Victoria, Australia may make major changes to the occupation list

Victoria, Australia may make major changes to the occupation list

The state of Victoria in Australia is considering making major changes to its State Nomination Occupation List. The Dept. of Jobs, Precincts, and Regions in Victoria says that the occupation list is reviewed regularly. This is done to ensure that the occupation list aligns with Victoria’s labour needs.

The current occupation list of Victoria was released in July 2018. It is currently under review. The Dept. has released a draft asking for inputs from concerned parties.

There are currently 80 occupations on the draft list. 13 more occupations have been added to the list as compared to the previous one. However, only 31 occupations from the previous list have found their way to the draft list.

Some of the popular occupations which have been omitted from the draft list are:

  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Midwife
  • Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber
  • Podiatrist
  • Dietician
  • Welder
  • Roof Plumber
  • Gasfitter
  • Sheetmetal Trades Worker
  • Metal Mechanics Airconditioning
  • Metal Fabricator
  • Telecommunications Lineworker
  • Electronic Equipment Trades Worker
  • Motor Mechanic

The addition of new occupations, however, might bring cheer to aspiring visa applicants. The following occupations have been included in the draft list:

  • Sales and Marketing Manager
  • Finance Manager
  • Advertising Manager
  • Cafe or Restaurant Manager
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Public Relations Professional
  • Accountant
  • Taxation Accountant
  • Company Secretary
  • Solicitor
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Cook
  • Chef

The Dept. is still working on finalizing the list. Consultations are going on and the Dept. is still seeking feedback, as per SBS News.

The final occupation list of Victoria is expected to be released by mid-2019.

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