As of yesterday the 11th of March, DIBP published the new occupation lists affecting General Skilled and Employer-sponsored migration. The goal as always is to ensure that skilled foreign workers become part of Australia’s work force and contribute effectively to the economy.

The field of Sciences has been given attention in this new SOL. A number of occupations in this area have been added to the Medium and Long Term Skills Shortage List (MLTSSL). This makes skilled independent migration possible for Life Scientists, Biotechnologists, Environmental Research Scientists, and Microbiologists.

In total, 36 occupations have been added, as follows:

  • Artistic Director
  • Arts Administrator or Manager
  • Biochemist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Botanist
  • Chemist
  • Conservator
  • Dancer or Choreographer
  • Economist
  • Engineering Professionals NEC
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Manager
  • Environmental Research Scientist
  • Environmental Scientists NEC
  • Food Technologist
  • Footballer
  • Geophysicist
  • Horse Trainer
  • Hydrogeologist
  • Life Scientist (General)
  • Life Scientists NEC
  • Marine Biologist
  • Metallurgist
  • Meteorologist
  • Microbiologist
  • 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
  • Zoologist

The Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) has seen a number of changes, with 27 occupations removed; though most have gone to the Regional Occupation List (ROL).

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