Australia Brings Out New Regional Occupation List for RSMS 187 Visas

As per a report, the Australian Department of Home Affairs (DHA) is out with a new list for the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme Visa (RSMS) and since March 18, 2018 it is already in force.

The Regional Occupations List (ROL), reportedly, targeted at addressing the particular requirements of regional Australia, has as many as 465 professions–ranging from dentist to textile, clothing and footwear mechanic and cardiac technician to horse trainer.

As per the information that we have, the said new list of professions is applicable for the Subcategory 187 Visa, a Permanent Residence Visa (PRV) for the trained manpower which wants to do a job in the regional areas of the country even as it is obtainable under one of these two classes, namely, the Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) Class, or the Direct Entry (DE) Class.

With a view to be qualified for the said visa, you will require having nomination from an Australian recruiter/job-provider in regional Australia, and being less than 45 years old. You also require fulfilling the abilities, qualifications and the English language conditions. You also require having prior work experience even as you could also be asked to furnish positive skills evaluation.

Meanwhile and sharing his views on the development a concerned person has reportedly stated that the new condition of work experience for the RSMS Visa could make it tough for numerous global students, who were previously in a position to receive the Employer-sponsored Visas, post successfully finishing their Vocational Education and Training (VET) certificate and diploma courses.

He pointed out that several international students were previously in a position to submit an application for 187 Visa while they did a job as store managers, restaurant managers in cafes or offered their services as Chefs and Cooks in the nation’s different regional areas. He added that earlier post the conclusion of their VET courses they would easily get jobs in the various regional areas of the country and move to 187 Visa.

But, from March this year, they would have to demonstrate their employment experience, to be qualified for the RSMS Visa, under the TRT Stream. Few international students possess the needed employment experience, he reportedly claimed. The result: the latest amendment may mean several international students, who were previously entitled for the visa in question, would not be any more entitled for the Employer Sponsored Visas.

As per the latest update on the subject, the Regional Occupations list is expected to be reviewed in July this year, in the wake of an appraisal by the Australian Department of Jobs and Small Business, comprising a public discussion procedure.

Regional Occupation List (ROL)

Professions with Their Codes

S.NOOccupationANZSCO code
1defence force senior officer111212
2local government legislator111311
3member of parliament111312
4legislators (nec)111399
5aquaculture farmer121111
6cotton grower121211
7flower grower121212
8fruit or nut grower121213
9grain, oilseed or pasture grower (Aus) / field crop grower (NZ)121214
10grape grower121215
11mixed crop farmer121216
12sugar cane grower121217
13turf grower121218
14vegetable grower (Aus) / market gardener (NZ)121221
15crop farmers (nec)121299
16apiarist121311
17beef cattle farmer121312
18dairy cattle farmer121313
19deer farmer121314
20goat farmer121315
21horse breeder121316
22mixed livestock farmer121317
23pig farmer121318
24poultry farmer121321
25sheep farmer121322
26livestock farmers (nec)121399
27mixed crop and livestock farmer121411
28sales and marketing manager131112
29advertising manager131113
30public relations manager131114
31corporate services manager132111
32finance manager132211
33human resource manager132311
34policy and planning manager132411
35research and development manager132511
36project builder133112
37importer or exporter133311
38wholesaler133312
39manufacturer133411
40production manager (forestry)133511
41production manager (manufacturing)133512
42production manager (mining)133513
43supply and distribution manager133611
44procurement manager133612
45medical administrator (Aus) / medical superintendent (NZ)134211
46health and welfare services managers (nec)134299
47school principal134311
48regional education manager134412
49education managers (nec)134499
50ICT project manager135112
51ICT managers (nec)135199
52commissioned defence force officer139111
53commissioned fire officer139112
54commissioned police officer139113
55senior non‑commissioned defence force member139211
56arts administrator or manager139911
57laboratory manager139913
58quality assurance manager139914
59sports administrator139915
60specialist managers (nec)139999
61cafe or restaurant manager141111
62caravan park and camping ground manager141211
63hotel or motel manager141311
64licensed club manager141411
65bed and breakfast operator141911
66retirement village manager141912
67accommodation and hospitality managers (nec)141999
68retail manager (general)142111
69antique dealer142112
70betting agency manager142113
71hair or beauty salon manager142114
72post office manager142115
73travel agency manager142116
74amusement centre manager149111
75fitness centre manager149112
76sports centre manager149113
77call or contact centre manager149211
78customer service manager149212
79conference and event organiser149311
80fleet manager149411
81railway station manager149412
82transport company manager149413
83boarding kennel or cattery operator149911
84cinema or theatre manager149912
85facilities manager149913
86financial institution branch manager149914
87equipment hire manager149915
88hospitality, retail and service managers (nec)149999
89actor211111
90dancer or choreographer211112
91entertainer or variety artist211113
92actors, dancers and other entertainers (nec)211199
93composer211211
94music director211212
95singer211214
96music professionals (nec)211299
97photographer211311
98painter (visual arts)211411
99potter or ceramic artist211412
100sculptor211413
101visual arts and crafts professionals (nec)211499
102artistic director212111
103media producer (excluding video)212112
104radio presenter212113
105television presenter212114
106author212211
107book or script editor212212
108art director (film, television or stage)212311
109director (film, television, radio or stage)212312
110director of photography212313
111film and video editor212314
112program director (television or radio)212315
113stage manager212316
114technical director212317
115video producer212318
116film, television, radio and stage directors (nec)212399
117copywriter212411
118newspaper or periodical editor212412
119print journalist212413
120radio journalist212414
121technical writer212415
122television journalist212416
123journalists and other writers (nec)212499
124company secretary221211
125corporate treasurer221212
126commodities trader222111
127finance broker222112
128insurance broker222113
129financial brokers (nec)222199
130financial market dealer222211
131futures trader222212
132stockbroking dealer222213
133financial dealers (nec)222299
134financial investment adviser222311
135financial investment manager222312
136human resource adviser223111
137recruitment consultant223112
138workplace relations adviser223113
139ICT trainer223211
140training and development professional223311
141mathematician224112
142archivist224211
143gallery or museum curator224212
144health information manager224213
145records manager224214
146intelligence officer224411
147policy analyst224412
148librarian224611
149organisation and methods analyst224712
150electorate officer224911
151liaison officer224912
152migration agent (Aus) / immigration consultant (NZ)224913
153patents examiner224914
154information and organisation professionals (nec)224999
155advertising specialist225111
156market research analyst225112
157marketing specialist225113
158ICT account manager225211
159ICT business development manager225212
160ICT sales representative225213
161public relations professional225311
162sales representative (industrial products)225411
163sales representative (medical and pharmaceutical products)225412
164technical sales representatives (nec)225499
165aeroplane pilot231111
166air traffic controller231112
167flying instructor231113
168helicopter pilot231114
169air transport professionals (nec)231199
170master fisher231211
171ship’s engineer231212
172ship’s master231213
173ship’s officer231214
174marine surveyor231215
175marine transport professionals (nec)231299
176fashion designer232311
177industrial designer232312
178jewellery designer232313
179graphic designer232411
180illustrator232412
181multimedia designer232413
182web designer232414
183interior designer232511
184urban and regional planner232611
185wine maker234213
186conservation officer234311
187park ranger234314
188geologist234411
189exercise physiologist234915
190kaiako kohanga reo (Maori language nest teacher)241112
191kaiako kura kaupapa maori (Maori‑medium primary school teacher)241211
192pouako kura kaupapa maori (Maori‑medium primary school senior teacher)241212
193primary school teacher241213
194middle school teacher (Aus) / intermediate school teacher (NZ)241311
195university tutor242112
196vocational education teacher (Aus) / polytechnic teacher (NZ)242211
197education adviser249111
198education reviewer249112
199art teacher (private tuition)249211
200dance teacher (private tuition)249212
201drama teacher (private tuition)249213
202music teacher (private tuition)249214
203private tutors and teachers (nec)249299
204teacher of English to speakers of other languages249311
205dietitian251111
206nutritionist251112
207environmental health officer251311
208occupational health and safety adviser251312
209orthoptist251412
210hospital pharmacist251511
211industrial pharmacist251512
212retail pharmacist251513
213health promotion officer251911
214health diagnostic and promotion professionals (nec)251999
215acupuncturist252211
216homoeopath252212
217naturopath252213
218traditional Chinese medicine practitioner252214
219traditional Maori health practitioner252215
220complementary health therapists (nec)252299
221dental specialist252311
222dentist252312
223resident medical officer253112
224anaesthetist253211
225nurse educator254211
226nurse researcher254212
227nurse manager254311
228web developer261212
229software tester261314
230database administrator262111
231systems administrator262113
232network administrator263112
233network analyst263113
234ICT quality assurance engineer263211
235ICT support engineer263212
236ICT systems test engineer263213
237ICT support and test engineers (nec)263299
238judge271211
239magistrate271212
240tribunal member271213
241intellectual property lawyer271214
242judicial and other legal professionals (nec)271299
243careers counsellor272111
244drug and alcohol counsellor272112
245family and marriage counsellor272113
246rehabilitation counsellor272114
247student counsellor272115
248counsellors (nec)272199
249psychotherapist272314
250historian272411
251interpreter272412
252translator272413
253archaeologist272414
254social professionals (nec)272499
255community arts worker272611
256recreation officer (Aus) / recreation coordinator (NZ)272612
257welfare worker272613
258agricultural technician311111
259anaesthetic technician311211
260cardiac technician311212
261medical laboratory technician311213
262operating theatre technician311214
263pharmacy technician311215
264pathology collector (Aus) / phlebotomist (NZ)311216
265medical technicians (nec)311299
266fisheries officer311311
267meat inspector311312
268quarantine officer311313
269primary products inspectors (nec)311399
270chemistry technician311411
271earth science technician311412
272life science technician311413
273school laboratory technician311414
274hydrographer311415
275science technicians (nec)311499
276architectural draftsperson312111
277building associate312112
278building inspector312113
279construction estimator312114
280plumbing inspector312115
281surveying or spatial science technician312116
282architectural, building and surveying technicians (nec)312199
283electronic engineering draftsperson312411
284electronic engineering technician312412
285mechanical engineering draftsperson312511
286mechanical engineering technician312512
287safety inspector312611
288maintenance planner312911
289metallurgical or materials technician312912
290mine deputy312913
291building and engineering technicians (nec)312999
292hardware technician313111
293ICT customer support officer313112
294web administrator313113
295ICT support technicians (nec)313199
296telecommunications network planner313213
297blacksmith322111
298electroplater322112
299farrier322113
300metal casting trades worker322114
301metal polisher322115
302pressure welder322312
303aircraft maintenance engineer (avionics)323111
304aircraft maintenance engineer (mechanical)323112
305aircraft maintenance engineer (structures)323113
306textile, clothing and footwear mechanic323215
307metal fitters and machinists (nec)323299
308engraver323311
309gunsmith323312
310precision instrument maker and repairer323314
311saw maker and repairer323315
312watch and clock maker and repairer323316
313engineering patternmaker323411
314toolmaker323412
315vehicle body builder324211
316vehicle trimmer324212
317vehicle painter324311
318floor finisher332111
319roof tiler333311
320electrical linesworker (Aus) / electrical line mechanic (NZ)342211
321business machine mechanic342311
322communications operator342312
323cabler (data and telecommunications)342411
324telecommunications cable jointer342412
325telecommunications linesworker (Aus) / telecommunications line mechanic (NZ)342413
326telecommunications technician342414
327baker351111
328pastrycook351112
329butcher or smallgoods maker351211
330cook351411
331dog handler or trainer361111
332pet groomer361113
333zookeeper361114
334kennel hand361115
335animal attendants and trainers (nec)361199
336shearer361211
337veterinary nurse361311
338florist362111
339gardener (general)362211
340arborist362212
341landscape gardener362213
342greenkeeper362311
343nurseryperson362411
344hairdresser391111
345print finisher392111
346screen printer392112
347graphic pre‑press trades worker392211
348printing machinist392311
349small offset printer392312
350canvas goods fabricator393111
351leather goods maker393112
352sail maker393113
353shoemaker393114
354apparel cutter393211
355clothing patternmaker393212
356dressmaker or tailor393213
357clothing trades workers (nec)393299
358upholsterer393311
359furniture finisher394211
360picture framer394212
361wood machinist394213
362wood turner394214
363wood machinists and other wood trades workers (nec)394299
364chemical plant operator399211
365gas or petroleum operator399212
366power generation plant operator399213
367gallery or museum technician399311
368library technician399312
369jeweller399411
370broadcast transmitter operator399511
371camera operator (film, television or video)399512
372light technician399513
373make up artist399514
374musical instrument maker or repairer399515
375sound technician399516
376television equipment operator399517
377performing arts technicians (nec)399599
378signwriter399611
379diver399911
380interior decorator399912
381optical dispenser (Aus) / dispensing optician (NZ)399913
382optical mechanic399914
383photographer’s assistant399915
384plastics technician399916
385wool classer399917
386fire protection equipment technician399918
387technicians and trades workers (nec)399999
388ambulance officer411111
389intensive care ambulance paramedic (Aus) / ambulance paramedic (NZ)411112
390dental hygienist411211
391dental prosthetist411212
392dental technician411213
393dental therapist411214
394diversional therapist411311
395enrolled nurse411411
396mothercraft nurse411412
397Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health worker411511
398kaiawhina (hauora) (Maori health assistant)411512
399massage therapist411611
400community worker411711
401disabilities services officer411712
402family support worker411713
403parole or probation officer411714
404residential care officer411715
405youth worker411716
406child care worker (group leaders only)421111
407hotel service manager431411
408defence force member ‑ other ranks441111
409emergency service worker441211
410fire fighter441212
411detective441311
412police officer441312
413security consultant442216
414driving instructor451211
415funeral director451311
416funeral workers (nec)451399
417flight attendant451711
418travel attendants (nec)451799
419first aid trainer451815
420diving instructor (open water)452311
421gymnastics coach or instructor452312
422horse riding coach or instructor452313
423snowsport instructor452314
424swimming coach or instructor452315
425tennis coach452316
426other sports coach or instructor452317
427dog or horse racing official452318
428sports development officer452321
429sports umpire452322
430other sports official452323
431footballer452411
432golfer452412
433jockey452413
434lifeguard452414
435sportspersons (nec)452499
436contract administrator511111
437program or project administrator511112
438office manager512111
439health practice manager512211
440practice managers (nec)512299
441personal assistant521111
442secretary (general)521211
443legal secretary521212
444call or contact centre team leader541111
445conveyancer599111
446legal executive599112
447clerk of court599211
448court bailiff or sheriff (Aus) / court collections officer (NZ)599212
449court orderly (Aus) / court registry officer (NZ)599213
450law clerk599214
451trust officer599215
452insurance investigator599611
453insurance loss adjuster599612
454insurance risk surveyor599613
455clinical coder599915
456auctioneer611111
457stock and station agent611112
458insurance agent611211
459business broker612111
460property manager612112
461real estate agency principal (Aus) / real estate agency licensee (NZ)612113
462real estate agent612114
463real estate representative612115
464retail buyer639211
465wool buyer639212

Along with occupations listed on the ROL, skilled occupations included on the MLTSSL are also eligible for this visa.

Medium and Long‑term Strategic Skills List

S.NOOccupationANZSCO code
1chief executive or managing director111111
2corporate general manager111211
3construction project manager133111
4engineering manager133211
5child care centre manager134111
6nursing clinical director134212
7primary health organisation manager134213
8welfare centre manager134214
9faculty head134411
10chief information officer135111
11environmental manager139912
12musician (instrumental)211213
13accountant (general)221111
14management accountant221112
15taxation accountant221113
16external auditor221213
17internal auditor221214
18actuary224111
19statistician224113
20economist224311
21land economist224511
22valuer224512
23management consultant224711
24architect232111
25landscape architect232112
26surveyor232212
27cartographer232213
28other spatial scientist232214
29chemical engineer233111
30materials engineer233112
31civil engineer233211
32geotechnical engineer233212
33quantity surveyor233213
34structural engineer233214
35transport engineer233215
36electrical engineer233311
37electronics engineer233411
38industrial engineer233511
39mechanical engineer233512
40production or plant engineer233513
41mining engineer (excluding petroleum)233611
42petroleum engineer233612
43aeronautical engineer233911
44agricultural engineer233912
45biomedical engineer233913
46engineering technologist233914
47environmental engineer233915
48naval architect233916
49engineering professionals (nec)233999
50agricultural consultant234111
51agricultural scientist234112
52forester234113
53chemist234211
54food technologist234212
55environmental consultant234312
56environmental research scientist234313
57environmental scientists (nec)234399
58geophysicist234412
59hydrogeologist234413
60life scientist (general)234511
61biochemist234513
62biotechnologist234514
63botanist234515
64marine biologist234516
65microbiologist234517
66zoologist234518
67life scientists (nec)234599
68medical laboratory scientist234611
69veterinarian234711
70conservator234911
71metallurgist234912
72meteorologist234913
73physicist234914
74natural and physical science professionals (nec)234999
75early childhood (pre‑primary school) teacher241111
76secondary school teacher241411
77special needs teacher241511
78teacher of the hearing impaired241512
79teacher of the sight impaired241513
80special education teachers (nec)241599
81university lecturer242111
82medical diagnostic radiographer251211
83medical radiation therapist251212
84nuclear medicine technologist251213
85sonographer251214
86optometrist251411
87orthotist or prosthetist251912
88chiropractor252111
89osteopath252112
90occupational therapist252411
91physiotherapist252511
92podiatrist252611
93audiologist252711
94speech pathologist252712
95general practitioner253111
96specialist physician (general medicine)253311
97cardiologist253312
98clinical haematologist253313
99medical oncologist253314
100endocrinologist253315
101gastroenterologist253316
102intensive care specialist253317
103neurologist253318
104paediatrician253321
105renal medicine specialist253322
106rheumatologist253323
107thoracic medicine specialist253324
108specialist physicians (nec)253399
109psychiatrist253411
110surgeon (general)253511
111cardiothoracic surgeon253512
112neurosurgeon253513
113orthopaedic surgeon253514
114otorhinolaryngologist253515
115paediatric surgeon253516
116plastic and reconstructive surgeon253517
117urologist253518
118vascular surgeon253521
119dermatologist253911
120emergency medicine specialist253912
121obstetrician and gynaecologist253913
122ophthalmologist253914
123pathologist253915
124diagnostic and interventional radiologist253917
125radiation oncologist253918
126medical practitioners (nec)253999
127midwife254111
128nurse practitioner254411
129registered nurse (aged care)254412
130registered nurse (child and family health)254413
131registered nurse (community health)254414
132registered nurse (critical care and emergency)254415
133registered nurse (developmental disability)254416
134registered nurse (disability and rehabilitation)254417
135registered nurse (medical)254418
136registered nurse (medical practice)254421
137registered nurse (mental health)254422
138registered nurse (perioperative)254423
139registered nurse (surgical)254424
140registered nurse (paediatrics)254425
141registered nurses (nec)254499
142ICT business analyst261111
143systems analyst261112
144multimedia specialist261211
145analyst programmer261311
146developer programmer261312
147software engineer261313
148software and applications programmers (nec)261399
149ICT security specialist262112
150computer network and systems engineer263111
151telecommunications engineer263311
152telecommunications network engineer263312
153barrister271111
154solicitor271311
155clinical psychologist272311
156educational psychologist272312
157organisational psychologist272313
158psychologists (nec)272399
159social worker272511
160civil engineering draftsperson312211
161civil engineering technician312212
162electrical engineering draftsperson312311
163electrical engineering technician312312
164radio communications technician313211
165telecommunications field engineer313212
166telecommunications technical officer or technologist313214
167automotive electrician321111
168motor mechanic (general)321211
169diesel motor mechanic321212
170motorcycle mechanic321213
171small engine mechanic321214
172sheetmetal trades worker322211
173metal fabricator322311
174welder (first class)322313
175fitter (general)323211
176fitter and turner323212
177fitter‑welder323213
178metal machinist (first class)323214
179locksmith323313
180panelbeater324111
181bricklayer331111
182stonemason331112
183carpenter and joiner331211
184carpenter331212
185joiner331213
186painting trades worker332211
187glazier333111
188fibrous plasterer333211
189solid plasterer333212
190wall and floor tiler333411
191plumber (general)334111
192airconditioning and mechanical services plumber334112
193drainer334113
194gasfitter334114
195roof plumber334115
196electrician (general)341111
197electrician (special class)341112
198lift mechanic341113
199airconditioning and refrigeration mechanic342111
200technical cable jointer342212
201electronic equipment trades worker342313
202electronic instrument trades worker (general)342314
203electronic instrument trades worker (special class)342315
204chef351311
205horse trainer361112
206cabinetmaker394111
207boat builder and repairer399111
208shipwright399112