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If you are seeking the most popular, highly demanded occupations in Australia, then you have landed on the right site. The list of Australia Skilled Occupation has all those occupations which are high in demand in the country. If you are one of the skilled workers who want to apply for the skilled visa then you have to choose any occupation from the same list. The list is regularly updated by the Australia Department of Home Affairs and they also publish the same.

There are mainly three types of lists for skilled occupations. Let us discuss each one of them in details –

  • Short-term Skilled Occupation List: The Short-term skilled occupation list or STSOL have different occupations which are in demand across the multiple states and cities of the nation. Immigrants who are applying for the Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 visa or the Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa subclass 489 can include any occupation from this list.
  • Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: This list which is commonly known as MLTSSL has all the occupations which are valid for the immigrants applying for Australia Skilled Independent Subclass 189 Visa. This allows the immigrants to live and work in the country permanently.
  • Regional Occupation List: This list – ROL is for the immigrants who are applying under the subclass categories – 407/489/482 and others. It is mainly related to immigration within the regional borders.

The following visa holders can train or work under the eligible skilled occupation in Australia –

  • Employer Nomination Scheme(ENS) visa (Subclass 186)
  • Skilled Independent visa (Subclass 189)
  • Skilled Nominated visa (Subclass 190)
  • Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa (Subclass 482)
  • Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (Subclass 489)
  • Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) visa (Subclass 187)
  • Training Visa (Subclass 407)
  • Temporary Graduate visa (Subclass 485)

What do you mean by ANZSCO?

ANZSCO stands for Australia and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations. It is used for getting all the information related to visas, citizenship programs, and settlement in Australia and New Zealand. It is primarily used by the Depart of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC). It is used for assessing the skills of the applicants as per the application of the immigrant. It is also required to check whether the applicant meets the criteria set by the nation for immigration or not under the skilled visas immigration program.

Recent changes and updates in the Australia Skilled Occupation List

Here is the new and updated list for the occupations which are in demand in Australia and the points mentioned below are crucial–

  • Skills assessment will be done by Assessing authority
  • For every in-demand occupation, there will be a different ANZSCO code
  • Under certain circumstances, according to the Caveats, some occupations can be excluded
  • You need to check under which of three lists, your occupation is listed.