Australia adds 36 new occupations to its SOLs

Australia adds 36 new occupations to its SOLs

Australia has announced some significant changes to its immigration system. Changes have also been made to the occupations for permanent as well as temporary migration.

The Dept. Of Home Affairs has recently made changes to the Medium and Short-term Skill Shortage Lists. 36 new occupations have been included in the same. The SOLs have been updated to address the current labour shortage in Australia.

18 new occupations have been added to the Regional Occupation List. Mr David Coleman, Immigration Minister, says that the changes will benefit the regional communities, as quoted by SBS News.

The ROL allows Australian employers to sponsor foreign workers to live and work in specific regions of Australia. The sponsored candidates may be allowed to work in Australia for up to 4 years. The DAMA also paved a pathway to PR for such regional workers. Besides, they also get a concession in their language skills, work experience, and educational qualifications.

The new changes will be applicable to new applications being submitted. It will, in no way, affect older applications.

Changes to the Assessing Authorities for some occupations have also been made.

Here are the new occupations that have been added to the MLTSSL:

  • Arts Administrator or Manager
  • Music Director
  • Dancer or Choreographer
  • Artistic Director
  • Footballer
  • Tennis Coach
  • Environmental Manager
  • Statistician
  • Musician (Instrumental)
  • Economist
  • Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)
  • Engineering Professionals n.e.c.
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Chemist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Food Technologist
  • Environmental Research Scientist
  • Geophysicist
  • Environmental Scientists n.e.c.
  • Hydrogeologist
  • Life Scientist (General)
  • Biotechnologist
  • Biochemist
  • Marine Biologist
  • Botanist
  • Microbiologist
  • Zoologist
  • Life Scientists n.e.c.
  • Metallurgist
  • Conservator
  • Meteorologist
  • University Lecturer
  • Natural and Physical Science Professionals n.e.c.
  • Multimedia Specialist
  • Horse Trainer
  • Software and Applications Programmers n.e.c.

Here are the new occupations that have been added to the ROL:

  • Aquaculture Farmer
  • Fruit or Nut Grower
  • Cotton Grower
  • Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Grower (Aus)/field crop grower (NZ)
  • Sugar Cane Grower
  • Crop Farmers n.e.c.
  • Mixed Crop Farmer
  • Beef Cattle Farmer
  • Mixed Livestock Farmer
  • Dairy Cattle Farmer
  • Deer Farmer
  • Pig Farmer
  • Goat Farmer
  • Sheep Farmer
  • Livestock Farmers n.e.c.
  • Dentist
  • Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer
  • Anaesthetist

These occupations have been removed from the STSSL:

  • Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals
  • Watch and Clock Maker and Repairer
  • Textile, Clothing and Footwear Mechanic
  • Chemical Plant Operator
  • Arts Administrator or Manager
  • Library Technician
  • Dancer or Choreographer
  • Music Director
  • Footballer
  • Artistic Director
  • Aquaculture Farmer
  • Fruit or Nut Grower
  • Cotton Grower
  • Sugar Cane Grower
  • Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Grower
  • Mixed Crop Farmer
  • Beef Cattle Farmer
  • Crop Farmers n.e.c.
  • Dairy Cattle Farmer
  • Pig Farmer
  • Mixed Livestock
  • Livestock Farmers n.e.c.
  • Sheep Farmer
  • Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer
  • Anaesthetist
  • Dentist
  • Tennis Coach

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