The federal government in Australia has released its updated Skilled Occupation List (SOL) for the year 2016-17, which will come into effect on July 1, 2016.
As with previous years, some of the roles have been trimmed and others have been added after the review of the skilled occupations list to meet the country’s needs in the coming year.
The Skilled Occupations List is used for 189 (Skilled Independent Visa), 489 (Skilled Regional Provisional Visa) and 485 (Graduate Temporary Visa) visa applications.
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) have also released the Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL) which is used for 190 (Skilled Nominated Visa), 457 (Temporary Work Skilled Visa) and 186 (Employer Nominated Scheme) visa applications.
Here is a list of occupations that are in demand; so if you have the skillset for these roles, you are more likely to succeed in making a move to the country.
Who is in demand?
Who is losing out this year?
Most of the occupations mentioned in previous years are still listed under the new list 2016-17. However, there are certain professionals who are less in demand in the coming year and are less likely to get a visa in the above mentioned category.
According to Thames Migration, an Australian migration and visa specialist company, the occupations removed from the SOL are petroleum engineer, metallurgist, mining engineer (excluding petroleum), dental hygienist, dental prosthetist, dental technician, dental therapist, environmental health officer, occupational health and safety advisor.
On the other hand, additions to the SOL are prosthetist and audiologist.