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Australia Makes key Changes to the Lists of Eligible Skilled Occupations w.e.f. January 17, 2018

Posted - 17, Jan 2018

Australia has implemented key changes to its lists of Eligible Skilled Occupations with effect from January 17, 2018. The changes includes adding, removing of certain occupations as well as the interchange of occupations between Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL). The list Lists of eligible skilled occupations has been updated from 17th January with all new changes reflecting, hence the applications received prior to this date will not be impacted from new changes.

Summary of Changes to Lists of Eligible Skilled Occupations

Here are the key changes implemented in the lists of Eligible Skilled Occupations from 17th January:

Occupations added

Three occupations have been added to the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL). These occupations were not featuring in any of the lists earlier. Caveats on these occupations has also been indicated via ‘*** asterisks’.

Occupation ANZSCO code Caveat from 17/1/2018
Property Manager*** 612112 Excludes any of the following positions:
  • that have a nominated base salary of less than AUD$65,000
  • with businesses that have fewer than five employees
  • with businesses that have an annual turnover of less than AUD$1M
  • which are not located in regional Australia – see Eligible Postcodes in Regional Australia.
Psychotherapist 272314 Nil
Real Estate Representative*** 612115 Excludes any of the following positions:
  • that have a nominated base salary of less than AUD$65,000
  • with businesses that have fewer than five employees
  • with businesses that have an annual turnover of less than AUD$1M
  • which are not located in regional Australia – see Eligible Postcodes in Regional Australia.

Click here to view the Combined List of Eligible Skilled Occupations Australia

Occupations which have been removed

The two occupations have been completely eliminated from the lists of eligible skilled occupations for all skilled visa programs with effect from 17 January 2018.

Occupation ANZSCO code
Building Associate 312112
Hair or Beauty Salon Manager 142114

Occupations which have been moved between the lists

The 2 key occupations have been moved from the STSOL to the MTLSSL. Details of any caveats applicable also indicated.

Occupation ANZSCO code Caveat from 17/1/2018
Horse Breeder*** 121316 Excludes positions that:
  • predominantly involve low skilled tasks (e.g. fruit picking or packing, feeding of livestock or animals); or
  • are not located in regional Australia – see Eligible Postcodes in Regional Australia.
Note: this caveat has not changed.
Management Consultant*** 224711 Excludes positions in businesses that:
  • have an annual turnover of less than AUD$1M
  • in businesses that have fewer than five employees; or
  • have a nominated base salary of less than AUD$90,000.
Note: Amended caveat – base salary requirement raised to $90,000.

No occupations have been moved from the MLTSSL to the STSOL.

Occupations with caveat-only changes

The 6 occupations shall feature in their existing lists. A new and/or revised caveat will, however, be applicable w.e.f. January 17, 2018 as mentioned below:

Occupation ANZSCO code Caveat from 17/1/2018 Explanation of change
Accommodation and Hospitality Managers nec*** 141999 Excludes positions that are not located in regional Australia – see Eligible Postcodes in Regional Australia. New caveat
Management Accountant*** 221112 Excludes any of the following positions:
  • clerical, book keeper and accounting clerk positions
  • positions in businesses that have an annual turnover of less than AUD$1M
  • Positions in businesses that have fewer than five employees.
New caveat
Massage Therapist*** 411611 Excludes any of the following positions:
  • are non-full-time
  • are not based in a therapeutic setting
  • involve the provision of  non-medical relaxation massage; or
  • Are in a retail setting.
Caveat amended – clarification of wording only
Recruitment Consultant*** 223112 Excludes any of the following positions:
  • that have a nominated base salary of less than AUD$90,000
  • with businesses that have an annual turnover of less than AUD$1M
  • With businesses that have fewer than five employees.
Amended caveat – base salary requirement raised to $90,000
?Supply and Distribution Manager*** ?133611 Excludes any of the following positions:
  • based in a front-line retail setting;
  • that predominately involve direct client transactional interaction on a regular basis;
  • with businesses that have an annual turnover of less than AUD$1M unless they involve an intra-corporate transfer to which an international trade obligation applies;
  • that have a nominated base salary of less than AUD$65,000 unless they involve an intra-corporate transfer to which an international trade obligation applies.
?Amended caveat - annual turn over requirement does not apply where international trade obligations apply
Taxation Accountant*** 221113 Excludes any of the following positions:
  • clerical, book keeper and accounting clerk positions
  • positions in businesses that have an annual turnover of less than AUD$1M
  • Positions in businesses that have fewer than five employees.

For further clarification or assistance about the new updates in the existing eligible skilled occupation lists you may forward your queries to Visas Avenue email id- info@visasavenue.com.

Moreover, if you need inclusive assistance to apply PR visa in Australia, you may contact Certified Australia Migration at Visas Avenue. You may call the expert on Toll Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Alternatively, fill the free assessment form to receive a call back from the qualified immigration experts.

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