Changes in 2016 – 2017 SOL/CSOL lists explained by a Migration agent

SOL - CSOL list 2015 2016

Hello to all you aspiring migrants to oz. 

As most of you may be aware, every year we expect some changes in immigration and usually, the month of July brings some major changes. The Department of Immigration and Border protection has now released the NEW Skilled Occupations List (SOL) which will come into force on 1st July 2016. 

There are some major changes with 9 occupations being removed and 2 occupations being added. Below is an overview of the changes:

Occupations removed

  • Mining Engineer            233611
  • Petroleum Engineer      233612
  • Metallurgist                   234912
  • Environmental Health Officer                    251311
  • Occupational Health and Safety Officer    251312
  • Dental Hygienist            411211
  • Dental Prosthetist          411212
  • Dental Technician           411213
  • Dental Therapist            411214

 

Occupations added

  • Orthotist or Prosthetist    251912
  • Audiologist                         252711

Some other occupations such as accountant and IT are still in the main list. This means new candidates could apply and get residency under the Skilled Independent Visa.

The new skilled occupation list (SOL) and consolidated occupation list (CSOL) can be found by clicking on the links below. There is also a brief overview of what each list means:

If you have an occupation on the main skilled occupation list, then providing you meet skills assessment requirements and the points necessary, you can apply for independent residency to Australia. This is the most important list in the skilled migration program.

The consolidated skilled occupation list is another important list. If you have an occupation on this list, then you may be eligible for state sponsorship (each state chooses occupations from this list), temporary employer sponsorship (457), research and trainee visas (402) or permanent employer sponsorship (186).

 

For more information or a personal consultation, please contact EMSA today.

Please call us to 07 3733 1566 or promotions@emsaus.com

24 replies
  1. alejandra
    alejandra says:

    Hola estoy interesada soy microbiologa de la universidad javeriana y quiero trabajar y estudiar en Melbourne.
    Muchas gracias.
    Espero pronta respuesta

  2. Annie
    Annie says:

    Hi, May I know does it mean accountant still under the employment sponsorship list (CSOL)for 457 visa after 01/07/2016?

  3. Audrey
    Audrey says:

    Hi I will be graduating as Dental Technician end of this year, my skill is still in CSOL, I am studying in South Australia, which visa can I apply for?

  4. jitender sharma
    jitender sharma says:

    Hi EMSA Team,

    Thanks for the detailed information given by you. It was really helpful. I Have a question regarding 190 State sponsorship. I am working as software engineer (261313) and have a experience of 8 months. I have 55 points and need 5 points from State sponsorship for meet required 60 points. Is 8 months of work ex enough for claiming state sponsorship points?

    Please help I am in dire need of help..

    • EMSA Team
      EMSA Team says:

      Hi

      You might be able to apply for a PR visa. Please send us to promotions@emsaus.com your full name, phone number, email, qualifications, age, experience, IELTS (if you have it).

      We will assess your case and contact you to discuss further possibilities.

      Hope to hear soon from you!

      EMSA Team

  5. Tina
    Tina says:

    Would like to understand which state normally sponsers ICT SAles Representative occupation? I do not see much information on that..

  6. vikram
    vikram says:

    Hi I am currently a student in Brisbane my skill set comes under the CSOL list for South Australia and Northern Territories can i apply for PR there while studying in Australia i have 4+ years of experience from back home.

    • EMSA Team
      EMSA Team says:

      Hi

      You might be able to apply for a different kind of visa. Please send us to promotions@emsaus.com your full name, phone number, email, qualifications, age, experience, IELTS (if you have it).

      We will assess your case and contact you to discuss further possibilities.

      Hope to hear soon from you!

      EMSA Team

  7. Rachid
    Rachid says:

    Hi,
    I am a petroleum engineer and Imhave applied for visa subclass 189 on 26 June but I received an answer on 30 June stating that my EOI would be turned to draft on 1 July since my occupation would not be in the SOL any more starting from that date. Is this normal? I thought the application date is the one which accounts. please advise

    • EMSA Team
      EMSA Team says:

      Thank you for your enquiry. We’d be happy to assist you with your current situation and help to plan your pathway forward.

      As Australia’s immigration program is very complex and there may be a number of possible ways for you to apply for residency, please complete the assessment form via the link below. The information you provide will help our Migration Team identify your visa options and possible pathways

      https://emsaus.force.com/education/NewLeadPage

      To make sure we have all the information, you must complete the following sections:

      Personal Particulars
      Marital Status
      Current Residential address
      Citizenship Details
      Passport Details
      Addresses (including your home country address)
      Education Details (all school, college and uni information here and overseas)
      Employment details
      Australian Visa Applications
      Once you’ve completed the relevant sections, click “submit” in the bottom left hand corner, once we have received it our Migration team will:

      Assess your case and provide you with some free written advice
      Arrange an appointment and confirm if you are eligible for a free initial consultation or if it will carry a fee.
      Please let us know if you have any questions and we look forward to assisting you!

      Warm regards,

      The EMSA Team

  8. jaswinder
    jaswinder says:

    hi I have done HNC Dental Technology in UK in 2013. what know nd of visa I can get?? what are the requirements for this. Thank you

    • EMSA Team
      EMSA Team says:

      Thank you for your enquiry. We’d be happy to assist you with your current situation and help to plan your pathway forward.

      As Australia’s immigration program is very complex and there may be a number of possible ways for you to apply for residency, please complete the assessment form via the link below. The information you provide will help our Migration Team identify your visa options and possible pathways

      https://emsaus.force.com/education/NewLeadPage

      To make sure we have all the information, you must complete the following sections:

      Personal Particulars
      Marital Status
      Current Residential address
      Citizenship Details
      Passport Details
      Addresses (including your home country address)
      Education Details (all school, college and uni information here and overseas)
      Employment details
      Australian Visa Applications
      Once you’ve completed the relevant sections, click “submit” in the bottom left hand corner, once we have received it our Migration team will:

      Assess your case and provide you with some free written advice
      Arrange an appointment and confirm if you are eligible for a free initial consultation or if it will carry a fee.
      Please let us know if you have any questions and we look forward to assisting you!

      Warm regards,

      The EMSA Team

  9. Rovic Pablo
    Rovic Pablo says:

    Hi mate. I’m graduating on April 2018 in Diploma in hospitality. Is the chef is still on the sol in 2018?

  10. Josephine
    Josephine says:

    Hi, I’m currently studying Master of Science, majoring in Project Management. Can I apply for a PR straight after I graduate?

    Also, do you need to work if my degree is under SOL? Or it only works if my degree is under CSOL?

    • Shannon Semenikow
      Shannon Semenikow says:

      Thank you for contacting us!

      In order to start assessing your case, could you email to socialmedia@emsaus.com

      – E-mail
      – Phone number
      – Nationality
      – City of residence
      – Profession

      Also, if you can give us a little bit more information about your case that would help us to improve the assessment.

      Alternatively, you can come to our office in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Venezuela, India, Philippines, Nigeria or Colombia.

      Hope to hear soon from you

      Kind Regards!

      EMSA Team

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