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    MLTSSL

    MLTSSL List

    Every March, the DET advises the Minister of Immigration and Border Protection on the composition of the MLTSSL.

    This list is used to select potential migrants who qualify for various qualified immigration visas at the Federal Level.

    Inclusion requirement for MLTSSL

    • Occupations affected by a skills shortage in Australia are identified
    • Economic and political consultation to check whether Australia would benefit from the occupation on the MLTSSL

    MLTSSL

    MLTSSL OCCUPATIONANZSCO CODESKILLS ASSESSMENT AUTHORITY
    construction project manager133111VETASSESS
    engineering manager133211(a) Engineers Australia; or (b) AIM
    child care centre manager134111TRA
    nursing clinical director134212ANMAC
    primary health organisation manager134213VETASSESS
    welfare centre manager134214ACWA
    accountant (general)221111(a) CPAA; or (b) CAANZ; or (c) IPA
    management accountant221112(a) CPAA; or (b) CAANZ; or (c) IPA
    taxation accountant221113(a) CPAA; or (b) CAANZ; or (c) IPA
    external auditor221213(a) CPAA; or (b) CAANZ; or (c) IPA
    internal auditor221214VETASSESS
    actuary224111VETASSESS
    land economist224511VETASSESS
    valuer224512VETASSESS
    management consultant224711VETASSESS
    architect232111AACA
    landscape architect232112VETASSESS
    surveyor232212SSSI
    cartographer232213VETASSESS
    other spatial scientist232214VETASSESS
    chemical engineer233111Engineers Australia
    materials engineer233112Engineers Australia
    civil engineer233211Engineers Australia
    geotechnical engineer233212Engineers Australia
    quantity surveyor233213AIQS
    structural engineer233214Engineers Australia
    transport engineer233215Engineers Australia
    electrical engineer233311Engineers Australia
    electronics engineer233411Engineers Australia
    industrial engineer233511Engineers Australia
    mechanical engineer233512Engineers Australia
    production or plant engineer233513Engineers Australia
    aeronautical engineer233911Engineers Australia
    agricultural engineer233912Engineers Australia
    biomedical engineer233913Engineers Australia
    engineering technologist233914Engineers Australia
    environmental engineer233915Engineers Australia
    naval architect233916Engineers Australia
    agricultural consultant234111VETASSESS
    agricultural scientist234112VETASSESS
    forester234113VETASSESS
    medical laboratory scientist234611AIMS
    veterinarian234711AVBC
    physicist (medical physicist only)234914ACPSEM
    early childhood (pre‑primary school) teacher241111AITSL
    secondary school teacher241411AITSL
    special needs teacher241511AITSL
    teacher of the hearing impaired241512AITSL
    teacher of the sight impaired241513AITSL
    special education teachers (nec)241599AITSL
    medical diagnostic radiographer251211ASMIRT
    medical radiation therapist251212ASMIRT
    nuclear medicine technologist251213ANZSNM
    sonographer251214ASMIRT
    optometrist251411OCANZ
    orthotist or prosthetist251912AOPA
    chiropractor252111CCEA
    osteopath252112AOAC
    occupational therapist252411OTC
    physiotherapist252511APC
    podiatrist252611(a) APodA; or (b) ANZPAC
    audiologist252711VETASSESS
    speech pathologist252712SPA
    general practitioner253111MedBA
    specialist physician (general medicine)253311MedBA
    cardiologist253312MedBA
    clinical haematologist253313MedBA
    medical oncologist253314MedBA
    endocrinologist253315MedBA
    gastroenterologist253316MedBA
    intensive care specialist253317MedBA
    neurologist253318MedBA
    paediatrician253321MedBA
    renal medicine specialist253322MedBA
    rheumatologist253323MedBA
    thoracic medicine specialist253324MedBA
    specialist physicians (nec)253399MedBA
    psychiatrist253411MedBA
    surgeon (general)253511MedBA
    cardiothoracic surgeon253512MedBA
    neurosurgeon253513MedBA
    orthopaedic surgeon253514MedBA
    otorhinolaryngologist253515MedBA
    paediatric surgeon253516MedBA
    plastic and reconstructive surgeon253517MedBA
    urologist253518MedBA
    vascular surgeon253521MedBA
    dermatologist253911MedBA
    emergency medicine specialist253912MedBA
    obstetrician and gynaecologist253913MedBA
    ophthalmologist253914MedBA
    pathologist253915MedBA
    diagnostic and interventional radiologist253917MedBA
    radiation oncologist253918MedBA
    medical practitioners (nec)253999MedBA
    midwife254111ANMAC
    nurse practitioner254411ANMAC
    registered nurse (aged care)254412ANMAC
    registered nurse (child and family health)254413ANMAC
    registered nurse (community health)254414ANMAC
    registered nurse (critical care and emergency)254415ANMAC
    registered nurse (developmental disability)254416ANMAC
    registered nurse (disability and rehabilitation)254417ANMAC
    registered nurse (medical)254418ANMAC
    registered nurse (medical practice)254421ANMAC
    registered nurse (mental health)254422ANMAC
    registered nurse (perioperative)254423ANMAC
    registered nurse (surgical)254424ANMAC
    registered nurse (paediatrics)254425ANMAC
    registered nurses (nec)254499ANMAC
    ICT business analyst261111ACS
    systems analyst261112ACS
    analyst programmer261311ACS
    developer programmer261312ACS
    software engineer261313ACS
    ICT security specialist262112ACS
    computer network and systems engineer263111ACS
    telecommunications engineer263311Engineers Australia
    telecommunications network engineer263312Engineers Australia
    barrister271111a legal admissions authority of a State or Territory
    solicitor271311a legal admissions authority of a State or Territory
    clinical psychologist272311APS
    educational psychologist272312APS
    organisational psychologist272313APS
    psychologists (nec)272399APS
    social worker272511AASW
    civil engineering draftsperson312211(a) Engineers Australia; or (b) VETASSESS
    civil engineering technician312212VETASSESS
    electrical engineering draftsperson312311Engineers Australia
    electrical engineering technician312312TRA
    radio communications technician313211TRA
    telecommunications field engineer313212Engineers Australia
    telecommunications network planner313213Engineers Australia
    telecommunications technical officer or technologist313214Engineers Australia
    automotive electrician321111TRA
    motor mechanic (general)321211TRA
    diesel motor mechanic321212TRA
    motorcycle mechanic321213TRA
    small engine mechanic321214TRA
    sheetmetal trades worker322211TRA
    metal fabricator322311TRA
    pressure welder322312TRA
    welder (first class)322313TRA
    fitter (general)323211TRA
    fitter and turner323212TRA
    fitter‑welder323213TRA
    metal machinist (first class)323214TRA
    locksmith323313TRA
    panelbeater324111TRA
    bricklayer331111TRA
    stonemason331112TRA
    carpenter and joiner331211TRA
    carpenter331212TRA
    joiner331213TRA
    painting trades worker332211TRA
    glazier333111TRA
    fibrous plasterer333211TRA
    solid plasterer333212TRA
    wall and floor tiler333411TRA
    plumber (general)334111TRA
    airconditioning and mechanical services plumber334112TRA
    drainer334113TRA
    gasfitter334114TRA
    roof plumber334115TRA
    electrician (general)341111TRA
    electrician (special class)341112TRA
    lift mechanic341113TRA
    airconditioning and refrigeration mechanic342111TRA
    technical cable jointer342212TRA
    electronic equipment trades worker342313TRA
    electronic instrument trades worker (general)342314TRA
    electronic instrument trades worker (special class)342315TRA
    chef351311TRA
    cabinetmaker394111TRA
    boat builder and repairer399111TRA
    shipwright399112TRA

    Visas for MLTSSL Occupations

    Occupations on the MLTSSL qualify for the following temporary Australia visas

    • Subclass 407 Training visa
    • 491 Visa – Skilled Regional
    • 485 Visa – Graduate Visa Australia
    • TSS Visa – Work visa

    Occupations on the MLTSSL qualify for the following Permanent Australia visas

    • 189 Visa – Permanent Residency
    • 190 Visa – Permanent Residency
    • Subclass 186 – Direct Entry

    When is the MLTSSL Updated

    The MLTSSL is updated twice a year

    • January MLTSSL updates happen on the 3rd January
    • July MLTSSL updates happen on 1st July

    Additions to MLTSSL

    The following occupations were added to the MLTSSL

    • Artistic director
    • Arts administrator or manager
    • Biochemist
    • Biotechnologist
    • Botanist
    • Chemist
    • Conservator
    • Dancer or choreographer
    • Economist
    • Engineering Professionals nec
    • Environmental Consultant
    • Environmental Manager
    • Environmental Research Scientist
    • Food Technologist
    • Footballer
    • Geophysicist
    • Horse Trainer
    • Hydrogeologist
    • Life Scientist
    • Marine Biologist
    • Metallurgist
    • Meteorologist
    • Microbiologist
    • Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)
    • Multimedia Specialist
    • Music director
    • Musician (Instrumental)
    • Natural and Physical Science Professionals
    • Petroleum Engineer
    • Physicist
    • Pressure welder
    • Software and Applications Programmers
    • Statistician
    • Telecommunications network planner
    • Tennis coach
    • University Lecturer
    • Zoologist

    MLTSSL Updates

    The MLTSSL is updated twice a year

    • January MLTSSL updates happen on the 3rd January
    • July MLTSSL updates happen on 1st July

    What happens if my occupation is removed from the MLTSSL during my application

    • Applications that have already received an Invitation to Apply will continue as normal
    • Applications that are already being processed after receiving an invitation to apply will continue as normal
    • Applications at EOI stage will only be eligible for draws against the list that the occupation is now on i.e. STSOL

    MLTSSL Red Flag Occupations

    Occupations flagged for removal from the MLTSSL and dowgraded to STSOL

    321111Automotive ElectricianMLTSSLSTSOL
    321213Motorcycle MechanicMLTSSLSTSOL
    323313LocksmithMLTSSLSTSOL
    332211Painting Trades WorkerMLTSSLSTSOL
    333111GlazierMLTSSLSTSOL
    333411Wall and Floor TilerMLTSSLSTSOL
    394111CabinetmakerMLTSSLSTSOL

    MLTSSL Rumours

    These occupations are being considered for inclusion on the MLTSSL List

    Occupation
    Provisional ANZSCO Code
    Blockchain Strategist261111 ICT BUSINESS ANALYST
    Blockchain Planner/Manager135112 ICT PROJECT MANAGER
    Data Scientist224999 INFORMATION AND ORGANISATION PROFESSIONALS NEC
    Irrigation Manager121213 FRUIT OR NUT GROWER
    Biosecurity Officer311313 QUARANTINE OFFICER
    Horticulture Farm Manager121213 FRUIT OR NUT GROWER
    Maintenance Electrician341111 ELECTRICIAN (GENERAL)

    Do I need to have an occupation on the MLTSSL to apply for Australia Immigration?

    If you do not have an occupation on the MLTSSL but want to move to Australia these are the options

    1. Check the STSOL List for your occupation
    2. Wait until the occupation is added back to the list
    3. Explore other visa routes such as Studying in Australia
    4. Australia Investor Visa
    MLTSSL