New SOL and CSOL list effective today the 1st of July 2015

In news that will be a relief to many current international students accountants is still on the new Skilled Occupation List (SOL).

Occupations removed from the list are;

  • Urban & Regional Planner 232611
  • Dental Specialist 252311
  • Dentist 252312

However the following dental occupations are still on the list;

  • Dental Hygienist 411211
  • Dental Prosthetist 411212
  • Dental Technician 411213
  • Dental Therapist 411214


The following ocupations were added to the list;

  • Panelbeater 324111
  • Cabinetmaker 394111


The SOL was updated based on the findings of a review of Australia’s labour market and education and migration data by the Department of Industry and Science. The review also considered submissions by industry, unions, trade and professional organisations. Additional occupations have been flagged for close review in next year’s process.

The new SOL comes into effect today the 1st of July 2015. It will be used for applications made from today. Applicants who have received their invitations to apply for the visas before the 1st July 2015 will still be using the old SOL and the new list have no impact upon their applications.  We will update you once the occupation ceilings for various occupations have been announced.

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