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The new list has 36 more occupations than the previous list. At least 32 occupations are newly added.
“Professional occupations are highly in demand. Australia is welcoming permanent migration in this sector and also welcoming students so these sectors can be built in the longer term,” says Chaman Preet, a Melbourne-based migration and education expert.
"The outlook of this list is more academic.
"Occupations like University lecturer, Botanist, Metallurgist send a message that highly professional people are welcome in Australia. Statistician and Economist are added to the list to attract professionals from around the world," she says.
Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs David Coleman said the Government continues to focus the migration program on addressing skills gaps in the economy and these initiatives demonstrate that commitment.
Here are the new occupations added to the combined list:
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List
1. Musician (Instrumental)
2. Environmental Manager
5. Mining Engineer (Excluding Petroleum)
6. Petroleum Engineer
7. Engineering Professionals (NEC)
9. Food Technologist
10. Environmental Consultant
11. Environmental Research Scientist
12. Environmental Scientist (nec)
15. Life Scientist (general)
19. Marine Biologist
22. Life Scientist (nec)
26. Natural and Physical Science Professionals (nec)
27. University Lecturer
28. Multimedia specialist
29. Software and applications programmers (nec)
30. Horse Trainer
Regional Occupation List:
1. Deer Farmer
2. Goat Farmer