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    25 May


    New Occupations List 2016-2017 announced for Australia PR

    admin | 25.05.2016

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    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.

    Flagged Occupations

    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:

    ANZSCO Code Occupation
    133513 Production Manager (Mining)
    221111 Accountant (General)
    221112 Management Accountant
    221113 Taxation Accountant
    224111 Actuary
    224511 Land Economist
    224512 Valuer
    232212 Surveyor
    232213 Cartographer
    232214 Other Spatial Scientist
    233111 Chemical Engineer
    233211 Civil Engineer
    233212 Geotechnical Engineer
    233213 Quantity Surveyor
    233214 Structural Engineer
    233215 Transport Engineer
    233411 Electronics Engineer
    233511 Industrial Engineer
    233512 Mechanical Engineer
    233513 Production or Plant Engineer
    233611 Mining Engineer (except Petroleum)
    233612 Petroleum Engineer
    233911 Aeronautical Engineer
    233912 Agricultural Engineer
    233913 Biomedical Engineer
    233914 Engineering Technologist
    233915 Environmental Engineer
    233916 Naval Architect
    234611 Medical Laboratory Scientist
    234711 Veterinarian
    234912 Metallurgist
    241411 Secondary School Teacher
    251311 Environmental Health Officer
    251312 Occupational Health and Safety Adviser
    252712 Speech Pathologist
    271111 Barrister
    271311 Solicitor
    321111 Automotive Electrician
    321211 Motor Mechanic (General)
    321212 Diesel Motor Mechanic
    321213 Motorcycle Mechanic
    321214 Small Engine Mechanic
    322211 Sheetmetal Trades Worker
    331111 Bricklayer
    331112 Stonemason
    331211 Carpenter and Joiner
    331212 Carpenter
    331213 Joiner
    332211 Painting Trades Workers
    333111 Glazier
    333211 Fibrous Plasterer
    333212 Solid Plasterer
    333411 Wall and Floor Tiler
    351311 Chef*
    399111 Boat Builder and Repairer
    399112 Shipwright
    411211 Dental Hygienist
    411212 Dental Prosthetist
    411213 Dental Technician
    411214 Dental Therapist

    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.

    Until then, remember to #LiveBetter #StartNow

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