2013-2014 Australia Skilled Occupation List (SOL) released

Annual Update of Skilled Occupation List – 1 July 2013

The Skilled Occupation List

The Skilled Occupation List (SOL) will change from 1 July 2013, with five occupations to be removed. The SOL determines which occupations are eligible for independent and family sponsored skilled migration.

The updated SOL is based on expert advice from the Australian Workforce Productivity Agency (previously known as Skills Australia). The list of occupations reflects the Australian Government’s commitment to a skilled migration program that delivers skills in need in Australia. The SOL will continue to deliver a skilled migration program focused on high value skills that will help to address Australia’s future skill needs.

Summary of changes to the SOL

The following changes have been applied to the SOL.

Occupations removed from the SOL

ANZSCO CodeOccupation
251511Hospital Pharmacist
251513Retail Pharmacist
323111Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)
323112Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)
323113Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures)

Occupations on the SOL from 1 July 2013

ANZSCO CodeOccupation
133111Construction Project Manager
133112Project Builder
133211Engineering Manager
133513Production Manager (Mining)
134111Child Care Centre Manager
134211Medical Administrator
134212Nursing Clinical Director
134213Primary Health Organisation Manager
134214Welfare Centre Manager
221111Accountant (General)
221112Management Accountant
221113Taxation Accountant
221213External Auditor
221214Internal Auditor
224111Actuary
224511Land Economist
224512Valuer
231212Ship’s Engineer
231213Ship’s Master
231214Ship’s Officer
232111Architect
232112Landscape Architect
232213Cartographer
232214Other Spatial Scientist
232212Surveyor
232611Urban and Regional Planner
233111Chemical Engineer
233112Materials Engineer
233211Civil Engineer
233212Geotechnical Engineer
233213Quantity Surveyor
233214Structural Engineer
233215Transport Engineer
233311Electrical Engineer
233411Electronics Engineer
233511Industrial Engineer
233512Mechanical Engineer
233513Production or Plant Engineer
233611Mining Engineer (Excluding Petroleum)
233612Petroleum Engineer
233911Aeronautical Engineer
233912Agricultural Engineer
233913Biomedical Engineer
233914Engineering Technologist
233915Environmental Engineer
233916Naval Architect
234111Agricultural Consultant
234112Agricultural Scientist
234113Forester
234611Medical Laboratory Scientist
234711Veterinarian
234912Metallurgist
234914Physicist (Medical Physicist only)
241111Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher
241411Secondary School Teacher
241511Special Needs Teacher
241512Teacher of the Hearing Impaired
241513Teacher of the Sight Impaired
241599Special Education Teachers nec
251211Medical Diagnostic Radiographer
251212Medical Radiation Therapist
251213Nuclear Medicine Technologist
251214Sonographer
251311Environmental Health Officer
251312Occupational Health and Safety Advisor
251411Optometrist
252111Chiropractor
252112Osteopath
252311Dental Specialist
252312Dentist
252411Occupational Therapist
252511Physiotherapist
252611Podiatrist
252712Speech Pathologist
253111General Medical Practitioner
253211Anaesthetist
253311Specialist Physician (General Medicine)
253312Cardiologist
253313Clinical Haematologist
253314Medical Oncologist
253315Endocrinologist
253316Gastroenterologist
253317Intensive Care Specialist
253318Neurologist
253321Paediatrician
253322Renal Medicine Specialist
253323Rheumatologist
253324Thoracic Medicine Specialist
253399Specialist Physicians nec
253411Psychiatrist
253511Surgeon (General)
253512Cardiothoracic Surgeon
253513Neurosurgeon
253514Orthopaedic Surgeon
253515Otorhinolaryngologist
253516Paediatric Surgeon
253517Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
253518Urologist
253521Vascular Surgeon
253911Dermatologist
253912Emergency Medicine Specialist
253913Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
253914Ophthalmologist
253915Pathologist
253917Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist
253918Radiation Oncologist
253999Medical Practitioners nec
254111Midwife
254411Nurse Practitioner
254412Registered Nurse (Aged Care)
254413Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)
254414Registered Nurse (Community Health)
254415Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)
254416Registered Nurse (Development Disability)
254417Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)
254418Registered Nurse (Medical)
254421Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)
254422Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
254423Registered Nurse (Perioperative)
254424Registered Nurse (Surgical)
254499Registered Nurse nec
261111ICT business Analyst
261112Systems Analyst
261311Analyst Programmer
261312Developer Programmer
261313Software Engineer
263111Computer Network and Systems Engineer
263311Telecommunications Engineer
263312Telecommunications Network Engineer
271111Barrister
271311Solicitor
272311Clinical Psychologist
272312Educational Psychologist
272313Organisational Psychologist
272314Psychotherapist
272399Psychologists nec
272511Social Worker
312211Civil Engineering Draftsperson
312212Civil Engineering Technician
312311Electrical Engineering Draftsperson
312312Electrical Engineering Technician
313211Radio Communications Technician
313212Telecommunications Field Engineer
313213Telecommunications Network Planner
313214Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist
321111Automotive Electrician
321211Motor Mechanic (General)
321212Diesel Motor Mechanic
321213Motorcycle Mechanic
321214Small Engine Mechanic
322211Sheetmetal Trades Worker
322311Metal Fabricator
322312Pressure Welder
322313Welder (First Class)
323211Fitter (General)
323212Fitter and Turner
323213Fitter-Welder
323214Metal Machinist (First Class)
323313Locksmith
331112Stonemason
331211Carpenter and Joiner
331212Carpenter
331213Joiner
332211Painting trades workers
333111Glazier
333211Fibrous Plasterer
333212Solid Plasterer
334111Plumber (General)
334112Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber
334113Drainer
334114Gasfitter
334115Roof plumber
341111Electrician (General)
341112Electrician (Special Class)
341113Lift Mechanic
342111Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic
342211Electrical Linesworker
342212Technical Cable Jointer
342313Electronic Equipment Trades Worker
342314Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)
342315Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class)
399111Boat Builder and Repairer
399112Shipwright
411211Dental Hygienist
411212Dental Prosthetist
411213Dental Technician
411214Dental Therapist
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16 Responses
  1. respected sir/mam,
    i am planing to apply for MASTERS OF LABORATORY MEDICINE in AUSTRALIA. As of now it is listed in australian skilled occupational list i.e in 2013 -2014 list.
    So, my question is
    a) how this gonna help me in gettn PR as it is listed in skilled occupation list for 2013 -14…how many points i get for this.
    b)IF IT is removed frm 2014-15 list…do the rules of 2013-14 apply to me as i have started my course when it was present in that list or it doesnt apply as it is removed by the end of my masters.
    c)what are the chances of it removed from SOL list?

    • 1. As of Now u are Bachelors in laboratory Medicine and u dont have relevant experience u are not eligible to apply for Australia PR as Australia PR needs two years of experience.

      2. by the time u complete ur Masters in laboratory medicine may be this occupation may be / may not be listed in SOL I or SOL II

      3.As u have started the course in 2013 it doesn’t mean that the rules are applied to you because student visa and permanent resident visa are two different things.

      4.once u complete ur course i suggest u to work and get atleast two years of experience to apply for PR Visa

      5.Because bachelors of laboratory medicine and two years of relevant experience with an ielts band of 7 individual and ur occupation if listed in SOL I or SOL II might have more chances of getting PR visa under different sub classes.

      • dr rajesh nayak says:

        hello
        i am a post graduate dipoma holder in diagnostic radiology ( after mbbs) with 10 + years experince mainly in ultrasound
        i am interested in pursuing my career in Australia.
        the job is in critical skills list
        how do i proceed ? please guide
        thanks

    • Negs Gogia says:

      Hi myself dr Neha Gogia working as an ayurvedic medical officer under govt sector from last 3 and half years till date.During job I hav done post graduation in msc applied psychology from global open university nagaland distance education.i wana to get pr for Australia. M I eligible for it on the basis Of my graduate degree tht is BAMS that’s bachelor of ayurvedic medicine and surgrey.???? If yes thn plz tell me track and if no thn please suggest any course relevant to my graduate degree so tht I wil b eligible fr pr????? The Ielts or oet requirement ?????

  2. syeda zarrar says:

    Dear sir/madam,
    Im a pre priamry and primary school teacher (as mention in ur occupation list), my qualification is B.B.A (bachulars of business administration) .I hve more then 4 yrs working experience, now can you guide me tgat what sort of documents do I reqiured to apply for my immigration??

    Best regards!

  3. syeda zarrar says:

    And how many bands in IELTS is required for applying immigration.

  4. Dear Sir/Madam
    I am from india.I have done masters in international business from united kingdom, but after the masters I work as a youth worker in city council for nearlt three years.
    I want to know can i apply in social worker category(SOL) because i have relevant work experience but not a degree in the same field.

  5. Hossam says:

    Hello,
    I work as demonstrator in Alexandria university and I will finish my Master thesis during this year.
    I’d like to apply for skilled immigrant visa but I am confused about which occupation do I have to apply for.
    I have an Agricultural science bachelor and master will be finished in next August and 2 years experience in university and IELTS band 7.

  6. Syed Saud says:

    I m Coming to Cambridge international College and my Course in BACHELORS in Business Management.
    Please inform me that, is this course Present in SOL List??
    In SOL the only two Accounting Occupations are Accountant (General) and Management Accountant.
    Plz Inform me that Is my Course included in SOL list and if not CIC also offers Bachelors in Business- Accounting. is that Course present in SOL List ???

  7. any job regarding computers m graduate in BCA

  8. shruti anand says:

    Hi
    I am Shruti from India. I want to apply under your code number 241111. I am employed here in a Senior Secondary School since five years as a Primary Teacher. I want to immigrate to Melbourne. Can u please tell me the requirements. And I have sponsership also.
    Thanx a lot
    Sincerely
    Shruti

  9. farman ullah says:

    I am from pakistan.I have done my masters in law from pakistan, but after the masters I work as a lawyer at islamabad for nearlt one year.
    I want to know can i apply in any field relating to law (SOL) because i have relevant work experience and a degree in the same field.

  10. Hi,
    I am sukhdeep and i m studying certificate-2 in information of digital media and technology and this is of 2 years diploma and thereafter i would have to study bachelor of information technology and networking for 2 years as well.But this course is not in SOL list now.Is this course may be coming in PR list or not??

    Is this course is helpful for getting a PR,if yes then how that process goes??
    Kindly suggest me right thing i am worried about my future.

    Which course is Cheap and best to getting a PR??

  11. hi sir..
    i m from pakistan nd i m studying CTH certified DIPLOMA OF HOPITALITY AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT in pakistan.
    SO can u tell me now what u think about this field about PR list of next two years??
    is it included in PR LIST of next 2-3 years??
    plz tell me..plz

  12. MEKONENN TENSAE says:

    respected sir/mam,

    I am from Ethiopia. I have done my masters in public health. I have a total of four years experience in public health which is two years after i got my bachelor degree in public health i worked in hospital out patient department and another two years after i got my masters degree as lecturer in health science collage. so please am I eligible to apply for permanent resident?

  13. Dear Sir/Madam

    I am from Zimbabwe and an Apprenticeship qualified Fitter and Turner Machinist for 6 years in a Diamond Mine Industry. I qualify on the critical skills list. I would like to know how I can get a job of my profession in Australia for 2015 and what is the process like so that I can start immediately . My contact details are email: eddmutex@gmail.com skype: edward.mutengo cell: +263772616294

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