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Good news for anyone looking to migrate to Australia!

The Department of Home Affairs has recently announced a new list of occupations for the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) Visa, which will be effective as of the 18th March 2018. This means that many international students will now be able to apply for a permanent residency visa if they work in particular roles in regional areas! A regional area is generally somewhere outside of major Australian cities, but there are a few cities such as Hobart and Tasmania that are considered regional. To be eligible for the visa applicants must be under 45, meet certain skill sets, qualifications and English language requirements specific to each career, and have previous work experience. The following jobs have been put on the Regional Occupation List (ROL), be sure to contact us here at GoStudy if you would like to find a course that you can study to get qualified for one of these roles!  As always, you should contact a migration agent as well as they can give you exact advice on the right visa to match your circumstances.*Source

New Regional Occupation List

1defence force senior officer111212
2local government legislator111311
3member of parliament111312
4legislators (nec)111399
5aquaculture farmer121111
6cotton grower121211
7flower grower121212
8fruit or nut grower121213
9grain, oilseed or pasture grower (Aus) / field crop grower (NZ)121214
10grape grower121215
11mixed crop farmer121216
12sugar cane grower121217
13turf grower121218
14vegetable grower (Aus) / market gardener (NZ)121221
15crop farmers (nec)121299
17beef cattle farmer121312
18dairy cattle farmer121313
19deer farmer121314
20goat farmer121315
21horse breeder121316
22mixed livestock farmer121317
23pig farmer121318
24poultry farmer121321
25sheep farmer121322
26livestock farmers (nec)121399
27mixed crop and livestock farmer121411
28sales and marketing manager131112
29advertising manager131113
30public relations manager131114
31corporate services manager132111
32finance manager132211
33human resource manager132311
34policy and planning manager132411
35research and development manager132511
36project builder133112
37importer or exporter133311
40production manager (forestry)133511
41production manager (manufacturing)133512
42production manager (mining)133513
43supply and distribution manager133611
44procurement manager133612
45medical administrator (Aus) / medical superintendent (NZ)134211
46health and welfare services managers (nec)134299
47school principal134311
48regional education manager134412
49education managers (nec)134499
50ICT project manager135112
51ICT managers (nec)135199
52commissioned defence force officer139111
53commissioned fire officer139112
54commissioned police officer139113
55senior non‑commissioned defence force member139211
56arts administrator or manager139911
57laboratory manager139913
58quality assurance manager139914
59sports administrator139915
60specialist managers (nec)139999
61cafe or restaurant manager141111
62caravan park and camping ground manager141211
63hotel or motel manager141311
64licensed club manager141411
65bed and breakfast operator141911
66retirement village manager141912
67accommodation and hospitality managers (nec)141999
68retail manager (general)142111
69antique dealer142112
70betting agency manager142113
71hair or beauty salon manager142114
72post office manager142115
73travel agency manager142116
74amusement centre manager149111
75fitness centre manager149112
76sports centre manager149113
77call or contact centre manager149211
78customer service manager149212
79conference and event organiser149311
80fleet manager149411
81railway station manager149412
82transport company manager149413
83boarding kennel or cattery operator149911
84cinema or theatre manager149912
85facilities manager149913
86financial institution branch manager149914
87equipment hire manager149915
88hospitality, retail and service managers (nec)149999
90dancer or choreographer211112
91entertainer or variety artist211113
92actors, dancers and other entertainers (nec)211199
94music director211212
96music professionals (nec)211299
98painter (visual arts)211411
99potter or ceramic artist211412
101visual arts and crafts professionals (nec)211499
102artistic director212111
103media producer (excluding video)212112
104radio presenter212113
105television presenter212114
107book or script editor212212
108art director (film, television or stage)212311
109director (film, television, radio or stage)212312
110director of photography212313
111film and video editor212314
112program director (television or radio)212315
113stage manager212316
114technical director212317
115video producer212318
116film, television, radio and stage directors (nec)212399
118newspaper or periodical editor212412
119print journalist212413
120radio journalist212414
121technical writer212415
122television journalist212416
123journalists and other writers (nec)212499
124company secretary221211
125corporate treasurer221212
126commodities trader222111
127finance broker222112
128insurance broker222113
129financial brokers (nec)222199
130financial market dealer222211
131futures trader222212
132stockbroking dealer222213
133financial dealers (nec)222299
134financial investment adviser222311
135financial investment manager222312
136human resource adviser223111
137recruitment consultant223112
138workplace relations adviser223113
139ICT trainer223211
140training and development professional223311
143gallery or museum curator224212
144health information manager224213
145records manager224214
146intelligence officer224411
147policy analyst224412
149organisation and methods analyst224712
150electorate officer224911
151liaison officer224912
152migration agent (Aus) / immigration consultant (NZ)224913
153patents examiner224914
154information and organisation professionals (nec)224999
155advertising specialist225111
156market research analyst225112
157marketing specialist225113
158ICT account manager225211
159ICT business development manager225212
160ICT sales representative225213
161public relations professional225311
162sales representative (industrial products)225411
163sales representative (medical and pharmaceutical products)225412
164technical sales representatives (nec)225499
165aeroplane pilot231111
166air traffic controller231112
167flying instructor231113
168helicopter pilot231114
169air transport professionals (nec)231199
170master fisher231211
171ship’s engineer231212
172ship’s master231213
173ship’s officer231214
174marine surveyor231215
175marine transport professionals (nec)231299
176fashion designer232311
177industrial designer232312
178jewellery designer232313
179graphic designer232411
181multimedia designer232413
182web designer232414
183interior designer232511
184urban and regional planner232611
185wine maker234213
186conservation officer234311
187park ranger234314
189exercise physiologist234915
190kaiako kohanga reo (Maori language nest teacher)241112
191kaiako kura kaupapa maori (Maori‑medium primary school teacher)241211
192pouako kura kaupapa maori (Maori‑medium primary school senior teacher)241212
193primary school teacher241213
194middle school teacher (Aus) / intermediate school teacher (NZ)241311
195university tutor242112
196vocational education teacher (Aus) / polytechnic teacher (NZ)242211
197education adviser249111
198education reviewer249112
199art teacher (private tuition)249211
200dance teacher (private tuition)249212
201drama teacher (private tuition)249213
202music teacher (private tuition)249214
203private tutors and teachers (nec)249299
204teacher of English to speakers of other languages249311
207environmental health officer251311
208occupational health and safety adviser251312
210hospital pharmacist251511
211industrial pharmacist251512
212retail pharmacist251513
213health promotion officer251911
214health diagnostic and promotion professionals (nec)251999
218traditional Chinese medicine practitioner252214
219traditional Maori health practitioner252215
220complementary health therapists (nec)252299
221dental specialist252311
223resident medical officer253112
225nurse educator254211
226nurse researcher254212
227nurse manager254311
228web developer261212
229software tester261314
230database administrator262111
231systems administrator262113
232network administrator263112
233network analyst263113
234ICT quality assurance engineer263211
235ICT support engineer263212
236ICT systems test engineer263213
237ICT support and test engineers (nec)263299
240tribunal member271213
241intellectual property lawyer271214
242judicial and other legal professionals (nec)271299
243careers counsellor272111
244drug and alcohol counsellor272112
245family and marriage counsellor272113
246rehabilitation counsellor272114
247student counsellor272115
248counsellors (nec)272199
254social professionals (nec)272499
255community arts worker272611
256recreation officer (Aus) / recreation coordinator (NZ)272612
257welfare worker272613
258agricultural technician311111
259anaesthetic technician311211
260cardiac technician311212
261medical laboratory technician311213
262operating theatre technician311214
263pharmacy technician311215
264pathology collector (Aus) / phlebotomist (NZ)311216
265medical technicians (nec)311299
266fisheries officer311311
267meat inspector311312
268quarantine officer311313
269primary products inspectors (nec)311399
270chemistry technician311411
271earth science technician311412
272life science technician311413
273school laboratory technician311414
275science technicians (nec)311499
276architectural draftsperson312111
277building associate312112
278building inspector312113
279construction estimator312114
280plumbing inspector312115
281surveying or spatial science technician312116
282architectural, building and surveying technicians (nec)312199
283electronic engineering draftsperson312411
284electronic engineering technician312412
285mechanical engineering draftsperson312511
286mechanical engineering technician312512
287safety inspector312611
288maintenance planner312911
289metallurgical or materials technician312912
290mine deputy312913
291building and engineering technicians (nec)312999
292hardware technician313111
293ICT customer support officer313112
294web administrator313113
295ICT support technicians (nec)313199
296telecommunications network planner313213
300metal casting trades worker322114
301metal polisher322115
302pressure welder322312
303aircraft maintenance engineer (avionics)323111
304aircraft maintenance engineer (mechanical)323112
305aircraft maintenance engineer (structures)323113
306textile, clothing and footwear mechanic323215
307metal fitters and machinists (nec)323299
310precision instrument maker and repairer323314
311saw maker and repairer323315
312watch and clock maker and repairer323316
313engineering patternmaker323411
315vehicle body builder324211
316vehicle trimmer324212
317vehicle painter324311
318floor finisher332111
319roof tiler333311
320electrical linesworker (Aus) / electrical line mechanic (NZ)342211
321business machine mechanic342311
322communications operator342312
323cabler (data and telecommunications)342411
324telecommunications cable jointer342412
325telecommunications linesworker (Aus) / telecommunications line mechanic (NZ)342413
326telecommunications technician342414
329butcher or smallgoods maker351211
331dog handler or trainer361111
332pet groomer361113
334kennel hand361115
335animal attendants and trainers (nec)361199
337veterinary nurse361311
339gardener (general)362211
341landscape gardener362213
345print finisher392111
346screen printer392112
347graphic pre‑press trades worker392211
348printing machinist392311
349small offset printer392312
350canvas goods fabricator393111
351leather goods maker393112
352sail maker393113
354apparel cutter393211
355clothing patternmaker393212
356dressmaker or tailor393213
357clothing trades workers (nec)393299
359furniture finisher394211
360picture framer394212
361wood machinist394213
362wood turner394214
363wood machinists and other wood trades workers (nec)394299
364chemical plant operator399211
365gas or petroleum operator399212
366power generation plant operator399213
367gallery or museum technician399311
368library technician399312
370broadcast transmitter operator399511
371camera operator (film, television or video)399512
372light technician399513
373make up artist399514
374musical instrument maker or repairer399515
375sound technician399516
376television equipment operator399517
377performing arts technicians (nec)399599
380interior decorator399912
381optical dispenser (Aus) / dispensing optician (NZ)399913
382optical mechanic399914
383photographer’s assistant399915
384plastics technician399916
385wool classer399917
386fire protection equipment technician399918
387technicians and trades workers (nec)399999
388ambulance officer411111
389intensive care ambulance paramedic (Aus) / ambulance paramedic (NZ)411112
390dental hygienist411211
391dental prosthetist411212
392dental technician411213
393dental therapist411214
394diversional therapist411311
395enrolled nurse411411
396mothercraft nurse411412
397Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health worker411511
398kaiawhina (hauora) (Maori health assistant)411512
399massage therapist411611
400community worker411711
401disabilities services officer411712
402family support worker411713
403parole or probation officer411714
404residential care officer411715
405youth worker411716
406child care worker (group leaders only)421111
407hotel service manager431411
408defence force member ‑ other ranks441111
409emergency service worker441211
410fire fighter441212
412police officer441312
413security consultant442216
414driving instructor451211
415funeral director451311
416funeral workers (nec)451399
417flight attendant451711
418travel attendants (nec)451799
419first aid trainer451815
420diving instructor (open water)452311
421gymnastics coach or instructor452312
422horse riding coach or instructor452313
423snowsport instructor452314
424swimming coach or instructor452315
425tennis coach452316
426other sports coach or instructor452317
427dog or horse racing official452318
428sports development officer452321
429sports umpire452322
430other sports official452323
435sportspersons (nec)452499
436contract administrator511111
437program or project administrator511112
438office manager512111
439health practice manager512211
440practice managers (nec)512299
441personal assistant521111
442secretary (general)521211
443legal secretary521212
444call or contact centre team leader541111
446legal executive599112
447clerk of court599211
448court bailiff or sheriff (Aus) / court collections officer (NZ)599212
449court orderly (Aus) / court registry officer (NZ)599213
450law clerk599214
451trust officer599215
452insurance investigator599611
453insurance loss adjuster599612
454insurance risk surveyor599613
455clinical coder599915
457stock and station agent611112
458insurance agent611211
459business broker612111
460property manager612112
461real estate agency principal (Aus) / real estate agency licensee (NZ)612113
462real estate agent612114
463real estate representative612115
464retail buyer639211
465wool buyer639212

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