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Australian immigration 

Every year the Australian Government makes changes to its immigration program to keep up with the country’s economic needs.

Another change that was made on the same date was the availability of the Regional Occupations List (ROL) for a number of skilled visa programs, including:

• Employer Filtering System (ENS) (Subcategory 186)
• Regional-sponsored Migration Scheme (Class 187)
• Skilled independent visa (sub-category 190)
• Training visa (Class 407)
• Temporary skills shortage (sub-category 482)
• Temporary Postgraduate Visa (sub-category 485)
• Regional (temporary) skilled visa (sub-category 489)
This list is implemented on the basis of labor market analysis by the Ministry of Posts and Small Business and will be reviewed as part of a regular update in mid 2018. All visa applicants who are nominated for ROL will be in a regional region.

Let’s discuss the key changes they bring to other skilled visas:

Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS Class) (Subcategory 186): A new career was launched with 208 qualified professionals listed only in the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) for this visa program. If you are looking to apply for this visa, you should only apply in one of these professions if separate arrangements are made under the TRT stream.

Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) (Subclass 187): All 673 skilled occupations will remain eligible for this visa, however they are listed in both MLTSSL and ROL for employers in the regional regions. These professions apply to both temporary schedules and direct entry stream.

Skilled Independent Visa (sub-category 189): A new tool has been evaluated and published and applicants will continue to access the MLTSSL with 176 eligible careers.

Skilled-Nominated Visa (Subclass 190):  A new tool has been published. Applicants wishing to apply for this visa can get both MLTSSL and STSOL (short-term career list). STSOL has fewer qualified professionals that contribute substantially to Australia’s regional economy. 416 Skilled occupations are eligible for this program.

Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa (Subclass 482): The profession eligible for a 482 visa is available in a separate tool with only qualified STSOL jobs for a short-term visa and a professional MLTSSL and a qualifying ROL for a medium-term visa stream.

All skilled trades that were available for 457 visas are the same in the published instrument for this visa as they include some new skilled trades from the new ROL list.

In total, 509 qualified professionals qualify for this visa program.

If you apply for a 482 visa, you should apply for one of these skilled occupations unless there are separate arrangements under the labor agreement. In addition, warnings of work experience have been removed with the exception of some professions listed in the Regional Professions List.

Temporary Graduate Visa (485 sub-category) (Graduate): A new tool comprising a total of 176 qualified professionals has been posted for appointment from the MLTSSL List.

Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa: A new tool with a total of 176 eligible candidates has been published from the MLTSSL list.

Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa: A new tool has been deployed and 475 eligible jobs have been qualified for this program. If you are nominated by a state or territory government for this visa, you must have a ROL profession that allows them to live and work in the region.

The list of qualified skilled trades and the list of qualified skilled professionals has been updated with the above changes.

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