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Skilled Occupations

What is the meaning of Skilled Occupation List?

The skilled occupation List (SOL) is a list of occupations that are in concern with immigration to Australia. There are a number of categories linked to the Skilled Occupations in Australia that includes professionals, managers, and traders. Any individual should select a specific occupation according to his/her eligibilities and should pass the qualification requirements too, only then he/she will be able to get the occupation points.
A regular change or alterations can be seen in SOL depending upon the current demand in the labor market in the country.

Who Declared the SOL or Skilled Occupation List?

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection i.e. DIBP is responsible for introducing or releasing new updated skilled occupation list every year.
The Skilled Occupations List includes:
189: Skilled Independent Visa
489: Skilled Regional Provisional Visa and
485: Graduate Temporary Visa applications

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If you are seeking for better options related to skilled occupations Australia, then probably this list may help you regarding that. Following list of programs is also concerned to that:

Employer Nominated Scheme which comes under subclass 186.

Regional Sponsored Migrations Scheme which comes under subclass 187.
Temporary Work (Skilled) visa which comes under subclass 457.
Training visa which comes under subclass 407.
DIBP have also introduced the Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List which is used for following types of visa:
190 (Skilled Nominated Visa)
457 (Temporary Work Skilled Visa) and
186 Employer Nominated Scheme for visa applications

Requirements For SOL:

The current Skilled Occupation List is for individuals:
Who are based on Independent points-based skilled migration and have not been nominated by a state or territory government agency.
Who holds the temporary graduate visa Under subclass 485 i.e. Graduate Work stream.
Anyhow, the Department of Education and Training as introduced a new SOL or skilled Occupation List was introduced which has a number of changes in the occupations.
For updated information regarding the Skilled Occupation List, do concern the experienced individuals.

As per 1st July 2016, Occupations added to the SOL were:
The occupation of a Mining Engineer which does not include Petroleum.
The profession of a Petroleum Engineer also comes under it.
Environmental Health Officer.
Occupational Health and Safety Adviser.
Dental Hygienist.
Dental Prosthetist.
Dental Technician.
Dental Therapist.
 Hence before initiating in this procedure, do study the updated list of skilled occupations in Australia.

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