On 19 April 2017 the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) was replaced by the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL).
The Skilled Occupation List is applicable to the following visa applications:
Visa applicants should also note the additional notes for the MLTSSL as follows:
On 19 April 2017 the Australian Government announced new changes to the skilled occupation lists.
Many skilled visa applications require your occupation to be on a relevant occupation list before you can apply. There are a number of occupation lists which may apply to your visa application:
Click on the relevant list to view the occupations for each list. If you need help with understanding the new occupation lists, contact Work Visa Lawyers.
On 19 April 2017 the Consolidated Skilled Occupation List (CSOL) was replaced with the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL).
200 occupations were removed from the "new CSOL".
The STSOL is applicable to the following visa applications:
The following notes apply:
The subclass 187 Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) visa is a permanent employer sponsored visa. For the Direct Entry stream the RSMS occupation list is important to determine if the applicant meets the visa application skills requirements. If your occupation is on the RSMS occupation list you will need to demonstrate one of the following:
If you are not sure whether your occupation falls under the requirements above, speak to one of our Registered Migration Agents at Work Visa Lawyers to clarify.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The RSMS Occupation List will be replaced by the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) in July 2017, removing 200 occupations from the list.