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Following are the occupations that had been removed yesterday, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, Australia has 16 more occupations that have been restricted to apply under the visa subclasses of 189, 489 (Family Nominated) and 485 Temporary Graduate visa categories only.

List of removed occupations

OccupationsANZSCO Code
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker411511
Actor211111
Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers NEC211199
Aeroplane Pilot231111
Air Traffic Controller231112
Air Transport Professionals NEC231199
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)323111
Amusement Centre Manager149111
Antique Dealer142112
Apparel Cutter393211
Archaeologist272414
Archivist224211
Art Director (Film, Television or Stage)212311
Artistic Director212111
Auctioneer611111
Author212211
Bed and Breakfast Operator141911
Betting agency Manager142113
Biochemist234513
Biotechnologist234514
Blacksmith322111
Boarding Kennel or Cattery Operator149911
Broadcast Transmitter Operator399511
Building and Engineering Technicians NEC312999
Business Broker612111
Butcher or Smallgoods Maker351211
Call or Contact Centre Manager149211
Canvas Goods Fabricator393111
Caravan Park and Camping Ground Manager141211
Cinema or Theatre Manager149912
Clinical Coder599915
Clothing Patternmaker393212
Clothing Trades Workers NEC393299
Commissioned Defence Force Officer139111
Commissioned Fire Officer139112
Commissioned Police Officer139113
Communications Operator342312
Community Arts Worker272611
Composer211211
Conservation Officer234311
Construction Estimator312114
Conveyancer599111
Corporate Treasurer221212
Court Bailiff or Sheriff (Aus) / Court Collections Officer (NZ)599212
Deer Farmer121314
Defence Force Member – Other Ranks441111
Defence Force Senior Officer111212
Dental Hygienist411211
Dental Prosthetist411212
Dental Therapist411214
Detective441311
Director of Photography212313
Diver399911
Dog or Horse Racing Official452318
Drama Teacher (Private Tuition)249213
Dressmaker or Tailor393213
Driller712211
Driving Instructor451211
Education Reviewer249112
Electorate Officer224911
Electronic Engineering Draftsperson312411
Electronic Engineering Technician312412
Electroplater322112
Emergency Service Worker441211
Engineering Patternmaker323411
Engraver323311
Entertainer or Variety Artist211113
Environmental Health Officer251311
Exercise Physiologist234915
Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors NEC212399
Financial Institution Branch Manager149914
Fire Fighter441212
Fire Protection Equipment Technician399918
First Aid Trainer451815
Fisheries Officer311311
Flight Attendant451711
Floor Finisher332111
Flying Instructor231113
Food Technologist234212
Funeral Director451311
Funeral Workers NEC451399
Futures Trader222212
Gallery or Museum Technician399311
Gas or Petroleum Operator399212
Geophysicist234412
Goat Farmer121315
Golfer452412
Graphic Pre-press Trades Worker392211
Gunsmith323312
Helicopter Pilot231114
Historian272411
Homoeopath252212
Horse Trainer361112
Human Resource Adviser223111
Hydrogeologist234413
Hydrographer311415
ICT Support and Test Engineers NEC263299
ICT Support Technicians NEC313199
Importer or Exporter133311
Insurance Investigator599611
Insurance Risk Surveyor599613
Intellectual Property Lawyer271214
Intelligence Officer224411
Interior Decorator399912
Jockey452413
Judge271211
Kennel Hand361115
Leather Goods Maker393112
Legal Executive599112
Liaison Officer224912
Licensed Club Manager141411
Life Scientist (General)234511
Life Scientists NEC234599
Light Technician399513
Magistrate271212
Maintenance Planner312911
Marine Surveyor231215
Marine Transport Professionals NEC231299
Market Research Analyst225112
Master Fisher231211
Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson312511
Media Producer (excluding Video)212112
Metal Casting Trades Worker322114
Metal Polisher322115
Metallurgist234912
Microbiologist234517
Migration Agent (Aus)224913
Mothercraft Nurse411412
Multimedia Designer232413
Music Director211212
Music Professionals NEC211299
Musical Instrument Maker or Repairer399515
Natural and Physical Science Professionals NEC234999
Nurse Researcher254212
Nurseryperson362411
Operating Theatre Technician311214
Optical Dispenser (Aus) / Dispensing Optician (NZ)399913
Optical Mechanic399914
Other Sports Official452323
Painter (Visual Arts)211411
Park Ranger234314
Parole or Probation Officer411714
Pathology Collector (Aus) / Phlebotomist (NZ)311216
Petroleum Engineer233612
Plastics Technician399916
Plumbing Inspector312115
Police Officer441312
Policy Analyst224412
Policy and Planning Manager132411
Potter or ceramic artist211412
Prison Officer442111
Procurement Manager133612
Production Manager (Manufacturing)133512
Public Relations Manager131114
Quarantine Officer311313
Radio Journalist212414
Radio Presenter212113
Railway Station Manager149412
Regional Education Manager134412
Research and Development Manager132511
Retail Buyer639211
Retirement Village Manager141912
Safety Inspector312611
Sail Maker393113
Sales Representative (Industrial Products)225411
Sales Representative (Medical and Pharmaceutical Products)225412
Saw Maker and Repairer323315
School Laboratory Technician311414
Screen Printer392112
Sculpter211413
Senior Non-commissioned Defence Force Member139211
Shearer361211
Shoemaker393114
Singer211214
Small Offset Printer392312
Sports Administrator139915
Sports Umpire452322
Stock and Station Agent611112
Surveying or Spatial Science Technician312116
Technicians and Trades Workers NEC399999
Telecommunications Cable Jointer342412
Telecommunications Technician342414
Television Equipment Operator399517
Television Presenter212114
Training and Development Professional223311
Translator272413
Travel Agency Manager142116
Travel Attendants NEC451799
Tribunal Member271213
Turf Grower121218
Vehicle Painter324311
Vocational Education Teacher (Non-Trades)242211
Vocational Education Teacher (Trades)242211
Web Developer261212
Wholesaler133312
Wood Turner394214
Wool Buyer639212
Wool Classer399917
Workplace Relations Advisor223113
Zookeeper361114

To review the same information on the official government website

CHECK YOUR ALTERNATE OCCUPATION

The following Occupations still exist, however a further 16 occupations on the MLTSSL (indicated by ‘** asterisks’) were restricted to only apply to the following visa programs:

  • Skilled – Independent (subclass 189)
  • Temporary Graduate (subclass 485)
  • Skilled-Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489)

These 16 occupations are indicated via ‘** asterisks’ on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL). That is, these 16 occupations are not available for other programs, such as the 457 visa subclass and/or the 190 visa subclass. (As of 19th April 2017)

Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)

OccupationsANZSCO CodeAssessing Authority
Accountant (General)***221111CPA/ICAA/IPA
Actuary224111VETASSESS
Aeronautical Engineer233911Engineers Australia
Agricultural Consultant234111VETASSESS
Agricultural Engineer233912Engineers Australia
Agricultural Scientist234112VETASSESS
Airconditioning& Mechanical Services Plumber334112TRA
Airconditioning& Refrigeration Mechanic342111TRA
Anaesthetist253211Medical Board of Australia
Analyst Programmer261311ACS
Architect232111AACA
Audiologist252711VETASSESS
Automotive Electrician321111TRA
Barrister271111SLAA
Biomedical Engineer233913Engineers Australia
Boat Builder & Repairer399111TRA
Bricklayer331111TRA
Cabinetmaker394111TRA
Cardiologist253312Medical Board of Australia
Cardiothoracic Surgeon253512Medical Board of Australia
Carpenter331212TRA
Carpenter & Joiner331211TRA
Cartographer232213VETASSESS
Chef***351311TRA
Chemical Engineer**233111Engineers Australia
Child Care Centre Manager134111TRA
Chiropractor252111CCEA
Civil Engineer233211Engineers Australia
Civil Engineering Draftsperson312211Engineers Australia/ VETASSESS
Civil Engineering Technician**312212VETASSESS
Clinical Haematologist253313Medical Board of Australia
Clinical Psychologist272311APS
Computer Network & Systems Engineer263111ACS
Construction Project Manager133111VETASSESS
Dermatologist253911Medical Board of Australia
Developer Programmer261312ACS
Diagnostic & Interventional Radiologist253917Medical Board of Australia
Diesel Motor Mechanic321212TRA
Drainer334113TRA
Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher241111AITSL
Educational Psychologist272312APS
Electrical Engineer233311Engineers Australia
Electrical Engineering Draftsperson312311Engineers Australia
Electrical Engineering Technician312312TRA
Electrical Linesworker**342211TRA
Electrician (General)341111TRA
Electrician (Special Class)341112TRA
Electronic Equipment Trades Worker342313TRA
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)342314TRA
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class)342315TRA
Electronics Engineer**233411Engineers Australia
Emergency Medicine Specialist253912Medical Board of Australia
Endocrinologist253315Medical Board of Australia
Engineering Manager133211Engineers Australia/AIM
Engineering Technologist233914Engineers Australia
Environmental Engineer233915Engineers Australia
External Auditor221213CPA/ICAA/IPA
Fibrous Plasterer333211TRA
Fitter & Turner323212TRA
Fitter (General)323211TRA
Fitter-Welder323213TRA
Forester234113VETASSESS
Gasfitter334114TRA
Gastroenterologist253316Medical Board of Australia
General Practitioner253111Medical Board of Australia
Geotechnical Engineer233212Engineers Australia
Glazier333111TRA
ICT Business Analyst261111ACS
Industrial Engineer**233511Engineers Australia
Intensive Care Specialist253317Medical Board of Australia
Internal Auditor221214VETASSESS
Joiner331213TRA
Land Economist224511VETASSESS
Landscape Architect232112VETASSESS
Lift Mechanic341113TRA
Locksmith323313TRA
Management Accountant221112CPA/ICAA/IPA
Materials Engineer**233112Engineers Australia
Mechanical Engineer233512Engineers Australia
Medical Administrator**134211VETASSESS
Medical Diagnostic Radiographer251211AIR
Medical Laboratory Scientist234611AIMS
Medical Oncologist253314Medical Board of Australia
Medical Practitioners (nec)253999Medical Board of Australia
Medical Radiation Therapist251212AIR
Metal Fabricator322311TRA
Metal Machinist (First Class)323214TRA
Midwife254111ANMAC
Motor Mechanic (General)321211TRA
Motorcycle Mechanic321213TRA
Naval Architect233916Engineers Australia
Neurologist253318Medical Board of Australia
Neurosurgeon253513Medical Board of Australia
Nuclear Medicine Technologist251213ANZSNM
Nurse Practitioner254411ANMAC
Nursing Clinical Director134212ANMAC
Obstetrician & Gynaecologist253913Medical Board of Australia
Occupational Therapist252411OTC
Ophthalmologist253914Medical Board of Australia
Optometrist251411OCANZ
Organisational Psychologist272313APS
Orthopaedic Surgeon253514Medical Board of Australia
Orthotist or Prosthetist251912VETASSESS
Osteopath252112ANZOC
Other Spatial Scientist232214VETASSESS
Otorhinolaryngologist253515Medical Board of Australia
Paediatric Surgeon253516Medical Board of Australia
Paediatrician253321Medical Board of Australia
Painting Trades Workers332211TRA
Panelbeater324111TRA
Pathologist253915Medical Board of Australia
Physicist (Medical Physicist only)234914ACPSEM
Physiotherapist252511APC
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon253517Medical Board of Australia
Plumber (General)334111TRA
Podiatrist252611APodC/ANZPAC
Pressure Welder**322312TRA
Primary Health Organisation Manager134213VETASSESS
Production Manager (Mining)**133513VETASSESS
Production or Plant Engineer**233513Engineers Australia
Project Builder**133112VETASSESS
Psychiatrist253411Medical Board of Australia
Psychologists (nec)272399APS
Psychotherapist272314VETASSESS
Quantity Surveyor233213AIQS
Radiation Oncologist253918Medical Board of Australia
Radio Communications Technician313211TRA
Registered Nurse (Aged Care)254412ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Child & Family Health)254413ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Community Health)254414ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Critical Care & Emergency)254415ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)254416ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Disability &Rehabilitation)254417ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)254421ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Medical)254418ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Mental Health)254422ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)254425ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Perioperative)254423ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Surgical)254424ANMAC
Registered Nurses (nec)254499ANMAC
Renal Medicine Specialist253322Medical Board of Australia
Rheumatologist253323Medical Board of Australia
Roof Plumber334115
Secondary School Teacher241411AITSL
Sheetmetal Trades Worker322211TRA
Ship’s Engineer**231212AMSA
Ship’s Master**231213AMSA
Ship’s Officer**231214AMSA
Shipwright399112TRA
Small Engine Mechanic321214TRA
Social Worker272511AASW
Software Engineer261313ACS
Solicitor271311SLAA
Solid Plasterer333212TRA
Sonographer251214AIR
Special Education Teachers (nec)241599AITSL
Special Needs Teacher241511AITSL
Specialist Physician (General Medicine)253311Medical Board of Australia
Specialist Physicians (nec)253399Medical Board of Australia
Speech Pathologist252712SPA
Stonemason**331112TRA
Structural Engineer233214Engineers Australia
Surgeon (General)253511Medical Board of Australia
Surveyor232212SSSI
Systems Analyst261112ACS
Taxation Accountant221113CPA/ICAA/IPA
Teacher of the Hearing Impaired241512AITSL
Teacher of the Sight Impaired241513AITSL
Technical Cable Jointer342212TRA
Telecommunications Engineer263311Engineers Australia
Telecommunications Field Engineer313212Engineers Australia
Telecommunications Network Engineer263312Engineers Australia
Telecommunications Network Planner**313213Engineers Australia
Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist313214Engineers Australia
Thoracic Medicine Specialist253324Medical Board of Australia
Transport Engineer233215Engineers Australia
Urologist253518Medical Board of Australia
Valuer224512VETASSESS
Vascular Surgeon253521Medical Board of Australia
Veterinarian234711AVBC
Wall & Floor Tiler333411TRA
Welder (First Class)322313TRA
Welfare Centre Manager134214ACWA/VETASSESS

To review the same information on the official government website

In light of the occupations and all announcements, we strongly suggest all applicants to recheck their eligibility, for a free assessment, kindly fill out our free assessment inquiry form and one of our many Immigration and relocation advisers will get back to you as soon as possible.

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