In the past few weeks news has been released with regards to changes in the occupational lists for the TSS visa (Sub 482). The new legislative instrument  Migration (LIN 19/048: Specification of Occupations—Subclass 482 Visa) Instrument 2019 abolishes the previous  Migration (IMMI 18/048: Specification of Occupations—Subclass 482 Visa) Instrument 2018 and comes into force starting from 11th March 2019.

What are the changes?

2 occupations added to the MLTSSL (Medium-Long Term)

Occupation ANZSCO Code
Telecommunications network planner 313213
Pressure welder 322312

6 moved from STSOL to MLTSSL

Occupation ANZSCO Code
Arts administrator or manager 139911
Dancer or choreographer 211112
Music director 211212
Artistic director 212111
Tennis coach 452316
Footballer 452411

Particularly, the occupation of footballer now has a caveat (limitation). Caveat 25 will now be applicable, which means that the nominated position must be associated with an annual income of at least $120.00.

16 moved from STSOL to the regional ROL

Occupation ANZSCO Code
Aquaculture farmer 121111
Cotton grower 121211
Fruit or nut grower 121213
Grain, oilseed or pasture grower (Aus) / field crop grower (NZ) 121214
Mixed crop farmer 121216
Sugar cane grower 121217
Crop farmers (nec) 121299
Beef cattle farmer 121312
Dairy cattle farmer 121313
Mixed livestock farmer 121317
Pig farmer 121318
Sheep farmer 121322
Livestock farmers (nec) 121399
Mixed crop and livestock farmer 121411
Dentist 252312
Anaesthetist 253211

Previously, occupations in blue were subject to caveat 9 only; from now on they will have caveat 10 as well. While occupations in red had no limitations under the previous legislative instrument, they are now subject to caveat 10 too.

  • Caveat 9:  The position predominantly involves responsibility for low‑skilled tasks.
  • Caveat 10: The position is not located in regional Australia (within the meaning of sub-regulation 5.19(16) of the Regulations)

5 removed from STSOL

Occupation ANZSCO Code
Visual arts and crafts professionals (nec) 211499
Textile, clothing and footwear mechanic 323215
Watch- and clock-maker and repairer 323316
Chemical plant operator 399211
Library technician 399312

The explanatory note originally stated that these occupations had been moved from the STSOL list to the ROL list; this statement was a mistake, as all of these 5 occupations have been completely removed from the list.

I kindly remind you that the information contained in this article is purely informative and cannot in any ways replace a consultation. (Law. Alessia Comandini – M.A.R.N. 1684766).