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So far what has been announced:

1) 12 Occupations have been completely removed from all lists

  • Equipment Hire Manager
  • Fleet Manager
  • Picture Framer
  • Property Manager
  • Psychotherapist
  • Real Estate Agent Principal
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Real Estate Agent Representative
  • Ship’s Engineer
  • Ship’s Master
  • Ship’s Officer
  • University Tutor


2) 2 occupations were included on the MLTSSL

  • Special Education Teachers (nec)
  • ICT Security Specialist


3) 36 occupations were added to the list applicable for the Sponsorship 457 visa and the Permanent Employer Nomination Visa – some of them were moved from the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) and the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)


4) The maximum age for the following visas has been reduced to 45 years:

  • Subclass 189
  • Subclass 190
  • Subclass 489
  • Subclass 186 – Except for TRT until 1st March 2018
  • Subclass 187


5) Caveats will now also apply for Subclass 186 visas


6) Training Requirement for Sponsors and Nominators has been adjusted to exclude some types of training and clarify others

We will keep you posted as more changes are announced.

Erica Carneiro
Co-Founder, Director and Registered Migration Agent 0532487