Subclass 186, 187, 189, 489 Skilled Visas Update

  • Subclass 186 – Employer Occupation List has been updated.
    • A new skilled occupation list and new instrument (LIN 19/049) has been published, with eligible skilled occupations for this program included on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) only.
  • Subclass 189/489 and 190 Occupation lists have been updated
    • 36 occupations are added to MLTSSL for the purposes of 189/489 applications.
      • New MLTSSL Occupation:
        • Telecommunications network planner (ANZSCO code 313213)
          Pressure welder (ANZSCO code 322312)
          Environmental Manager (ANZSCO code 139912)
          Musician (Instrumental) (ANZSCO code 211213)
          Statistician (ANZSCO code 224113)
          Economist (ANZSCO code 224311)
          Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum) (ANZSCO code 233611)
          Petroleum Engineer (ANZSCO code 233612)
          Engineering Professionals nec (ANZSCO code 233999)
          Chemist (ANZSCO code 234211)
          Food Technologist (ANZSCO code 234212)
          Environmental Consultant (ANZSCO code 234312)
          Environmental Research Scientist (ANZSCO code 234313)
          Environmental Scientists nec (ANZSCO code 234399)
          Geophysicist (ANZSCO code 234412)
          Hydrogeologist (ANZSCO code 234413)
          Life Scientist (General) (ANZSCO code 234511)
          Biochemist (ANZSCO code 234513)
          Biotechnologist (ANZSCO code 234514)
          Botanist (ANZSCO code 234515)
          Marine Biologist (ANZSCO code 234516)
          Microbiologist (ANZSCO code 234517)
          Zoologist (ANZSCO code 234518)
          Life Scientists nec (ANZSCO code 234599)
          Conservator (ANZSCO code 234911)
          Metallurgist (ANZSCO code 234912)
          Meteorologist (ANZSCO code 234913)
          Natural and Physical Science Professionals nec (ANZSCO code 234999)
          University Lecturer (ANZSCO code 242111)
          Multimedia Specialist (ANZSCO code 261211)
          Software and Applications Programmers nec (ANZSCO code 261399)
          Horse Trainer (ANZSCO code 361112)
          Physicist – no longer restricted to medical physicist
    • The legislative instrument removed 27 occupations from the STSOL including:
      • Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals (ANZSCO code 211499)
        Textile, Clothing and Footwear Mechanic (ANZSCO code 323215)
        Watch and Clock Maker and Repairer (ANZSCO code 323316)
        Chemical Plant Operator (ANZSCO code 399211)
        Library Technician (ANZSCO code 399312)
        Arts Administrator or Manager (ANZSCO code 139911)
        Dancer or Choreographer (ANZSCO code 211112)
        Music Director (ANZSCO code 211212)
        Artistic Director (ANZSCO code 212111)
        Footballer (ANZSCO code 452411)
        Aquaculture Farmer (ANZSCO code 121111)
        Cotton Grower (ANZSCO code 121211)
        Fruit or Nut Grower (ANZSCO code 121213)
        Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Grower (ANZSCO code 121214)
        Mixed Crop Farmer (ANZSCO code 121216)
        Sugar Cane Grower (ANZSCO code 121217)
        Crop Farmers nec (ANZSCO code 121299)
        Beef Cattle Farmer (ANZSCO code 121312)
        Dairy Cattle Farmer (ANZSCO code 121313)
        Mixed Livestock Farmer (ANZSCO code 121317)
        Pig Farmer (ANZSCO code 121318)
        Sheep Farmer (ANZSCO code 121322)
        Livestock Farmers nec (ANZSCO code 121399)
        Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer (ANZSCO code 121411)
        Dentist (ANZSCO code 252312)
        Anaesthetist (ANZSCO code 253211)
        Tennis Coach (ANZSCO code 4542316)

The relevant legislative instrument can be found here:

We will be updating the full occupation list on our site shortly to reflect the updated occupation list

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