Western Australia publishes new state sponsorship list: many occupations removed

The Western Australia has removed a large number of occupations from its state sponsorship list. The new list is effective immediately. In addition to many occupations being removed entirely, Western Australia has also moved a large number of occupations to Schedule 2 (offlist), which means that applicants applying under these categories will require a job offer if they are to be approved for state sponsorship.

Occupations removed entirely are as follows:

  • 139913 Laboratory Manager
  • 141111 Café Restaurant Manager
  • 141311 Hotel Motel Manager
  • 141999 Accommodation and hosp managers nec
  • 149413 Transport Company Manager
  • 221111 Accountant
  • 223311 Training & Development Professional
  • 233112 Materials Engineer
  • 233411 Electronics Engineer
  • 234313 Environmental Research Scientist
  • 234412 Geophysicist
  • 234912 Metallurgist
  • 242211 Vocational Education Teacher
  • 251312 Occ Health & Safety Adviser
  • 312111 Architectural Draftsperson
  • 312112 Building Associate
  • 312412 Electronic Engineering Technician
  • 312511 Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson
  • 213911 Maintenance Planner
  • 321211 Motor Mechanic (general)
  • 322311 Metal Fabricator
  • 323113 Aircraft Maintenance engineer (structures)
  • 323299 Metal fitters and Machinist nec
  • 323316 Watch & Clock maker
  • 323412 Toolmaker
  • 331111 Bricklayer
  • 331112 Stonesman
  • 332111 Floor Finisher
  • 342414 Telecommunications technician
  • 351411 Cook
  • 391111 Hairdresser
  • 394111 Cabinetmaker
  • 399111 Boat Builder
  • 399211 Chemical plant operator
  • 399212 Gas/petroleum operator
  • 399917 Wool classer
  • 411711 Community Worker
  • 411712 Disability Services Officer
  • 511111 Contract Administrator
  • 511112 Program Administrator
  • 612115 Real Estate Representative 

The following occupations have now been moved to Schedule 2 (offlist), which means that a job offer is now required in order to make a successful application:

  • Managers    
  • 121318 Pig farmer
  • 132311 Human resource manager
  • 133112 Project builder
  • 133211 Engineering manager
  • 133511 Production manager (forestry)
  • 133512 Production manager (manufacturing)
  • 133611 Supply and distribution manager
  • 134111 Childcare centre manager
  • 134211 Medical administrator
  • 135112 ICT project manager ACS
  • 135199 ICT managers not elsewhere classified
  • 139911 Arts administrator or manager
  • 139912 Environmental manager
  • 142111 Retail manager (general)
  • 149112 Fitness centre manager
  • 149113 Sports centre manager
  • 149311 Conference and event
  • 149913 Facilities manager   Professionals 
  • 223111 Human resource adviser
  • 224212 Gallery or museum curator
  • 224214 Records manager
  • 232111 Architect 233213 Quantity surveyor
  • 233913 Biomedical engineer
  • 233915 Environmental engineer
  • 233999 Engineering professionals not elsewhere classified
  • 234212 Food technologist
  • 234311 Conservation officer
  • 234312 Environmental consultant
  • 234314 Park ranger
  • 234411 Geologist
  • 234711 Veterinarian
  • 241111 Early childhood (pre-primary school) teacher
  • 241213 Primary school teacher
  • 241411 Secondary school teacher
  • 251311 Environmental health officer
  • 252411 Occupational therapist
  • 252511 Physiotherapist
  • 252712 Speech pathologist S
  • 254411 Nurse practitioner
  • 254412 Registered nurse (aged care)
  • 254411 Nurse practitioner
  • 254412 Registered nurse (aged care)
  • 254413 Registered nurse (child and family health)
  • 254414 Registered nurse (community health)
  • 254415 Registered nurse (critical care and emergency)
  • 254416 Registered nurse (development disability)
  • 254417 Registered nurse (disability and rehabilitation)
  • 254421 Registered nurse (medical practice)
  • 254422 Registered nurse (mental health)
  • 254423 Registered nurse (perioperative)
  • 254424 Registered nurse (surgical)
  • 254499 Registered nurse not elsewhere classified
  • 262112 ICT security specialist
  • 263112 Network administrator
  • 263113 Network analyst
  • 272112 Drug and alcohol counsellor
  • 272114 Rehabilitation counsellor   Technicians and trades workers
  • 311312 Meat inspector
  • 312113 Building inspector
  • 312114 Construction estimator
  • 312511 Mechanical engineering draftsperson
  • 312912 Metallurgical or materials technician
  • 312913 Mine deputy
  • 323215 Textile, clothing and footwear mechanic
  • 324211 Vehicle body builder
  • 331212 Carpenter (includes joiner)
  • 332211 Painting trades worker
  • 333211 Fibrous plasterer
  • 333212 Solid plasterer
  • 333411 Wall and floor tiler
  • 334111 Plumber (general)
  • 334114 Gasfitter
  • 334115 Roof plumber
  • 342313 Electronic equipment trades worker
  • 342314 Electronic instrument trades worker (general)
  • 342315 Electronic instrument trades worker (special class)
  • 362211 Gardener (general)
  • 394213 Wood machinist
  • 399999 Technicians and trades workers not elsewhere classified
  • 441211 Emergency service worker

The full list of sponsored occupations can be found on the Western Australian Government’s website: http://www.migration.wa.gov.au/skilledmigration/Pages/Occupationsindemand.aspx

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