Personal information & Eligibility criteria
New Occupations List 2016-2017 announced for Australia PR
After a long wait, the new occupations list that will govern the eligibility for Permanent Residency in Australia is here.
The update comes with both good and not-so-good news, as we always expect this time of the year. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has announced the new list for 2016-2017 and the new list will come in effect on July 1st 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.
Here’s the SOL 2016-17 and check below the occupations that are being flagged for next year:
Occupations being added to the SOL from 1 July 2016 are:
- Orthotist or Prosthetist (ANZSCO 251912)
- Audiologist (ANZSCO 252711).
Occupations being removed from the SOL from 1 July 2016 are:
- Mining Engineer (Excluding Petroleum) (ANZSCO 233611)
- Petroleum Engineer (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 review of the SOL has not impacted the composition of the Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL). Occupations currently listed on the CSOL will continue to be listed from 1 July 2016. For more information on the CSOL please contact us so we can verify the status of your occupation under the 2016-2017 list.
Following each review, there are a number of occupations which are ‘flagged’ for possible removal in the future. Generally, occupations are flagged when there is emerging evidence of getting close to the occupation cap in the immigration system and filling the need of the labour market. More information on the list of flagged occupations can be found below:
|133513||Production Manager (Mining)|
|232214||Other Spatial Scientist|
|233513||Production or Plant Engineer|
|233611||Mining Engineer (except Petroleum)|
|234611||Medical Laboratory Scientist|
|241411||Secondary School Teacher|
|251311||Environmental Health Officer|
|251312||Occupational Health and Safety Adviser|
|321211||Motor Mechanic (General)|
|321212||Diesel Motor Mechanic|
|321214||Small Engine Mechanic|
|322211||Sheetmetal Trades Worker|
|331211||Carpenter and Joiner|
|332211||Painting Trades Workers|
|333411||Wall and Floor Tiler|
|399111||Boat Builder and Repairer|
If you want to make sure that your application is done right, always contact a MARA licensed company. The MARA license in the only valid license that allows a migration agent to represent your case with the Australian Governmental authorities.
So if your occupation is in the flagged or removed from SOL, give us a call today. With a solid approach, your dream of living in Australia is still possible today.
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