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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

ANZSCOOccupationCurrent StatusPossible Removal from the STSOL list
211499Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals necSTSOL
212312Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage)STSOL
212314Film and Video EditorSTSOL
212315Program Director (Television or Radio)STSOL
212316Stage ManagerSTSOL
212317Technical DirectorSTSOL
212318Video ProducerSTSOL
241311Middle School TeacherSTSOL
323215Textile, Clothing and Footwear MechanicSTSOL
323316Watch and Clock Maker and RepairerSTSOL
342411Cabler (Data and Telecommunications)STSOL
342413Telecommunications Linesworker


399211Chemical Plant Operator


399312Library Technician


411715Residential Care Officer


599612Insurance Loss Adjuster




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

ANZSCOOccupationCurrent StatusPossible Movement from MLTSSL to STSOL
221112Management AccountantMLTSSL
234111Agricultural ConsultantMLTSSL
312212Civil Engineering TechnicianMLTSSL


ANZSCOOccupationCurrent StatusPossible Movement from STSOL to MLTSSL



ROL- Regional Occupations List

ANZSCOOccupationCurrent StatusPossible Movement from STSOL to ROL


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.