In order to qualify for skilled migration to Australia, your occupation must be nominated and included in the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL).
The Department of Education, Skills and Employment (formerly the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business) regularly reviews this skilled migration occupation list to ensure that they are responsive to genuine skill needs across Australia.
This list underpin a range of employer-sponsored, points-tested, state-nominated and training visa programs. Recently, the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) updated the occupations that are in demand in Australia.
Please note that all occupations listed are from the ANZSCO (Australia and New Zealand Skilled Classification of Occupations).
The newest in demand occupations included in the list are:
*some are for Subclass 190 and 491
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Some of the longest-running in demand occupations are:
Engineers (civil, electrical, mechanical, production etc )
Cooks / Chefs / bakers
Mechanics / Welders, Electricians and other trades
Check below if your occupation is listed as highly needed in Australia:
Source: Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)
Reference: Australian Government - Department of Home Affairs | List of eligible skilled occupations, https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/working-in-australia/skill-occupation-list