Changes to Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL) and Skilled Occupation List (SOL)

Skilled occupations - when applying for a 457 visa to australia

Skilled Occupation List (SOL)

The SOL is relevant for applicants for:

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

 Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL)

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
  • the 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
  • the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457)
  • the Training and Research visa (subclass 402).

 Summary of changes

The following changes will apply to applications made for the above visas on or after 1 July 2014.

Occupations added to the SOL

The following occupations will be added to the SOL:

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

 Occupations added to the CSOL

The following occupations will be added to the CSOL:

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

Changes to occupation titles

The following titles will be changed:

  • Ship's Surveyor will be titled Marine Surveyor (ANZSCO 231215)
  • General Medical Practitioner will be titled General Practitioner (ANZSCO 253111)

 Changes to assessing authorities

For new applications for the above visas made on or after 1 July 2014, new assessing authorities will be specified for the following occupations:

  • Nurse Manager (ANZSCO 254311): Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC)
  • Nurse Educator (ANZSCO 254211): ANMAC
  • Nurse Researcher (ANZSCO 254212): ANMAC.
  • Marine Transport Professional not elsewhere classified (ANZSCO 231299): Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services (VETASSESS)

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