Skills Occupations List

All change? The movers and the shakers for the Proposed Skills Occupations List

Following further consultations, the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business currently have the following recommendations to consider.

If these are carried out this will directly affect whether or not applicants may or may not be eligible for permanent or provisional residence, or if sponsored by an employer whether or not a caveat will be imposed.

What it does mean however is that you may wish to move quickly… and to gain some advice on your next step.

Here is the updated list with the potential changes just released:

Skilled Migration Occupation Lists Review

Traffic Light Bulletin – March 2020 Update



For consultation only. This does not represent a decision of Government.

Guide to the Traffic Light Colours

REDFlagged for removal from the lists
ORANGEFlagged for movement between lists – the direction of movement is indicated in the Recommended Status column
GREENFlagged for addition to the lists



ANZSCO codeOccupation NameCurrent Status on SMOLsRecommended Status for Traffic Light Bulletin
272111Careers CounsellorSTSOLOFF (RED)
324212Vehicle TrimmerSTSOLOFF (RED)
342311Business Machine MechanicSTSOLOFF (RED)
361199Animal Attendants and Trainers necSTSOLOFF (RED)
362211Gardener (General)STSOLOFF (RED)
391111HairdresserSTSOLOFF (RED)
394213Wood MachinistSTSOLOFF (RED)
411611Massage TherapistSTSOLOFF (RED)
411711Community WorkerSTSOLOFF (RED)
452311Diving Instructor (Open Water)STSOLOFF (RED)
452312Gymnastics Coach or InstructorSTSOLOFF (RED)
321111Automotive ElectricianMLTSSLSTSOL (ORANGE)
321213Motorcycle MechanicMLTSSLSTSOL (ORANGE)
332211Painting Trades WorkerMLTSSLSTSOL (ORANGE)
333411Wall and Floor TilerMLTSSLSTSOL (ORANGE)
394111CabinetmakerMLTSSLSTSOL (ORANGE)
142115Post Office ManagerROLSTSOL (ORANGE)
312511Mechanical Engineering DraftspersonROLSTSOL (ORANGE)
612115Real Estate RepresentativeROLSTSOL (ORANGE)
234411GeologistSTSOLROL (ORANGE)
131112Sales and Marketing ManagerSTSOLMLTSSL (with salary caveat of $120,000) (ORANGE)
135112ICT Project Manager
(includes Blockchain Planner/Manager)
STSOLMLTSSL (with salary caveat of $120,000) (ORANGE)
224999Information and Organisation Professionals nec
(includes Data Scientist)
STSOLMLTSSL (with salary caveat of $90,000) (ORANGE)
599612Insurance Loss AdjusterSTSOLMLTSSL (with salary caveat of $80,000) (ORANGE)
133612Procurement ManagerROLMLTSSL (ORANGE)
231213Ship’s MasterROLMLTSSL (ORANGE)
221212Corporate TreasurerOFFSTSOL (GREEN)
423111Aged or Disabled CarerOFFSTSOL (with mandatory skills assessment) (GREEN)
423312Nursing Support WorkerOFFSTSOL (with mandatory skills assessment) (GREEN)
423313Personal Care AssistantOFFSTSOL (with mandatory skills assessment) (GREEN)
121321Poultry FarmerSTSOLSalary caveat of $65,000
351111BakerSTSOLSalary caveat of $65,000
351112PastrycookSTSOLSalary caveat of $65,000
361112Horse TrainerMLTSSLSalary caveat of $65,000
323212Fitter and TurnerMLTSSLSalary caveat of $65,000
452499Sportspersons necSTSOLSalary caveat of $120,000


If you are concerned about anything on this list and would like to know what to do to help protect yourself, your business or your visa, please feel free to contact me.


TSS Registered Migration Agent  Graham Copson (MARN 1575606) on Mob 0417 083 231, or by email [email protected]

“Your Migration Partner”

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