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 

 

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