Removed Occupations from the STSOL (previously the CSOL)

If your occupation has been removed from the list, the official announcement of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection says you will be impacted if

A. You apply for one of the following visa programmes on or after 19 April 2017:

  1. Employer Nominated Scheme (subclass 186) – Direct Entry Stream
  2. Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)
  3. Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489)
  4. Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (Subclass 457)
  5. Training visa (subclass 407) - Nomination eligibility type 2 – Occupational training to enhance skills in an eligible occupation.​​​​

The DIBP announcement clarifies that any applications already lodged before 19 April 2017 for the above visa subclasses (other than a 457 visa) will not be impacted (even if the occupation was removed on 19 April 2017).

B. Your subclass 457 visa or nomination application is still being processed by the Department on 19 April 2017. In such cases, your application cannot be approved. Once your application has reached the assessment stage, you will be contacted by the Department and given the opportunity to withdraw your application in writing. Alternatively, you can request a withdrawal in writing at any time and request a refund of the application fee. If you do not withdraw your application, it will be refused.

If you already hold a subclass 457 visa, you will not be impacted by these removed occupations unless you apply for a further subclass 457 visa or are changing your occupation or employer.

Occupation

ANZSCO Code

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker

411511

Actor

211111

Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers NEC

211199

Aeroplane Pilot

231111

Air Traffic Controller

231112

Air Transport Professionals NEC

231199

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)

323111

Amusement Centre Manager

149111

Antique Dealer

142112

Apparel Cutter

393211

Archaeologist

272414

Archivist

224211

Art Director (Film, Television or Stage)

212311

Artistic Director

212111

Auctioneer

611111

Author

212211

Bed and Breakfast Operator

141911

Betting agency Manager

142113

Biochemist

234513

Biotechnologist

234514

Blacksmith

322111

Boarding Kennel or Cattery Operator

149911

Broadcast Transmitter Operator

399511

Building and Engineering Technicians NEC

312999

Business Broker

612111

Butcher or Smallgoods Maker

351211

Call or Contact Centre Manager

149211

Canvas Goods Fabricator

393111

Caravan Park and Camping Ground Manager

141211

Cinema or Theatre Manager

149912

Clinical Coder

599915

Clothing Patternmaker

393212

Clothing Trades Workers NEC

393299

Commissioned Defence Force Officer

139111

Commissioned Fire Officer

139112

Commissioned Police Officer

139113

Communications Operator

342312

Community Arts Worker

272611

Composer

211211

Conservation Officer

234311

Construction Estimator

312114

Conveyancer

599111

Corporate Treasurer

221212

Court Bailiff or Sheriff (Aus) / Court Collections Officer (NZ)

599212

Deer Farmer

121314

Defence Force Member - Other Ranks

441111

Defence Force Senior Officer

111212

Dental Hygienist

411211

Dental Prosthetist

411212

Dental Therapist

411214

Detective

441311

Director of Photography

212313

Diver

399911

Dog or Horse Racing Official

452318

Drama Teacher (Private Tuition)

249213

Dressmaker or Tailor

393213

Driller

712211

Driving Instructor

451211

Education Reviewer

249112

Electorate Officer

224911

Electronic Engineering Draftsperson

312411

Electronic Engineering Technician

312412

Electroplater

322112

Emergency Service Worker

441211

Engineering Patternmaker

323411

Engraver

323311

Entertainer or Variety Artist

211113

Environmental Health Officer

251311

Exercise Physiologist

234915

Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors NEC

212399

Financial Institution Branch Manager

149914

Fire Fighter

441212

Fire Protection Equipment Technician

399918

First Aid Trainer

451815

Fisheries Officer

311311

Flight Attendant

451711

Floor Finisher

332111

Flying Instructor

231113

Food Technologist

234212

Funeral Director

451311

Funeral Workers NEC

451399

Futures Trader

222212

Gallery or Museum Technician

399311

Gas or Petroleum Operator

399212

Geophysicist

234412

Goat Farmer

121315

Golfer

452412

Graphic Pre-press Trades Worker

392211

Gunsmith

323312

Helicopter Pilot

231114

Historian

272411

Homoeopath

252212

Horse Trainer

361112

Human Resource Adviser

223111

Hydrogeologist

234413

Hydrographer

311415

ICT Support and Test Engineers NEC

263299

ICT Support Technicians NEC

313199

Importer or Exporter

133311

Insurance Investigator

599611

Insurance Risk Surveyor

599613

Intellectual Property Lawyer

271214

Intelligence Officer

224411

Interior Decorator

399912

Jockey

452413

Judge

271211

Kennel Hand

361115

Leather Goods Maker

393112

Legal Executive

599112

Liaison Officer

224912

Licensed Club Manager

141411

Life Scientist (General)

234511

Life Scientists NEC

234599

Light Technician

399513

Magistrate

271212

Maintenance Planner

312911

Marine Surveyor

231215

Marine Transport Professionals NEC

231299

Market Research Analyst

225112

Master Fisher

231211

Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson

312511

Media Producer (excluding Video)

212112

Metal Casting Trades Worker

322114

Metal Polisher

322115

Metallurgist

234912

Microbiologist

234517

Migration Agent (Aus)

224913

Mothercraft Nurse

411412

Multimedia Designer

232413

Music Director

211212

Music Professionals NEC

211299

Musical Instrument Maker or Repairer

399515

Natural and Physical Science Professionals NEC

234999

Nurse Researcher

254212

Nurseryperson

362411

Operating Theatre Technician

311214

Optical Dispenser (Aus) / Dispensing Optician (NZ)

399913

Optical Mechanic

399914

Other Sports Official

452323

Painter (Visual Arts)

211411

Park Ranger

234314

Parole or Probation Officer

411714

Pathology Collector (Aus) / Phlebotomist (NZ)

311216

Petroleum Engineer

233612

Plastics Technician

399916

Plumbing Inspector

312115

Police Officer

441312

Policy Analyst

224412

Policy and Planning Manager

132411

Potter or ceramic artist

211412

Prison Officer

442111

Procurement Manager

133612

Production Manager (Manufacturing)

133512

Public Relations Manager

131114

Quarantine Officer

311313

Radio Journalist

212414

Radio Presenter

212113

Railway Station Manager

149412

Regional Education Manager

134412

Research and Development Manager

132511

Retail Buyer

639211

Retirement Village Manager

141912

Safety Inspector

312611

Sail Maker

393113

Sales Representative (Industrial Products)

225411

Sales Representative (Medical and Pharmaceutical Products)

225412

Saw Maker and Repairer

323315

School Laboratory Technician

311414

Screen Printer

392112

Sculpter

211413

Senior Non-commissioned Defence Force Member

139211

Shearer

361211

Shoemaker

393114

Singer

211214

Small Offset Printer

392312

Sports Administrator

139915

Sports Umpire

452322

Stock and Station Agent

611112

Surveying or Spatial Science Technician

312116

Technicians and Trades Workers NEC

399999

Telecommunications Cable Jointer

342412

Telecommunications Technician

342414

Television Equipment Operator

399517

Television Presenter

212114

Training and Development Professional

223311

Translator

272413

Travel Agency Manager

142116

Travel Attendants NEC

451799

Tribunal Member

271213

Turf Grower

121218

Vehicle Painter

324311

Vocational Education Teacher (Non-Trades)

242211

Vocational Education Teacher (Trades)

242211

Web Developer

261212

Wholesaler

133312

Wood Turner

394214

Wool Buyer

639212

Wool Classer

399917

Workplace Relations Advisor

223113

Zookeeper

361114

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Crispin Aranda

Crispin Aranda

Crispin R. Aranda is an established International Visa Conselor and Immigrant Advocate. He is the president of IVC and is in several migration radio programs.


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