The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has released the new Skilled Occupations List (SOL)  and Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL) for 2016-17, which will come into effect on 1 July 2016. The SOL and CSOL are commonly used for Skilled Migration visas and Employer Sponsored/Nominated visas such as the subclass 457 visa.

The major changes are:


The following 9 occupations will be REMOVED from the SOL list:

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


The following 2 occupations will be ADDED to the SOL list:

252711: Audiologist
251912: Orthotist or Prosthetist

Click here to see the full list.

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"Skilled Occupation List 2016-17" - By Binfeng Zhang - - 2 Comments

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  1. Respected sir/madam,
    My name is Hassan and i am from Pakistan.I did my masters of engineering in electronics from UK.
    I an enquiring about my wife who specifications are as follows..
    2)Ielts=7 in each module
    3)Electronics engineer bachelor degree 4 years.Assessed by Engineers Australia as Engineering technologist
    4)work experience assessed by Engineers Australia 4 years from Aug 2010 to dec 2015.
    We want to migrate to Australia permanently so please guide us which visa best suites us.
    I shall be very thankful to you for this act of kindness.


    1. Dear Hassan,

      Thank you for contacting us. I have sent you a private email. Can you please have a look and let me know if you have received it?

      Have a great day!

      The Affinity Welcome Team

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