This is a Business Council submission to the Department of Employment consultation on the
listing of occupations on the Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) and Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL). Listing determines eligibility for temporary work visas.
This submission focuses on a list of occupations (in Table 1) that the Business Council considers should be transitioned to the MLTSSL, sets out concerns about the methodologyfor determining the status of the occupations, and suggests enhancements to the skilled visa program should the occupations listed in Table 1 remain on the STSOL (or are unlisted).
The occupations included in Table 1 is not an exhaustive list. Business Council members will be lodging individual submissions highlighting the occupations they consider should be transitioned to the MLTSSL and providing the Department with evidence for change.