Law Update - New Skilled Occupation Lists (SOL and CSOL) on 1 July 2016

New Skilled Occupation Lists have been set to replace the previous ones on this upcoming 1st July 2016:


  • Skilled Occupation List (SOL), and

  • Consolidated Skilled Occupation List (CSOL).



Several Visa Types will be affected:

  • Subclass 186 Employer Nominated Scheme (CSOL)

  • Subclass 189 Skilled Independent Visa (SOL)

  • Subclass 190 Skilled Nominated Visa (CSOL)

  • Subclass 402 Training and Research Visa (CSOL)

  • Subclass 457 Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa (CSOL)

  • Subclass 485 Temporary Graduate Visa (SOL)

  • Subclass 489 Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa (CSOL and SOL)



We have attached the Skilled Occupation Lists below. They are extensive, so please feel free to download them or take your time to check it out below.



Skilled Occupation List (SOL) 2016


Consolidated Skilled Occupation List (CSOL) 2016



Occupations Moved From SOL to CSOL:

  • Mining Engineers (excluding Petroleum)

  • Petroleum Engineers

  • Metallurgists

  • Environmental Health Officers

  • Occupational Health & Safety Advisers

  • Dental Hygienists

  • Dental Prosthetists

  • Dental Technicians

  • Dental Therapists


Occupations Added to the SOL:

  • Orthotists or Prosthetist

  • Audiologists


Contact Anna at or +614 0154 3995 today to discuss how this will affect you.


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