What Is The Eligible Occupation List For Australia PR Visa?

Are you all set and ready to apply for Permanent Residency in Australia? You might want to know more about the recent immigration changes announced by the Australian government as per the Occupation list for Australia PR visa.

All visa applicants, who are eligible to select an occupation from STSOL, also have access to some occupations in MLTSSL. Therefore, both the lists (STSOL & MLTSSL) have been merged to form a new Combined List of Eligible Skilled Occupations and thus, there is no separate STSOL list.)

Let’s check out the importance of these lists to know what is relevant for you in this news of occupation lists.

The Significance of Occupation lists

There is an organised system in place to invite and allow the skilled migrants to come and work in Australia.

The candidate seeking PR in Australia must first check and choose an occupation in one of the occupation lists of Australia based on the visa category they want to apply. Applicants must possess the skills and experience matching their nominated occupation.

How to choose from the 2 new Occupation lists 

There are two newly launched lists, which have replaced the earlier SOL and CSOL.

Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)

Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) has taken the place of the earlier ‘Skilled Occupation List’ (SOL). You have to nominate an occupation from MLTSSL if you are applying for the visa categories below:

  • A Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)
  • A Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489)- Family nominated
  • Or the Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485)– Graduate Work Stream.

Combined List of Eligible Occupations

There is a Combined List of Eligible Occupations that requires you to nominate an occupation in the list of eligible skilled occupations, if you are applying for any of the following visa categories:

  • A Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)
  • A Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457)
  • An Employer Nominated Scheme (subclass 186) – Direct Entry Stream
  • Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489)
  • Training visa (subclass 407)

Although, if you have not been well informed of the Australia immigration changes in the recent months, it is advisable to get a professional to help you complete the task of immigration.