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Australian Skilled Occupation List upcoming review March 2020

The Australian Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business has issued a Traffic Light Bulletin with proposed changes to the Australian Skilled Occupation List.

The Department of Employment is responsible for undertaking regular reviews of the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL), the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and the Regional Occupation List (ROL). These occupation lists are used for skilled migration to fill long and short-term skills shortages in Australia.

The below list is a proposal only as consultations are still taking place. The below list does not represent a final decision of the Australian Government in relation to changes to the Australian Skilled Occupation Lists. A formal and final review and updated occupation lists are expected in March 2020.

 

Occupations flagged for removal from the lists:

Careers Counsellor

Vehicle Trimmer

Business Machine Mechanic

Animal Attendants and Trainers nec

Gardeners (including Landscape Gardener)

Hairdresser

Wood Machinist

Massage Therapist

Community Worker

Diving Instructor (Open Water)

Gymnastic Coach or Instructor

 

Occupations to be moved from MLTSSL/ROL to STSOL

Automotive Electrician

Motorcycle Mechanic

Locksmith

Painting Trade Worker

Glazier

Wall and Floor Tiler

Cabinetmaker

Post office Manager

Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson

Real Estate Representative

 

Occupations to be moved to MLTSSL

Sales and Marketing Manager (*salary increase to $120,000 – Employer Sponsored Visa only)

ICT Project Manager (*salary increase to $120,000 – Employer Sponsored Visa only)

Information and Organisation Professionals nec (*salary increase to $90,000 – Employer Sponsored Visa only)

Insurance Loss Adjuster (*salary increase to $80,000 – Employer Sponsored Visa only)

Procurement Manager

Ship’s Master

 

Occupations to be added to STSOL:

Corporate Treasurer

Aged or Disabled Carer

Nursing Support Worker

Personal Care Assistant

 

Occupations to remain on current list but have a recommended salary caveat (*Employer sponsored Visa only):

Poultry Farmer – salary caveat $65,000

Baker – salary caveat $65,000

Pastrycook- salary caveat $65,000

Horse Trainer – salary caveat $65,000

Fitter and Tuner – salary caveat $65,000

Sportspersons nec – salary caveat $120,000

 

There are no other proposed changes to the Australian occupation lists. Consultations are taking place to discuss potential implementation and amendments to the Australian occupation lists. A final review is due to take place in March 2020.

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