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Opening of Red Orange and Green Occupations for Australia Immigration

Sat, Dec 14 2019

Opening of Red Orange and Green Occupations for Australia Immigration

The Australian Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business has recently updated its skilled migration Occupational Lists under the Traffic light Bulletin for immigration to Australia.

These changes in Australia immigration will be applied from March 2020.

Thus, the Red, Orange and Green Occupations are some of changes that will be further introduced.

  • Red Occupations

The Red occupations under the skilled occupational list for Australia Immigration if completely flagged for removal from the skilled occupation lists. Occupations like Vehicle trimmer, Careers Counselor, Gardener, Hairdresser, Massage therapist, Business machine Mechanic, Animal Attendants and Trainers, Wood machinist, Community worker, Diving Instructor and Gymnastics Coach or Instructor comes under the red occupations list.

These occupations are previously famous among those immigrants who want to move to Australia.

Changes to the new points system score updated from 16th November 2019

  • Orange Occupations

The Orange occupations for Australia immigration are those that are flagged for movement between the lists or the occupations moved from one to another. Under the orange occupations, there are listed three kinds of occupations, namely, Medium and long term strategic skill list (MLTSSL)Short term skill occupational list (STSOL) and Regional occupational list (ROL).

The occupations like mechanical engineering Draftsperson and Real Estate Representative are moved from ROL to STSOL. Along with this, Sales and Marketing, ICT Project Manager and Information and Organization Professionals are moved from the STSOL to MLTSSL. Further, this will help the applicants to apply for the Subclass 190 visa.

  • Green Occupations

The Green occupations are the one that are flagged for addition to the skilled occupational list of Australia immigration. Occupations like Corporate treasure, Aged or Disabled carer, Nursing Support Worker and Personal Care assistant are falling under the green occupation list of Australia. These occupations may be added in STSOL (short term skill occupational list). Although, the necessary skill assessment will be done for these kinds of occupations.

Below is the listed Occupations as per REd, Orange and Green occupations:



Term Description
ANZSCO Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupatons
STSOL Short Term Skilled Occupation List
MLTSSL Medium Long Term Strategic Skills List
ROL Regional Occupation List


Guide to the Traffic Light Colours

RED Flagged for removal from the lists
ORANGE Flagged for movement between lists – direction of movement is indicated in the
Recommended Status column
GREEN Flagged for addition to the lists


  ANZSCO code Occupation Name Current Status on SMOLs Recommended Status for Traffic Light Bulletin
1 272111 Careers Counsellor STSOL OFF (RED)
2 324212 Vehicle Trimmer STSOL OFF (RED)
3 342311 Business Machine Mechanic STSOL OFF (RED)
4 361199 Animal Atendants and

Trainers nec

5 362211 Gardener (General) STSOL OFF (RED)
6 391111 Hairdresser STSOL OFF (RED)
7 394213 Wood Machinist STSOL OFF (RED)
8 411611 Massage Therapist STSOL OFF (RED)
9 411711 Community Worker STSOL OFF (RED)
10 452311 Diving Instructor (Open Water) STSOL OFF (RED)
11 452312 Gymnastics Coach or


12 321111 Automotive Electrician MLTSSL STSOL (ORANGE)
13 321213 Motorcycle Mechanic MLTSSL STSOL (ORANGE)
14 323313 Locksmith MLTSSL STSOL (ORANGE)
15 332211 Painting Trades Worker MLTSSL STSOL (ORANGE)
16 333111 Glazier MLTSSL STSOL (ORANGE)
17 333411 Wall and Floor Tiler MLTSSL STSOL (ORANGE)
18 394111 Cabinetmaker MLTSSL STSOL (ORANGE)
19 142115 Post Office Manager ROL STSOL (ORANGE)
20 312511 Mechanical Engineering
21 612115 Real Estate Representative ROL STSOL (ORANGE)
22 234411 Geologist STSOL ROL (ORANGE)
23 131112 Sales and Marketing Manager STSOL MLTSSL (with salary caveat of $120,000)
24 135112 ICT Project Manager (includes Blockchain
STSOL MLTSSL (with salary caveat of $120,000) (ORANGE)
25 224999 Information and Organisation
Professionals nec
(includes Data Scientist)
STSOL MLTSSL (with salary caveat of $90,000) (ORANGE)
26 599612 Insurance Loss Adjuster STSOL MLTSSL (with salary caveat of $80,000)
27 133612 Procurement Manager ROL MLTSSL (ORANGE)
28 231213 Ship's Master ROL MLTSSL (ORANGE)
29 221212 Corporate Treasurer OFF STSOL (GREEN)
30 423111 Aged or Disabled Carer OFF STSOL (with mandatory skills
assessment) (GREEN)
31 423312 Nursing Support Worker OFF STSOL (with mandatory skills
assessment) (GREEN)
32 423313 Personal Care Assistant OFF STSOL (with mandatory skills
assessment) (GREEN)


Occupatons that are staying on their current list but have been recommended for a salary caveat

  ANZSCO code Occupation Name Current Status
on SMOLs
Salary caveat
33 121321 Poultry Farmer STSOL Salary caveat of
34 351111 Baker STSOL Salary caveat of
35 351112 Pastrycook STSOL Salary caveat of
36 361112 Horse Trainer MLTSSL Salary caveat of
37 323212 Fiter and Turner MLTSSL Salary caveat of
38 452499 Sportspersons nec STSOL Salary caveat of

Addition of New and trending Occupations:

The Australian Department has also recognized more new occupations that are not currently listed on the ANSZCO. As per the Australian Bureau of Statistics, they have stated to fit some of occupations under the definitions like Data Scientist under Info & Org. Professional nec (224999), Block chain strategist under ICT Business Analyst (261111), Biosecurity Officer under Quarantine Officer (311313), Irrigation Manager under fruit or nut grower (121212) and so on.

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