Skilled Migration: Will these changes to the Skilled Occupations List (2016-2017) affect you?

For those who were hoping to stay in Australia for a little longer after completing their studies, you may have been considering applying for a visa under the graduate work stream. However, a recent article from SBS may make some of you rethink your plans. According to the article, there may be changes to the occupations in the Skilled Occupations List that may influence your eligibility.
 
What is the SOL?
The Skilled Occupation List is a list of industry jobs that will enable students who have obtained a relevant qualification to extend their stage here for up to 18 months. The skilled occupation list is determined based on the demand of the jobs in the near future as predicted by submissions by industry, trade organisations and other key stakeholders, and whether or locals will meet that demand.
 
The 'Eligible' and 'Ineligible' Lists
The ‘Eligible’ List contains the jobs that are predicted to be on the SOL based on the submissions. Unfortunately, for those whose qualifications enable them to get into jobs only on the ‘Ineligible’ List, you may not be eligible for a temporary visa under the graduate work stream.
 
The 'Eligible' List
The 'Ineligible' List
Accountants
General Practitioners
Aged-Care Workers
Teachers (Primary)
Architects
Environment Health Officers
Engineers
Anesthetists
Lawyers
Dentists
Nurses
Dieticians
ICT Business Analysts
Intensive Care Doctors
Systems Analysts
Obstetricians
Multimedia Specialists
Gynecologists
Web Developers
Optometrists
Analyst Programmer
Pharmacists
Developer Programmer
Radiographers
Software Engineers
Ship Engineers
Software and Application Programmer
Veterinarians
ICT Security Specialist
 
Database Administrator
 
Systems Administrator
 
Farm Workers
 
Psychiatrists
 
Occupational Therapists
 
Psychologists
 
Speech Pathologist
 
Social Workers
 
Surveyors
 
Teachers (secondary)
 
Electricians
 
Bricklayers
 
Carpet Installers
 
Glaziers
 
Trades People (esp. Construction industry)
 

 

 
Of course, it is important to remember that these lists are mere predictions of the real lists. We do not know for sure until the real Skilled Occupations List is up in a couple of months. So stay tuned and remember to stay up-to-date with Spiible’s news on our Facebook and Twitter for more information about the Skilled Occupations List for this year!
 
For more information or any enquiries about studying and living in Australia, please feel free to contact Spiible at hello@spiible.com.
 

 

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