The Flower Association says it’s important that employers utilising this visa type are aware of the changes when engaging international workers.
The main change being implemented is the introduction of an interim Regional Occupation List (ROL) that will be available for a number of skilled visa programmes, where the nominated position will be in a regional area.
This page summarises changes to the lists of eligible skilled occupations for Australia's skilled visa programme that came into effect on 18 March 2018 to coincide with the introduction of the new visas and complementary reforms to permanent skilled visas.
The Department of Jobs and Small Business conducted labour market analysis to inform this interim ROL. It will be reviewed as part of the regular update in mid-2018, and industry and the public will have an opportunity to provide feedback at this time.