New occupations announced for Australian visas

Skilled Occupation List changes for 186,187,189,190, 407; 482; 485; 489 visas were announced and are effective from 11 March 2019. 

New occupations for subclasses 189, 190, 489 & 485

Commencing 11 March 2019 there were 36 occupations added to MLTSSL; 27 occupations removed from the STSOL, 18 occupations added to the ROL;

  • 36 occupations added to the MLTSSL
arts administrator or manager 139911 VETASSESS
environmental manager 139912 VETASSESS
dancer or choreographer 211112 VETASSESS
music director 211212 VETASSESS
musician (instrumental) 211213 VETASSESS
artistic director 212111 VETASSESS
statistician 224113 VETASSESS
economist 224311 VETASSESS
mining engineer (excluding petroleum) 233611 Engineers Australia
petroleum engineer 233612 Engineers Australia
engineering professionals (nec) 233999 Engineers Australia
chemist 234211 VETASSESS
food technologist 234212 VETASSESS
environmental consultant 234312 VETASSESS
environmental research scientist 234313 VETASSESS
environmental scientist (nec) 234399 VETASSESS
geophysicist 234412 VETASSESS
hydrogeologist 234413 VETASSESS
life scientist (general) 234511 VETASSESS
biochemist 234513 VETASSESS
biotechnologist 234514 VETASSESS
botanist 234515 VETASSESS
marine biologist 234516 VETASSESS
microbiologist 234517 VETASSESS
zoologist 234518 VETASSESS
life scientists (nec) 234599 VETASSESS
conservator 234911 VETASSESS
metallurgist 234912 VETASSESS
meteorologist 234913 VETASSESS
natural and physical science professionals (nec) 234999 VETASSESS
university lecturer 242111 VETASSESS
multimedia specialist 261211 ACS
software and applications programmers (nec) 261399 ACS
horse trainer 361112 TRA
tennis coach 452316 VETASSESS
footballer 452411 VETASSESS
  • 27 occupations removed from the STSOL, 6 of which moved to MLTSSL
aquaculture farmer 121111 VETASSESS
cotton grower 121211 VETASSESS
fruit or nut grower 121213 VETASSESS
grain, oil seed or pasture grower (Aus) / field crop grower (NZ) 121214 VETASSESS
mixed crop farmer 121216 VETASSESS
sugar cane grower 121217 VETASSESS
crop farmers (nec) 121299 VETASSESS
beef cattle farmer 121312 VETASSESS
dairy cattle farmer 121313 VETASSESS
mixed livestock farmer 121317 VETASSESS
pig farmer 121318 VETASSESS
sheep farmer 121322 VETASSESS
livestock farmers (nec) 121399 VETASSESS
mixed crop and livestock farmer 121411 VETASSESS
visual arts and crafts professionals (nec) 211499 VETASSESS
dentist 252312 ADC
anaesthetist 253211 MedBA
textile, clothing and footwear mechanic 323215 TRA
watch and clock maker and repairer 323316 TRA
chemical plant operator 399211 TRA
library technician 399312 VETASSESS
arts administrator or manager 139911 VETASSESS
dancer or choreographer 211112 VETASSESS
music director 211212 VETASSESS
artistic director 212111 VETASSESS
tennis coach 452316 VETASSESS
footballer 452411 VETASSESS

The occupations in blue moved to the MLTSSL.

  • 18 occupations added to the ROL
aquaculture farmer 121111 VETASSESS
cotton grower 121211 VETASSESS
fruit or nut grower 121213 VETASSESS
grain, oilseed or pasture grower (Aus)/field crop grower (NZ) 121214 VETASSESS
mixed crop farmer 121216 VETASSESS
sugar cane grower 121217 VETASSESS
crop farmers (nec) 121299 VETASSESS
beef cattle farmer 121312 VETASSESS
dairy cattle farmer 121313 VETASSESS
deer farmer 121314 VETASSESS
goat farmer 121315 VETASSESS
mixed livestock farmer 121317 VETASSESS
pig farmer 121318 VETASSESS
sheep farmer 121322 VETASSESS
livestock farmers (nec) 121399 VETASSESS
mixed crop and livestock farmer 121411 VETASSESS
dentist 252312 ADC
anaesthetist 253211 MedBA

Physicist (234914) was only available for medical physicists however now it is available for all physicists.

New occupations for visa subclass 482 (TSS)

2 added to MLTSSL

telecommunications network planner 313213
pressure welder 322312

6 moved from STSOL to MLTSSL

arts administrator or manager 139911
dancer or choreographer 211112
music director 211212
artistic director 212111
tennis coach 452316
footballer 452411

Footballer has a caveat: ‘The position has nominated annual earnings of less than AUD120,000’.

16 moved from STSOL to ROL

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
dentist 252312
anaesthetist 253211

5 removed from STSOL

visual arts and crafts professionals (nec) 211499
textile, clothing and footwear mechanic 323215
watch and clock maker and repairer 323316
chemical plant operator 399211
library technician 399312
New occupations for visa subclass 186 (ENS)

Added to MLTSSL

arts administrator or manager 139911
dancer or choreographer 211112
music director 211212
artistic director 212111
telecommunications network planner 313213
pressure welder 322312
tennis coach 452316
footballer 452411
New occupations for visa subclass 407

6 occupations moved from STSOL to MLTSSL

arts administrator or manager 139911
dancer or choreographer 211112
music director 211212
artistic director 212111
tennis coach 452316
footballer 452411

16 occupations moved from the STSOL to the ROL

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
dentist 252312
anaesthetist 253211

5 occupations removed from the STSOL

visual arts and crafts professionals (nec) 211499
textile, clothing and footwear mechanic 323215
watch and clock maker and repairer 323316
chemical plant operator 399211
library technician 399312

2 occupations added to the ROL

deer farmer 121314
goat farmer 121315
If you would like to find out more about the current skilled occupations list or discuss your visa options further and evaluate which pathway to take, please contact us on 03 9521 7577 or send email to [email protected]