Skilled Migration: The 2016-2017 Skilled Occupations List (SOL) is now available

For those looking at skilled migration and did not know if they would qualify, you can stop worrying now because the official Skilled Occupation List for 2016-2017 has just been released. According to the official release, the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) affects visitors' visa applications under three categories: Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189), Skilled Regional Provisional (subclass 489) and Graduate Temporary Visa (subclass 485), as well as the applications of their spouse or defacto partner. Thus, those who are studying eligible courses for these occupations may extend their visa through these streams.
The official changes will be effective as of July 1st, 2016 until further notice.
The Official IN and OUT list:
The IN list
These occupations are now in the SOL list:
  • Orthotist or Prosthetist
  • Audiologist
The OUT list
These occupations are now out of the SOL list:
  • Metallurgist
  • Mining Engineer (Excluding Petroleum)
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Environmental Health Officer
  • Occupational Health and Safety Adviser
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Prosthetist
  • Dental Technician
  • Dental Therapist
Below is the complete SOL list for 2016-2017 and has been  extracted from the Federal Register of Legislation( Migrations Regulations 1994 Instrument for 2016-2017).
If you would like more information concerning the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) or skilled migration, feel free to contact Spiible via or through Spiible’s Facebook. We will answer any questions you have so you can effortlessly study and live in Australia. Start planning for your dream study experience in Australia now!


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