Occupations removed from skilled visa list

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In addition to lowering the age threshold for skilled visas from under 50 years of age to under 45, twelve occupations were also removed entirely from the lists of eligible skilled occupations. These removals came into effect on the 1 July 2017 and if you made an application on or after 1st July in visa the below visa subclasses then your application would be impacted:

  • Employer nominated scheme (subclass 186)
  • Skilled independent visa (subclass 189)
  • Skilled nominated visa (subclass 190)
  • Training visa (subclass 407)
  • Temporary work (skilled) visa (subclass 457)
  • Temporary graduate visa (subclass 485)
  • Skilled regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489)

The below table detailed the occaptions and their ANZSCO code that were removed.

OccupationANZSCO code
Equipment Hire Manager149915
Fleet Manager149411
Picture Framer394212
Property Manager612112
Real Estate Agent Principal612113
Real Estate Agent612114
Real Estate Agent Representative612115
Ship’s Engineer231212
Ship’s Master231213
Ship’s Officer231214
University Tutor242112