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3 Occupations added to Skilled Occupation List (SOL)

From 1 July 2014, following new occupations is added to the Skilled Occupation List (SOL). This means people in those occupations can potentially apply for a permanent visa independently, rather than relying on employer sponsorships. The new occupations are:

  • Chef (Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) 351311)
  • Bricklayer (ANZSCO 331111)
  • Wall and Floor Tiler (ANZSCO 333411)


The SOL is relevant for applicants for:

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


Occupations added to the CSOL

The following occupations will be added to the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL):

  • Hydrogeologist  (ANZSCO 234413)
  • Exercise Physiologist (ANZSCO 234915)


The CSOL is relevant for applicants for:

  • Points-based skilled migration who are nominated by a state or territory government agency under a State Migration Plan
  • Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS), who must have been nominated by an Australian employer to fill a position in an occupation that appears in the CSOL
  • Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457)
  • Training and Research visa (subclass 402).


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