Australia – Changes To Immigration Occupation List Effective March 2019

Changes to Occupation Lists as of 11 March 2019

All 482 and permanent residence applications lodged under Employer Nomination/Regional Sponsored Migration must be in the one of the below occupations (unless otherwise exempt).

Added to Medium Long Term (4-year occupation list) and a pathway to permanent residence

  • Telecommunications network planner
  • Pressure welder
  • Environmental Manager
  • Musician (Instrumental)
  • Statistician
  • Economist
  • Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Engineering Professionals nec
  • Chemist
  • Food Technologist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Research Scientist
  • Environmental Scientists nec
  • Geophysicist
  • Hydrogeologist
  • Life Scientist (General)
  • Biochemist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Botanist
  • Marine Biologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Zoologist
  • Life Scientists nec
  • Conservator
  • Metallurgist
  • Meteorologist
  • Natural and Physical Science Professionals nec
  • University Lecturer
  • Multimedia Specialist
  • Software and Applications Programmers nec
  • Horse Trainer
  • Physicist – no longer restricted to medical physicist
    • Arts Administrator or Manager
    • Dancer or Choreographer
    • Music Director
    • Artistic Director
    • Tennis Coach
    • Footballer
    • Telecommunications Network Planner
    • Pressure Welder

Added to Short Term Occupation List (2-year visa) with no pathway to permanent residence

  • Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals (nec)
  • Textile, Clothing and Footwear Mechanic
  • Watch and Clock Maker and Repairer
  • Chemical Plant Operator
  • Library Technician

  Removed from Short Term List and some have been added to Long Term List

  • Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals
  • Textile, Clothing and Footwear Mechanic
  • Watch and Clock Maker and Repairer
  • Chemical Plant Operator
  • Library Technician
  • Arts Administrator or Manager
  • Dancer or Choreographer
  • Music Director
  • Artistic Director
  • Footballer
  • Aquaculture Farmer
  • Cotton Grower
  • Fruit or Nut Grower
  • Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Grower
  • Mixed Crop Farmer
  • Sugar Cane Grower
  • Crop Farmers nec
  • Beef Cattle Farmer
  • Dairy Cattle Farmer
  • Mixed Livestock Farmer
  • Pig Farmer
  • Sheep Farmer
  • Livestock Farmers nec
  • Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer
  • Dentist
  • Anaesthetist
  • Tennis Coach

Added to Regional Occupation List for sponsors who are in regional Australia

  • Deer Farmer
  • Goat Farmer
  • Aquaculture Farmer
  • cotton grower
  • Fruit or Nut Grower
  • Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Grower (Aus) / field crop grower (NZ)
  • Mixed Crop Farmer
  • Sugar Cane Grower
  • Crop Farmers (nec)
  • Beef Cattle Farmer
  • Dairy Cattle Farmer
  • Mixed Livestock Farmer
  • Pig Farmer
  • Sheep Farmer
  • Livestock Farmers (nec)
  • Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer
  • Dentist
  • Anaesthetist

Need to know more about the Changing Occupational List?

Please contact TEMI’s Immigration Advisor at Visa Executive Pty Ltd.

Amanda Tinner
Fellow of the MIA
MARN 0325139
Mob: +61 (0) 409 969 525
Email: amanda.tinner@visaexecutive.com
Web: www.visaexecutive.com
Skype: trounson

Published by: The Employee Mobility Institute, March 2019

About the Author:

The Employee Mobility Institute is Australia’s peak industry body specifically focused on global workforce management, including talent mobility. Its mission is to advocate, promote, represent and support the growth of the Australian / New Zealand Talent Mobility Industry.

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