Summary of 17 January 2018 changes to the lists of eligible skilled occupations

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The changes made to the lists of the eligible skilled occupation for Australia’s skilled visa program has been into effect since January 17, 2018. The will include the occupations to be:

  • Arranged between the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) for a specific visa program
  • Waived from the list of eligible skilled occupation; or
  • Added to the list of eligible skilled occupation

The list which has all the changes for the skilled occupation has been uploaded on January 17.

The changes which have been added and are indicated (via ***) would exclude the usage of occupation from certain circumstances. However, a summary of the occupational caveats is readily available.

The applications which have been submitted on or after January 17 would be affected; otherwise the applications which have been submitted before this will have no impact on it.

Three of the occupations below which have not been added yet would be added to the STSOL, moreover, the details for these caveats are also available.

Note: In order to align the training (subclass 407) visa along with other visa programs, many occupations which were not eligible for the visa would be available after the instrument comes into effect.

Occupation

Code

Caveat from January 17

Property Manager*** 612112 This excludes any of the following positions:

 

·         Have a nominated base salary of less that AUD $65,000

·         Businesses that have fewer than five employees

·         Businesses that have an annual turnover of less that AUD$1M

·         Not located in the regional Australia

Psychotherapist 272314 Nil
Real Estate Representative*** 612115 Does not include any of the following positions:

·         Have a nominated base salary of less that AUD $65,000

·         Businesses that have fewer than five employees

·         Businesses that have an annual turnover of less that AUD$1M

·         Not located in the regional Australia

The two occupations will be moved from STSOL and MTLSSL. Further details of the caveat can be found below.

Occupation

Code

Caveat from January 17

Horse Breeder*** 121316 Does not includes the positions;

·         Involve low skilled tasks, for example, fruit picking, packing, feeding of livestock or animals

·         Not located in the regional Australia

 

Note: the caveat is not yet changed

Management Consultant*** 224711 The businesses which are not included;

·         Possess an annual turnover of less than AUD$1M

·         Have fewer than five employees, or

·         Have a nominated base salary of less than AUD$90,000

Note: Amended caveat, in which base salary requirement to raise to $ 90,000

The following two occupations will be removed from the list for the entire skilled visa program on January 17, 2018.

Occupation

ANZSCO code

Building Associate 312112
Hair or Beauty Salon Manager 142114

The following occupations will be remained on the existing list. New and/or amended caveat will however be in the effect as of January 17 2018.

Occupation

ANZSCO code Caveat from 17/1/2018

Explanation of change

Accommodation and Hospitality Managers nec*** 141999 Does not includes position which are not located in regional Australia New caveat
Management Accountant*** 221112 Does not include the following positions:

·         Cleric, book keeper or accounting clerk position

·         Have an annual turnover of less than AUD $ 1M

·         Businesses with less than five employees

New caveat
Massage Therapist*** 411611 Does not include the positions:

·         Not full time

·         Not established in a therapeutic setting

·         In the business of non-medical relaxation massage

·         In a retail structure

Caveat amended – wording clarification only
Recruitment Consultant*** 223112 Does not include any of the positions:

·         Have a nominated base salary of less than AUD$90,000

·         Have an annual turnover of less than AUD $ 1M

·         Have less than five employees

Amended caveat – requirement of $90,000 base salary
​Supply and Distribution Manager*** ​133611 Does not include any of the following positions:

·         Based in front line retail structure

·         Involved in direct client transactional interaction and on a regular basis

·         Businesses which have an annual turnover of less than AUD $ 1 M until or unless they are involved in an intra-corporate transfer

·         Have an annual base salary of less than AUD $ 65,000 unless they involve an intra-corporate transfer

Amended caveat – annual turnover requirement does not applies
Taxation Accountant*** 221113 Does not include the following positions;

·         Cleric, book keeper or accounting clerk position

·         Have an annual turnover of less than AUD $ 1M

·         Businesses with less than five employees

Amended caveat – requirements added of size of business

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