Changes made to SOL
The Skilled Occupation List (SOL) Schedule 1 has changed from 1st July 2012, with four occupations added to the list and four occupations removed.
The SOL determines which occupations are eligible for independent and family sponsored skilled migration.
Visa applications that are affected by the updated SOL
The updated SOL applies to all new independent (unsponsored) and family sponsored skilled migration applications lodged on or after 1 July 2012 unless they are from applicants eligible for transitional arrangements. Applications lodged before 1 July 2012 with a nominated occupation that is no longer on the SOL in effect from 1 July 2012 will continue to be processed. Priority processing arrangements may however change for certain applicants according to the Ministerial Direction on priority
Summary of changes to the SOL
The following changes have been applied to the SOL.
Additions to the SOL
133513 Production Manager (Mining)
263111 Computer Network and Systems Engineer
Removals from the SOL
333411 Wall and Floor Tiler
Bear in mind that the above changes apply only to the SOL Schedule 1, and these occupations will continue to be available for state sponsorship.