With effect from 17 January 2018, Australia Skilled Occupation List will have a revised face. All the immigration programs of Australia shall follow this list for 2018 Australia Immigration. This list features all occupations that deliver high value to the skills needed by the Australian economy.
Department of Home Affairs announced changes to this Skilled Occupation List of Australia so as reflect the skills that are needed by Australian labour market this year. Also, these changes aim to support Australia businesses to fill the vacancies which otherwise are not being filled by local labour.While some occupations have been added and some shifted between STSOL and MTLSSL, a few have been removed completely from the list.
*STSOL & MTLSSL two sub-lists of Skilled Occupation List. While STSOL which features occupations that are in demand for short term, MTLSSL features medium & long term demanded occupations.
Three occupations, which were previously unavailable on any of the SOL are now added to the STSOL. They are:
*** indicates: excludes any of the following positions
Two occupations have been moved from the STSOL to the MTLSSL. They are:
Two occupations have been removed from the list of eligible occupation for skilled visa programs. They are:
The six-monthly review cycle of the occupation lists was established by the Australian Government in April 2017 to ensure that the occupations lists are responsive to changes in the Australian labour market, and align with the Australian Government’s policy that Australian workers have priority The changes will apply to applications made on or after 17 January 2018 and will not affect existing nominations or applications made prior to this date- says a statement in SBS Australia, a prominent public television network of the Oz.