Changes to the Skilled Occupations Lists: Post 1 July 2013 applications

25 Jun 2013

A few changes have been made to the Australian Skilled Occupations lists by Legislative Instrument IMMI 13/066  governed by the Migration Regulations 1994.

Schedule 1 is the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) for independent - general skilled migration (subclass 189) or relative sponsored skilled visa applications

Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 form the Consolidated Skilled Occupation List (CSOL).  It applies to both State/Territory nominated Points Tested visas (subclasses 190 & 489), the Direct Entry stream of the Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclasses 186 &187), the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (457).

The changes are as follows:-

Occupations moved from SOL (Sch1) to Schedule 2 of the CSOL:

  • Hospital Pharmacist;
  • Retail Pharmacist;
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics);
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical); and,
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures).

New Occupation added to SOL (Sch1):

  • Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)

New Occupations added to Schedule 2 of the CSOL:

  • Procurement Manager;
  • Nutritionist;
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer;
  • Archaeologist;
  • Hydrographer; and,
  • Kennel Hand

Occupation removed from Sch 2 of CSOL:

  • Anatomist or Physiologist

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