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    Ready for an Aussie Adventure? Your dream career may just be a click away, as you discover the vast array of professions that the STSOL has to offer. Check Out the Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) – Your Express Lane to a Sun-Kissed Career in Australia!

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    Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)

    The Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) contains 215 occupations. This list is prescribed in Legislative Instrument LIN 19/051 and is relevant to persons who:

    Are nominated by a State or Territory government agency and are issued an invitation:

    What is Short-Term Skilled Occupation List in Australia?

    Skilled individuals can temporarily enter Australia for highly specialised, short-term work under the Subclass 400 Visa within Short-Term Skilled Occupation List. Short-term visas are typically those that last less than three months, however in certain cases, they can be issued for up to six months.

    What is a Short Skilled Visa in Australia?

    The Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) allows applications for up to four years, with eligibility for permanent residency after three years. Applicants with occupations on the Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) are eligible for visas of up to two years (renewable once, for a further two years).

    Permanent Residency Pathway for Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) Occupations

    The Australian Government has unveiled a new route to permanent residency for those with jobs on the Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL). The subsequent qualifying requirements are applicable:

    • Must hold a Temporary Skill Shortage (sublass 482) visa
    • Must have been in Australia for at least 12 months from 1 February 2020 to 14 Dcember 2021
    • Must be employed and sponsored by a lawful business in Australia
    • Occupation must be on the STSOL
    • Must have worked in your nominated occupation, on a subclass 482 visa for at least 3 out of 4 years with the sponsoring employer prior to submitting the 186 nomination application

    This pathway to permanent residency for Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) occupations commences from 1 July 2022. There are stringent prerequisites for this pathway’s eligibility. Important information about visa categories and time requirements may be found here.

    Must Work for Sponsor Employer While Holding 482 Visa

    Candidates with a TSS 482 visa who have worked for their sponsor company for at least three years are eligible to pursue the road to permanent residence for Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) jobs. The applicant’s employment for the sponsor employer during a different visa type—such as a graduate visa (485), working vacation (subclass 417/462), or working holiday—does not count towards the required three years of employment. Therefore, the three-year eligibility requirement will not be satisfied by any time spent working for the sponsor firm while not in possession of a TSS 482 visa.

    Must Work for Sponsor Employer for a Minimum of 3 Years

    You must work for your sponsor company for at least three years in order to be eligible for the road to PR for Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) vocations. For two years, only Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) vocations are eligible for the TSS 482 visa. If you would want to stay in Australia longer and your current visa is about to expire, you may apply for a new one using this sort of visa. This implies that certain holders of TSS 482 visas could only be qualified for the 186 track to permanent residence after obtaining their second 482 visa. This is because, in order to be eligible, you had to have worked for your sponsoring company for three years or more before submitting your 186-nomination application.

    Fees For STSOL (2024 Updated)

    Here are the updated Fees List for the Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) in 2024.

    CategoryFees
    Primary applicant$1,455 (each)
    Additional applicants 18+$1,455 (each)
    Additional applicants below 18$365(each)
    ANZSCO Name Assessing Autdority Skill Level
    399213Power Generation Plant Operatortra3
    399411Jewellertra3
    399512Camera Operator (Film, Television or Video)tra3
    399514Make Up Artisttra3
    399516Sound Techniciantra3
    399599Performing Arts Technicians necvetassess3
    399611Signwritertra3
    411111Ambulance Officervetassess2
    411112Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic (Aus) / Ambulance Paramedic (NZ)vetassess1
    411213Dental Techniciantra2
    411311Diversional Therapistvetassess3
    411411Enrolled Nurseanmac2
    411611Massage Therapistvetassess2
    411711Community Workeracwa2
    411712Disabilities Services Officeracwa2
    411713Family Support Workeracwa2
    411715Residential Care Officeracwa2
    411716Youth Workeracwa2
    452311Diving Instructor (Open Water)vetassess3
    452312Gymnastics Coach or Instructorvetassess4
    452313Horse Riding Coach or Instructorvetassess3
    452314Snowsport Instructorvetassess3
    452315Swimming Coach or Instructorvetassess4
    399111Boat Builder and Repairertra3
    394299Wood Machinists and Other Wood Trades Workers nectra3
    394213Wood Machinisttra3
    394211Furniture Finishertra3
    452317Other Sports Coach or Instructorvetassess4
    452321Sports Development Officervetassess2
    393311Upholsterertra3
    393213Dressmaker or Tailortra3
    392311Printing Machinisttra3
    392111Print Finishertra3
    452499Sportspersons necvetassess3
    511111Contract Administratorvetassess2
    511112Program or Project Administratorvetassess2
    391111Hairdressertra3
    599612Insurance Loss Adjustervetassess3
    362311Greenkeepertra3
    362213Landscape Gardenertra3
    362212Arboristtra3
    362211Gardener (General)tra3
    362111Floristtra3
    361311Veterinary Nursevetassess3
    361199Animal Attendants and Trainers necvetassess4
    361111Dog Handler or Trainervetassess3
    351411Cooktra3
    351211Butcher or Smallgoods Makertra3
    351112Pastrycooktra3
    351111 Bakertra3
    342413Telecommunications Linesworker / Telecommunications Line Mechanictra3
    342411 Cabler (Data and Telecommunications)tra3
    342311Business Machine Mechanictra3
    323412Toolmakertra3
    323314Precision Instrument Maker and Repairertra3
    323299Metal Fitters and Machinists nectra3
    323113Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures)tra3
    323112Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)tra3
    323111Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)tra3
    322113Farriertra3
    313199ICT Support Technicians nectra2
    313113Web Administratoracs2
    313112ICT Customer Support Officertra2
    313111Hardware Techniciantra2
    312913Mine Deputyvetassess2
    312912Metallurgical or Materials Technicianvetassess2
    312512Mechanical Engineering Techniciantra2
    312199Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians necvetassess2
    312113Building Inspectorvetassess2
    312111Architectural Draftspersonvetassess2
    311499Science Technicians necvetassess2
    311413Life Science Technicianvetassess2
    311412Earth Science Technicianvetassess2
    311411Chemistry Technicianvetassess2
    311399Primary Products Inspectors necvetassess2
    311312Meat Inspectorvetassess2
    311299Medical Technicians necvetassess2
    311215Pharmacy Technicianvetassess2
    311213Medical Laboratory Technicianaims2
    311212Cardiac Technicianvetassess2
    311211Anaesthetic Technicianvetassess2
    272613Welfare Workeracwa1
    272612Recreation Officer / Recreation Coordinatorvetassess1
    272499Social Professionals necvetassess1
    272412Interpreternaati1
    272314Psychotherapistvetassess1
    272199Counsellors necvetassess1
    272115Student Counsellorvetassess1
    272114Rehabilitation Counsellorvetassess1
    272113Family and Marriage Counsellorvetassess1
    272112Drug and Alcohol Counsellorvetassess1
    272111Careers Counsellorvetassess1
    271299Judicial and Other Legal Professionals necvetassess1
    263299ICT Support and Test Engineers necacs1
    263213ICT Systems Test Engineeracs1
    263212ICT Support Engineeracs1
    263211ICT Quality Assurance Engineeracs1
    263113Network Analystacs1
    263112Network Administratoracs1
    262113Systems Administratoracs1
    262111Database Administratoracs1
    261314Software Testeracs1
    261212Web Developeracs1
    254311Nurse Manageranmac1
    254212Nurse Researcheranmac1
    254211Nurse Educatoranmac1
    253112Resident Medical Officermedba1
    333311Roof Tilertra3
    252311Dental Specialistadc1
    252299Complementary Health Therapists necvetassess1
    252214Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitionercmba1
    252213Naturopathvetassess1
    252211Acupuncturistcmba1
    324212Vehicle Trimmertra3
    324211Vehicle Body Buildertra3
    251999Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals necvetassess1
    251911Health Promotion Officervetassess1
    251513Retail Pharmacistapharmc1
    251512Industrial Pharmacistvetassess1
    251511Hospital Pharmacistapharmc1
    251412Orthoptistvetassess1
    251312Occupational Health and Safety Adviservetassess1
    251112Nutritionistvetassess1
    234411Geologistvetassess1
    251111Dietitiandaa1
    249311Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languagesvetassess1
    249299Private Tutors and Teachers necvetassess1
    249214Music Teacher (Private Tuition)vetassess1
    249212Dance Teacher (Private Tuition)vetassess1
    249211Art Teacher (Private Tuition)vetassess1
    249111Education Adviservetassess1
    241311Middle School Teacher / Intermediate School Teacheraitsl1
    241213Primary School Teacheraitsl1
    639211Retail Buyervetassess3
    611211Insurance Agentvetassess3
    222211Financial Market Dealervetassess1
    222199Financial Brokers necvetassess2
    222113Insurance Brokervetassess2
    222112Finance Brokervetassess2
    222111Commodities Tradervetassess2
    221211Company Secretaryvetassess1
    232611Urban and Regional Plannervetassess1
    232511Interior Designervetassess2
    232414Web Designervetassess1
    212499Journalists and Other Writers necvetassess1
    212416Television Journalistvetassess1
    212415Technical Writervetassess1
    212413Print Journalistvetassess1
    212412Newspaper or Periodical Editorvetassess1
    232412Illustratorvetassess1
    212411Copywritervetassess1
    232411Graphic Designervetassess1
    212318Video Producervetassess1
    212317Technical Directorvetassess1
    232313Jewellery Designervetassess1
    212316Stage Managervetassess1
    232312Industrial Designervetassess1
    212315Program Director (Television or Radio)vetassess1
    232311Fashion Designervetassess1
    212314Film and Video Editorvetassess1
    212312Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage)vetassess1
    212212Book or Script Editorvetassess1
    211311Photographervetassess2
    211299Music Professionals necvetassess1
    149913Facilities Managervetassess2
    149413Transport Company Managervetassess2
    149311Conference and Event Organiservetassess2
    149212Customer Service Managervetassess2
    225499Technical Sales Representatives necvetassess1
    225311Public Relations Professionalvetassess1
    225213ICT Sales Representativevetassess1
    225212ICT Business Development Managervetassess1
    141999Accommodation and Hospitality Managers necvetassess2
    141311Hotel or Motel Managervetassess2
    225211ICT Account Managervetassess1
    225113Marketing Specialistvetassess1
    225111Advertising Specialistvetassess1
    141111Cafe or Restaurant Managervetassess2
    139999Specialist Managers necvetassess1
    224999Information and Organisation Professionals necvetassess/acs1
    139914Quality Assurance Managervetassess1
    224914Patents Examinervetassess1
    139913Laboratory Managervetassess1
    224712Organisation and Methods Analystvetassess1
    135199ICT Managers necacs1
    135112ICT Project Manageracs1
    134499Education Managers necvetassess1
    134311School Principalvetassess1
    134299Health and Welfare Services Managers necvetassess1
    224611Librarianvetassess1
    224214Records Managervetassess1
    224213Health Information Managervetassess1
    224212Gallery or Museum Curatorvetassess1
    133611Supply and Distribution Manageriml1
    133513Production Manager (Mining)vetassess1
    133512Production Manager (Manufacturing)vetassess1
    133511Production Manager (Forestry)vetassess1
    224212Gallery or Museum Curatorvetassess1
    224112Mathematicianvetassess1
    133411Manufacturervetassess1
    223211ICT Traineracs1
    223112Recruitment Consultantvetassess1
    222312Financial Investment Managervetassess1
    222311Financial Investment Adviservetassess1
    132511Research and Development Managervetassess1
    222299Financial Dealers necvetassess1
    222213Stockbroking Dealervetassess1
    132311Human Resource Manageriml1
    132211Finance Managercpaa/caana/ipa1
    132111Corporate Services Managervetassess1
    131113Advertising Manageriml1
    131112Sales and Marketing Manageriml1
    121321Poultry Farmervetassess1
    121311Apiaristvetassess1
    121221Vegetable Grower (Aus) / Market Gardener (NZ)vetassess1
    121215Grape Growervetassess1
    121212Flower Growervetassess1
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