Updated Skilled Occupation Lists

updates to skilled occupation lists

The Department of Home Affairs (aka Department of Immigration) has announced details of the changes in occupation lists promised for January 2018.

The changes are detailed as follows:

Occupations added to the STSOL

  • Property Manager – if the position is in a regional location, as well as being subject to other caveats
  • Psychotherapist
  • Real Estate Representative – if the position is in a regional location, as well as being subject to other caveats

Occupations added to the MLTSSL

  • Horse Breeder
  • Management Consultant

Occupations removed from the STSOL and MLTSSL

  • Building Associate
  • Hair or Beauty Salon Manager

Changes to existing occupations’ caveats

Accommodation and Hospitality Managers nec
This occupation will be excluded unless employment is located in a regional location.

Management Accountant
Will now exclude:

  • clerical, book keeper and accounting clerk positions
  • positions in businesses with an annual turnover under AUD$1M
  • positions in businesses with less than five employees

Massage Therapist
Will now exclude positions:

  • That are not full-time
  • That are not based in a therapeutic setting
  • That involve the provision of non-medical relaxation massage; or
    are in a retail setting.

Recruitment Consultant
Will now exclude positions:

  • With a salary under $90,000 (previously $80k)
  • In businesses with a turnover less than $1M
  • In businesses with less than five employees


Supply and Distribution Manager
Will now exclude positions:

  • based in a front-line retail setting
  • that involve regular direct client transactional interaction
  • In businesses with a turnover less than $1M UNLESS the business is involved with international trade obligations

  • With a salary under $65,000 UNLESS the business is involved with international trade obligations

Taxation Accountant
Will now exclude:

  • Clerical, book keeper and accounting clerk positions
  • Positions in businesses with a turnover less than $1M
  • Positions in businesses with less than five employees

Links

PocketLegal complete list of skilled occupations
DHA announcement
Legislation