NSW Priority Skilled Occupations List Released

NSW has released the long-awaited Priority Skilled Occupations List. So far this program year, NSW has not granted many 190 Nominations and we expect that NSW will resume the invitation and processing of Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 nominations in the coming weeks.
The NSW list is similar to the list for MLTSSL. There have been a number of occupations added and subtracted as compared to the 2016-17 list:

Occupations Added

The following occupations which have been added:
·         Architect
·         Chemical, Electronics, Industrial, Production and Plant Engineers
·         ICT Security Specialists
·         Civil Engineering Technicians
·         Stonemasons

There are also a number of occupations which are not on the MLTSSL which are available for NSW nomination including:
·         Baker
·         Cook
·         Enrolled Nurse
·         Architectural Draftsperson
·         Butcher or Smallgoods Maker

Occupations Removed

A number of occupations which have been removed including:
·         Surveyors, Cartographers and Other Spatial Scientists
·         Agricultural Engineers, Consultants and Foresters
·         Teachers of the hearing and sight impaired, as well as special education teachers
·         Chiropractor and Osteopaths
·         Speech Pathologists
·         A range of Medical practitioner specialisations - such as General Practitioners, Cardiologists, Surgeons etc
·         Electrical and electronics trades such as Electrician (Special Class), Electronic Instrument Trades Workers, Radio Communications Technicians, Telecommunications Field Engineers and Cable Jointers
·         Boat Builders and Shipwrights

Other occupations appear to have been removed as a result of being also removed from the MLTSSL, including:
·         Mining Engineers
·         Occupational Health and Safety Adviser
·         Anaesthetist
·         Psychotherapist
·         Dental Technician


NSW has reduced their priority skilled occupations list somewhat, but there are still some great opportunities for state nomination through NSW.
Please book a consultation if you would like advice on qualifying for General Skilled Migration.