The new Australian Skilled Occupations List for 2017
The source information is available for download at the end of this article.
You must nominate an occupation from the Skilled Occupations List (SOL) if you are applying for an Independent or Family Sponsored Points Tested visa or a Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) – Graduate Work Stream.

Applicants who require a skills assessment as part of their visa application must contact a relevant assessing authority directly to obtain a skill assessment. The assessing authority will provide all necessary applications forms and associated information relating to the assessment.

There will be a charge by the assessing authorities for the assessment.After a review by the Department of Education and Training, a new SOL was introduced on 1 July 2016 with a number of changes to the occupations.Occupations being added to the SOL from 1 July 2016 were:

Orthotist or Prosthetist (ANZSCO 251912)

Audiologist (ANZSCO 252711).

Occupations removed from the SOL on 1 July 2016 were:

Mining Engineer (Excluding Petroleum) (ANZSCO 233611)

Petroleum Engineer (ANZSCO 233612)

Metallurgist (ANZSCO 234912)

Environmental Health Officer (ANZSCO 251311)

Occupational Health and Safety Adviser (ANZSCO 251312)

Dental Hygienist (ANZSCO 411211)

Dental Prosthetist (ANZSCO 411212)

Dental Technician (ANZSCO 411213)

Dental Therapist (ANZSCO 411214).

The review of the SOL did not impact the composition of the Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL)

As part of the annual SOL review, there are a number of occupations which are ‘flagged’ for possible removal in the future. Generally, occupations are flagged when there is emerging evidence of excess supply in the labour market. For information on the review of the 2016-17 SOL and the flagged occupations see Review of the Skilled Occupations List (SOL). For related enquiries, email


The new SOL list (click here)


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