Skilled Migration Occupation Lists

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On 18 April 2017, the Government announced reforms to Australia’s temporary and permanent skilled visa programs. As part of these reforms, the skilled occupation lists that underpin these visa programs will be updated regularly to ensure that they are responsive to genuine skill needs across Australia.

The Department of Jobs and Small Business is responsible for reviewing occupations on the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) and Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL). These lists underpin employer sponsored and points-tested skilled visa programs. The review will identify occupations required to meet the short and medium to long-term skilled workforce needs of the Australian economy.

More information on the current skilled occupations lists can be found on the Department of Home Affairs website.

Most recent update to Skilled Migration Occupations Lists

The Minister for Home Affairs announced updates the STSOL and MLTSSL on 16 January 2018. To view these updates, please visit the Department of Home Affairs website.

Previous Reviews

The Department of Home Affairs announced updates to the STSOL and MLTSSL on 16 January 2018. To view these updates, please visit the Department of Home Affairs website.

Previous consultation processes

In October 2017, the Department published its draft methodology for providing advice on the composition of the STSOL and MLTSSL. The submission period for stakeholders to provide feedback on the draft methodology has now closed. The submissions received through this process are now available online.

In November 2017 the Department released a Traffic Light Bulletin on possible changes to the skilled migration occupation lists, which is available on the Consultation on Skilled Migration Occupation Lists page.

The submission period to provide feedback on the Traffic Light Bulletin has now closed and the submissions received through this process are now available online.

The Minister for Jobs and Innovation provided recommendations from the review to the Minister for Home Affairs, who has the authority to implement the lists under the Migration Act 1958.

If you have any questions, please contact SkilledMigrationList@jobs.gov.au.