From 1 July 2015, a RSMS occupation list (for Direct Entry stream) will be in force, which means applicants for RSMS- Direct Entry Stream must be nominated an occupation from this list.
Extract from amendment;
"The effect of this amendment is to provide for a new legislative instrument making power specifying which occupations are eligible to be nominated for the Direct Entry stream of the Subclass 187 (Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme) visa (Subclass 187
The purpose of this amendment is to ensure that the Minister has the flexibility to specify occupations that are eligible occupations for employer nomination for the Subclass 187 visa."
The RSMS occupation list has not been released yet. We will keep you updated on this matter.