On July 1, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) released the new Skilled Occupation List (SOL) and Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL) for the skilled migration programme.

The following occupations have been removed from the SOL:

  • Urban and Regional Planner (ANZSCO 232611)
  • Dental Specialist (ANZSCO 252311)
  • Dentist (ANZSCO 252312)

These occupations remain on the CSOL, so applicants will still have the opportunity to be eligible for state or employer sponsored visas.

The following occupations have been added to the SOL:

  • Panelbeater (ANZSCO 324111)
  • Cabinetmaker (ANZSCO 394111)

Of significance is the decision that accounting occupations will remain on the SOL, as the government had previously flagged these for removal.

Further, the occupation Minister of Religion (ANZSCO 272211) remains on the CSOL, however, it is only eligible for sponsorship under the 402 Training and Research visa programme.

FCB Smart Visa will continue to provide information relevant to the skilled migration programme when it becomes available. If you would like to discuss how these changes will affect your business, or you are interested in further information, please call an FCB Smart Visa migration agent on 02 9922 5188.