Australia’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has updated its list of jobs which skilled South Africans can apply for when looking to emigrate.
The jobs are broken down into two categories and fall under either the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) or the Short‑term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL).
To qualify for skilled migration to Australia, you must now nominate an occupation from the MLTSSL. However, if you are applying for skilled migration via nomination by a State or Territory Government (temporary visa); you have the option of nominating an occupation from the STSOL.
A number of these jobs also have additional caveats which typically limit where emigrants can move to in Australia and how much they earn.
South Africans looking to emigrate to Australia and New Zealand were dealt a massive blow earlier in 2017, when the countries’ governments suddenly tightened their visa laws.
In April, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced that he would be abolish the country’s popular temporary work visa system and increase the standards of its citizenship test with immediate effect, to promote “Australia first” values.
The new requirements for citizenship will now require candidates to be permanent residents for at least four years (as opposed to the previous one-year requirement), applicants must be competent English speakers, must show a job record and prove they have integrated into the local community.
Turnbull also announced that he would be replacing the country’s popular temporary 457 work visa programme to focus on creating jobs for Australians first.
The result was a culling of more than 200 jobs from the previous list and the release of the new updated MLTSSL and STSOL lists.
You can find the complete updated MLTSSL list for 2018 detailed below. You can find a combined list including STSOL qualifications here.
*indicates jobs marked with a caveat.
|Biomedical Engineer||Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)|
|Biotechnologist||Motor Mechanic (General)|
|Boat Builder & Repairer||Motorcycle Mechanic|
|Cabinetmaker||Natural and Physical Science Professionals (nec)|
|Carpenter & Joiner||Nuclear Medicine Technologist|
|Chef***||Nursing Clinical Director|
|Chemical Engineer||Obstetrician & Gynaecologist|
|Chief Executive or Managing Director***||Ophthalmologist|
|Chief Information Officer||Optometrist|
|Child Care Centre Manager||Organisational Psychologist|
|Civil Engineer||Orthotist or Prosthetist|
|Civil Engineering Draftsperson||Osteopath|
|Civil Engineering Technician||Other Spatial Scientist|
|Clinical Psychologist||Paediatric Surgeon|
|Computer Network & Systems Engineer||Paediatrician|
|Conservator||Painting Trades Workers|
|Construction Project Manager||Panelbeater|
|Corporate General Manager***||Pathologist|
|Diagnostic & Interventional Radiologist||Physiotherapist|
|Diesel Motor Mechanic||Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon|
|Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher||Podiatrist|
|Educational Psychologist||Primary Health Organisation Manager|
|Electrical Engineer||Production or Plant Engineer|
|Electrical Engineering Draftsperson||Psychiatrist|
|Electrical Engineering Technician||Psychologists (nec)|
|Electrical Linesworker||Quantity Surveyor|
|Electrician (General)||Radiation Oncologist|
|Electrician (Special Class)||Radio Communications Technician|
|Electronic Equipment Trades Worker||Registered Nurse (Aged Care)|
|Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)||Registered Nurse (Child & Family Health)|
|Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class)||Registered Nurse (Community Health)|
|Electronics Engineer||Registered Nurse (Critical Care & Emergency)|
|Emergency Medicine Specialist||Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)|
|Endocrinologist||Registered Nurse (Disability & Rehabilitation)|
|Engineering Manager||Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)|
|Engineering Professionals (nec)||Registered Nurse (Medical)|
|Engineering Technologist||Registered Nurse (Mental Health)|
|Enrolled Nurse||Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)|
|Environmental Consultant||Registered Nurse (Perioperative)|
|Environmental Engineer||Registered Nurse (Surgical)|
|Environmental Manager||Registered Nurses (nec)|
|Environmental Research Scientist||Renal Medicine Specialist|
|Environmental Scientists (nec)||Rheumatologist|
|External Auditor||Roof Plumber|
|Faculty Head||Secondary School Teacher|
|Fibrous Plasterer||Sheetmetal Trades Worker|
|Fitter & Turner||Shipwright|
|Fitter (General)||Small Engine Mechanic|
|Food Technologist||Software & Applications Programmers (nec)|
|General Practitioner||Special Education Teachers (nec)|
|Geophysicist||Special Needs Teacher|
|Geotechnical Engineer||Specialist Physician (General Medicine)|
|Glazier||Specialist Physicians (nec)|
|Horse Breeder***||Speech Pathologist|
|ICT Business Analyst||Structural Engineer|
|ICT Security Specialist||Surgeon (General)|
|Intensive Care Specialist||Systems Analyst|
|Internal Auditor||Taxation Accountant***|
|Joiner||Teacher of the Hearing Impaired|
|Land Economist||Teacher of the Sight Impaired|
|Landscape Architect||Technical Cable Jointer|
|Life Scientist (General)||Telecommunications Engineer|
|Life Scientists (nec)||Telecommunications Field Engineer|
|Lift Mechanic||Telecommunications Network Engineer|
|Locksmith||Telecommunications Network Planner|
|Management Accountant***||Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist|
|Management Consultant***||Thoracic Medicine Specialist|
|Marine Biologist||Transport Engineer|
|Materials Engineer||University Lecturer (Suitable for the position of Research Associate or Research Fellow in a University)***|
|Medical Diagnostic Radiographer||Vascular Surgeon|
|Medical Laboratory Scientist||Veterinarian|
|Medical Oncologist||Wall & Floor Tiler|
|Medical Practitioners (nec)||Welder (First Class)|
|Medical Radiation Therapist||Welfare Centre Manager|
|Metal Machinist (First Class)||Zoologist|
This article was first published on businesstech.co.za