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New Occupation Lists for Australia

It’s July again and that means that the new Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL) and Skilled Occupation List (SOL) apply. We’re happy to report that no occupations have been removed from either list this year. This should come as a great relief to Accountants who are keen on moving to Australia as their occupation will remain for at least another year.

Changes to the CSOL

The CSOL is used in conjunction with the Australian immigration points system. Any skilled applicants hoping to migrate to Australia under the State Migration Plan or the Employer Nomination Scheme must nominate an occupation on this list. Occupations added to the CSOL are Hydrologist and Exercise Physiologist. Click here for the complete Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List.

Changes to the SOL

The SOL is relevant for migrants applying for independent points-based migration. These individuals don’t need to be nominated by a State or Territory Government. The SOL received an additional three occupations this year, namely: Chef, Bricklayer, and Wall and Floor Tiler. To view the complete Skilled Occupation List, please click here.

Other Changes

Besides the additions to the CSOL and the SOL, there have also been a number of other changes. The occupation of Ship’s Surveyor has undergone a name change and will now be titled ‘Marine Surveyor’. General Medical Practitioner has also been renamed to ‘General Practitioners’. There have also been changes to the assessment authorities needed in various fields, namely:

  •   •   Nurse Manager (ANZSCO 254311): Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC)
  •   •   Nurse Educator (ANZSCO 254211): ANMAC
  •   •   Nurse Researcher (ANZSCO 254212): ANMAC
  •   •   Marine Transport Professional not elsewhere classified (ANZSCO 231299): Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services (VETASSESS)

These changes will only apply to new applications made after 1 July 2014 and will not affect applications you made before then.

If you’re lucky enough to have your occupation on either of the two lists, the next step will be to find out if you meet the other requirements. You can do this by completing our FREE online assessment form, here. Migrate 2 Oz has a 100% success rate in helping applicants who meet all the necessary requirements gain visas. Let us help you start your new life Down Under!

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