There have been major changes in the skills list since April 2017. The skills have now been divided into Short-Term Strategic Skills List (STSSL) and Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)
We are anticipating further changes on 01/07/2017 to the STSSL and MLTSSL. Considering there will be changes, VETASSESS (which assesses Professional and trade qualifications) and the Institution of Engineers Australia (IEA, which assesses all Engineering qualifications) have advised that all new applications will be processed only after 01/07/2017.
IEA has also advised that priority processing will not be offered during this time.