New health roles added to the Green List
The Government has added 32 new health sector roles to the Green List and will move all Green List health roles to the Straight to Residence pathway.
The roles being added to the Green List are across the health system and considered critical and nationally important. The new roles also cover specialisations within those fields.
The list includes roles in social services, education, and the justice sector that support the delivery of health services. Eligible people are encouraged to apply from 29 May 2023.
List of health sector roles going on the Green List:
Addiction practitioner/alcohol & drug clinician
Clinical dental technician
Clinical physiologists (sleep, renal, exercise, respiratory, neurology, and cardiac)
Drug and alcohol counsellor
Medical laboratory pre-analytical technician
Medical resonance imaging technologist
Nuclear medicine technologist
Oral health therapist
Orthotic and prosthetic technician
Paramedic/emergency medical technician
Play therapist (hospital)
Speech language therapist
Sterile processing technician
Existing roles on Green List Work to Residence pathway moving to Straight to Residence pathway:
Medical imaging technologist
Medical laboratory technician
Medical radiation therapist
Existing roles on Green List Straight to Residence pathway:
Medical laboratory scientist
Ship Masters and Deckhands added to Bus and Truck driver sector agreement
On a separate note, in December 2022 the government announced that bus and truck drivers would have a time limited residence pathway through a sector agreement. It has now been confirmed that people who work in roles covered by the ANZSCO code 231213 Ship’s Master / Skipper, and 899211 Deck Hand will be added to the sector agreement with a time limited pathway to residency.
Skippers will need to be paid the market rate and migrant worker deckhands will need to be paid at least the median wage to utilise this sector agreement.
Details of the bus truck, and now skipper and deckhand, sector agreement are still being worked through. Full details will be announced soon with implementation expected to begin from late May.