Skilled Occupation List for 18-19

Occupations Added to the Regional (489) Occupations List for 18-19

For a while now our attention has been taken up with the changes that came about with the abolition of the 457 visa with much mixed emotion! However there are some exciting changes on the horizon for the Regional Occupations List (ROL) for the Skilled Regional (provisional) subclass 489 visa.

The Regional Occupations List is sporting 59 new skilled occupations which are listed below.

In 2017 a number of occupations were removed from the Regional Occupations List, including; Human Resource Advisor, Dental Hygienist, Dental Technician, Translator, Policy Analyst, Procurement Manager, Safety Inspector, Pathology Collector, Financial Institution Branch Manager, Vocational Education Teacher and Multimedia Designer. You will now find some of  these occupations added to the new ROL.
As we’ve stated in previous posts, the subclass 489 visa is available for both shorter and medium terms of up to 4 years total and offers a migration path toward the Skilled Regional subclass 887 visa – a permanent residency via. However, in order to qualify for permanent residency, the applicant must reside in a regional area of Australia for at least 2 years whilst working at least 35 hours per week in any occupation for at least 12 months.

The Pros of a Subclass 489 Visa

In the past, many skilled migrants made the transition from a Student or Graduate visa to permanent residency via the General Skilled Migration program. This was through either a Skilled Nominated subclass 190 or the Skilled Independent subclass 189 visa.

ROL 2018 Jobs

Each June/July the new occupations added to the Regional Occupations List are announced and the 59 new jobs added to the 489 ROL are listed below…

  1. Horse breeder
  2. Public Relations Manager
  3. Policy & Planning Manager
  4. Project Builder
  5. Procurement Manager
  6. Medical Administrator
  7. Regional Education Manager
  8. Sports Administrator
  9. Caravan Park & Camping Ground Manager
  10. Post Office Manager
  11. Amusement Centre Manager
  12. Fitness Centre Manager
  13. Sports Centre Manager
  14. Cinema/Theatre Manager
  15. Financial Institution Branch Manager
  16. Human Resource Adviser
  17. Workplace Relations Adviser
  18. Policy Analyst
  19. Liaison Officer
  20. Market Research Analyst
  21. Aeroplane Pilot
  22. Flying Instructor
  23. Helicopter Pilot
  24. Ship’s Master
  25. Multimedia Designer
  26. Wine Maker
  27. Conservation Officer
  28. Exercise Physiologist
  29. Vocational Education Teacher
  30. Environmental Health Officer
  31. Intellectual Property Lawyer
  32. Translator
  33. Community Arts Worker
  34. Agricultural Technician
  35. Operating Theatre Technician
  36. Pathology Collector
  37. Construction Estimator
  38. Surveying/Spatial Science Technician
  39. Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson
  40. Safety Inspector
  41. Maintenance Planner
  42. Building & Engineering Technicians
  43. Vehicle Painter
  44. Floor Finisher
  45. Electrical Linesworker
  46. Zookeeper
  47. Nursery person
  48. Gas or Petroleum Operator
  49. Dental Hygienist
  50. Dental Therapist
  51. Emergency Service Worker
  52. Driving Instructor
  53. Funeral Workers (nec)
  54. Flight Attendant
  55. First Aid Trainer
  56. Jockey
  57. Clinical Coder
  58. Property Manager
  59. Real Estate Representative

If you are interested in applying for a subclass 489 visa it is advisable to consult a Registered Migration Agent. A Registered Migration Agent will be able to assist with your visa application and hopefully you’ll end up living and working in sunny Australia.

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