Australian New Skilled Occupation List
Do you think your skills are wanted in Australia? Do you want to go to Australia to expand your professional horizons? Yes of course, As per the “Australian New Skilled Occupation List” It’s the best time to get your dreams fulfilled! Skilled work visa under subclass 189 and 190 provide an opportunity for skilled immigrants for working and not the least, work get ‘Permanent Residence’ in Australia.
Australia, the land of Kangaroos and immense nature’s beauty, has the most prosperous economy in the whole world and that is why it is also known as ‘the land of tomorrow’. It provides a wide array of job opportunities and high living standards to aspirants looking forward working in Australia.
As an economy grows, the need to revise its socioeconomic rules arises. Similarly, the Australian Government revises its list of occupations under which aspirant migrants are lawfully allowed to migrate to Australia for the purposes of working there. These occupations are decided on the basis of domestic demand. The professions which cannot be appropriately filled by native Aussies are rendered open to foreign talent.
If you want to enter and livein Australia as a professional, there are three entry points of skilled immigration, namely-
- Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189),
- Skilled-Nominated Visa (Subclass 190), and
- Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 489)
In all these Skilled Immigration visa types, one has to meet the basic requirements of respective visa subclasses before one applies for it.
The most vital requirement in all Skilled Visas is that one has to choose a suitable occupation under which they want to work in Australia. The occupations which are open to migrants are listed in the Skilled Occupation List (SOL). Australian SOL is the list of occupations of Australia which are open to migrants and whose talent is lacking in Australia’s domestic market.
SOL is revised on an annual basis by Skills Australia. NewSOL released by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) of Australia came into effect in July 2016. Some new occupations were added, while some failed to make to the final list and were deleted from the list. At present it lays down 194 skilled occupations under which qualified migrants are lawfully allowed to work in Australia.
Some popular occupations were retained on the list, like- Accountants, IT, Engineering, etc.
2 New Occupations were ‘ADDED’ to SOL:
- Orthotist or Prosthetist
9 Occupations were removed from SOL list. They include:
- Mining Engineers
- Petroleum Engineer
- Environmental Health and Safety Adviser
- Dental Hygienist
- Dental Technician
- Dental Therapist
Along with these, there are some other professions which are flagged, but not removed. This implies that there is emerging evidence that the influx of labor for these occupations is increasing and thus Australian Government may limit these occupations to the locals when the need arise.
STEPS FOR SKILLED MIGRATION UNDER SKILLED VISA SUBCLASES (189, 190 & 489)
Step 1: Ensure that your occupation is on Australian SOL.
Step 2: Ensure that you meet the requirements of visa subclass that you are interested in. You must have the following:
- Your Age should not be above 50 or below 18 at the time of in
- You should have nominated an occupation on SOL list and must have attained proper skill assessment for your chosen skilled occupation from relevant assessing authorities.
- You should have proven record of ‘competent’ English Language Ability.
- You must have a pass mark in General Skilled Migration Points Test.
Step 3: Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) through SkillSelect System.
Step 4: Finally, you will be invited to apply for skilled migration visa from DIBP. If invited, you will have only 60 days, within which you will have to lodge an application for the visa of your choice, since otherwise, the invitation will expire. This is why we have mentioned that you check that you meet all the requirements even before you submit your EOI.
Our experts have more than 10 years of experience of helping skilled immigration aspirants. If you have any doubts regarding going to Australia, inform us and our caseworkers will get in touch with you.
Wish you a successful future!