The tables below summarise changes that were made to the lists of eligible skilled occupations for Australia’s skilled visa programs on 1 July 2017. This includes occupations that were:
- added to the lists of eligible skilled occupations;
- moved between the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) for particular visa programs; or
- removed from the lists of eligible skilled occupations.
For access to the current ‘lists’, in effect as of 1 July 2017, see
Lists of eligible skilled occupations.
Occupations added to the lists
The 16 occupations below, which were previously unavailable, were added to the STSOL for all relevant visa programs.
|Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)||323111|
|Butcher or Smallgoods Maker||351211|
|Dressmaker or Tailor||393213|
|ICT Support and Test Engineers nec||263299|
|ICT Support Technicians (nec)||313199|
|Music Professionals nec||211299|
|Production manager (manufacturing) ||133512|
|Research and Development Manager||132511|
12 occupations below, which were previously unavailable, were added to the MLTSSL for the
subclass 186 and 457 visa programs only.
|Life Scientist (General)||234511|
|Life Scientists (nec)||234599|
|Natural and Physical Science Professionals (nec)||234999|
The eight occupations below on the MLTSSL are now eligible for the
subclass 186 and 457 visa programs, as well as other relevant visa programs.
|Civil Engineering Technician||312212|
|Production manager (mining) ||133513|
|Production or Plant Engineer||233513|
Occupations moved between the lists
The two occupations below were moved from the MLTSSL to the STSOL for all relevant visa programs.
|Production Manager (Mining)||133513|
The 23 occupations below were moved from the STSOL to the MTLSSL for the subclass 186 and 457 visa programs only.
| Occupation||ANZSCO code|
|Chief Executive or Managing Director ||111111|
|Chief Information Officer||135111|
|Corporate General Manager ||111211|
|Engineering Professionals (nec)||233999|
|Environmental Research Scientist||234313|
|Environmental Scientists (nec)||234399|
|ICT Security Specialist||262112|
|Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)||233611|
|Software & Applications Programmers (nec)||261399|
|University Lecturer ||242111|
Occupations removed from the lists
Occupations entirely removed completely from the lists of eligible skilled occupations for all skilled visa programs on 1 July 2017 are listed below.
Note: only nine of these were previously eligible for the subclasses 186 and 457 visa programs (marked by ^).
| Occupation ||ANZSCO code|
|Equipment Hire Manager^||149915|
|Real Estate Agent Principal^||612113|
|Real Estate Agent^||612114|
|Real Estate Agent Representative^||612115|