Skilled Occupations List Announced for 2016-17

The Minister of Immigration and Border Protection has announced the new Skilled Occupation List (SOL) which will come into effect 1 July 2016.

Who is affected?

There is good news for Accountants, IT and many Engineering occupations that remain on the new SOL list.

There are 9 occupations removed from the Skilled Occupation List and moved to the Consolidated Skilled Occupation List (CSOL), they are as follows:

Mining Engineers ANZSCO 233611

Petroleum Engineers ANZSCO 233612

Metallurgist ANZSCO 234912

Environmental Health Officer ANZSCO 251311

Occupational Health and Safety Adviser ANZSCO 251312

Dental Hygienist ANZSCO 411211

Dental Prosthetist ANZSCO 411212

Dental Technician ANZSCO 411213

Dental Therapist ANZSCO 411214

The following occupation have been added to the Skilled Occupation list:

Orthotists and Prosthetists ANZSCO 251912

Audiologists ANZSCO 252711

Which visas do these changes relate to?

The new SOL is applicable to the following visa subclasses:

  1. Skilled Independent Subclass 189 Visa
  2. Skilled Regional (Provisional) Subclass 489 visa – Family Sponsored only
  3. Graduate Temporary Subclass 485 Visa – Graduate Work Stream only

The new CSOL is applicable to the following visa subclasses:

  1. Employer Nominated Scheme Subclass 186 visa
  2. Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 visa
  3. Training and Research Subclass 402 visa
  4. Temporary Work (Skilled) Subclass 457 visa

When do the changes commence?

The new SOL and CSOL will commence on 1 July 2016.

If your occupation is going to be removed from SOL on 1 July 2016, we would recommend you lodge a visa application prior the effective date.

To understand how these changes affect you please contact to speak to our specialist migration agents.

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