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IMMI 18/049 Specifications as made
This instrument specifies occupations and assessing authorities for Subclass 186 (Employer Nomination Scheme) visas. The instrument is consequential to changes to the Migration Regulations 1994 by the Migration Legislation Amendment (Temporary Skill Shortage Visa and Complementary Reforms) Regulations 2018.
Administered by: Home Affairs
Made 16 Mar 2018
Registered 17 Mar 2018
Tabled HR 26 Mar 2018
Tabled Senate 20 Mar 2018

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Migration (IMMI 18/049: Specification of Occupations and Assessing Authorities—Subclass 186 Visa) Instrument 2018

I, Alan Tudge, Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, make the following instrument.

Dated               16 March 2018

The Hon Alan Tudge MP

Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs

 

 

  

  

  


Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                                                        1

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Schedules...................................................................................................................... 1

5............ Definitions..................................................................................................................... 1

Part 2—Specification of occupations and assessing authorities for Subclass 186 visa     3

6............ Specification of occupations and assessing authorities.................................................. 3

7............ Medium and Long‑term Strategic Skills List................................................................. 3

8............ Certain occupations do not apply to identified persons who are to work in certain positions   11

9............ Assessing authorities................................................................................................... 12

Part 3—Application provisions                                                                                                              15

10.......... Application of this instrument..................................................................................... 15

11.......... Continued application of IMMI 18/005....................................................................... 15

Schedule 1—Repeals                                                                                                                                     16

Migration (IMMI 18/005: Specification of Occupations and Assessing Authorities—Subclass 186 Visa) Instrument 2018                                                                                                                                                                 16

 


Part 1Preliminary

  

1  Name

             (1)  This instrument is the Migration (IMMI 18/049: Specification of Occupations and Assessing Authorities—Subclass 186 Visa) Instrument 2018.

             (2)  This instrument may be cited as IMMI 18/049.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this instrument

18 March 2018.

18 March 2018

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under the following:

                     (a)  paragraphs 5.19(8)(a) and (c) of the Migration Regulations 1994;

                     (b)  subregulation 5.19(11) of the Migration Regulations 1994;

                     (c)  paragraph 186.234(2)(a) of Schedule 2 to the Migration Regulations 1994.

4  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

5  Definitions

Note:          A number of expressions used in this instrument are defined in the Regulations, including the following:

(a)    ANZSCO;

(b)    AUD.

                   In this instrument:

identified person has the meaning given by paragraph 5.19(2)(c) of the Regulations.

international trade obligation means an obligation of Australia under international law that relates to international trade, including such an obligation that arises under any agreement between Australia and another country or other countries.

limited service restaurant includes the following:

                     (a)  a fast food or takeaway food service;

                     (b)  a fast casual restaurant;

                     (c)  a drinking establishment that offers only a limited food service;

                     (d)  a limited service cafe, including a coffee shop or mall cafe;

                     (e)  a limited service pizza restaurant.

Medium and Long‑term Strategic Skills List means the table in subsection 7(1).

nec is short for not elsewhere classified.

Regulations means the Migration Regulations 1994.

university lecturer includes a research associate and research fellow in a university.

Part 2Specification of occupations and assessing authorities for Subclass 186 visa

  

6  Specification of occupations and assessing authorities

Occupations—Temporary Residence Transition stream

             (1)  For the purposes of paragraphs 5.19(8)(a) and (c) of the Regulations:

                     (a)  an occupation mentioned in column 1 of an item of the Medium and Long‑term Strategic Skills List is specified for the purposes of paragraph 5.19(5)(c) of the Regulations; and

                     (b)  subject to section 8 of this instrument, the occupation applies to an identified person if the tasks of the occupation that are to be performed by the identified person correspond to the tasks set out in the ANZSCO code specified for the occupation in column 2 of the item.

Occupations—Direct Entry stream

             (2)  For the purposes of subregulation 5.19(11) of the Regulations:

                     (a)  an occupation mentioned in column 1 of an item of the Medium and Long‑term Strategic Skills List is specified for the purposes of subregulation 5.19(10) of the Regulations; and

                     (b)  subject to section 8 of this instrument, the occupation applies to an identified person if the tasks of the occupation that are to be performed by the identified person correspond to the tasks set out in the ANZSCO code specified for the occupation in column 2 of the item.

Assessing authorities—Direct Entry stream

             (3)  For the purposes of paragraph 186.234(2)(a) of Schedule 2 to the Regulations, an assessing authority mentioned in column 3 of an item of the Medium and Long‑term Strategic Skills List is the assessing authority for the occupation specified in column 1 of that item.

7  Medium and Long‑term Strategic Skills List

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

 

Medium and Long‑term Strategic Skills List

Item

Column 1

Occupation

Column 2

ANZSCO code

Column 3

Assessing authority

Column 4

Inapplicability conditions (see section 8)

1

chief executive or managing director

111111

AIM

5

2

corporate general manager

111211

AIM

5

3

construction project manager

133111

VETASSESS

 

4

engineering manager

133211

(a) Engineers Australia; or

(b) AIM

 

5

child care centre manager

134111

TRA

 

6

nursing clinical director

134212

ANMAC

 

7

primary health organisation manager

134213

VETASSESS

 

8

welfare centre manager

134214

ACWA

 

9

faculty head

134411

VETASSESS

 

10

chief information officer

135111

ACS

 

11

environmental manager

139912

VETASSESS

 

12

musician (instrumental)

211213

VETASSESS

 

13

accountant (general)

221111

(a) CPAA; or

(b) IPA; or

(c) CAANZ

6, 19, 21

14

management accountant

221112

(a) CPAA; or

(b) IPA; or

(c) CAANZ

6, 19, 21

15

taxation accountant

221113

(a) CPAA; or

(b) IPA; or

(c) CAANZ

6, 19, 21

16

external auditor

221213

(a) CPAA; or

(b) IPA; or

(c) CAANZ

 

17

internal auditor

221214

VETASSESS

 

18

actuary

224111

VETASSESS

 

19

statistician

224113

VETASSESS

 

20

economist

224311

VETASSESS

 

21

land economist

224511

VETASSESS

 

22

valuer

224512

VETASSESS

 

23

management consultant

224711

VETASSESS

19, 21, 23

24

architect

232111

AACA

 

25

landscape architect

232112

VETASSESS

 

26

surveyor

232212

SSSI

 

27

cartographer

232213

VETASSESS

 

28

other spatial scientist

232214

VETASSESS

 

29

chemical engineer

233111

Engineers Australia

 

30

materials engineer

233112

Engineers Australia

 

31

civil engineer

233211

Engineers Australia

 

32

geotechnical engineer

233212

Engineers Australia

 

33

quantity surveyor

233213

AIQS

 

34

structural engineer

233214

Engineers Australia

 

35

transport engineer

233215

Engineers Australia

 

36

electrical engineer

233311

Engineers Australia

 

37

electronics engineer

233411

Engineers Australia

 

38

industrial engineer

233511

Engineers Australia

 

39

mechanical engineer

233512

Engineers Australia

 

40

production or plant engineer

233513

Engineers Australia

 

41

mining engineer (excluding petroleum)

233611

Engineers Australia

 

42

petroleum engineer

233612

Engineers Australia

 

43

aeronautical engineer

233911

Engineers Australia

 

44

agricultural engineer

233912

Engineers Australia

 

45

biomedical engineer

233913

Engineers Australia

 

46

engineering technologist

233914

Engineers Australia

 

47

environmental engineer

233915

Engineers Australia

 

48

naval architect

233916

Engineers Australia

 

49

engineering professionals (nec)

233999

Engineers Australia

 

50

agricultural consultant

234111

VETASSESS

 

51

agricultural scientist

234112

VETASSESS

 

52

forester

234113

VETASSESS

 

53

chemist

234211

VETASSESS

 

54

food technologist

234212

VETASSESS

 

55

environmental consultant

234312

VETASSESS

 

56

environmental research scientist

234313

VETASSESS

 

57

environmental scientists (nec)

234399

VETASSESS

 

58

geophysicist

234412

VETASSESS

 

59

hydrogeologist

234413

VETASSESS

 

60

life scientist (general)

234511

VETASSESS

 

61

biochemist

234513

VETASSESS

 

62

biotechnologist

234514

VETASSESS

 

63

botanist

234515

VETASSESS

 

64

marine biologist

234516

VETASSESS

 

65

microbiologist

234517

VETASSESS

 

66

zoologist

234518

VETASSESS

 

67

life scientists (nec)

234599

VETASSESS

 

68

medical laboratory scientist

234611

AIMS

 

69

veterinarian

234711

AVBC

 

70

conservator

234911

VETASSESS

 

71

metallurgist

234912

VETASSESS

 

72

meteorologist

234913

VETASSESS

 

73

physicist

234914

See subsection (2)

 

74

natural and physical science professionals (nec)

234999

VETASSESS

 

75

early childhood (pre‑primary school) teacher

241111

AITSL

 

76

secondary school teacher

241411

AITSL

 

77

special needs teacher

241511

AITSL

 

78

teacher of the hearing impaired

241512

AITSL

 

79

teacher of the sight impaired

241513

AITSL

 

80

special education teachers (nec)

241599

AITSL

 

81

university lecturer

242111

VETASSESS

82

medical diagnostic radiographer

251211

ASMIRT

 

83

medical radiation therapist

251212

ASMIRT

 

84

nuclear medicine technologist

251213

ANZSNM

 

85

sonographer

251214

ASMIRT

 

86

optometrist

251411

OCANZ

 

87

orthotist or prosthetist

251912

AOPA

 

88

chiropractor

252111

CCEA

 

89

osteopath

252112

AOAC

 

90

occupational therapist

252411

OTC

 

91

physiotherapist

252511

APC

 

92

podiatrist

252611

(a) APodA; or

(b) ANZPAC

 

93

audiologist

252711

VETASSESS

 

94

speech pathologist

252712

SPA

 

95

general practitioner

253111

MedBA

 

96

specialist physician (general medicine)

253311

MedBA

 

97

cardiologist

253312

MedBA

 

98

clinical haematologist

253313

MedBA

 

99

medical oncologist

253314

MedBA

 

100

endocrinologist

253315

MedBA

 

101

gastroenterologist

253316

MedBA

 

102

intensive care specialist

253317

MedBA

 

103

neurologist

253318

MedBA

 

104

paediatrician

253321

MedBA

 

105

renal medicine specialist

253322

MedBA

 

106

rheumatologist

253323

MedBA

 

107

thoracic medicine specialist

253324

MedBA

 

108

specialist physicians (nec)

253399

MedBA

 

109

psychiatrist

253411

MedBA

 

110

surgeon (general)

253511

MedBA

 

111

cardiothoracic surgeon

253512

MedBA

 

112

neurosurgeon

253513

MedBA

 

113

orthopaedic surgeon

253514

MedBA

 

114

otorhinolaryngologist

253515

MedBA

 

115

paediatric surgeon

253516

MedBA

 

116

plastic and reconstructive surgeon

253517

MedBA

 

117

urologist

253518

MedBA

 

118

vascular surgeon

253521

MedBA

 

119

dermatologist

253911

MedBA

 

120

emergency medicine specialist

253912

MedBA

 

121

obstetrician and gynaecologist

253913

MedBA

 

122

ophthalmologist

253914

MedBA

 

123

pathologist

253915

MedBA

 

124

diagnostic and interventional radiologist

253917

MedBA

 

125

radiation oncologist

253918

MedBA

 

126

medical practitioners (nec)

253999

MedBA

 

127

midwife

254111

ANMAC

 

128

nurse practitioner

254411

ANMAC

 

129

registered nurse (aged care)

254412

ANMAC

 

130

registered nurse (child and family health)

254413

ANMAC

 

131

registered nurse (community health)

254414

ANMAC

 

132

registered nurse (critical care and emergency)

254415

ANMAC

 

133

registered nurse (developmental disability)

254416

ANMAC

 

134

registered nurse (disability and rehabilitation)

254417

ANMAC

 

135

registered nurse (medical)

254418

ANMAC

 

136

registered nurse (medical practice)

254421

ANMAC

 

137

registered nurse (mental health)

254422

ANMAC

 

138

registered nurse (perioperative)

254423

ANMAC

 

139

registered nurse (surgical)

254424

ANMAC

 

140

registered nurse (paediatrics)

254425

ANMAC

 

141

registered nurses (nec)

254499

ANMAC

 

142

ICT business analyst

261111

ACS

 

143

systems analyst

261112

ACS

 

144

multimedia specialist

261211

ACS

 

145

analyst programmer

261311

ACS

 

146

developer programmer

261312

ACS

 

147

software engineer

261313

ACS

 

148

software and applications programmers (nec)

261399

ACS

 

149

ICT security specialist

262112

ACS

 

150

computer network and systems engineer

263111

ACS

 

151

telecommunications engineer

263311

Engineers Australia

 

152

telecommunications network engineer

263312

Engineers Australia

 

153

barrister

271111

A legal admissions authority of a State or Territory

 

154

solicitor

271311

A legal admissions authority of a State or Territory

 

155

clinical psychologist

272311

APS

 

156

educational psychologist

272312

APS

 

157

organisational psychologist

272313

APS

 

158

psychologists (nec)

272399

APS

 

159

social worker

272511

AASW

 

160

civil engineering draftsperson

312211

(a) Engineers Australia; or

(b) VETASSESS

 

161

civil engineering technician

312212

VETASSESS

 

162

electrical engineering draftsperson

312311

Engineers Australia

 

163

electrical engineering technician

312312

TRA

 

164

radio communications technician

313211

TRA

 

165

telecommunications field engineer

313212

Engineers Australia

 

166

telecommunications technical officer or technologist

313214

Engineers Australia

 

167

automotive electrician

321111

TRA

 

168

motor mechanic (general)

321211

TRA

 

169

diesel motor mechanic

321212

TRA

 

170

motorcycle mechanic

321213

TRA

 

171

small engine mechanic

321214

TRA

 

172

sheetmetal trades worker

322211

TRA

 

173

metal fabricator

322311

TRA

 

174

welder (first class)

322313

TRA

 

175

fitter (general)

323211

TRA

 

176

fitter and turner

323212

TRA

 

177

fitter‑welder

323213

TRA

 

178

metal machinist (first class)

323214

TRA

 

179

locksmith

323313

TRA

 

180

panelbeater

324111

TRA

 

181

bricklayer

331111

TRA

 

182

stonemason

331112

TRA

 

183

carpenter and joiner

331211

TRA

 

184

carpenter

331212

TRA

 

185

joiner

331213

TRA

 

186

painting trades worker

332211

TRA

 

187

glazier

333111

TRA

 

188

fibrous plasterer

333211

TRA

 

189

solid plasterer

333212

TRA

 

190

wall and floor tiler

333411

TRA

 

191

plumber (general)

334111

TRA

 

192

airconditioning and mechanical services plumber

334112

TRA

 

193

drainer

334113

TRA

 

194

gasfitter

334114

TRA

 

195

roof plumber

334115

TRA

 

196

electrician (general)

341111

TRA

 

197

electrician (special class)

341112

TRA

 

198

lift mechanic

341113

TRA

 

199

airconditioning and refrigeration mechanic

342111

TRA

 

200

technical cable jointer

342212

TRA

 

201

electronic equipment trades worker

342313

TRA

 

202

electronic instrument trades worker (general)

342314

TRA

 

203

electronic instrument trades worker (special class)

342315

TRA

 

204

chef

351311

TRA

7, 8

205

horse trainer

361112

TRA

 

206

cabinetmaker

394111

TRA

 

207

boat builder and repairer

399111

TRA

 

208

shipwright

399112

TRA

 

Note:          For the meaning of the expressions in column 3, see section 9.

             (2)  The assessing authority for:

                     (a)  a physicist (other than a medical physicist) is VETASSESS; and

                     (b)  a medical physicist is ACPSEM.

8  Certain occupations do not apply to identified persons who are to work in certain positions

                   For the purposes of paragraph 5.19(8)(c) and subregulation 5.19(11) of the Regulations, an occupation does not apply to an identified person if:

                     (a)  the occupation is mentioned in column 1 of an item of the Medium and Long‑term Strategic Skills List; and

                     (b)  column 4 (inapplicability conditions) of that item mentions one or more numbers; and

                     (c)  the item of the following table with that number, or an item of the following table with one of those numbers, applies to the position in which the identified person is to work.

 

Positions for which occupation is inapplicable

Item

Position

1

The position does not require a minimum of 2 years’ relevant work experience.

2

The position has nominated annual earnings of less than AUD65,000.

3

(a) the position has nominated annual earnings of less than AUD65,000; and

(b) if the identified 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 nominated annual earnings of less than AUD80,000; and

(b) if the identified 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 nominated annual earnings of less than AUD180,001; and

(b) if the identified person is to be transferred to fill the position—the transfer is not an intra‑corporate transfer to which an international trade obligation applies.

6

The position is a clerical, bookkeeper or accounting clerk position.

7

The position is involved in mass production in a factory setting.

8

The position is in a limited service restaurant.

9

The 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.

10

The position is not located in regional Australia (within the meaning of subregulation 5.19(16) of the Regulations).

11

The position:

(a) is based in a front‑line retail setting; or

(b) predominantly involves direct client transactional interaction on a regular basis.

12

The 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.

13

The position predominantly involves hairdressing or beauty therapy related non‑managerial tasks.

14

The position:

(a) is not located in a commercial building or shopping centre 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.

15

The position:

(a) is based in a front‑line retail setting; or

(b) is based in a call centre and does not require a significant technical knowledge of products; or

(c) predominantly involves selling educational courses to individual students.

16

The position relates to mobile phone repairs.

17

The position relates to mass or standardised 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.

18

The position relates to animal husbandry, including caring for livestock on a farm.

19

The position is in a business that has an annual turnover of less than AUD1,000,000.

20

(a) the position is in a business that has an annual turnover of less than AUD1,000,000; and

(b) if the identified person is to be transferred to fill the position—the transfer is not an intra‑corporate transfer to which an international trade obligation applies.

21

The position is in a business that has fewer than 5 employees.

22

(a) the position is in a business that has fewer than 5 employees; and

(b) if the identified person is to be transferred to fill the position—the transfer is not an intra‑corporate transfer to which an international trade obligation applies.

23

The position has nominated annual earnings of less than AUD90,000.

9  Assessing authorities

                   For the purposes of column 3 of the Medium and Long‑term Strategic Skills List, an expression mentioned in column 1 of an item of the following table is short for the expression mentioned in column 2 of that item.

 

Assessing authorities

Item

Column 1

This expression …

Column 2

is short for …

1

AACA

Architects Accreditation Council of Australia Inc.

2

AASW

Australian Association of Social Workers

3

ACPSEM

Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine

4

ACS

Australian Computer Society

5

ACWA

Australian Community Workers Association

6

ADC

Australian Dental Council

7

AIM

Australian Institute of Management

8

AIMS

Australian Institute of Medical Scientists

9

AIQS

Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors

10

AITSL

Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership

11

AMSA

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

12

ANMAC

Australian Nursing & Midwifery Accreditation Council Limited

13

ANZPAC

Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council Inc.

14

ANZSNM

Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine

15

AOAC

Australasian Osteopathic Accreditation Council

Note:       AOAC was previously known as the Australian and New Zealand Osteopathic Council.

16

AOPA

Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association

17

APC

Australian Physiotherapy Council

18

APharmC

Australian Pharmacy Council

19

APodA

Australian Podiatry Association

Note:       APodA was previously known as the Australian Podiatry Council.

20

APS

Australian Psychological Society

21

ASMIRT

Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy

Note:       ASMIRT was previously known as the Australian Institute of Radiography.

22

AVBC

Australasian Veterinary Boards Council Inc.

23

CAANZ

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Note:       CAANZ was previously known as the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia.

24

CASA

Civil Aviation Safety Authority

25

CCEA

Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia Limited

26

CPAA

CPA Australia Ltd

27

DAA

Dietitians Association of Australia

28

Engineers Australia

Institution of Engineers Australia

29

IPA

Institute of Public Accountants

30

MedBA

Medical Board of Australia

31

NAATI

National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters

32

OCANZ

Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand

33

OTC

Occupational Therapy Council (Australia and New Zealand) Limited

34

SPA

Speech Pathology Australia

35

SSSI

Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute

36

TRA

Trades Recognition Australia

Part 3Application provisions

  

10  Application of this instrument

                   This instrument applies in relation to the following:

                     (a)  an application for approval of a nomination made on or after 18 March 2018;

                     (b)  an application for a Subclass 186 (Employer Nomination Scheme) visa in the Direct Entry stream made on or after 18 March 2018 if the related application for approval of a nomination is made on or after that date.

11  Continued application of IMMI 18/005

                   Despite the repeal of the Migration (IMMI 18/005: Specification of Occupations and Assessing Authorities—Subclass 186 Visa) Instrument 2018, that instrument (as in force immediately before 18 March 2018) continues to apply in relation to the following:

                     (a)  an application for approval of a nomination made before 18 March 2018;

                     (b)  an application for a Subclass 186 (Employer Nomination Scheme) visa in the Direct Entry stream made on or after 17 January 2018 if the related application for approval of a nomination was made on or after that day but before 18 March 2018.

Note:          Paragraph (a) is consistent with subclause 6705(1) of Schedule 13 to the Regulations.