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Review of Skilled Migration Occupation Lists

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Each year the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business conducts a review of the occupations on the skilled occupation lists. 

Note that the list is a currently draft for consultation purposes only.  This does not represent a decision has been made at this stage by Government.


Skilled Migration Lists Review: Traffic Light Bulletin Consultation (December 2019 – February 2020)
The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business is responsible for undertaking regular reviews of the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL), the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and the Regional Occupation List (ROL). These occupation lists are used for skilled migration to meet short and medium/long term needs for the Australian economy.

The link provides the list of occupations in the Traffic Light Bulletin that are under consideration for a proposed change in their status on the STSOL, MLTSSL and ROL.


Occupations  Flagged for removal from the lists

 Careers Counsellor
  Vehicle Trimmer
  Business Machine Mechanic
  Animal Atendants and  Trainers nec
 Gardener (General)
  Wood Machinist
  Massage Therapist
  Community Worker
  Diving Instructor (Open Water)
  Gymnastics Coach or  Instructor


Occupations being considered for addition

Corporate Treasurer
Aged or Disabled Carer  
Nursing Support Worker
Personal Care Assistant



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