Individuals and Travellers

Skilled occupations

This information page can be used by potential applicants seeking to nominate skilled occupations which are acceptable for per​manent and temporary skilled migration to Australia under these programs:

Skilled Occupation List (SOL)

The current Skilled Occupation List is relevant for applicants for:

  • independent points-based skilled migration who are not nominated by a state or territory government agency
  • a Family Sponsored Points Tested visa
  • Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) - Graduate Work stream.

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 added to the SOL on 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).

For further information on the review of the 2016-17 SOL see Review of the Skilled Occupations List (SOL).

Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL)

The current Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL) is relevant for applicants for: