MLTSSL – Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List.

Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List
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MLTSSL – Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List.

What is the MLTSSL list in Australia?

The Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) lists are high-demand occupations across Australia, determined by the Department of Education and Training and the Department of Home Affairs. Australia’s previous Skilled Occupation List (SOL) has been replaced by the MLTSSL. Similar to the previous list, the government reviews the newly created list of skilled occupations every year. The government posts the most in-demand positions in the nation on its MLTSSL list, where qualified foreign employees can apply.

Who can nominate an occupation for MLTSSL?

Foreign skilled workers may submit an online Expression of Interest (EOI) for any listed job if they have the knowledge and expertise necessary to find work in any of the occupations covered by the MLTSSL. For any of the following visa categories, MLTSSL enables applicants to specify an occupation.

  • Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189).
  • Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) (unless nominated by a State or Territory Government).
  • Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) – Graduate Work Stream.

Note: The Australian government has closed the Regional Skilled Migration Scheme Visa Subclass 489 for new applicants. Since November 16, 2019, a new visa, the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa Subclass 491, has replaced this visa.

The list of skilled professions chosen by the Departments of Education and Training (DET) and Home Affairs is included in the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MTLSSL). The Australian government has compiled a list of jobs known as the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) that may be taken into account when reviewing an applicant’s application for an Australian visa. If you want to immigrate to Australia through a permanent skilled visa program, your occupation must be one that is listed on the MLTSSL. To do so, you must choose an occupation from the MLTSSL.

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Occupation Medium and Long‑term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL Australia)

The following list of occupations from the ANZSCO (Australia and New Zealand Skilled Classification of Occupations) Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) can help you evaluate which visa program may be appropriate for you based on your profession. Occupations listed on the MLTSSL can be used to apply for one of the following visa types: Temporary Visa Subclass 489 – Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa; Subclass 485 – Temporary Graduate Visa; Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa * TSS (Temporary Skills Shortage) Visa. Permanent Visa Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189), Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190), Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS)* – Direct Entry visa (subclass 186).

OccupationANZSCO CodeAssessing Authority
Aeronautical Engineer233911Engineers Australia
Agricultural Consultant234111
Agricultural Engineer233912Engineers Australia
Agricultural Scientist234112
Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber334112
Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic.342111
Artistic Director212111
Arts Administrator or Manager139911
Automotive Electrician321111
Biomedical Engineer233913Engineers Australia
Boat Builder and Repairer399111
Chemical Engineer233111Engineers Australia
Civil Engineer233211Engineers Australia
Civil Engineering Draftsperson312211Engineers Australia
Civil Engineering Technician312212Engineers Australia
Computer Network and Systems Engineer263111ACS
Developer Programmer261312ACS
Electrical Engineer233311Engineers Australia
Electrical Engineering Draftsperson312311Engineers Australia
Electrical Engineering Technician312312Engineers Australia
Electronics Engineer233411Engineers Australia
Engineering Manager133211Engineers Australia
Engineering Professionals233999Engineers Australia
Engineering Technologist233914Engineers Australia
Environmental Engineer233915Engineers Australia
Geotechnical Engineer233212Engineers Australia
ICT Business Analyst261111ACS
ICT Security Specialist262112ACS
Industrial Engineer233511Engineers Australia
Materials Engineer
233112Engineers Australia
Mechanical Engineer233512Engineers Australia
Mining Engineer233611Engineers Australia
Multimedia Specialist261211ACS
Naval Architect233916Engineers Australia
Engineering Pofessionals (NEC)233999Engineers Australia
Petroleum Engineer233612Engineers Australia
Structural Engineer233214Engineers Australia
Systems Analyst261112ACS
food technologist234212
environmental consultant234312
environmental research scientist234313
environmental scientists (nec)234399
life scientist (general)234511
marine biologist234516
life scientists (nec)234599
medical laboratory scientist234611
natural and physical science professionals (nec)234999
early childhood (pre‑primary school) teacher241111
secondary school teacher241411
special needs teacher241511
teacher of the hearing impaired241512
teacher of the sight impaired241513
special education teachers (nec)241599
university lecturer242111
medical diagnostic radiographer251211
medical radiation therapist251212
nuclear medicine technologist251213
orthotist or prosthetist251912
occupational therapist252411
speech pathologist252712
general practitioner253111
specialist physician (general medicine)253311
clinical haematologis253313
medical oncologist253314
intensive care specialist253317
renal medicine specialist253322
thoracic medicine specialist253324
specialist physicians (nec)253399
surgeon (general)253511
cardiothoracic surgeon253512
orthopaedic surgeon253514
paediatric surgeon253516
plastic and reconstructive surgeon253517
vascular surgeon253521
emergency medicine specialist253912
obstetrician and gynaecologist253913
diagnostic and interventional radiologist253917
radiation oncologist253918
medical practitioners (nec)253999
nurse practitioner254411
registered nurse (aged care)254412
registered nurse (child and family health)254413
registered nurse (community health)254414
registered nurse (critical care and emergency)254415
registered nurse (developmental disability)254416
registered nurse (disability and rehabilitation)254417
registered nurse (medical)254418
registered nurse (medical practice)254421
registered nurse (mental health)254422
registered nurse (perioperative)254423
registered nurse (surgical)254424
registered nurse (paediatrics)254425
registered nurses (nec)254499
ICT business analyst261111ACS
systems analyst261112ACS
multimedia specialist261211ACS
analyst programmer261311ACS
software engineer261313Engineers Australia
software and applications programmers (nec)261399ACS
ICT security specialist262112ACS
computer network and systems engineer263111ACS
telecommunications engineer263311Engineers Australia
telecommunications network engineer263312Engineers Australia
clinical psychologist272311
educational psychologist272312
organisational psychologist272313
psychologists (nec)272399
social worker272511
civil engineering draftsperson312211
civil engineering technician312212
electrical engineering draftsperson312311
electrical engineering technician312312
radio communications technician313211
telecommunications field engineer313212Engineers Australia
telecommunications technical officer or technologist313214

Positions for which occupation is inapplicable

Item Position
1Does not require two years of relevant work experience for this post.
2The position has a nominated base salary of less than AUD65,000.
3(a) the position has a nominated base salary of less than AUD65,000, and
(b) if the person is to be transferred to fill the position—the transfer is not an intra‑corporate transfer to which an international trade obligation applies.
4(a) the position has a nominated base salary of less than AUD80,000, and
(b) if the person is to be transferred to fill the position—the transfer is not an intra‑corporate transfer to which an international trade obligation applies.
5(a) the position has a nominated base salary of less than AUD180,001, and
(b) if the person is to be transferred to fill the position—the transfer is not an intra‑corporate transfer to which an international trade obligation applies.
6The position is a clerical, bookkeeper, or accounting clerk position.
7The position is involved in mass production in a factory setting.
8The position is in a limited-service restaurant.
9The position predominantly involves responsibility for low‑skilled tasks.
Example 1: Rostering, maintaining records, reception duties, and allocating duties to.
housekeepers, porters, or doorpersons.
Example 2: Fruit picking or packing or feeding of livestock or animals.
Example 3: Truck driving.
10The position is not located in regional Australia (within the meaning of sub-regulation 5.19(7) of the Regulations).
11The position:
(a) is based in a front‑line retail setting; or
(b) predominantly involves direct client transactional interaction regularly.
12The position:
(a) is not a full‑time position, or
(b) is not based in a therapeutic setting, or
(c) involves the provision of non‑medical relaxation massage, or
(d) is in a retail setting.
13The position:
(a) is not located in a commercial building or shopping center environment; or
(b) predominantly involves managing the provision of only one particular service to a facility or managing one particular relationship.
Example: Managing the cleaning contract for a facility but not other contracts relevant to the facility.
14The position:
(a) is based in a front‑line retail setting; or
(b) is based in a call center and does not require significant technical knowledge of products, or
(c) predominantly involves selling educational courses to individual students.

15The position relates to mobile phone repairs.
16The position relates to mass or standardized production (as opposed to specialist production), including the following:

(a) a position based in a franchise or factory;
(b) a position that:
(i) involves full or partial production of food product for distribution to another location, or
(ii) predominantly involves the use of pre‑prepared food product from another location.
17The position relates to animal husbandry, including caring for livestock on a farm.
18The position is in a business with an annual turnover of less than AUD 1,000,000.
19(a) the position is in a business with an annual turnover of less than AUD 1,000,000;
(b) if the person is to be transferred to fill the position—the transfer is not an intra‑corporate transfer to which an international trade obligation applies.
20The position is in a business that has fewer than 5 employees.
21(a) the position is in a business with fewer than 5 employees, and
(b) if the person is to be transferred to fill the position—the transfer is not an intra‑corporate transfer to which an international trade obligation applies.
22The position has a nominated base salary of less than AUD 90,000.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can MLTSSL apply for PR?

If your occupation includes on the MLTSSL listings, you can apply for permanent residency. The MLTSSL is a list of professions covered by Australia’s permanent and temporary skilled visa programs, enabling a potential applicant to qualify for permanent residency in Australia.

How many times can you apply for a 482 visa on MLTSSL?

For people whose professions are listed on the MLTSSL, it is possible to extend the TSS visa for a further four years to move to permanent residency. There are several benefits to being on the MLTSSL for both employers and employees. Some of these benefits include:

  1. Priority processing of visa applications: Skilled workers whose occupations are listed on the MLTSSL are given priority processing of their visa applications, making it easier and faster for them to enter the Australian labor market.

  2. Permanent residency: Being on the MLTSSL increases the chances of obtaining permanent residency in Australia, which can lead to a pathway to citizenship.

  3. Access to a wider pool of talent: Employers have access to a wider pool of highly skilled workers who can help meet their business needs and fill critical skill shortages.

  4. Improved economic growth: By attracting highly skilled workers, the MLTSSL helps to boost economic growth by increasing productivity, creating new jobs, and driving innovation.

  5. Improved quality of life: Skilled workers who move to Australia under the MLTSSL often enjoy a higher quality of life, with access to good salaries, high-quality healthcare, and excellent education opportunities for themselves and their families.