There will be some changes to the Skilled Occupations List (SOL) and the Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL) as of 1 July 2016.

Please note that these changes – while important for the Skilled (Independent) PR visa program in particular – will have no impact on the 457 program as all occupations listed on schedules 1 and 2 of the relevant Instrument are eligible for 457 sponsorship.  If you have any questions regarding the upcoming changes to the two lists please contact us at any time.


The following 9 occupations will be REMOVED from the SOL list and added to the CSOL:

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