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:
Business Machine Mechanic
Animal Attendants and Trainers nec
Gardeners (including Landscape Gardener)
Diving Instructor (Open Water)
Gymnastic Coach or Instructor
Occupations to be moved from MLTSSL/ROL to STSOL
Painting Trade Worker
Wall and Floor Tiler
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)
Occupations to be added to STSOL:
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.