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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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Australian skilled migration pass mark lowered

The pass mark for the new SkillSelect visa subclasses 189, 190 and 489 will be 60 points. Intending migrants will first need to submit an expression of interest (EOI) and be invited to make an application for these visas.

A Department of Immigration and Citizenship spokesman said the change to the pass mark was in the context of the series of reforms to the skilled migration program undertaken by the Australian Government since 2008.

“These reforms have ensured the skilled migration program is a responsive and demand driven program,” the spokesman said. “The cornerstone of this migration reform package will be the introduction of SkillSelect from July 1.”

SkillSelect is a new electronic service for managing the skilled migration program. Intending migrants without an employer sponsor wanting to live and work in Australia will need to complete an online EOI, then based on claims of their skills and attributes, will be allocated a score against the points test. SkillSelect will rank intending migrant’s scores against other EOIs.

The highest ranking migrants across a broad range of occupations may be invited to apply for a skilled visa.

“Delivery of a balanced migration program requires careful management,” the spokesman said. “SkillSelect will provide greater control over who can apply for a skilled visa and when they can apply.”

The previous pass mark was appropriate in the context of the skilled migration reforms, with a greater emphasis on employer-sponsored skilled migration and managing a growing pipeline of unsponsored skilled migration applications.

The pass mark for existing general skilled migration subclasses 175, 176, 475, 487, 885 and 886 will remain at 65 points.

The pass mark for the new SkillSelect visas will encourage a broader range of people with the skills and attributes needed in Australia to register their interest in migration.