From March 2018 there are multiple occupations lists for the different visa programs.

These occupation lists are set out in 5 different legislative instruments. This means that every legislative instrument contains its own MLTSSL, STSOL or ROL lists.

  • MLTSSL stands for Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List
  • STSOL stands for Short-term Skilled Occupation List
  • ROL stands for Regional Occupation List

These lists replaced the old SOL (Skilled Occupation List) and CSOL (Consolidated Skilled Occupation List).

Looking at this in detail:

In summary, from March 2018 there are 5 MLTSSL lists, 3 STSOL lists and 4 ROL lists.

It is key that applicants check which is the relevant list according to the visa program they wish to apply for.