Potential removal of occupations – 1st July, 2018
Numerous occupations have been flagged for removal and addition
Every Australian financial year – 1st July to 30th June – the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) takes advice and makes amendments to its numerous skilled occupation lists.
Whilst no final decisions have been made for the upcoming new financial year, there have been a number of possible changes flagged.
Details of these possible changes are detailed here.
The most significant changes are usually those made to the MLTSSL (Medium & Long Term Skilled Shortage List). Any changes made to the MLTSSL would effect applicants for a Subclass 189 Skilled Independent visa OR a Subclass 489 visa (if they are sponsored by an eligible relative).
Occupations on the MLTSSL that have been flagged for possible change include:
Flagged for Removal
- Management Accountant (221112)
- Agricultural Consultant (234111)
- Civil Engineering Technician (312212)
Flagged for Addition
- Footballers (452411)
If you want to discuss the potential changes and how they may effect you please get in touch. We will provide any updates on this BLOG.