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Skilled Occupation Lists – Work in Australia

Have you been considering living and working in Australia – either for a fresh start or as a short term ‘once in a lifetime experience?’

Have you:

  • Finished your studies in your own country, perhaps already have some work experience, and now plan to enter Australia to explore your employment options?
  • Been sponsored by an Australian company and need to organise Visas for yourself and your family?
  • Finished your studies in Australia and now wish to find full time employment Down Under?

There are a number of sub-sections and allowances under this particular Visa class, and some are dependent on your occupation and skills. MMA will help you determine the best way forward for your individual circumstances.

Skilled Occupation Lists 

The occupations available are reviewed regularly by the Department of Jobs and Small Business to ensure their responsiveness to changes in the Australian labour market and regional variations across Australia. Subsequent to these reviews, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (Department of Home Affairs) makes decisions on which occupations will move from one list to the other or will be removed from all occupation lists.

The most recent update to these lists occurred on 18 March 2018. This update was, however, outside of the regular review schedule and was implemented to coincide with the introduction of the new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa (subclass 482) and related changes to the permanent employer-sponsored skilled visas.

In order to determine which visa program may be available to you depending on your occupation, a current list of eligible skilled occupations can be found in a legislative instrument for the relevant visa program (see below).

W have created a simply guide that will allow you to check which visa matches which occupation list and the very basic requirements for each visa class.

However, there are other factors involved in some of these lists including a range of caveats for selected occupations. Caveats can restrict some occupations to regional areas while others set turnover and employee levels for employer sponsored and nominated visas. 

As always, please feel free to call us for a confidential discussion on which visa best fits your needs.

VISA PROGRAM(S)
SUBCLASSES
SKILLED OCCUPATION LISTS
Skilled independent permanent visas189 

 

189-190-485-489

Skilled Occupation List

 

 

190

(Subject to State & Territory Lists)

 

 

189-190-485-489

Skilled Occupation List

 

 

Provisional Skilled visa489

(Subject to State & Territory Lists)

 

 

189-190-485-489

Skilled Occupation List

 

 

Other temporary visa programs485

Graduate Work

 

 

189-190-485-489

Skilled Occupation List

 

 

Employer-Sponsored or Nominated visa programsTSS (482) 

 

TSS 482

Skilled Occupation List

 

 

186 

 

186

Skilled Occupation List

 

 

 187 

 

187

Skilled Occupation List

 

 

Other temporary visa programsTraining Visa 407 

 

407

Skilled Occupation List

 

 

Note: This List Is Not To Be Taken As Migration Advice.

 

Skilled Visa Quick Guide

Download the TSS 482 Skilled Occupation List PDF 

186 Visa

Download the 186 Skilled Occupation List PDF 

Download the 187 Skilled Occupation List PDF 

Download the 485 Graduate Work Skilled Occupation List PDF 

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