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New Occupation Lists for General Skilled Migration Australia

Some major changes that were announced last year have come into effect as of the 18 March. These changes relate to the temporary and permanent employer sponsored visas and the General Skilled Migration (GSM) programme. Under the GSM programme, there is a shiny new list called the Regional Occupations List ...

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New Occupation Lists for General Skilled Migration Australia

Some major changes that were announced last year have come into effect as of the 18 March. These changes relate to the temporary and permanent employer sponsored visas and the General Skilled Migration (GSM) programme. Under the GSM programme, there is a shiny new list called the Regional Occupations List ...

Kane

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New Occupation Lists for General Skilled Migration Australia

Posted by Kane on March 19, 2018, 8:38 p.m. in Australia

Some major changes that were announced last year have come into effect as of the 18 March. These changes relate to the temporary and permanent employer sponsored visas and the General Skilled Migration (GSM) programme.

Under the GSM programme, there is a shiny new list called the Regional Occupations List (ROL). This is relevant to the state/territory sponsored Subclass 489 visa.

The ROL consists of occupations only available for GSM for regional areas. Some are newly added and some have been moved to the ROL from Medium to Long Term Skills Shortage List (MTSSL) or Short Term Skills Occupation List (STSOL). 

The state sponsorship lists have not yet been updated to reflect any changes to occupations they will sponsor for the skilled visa.

In GSM the three lists will apply as follows:

Subclass 189- MLTSSL

Subclass 190- MLTSSL and STSOL

Subclass 489- MLTSSL and STSOL and ROL

As a consequence of the changes, the MLTSSL has lost 4 occupations and the STSOL has lost 10 occupations. All of these have been moved to the ROL. These include:

Property Manager
Real Estate Representative
Electrical Linesworker
Agricultural Technician
Wine Maker
Helicopter Pilot
Aeroplane Pilot
Flying Instructor
Sports Centre Manager
Fitness Centre Manager
Amusement Centre Manager
Post Office Manager
Medical Administrator
Project Builder
Horse Breeder

New additions include occupations such as:

Flight Attendant
Translator
Driving Instructor
Jockey
Caravan Park and Camping Ground Manager
Cinema or Theatre Manager
Market Research Analyst

They have also added back some occupations that were removed in April 2017 or July 2017, such as:

Vocational Education Teacher
Human Resource Adviser
Safety Inspector
Dental Therapist
Dental Hygienist

Temporary Skills Shortage Visa Subclass 482

The Prime Minister in April last year announced that the work visa 457 will be abolished. This has effectively just been rebadged as the subclass 482 visa.

The basis of the programme is effectively the same; i.e. businesses who cannot find talent from the local labour market can sponsor talent from overseas to fill skills shortages. However there are now a number of amendments designed to encourage employers to hire from the local labour market and make it harder to sponsor overseas workers, and to ensure that the positions that are required to be filled are in fact highly skilled.

While the ability for most medium to large businesses to sponsor an overseas employee will remain unaffected, the incentive for many workers to transition to residence after a period of time has been removed. Only those who appear on the employer sponsorship Medium to Long Term Skills Shortage List will be able to transition to residence under this programme. 

Others will need to find another way to stay, such as family or GSM pathways, or be resigned to the fact that they will be in Australia for the short term.

These changes will greatly affect the number of temporary workers in Australia, however there are a number of alternatives that can now be explored, including state sponsored nomination under the GSM programme.

If you wish to know more about the changes or have a discrete 'closed' questions please don't post it below in the comments section.  Here is the link to our Ask Us A Question service.

To see if you qualify for any potential residence visas, please contact kane@justimmagine.com or visit the assessment section of our page for options.

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7 comments on this post
March 19, 2018, 11:03 p.m. by Molla Md Mokbul

I like to go Australia..

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March 20, 2018, 1:35 a.m. by Hareharan
I urgent need job as track rider
March 20, 2018, 4:14 a.m. by Christine (Chikku)
I am a pre school teacher for past 16 years.i would like to work as a pre school teacher and migrate to Australia. Thank you! Regards Christine
March 21, 2018, 12:16 p.m. by Kane
Hi Christine Pre-school teachers are in demand in Australia as long as you have a degree qualification relevant to foundation phase teaching. I will suggest that you apply for one of our eligibility assessments and we can discuss your options in more detail. You can do this by clicking on the menu bar - Assessments - full assessment.
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March 19, 2018, 11:43 p.m. by Trevayne van Niekerk

Would this include UX (User Experience) Consultants? I can't see a link to list? Many thanks!

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March 21, 2018, 12:21 p.m. by Kane
Hi Trevayne If you are an IT professional, you can potentially qualify a some of these occupations are on the skills list. I would suggest you apply for one of our assessments to see if can qualify. Please go to Menu - Assessments to complete an eligibility assessment.
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March 20, 2018, 2:24 a.m. by I would really love to live and work in New Zealand or Australia but sadly I can not afford it.

I am a recent graduate who is still unemployed, I would love to work as a primary school teacher in New Zealand or Australia. I have a Bachelor's degree and a PGCE but I struggle to find employment here in South Africa.

Can you guys please assist me with the logistics of migrating or arrange some sought of a payment plan for me to pay you guys back when I found employment.

Thanks.

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March 21, 2018, 12:23 p.m. by Kane
As a teacher, you are potentially a good candidate. Teachers are in demand in both Australia and New Zealand and, depending on your qualification, you could migrate to either country. You can complete one of our eligibility assessments via Menu - Assessments
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March 20, 2018, 7:56 p.m. by Sharmake Osman

I am graduate staying who is still Unemployment I am living Jakarta Indonesia i would like to migrate New Zealand or Australia.
please i am begging you and requesting you to assist me to Immigrate either New Zealand or Australia.
I would be so grateful if you consider my request.
Thanks.

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March 21, 2018, 12:30 p.m. by Kane
Hi Sharmake I would certainly like to help. However we will first need to know if you can qualify. Australia is looking for specific skillsets and these are listed on the occupation lists. Can you please apply for an eligibility assessment by going to Menu - Assessments.
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March 21, 2018, 1:45 p.m. by Kingsley Alozie Ndubuisi

Hi, I am a Nigeria living in Singapore for 13 year's married to Singaporean with two children. I am not a permanent Resident (PR). I had diploma in facilities management in Singapore.Workef as a property Officer in high rise condominium under management cooperation. (MCST) I have an interest to leave and work in Australia or New Zealand. Let me have your comment Thanks.

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March 21, 2018, 6:19 p.m. by Iain
I have sent you an email privately to get the assessment process underway.
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April 22, 2018, 8:07 a.m. by Vihari

Hi Kane,

First of all, that's a great article you presented to us, thanks for that. I am Vihari, a safety professional frpm India, currently working in UAE(Experience of 3+ years). I want to gain PR by 190 visa by profession in ANZSCO Code 251312. But I need to be an international student (one of the obligation) to attain the 190 Visa, as per http://www.migration.sa.gov.au/International-graduates/international-graduate-occupation-and-waiver-requirements clause 9.1.6 should I surely have some experience in my field to get PR or am I exempt from that experience clause?

Your response is highly appreciated.

Thanks & Regards,
D.G.vihari

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June 4, 2018, 8:03 p.m. by maude

i have a degree in Accounting and have been teaching for the past two years,Can i qualify under skilled visa?

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