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SOL & CSOL changes 1 July 2015

2 Jul 2015

The following changes have be made to the Australian occupations list – Skilled Occupations List (SOL) and Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL)  - to take effect from 1st July 2015.

After extensively cross-referencing the old occupations lists against the new legislative instrument (listed below) that has effected changes to the Australian occupations lists, we have noted the following changes.

The following occupations have been promoted to the SOL:

Panelbeater (ANZSCO 324111)
Cabinetmaker (ANZSCO 394111)

The following occupations have been removed from the SOL and demoted to the CSOL:

Urban and Regional Planner (ANZSCO 232611)
Dental Specialist (ANZSCO 252311)
Dentist (ANZSCO 252312)


The occupation Primary School Teacher (ANZSCO 241213) has been removed from the CSOL altogether, according to the legislation. However the Department of Immigration have erroneously published this occupation on its website under the CSOL list – which we suspect to be a mistake! It is our estimation that applicants with this nominated occupation will no longer be able to apply under General Skilled Migration or Employer Sponsorship.

PLEASE NOTE THE DEPARTMENT - HAS TODAY (3rd JULY) ACKNOWLEDEGED THIS MISTAKE: PLEASE SEE OUR UPDATED NEWS ITEM ON THIS MATTER, WHIC CAN BE FOUND BY CLICKING ON THE EXERPT:

"In short the occupation Primary School Teacher will be put back on the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL).

It transpires that the Department accidentally omitted Primary School Teacher from the CSOL list on the Legislative Instrument (the law underpinning the occupation list changes). They have announced that the occupation will be reinstated via legislative instrument forthwith, which will backdate the addition as of 1st July 2015. So Primary School Teachers can now breathe, a huge sigh of relief!!"

 

No new occupations have been added to the CSOL list (besides the demotions from SOL).

We are afraid that these changes will mean good news for some, and bad news for others.

If you have any questions or concerns then please do not hesitate to contact us at Immigration2oz via telephone 01483550914 or email: info@immigration2oz.com

 

*We have referenced the Migration Regulations 1994 - Specification of Occupations, a Person or Body, a Country or Countries 2015 - IMMI 15/092.