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The Department of Jobs and Small Business has currently published a Traffic Light Bulletin on proposed changes to occupations listed on the Short-Term Skilled Occupation List, the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List and the Regional Occupation List.


If you are planning to apply for Skilled Australian Visas in range of employer-sponsored, points-tested and state-nominated visa programs, you may need to pay a close attention to these possible changes of Occupation Lists.

Where an occupation is removed from the MLTSSL, your visa options will change. If an occupation is removed from the STOL, then you may not be able to make a visa application of any kind.


2018 Mid–Year Update to Occupation Lists


STSOL—Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) occupations

ANZSCO Occupation Current Status Possible Removal from the STSOL list
133411 Manufacturer STSOL
211499 Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals nec STSOL
212312 Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage) STSOL
212314 Film and Video Editor STSOL
212315 Program Director (Television or Radio) STSOL
212316 Stage Manager STSOL
212317 Technical Director STSOL
212318 Video Producer STSOL
241311 Middle School Teacher STSOL
323215 Textile, Clothing and Footwear Mechanic STSOL
323316 Watch and Clock Maker and Repairer STSOL
342411 Cabler (Data and Telecommunications) STSOL
342413 Telecommunications Linesworker


399211 Chemical Plant Operator


399312 Library Technician


411715 Residential Care Officer


599612 Insurance Loss Adjuster




MLTSSL—Medium Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) Occupations

ANZSCO Occupation Current Status Possible Movement from MLTSSL to STSOL
221112 Management Accountant MLTSSL
234111 Agricultural Consultant MLTSSL
312212 Civil Engineering Technician MLTSSL


ANZSCO Occupation Current Status Possible Movement from STSOL to MLTSSL
452411 Footballer STSOL



ROL- Regional Occupations List

ANZSCO Occupation Current Status Possible Movement from STSOL to ROL
252312 Dentist STSOL
253211 Anaesthetist STSOL


This List is for consultation purposes only. It does not represent a decision of Government.


At Modern Migration Australia, we specialise in providing reliable and accurate advice and support when it comes to visa applications and migration law.

For more on the Skilled Visa requirements, speak with our experienced registered migration agents. Call us on (08) 6555 7718 for a brief introduction to these Australian visas.