The changes to the occupation lists have been made following consultation with the Department of Jobs and Small Business based on the labour market advice provided by the department.
In the latest update, 36 new occupations have been added to the Medium and Long-Term Skill List, including professional footballers and tennis coaches. The Department of Home Affairs says the update to the skilled occupations lists ensures that the entry of skilled foreign workers to Australia remains carefully calibrated to Australia’s needs.
The new 36 occupations added up to the Skilled Occupation list 2019 are:
|Artistic Director||Arts Administrator Manager|
|Engineering Professionals NEC||Environmental Consultant|
|Environmental Manager||Environmental Research Scientist|
|Environmental Scientists NEC||Food Technologist|
|Life Scientist (General)||Life Scientists NEC|
|Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)||Multimedia Specialist|
|Music Director||Musician (Instrumental)|
|Natural and Physical Science Professionals NEC||Petroleum Engineer|
|Software and Applications Programmers NEC||Statistician|
|Tennis Coach||University Lecturer|
Also, there have been 27 occupations removed from the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL). Most of the removed occupations belonged to the Regional Occupation List (ROL).
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