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Australian Skilled Migration – Changes to Skilled Occupation List


On the 18th March 2018, the Australian Department of Home Affairs introduced changes the Skilled Occupation List, including the Medium and Long-term Skilled Occupation List (MLTSSL) & Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL).

The occupations listed below have been moved from the MLTSSL to the Regional Occupation List:



horse breeder 121316
project builder 133112
medical administrator 134211
electrical linesworker 342211


The occupations listed below have been moved from the STSOL to the Regional Occupation List:

Occupation ANZSCO code
post office manager 142115
fitness centre manager 149112
sports centre manager 149113
aeroplane pilot 231111
flying instructor 231113
helicopter pilot 231114
wine maker 234213
agricultural technician 311111
real estate representative 612115
property manager 612112


The following new occupations have been added to the Regional Occupation List:

Occupation ANZSCO code
public relations manager 131114
policy and planning manager 132411
procurement manager 133612
regional education manager 134412
sports administrator 139915
caravan park and camping ground manager 141211
amusement centre manager 149111
cinema or theatre manager 149912
financial institution branch manager 149914
human resource adviser 223111
workplace relations adviser 223113
policy analyst 224412
liaison officer 224912
market research analyst 225112
ship’s master 231213
multimedia designer 232413
conservation officer 234311
exercise physiologist 234915
vocational education teacher 242211
environmental health officer 251311
intellectual property lawyer 271214
translator 272413
community arts worker 272611
operating theatre technician 311214
pathology collector 311216
construction estimator 312114
surveying or spatial science technician 312116
mechanical engineering draftsperson 312511
safety inspector 312611
maintenance planner 312911
building and engineering technicians (nec) 312999
vehicle painter 324311
floor finisher 332111
zookeeper 361114
nurseryperson 362411
gas or petroleum operator 399212
dental hygienist 411211
dental therapist 411214
emergency service worker 441211
driving instructor 451211
funeral workers (nec) 451399
flight attendant 451711
first aid trainer 451815
jockey 452413
clinical coder 599915


The full Skilled Occupation List can be viewed on our Australian Skilled Migration page here:

The next review of the Skilled Occupation List  (STSOL and MLTSSL) is planned for July 2018.

Contact us if you wish to discuss your Australia Skilled Migration Visa options: [email protected] or call our London office on 0207 427 5290.

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