The Skilled Occupation List (SOL) is constantly reviewed and updated to ensure that the needs of the Australian workforce and economy are being met through the skilled worker immigration channels. This is to assist Australia in both the short-term and long-term.
This particular review was conducted by the Department of Education and Training across late 2015 and early 2016 before presenting their recommendations to the Minister of Immigration and Border Protection.
The SOL changes announced by the Australian Government commencing on 1st of July 2016 include two new occupations added to the list of:
The review of the demand for some occupations also saw the removal of nine occupations from the Skilled Occupations List:
If your occupation has been removed from the SOL or you are unsure if your profession is classed under the Skilled Occupations List to apply for a Skilled Workers Visa, please contact one of our registered migration agents who can assist you with your application.