Summary of 1 July 2017 changes to the lists of eligible skilled occupations

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); 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

12 occupations below, which were previously unavailable, were added to the MLTSSL.

OccupationANZSCO code
Food Technologist234212
Horse trainer361112
Life Scientist (General)234511
Life Scientists (nec)234599
Natural and Physical Science Professionals (nec)234999
Petroleum Engineer233612

The eight occupations below on the MLTSSL are now eligible for the subclass 186 and 457 programs.

OccupationANZSCO code
Chemical Engineer233111
Civil Engineering Technician312212
Electronics Engineer233411
Industrial Engineer233511
Materials Engineer233112
Production manager (mining) 133513
Production or Plant Engineer233513

The 16 occupations below, which were previously unavailable, were added to the STSOL.

OccupationANZSCO code
Aeroplane Pilot231111
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)323111
Artistic Director212111
Butcher or Smallgoods Maker351211
Dressmaker or Tailor393213
Flying instructor231113
Helicopter pilot231114
ICT Support and Test Engineers nec263299
ICT Support Technicians (nec)313199
Music Director211212
Music Professionals nec211299
Nurse Researcher254212
Production manager (manufacturing) 133512
Research and Development Manager132511
Retail Buyer639211
Web Developer261212

Occupations moved between the lists

The two occupations below were moved from the MLTSSL to the STSOL.

OccupationANZSCO code
Production Manager (Mining)133513

The 23 occupations below were moved from the STSOL to the MTLSSL.

OccupationANZSCO code
Chief Executive or Managing Director 111111
Chief Information Officer135111
Corporate General Manager 111211
Engineering Professionals (nec)233999
Environmental Consultant234312
Environmental Manager139912
Environmental Research Scientist234313
Environmental Scientists (nec)234399
Faculty Head134411
ICT Security Specialist262112
Marine Biologist234516
Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)233611
Multimedia Specialist261211
Musician (Instrumental)211213
Software & Applications  Programmers (nec)261399
University Lecturer 242111

Occupations removed from the lists

Occupations entirely removed from the list of eligible skilled occupations on 1 July 2017 are listed below. Nine of these were previously eligible for 457 and 186 visas (marked by ^).

Occupation ANZSCO code
Equipment Hire Manager^149915
Fleet Manager^149411
Picture Framer^394212
Property Manager^612112
Real Estate Agent Principal^612113
Real Estate Agent^612114
Real Estate Agent Representative^612115
Ship’s Engineer231212
Ship’s Master231213
Ship’s Officer231214
University Tutor^242112