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Australia Migration Changes to Skilled Occupation Lists 2019

There has recently been an update to the list of eligible skilled occupations and application conditions for the MLTSSL, STSOL Regional Occupation lists. This list is handy reference guide for you to review what visa program may be available to you depending on your occupation or skillset.

As the Australian economy experiences growth every year job demand shifts and therefore the government adjusts the Australian Skilled Migration List with occupations that cannot be filled by Australians.

The following list provides all the updates and changes to occupations on the Medium and Long term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and Short Term Skilled Occupational Lists to increase or decrease employment/skills gaps in the Australian economy.

Occupations Added to MLTSSL

Applicable Instruments: LIN 19/047; LIN 19/048; LIN 19/049; LIN 19/051

  • 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


Occupations Added to STSOL

Applicable Instrument LIN 19/048

  • 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)

Occupations Moved from STSOL to MLTSSL

Applicable Instruments – LIN 19/047; LIN 19/048; LIN 19/049; LIN 19/050

  • 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)

Occupations Removed from STSOL

Applicable Instrument LIN 19/050

  • 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)

Occupations Added to Regional Occupation List

Applicable Instrument LIN 19/048

  • deer farmer (ANZSCO code 121314)
  • goat farmer (ANZSCO code 121315)

Occupations Added to Regional Occupation List, removed from STSOL

Applicable Instruments: LIN 19/048;

  • 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)

Occupations Removed from Regional Occupation List moved to MLTSSL

Applicable Instruments: LIN 19/047; LIN 19/049

  • 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)

Occupations Occupations with added conditions

Applicable Instruments: LIN 19/047 (SC 187); LIN 19/048 (SC 482); LIN 19/049 (SC 186)  

The following medical practitioner occupations now require a Health Workforce Certificate for the position and occupation to be presented with the nomination application

  • general practitioner (ANZSCO code 253111)
  • medical practitioners (nec) (ANZSCO code 253999)
  • resident medical officer (ANZSCO code 253112)

Applicability conditions added/changed

Condition 25

  • imposes a minimum salary of $120,000 pa for footballers
  • replaces Condition 23 for ship’s masters and gas or petroleum operators

Condition 26 

  • replaces Conditions 23 for recruitment consultants on the STSOL and reduces the annual salary required to $80,000

For additional Occupations visit the 2018 Combined Occupation List or visit Employer Sponsored Visa for more information.

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