Consultation on Skilled Migration Occupation Lists

The Department of Employment is responsible for undertaking a regular review of the new Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) and Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL). These occupation lists are used for skilled migration to meet short and medium/long term needs for the Australian economy.

In November 2017 the Department published a Traffic Light Bulletin which shows the proposed changes and invited stakeholders to provide feedback to the Department.

This Traffic Light Bulletin was provided for consultation purposes only.

The submission period to provide feedback on the Traffic Light Bulletin has now closed.

The Department is now considering stakeholder feedback provided through the submission process.

Development of the Traffic Light Bulletin

There were substantial changes to the skilled migration occupation lists in April and July 2017. Therefore, the Government has prioritised continuity and stability.

For this reason, no changes have been proposed for the medium and long-term strategic skills list at this time.