Australia - These occupations may be removed from Skilled Occupation List
The Australian government is calling for public submissions on various occupations as part of a review of its skilled migration occupation list - part of several changes in the new financial year from July 2018.
“Every year some important changes are made to visa conditions and occupations at various levels. This year the major changes that are going to affect the masses are coming from the Department of Jobs and Small Business,” says Melbourne based Migration and Education Expert Chaman Preet.
The Department has published a 'traffic light bulletin' for public comment on proposed changes to the skilled occupations lists.
While the list includes some popular occupations such as Middle School Teacher, Textile Clothing and Footwear Mechanic, and Insurance Loss Adjustor - it also features some less popular occupations too, including Watch and Clock Maker and Repairer and Footballer.
However, one occupation might affect a large number of visa hopefuls, according to Ms Preet.
“Many people were concerned about Management Accountant. This can be moved to short-term list from medium-term list.
Removal of Agricultural Consultant and Civil Engineer is also going to affect many,” says Preet.
Moving an occupation from one list to another may change the eligibility criteria which could result in extra effort on the applicant’s part.
Migration agent Rohit Mohan of Lakshya Migrations finds moving the occupation of Dentist from the Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (SOL) to the Regional Occupation List interesting.
He says, “If this happens, many Indians are going to take a hit as the number of dentists willing to migrate to Australia is very high. However, I think it is a good move as it will increase the chances provided people are ready to move to regional areas.”
Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) flagged for possible removal from the list entirely:
211499 Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals nec
212312 Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage)
212314 Film and Video Editor
212315 Program Director (Television or Radio)
212316 Stage Manager
212317 Technical Director
212318 Video Producer
241311 Middle School Teacher
323215 Textile, Clothing and Footwear Mechanic
323316 Watch and Clock Maker and Repairer
342411 Cabler (Data and Telecommunications)
342413 Telecommunications Linesworker
399211 Chemical Plant Operator
399312 Library Technician
411715 Residential Care Officer
599612 Insurance Loss Adjuster
Medium Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) for possible movement to Short Term List.
221112 Management Accountant
234111 Agricultural Consultant
312212 Civil Engineering Technician
The following occupations are currently on the STSOL and may be moved to the MLTSSL:
The following occupations are presently on the STSOL and may be moved to the Regional Occupations List (ROL) which will require the position to be based in a regional area of Australia:
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