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New Regional Employer Sponsored List (494 visa)

The new 494 Regional Employer Sponsored visa list has been released by the Department of Home Affairs. The new list will allow people who have occupations that are on this list to be sponsored by companies for up to 5 years on the new visa. This process can then lead to residency via the process outlined below.

The new list has 650 occupations Medium to Long Term Skilled Strategic List (MLTSSL) – 216 & Regional Occupation List (ROL)- 434

Employer Sponsorship pathway – 494 visa

1. Employer nominates candidate for 494 visa

2. Visa granted for 5 years

3. Work 3 full time for the employer while living in regional area

4. Apply for permanent residency through 191 visa

This new pathway is cheaper for companies as it saves them $3000 or $5000 (depending on their size) when applying for the permanent residency. These regional visas, are also receiving priority process which will ensure visas are granted faster!

For more information on what this could mean for you, contact EMSA migration team today!

New Regional Sponsored List (Both lists together)

Note: Full Visa details and requirements to be released by 22nd of November. To be the first to know, be sure you have subscribed to our newsletter.

Medium and Long‑term Strategic Skills List

The following table is the Medium and Long‑term Strategic Skills List.

Item Occupation ANZSCO code
1 chief executive or managing director 111111
2 corporate general manager 111211
3 construction project manager 133111
4 engineering manager 133211
5 child care centre manager 134111
6 nursing clinical director 134212
7 primary health organisation manager 134213
8 welfare centre manager 134214
9 faculty head 134411
10 chief information officer 135111
11 arts administrator or manager 139911
12 environmental manager 139912
13 dancer or choreographer 211112
14 music director 211212
15 musician (instrumental) 211213
16 artistic director 212111
17 accountant (general) 221111
18 management accountant 221112
19 taxation accountant 221113
20 external auditor 221213
21 internal auditor 221214
22 actuary 224111
23 statistician 224113
24 economist 224311
25 land economist 224511
26 valuer 224512
27 management consultant 224711
28 architect 232111
29 landscape architect 232112
30 surveyor 232212
31 cartographer 232213
32 other spatial scientist 232214
33 chemical engineer 233111
34 materials engineer 233112
35 civil engineer 233211
36 geotechnical engineer 233212
37 quantity surveyor 233213
38 structural engineer 233214
39 transport engineer 233215
40 electrical engineer 233311
41 electronics engineer 233411
42 industrial engineer 233511
43 mechanical engineer 233512
44 production or plant engineer 233513
45 mining engineer (excluding petroleum) 233611
46 petroleum engineer 233612
47 aeronautical engineer 233911
48 agricultural engineer 233912
49 biomedical engineer 233913
50 engineering technologist 233914
51 environmental engineer 233915
52 naval architect 233916
53 engineering professionals (nec) 233999
54 agricultural consultant 234111
55 agricultural scientist 234112
56 forester 234113
57 chemist 234211
58 food technologist 234212
59 environmental consultant 234312
60 environmental research scientist 234313
61 environmental scientists (nec) 234399
62 geophysicist 234412
63 hydrogeologist 234413
64 life scientist (general) 234511
65 biochemist 234513
66 biotechnologist 234514
67 botanist 234515
68 marine biologist 234516
69 microbiologist 234517
70 zoologist 234518
71 life scientists (nec) 234599
72 medical laboratory scientist 234611
73 veterinarian 234711
74 conservator 234911
75 metallurgist 234912
76 meteorologist 234913
77 physicist 234914
78 natural and physical science professionals (nec) 234999
79 early childhood (pre‑primary school) teacher 241111
80 secondary school teacher 241411
81 special needs teacher 241511
82 teacher of the hearing impaired 241512
83 teacher of the sight impaired 241513
84 special education teachers (nec) 241599
85 university lecturer 242111
86 medical diagnostic radiographer 251211
87 medical radiation therapist 251212
88 nuclear medicine technologist 251213
89 sonographer 251214
90 optometrist 251411
91 orthotist or prosthetist 251912
92 chiropractor 252111
93 osteopath 252112
94 occupational therapist 252411
95 physiotherapist 252511
96 podiatrist 252611
97 audiologist 252711
98 speech pathologist 252712
99 general practitioner 253111
100 specialist physician (general medicine) 253311
101 cardiologist 253312
102 clinical haematologist 253313
103 medical oncologist 253314
104 endocrinologist 253315
105 gastroenterologist 253316
106 intensive care specialist 253317
107 neurologist 253318
108 paediatrician 253321
109 renal medicine specialist 253322
110 rheumatologist 253323
111 thoracic medicine specialist 253324
112 specialist physicians (nec) 253399
113 psychiatrist 253411
114 surgeon (general) 253511
115 cardiothoracic surgeon 253512
116 neurosurgeon 253513
117 orthopaedic surgeon 253514
118 otorhinolaryngologist 253515
119 paediatric surgeon 253516
120 plastic and reconstructive surgeon 253517
121 urologist 253518
122 vascular surgeon 253521
123 dermatologist 253911
124 emergency medicine specialist 253912
125 obstetrician and gynaecologist 253913
126 ophthalmologist 253914
127 pathologist 253915
128 diagnostic and interventional radiologist 253917
129 radiation oncologist 253918
130 medical practitioners (nec) 253999
131 midwife 254111
132 nurse practitioner 254411
133 registered nurse (aged care) 254412
134 registered nurse (child and family health) 254413
135 registered nurse (community health) 254414
136 registered nurse (critical care and emergency) 254415
137 registered nurse (developmental disability) 254416
138 registered nurse (disability and rehabilitation) 254417
139 registered nurse (medical) 254418
140 registered nurse (medical practice) 254421
141 registered nurse (mental health) 254422
142 registered nurse (perioperative) 254423
143 registered nurse (surgical) 254424
144 registered nurse (paediatrics) 254425
145 registered nurses (nec) 254499
146 ICT business analyst 261111
147 systems analyst 261112
148 multimedia specialist 261211
149 analyst programmer 261311
150 developer programmer 261312
151 software engineer 261313
152 software and applications programmers (nec) 261399
153 ICT security specialist 262112
154 computer network and systems engineer 263111
155 telecommunications engineer 263311
156 telecommunications network engineer 263312
157 barrister 271111
158 solicitor 271311
159 clinical psychologist 272311
160 educational psychologist 272312
161 organisational psychologist 272313
162 psychologists (nec) 272399
163 social worker 272511
164 civil engineering draftsperson 312211
165 civil engineering technician 312212
166 electrical engineering draftsperson 312311
167 electrical engineering technician 312312
168 radio communications technician 313211
169 telecommunications field engineer 313212
170 telecommunications network planner 313213
171 telecommunications technical officer or technologist 313214
172 automotive electrician 321111
173 motor mechanic (general) 321211
174 diesel motor mechanic 321212
175 motorcycle mechanic 321213
176 small engine mechanic 321214
177 sheetmetal trades worker 322211
178 metal fabricator 322311
179 pressure welder 322312
180 welder (first class) 322313
181 fitter (general) 323211
182 fitter and turner 323212
183 fitter‑welder 323213
184 metal machinist (first class) 323214
185 locksmith 323313
186 panelbeater 324111
187 bricklayer 331111
188 stonemason 331112
189 carpenter and joiner 331211
190 carpenter 331212
191 joiner 331213
192 painting trades worker 332211
193 glazier 333111
194 fibrous plasterer 333211
195 solid plasterer 333212
196 wall and floor tiler 333411
197 plumber (general) 334111
198 airconditioning and mechanical services plumber 334112
199 drainer 334113
200 gasfitter 334114
201 roof plumber 334115
202 electrician (general) 341111
203 electrician (special class) 341112
204 lift mechanic 341113
205 airconditioning and refrigeration mechanic 342111
206 technical cable jointer 342212
207 electronic equipment trades worker 342313
208 electronic instrument trades worker (general) 342314
209 electronic instrument trades worker (special class) 342315
210 chef 351311
211 horse trainer 361112
212 cabinetmaker 394111
213 boat builder and repairer 399111
214 shipwright 399112
215 tennis coach 452316
216 footballer 452411

Regional Occupation List

The following table is the Regional Occupation List.

Item Occupation ANZSCO code
1 aquaculture farmer 121111
2 cotton grower 121211
3 flower grower 121212
4 fruit or nut grower 121213
5 grain, oilseed or pasture grower (Aus) / field crop grower (NZ) 121214
6 grape grower 121215
7 mixed crop farmer 121216
8 sugar cane grower 121217
9 turf grower 121218
10 vegetable grower (Aus) / market gardener (NZ) 121221
11 crop farmers (nec) 121299
12 apiarist 121311
13 beef cattle farmer 121312
14 dairy cattle farmer 121313
15 deer farmer 121314
16 goat farmer 121315
17 horse breeder 121316
18 mixed livestock farmer 121317
19 pig farmer 121318
20 poultry farmer 121321
21 sheep farmer 121322
22 livestock farmers (nec) 121399
23 mixed crop and livestock farmer 121411
24 sales and marketing manager 131112
25 advertising manager 131113
26 public relations manager 131114
27 corporate services manager 132111
28 finance manager 132211
29 human resource manager 132311
30 policy and planning manager 132411
31 research and development manager 132511
32 project builder 133112
33 importer or exporter 133311
34 wholesaler 133312
35 manufacturer 133411
36 production manager (forestry) 133511
37 production manager (manufacturing) 133512
38 production manager (mining) 133513
39 supply and distribution manager 133611
40 procurement manager 133612
41 medical administrator (Aus) / medical superintendent (NZ) 134211
42 health and welfare services managers (nec) 134299
43 school principal 134311
44 regional education manager 134412
45 education managers (nec) 134499
46 ICT project manager 135112
47 ICT managers (nec) 135199
48 laboratory manager 139913
49 quality assurance manager 139914
50 sports administrator 139915
51 specialist managers (nec) 139999
52 cafe or restaurant manager 141111
53 caravan park and camping ground manager 141211
54 hotel or motel manager 141311
55 licensed club manager 141411
56 bed and breakfast operator 141911
57 retirement village manager 141912
58 accommodation and hospitality managers (nec) 141999
59 retail manager (general) 142111
60 antique dealer 142112
61 betting agency manager 142113
62 hair or beauty salon manager 142114
63 post office manager 142115
64 travel agency manager 142116
65 amusement centre manager 149111
66 fitness centre manager 149112
67 sports centre manager 149113
68 call or contact centre manager 149211
69 customer service manager 149212
70 conference and event organiser 149311
71 fleet manager 149411
72 railway station manager 149412
73 transport company manager 149413
74 boarding kennel or cattery operator 149911
75 cinema or theatre manager 149912
76 facilities manager 149913
77 financial institution branch manager 149914
78 equipment hire manager 149915
79 hospitality, retail and service managers (nec) 149999
80 actor 211111
81 entertainer or variety artist 211113
82 actors, dancers and other entertainers (nec) 211199
83 composer 211211
84 singer 211214
85 music professionals (nec) 211299
86 photographer 211311
87 painter (visual arts) 211411
88 potter or ceramic artist 211412
89 sculptor 211413
90 visual arts and crafts professionals (nec) 211499
91 media producer (excluding video) 212112
92 radio presenter 212113
93 television presenter 212114
94 author 212211
95 book or script editor 212212
96 art director (film, television or stage) 212311
97 director (film, television, radio or stage) 212312
98 director of photography 212313
99 film and video editor 212314
100 program director (television or radio) 212315
101 stage manager 212316
102 technical director 212317
103 video producer 212318
104 film, television, radio and stage directors (nec) 212399
105 copywriter 212411
106 newspaper or periodical editor 212412
107 print journalist 212413
108 radio journalist 212414
109 technical writer 212415
110 television journalist 212416
111 journalists and other writers (nec) 212499
112 company secretary 221211
113 corporate treasurer 221212
114 commodities trader 222111
115 finance broker 222112
116 insurance broker 222113
117 financial brokers (nec) 222199
118 financial market dealer 222211
119 futures trader 222212
120 stockbroking dealer 222213
121 financial dealers (nec) 222299
122 financial investment adviser 222311
123 financial investment manager 222312
124 human resource adviser 223111
125 recruitment consultant 223112
126 workplace relations adviser 223113
127 ICT trainer 223211
128 training and development professional 223311
129 mathematician 224112
130 archivist 224211
131 gallery or museum curator 224212
132 health information manager 224213
133 records manager 224214
134 policy analyst 224412
135 librarian 224611
136 organisation and methods analyst 224712
137 electorate officer 224911
138 liaison officer 224912
139 migration agent (Aus) / immigration consultant (NZ) 224913
140 patents examiner 224914
141 information and organisation professionals (nec) 224999
142 advertising specialist 225111
143 market research analyst 225112
144 marketing specialist 225113
145 ICT account manager 225211
146 ICT business development manager 225212
147 ICT sales representative 225213
148 public relations professional 225311
149 sales representative (industrial products) 225411
150 sales representative (medical and pharmaceutical products) 225412
151 technical sales representatives (nec) 225499
152 aeroplane pilot 231111
153 flying instructor 231113
154 helicopter pilot 231114
155 air transport professionals (nec) 231199
156 master fisher 231211
157 ship’s engineer 231212
158 ship’s master 231213
159 ship’s officer 231214
160 marine surveyor 231215
161 marine transport professionals (nec) 231299
162 fashion designer 232311
163 industrial designer 232312
164 jewellery designer 232313
165 graphic designer 232411
166 illustrator 232412
167 multimedia designer 232413
168 web designer 232414
169 interior designer 232511
170 urban and regional planner 232611
171 wine maker 234213
172 conservation officer 234311
173 park ranger 234314
174 geologist 234411
175 exercise physiologist 234915
176 primary school teacher 241213
177 middle school teacher (Aus) / intermediate school teacher (NZ) 241311
178 university tutor 242112
179 vocational education teacher (Aus) / polytechnic teacher (NZ) 242211
180 education adviser 249111
181 education reviewer 249112
182 art teacher (private tuition) 249211
183 dance teacher (private tuition) 249212
184 drama teacher (private tuition) 249213
185 music teacher (private tuition) 249214
186 private tutors and teachers (nec) 249299
187 teacher of English to speakers of other languages 249311
188 dietitian 251111
189 nutritionist 251112
190 environmental health officer 251311
191 occupational health and safety adviser 251312
192 orthoptist 251412
193 hospital pharmacist 251511
194 industrial pharmacist 251512
195 retail pharmacist 251513
196 health promotion officer 251911
197 health diagnostic and promotion professionals (nec) 251999
198 acupuncturist 252211
199 homoeopath 252212
200 naturopath 252213
201 traditional Chinese medicine practitioner 252214
202 complementary health therapists (nec) 252299
203 dental specialist 252311
204 dentist 252312
205 resident medical officer 253112
206 anaesthetist 253211
207 nurse educator 254211
208 nurse researcher 254212
209 nurse manager 254311
210 web developer 261212
211 software tester 261314
212 database administrator 262111
213 systems administrator 262113
214 network administrator 263112
215 network analyst 263113
216 ICT quality assurance engineer 263211
217 ICT support engineer 263212
218 ICT systems test engineer 263213
219 ICT support and test engineers (nec) 263299
220 intellectual property lawyer 271214
221 judicial and other legal professionals (nec) 271299
222 careers counsellor 272111
223 drug and alcohol counsellor 272112
224 family and marriage counsellor 272113
225 rehabilitation counsellor 272114
226 student counsellor 272115
227 counsellors (nec) 272199
228 psychotherapist 272314
229 historian 272411
230 interpreter 272412
231 translator 272413
232 archaeologist 272414
233 social professionals (nec) 272499
234 community arts worker 272611
235 recreation officer (Aus) / recreation coordinator (NZ) 272612
236 welfare worker 272613
237 agricultural technician 311111
238 anaesthetic technician 311211
239 cardiac technician 311212
240 medical laboratory technician 311213
241 operating theatre technician 311214
242 pharmacy technician 311215
243 pathology collector (Aus) / phlebotomist (NZ) 311216
244 medical technicians (nec) 311299
245 fisheries officer 311311
246 meat inspector 311312
247 quarantine officer 311313
248 primary products inspectors (nec) 311399
249 chemistry technician 311411
250 earth science technician 311412
251 life science technician 311413
252 school laboratory technician 311414
253 hydrographer 311415
254 science technicians (nec) 311499
255 architectural draftsperson 312111
256 building associate 312112
257 building inspector 312113
258 construction estimator 312114
259 plumbing inspector 312115
260 surveying or spatial science technician 312116
261 architectural, building and surveying technicians (nec) 312199
262 electronic engineering draftsperson 312411
263 electronic engineering technician 312412
264 mechanical engineering draftsperson 312511
265 mechanical engineering technician 312512
266 safety inspector 312611
267 maintenance planner 312911
268 metallurgical or materials technician 312912
269 mine deputy 312913
270 building and engineering technicians (nec) 312999
271 hardware technician 313111
272 ICT customer support officer 313112
273 web administrator 313113
274 ICT support technicians (nec) 313199
275 blacksmith 322111
276 electroplater 322112
277 farrier 322113
278 metal casting trades worker 322114
279 metal polisher 322115
280 aircraft maintenance engineer (avionics) 323111
281 aircraft maintenance engineer (mechanical) 323112
282 aircraft maintenance engineer (structures) 323113
283 textile, clothing and footwear mechanic 323215
284 metal fitters and machinists (nec) 323299
285 engraver 323311
286 gunsmith 323312
287 precision instrument maker and repairer 323314
288 saw doctor 323315
289 watch and clock maker and repairer 323316
290 engineering patternmaker 323411
291 toolmaker 323412
292 vehicle body builder 324211
293 vehicle trimmer 324212
294 vehicle painter 324311
295 floor finisher 332111
296 roof tiler 333311
297 electrical linesworker (Aus) / electrical line mechanic (NZ) 342211
298 business machine mechanic 342311
299 communications operator 342312
300 cabler (data and telecommunications) 342411
301 telecommunications cable jointer 342412
302 telecommunications linesworker (Aus) / telecommunications line mechanic (NZ) 342413
303 telecommunications technician 342414
304 baker 351111
305 pastrycook 351112
306 butcher or smallgoods maker 351211
307 cook 351411
308 dog handler or trainer 361111
309 pet groomer 361113
310 zookeeper 361114
311 kennel hand 361115
312 animal attendants and trainers (nec) 361199
313 shearer 361211
314 veterinary nurse 361311
315 florist 362111
316 gardener (general) 362211
317 arborist 362212
318 landscape gardener 362213
319 greenkeeper 362311
320 nurseryperson 362411
321 hairdresser 391111
322 print finisher 392111
323 screen printer 392112
324 graphic pre‑press trades worker 392211
325 printing machinist 392311
326 small offset printer 392312
327 canvas goods fabricator 393111
328 leather goods maker 393112
329 sail maker 393113
330 shoemaker 393114
331 apparel cutter 393211
332 clothing patternmaker 393212
333 dressmaker or tailor 393213
334 clothing trades workers (nec) 393299
335 upholsterer 393311
336 furniture finisher 394211
337 picture framer 394212
338 wood machinist 394213
339 wood turner 394214
340 wood machinists and other wood trades workers (nec) 394299
341 chemical plant operator 399211
342 gas or petroleum operator 399212
343 power generation plant operator 399213
344 gallery or museum technician 399311
345 library technician 399312
346 jeweller 399411
347 broadcast transmitter operator 399511
348 camera operator (film, television or video) 399512
349 light technician 399513
350 makeup artist 399514
351 musical instrument maker or repairer 399515
352 sound technician 399516
353 television equipment operator 399517
354 performing arts technicians (nec) 399599
355 signwriter 399611
356 diver 399911
357 interior decorator 399912
358 optical dispenser (Aus) / dispensing optician (NZ) 399913
359 optical mechanic 399914
360 photographer’s assistant 399915
361 plastics technician 399916
362 wool classer 399917
363 fire protection equipment technician 399918
364 technicians and trades workers (nec) 399999
365 ambulance officer 411111
366 intensive care ambulance paramedic (Aus) / ambulance paramedic (NZ) 411112
367 dental hygienist 411211
368 dental prosthetist 411212
369 dental technician 411213
370 dental therapist 411214
371 diversional therapist 411311
372 enrolled nurse 411411
373 mothercraft nurse 411412
374 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health worker 411511
375 massage therapist 411611
376 community worker 411711
377 disabilities services officer 411712
378 family support worker 411713
379 residential care officer 411715
380 youth worker 411716
381 child care worker (group leaders only) 421111
382 hotel service manager 431411
383 emergency service worker 441211
384 security consultant 442216
385 driving instructor 451211
386 funeral director 451311
387 funeral workers (nec) 451399
388 flight attendant 451711
389 travel attendants (nec) 451799
390 first aid trainer 451815
391 diving instructor (open water) 452311
392 gymnastics coach or instructor 452312
393 horse riding coach or instructor 452313
394 snowsport instructor 452314
395 swimming coach or instructor 452315
396 other sports coach or instructor 452317
397 dog or horse racing official 452318
398 sports development officer 452321
399 sports umpire 452322
400 other sports official 452323
401 golfer 452412
402 jockey 452413
403 lifeguard 452414
404 sportspersons (nec) 452499
405 contract administrator 511111
406 program or project administrator 511112
407 office manager 512111
408 health practice manager 512211
409 practice managers (nec) 512299
410 personal assistant 521111
411 secretary (general) 521211
412 legal secretary 521212
413 call or contact centre team leader 541111
414 conveyancer 599111
415 legal executive 599112
416 clerk of court 599211
417 court bailiff or sheriff (Aus) / court collections officer (NZ) 599212
418 court orderly (Aus) / court registry officer (NZ) 599213
419 law clerk 599214
420 trust officer 599215
421 insurance investigator 599611
422 insurance loss adjuster 599612
423 insurance risk surveyor 599613
424 clinical coder 599915
425 auctioneer 611111
426 stock and station agent 611112
427 insurance agent 611211
428 business broker 612111
429 property manager 612112
430 real estate agency principal (Aus) / real estate agency licensee (NZ) 612113
431 real estate agent 612114
432 real estate representative 612115
433 retail buyer 639211
434 wool buyer 639212