482 Visa Occupation Changes

Major changes to Caveats and Salaries required:

Recruitment Consultant Update:

Salary moved from $90,000 per annum guaranteed annual earnings to $80,000 guaranteed annual earnings.

Sales and Marketing Manager (inc. Business Development Manager) Update:

Salary moved from $65,000 per annum guaranteed annual earnings to $80,000 guaranteed annual earnings.

Medical Practitioners Update:

Update to Changes on requirements for Occupations such as General Practitioner, Medical Practitioners nec ad Resident Medical Officer to obtain current health workforce certificate prior to lodgement.

For full details on all occupations and movements, please see below:

The instrument changes, that differ from the old law, are as follows:

The following six occupations are now included in the MLTSSL, and removed from the STSOL:

  1. arts administrator or manager (ANZSCO code 139911);
  2. dancer or choreographer (ANZSCO code 211112);
  3. music director (ANZSCO code 211212);
  4. artistic director (ANZSCO code 212111);
  5. tennis coach (ANZSCO code 452316); and
  6. footballer (ANZSCO code 452411).

The following occupations are now included in the ROL, and removed from the STSOL:

  1. aquaculture farmer (ANZSCO code 121111);
  2. cotton grower (ANZSCO code 121211);
  3. fruit or nut grower (ANZSCO code 121213);
  4. grain, oilseed or pasture grower (Aus) / field crop grower (NZ) (ANZSCO code 121214);
  5. mixed crop farmer (ANZSCO code 121216);
  6. sugar cane grower (ANZSCO code 121217);
  7. crop farmers (nec) (ANZSCO code 121299);
  8. beef cattle farmer (ANZSCO code 121312);
  9. dairy cattle farmer (ANZSCO code 121313);
  10. mixed livestock farmer (ANZSCO code 121317);
  11. pig farmer (ANZSCO code 121318);
  12. sheep farmer (ANZSCO code 121322);
  13. livestock farmers (nec) (ANZSCO code 121399);
  14. mixed crop and livestock farmer (ANZSCO code 121411);
  15. dentist (ANZSCO code 252312); and
  16. anaesthetist (ANZSCO code 253211).

The following five occupations are now included in the STSOL:

  1. visual arts and crafts professionals (nec) (ANZSCO code 211499);
  2. textile, clothing and footwear mechanic (ANZSCO code 323215);
  3. watch and clock maker and repairer (ANZSCO code 323316);
  4. chemical plant operator (ANZSCO code 399211); and
  5. library technician (ANZSCO code 399312).

the following two occupations are now included in the MLTSSL:

  1. telecommunications network planner (ANZSCO code 313213); and
  2. pressure welder (ANZSCO code 322312).

the following two occupations are now included in the ROL:

  1. deer farmer (ANZSCO code 121314); and
  2. goat farmer (ANZSCO code 121315).

Medical practitioner occupations update:

The instrument imposes an inapplicability condition for the occupations of general practitioner (ANZSCO code 253111), medical practitioners (nec) (ANZSCO code 253999) and resident medical officer (ANZSCO code 253112) (medical practitioner occupations).

The inapplicability condition stipulates if a current health workforce certificate for the position and the occupation is not presented to the Department of Home Affairs, the nomination will not be accepted. A health workforce certificate sets out the name and date of birth of a nominee, the position that the certificate relates to and the location of the position.

The certificate will be issued by an entity specified in paragraph 4(c) of the definition of health workforce certificate in the instrument. Those entities will consider the qualifications of the applicant, and the nominating agency including whether the nominated position is located in an area of workforce need before a health workforce certificate is issued to a nominee.

This change aims to better regulate the number of overseas trained doctors entering Australia under the skilled migration program and to direct them to areas of workforce shortage. This is an initiative of the Department of Health. 

This instrument makes the following changes to the occupation lists:

• An increase in the number of occupations on the MLTSSL from 208 to 216, a gain of eight occupations – 6 that have been moved from the STSOL and 2 new occupations have been added.

• A reduction in the number of occupations on the STSOL from 242 to 215, a  reduction of 27occupations. Only five occupations have been completely removed from the STSOL.  The loss of the other 22 occupations from the STSOL results from moving occupations between occupation lists. Of 22 occupations, 16 have been transferred to ROL and 6 occupations to the MLTSSL. 

• An increase in the number of occupations on the ROL from 59 to 77 occupations, a gain of 18 occupations. No occupation was removed from the existing ROL. In fact 2 new occupations have been added and 16 occupations transferred from STSOL. 

All of the above changes lead to an overall reduction of eligible occupations for the subclass 482 visa from 509 to 508 occupations (a reduction of 1 occupation).