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) 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.

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

12 occupations below, which were previously unavailable, were added to the MLTSSL for the subclass 186 and 457 visa programs only.

OccupationANZSCO code
Biochemist234513
Biotechnologist234514
Food Technologist234212
Geophysicist234412
Horse trainer361112
Hydrogeologist234413
Life Scientist (General)234511
Life Scientists (nec)234599
Metallurgist234912
Microbiologist234517
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 visa programs, as well as other relevant visa programs.

OccupationANZSCO code
Chemical Engineer233111
Civil Engineering Technician312212
Electronics Engineer233411
Industrial Engineer233511
Materials Engineer233112
Production manager (mining) 133513
Production or Plant Engineer233513
Stonemason331112

Occupations moved between the lists

The two occupations below were moved from the MLTSSL to the STSOL for all relevant visa programs.

OccupationANZSCO code
Anaesthetist253211
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.

OccupationANZSCO code
Botanist234515
Chemist234211
Chief Executive or Managing Director 111111
Chief Information Officer135111
Conservator234911
Corporate General Manager 111211
Economist224311
Engineering Professionals (nec)233999
Environmental Consultant234312
Environmental Manager139912
Environmental Research Scientist234313
Environmental Scientists (nec)234399
Faculty Head134411
ICT Security Specialist262112
Marine Biologist234516
Meteorologist234913
Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)233611
Multimedia Specialist261211
Musician (Instrumental)211213
Software & Applications  Programmers (nec)261399
Statistician224113
University Lecturer 242111
Zoologist234518

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
Fleet Manager^149411
Picture Framer^394212
Property Manager^612112
Psychotherapist^272314
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