Department of Home Affairs has released the most recent Australian Immigration Skilled Occupations List which came into effect on 11 March 2019.

To respond to changes in the Australian labour market and regional variations across Australia, the list is reviewed regularly by the Department of Jobs and Small Business. 

Pending nomination and/or visa applications will not be adversely impacted by the subsequent removal of any occupation from the skilled occupation lists.

https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/working-in-australia/skill-occupation-list

https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/what-we-do/skilled-migration-program/recent-changes

Refer to the below table to find out which occupations are eligible for the relevant subclass visas for Australian immigration skilled occupations.

GENERAL SKILLED MIGRATION – a significant number of occupations have been added to the Medium Long-Term Skills Shortage List. 

Miscellaneous Specialist Managers
139911 Arts Administrator or Manager
139912 Environmental Manager
Arts Professionals
211112 Dancer or Choreographer
211212 Music Director
211213 Musician (Instrumental)
212111 Artistic Director
Information and Organisation Professionals
224113 Statistician
224311 Economist
Engineering Professionals
233611 Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)
233612 Petroleum Engineer
233999 Engineering Professionals nec
Natural and Physical Science Professionals
234211 Chemist
234212 Food Technologist
234312 Environmental Consultant
234313 Environmental Research Scientist
234399 Environmental Scientists nec
234412 Geophysicist
234413 Hydrogeologist
234511 Life Scientist (General)
234513 Biochemist
234514 Biotechnologist
234515 Botanist
234516 Marine Biologist
234517 Microbiologist
234518 Zoologist
234599 Life Scientists nec
234911 Conservator
234912 Metallurgist
234913 Meteorologist
234999 Natural and Physical Science Professionals nec
Tertiary Education Teachers
242111 University Lecturer
Business and Systems Analysts, and Programmers
261211 Multimedia Specialist
261399 Software and Applications Programmers nec
Animal Attendants and Trainers, and Shearers
361112 Horse Trainer
Sports and Fitness Workers
452316 Tennis Coach
452411 Footballer

Restriction to Medical Physicist (ANZSCO 234914) has been removed for this occupation.  This means that physicists (not only medical physicists) are now eligible to apply for the relevant visas.  We are still waiting to see whether the updated list from the Federal Government will have a flow on effect to the relevant state government’s nomination list for 190 or 489 visas.

 Caveats to Telecommunications Network Planner (ANZSCO 313213) and Pressure Welder (ANZSCO 322312) have been removed.

Occupations that have been removed from the Short-Term Skilled Occupations List:

121111 Aquaculture Farmer

121211 Cotton Grower

121213 Fruit or Nut Grower

121214 Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Grower

121216 Mixed Crop Farmer

121217 Sugar Cane Grower

121299 Crop Farmers nec

121312 Beef Cattle Farmer

121313 Dairy Cattle Farmer

121317 Mixed Livestock Farmer

121318 Pig Farmer

121322 Sheep Farmer

121399 Livestock Farmers nec

121411 Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer

139911 Arts Administrator or Manager

211112 Dancer or Choreographer

211212 Music Director

211499 Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals nec

212111 Artistic Director

252312 Dentist

253211 Anaesthetist

323215 Textile, Clothing and Footwear Mechanic

323316 Watch and Clock Maker and Repairer

399211 Chemical Plant Operator

399312 Library Technician

452411 Footballer

542316 Medical Receptionist

The following skilled occupations have been added to the Regional Occupations List:

121111 Aquaculture Farmer

121211 Cotton Grower

121213 Fruit or Nut Grower

121214 Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Grower

121216 Mixed Crop Farmer

121217 Sugar Cane Grower

121299 Crop Farmers nec

121312 Beef Cattle Farmer

121313 Dairy Cattle Farmer

121317 Mixed Livestock Farmer

121314 Deer Farmer

121315 Goat Farmer

121318 Pig Farmer

121322 Sheep Farmer

121399 Livestock Farmers nec

121411 Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer

252312 Dentist

253211 Anaesthetist

For the EMPLOYER NOMINATED VISA (permanent) (except for those where transitional arrangement is applicable), the following skilled occupations have been added to the Medium Long-Term Skills Shortage List :

139911 Arts Administrator or Manager

211112 Dancer or Choreographer

211212 Music Director

212111 Artistic Director

313213 Telecommunications Network Planner

322312 Pressure Welder

452316 Tennis Coach

452411 Footballer

For the Temporary Skills Shortages Visa (482), the following changes have been applied to the various lists of skilled occupations.

Added to the Medium Long-Term Skills Shortage List:

139911 Arts Administrator or Manager

211112 Dancer or Choreographer

211212 Music Director

212111 Artistic Director

313213 Telecommunications Network Planner

322312 Pressure Welder

452316 Tennis Coach

452411 Footballer

Added to the Regional Occupations List:

121111 Aquaculture Farmer

121211 Cotton Grower

121213 Fruit or Nut Grower

121214 Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Grower

121216 Mixed Crop Farmer

121217 Sugar Cane Grower

121299 Crop Farmers nec

121312 Beef Cattle Farmer

121313 Dairy Cattle Farmer

121314 Deer Farmer

121315 Goat Farmer

121317 Mixed Livestock Farmer

121318 Pig Farmer

121322 Sheep Farmer

121399 Livestock Farmers nec

121411 Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer

252312 Dentist

253211 Anaesthetist

Added to the Australian immigration Short-Term Skills Occupations List:

211499 Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals nec

323215 Textile, Clothing and Footwear Mechanic

323316 Watch and Clock Maker and Repairer

399211 Chemical Plant Operator

399312 Library Technician

Legislative instruments:

Migration (IMMI 18/052: Transitional operation of regulation 5.19 for certain 457 visa holders) Instrument 2018 https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2018L00285

Migration (LIN 19/047: Specification of Occupations—Subclass 187 Visa) Instrument 2019 https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2019L00276

Migration (LIN 19/048: Specification of Occupations—Subclass 482 Visa) Instrument 2019 https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2019L00274

Migration (LIN 19/049: Specification of Occupations and Assessing Authorities—Subclass 186 Visa) Instrument 2019 https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2019L00275

Migration (LIN 19/050: Specification of Occupations—Subclass 407 Visa) Instrument 2019 https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2019L00277

Migration (LIN 19/051: Specification of Occupations and Assessing Authorities) Instrument 2019 https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2019L00278

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