Australia has announced the new skilled occupation list for the immigration intake program for the year 2017-18. The new occupation list takes effect on Saturday, 1st July 2017.
Applicants for General Skilled Mirgration are required to nominate an eligible occupation from the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List(MLTSSL).
Applicants for the Subclass 189(Skilled-Independent) visas can nominate an occupation from the MLTSL
The new MLTSSL has 178 occupations that can be nominated for skilled migration to Australia.
Each year, the Department of Education and Training advises the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection on the composition of the skilled occupation list.
The suitability of occupations for inclusion on the SOL is assessed through a two-step process. The first step involves identifying occupations that are most susceptible to supply constraints and are likely to warrant government intervention to address these constraints.
The second step involves assessing the medium to long-term skill needs of the economy for each occupation identified in step one, to determine if the occupation would benefit from skilled migration.