2016-2017 NEW SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST (SOL) ANNOUNCED
NEW SOL from 1st July 2016
DIBP have sprung a surprise and announced the new SOL which is used for 485, 189 and 489 (family sponsored) visa applications. They have also released the CSOL which is used for 457, 186 and 190 visa applications.
Accountants have made the cut along with Internal Auditors. By contrast, Petroleum and Mining Engineer were dropped from the SOL.
The additions to the SOL were Orthotist or Prosthetist and Audiologist.
Those occupations removed from the SOL were Petroleum Engineer, Metallurgist, Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum), Dental Hygienist, Dental Prosthetist, Dental Technician, Dental Therapist, Environmental Health Officer, Occupational Health and Safety Advisor
There were no exclusions from the combined lists that make up the CSOL and so no changes to 457 and 186 eligibilities.