The Skilled Occupation List (SOL) will change from 1 July 2011, with 13 occupations to be added to the list and 4 occupations to be removed.
The SOL determines which occupations are eligible for independent or unsponsored skilled migration.
The updated SOL is based on expert advice from the independent body, Skills Australia. The SOL identifies specialised occupations of high value and includes managerial, professional, associate-professional and trade occupations.
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 tightly focused on high value skills that will assist in addressing Australia’s future skills needs.
The migration program is continually reviewed to make sure it is responsive to economic conditions and skills needs. In keeping with this objective, the SOL will continue to be reviewed by Skills Australia on an annual basis, ensuring that it meets the requiremenrts of the Australian labour market. Click here to see Skilled Occupation List.