WORK VISA UPDATE: PROPOSED CHANGES TO OCCUPATION LISTS

The Department of Jobs and Small Business have the task of reviewing the jobs that are on the migration occupation lists.  They have announced proposed cuts to the Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) which is used mainly for the 482 TSS Visa and the 407 Training Visa.

It has been proposed that the following occupations may be removed from the STSOL:

Manufacturer

Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals nec

Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage)

Film and Video Editor

Program Director (Television or Radio)

Stage Manager

Technical Director

Video Producer

Middle School Teacher

Textile, Clothing and Footwear Mechanic

Watch and Clock Maker and Repairer

Cabler (Data and Telecommunications)

Telecommunications Linesworker

Chemical Plant Operator

Library Technician

Residential Care Officer

Insurance Loss Adjuster

The Department of Jobs and Small Business has also proposed that the occupations of Management Accountant, Agricultural Consultant and Civil Engineering Technician may be removed from the Medium Long Term Strategic Skills List to the STSOL.

If you wish to discuss these proposed changes with a work visa specialist, please contact Elmtree Migration Lawyers on 1300 908 588 or email us at admin@elmtreemigration.net.au