The department of employment has proposed changes to the skilled occupation list from January 2018. The changes are done in order to remove and add certain occupations from the current skilled occupation list. There is a huge possibility of removing around 200 occupations from the approved list namely accommodation and hospitality managers (141999), hair or beauty salon manager (142114), recruitment consultant (223112), and building associate (312112) and many more.
On the other hand university tutor (242112), Psychotherapist (272314), Property Manager (612112), Real Estate Agent (612114) and Real Estate Representative can be the new additions in the skilled occupation list.
The changes related to the said occupations would only affect employer sponsored 457 and Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) applications.