Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) have released the new Skilled Occupations List (SOL) for 2016-17″

The Minister of Immigration and Border Protection has announced the new Skilled Occupation List (SOL) which will come into effect 1 July 2016.

The good news is that Accountants, IT and most of the Engineering occupations remain on the new SOL list.

Occupations Removed from the SOL

There are 9 occupations removed from the Skilled Occupation List, they are as follows:

  • • Mining Engineers ANZSCO 233611
  • • Petroleum Engineers 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

Occupations Added to the SOL

The following occupation have been added to the Skilled Occupation list:

  • • Orthotists and Prosthetists ANZSCO 251912
  • • Audiologists ANZSCO 252711

Effect of Changes

The new SOL will commence on or after 1 July 2016