What do property managers, psychotherapists and real estate representatives have in common? Each of these occupations have been added to the Short Term Skilled Occupation List as eligible for a Subclass 457 Visa.
The Government has completed their six-monthly review of the skilled occupation lists, with changes effective immediately from 17 January 2018.
Revisions to the Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) reflect the eligible occupations for a Subclass 457 Visa, whereas changes to the Medium to Long Term Strategic Skilled List (MLTSSL) indicate the eligible occupations for a long term or permanent residence visa.
Caveats, which may impact the use of the occupation, may apply. To understand how caveat changes may apply to a particular occupation, we encourage you to contact our migration agents.
See which other occupations have been added and removed to the skilled occupation lists below. We have also prepared a downloadable Fact Sheet of the January 2018 Skilled Occupation List Changes.
How the changes impact current skilled visa applications
The Government has advised that applications that have been lodged but not yet finalised will not be impacted by the new skilled occupation list revisions, as the changes will not be applied retrospectively. However, it is not yet clear whether this will apply to applications currently with the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) due to earlier refusals.
Interstaff will keep you updated on further developments as they arise. If you have any questions about the above changes, please do not hesitate to contact our migration agents on (08) 9221 3388 or [email protected].
Source: Migration Institute of Australia