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Occupation Lists

Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)

The Department of Immigration and Border Patrol (DIBP) uses lists of skilled occupations that are in need in Australia. The two different lists - Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) - are determined by whether the particular skill shortage in the occupation is for the short term only or for the medium to long term.

Which list the occupation is found on will determine which Skilled Visa subclass you can apply for. You must get a positive skills assessment from the relevant skills assessment authority for the particular occupation.

Please note that there are different lists of occupations for the employer sponsored visas.

The occupations are generally categorised under 4 major groups: managers and administrators; professionals; associate professionals and tradespersons and related workers.

Changes to the Occupation Lists

The new Occupations Lists has been developed based on advice from the Department of Education and Training to provide expert and independent advice on matters relating to Australia's current, emerging and future workforce skills and workforce development needs.

If you are applying for any of the below visas:

  • Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) ā€“ Points-tested stream
  • Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) - Family nominated

you will need to nominate an occupation that is included in the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) in the relevant legislative instrument ā€“ see: section 7 of IMMI 17/072: Specification of Occupations and Assessing Authorities

If you are applying for any of the below visas:

  • Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)
  • Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) - State or Territory nominated.

you will need to nominate an occupation that is included in the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) or the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) subject to the occupation specific exclusions specified in the tables below ā€“ see section 7 and 8 of IMMI 17/072: Specification of Occupations and Assessing Authorities.

The following five occupations included on the MLTSSL are not available for these visa programs:

Occupation

ANZSCO code

Electrical linesworker

342211

Medical administrator

134211

Pressure welder

322312

Project builder

133112

Telecommunications network planner

313213

The following 24 occupations included on the STSOL are only available for the Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) - State or Territory nominated visa program. They are not available for the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190).

Occupation

ANZSCO code

Agricultural Technician

311111

Apiarist

121311

Aquaculture Farmer

121111

Beef Cattle Farmer

121312

Cotton Grower

121211

Crop Farmers (nec)

121299

Dairy Cattle Farmer

121313

Flower Grower

121212

Fruit or Nut Grower

121213

Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Grower (Aus) / Field Crop Grower (NZ)

121214

Grape Grower

121215

Horse Breeder

121316

Livestock Farmers (nec)

121399

Mixed Crop & Livestock Farmer

121411

Mixed Crop Farmer

121216

Mixed Livestock Farmer

121317

Pig Farmer

121318

Poultry Farmer

121321

Primary Products Inspectors (nec)

311399

Production Manager (Forestry)

133511

Sheep Farmer

121322

Sugar Cane Grower

121217

Vegetable Grower (Aus) / Market Gardener (NZ)

121221

Wine Maker

234213

The MLTSSL and STSOL lists of occupations are supposed to deliver a General Skilled Migration (GSM) program more tightly focused on delivering high-value nation building skills. The new lists are focused on targeting specialised occupations that require a long lead time of formal education and training.

The MLTSSL and STSOL occupation lists are reviewed at least annually.

The current occupation lists commenced on 1 July 2017.

Success Stories

Over the years we have helped many people from all over the world realise their dream of a new life in Australia.

Please see the Testimonial Section of the website and see for yourself.

Due to industry regulations, in order to be able to provide you with migration advice and assistance you must first become a client. If you are serious about General Skilled Migration it is worthwhile having a professional assessment by a Registered Migration Agent.

Please contact us so that a Solicitor and Registered Migration Agent can analyse your profile, determine your eligibility and if eligible advise you further on how to secure an Australian General Skilled Migration visa.



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