grower (Aus) / Field Crop Grower (Nz)
92. Grape Grower
93. Graphic Designer
94. Greenkeeper
95. Gymnastics Coach Or Instructor
96. Hair Or Beauty Salon Manager
97. Hairdresser
98. Hardware Technician
99. Health And Welfare Services Managers (Nec)
100. Health Diagnostic And Promotion Professionals (Nec)
101. Health Information Manager
102. Health Promotion Officer
103. Helicopter Pilot
104. Horse Breeder
105. Horse Riding Coach Or Instructor
106. Hospital Pharmacist
107. Hotel Or Motel Manager
108. Human Resource Manager
109. Ict Account Manager
110. Ict Business Development Manager
111. Ict Customer Support Officer
112. Ict Managers (Nec)
113. Ict Project Manager
114. Ict Quality Assurance Engineer
115. Ict Sales Representative
116. Ict Support And Test Engineers (Nec)
117. Ict Support Engineer
118. Ict Support Technicians (Nec)
119. Ict Systems Test Engineer
120. Ict Trainer
121. Illustrator
122. Industrial Designer
123. Industrial Pharmacist
124. Information And Organisation Professionals (Nec)
125. Insurance Agent
126. Insurance Broker
127. Insurance Loss Adjuster
128. Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic
129. Interior Designer
130. Interpreter
131. Jeweller
132. Jewellery Designer
133. Journalists And Other Writers (Nec)
134. Judicial And Other Legal Professionals (Nec)
135. Laboratory Manager
136. Landscape Gardener
137. Librarian
138. Library Technician
139. Life Science Technician
140. Livestock Farmers (Nec)
141. Make Up Artist
142. Management Consultant
143. Manufacturer
144. Marketing Specialist
145. Massage Therapist
146. Mathematician
147. Meat Inspector
148. Mechanical Engineering Technician
149. Medical Laboratory Technician
150. Medical Technicians (Nec)
151. Metal Fitters And Machinists (Nec)
152. Metallurgical Or Materials Technician
153. Middle School Teacher (Aus) / Intermediate School Teacher (Nz)
154. Mine Deputy
155. Mixed Crop And Livestock Farmer
156. Mixed Crop Farmer
157. Mixed Livestock Farmer
158. Music Director
159. Music Professionals (Nec)
160. Music Teacher (Private Tuition)
161. Naturopath
162. Network Administrator
163. Network Analyst
164. Newspaper Or Periodical Editor
165. Nurse Educator
166. Nurse Manager
167. Nurse Researcher
168. Nutritionist
169. Occupational Health And Safety Adviser
170. Organisation And Methods Analyst
171. Orthoptist
172. Other Sports Coach Or Instructor
173. Pastrycook
174. Patents Examiner
175. Performing Arts Technicians (Nec)
176. Pharmacy Technician
177. Photographer
178. Pig Farmer
179. Post Office Manager
180. Poultry Farmer
181. Power Generation Plant Operator
182. Precision Instrument Maker And Repairer
183. Primary Products Inspectors (Nec)
184. Primary School Teacher
185. Print Finisher
186. Print Journalist
187. Printing Machinist
188. Private Tutors And Teachers (Nec)
189. Production Manager (Forestry)
190. Production Manager (Manufacturing)
191. Production Manager (Mining)
192. Program Director (Television Or Radio)
193. Program Or Project Administrator
194. Public Relations Professional
195. Quality Assurance Manager
196. Records Manager
197. Recreation Officer
198. Recruitment Consultant
199. Rehabilitation Counsellor
200. Research And Development Manager
201. Resident Medical Officer
202. Residential Care Officer
203. Retail Buyer
204. Retail Pharmacist
205. Roof Tiler
206. Sales And Marketing Manager
207. School Principal
208. Science Technicians (Nec)
209. Sheep Farmer
210. Signwriter
211. Snowsport Instructor
212. Social Professionals (Nec)
213. Software Tester
214. Sound Technician
215. Specialist Managers (Nec) Except:
216. Sports Centre Manager
217. Sports Development Officer
218. Sportspersons (Nec)
219. Stage Manager
220. Stockbroking Dealer
221. Student Counsellor
222. Sugar Cane Grower
223. Supply And Distribution Manager
224. Swimming Coach Or Instructor
225. Systems Administrator
226. Teacher Of English To Speakers Of Other Languages
227. Technical Director
228. Technical Sales Representatives (Nec) Including Education Sales Representatives
229. Technical Writer
230. Telecommunications Linesworker
231. Television Journalist
232. Tennis Coach
233. Textile, Clothing And Footwear Mechanic
234. Toolmaker
235. Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner
236. Transport Company Manager
237. Upholsterer
238. Urban And Regional Planner
239. Vegetable Grower (Aus) / Market Gardener (Nz)
240. Vehicle Body Builder
241. Vehicle Trimmer
242. Veterinary Nurse
243. Video Producer
244. Visual Arts And Crafts Professionals (Nec)
245. Watch And Clock Maker And Repairer
246. Web Administrator
247. Web Designer
248. Web Developer
249. Welfare Worker
250. Wine Maker
251. Wood Machinist
252. Wood Machinists And Other Wood Trades Workers (Nec)
253. Youth Worker

 


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