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.

 SOL to CSOL

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

CSOL to SOL

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

252711: Audiologist
251912: Orthotist or Prosthetist