Changes to the Skilled Occupation Lists (MLTSSL, STSOL, ROL)

As of the 11th March 2019 38 occupations have been added to the MLTSSL:

  • Arts administrator or manager (139911)

  • Environmental manager (139912)

  • Dancer or choreographer (211112)

  • Music director (211212)

  • Musician (instrumental) (211213)

  • Artistic director, (212111)

  • Statistician (224113)

  • Economist (224311)

  • Mining engineer (excluding petroleum) (233611)

  • Petroleum engineer (233612)

  • Engineering professional (nec) (233999)

  • Chemist (234211)

  • Food technologist (234212)

  • Environmental consultant (234312)

  • Environmental research scientist (234313)

  • Environmental scientist (nec) (234399)

  • Geophysicist (234412)

  • Hydrogeologist (234413)

  • Life scientist (general) (234511)

  • Biochemist (234513)

  • Biotechnologist (234514)

  • Botanist (234515)

  • Marine biologist (234516)

  • Microbiologist (234517)

  • Zoologist (234518)

  • Life scientist (nec) (234599)

  • Conservator (234911)

  • Metalurgist (234912)

  • Meteorologist (234913)

  • Physicist (all) (234914)

  • Natural and physical science professionals (nec) (234999)

  • University lecturer (242111)

  • Audiologist (252711)

  • Speech pathologist (252712)

  • Multimedia specialist (261211)

  • Software and applications programmers (nec) (261399)

  • Horse trainer (361112)

  • Tennis coach (452316)

  • Footballer (452411)

27 Occupations have been removed from the STSOL:

  • Aquaculture farmer (121111)

  • Cotton grower (121211)

  • Fruit or nut grower (121213)

  • Grain, oilseed or pasture grower (Aus) / field crop grower (NZ) (121214)

  • Mixed crop farmer (121216)

  • Sugar cane grower (121217)

  • Crop farmers (nec) (121299)

  • Beef cattle farmer (121312)

  • Dairy cattle farmer (121313)

  • Mixed livestock farmer (121317)

  • Pig farmer (121318)

  • Sheep farmer (121322 )

  • Livestock farmers (nec) (121399)

  • Mixed crop and livestock farmer (121411)

  • Visual arts and crafts professionals (nec) (211499)

  • Dentist (252312)

  • Anaesthetist (253211)

  • Textile, clothing and footwear mechanic (323215)

  • Watch and clock maker and repairer (323316)

  • Chemical plant operator (399211)

  • Library technician (399312)

  • Arts administrator or manager (139911)

  • Dancer or choreographer (211112)

  • Music director (211212)

  • Artistic director (212111)

  • Tennis coach (452316)

  • Footballer (452411)

18 Occupations added to the Regional Occupation List:

  • Aquaculture farmer (121111)

  • Cotton grower (121211)

  • Fruit or nut grower (121213)

  • Grain, oilseed or pasture grower (Aus)/field crop grower (NZ) (121214)

  • Mixed crop farmer (121216)

  • Sugar cane grower (121217)

  • Crop farmers (nec) (121299)

  • Beef cattle farmer (121312)

  • Dairy cattle farmer (121313)

  • Deer farmer (121314)

  • Goat farmer (121315)

  • Mixed livestock farmer (121317)

  • Pig farmer (121318)

  • Sheep farmer (121322 )

  • Livestock farmers (nec) (121399)

  • Mixed crop and livestock farmer (121411)

  • Dentist (252312)

  • Anaesthetist (253211)

NOTE: Above mentioned changes only apply to the visa subclasses: 189, 190, 489 and 485. If you think you’re affected by these changes and/or if you would like to book an appointment with a professional Migration Agent to assess your options, feel free to contact us.