The Department of Home Affairs has updated its Medium to Long Term Skilled Strategic List this morning on 11 March 2019. The list now has 212 occupations on it to qualify for skilled migration to Australia. This is an increase of more than 30 occupations which is great news allowing more people in a wider variety of occupations to apply for skilled independent residency if they meet the assessment and points criteria.

Some of the new occupations make it easier for people in the science field as well as other occupations like University Lecturer and Petroleum Engineer which are now at a back onto the list. Some are more surprising ones our Musician(instrumental) as well as Dancer and Choreographer.

To see the new MLTSSL list click here.


Some of the new occupations added:

  • Arts administrator or manager
  • Environmental manager
  • Dancer or choreographer
  • Music director
  • Musician (instrumental)
  • Artistic director
  • Petroleum engineer
  • Engineering professionals (nec)
  • Chemist
  • Environmental research scientist
  • Environmental scientist (nec)
  • Geophysicist
  • Hydrogeologist
  • Life scientist (general)
  • Biochemist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Botanist
  • Marine biologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Zoologist
  • Life scientists (nec)
  • University lecturer
  • Multimedia specialist
  • Software and applications programmers (nec)
  • ICT security specialist
  • Horse trainer
  • Tennis coach
  • Footballer


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