2016-17 Skilled Occupations List (SOL) announced

Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) have released the new Skilled Occupations List (SOL) for 2016-17.

This list will come into effect from 1st July, 2016.

The Skilled Occupations List is used for 189 (Skilled Independent Visa), 489 (Skilled Regional Provisional Visa) and 485 (Graduate Temporary Visa) visa applications.

The DIBP have also released the Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL) which is used for 190 (Skilled Nominated Visa), 457 (Temporary Work Skilled Visa) and 186 (Employer Nominated Scheme) visa applications.

What has been added and removed:


The following 9 occupations will be REMOVED from the SOL list:

233611: Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)
233612: Petroleum Engineer
234912: Metallurgist
251311: Environmental Health Officer
251312: Occupational Health and Safety Adviser
411211: Dental Hygienist
411212: Dental Prosthetist
411213: Dental Technician
411214: Dental Therapist


The following 2 occupations will be ADDED to the SOL list:

252711: Audiologist
251912: Orthotist or Prosthetist

To view the lists in full: https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2016L00800

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