Three New Occupations to be added to SOL
10 Jun 2014
Following a recent announcement we are expecting Wall & Floor Tilers, Chefs & Bricklayers to be added to the Skilled Occupations List (SOL) from the 1st of July 2014. The announcement made by Senators Michaelia Cash and Andrew Robb, 'would suggest that Abbot Government is looking to ease the skilled migration rules to address alleged labour shortages' according to The Australian (Newspaper). The recommendation to add these occupations was provided by the Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency, which works independently of the Government to ensure the composition of the SOL responds to Australia’s changing skills needs.
These changes would entitle applicants under these occupations to be eligible to apply for Subclass 189 Skill Independent Visas; whereas they are currently only permitted to apply for Employer Sponsored Visas and Subclass 190 Skilled State Nominated Visa - providing State Nomination is available.
It was also announced that no existing occupations will be removed from the SOL.
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