12 March 2019
New Visa Occupations Lists from 11 March 2019
The Government has updated the skilled migration occupation lists, upon which we rely for various visa programs, including Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) and Employer Nomination programs.
There are now a total of 508 skilled occupations that are eligible for the TSS visa program:
- Certain occupations have been added to the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) including Telecommunications Network Planner (ANZSCO code 313213), Pressure Welder (ANZSCO code 322312) and interestingly, Footballer (ANZSCO 452411).
- Certain occupations have been removed from the Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) including Watch and Clock Maker and Repairer (ANZSCO code 323316), Chemical Plant Operator (ANZSCO code 399211) and many occupations related to agriculture.
The Government has also amended the occupational caveat for Recruitment Consultants on the STSOL, reducing the annual salary requirement to $80,000.
Medical practitioner occupations will now require a Health Workforce Certificate for the position to be presented for all TSS and employer-sponsored PR nominations.
The next revision of the occupations lists is due to be announced in July 2019.
Please contact your Ajuria adviser to discuss any specific concerns you have regarding the changes to the skilled migration occupation lists.
For more information regarding the changes, please visit the Department’s website.
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